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Fire Safety Week Poster Contest Winner
Fire Safety Week Poster Contest Winner
FEATURED PHOTO · - Photo Sumitted Austin Sellers (pictured with Deputy Fire Marshal Wade Markley) of Francis Marion Intermediate School is the 2014 winner of the Marion Fire Department Fire Safety Week poster contest. In addition to the overall winner, individual school winners include Rylie Bucklin at Echo Hill Elementary, Isaac Stanger at Linn Grove, Eysen Pollard at Indian Creek Elementary, Stephanie Seol at Wilkins Elementary, and Javari Williams at Novak Elementary. Submitted
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Jensen leaves Linn-Mar for IA Dept. of Ed post
by Nancy Grindle · May 6th, 2015
Julie Jensen, Linn-Mar's Executive Director of Student Services, has resigned her position as of June 30, 2015, to assume a new role in the Iowa Department of Education.

Marion to introduce Bike Boulevards on some streets
by Deirdre Ryan · May 6th, 2015
"All Trails Lead to Marion"... This was the slogan developed by the City of Marion back in 2008.

Advertisement MISD selects Dyer as Superintendent
by Staff Report · April 30th, 2015
The Marion Independent School District has selected Dr. Joseph Dyer to succeed Sarah Pinion as Superintendent of schools.

To build or not to build... That is the question
by Corey Munson · April 24th, 2015
Plans for a new public library in Marion came under fire last week as some members of the City Council questioned its need and the community's support for the project.

Interest in Heritage House Walk rises
by Nancy Grindle · April 24th, 2015
As warm weather approaches, interest in the Heritage House Walk in Marion is rising among many area residents.

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Burned Easy Mac leads to evacuation of Iowa Capitol: Evidently not easy enough
by Dan Brawner · May 6th, 2015
The Iowa Capitol building had to be evacuated Monday. When the smoke cleared, it turned out that the source of the emergency was not terrorism, lightning or faulty wiring.

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Cook owns the long jump at the Marion Relays
by Brandon Leonard · May 6th, 2015
Marion's Skylar Cook continues to make noise at the Class 3A level and is aiming to make it to the 2015 Class 3A Iowa High School State Track and Field Meet.

L-M boys post top 4x200 time
by Brandon Leonard · May 6th, 2015
The Linn-Mar boys' 4x200 meter team of Austin Fleider, Tristan Freese, Griffin Freese and Daniel Gorsich were on a mission last Thursday night at the Forwald/Coleman Relays in Iowa City.

Lions push win streak to four
by Brandon Leonard · May 6th, 2015
The Linn-Mar Lions boys' soccer team has rebounded nicely from its second loss of the season to Cedar Rapids Xavier by starting a four-game winning streak.

Marion boys' soccer team snaps four-game losing skid
by Brandon Leonard · May 6th, 2015
The monkey is finally off the back of the Marion Indians boys' soccer team as they ended their four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Williamsburg Raiders at home on Friday night.

Lions, Indians invade Drake Relays this week
by Brandon Leonard · April 24th, 2015
Competitors ranging from middle school students all the way up to Olympians will invade Des Moines and the confines of Drake Stadium this weekend for the running of the 2015 Drake Relays on the campus of Drake University.

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