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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.

Quilt Walk through Uptown this Saturday
by Staff Report · August 22nd, 2014
Uptown Marion, in partnership with forty Uptown Marion businesses, will host the second annual Marion Quilt Walk this Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

L-M teacher leaders to begin new assignments
by Nancy Grindle · August 21st, 2014
As the 2014-2015 school year begins, many will assume new or additional roles at Linn-Mar as part of its Teacher Leadership Plan.

L-M Board selects superintendent search firm
by Nancy Grindle · August 15th, 2014
The Linn-Mar Board of Directors spent quite a bit of time at its regular Monday work session discussing the process through which it will select a new superintendent to succeed Katie Mulholland.

Local goes to Aux. Girls Nation
August 15th, 2014
Mary Korch was one of only 98 young women selected to attend the 68th American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation in Washington, D.C., July 19-26.

Bringing hope through an angel
by Corey Munson · August 1st, 2014
Especially in light of tragedy, many people look to mourn and to memorialize.

Krebill tapped as next Fire Chief
by Cynthia Petersen · August 1st, 2014
Deb Krebill has been named Fire Chief, picked out of a field of four final candidates.

Master trails plan approved
by Corey Munson · August 1st, 2014
The Marion Trails Master Plan was approved by the city council last week by a 4-2 vote.

Suzanne Lynn Pollard, 64
August 1st, 2014
Marion, August 22, 1949 - July 26, 2014

Changes planned to Swamp Fox Parade
by Corey Munson · July 17th, 2014
Changes are on the way to the organization of the annual Swamp Fox Parade, to be held Saturday, September 6 at 10:15 a.m., though spectators are not likely to notice a significant change.

L-M Supt. Mulholland to step down in 2015
by Nancy Grindle · July 17th, 2014
At Monday's regular meeting of the Linn-Mar Board of Directors, a letter was read from Superintendent Katie Mulholland notifying the Board of her intention to step down from her position at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 school year.
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