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FEATURED PHOTO · Construction on the Klopfenstein Amphitheater at Lowe Park took a major leap forward last week with the arrival of the oak leaf shaped canopy. The leaves, which were built by Barnes Manufacturing in Marion, made the trek through Marion Monday, Oct. 14. It required two trips of two trucks. Here leaf is moved by crane from the truck to the amphitheater site. By Monday, Oct. 21, the base for the three leaves were in place and placement of the oak leaves was expected sometime after the Times' press deadline. | Corey Munson
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Broadway's 'Jasmine' has local ties
by Cynthia Petersen · March 31st, 2014
What little girl hasn't dreamed of becoming a princess?

Bridal show, 5K run planned
by Staff Report · March 28th, 2014
Runners, watchers, brides and grooms will head to Uptown Marion Sunday, April 6, for the first ever Bridal Walk and Race to the Altar 5K costume run.

Business development and roundabouts split council opinions
by T.J. Kremer, III and Corey Munson · March 28th, 2014
The issue of Marion's future came front and center Tuesday, March 18, as City Council members and city staff debated what Marion will look like a decade from now.

Linn-Mar PPEL vote to be held Tuesday, April 1
by Nancy Grindle · March 28th, 2014
On April 1, next Tuesday, a special election is to be held for Linn-Mar School District residents, asking for a vote on a no-increase PPEL levy.

Correction: Linn-Mar to lower tax rate
by Corey Munson · March 14th, 2014
A headline in the March 13 edition of the Marion Times was incorrect.

A Fairy Tale engagement at Marion Public Library
by Corey Munson · February 28th, 2014
Two Marion Public Library visitors had a life-changing experience this weekend as Brandon Burk proposed to Brittany Duckett Saturday, Feb. 22.

Marion speech students receive accolades at festival
by Cynthia Petersen · February 28th, 2014
Several Marion High School speech students were selected as Outstanding Performers in the area of GM (Speed Dating) and SM (Robot Upgrade) at the Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) Large Group contest.

Marion Water asks for 5% rate increase
by Corey Munson · February 28th, 2014
Officials from the Marion Municipal Water Department will receive comments on proposed rate increases Tuesday, March 11, at 5:15 p.m. at City Hall.

Traffic troubles down in 2013
by Corey Munson · February 28th, 2014
The streets of Marion were safer for drivers last year, according to an annual report on citations and accidents collected by the Marion Police Department.

Education, mental health top topics at forum
by T. J. Kremer, III · February 20th, 2014
Listening to politicians debate issues can be a maddening experience, especially when party politics gets in the way of providing services that are essential to a community

L-M to hold public hearings on construction projects
by Nancy Grindle · February 20th, 2014
Two public hearings are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, at Linn-Mar's Learning Resource Center with regard to two construction projects, the Oak Ridge building envelope repairs and Phase 3 of the parking lot improvements south of the high school building.

Linn-Mar creates radon testing action plan
by Nancy Grindle · February 20th, 2014
At its most recent meeting, the Linn-Mar Board of Education heard a report on the action plan which will be used for radon testing across the district.

L-M holds PPEL vote April 1
by Nancy Grindle · February 14th, 2014
On April 1 Linn-Mar Community Schools will hold a special election with regard to a proposed PPEL (Physical Plant and Equipment) levy.

Linn-Mar swimmers finish third at Districts
by Brandon Leonard · February 14th, 2014
The Linn-Mar Lion boys' swimming team had a strong district meet and advanced several events to the 2014 State Swimming Meet while also placing third at their district meet behind perennial power Washington and Iowa City West.

MISD teachers present accomplishment and goals
by Cynthia Petersen · February 14th, 2014
Marion Independent School District school board members were treated to two presentations at their regular meeting Monday afternoon.
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