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FEATURED PHOTO · Marion Police Dog Fador demonstrates tactics to subdue a suspect. Fador, along with other members of Marion K-9 unit, visited a fundraising breakfast Saturday, Sept. 20, held on their behalf at Grace Baptist Church in Marion. | Corey Munson
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Child safety seat event this weekend
September 26th, 2014
The Marion Police Department will host a child safety seat check this Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Station #2 (next to the old police station, across from the Marion Post Office), 3933 Katz Dr., Marion.

Local punk band invited to music festival
by Cynthia Petersen · September 26th, 2014
What do you get when you take five Linn-Mar students, a Kirkwood Human Services major, and an assortment of guitars and drums?

Marching Band event in Marion Saturday
by Staff Report · September 26th, 2014
On the heels of a first place finish at the Mount Pleasant Marching Band Invitational, Marion High School's Scarlet Spectrum Marching Band will host the 34th Annual Marion Marching Invitational at the Marion Football Field Saturday, Sept. 27.

Next round of L-M renovations discussed
by Nancy Grindle · September 26th, 2014
Eric Beron, a representative for DLR Group of Des Moines, met with Linn-Mar's Board of Directors at its work session Monday. He gave an update on the renovation plans for L-M High School.

Constitution Week observed September 17-23
by Nancy Grindle · September 18th, 2014
Constitution Week runs from September 17 through September 23 each year and recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787, as well as recognizing all who have become citizens through birth or naturalization.

Linn-Mar Board hears Superintendent search update
by Nancy Grindle · September 18th, 2014
The Linn-Mar Board of Directors met Monday evening in special session to hear Ted Blaesing, consultant with HYA Executive Search, present an update on the process which will lead to hiring a person to assume the role of superintendent at Linn-Mar when current Superintendent Katie Mulholland steps down in 2015.

Marion Fire Department honored
by Staff Report · September 18th, 2014
Marion Fire Department was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation (NASFM Foundation) in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

'Forever Chocolate' set to open shop in Marion soon
by Deirdre Ryan · September 18th, 2014
By mid-September, the community of Marion will be the home to another tempting and tasty treat shop.

Artist reunited with picture from decades ago
by Nancy Grindle · September 11th, 2014
Thanks to Dan Kellams of the Class of '54 at Marion Independent High School, a renowned artist was able to reconnect with a picture she had created as a high school student from the early '60s.

Librarians play an active role in schools at MISD
by Cynthia Petersen · September 11th, 2014
Marion Independent School District School Board members were reminded Monday afternoon that librarians play an active role in students' education.

Special meeting set at Linn-Mar
by Nancy Grindle · September 11th, 2014
The Linn-Mar Board of Directors has scheduled a special school board meeting for Monday evening, September 15, at 5:15 p.m.

Glew to head MEDCO
by Staff Report · September 5th, 2014
Nick Glew, current Uptown Marion (Main Street District) Director and former City Council member, has been tapped to run the Marion Economic Development Company after George Lake left the position in June.

L-M 'First Friday' enrollment figures shared with board
by Nancy Grindle · September 5th, 2014
As school started across the state of Iowa, districts look forward to the official head counts for total students, which they must turn in to the state Department of Education as of October 1 each school year.

Wells Fargo Stagecoach to appear at Swamp Fox
by Staff Report · September 5th, 2014
The Wells Fargo Stage Coach and team of horses will appear in the 2014 Swamp Fox Parade in Marion this Saturday, Sept. 6, along with numerous Wells Fargo team members in and around the stagecoach.

Community invited to help select L-M's next superintendent
by Nancy Grindle · August 29th, 2014
Parents, staff and community members often want to share their ideas regarding how to have a successful school.
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