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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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Heritage Center offers Native American program
by Staff Report · January 30th, 2015
The Marion Heritage Center, 590 10th St., Marion, will present a program about the City's link with Native Americans in the mid 19th century, on Sunday, Feb. 1, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Linn Animal stays in the family
by Samantha McGuire · January 30th, 2015
The Klopfenstein legacy at Linn Animal Hospital in Marion continues with the addition of Dr. Mark Klopfenstein's daughter, Jaclyn Allen, in September 2014 as an Associate Vet.

Linn-Mar Technology Integration Coaches serve in many ways
by Nancy Grindle · January 30th, 2015
This year's Technology Integration Coaches at the Linn-Mar elementary schools are Ryan Gotto, Karla Koenen and Jessica Zimmerman.

Public's help sought to fill L-M school board seat
by Nancy Grindle · January 30th, 2015
Due to the resignation of Linn-Mar school board member Ann Stark, the Board of Directors is seeking a qualified person to fill her empty position.

School improvements presented to MISD Board
by Cynthia Petersen · January 30th, 2015
The Marion Independent School District's principals made a school improvement presentation to the MISD school board Monday evening at its regular meeting.

Democratic leaders meets with locals
by Cynthia Petersen · January 8th, 2015
Iowa Legislators will have their work cut out for them as they begin the 2015 session, which starts Jan. 12, in Des Moines.

Scam calls hit area residents
by Staff Report · January 8th, 2015
The Linn County Sheriff's Office has been receiving phone calls this evening regarding a scam artist who is claiming to be Lt. Brian Goodman from the Linn County Sheriff's Office.

Teacher Leaders assess roles and look to the future
by Nancy Grindle · January 8th, 2015
The role Instructional Strategists serve consists of providing staff with knowledge, proficiencies and experiences which will enable improvement of instructional delivery and student achievement.

Air Quality Advisory, Linn County
by Staff Report · December 5th, 2014
Linn County Public Health observed elevated ambient levels of fine particulate matter that are above the daily air quality health standard of 35 mg/m3 on Friday, Dec. 5.

Linn-Mar budget for at-risk student area remains stable
by Nancy Grindle · December 5th, 2014
Over a number of years now, Julie Jensen, Linn-Mar's Executive Director of Student Services, has managed the student assistance at-risk budget so that it has not required an increase in funding.

Markley named District Chief / Fire Marshall
by Staff Report · December 5th, 2014
Wade Markley has been named district chief / fire marshal for the Marion Fire Department effective November 17.

Victorian Thyme opens in Marion
by Deirdre Ryan · December 5th, 2014
"I've always liked the Victorian Era; it's a simpler time. The fashion, the look and the decor, it's relaxing and interesting," said Jill Mohwinkle, Owner/Operator of the Victorian Thyme Beauty Boutique.

Linn-Mar names new Superintendent
by Staff Report · December 1st, 2014
Following an extensive search, the Linn-Mar Community Schools Board of Education is pleased to announce their selection of Dr. Quintin Shepherd, age 37, as the district's new superintendent of schools.

Lillian's opens in Uptown
by Deirdre Ryan · November 21st, 2014
What began as a "Girl's Day Out" shopping trip to Grundy Center, Iowa, ended up turning into the opportunity of a lifetime and dream come true for Heidi Cordes, Owner of Lillian's, a brand new women's boutique, located in the Uptown Marion District at 710 10th Street.

Linn-Mar teachers receive gifts from U.S. Cellular
by Staff Report · November 21st, 2014
A total of 120 Iowa teachers received the exciting news from U.S. Cellular that their classroom projects had been funded through the company's Calling All Teachers campaign.
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