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L-M senior returns from United Nations assembly
by Gary Follmann · October 8th, 2015
Not many young students get the chance to address the United Nations and encourage them to enact a policy. In fact, the number is only 20 from across the globe.

Latest library session gives valuable information
by Nancy Grindle · October 8th, 2015
The second of three brainstorming sessions regarding residents' preferences for the new Marion Library was held on Wednesday, September 30.

Linn-Mar establishes new preschool group
by Nancy Grindle · October 8th, 2015
Preschool is a vital topic in many school districts today, and Linn-Mar announced recently that it has a new preschool advisory group which will help the district as it makes key decisions in this important area.

New school year off with a bang for MISD
by Deirdre Ryan · October 8th, 2015
All over the nation, schools are back in session. Teachers are preparing lesson plans, students are flowing in and out of classrooms and administrators are helping to implement the latest and greatest advancements for the district.

Linn-Mar senior serves as national ambassador
by Gary Follmann · October 1st, 2015
When it comes to Passion, and when we think of the word connected with teenagers, we typically think sports, cars, cellphones, shopping, and we all too often categorize them in a world that we as adults tend to think inside the box. All too often we forget that their minds are racing with hundreds of ideas, energies, dreams, and ways that they can actually affect change, besides all they have going on with getting an education.

New stitching studio opening in Uptown
by Deirdre Ryan · October 1st, 2015
Stitching, knitting, crocheting, spinning and "sew" much more! What once began as a childhood pastime and passion, has now led to a tangible truth for Kayanna Nelson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Transportation reviewed for the L-M Board of Directors
by Nancy Grindle · October 1st, 2015
At its work session on Monday, September 28, the Linn-Mar Board of Directors was updated on the status of transportation in the district.

Linn-Mar will pursue communication plan
by Nancy Grindle · September 24th, 2015
Community members are now being invited to participate in an open, anonymous survey for Linn-Mar Community Schools.

New Riley's building sees slight set-back
by D.J. Kauffman · September 24th, 2015
"We will rebuild," said Capital Commercial Division LLC project spokesperson Steve Stefani, concerning another set back in the construction of the building for the new Riley's in Uptown Marion.

October is drawing near; time for chocolate
by Gary Follmann · September 24th, 2015
The definition of chocolate is "a food substance that is made with cacao beans mixed with sweetener, or having a deep brownish and reddish or grayish coloring. "

Perkins 'let go' by board vote
by Deirdre Ryan · September 24th, 2015
On Monday, September 14, a large crowd of Marion citizens gathered in the Marion Independent School Board chambers for the monthly board meeting.

Swamp Fox Festival to provide fun for all ages
by Deirdre Ryan · September 24th, 2015
Marion, Iowa ... the close-knit community among the big city. A place where the economy, the creativity and the culture thrive. There are so many things that make Marion a great place to live, visit and experience.

A brief history of Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox"
by D.J. Kauffman · September 17th, 2015
Dynamite comes in small packages is an understatement when it is in reference to Continental Brigadier General Francis Marion, also known as the Swamp Fox.

City growth leads to more housing options
by Deirdre Ryan · September 17th, 2015
Many things in this world change, evolve and grow. Small towns and big cities alike are no stranger to this concept, and the community of Marion can be included in this.

Final results for 2015 School Board Election
by Nancy Grindle · September 17th, 2015
The Linn County Auditor's office has released official election results for the September 8 Linn-Mar school board election. The following information comes from that source.
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