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Fire Safety Week Poster Contest Winner
FEATURED PHOTO · - Photo Sumitted Austin Sellers (pictured with Deputy Fire Marshal Wade Markley) of Francis Marion Intermediate School is the 2014 winner of the Marion Fire Department Fire Safety Week poster contest. In addition to the overall winner, individual school winners include Rylie Bucklin at Echo Hill Elementary, Isaac Stanger at Linn Grove, Eysen Pollard at Indian Creek Elementary, Stephanie Seol at Wilkins Elementary, and Javari Williams at Novak Elementary. | Submitted
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Linn-Mar team wins Unsung Hero Award
by Nancy Grindle · October 20th, 2014
Teachers often work to make dreams come true so they can help their students.

Plans change for Uptown building project
by Corey Munson · October 20th, 2014
The good news is work has started again at the former Jiffy Lube site at 1204 7th Ave., Marion. But the plans for what will go there have changed dramatically in the last 12 months.

Schools attempt to minimize insurance costs
by Nancy Grindle · October 20th, 2014
At last week's Linn-Mar Board of Directors meeting, Karla Christian, Executive Director of Human Resources, shared information about MIIP, the Metro Interagency Insurance Plan, in which both Linn-Mar and Marion participate.

Community branding event planned next week
by Staff report · October 10th, 2014
The City of Marion will hold a community branding kickoff event Friday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center, 4500 N. 10th St., in Marion.

Judy Hull publishes sixth book
by Corey Munson · October 10th, 2014
Local historian and Historic Preservation Commission member Judy Hull has published her sixth book of Marion History.

L-M Board votes on bonds, ponders Tower Terrace
by Nancy Grindle · October 10th, 2014
On Monday Evening, October 6, the Linn-Mar Board of Directors approved, through a roll call vote, a resolution directing the sale of $3,665,000 in School Infrastructure Sales, Service and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2014E which will result in initial funds to support about $30,000,000 in the next phase of infrastructure improvement projects.

Candidates' forum features more ideas, less rhetoric
by Corey Munson · October 9th, 2014
Daniel Lundby and Ken Rizer met for a question and answer session Thursday, Sept. 25, in a forum co-hosted by the League of Women Voters and the Marion Chamber of Commerce.

Financial statements discussed by MISD Board
by Cynthia Petersen · October 9th, 2014
Marion Independent School District's new business manager, John Donner, explained the district's financials to MISD board members at the regular meeting Monday evening.

Options for fall fun abound around area
by Deirdre Ryan · October 9th, 2014
It's the season of football fans, roaring bonfires, snuggly hooded sweatshirts, steaming apple cider, rolling round pumpkins, crisp cool air and colorful leaves descending from the overlooking trees.

Child safety seat event this weekend
September 26th, 2014
The Marion Police Department will host a child safety seat check this Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Station #2 (next to the old police station, across from the Marion Post Office), 3933 Katz Dr., Marion.

Local punk band invited to music festival
by Cynthia Petersen · September 26th, 2014
What do you get when you take five Linn-Mar students, a Kirkwood Human Services major, and an assortment of guitars and drums?

Marching Band event in Marion Saturday
by Staff Report · September 26th, 2014
On the heels of a first place finish at the Mount Pleasant Marching Band Invitational, Marion High School's Scarlet Spectrum Marching Band will host the 34th Annual Marion Marching Invitational at the Marion Football Field Saturday, Sept. 27.

Next round of L-M renovations discussed
by Nancy Grindle · September 26th, 2014
Eric Beron, a representative for DLR Group of Des Moines, met with Linn-Mar's Board of Directors at its work session Monday. He gave an update on the renovation plans for L-M High School.

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.
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