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FEATURED PHOTO · Times Photo By Alyssa Vicente On Thursday, July 21, Marion's own City Square bustled with the sights, sounds, and even smells of two different events...The Fiesta Block Party celebrated 20 years! Hosts for this annual event were: Carlos O' Kelly's, Farmers State Bank and Martin Gardner Architecture. This is the Marion Chamber of Commerce's most popular networking event; an evening opportunity to get to know the business community while enjoying complementary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Guests of the Fiesta Block Party celebrated from 5 to 7 p.m. Also that same evening, the weekly Big Band Concert took place in City Square Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The 17-piece band plays big band music from the '30s, '40s and '50s. This is the band's 16th year providing free summer concerts in Marion.
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Desire comes to the heart of Marion
by By DJ Kauffman Times News · September 23rd, 2016
The Giving Tree Theater, located at 752 10th Street in Marion, is presenting Tennessee Williams' play, A Streetcar Named Desire (PG-13, Classic Drama). It "delivers an unforgettable dramatic ride, filled with love, loss and the dream of what's to come." -- Giving Tree Theater.

Consultant discusses new overtime regulations
by By Nancy Grindle Times News · September 22nd, 2016
The Marion Chamber of Commerce and MEDCO co-hosted a lunchtime meeting to help companies understand the new overtime regulations which will go into effect on December 1, 2016. This meeting was held on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Kirkwood Training and Outreach Services Center.

Advertisement Gadelha named in Republican "16 in 16 Races to Watch" list
by Report Submitted · September 22nd, 2016
Last week, Rene Gadelha was named to the Republican State Leadership Committee's "16 in '16: Races to Watch" list, which recognizes the RSLC's Future Majority Project and Right Women, Right Now candidates who are identified as rising stars in the party. The RSLC's FMP and RWRN initiatives aim to identify, recruit, and support new diverse and women candidates at the state level.

HACAP forum hosts legislative candidates
by By DJ Kauffman Times News · September 22nd, 2016
Sometimes we forget about people," Mark Seidl said at a public forum on Wednesday, September 14, where the subject of child welfare was addressed by three candidates running for public office, Senator Liz Mathis (D) Iowa State Senate District 34, Mark Seidl (D) Iowa House of Representatives District 67 and Molly Donahue (D) Iowa House of Representatives District 68.

Linn-Mar boundary changes
by By Nancy Grindle Times News · September 22nd, 2016
It was shared in the Linn-Mar Administration Report of Sept. 12, 2016, that recommendations made by a Boundary Committee back in 2013 are now relevant. As a result, a number of elementary students will move to other buildings starting with the 2017-2018 school year.

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Health Tips and Advice for Senior Travelers
by Report Submitted · September 22nd, 2016
My husband and I are recently retired and would like to do some traveling both in the United States and abroad, but worry about health issues, such as insurance, finding a good hospital if we get sick, etc. What tips can you offer health conscious seniors who want to travel?

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Kevin Peter O'Brien, 63
September 22nd, 2016
Kevin Peter O'Brien, 63, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. Services: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, Iowa. Visitation: Monday, September 19, 2016, from 4-7 p.m. at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Graveside service: 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery, Ryan, Iowa.

Jerry Carter, 75
September 19th, 2016
erry Linn Carter, 75, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Marion, ascended into heaven on Aug. 21, 2016, as a result of pancreatic cancer in Tyler, Texas, while in the loving care of Hospice of East Texas.

JoEllen Dicken, 49
September 19th, 2016
JoEllen Renee Dicken, 49, of Haymarket, VA, passed away suddenly on Sept. 7, 2016, at her home. She was born on June 23, 1967, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Darrell and Judy Dicken of Marion, Iowa.

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Borens undergoes shoulder surgery
by By Brandon Leonard Times Sports · September 23rd, 2016
The 2016 football season for Indiana State University and former Marion Indian student-athlete Zach Borens was pretty much over before it began, due to an ongoing shoulder problem that Borens has been dealing with for quite some time. Another surgery that took place on Monday, his third on the same labrum, will put the 6'8" mountain of a man on the shelf for the remainder of the season for the Sycamores.

CR Wash thumps Linn-Mar football
by By Brandon Leonard Times Sports · September 23rd, 2016
The Linn-Mar Lions knew they would have their hands full when they took to the gridiron against Cedar Rapids Washington, a team that now sits 4-0 on the season. The Warriors flexed their muscles early and often last Friday evening as they defeated the Lions 49-14 in both teams' final non-district matchup.

Indians finish 3-2 at Benton tourney
by By Brandon Leonard Times Sports · September 23rd, 2016
The Marion volleyball team won three of its five contests at the Benton Community Tournament last Saturday in Van Horne and also picked up a conference victory earlier in the week with a 3-0 sweep on the road against Center Point-Urbana.

L-M, Marion well represented at Heartland Invite
by By Brandon Leonard Times Sports · September 23rd, 2016
The Heartland Invitational on the campus of Iowa State University is perennially one of the largest prep cross-country meets in the state of Iowa, and that was the case again last Saturday in Ames as 31 teams and 206 runners were scored on the boys' side of things.

Lions dispose of Waterloo West
by By Brandon Leonard Times Sports · September 23rd, 2016
Three sets were all that were needed last Tuesday evening, Sept. 13, as the Linn-Mar volleyball girls cruised to victory against Waterloo West. The Lions took sets by scores of 25-15, 25-11 and 25-7 to pick up their 14th win of the season.

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