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Marion Library Trustees unveil ideas
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FEATURED PHOTO · Nancy A. Miller speaks to a large group of Marion residents on Wednesday, August 26, concerning the sale and demolition of the public library. The current library building is named after Miller. - Photo By, D.J. Kauffman
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Bellezza Salon gives back to area students
by Deirdre Ryan · September 3rd, 2015

For many families with school-age children, the cost of back-to-school clothing, supplies, lunches and everything else can really add up. Let's not forget the sports physicals, eye doctor visits and hair cuts.
In order to help out area families in need, Marion's own Bellezza Salon and Spa stepped up to the plate with a creative way to benefit kids, as well as the cutting-edge business.

Design Marion's new public library
by Nancy Grindle · September 3rd, 2015
Joe Huberty, an architect with Engberg Anderson, is beginning work this month on the building design for the forthcoming new Marion Library. This is your opportunity to be heard and to help get the kind of library you want and will use.

Marion Library Trustees unveil ideas
by Nancy Grindle · September 3rd, 2015
Trustees of the Marion Public Library held a public meeting on Wednesday, August 26, to share information and let the community know of future plans with regard to Marion's Public Library.

MISD Board meets for new year
by Cassie Busch · September 3rd, 2015
The Marion Independent School District held a meeting on Monday, August 24, at 7 p.m., to discuss items for the upcoming school year.

Developments from Marion's City Council
by Cassie Busch · August 27th, 2015
The Marion City Council Work Session on Tuesday, August 18, centered around upcoming developments and additions to the city that are in the works. There was discussion about Tower Terrace Road development and construction, along with a motion to remove from the table the approval of Eco-Industrial Park Preliminary Plat, which is located south of 3rd Avenue and west of 44th Street in Marion. Several other development contracts were covered in addition to these.

Developments from Marion's City Council
by D.J. Kauffman · August 27th, 2015
Before the citizens' presentations began at the Marion City Council Regular Meeting on Thursday, August 20, 2015, Mayor Bouska addressed Marion's support for the upcoming 10th Annual Five Seasons Stand Down and Resource Fair.

L-M Board hears Tower Terrace information
by Nancy Grindle · August 27th, 2015
Lon Pluckhahn, Marion City Manager, presented information to the Linn-Mar School Board about future steps regarding the Tower Terrace street project. His points were given at the Board's regular work session on Monday, August 24, which also was the first day of school for the district. Linn-Mar has expressed concern about the number of students crossing Tower Terrace between the high school and Excelsior Middle School. The Tower Terrace Road project has been in the planning for many years. Among the questions and concerns Pluckhahn noted were traffic counts for the next phase of Tower Terrace, including businesses that could increase those traffic counts and usage of Tower Terrace.

Lowe Park; a perfect spot for a 'Picnic'
by Cassie Busch · August 27th, 2015
A cool, clear summer night provided the perfect backdrop for the soothing tunes coming from Klopfenstein Amphitheatre for the Performing Arts in Lowe Park on Saturday, August 22.

Meeting the 'fresh faces' of Marion schools
by Deirdre Ryan · August 27th, 2015
Softball and baseball games - done. Swim lessons - completed. Books, pencils, pens, shoes and more - all purchased!
Summer has almost come to a close, and it's officially back-to-school season. Both of Marion's school districts are now in the full swing of things once again.

Swamp Fox Festival coming soon; register now
August 27th, 2015
The annual celebration of Marion's heritage will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. A number of family-friendly events are scheduled, including a 5K run/walk, family breakfast, community parade, live music at the amphitheater and a fireworks finale.

Time to go out and vote
by Nancy Grindle · August 27th, 2015
School board elections usually draw dismally low percentages of voters. As a matter of fact, the percentages for Marion and Linn-Mar range from a low of 1.20 percent of the eligible voters to a one-time high of 6.71 percent. We encourage you to change those statistics on September 8 by stepping up to the polls and casting your vote after learning about the candidates for the school board in your district.

First bicycle boulevard is now official
by Jordan Hansen · August 20th, 2015
The Marion Chamber of Commerce dedicated the town's new 'bicycle boulevards' on Friday, August 14.

Lillians promotes 'Ladies Day Out' event
by Cassie Busch · August 20th, 2015
Monday isn't usually everyone's favorite day of the week, but the Girls Day Out at Lillians in Marion provided the perfect excuse for a shopping pick-me-up on Monday, August 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shoppers got to enjoy music and 15% off their entire sale.

Marion Cares hands out school supplies to families
by Jordan Hansen · August 20th, 2015
Over last weekend, Marion Cares distributed huge numbers of book bags and school supplies to families around Marion.

Parking plans help for this school year
by Nancy Grindle · August 20th, 2015
Members of the community made suggestions to help alleviate the parking situation at Linn-Mar High School.
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