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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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Air Quality Advisory, Linn County
by Staff Report · December 5th, 2014
Linn County Public Health observed elevated ambient levels of fine particulate matter that are above the daily air quality health standard of 35 mg/m3 on Friday, Dec. 5.

Linn-Mar budget for at-risk student area remains stable
by Nancy Grindle · December 5th, 2014
Over a number of years now, Julie Jensen, Linn-Mar's Executive Director of Student Services, has managed the student assistance at-risk budget so that it has not required an increase in funding.

Markley named District Chief / Fire Marshall
by Staff Report · December 5th, 2014
Wade Markley has been named district chief / fire marshal for the Marion Fire Department effective November 17.

Victorian Thyme opens in Marion
by Deirdre Ryan · December 5th, 2014
"I've always liked the Victorian Era; it's a simpler time. The fashion, the look and the decor, it's relaxing and interesting," said Jill Mohwinkle, Owner/Operator of the Victorian Thyme Beauty Boutique.

Linn-Mar names new Superintendent
by Staff Report · December 1st, 2014
Following an extensive search, the Linn-Mar Community Schools Board of Education is pleased to announce their selection of Dr. Quintin Shepherd, age 37, as the district's new superintendent of schools.

Lillian's opens in Uptown
by Deirdre Ryan · November 21st, 2014
What began as a "Girl's Day Out" shopping trip to Grundy Center, Iowa, ended up turning into the opportunity of a lifetime and dream come true for Heidi Cordes, Owner of Lillian's, a brand new women's boutique, located in the Uptown Marion District at 710 10th Street.

Linn-Mar teachers receive gifts from U.S. Cellular
by Staff Report · November 21st, 2014
A total of 120 Iowa teachers received the exciting news from U.S. Cellular that their classroom projects had been funded through the company's Calling All Teachers campaign.

MISD All-State students perform for school board
by Cynthia Petersen · November 21st, 2014
Marion Independent School District students, who were selected for the 2014 Iowa All- State Band, performed for the MISD board Monday evening.

YMCA offers 'Night Out' for parents
by Nancy Grindle · November 21st, 2014
Despite horrible weather and slick streets, many kids congregated at the Marion Y for an evening of swimming, games, crafts, pizza and a movie last Saturday night.

BlendCard, a business promotion service, comes to Marion
by Staff Report · November 13th, 2014


Linn-Mar promotes ACT program at high school
by Nancy Grindle · November 13th, 2014
At a recent Linn-Mar school board meeting, Julie Jensen, Executive Director of Student Services, provided information about the Student Assistance Team and a couple of ways it supports students.

Rizer wins State House Dist. 68 seat
by Corey Munson · November 13th, 2014
Republican candidate Ken Rizer beat incumbent Democrat Daniel Lundby to take the House Dist. 68 seat last week.

Weeds Florist introduces new owner
by Nancy Grindle · November 13th, 2014
For many years, people have purchased lovely arrangements and other floral offerings at Weeds Florist, 888 10th Street in Marion.

YMCA offers innovative, free Diabetes prevention program
by Nancy Grindle · November 13th, 2014
The YMCA of the Metropolitan Cedar Rapids Area will soon offer a new program aimed at reducing the burden of one of the nation's costliest chronic diseases.

Veterans Day meal deals
November 10th, 2014
The following is a list of local restaurants deals to service men and woman and veterans on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11.
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