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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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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.

Bert Katz receives Key to the City
by Corey Munson · March 12th, 2015
In total, nine keys to the city of Marion have been awarded in its 176 years. That's nine out of more than 35,000 residents today and many more in its history.

DAR Good Citizens honored at George Washington Birthday Tea
by Nancy Grindle · March 12th, 2015
Thirteen seniors from area schools were recognized by local chapters of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) as Good Citizens from their schools. A tea was held at Summit Pointe on February 21 to honor them.

Home school mock trial teams advance
by Cynthia Petersen · March 12th, 2015
Two of the three Marion Home School Assistance Program mock trial teams have qualified for state competition in Des Moines March 24-26.

L-M board discusses budget
by Nancy Grindle · March 12th, 2015
School districts across the state of Iowa are struggling to figure out their budgets as they await decisions from the Iowa State Legislature.

L-M preschool plans come together for 2015-16
by Nancy Grindle · March 12th, 2015
At the February 23 Linn-Mar school board meeting, Julie Jensen, Executive Director of Student Services, updated the board on preschool data and stated that the online registration system proved to be very successful.

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March 12th, 2015
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