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Uptown Snug ‘reaching high’ in Marion
Uptown Snug ‘reaching high’ in Marion
FEATURED PHOTO · - Times Photo By Deirdre Ryan, Paul and Jeanne Matthews, owners of Uptown Snug in Marion, are pleased that the doors are officially open to the public ... especially in time for the second annual Eat. Drink. Be Marion, slated for Thursday, July 14.
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Board concerned with current facilities
by D.J. Kauffman · June 30th, 2016
Marion Independent School board members showed concern during the Monday, June 27, regular board meeting over a school's collapsing retaining wall and the stadium's bowing bleachers.

Famous motorcycle ride to make mark
by Nancy Grindle · June 30th, 2016
Mayor Nick AbouAssaly declared Monday, July 11, as "Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day." This special day is to honor the "Sisters' Centennial Motorcycle Ride," a trek for female riders from New York to San Francisco between July 3 and 24.

JAG officer embodies freedom, honor
by D.J. Kauffman · June 30th, 2016
"Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone's task is unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it."
~ Viktor E. Frankl
It is time once again to celebrate America's independence on July 4th and to honor the men and women who have answered their personal call by serving in the United States military.

Kazoo Photography prevails in new location
by Alyssa Vicente · June 30th, 2016
One of Marion's beloved local businesses, Kazoo Photography has moved from its former 7th Avenue location to a beautiful new location on 8th Avenue.

New senior housing in various stages
by Nancy Grindle · June 30th, 2016
Two of Marion's four new senior housing complexes are showing visible signs of progress.

Special census data revealed at Marion City Council Meeting
by Nancy Grindle · June 30th, 2016
Results of the special Census Study that was conducted in blocks of Marion which had experienced high growth and development since 2010 were shared in a report presented at the regular City Council Meeting on Thursday, June 23.

Uptown Snug 'reaching high' in Marion
June 30th, 2016
Uptown Snug, Marion's new Irish-pub, celebrated with a ribbon cutting and grand opening party on Friday, June 24, at Memorial Hall, located at 770 11th Street in Marion.

What does the Fourth of July holiday represent?
by Gary Follmann · June 30th, 2016
Many of you are like me, and treasure the upcoming holiday we are about to celebrate, the Fourth of July - Independence Day.

Area HyVee stores help with special needs
by D.J. Kauffman · June 23rd, 2016
"The first cry from my heart, when I knew that she would never be anything but a child, was the age-old cry that we all make before inevitable sorrow: 'Why must this happen to me?'"

This was written by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author, Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), about her daughter Caroline Grace "Carol," who was born on March 4, 1920, with the rare, inherited genetic disorder Phenylketonuria or PKU, in her 1950 book, The Child Who Never Grew. At birth, Carol seemed healthy, but there was an unknown sinister foe at work in her; eventually rendering her "profoundly retarded" by the age of four.

Author writes book about life in Marion
by Nancy Grindle · June 23rd, 2016
A number of years ago, a former Marion resident put pen to paper and wrote an amazing book about the community's Hall of Fame Coach Les Hipple.

Board meeting includes policy approvals
by Nancy Grindle · June 23rd, 2016
The Linn-Mar Board of Education held a regular school board meeting but moved it forward to the 5 p.m. work session time on Monday evening, June 20.

Get tickets now for Grandstand events!
June 23rd, 2016
The Linn County Fair has partnered with Farmers State Bank again this year as the main ticket location for the fair's concert tickets.

Linn-Mar grad makes request to help her study abroad in Singapore
by Alyssa Vicente · June 23rd, 2016
2010 Linn-Mar graduate Katelyn Parker embarks on an unforgettable journey.

Linn-Mar tweaks high school parking plan
by Nancy Grindle · June 23rd, 2016
A number of groups worked together to determine a satisfactory plan for parking in and around Linn-Mar High School for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.

Marion Police Chief officially retires
June 23rd, 2016
On Friday, June 30, with 40 years of service to the Marion community, Chief Harry Daugherty will retire from the Marion Police Department.
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