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Mayor for the Day!
Mayor for the Day!
FEATURED PHOTO · - Photo Submitted Mayor Snooks Bouska (right) proclaimed that Friday, June 26, 2015, was Dr. Katie Mulholland Day, where she served as Marion's Mayor for the day. Mulholland (left), was granted this proclamation due to her many years as Superintendent at the Linn-Mar Community School District. She has always put the students and their education first. She helped to guide rapid growth throughout the Linn-Mar district, and she has represented the citizens of Marion with a great respect to the rest of the state.
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Fly in, drive in, or just stroll in to visit
by Cassie Busch · July 2nd, 2015
The Marion Airport hosted its 28th Annual Fly In, Drive In Breakfast on Sunday, June 28, from 6 to 11:30 a.m. Attendees could feast on a hearty meal in the airplane hangar of eggs, sausages and pancakes which was $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children, with a $1.00 discount for those wearing Freedom Festival Buttons.


Local water quality; just a 'natural' issue
by Jordan Hansen · July 2nd, 2015
While the recently water quality report and statement from the City of Marion's Water Department might have alarmed some Marion residents, it's a naturally occurring issue.


Marion couple give through renovation
by Deirdre Ryan · July 2nd, 2015
"Anytime you give with all of your heart, you usually get that back," stated Jeanne Matthews, owner of the Memorial Hall and new Alley Gallery, located at 770 11th St. in Marion. "Marion has been gracious to us ... we're excited to be giving a piece of the history back to the community."


Pilot program to assist families
by Nancy Grindle · July 2nd, 2015
At its most recent meeting, the Linn-Mar Board of Education heard information about a pilot program which, it is hoped, will provide improved mental health services to students during the 2015-2015 school year.


The 'International' tractor that could...
by Cassie Busch · July 2nd, 2015
If someone mentions the "John Deere guy," there's only one Marion man that they could be talking about. Leo Stancel, a resident of Marion for 43 years, has most certainly earned his moniker. He has been buying, restoring, and selling John Deere tractors and engines for 26 years, and it's become more of a passion than a hobby.


Board hears about honors and concerns
by Nancy Grindle · June 25th, 2015
At its most recent meeting on Monday, June 22, the members of Linn-Mar's school board and its cabinet heard information from Superintendent Katie Mulholland about student achievements and about possible wording for the district's agreement with the City of Marion regarding pedestrian safety in the area of 10th Street and Tower Terrace.


Linn-Mar Board makes decision on latest tax levy
by Nancy Grindle · June 25th, 2015
One of the most important and most difficult decisions the Linn-Mar Board of Education faced at its June 22 meeting concerned a final vote on what the district will have for the fiscal year 2016 certified budget and tax levy.


Marion library ready to move forward
by Deirdre Ryan · June 25th, 2015
Times ... they are a changing. You either move forward with growth and progressions, or you miss out on the new opportunities that possibly await.


Marion; taking back our health
by Cassie Busch · June 25th, 2015
The Marion City Council meeting on the night of Thursday, June 18, covered a variety of issues. The first order of business was to recognize the 2015 Large City Healthy Iowa Award that had just been presented to the city of Marion earlier that day by Governor Terry Branstad at the Healthiest State's "Taking Back our Health" Annual Conference in Des Moines. It was accepted on behalf of the city by Marion City Manager Lon Pluckhahn and Assistant to the City Manager, Amanda Kaufman. It was awarded to Marion because of the city's work to improve community health by working with the Blue Zones Group, improving local trails, and more.


Rise and shine with new 'Sunrise Yoga'
by Cassie Busch · June 25th, 2015
The sound of the birds is the only noise that could be heard from Lowe Park this past Saturday morning, although there were over 75 people spread across the lawn.


Running Wild supports Marion runners club
by Cassie Busch · June 25th, 2015
Running Wild in Marion provides more than just shoes and gear to area runners. They also offer support and comraderie in the form of various running groups and programs.


Sherlock Holmes highlights summer reading programs
by Jordan Hansen · June 25th, 2015
Two more times this summer, the Masterpiece Book and Film Club will discuss the Sherlock Holmes books in the historic Granger House.


Linn County Fair ... it's food, friends and fun
by Jordan Hansen · June 18th, 2015
The annual Linn County Fair will once again be returning to Central City on June 24-29.


Linn County fair overcomes, perseveres
by Cassie Busch · June 18th, 2015
It hasn't been an easy road for the Linn County Fair. Even in its first years of existence, the fair had to overcome numerous obstacles to stay afloat. Whether it be discrepancies over location, budget challenges during wartime, fire, flooding or pranks that ended in disaster, the fair has most certainly seen its share of challenges.

Linn Manor resident celebrates big birthday
by Deirdre Ryan · June 18th, 2015
It has been proven that the secret to a long life is being active; not only physically, but mentally. For one of Marion's Linn Manor residents, this couldn't ring more true.
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