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Love, popcorn possible with hard work
Love, popcorn possible with hard work
FEATURED PHOTO · - Times Photos By Deirdre Ryan Pictured are Maureen and Nevin Meredith, standing near their many selections of popcorn for sale at the Iowa Popcorn Company retail store, located at 714 10th Street in Marion.
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Council pays tribute
by Nancy Grindle · February 11th, 2016
At its most recent regular meeting, held on February 4, members of Marion's City Council each paid tribute to Neal Caraway, who had worked for the City as Code Compliance Coordinator. Mr. Caraway passed away January 31. Mayor AbouAssaly offered condolences to Mr. Caraway's family and City staff.


ImaginArt project closer to completion
February 11th, 2016
Thanks to broad community support for our ArtPlace America project, plans developed by Marion's Leadership Team will soon be implemented - on schedule and on budget! In addition to public funds from the City of Marion and Linn County, many private contributions from local foundations, corporations, businesses, organizations and families will be combined in order to bring this project to fruition by the end of the year!


Jewelers offer expertise, good service
by Gary Follmann · February 11th, 2016
Located at 115 Marion Boulevard in Marion, IA, is ReJewel Custom Jewelers. Owners of this retail shop, Julie Pederson and John Pettus, have brought back what the first jewelry stores were actually like. Not only do they offer a nice range of jewelry options, they also have in-house jewelers on sight, and visibly working at their respective benches.


L-M Board makes childcare decisions
by Nancy Grindle · February 11th, 2016
At its work session on Monday, February 8, the Linn-Mar Board of Directors examined information regarding childcare and an early childhood/preschool update.


Love, popcorn possible with hard work
by Deirdre Ryan · February 11th, 2016
"All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love."
- Leo Tolstoy

We would all like to be successful ... to fulfill our hopes, dreams, and goals in every aspect of our lives.

Marion Y Director has variety of roles
by Nancy Grindle · February 11th, 2016
Sarah Hoeger became the Branch Director at the Marion YMCA in late August and has settled right into her role there. She hired Zac Hornung as Aquatics Coordinator in November, and the third member of her full-time staff is Elizabeth Olson, who serves as Member Engagement Supervisor and has been at the Marion Y a long time.


Welcoming Marion's newly elected mayor
by D.J. Kauffman · February 11th, 2016
He was born in Beirut in 1966, when Lebanon was known as the Switzerland of the Middle East. But when the peaceful atmosphere of the Mediterranean turned to unrest during the 1970's, Marion's newly elected mayor, Nicolas AbouAssaly's parents made the hard decision to leave their native homeland in hopes of a prosperous future in Marion, Iowa.


Candidates Announced for the Marion Public Library Director Position
February 4th, 2016
The Search Committee for the new director of the Marion Public Library has selected three finalists and encourages the community to come to a Public Forum at the library on Monday, February 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to meet the candidates, hear a brief presentation from each, and ask questions.


Hometown brewery pouring out local success
by Gary Follmann · February 4th, 2016
What happens when you mix a family of three into a locally-owned brewery? You come up with "Another Road Brewing," a popular hometown brewery right here in our Marion midst.


Kids Against Hunger project receives huge boost
by Nancy Grindle · February 4th, 2016
Hundreds of church and community members recently assisted Lutheran Church of the Resurrection with a project to help ease hunger among children and families worldwide and in Iowa.


Student-built bridges snap, explode in Marion
by Nancy Grindle · February 4th, 2016
Perhaps you didn't see or hear the bridges snapping and exploding in Marion on Tuesday, January 26, but 40 students in Edie Dukek's classes certainly did.

Carpet King big on family, customer service
by Deirdre Ryan · January 28th, 2016
Family beginnings. Family owned and operated. Treating all customers and clients like their own family members. In a nutshell, that's how Carpet King, Carpet One, located at 998 44th Street in Marion does business.


City Council planning for better accessibility
by Nancy Grindle · January 28th, 2016
It was announced at the regular Marion City Council meeting on Thursday, January 21, that the Council has plans to provide more accessibility to citizens of the community. The Council will keep office hours on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. beginning in February at City Hall. Councilman Paul Draper will be at City Hall for that purpose during the month of February.


Discovery Living celebrates 35 years of helping families
by Gary Follmann · January 28th, 2016
It is not easy to look back, over 35 years, and try and recount your footsteps, as to where you have been, let alone to know where you are going. But for Discovery Living, that is exactly what this 35th anniversary is all about!!


Fashion Par offers top-notch designs
by Nancy Grindle · January 28th, 2016
Fashion Par Kitchens has offered the best in designs for kitchens for decades. And in the coming months, the company will be even more accessible to residents as it moves to the old Sentinel Building in Uptown Marion.
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