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102 and Counting
102 and Counting
FEATURED PHOTO · Marion Platner, a resident at the Villages in Marion, celebrated her 102 birthday Saturday, Aug. 30. She celebrated the special occasion along with a room full of fellow residents, her son Bob and Marion Mayor Snooks Bouska (pictured). | Corey Munson
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Constitution Week observed September 17-23
by Nancy Grindle · September 18th, 2014
Constitution Week runs from September 17 through September 23 each year and recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787, as well as recognizing all who have become citizens through birth or naturalization.

Linn-Mar Board hears Superintendent search update
by Nancy Grindle · September 18th, 2014
The Linn-Mar Board of Directors met Monday evening in special session to hear Ted Blaesing, consultant with HYA Executive Search, present an update on the process which will lead to hiring a person to assume the role of superintendent at Linn-Mar when current Superintendent Katie Mulholland steps down in 2015.

Marion Fire Department honored
by Staff Report · September 18th, 2014
Marion Fire Department was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation (NASFM Foundation) in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

'Forever Chocolate' set to open shop in Marion soon
by Deirdre Ryan · September 18th, 2014
By mid-September, the community of Marion will be the home to another tempting and tasty treat shop.

Artist reunited with picture from decades ago
by Nancy Grindle · September 11th, 2014
Thanks to Dan Kellams of the Class of '54 at Marion Independent High School, a renowned artist was able to reconnect with a picture she had created as a high school student from the early '60s.

Librarians play an active role in schools at MISD
by Cynthia Petersen · September 11th, 2014
Marion Independent School District School Board members were reminded Monday afternoon that librarians play an active role in students' education.

Special meeting set at Linn-Mar
by Nancy Grindle · September 11th, 2014
The Linn-Mar Board of Directors has scheduled a special school board meeting for Monday evening, September 15, at 5:15 p.m.

Glew to head MEDCO
by Staff Report · September 5th, 2014
Nick Glew, current Uptown Marion (Main Street District) Director and former City Council member, has been tapped to run the Marion Economic Development Company after George Lake left the position in June.

L-M 'First Friday' enrollment figures shared with board
by Nancy Grindle · September 5th, 2014
As school started across the state of Iowa, districts look forward to the official head counts for total students, which they must turn in to the state Department of Education as of October 1 each school year.

Wells Fargo Stagecoach to appear at Swamp Fox
by Staff Report · September 5th, 2014
The Wells Fargo Stage Coach and team of horses will appear in the 2014 Swamp Fox Parade in Marion this Saturday, Sept. 6, along with numerous Wells Fargo team members in and around the stagecoach.

Community invited to help select L-M's next superintendent
by Nancy Grindle · August 29th, 2014
Parents, staff and community members often want to share their ideas regarding how to have a successful school.

MISD principals report first week successes
by Cynthia Petersen · August 29th, 2014
School has been in session for the Marion Independent School District for more than a week, and according to the district's principals, it's off to a great start.

Teacher Leadership Plan off to a good start at Linn-Mar
by Nancy Grindle · August 29th, 2014
According to Debra Barry and Erin Watts, Teacher Leadership Plan Coordinators at Linn-Mar, the noise level in Rooms 312 and 308 of the Resource Center has risen considerably since the start of school and the influx of teachers involved in the Leadership Plan - in a good way.

Linn-Mar School Board sets legislative priorities
by Nancy Grindle · August 22nd, 2014
At its most recent meeting, held on August 11, the Linn-Mar Board of Directors discussed and set legislative priorities it conveyed to the Iowa Association of School Boards by August 15.

Marion-Linn DAR honors Oxley
by Nancy Grindle · August 22nd, 2014
Marion-Linn Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, whose members are from Marion and the surrounding area, earlier this summer funded the creation of a special bench and dedicated it in honor of Jean Oxley, who served 24 years as a Linn County Supervisor.
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