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Fire Safety Week Poster Contest Winner
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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L-M Teacher Leadership Program reviewed, future plans revealed
by Nancy Grindle · February 20th, 2015
At the most recent Linn-Mar school board meeting, Coordinators Erin Watts and Debra Barry presented information about the Teacher Leadership Program - what has been accomplished during the first semester of the current school year, and the program's future.

Library project names a developer
by Corey Munson · February 20th, 2015
Ryan Companies of Minneapolis, Minnesota, will lead the design efforts for the new Marion Public Library.

Love that lasts a lifetime
by Staff Report · February 20th, 2015
Eugene and VernAnn Baxter celebrated their 78th Valentine's Day together this year; the couple were married on August 22, 1936.

Campbell Steele Gallery may soon change hands
by Corey Munson · February 6th, 2015
Campbell Steele Gallery in its current iteration will likely be ending this year - but if the wishes of owners Craig Campbell and Priscilla Steele are fulfilled, the space that is used by artists, musicians and patrons will continue.

L-M considers construction projects
by Nancy Grindle · February 6th, 2015
At its most recent Board of Directors meeting, members heard from Eric Beron, an architect with DLR Group, Inc., regarding upcoming designs and specifications for Phase 2 of the High School Renovation Project.

Linn-Mar makeup days extend to June 1
by Nancy Grindle · February 6th, 2015
According to the Linn-Mar 2014-2015 calendar which was approved back on December 9, 2013, the first makeup day due to a weather-related closing this school year will be Friday, March 13, 2015.

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.
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