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4th of July Flag Raising
4th of July Flag Raising
FEATURED PHOTO · Members of American Legion Post 298's Color Guard conducted a flag raising ceremony Friday, July 4, at Perkin's Restaurant on Collins Road in Cedar Rapids. Perkin's offered complimentary breakfasts to veterans and discounts to family members in honor of our nation's founding. | Ron Williams
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Changes planned to Swamp Fox Parade
by Corey Munson · July 17th, 2014
Changes are on the way to the organization of the annual Swamp Fox Parade, to be held Saturday, September 6 at 10:15 a.m., though spectators are not likely to notice a significant change.

L-M Supt. Mulholland to step down in 2015
by Nancy Grindle · July 17th, 2014
At Monday's regular meeting of the Linn-Mar Board of Directors, a letter was read from Superintendent Katie Mulholland notifying the Board of her intention to step down from her position at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 school year.

New splash pad planned at Gill Park
by Corey Munson · July 17th, 2014
If all goes as planned, the city's second splash pad will be built yet this year at John W. Gill Park in Marion.

Retirement softball party honors Peg Pierce
by Nancy Grindle · July 17th, 2014
Players, residents, family and friends met Saturday for a party at Peg Pierce Softball Park to honor the lady whose name the area carries.

FEMA impersonators prey on storm victims around the county
by Corey Munson · July 11th, 2014
Last week the Linn County Sheriff's Department received reports of individuals who have been going door-to-door in some areas of Linn County impacted by the recent storms and are claiming to be FEMA inspectors.

Marion works toward Home Base Iowa designation
by Nancy Grindle · July 11th, 2014
If your local business hasn't been contacted yet about becoming a Home Base Iowa Business, someone will be in touch with you soon.

MJ's Restaurant now open in Uptown Marion
by Nancy Grindle · July 11th, 2014
What do you look for in a restaurant? How about a place where you can take the whole family? Cooking from scratch sounds pretty good, too - when you don't have to do the cooking.

Library current building's future may be in doubt
by Corey Munson · June 30th, 2014
The Marion Public Library Board of Trustees is considering a number of expansion options, including adding onto or replacing its current facility.

Linn-Mar Board votes on money matters
by Nancy Grindle · June 30th, 2014
At the regular meeting of Linn-Mar's Board of Directors, the board voted to take a number of actions which would keep district costs as low as possible.

Marion Iron celebrates new location with ground breaking
by Corey Munson · June 30th, 2014
Marion Iron, located at 2700 Seventh Avenue, broke ground on its new facility Thursday, June 19, which will see the scrap yard moved off the city's main roadway and out to the industrial area at 4000 Third Avenue.

Health program available for those with arthritis
by Nancy Grindle · June 20th, 2014
A new program called EnhanceFitness began June 2 and is available to any resident who has arthritis or mobility issues. A person can join the program through the YMCA at any time.

MISD Board approves cut to band position
by Cynthia Petersen · June 20th, 2014
Marion Independent School District band director, Chad Allard, spoke to school board members Monday evening, defending the need for a full-time band instructor at Vernon Middle School.

Parents speak out on L-M Principals' shift
by Nancy Grindle · June 20th, 2014
At its regular meeting held Monday, June 9, the Linn-Mar Board of Directors heard comments from a number of parents regarding shifting principals among buildings.

Watch for different risk levels of 'Muni' bonds
by John A. Westfall · June 20th, 2014
Are you thinking of investing in municipal bonds?
If so, you may have good reason, particularly if you are in one of the higher tax brackets.

Americorps lend helping hand to area nonprofits
by Cynthia Petersen · May 22nd, 2014
Granger House Museum director, Kathy Wilson, said she wished she could adopt the service workers from Americorps NCCC, who have been volunteering their time to haul bricks from Hanna Park to the house on 10th Street.
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