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Linn-Mar students find their 'Identity'
by Nancy Grindle · May 27th, 2016
It's not every high school that can produce its own magazine, but a group of Linn-Mar students decided that's exactly what they'd like to see, and they set about making it happen.


Marion By Moonlight; making music for all!
by Gary Follmann · May 27th, 2016
Can it actually be that Marion by Moonlight, solely sponsored by Farmers State Bank, has been going strong now for its 20th year? What an amazingly nice testimony that something that started out as a simple thank-you gesture by the bank, has now turned into one of the premiere events of our summer.


Mini-Roundabout open, working well
by Nancy Grindle · May 27th, 2016
At the May 19 City Council meeting, Mayor Nick AbouAssaly noted that the mini-roundabout at 29th Avenue and 31st Street is open and working well. AbouAssaly has spoken with Linn-Mar Transportation Director Brian Cruise. Cruise has himself driven a school bus through the roundabout and found no problems with doing so. He has not heard any complaints from other bus drivers, either.


Uptown Marion Open 4 Business Competition Winner Announced
May 27th, 2016
Synergy Metalworks has been named the 2016 winner of Uptown Marion's Open 4 Business Competition, Uptown Marion announced today.


'Young Eagles' flight rally soars again
by Alyssa Vicente · May 27th, 2016
On Saturday May 14, 2016, the area's youth took flight on a fantastic ride in the skies, an adventure they will not soon forget. The wonderful people of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 33, hosted a "Young Eagles Flight Rally" at our very own Marion Airport.

Combating hunger in the area... one 'bowl' at a time
by Gary Follmann · May 24th, 2016
For many of us, it is easy to walk to our pantries and to our refrigerators when we have the munchies or are planning a meal, and find ample assortments of what to fix or prepare.

DAR chapter and member honored for preservation
by Nancy Grindle · May 24th, 2016
Marion-Linn Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Janice Pearson of the Marion-Linn Chapter were honored at the Iowa State Conference held in Ames on May 5-7.


L-M renovations on or ahead of schedule
by Nancy Grindle · May 24th, 2016
At its work session on May 2, the Linn-Mar Board of Education received a tour of the high school building renovations from Chad Schumacher, who is Renovations/Administrator for the project. All areas of the project are on schedule and some are well ahead of the original timeline.


L-M seeks guidance for its strategic plan
by Nancy Grindle · May 24th, 2016
The entire work session of the Linn-Mar school board, held Monday, May 16, was devoted to discussing ways to proceed with a new 10-year strategic plan.


The Horse Whisperer; welcome to 'Andi Land'
by D.J. Kauffman · May 24th, 2016
Soft hay lies delicately scattered on the barn floor, while 11 untrained horses linger between dividing walls, waiting for their unassuming trainer to ready herself for another day.

Biking trend takes over Uptown Marion
by Deirdre Ryan · May 12th, 2016
Within the last decade the biking frenzy has really boomed throughout the nation, especially in the State of Iowa. Although this trend seems to be a new concept to some, bicycling and everything bikes has been a life-long passion and career for a new Marion-nite!


Council appoints new police officer
by D.J. Kauffman · May 12th, 2016
With his right hand raised, Adam Herrig took the oath of office to become a police officer for the city of Marion at the Thursday, May 5, 2016, Marion City Council regular meeting. The oath was administered by Mayor Nicholas AbouAssaly.


Linn-Mar HS hosts 'Run for Reading' event
by D.J. Kauffman · May 12th, 2016
They ran in a literacy relay last week and passed their own books on to young, underprivileged children in hopes of getting a slice of the pizza pie.


Lowe Park to host Marion Community Blood Drive
May 12th, 2016
Lowe Park will host a Marion community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at 4500 N. Tenth St., inside the Lowe Park Oak Room.


Marion Fund allocates almost $30K in 2016
by Nancy Grindle · May 12th, 2016
Lynn Benkusky, Alumni Relations Director for the Marion Foundation and Alumni Association, has announced Marion Fund grants for the 2016-2017 school year.
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