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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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Bert Katz receives Key to the City
by Corey Munson · March 12th, 2015
In total, nine keys to the city of Marion have been awarded in its 176 years. That's nine out of more than 35,000 residents today and many more in its history.

DAR Good Citizens honored at George Washington Birthday Tea
by Nancy Grindle · March 12th, 2015
Thirteen seniors from area schools were recognized by local chapters of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) as Good Citizens from their schools. A tea was held at Summit Pointe on February 21 to honor them.

Home school mock trial teams advance
by Cynthia Petersen · March 12th, 2015
Two of the three Marion Home School Assistance Program mock trial teams have qualified for state competition in Des Moines March 24-26.

L-M board discusses budget
by Nancy Grindle · March 12th, 2015
School districts across the state of Iowa are struggling to figure out their budgets as they await decisions from the Iowa State Legislature.

L-M preschool plans come together for 2015-16
by Nancy Grindle · March 12th, 2015
At the February 23 Linn-Mar school board meeting, Julie Jensen, Executive Director of Student Services, updated the board on preschool data and stated that the online registration system proved to be very successful.

Lorrie Rae Timmerman, 49
March 12th, 2015
Marion, February 15, 1966 - March 6, 2015

L-M Teacher Leadership Program reviewed, future plans revealed
by Nancy Grindle · February 20th, 2015
At the most recent Linn-Mar school board meeting, Coordinators Erin Watts and Debra Barry presented information about the Teacher Leadership Program - what has been accomplished during the first semester of the current school year, and the program's future.

Library project names a developer
by Corey Munson · February 20th, 2015
Ryan Companies of Minneapolis, Minnesota, will lead the design efforts for the new Marion Public Library.

Love that lasts a lifetime
by Staff Report · February 20th, 2015
Eugene and VernAnn Baxter celebrated their 78th Valentine's Day together this year; the couple were married on August 22, 1936.

Campbell Steele Gallery may soon change hands
by Corey Munson · February 6th, 2015
Campbell Steele Gallery in its current iteration will likely be ending this year - but if the wishes of owners Craig Campbell and Priscilla Steele are fulfilled, the space that is used by artists, musicians and patrons will continue.

L-M considers construction projects
by Nancy Grindle · February 6th, 2015
At its most recent Board of Directors meeting, members heard from Eric Beron, an architect with DLR Group, Inc., regarding upcoming designs and specifications for Phase 2 of the High School Renovation Project.

Linn-Mar makeup days extend to June 1
by Nancy Grindle · February 6th, 2015
According to the Linn-Mar 2014-2015 calendar which was approved back on December 9, 2013, the first makeup day due to a weather-related closing this school year will be Friday, March 13, 2015.

Heritage Center offers Native American program
by Staff Report · January 30th, 2015
The Marion Heritage Center, 590 10th St., Marion, will present a program about the City's link with Native Americans in the mid 19th century, on Sunday, Feb. 1, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Linn Animal stays in the family
by Samantha McGuire · January 30th, 2015
The Klopfenstein legacy at Linn Animal Hospital in Marion continues with the addition of Dr. Mark Klopfenstein's daughter, Jaclyn Allen, in September 2014 as an Associate Vet.

Linn-Mar Technology Integration Coaches serve in many ways
by Nancy Grindle · January 30th, 2015
This year's Technology Integration Coaches at the Linn-Mar elementary schools are Ryan Gotto, Karla Koenen and Jessica Zimmerman.
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