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FEATURED PHOTO · The 23rd annual Marion Arts Festival was held in Uptown Saturday, May 16. The event featured 50 art vendors and a variety of activities including a half marathon. | Corey Munson
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Buchholz to become principal at Linn Grove
by Nancy Grindle · May 20th, 2015
At Monday evening's L-M Board of Education meeting, Chad Buchholz was selected to take over as Linn Grove's principal on July 1, 2015.

Excited to serve Marion
by Deirdre Ryan · May 20th, 2015
The community of Marion is definitely no exception when it comes to a busy event schedule; there are plenty of things to see and do here from May through August... all year round actually!

Thanks for the memories
by Corey Munson · May 20th, 2015
At times like these - times of transition - I think back to the song "Turn, Turn, Turn" by the Byrds, and the scripture passage it references.

Jensen leaves Linn-Mar for IA Dept. of Ed post
by Nancy Grindle · May 6th, 2015
Julie Jensen, Linn-Mar's Executive Director of Student Services, has resigned her position as of June 30, 2015, to assume a new role in the Iowa Department of Education.

Marion to introduce Bike Boulevards on some streets
by Deirdre Ryan · May 6th, 2015
"All Trails Lead to Marion"... This was the slogan developed by the City of Marion back in 2008.

MISD selects Dyer as Superintendent
by Staff Report · April 30th, 2015
The Marion Independent School District has selected Dr. Joseph Dyer to succeed Sarah Pinion as Superintendent of schools.

To build or not to build... That is the question
by Corey Munson · April 24th, 2015
Plans for a new public library in Marion came under fire last week as some members of the City Council questioned its need and the community's support for the project.

Interest in Heritage House Walk rises
by Nancy Grindle · April 24th, 2015
As warm weather approaches, interest in the Heritage House Walk in Marion is rising among many area residents.

Klopfenstein home on Heritage House Walk
by Nancy Grindle · April 24th, 2015
The home of Vic and Pat Klopfenstein will be open to the public as part of the Heritage House Walk to be held on May 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 5540 Hunters Ridge Court.

Volunteers honored at The Villages at Marion
April 24th, 2015
The Villages at Marion extended thanks to its volunteers during their National Volunteer Appreciation Week Recognition Program, on Friday, April 17.

Gray running for District 68
by Corey Munson · April 9th, 2015
Sam Gray, a Democrat from Marion, this week announced his candidacy for the state house District 68 seat, currently held by Republican Ken Rizer.

MHSAP mock trial team takes state
by Staff Report · April 9th, 2015
A team of students from the Marion Home School Assistance Program triumphed over runners-up from Robins to win the final championship in the 2015 High School Mock Trial State Tournament Thursday, March 26.

Artists gives away works to strangers in strange places
by Corey Munson · April 1st, 2015
Where does one usually find art? At a gallery? A shop? An arts festival? A museum?
What about leaning up against the side of a building? Or in the corner of a window with a sign on it saying "Free" ?

L-M honored as a District of Distinction
by Nancy Grindle · April 1st, 2015
The Linn-Mar School District has been honored as a "District of Distinction" for its School Administration Managers (SAM) program by the editors of the magazine District Administration.

Nicotine ban goes back to Council next week
by Corey Munson · April 1st, 2015
Marion City Council will take a second run at approving a nicotine ban in city parks on Thursday, April 9.
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