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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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Bob and Karen Hoyt announced as Marion's 2015 Citizens of the Year
by Staff Report · October 30th, 2014
Bob and Karen Hoyt have been tapped as Marion's 2015 Citizens of the Year. The couple were honored at the Marion Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting Wednesday, Oct. 22.

City welcomes ELPLAST's U.S. headquarters
by Nancy Grindle · October 30th, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, at 4:30 p.m., the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of ELPLAST's new North American headquarters was held.

Irwin's to close
by Staff Report · October 30th, 2014
Irwin's, the men's clothier that has served the Cedar Rapids-Marion area for 58 years, will close its doors and sell its entire inventory as owner Lee Larson has decided he's ready to pursue other opportunities after working there for almost four decades.

Marion students participate in All-State Band and Chorus
by Cynthia Petersen · October 30th, 2014
Five Marion High School students will be participating in the 2014 Iowa All-State Band and Chorus, according to Jonathon Dyrland, director of choral activities.

Ann Fry honored at L-M
by Nancy Grindle · October 24th, 2014
Ann Fry of Linn-Mar High School was recently awarded the 2013-2014 "Outstanding Leadership" in Speech Education in Iowa Award by the Iowa High School Speech Association.

Brooks touts vision of Marion at its best
by Corey Munson · October 24th, 2014
Marion took its first few steps down the road to rebranding itself Friday, Oct. 17, as Roger Brooks, head of the marketing firm Roger Brooks International, visited Lowe Park to get the ball rolling.

House Dist. 68 race: Lundby has long history with Marion
by Corey Munson · October 24th, 2014
Daniel Lundby, a Democrat, is seeking reelection to the Iowa House District 68 seat. He is being challenged by Republican Ken Rizer.

House Dist. 68 race: Rizer brings diverse work background
by Corey Munson · October 24th, 2014
Colonel (Air Force, retired) Ken Rizer, a Republican, is seeking the Iowa House District 68 seat, currently held by Democrat Daniel Lundby.

MISD teachers recognized by board
by Cynthia Petersen · October 24th, 2014
Two teachers from the Marion Independent School District were recognized at the school board meeting Monday afternoon.

Linn-Mar team wins Unsung Hero Award
by Nancy Grindle · October 20th, 2014
Teachers often work to make dreams come true so they can help their students.

Plans change for Uptown building project
by Corey Munson · October 20th, 2014
The good news is work has started again at the former Jiffy Lube site at 1204 7th Ave., Marion. But the plans for what will go there have changed dramatically in the last 12 months.

Schools attempt to minimize insurance costs
by Nancy Grindle · October 20th, 2014
At last week's Linn-Mar Board of Directors meeting, Karla Christian, Executive Director of Human Resources, shared information about MIIP, the Metro Interagency Insurance Plan, in which both Linn-Mar and Marion participate.

Community branding event planned next week
by Staff report · October 10th, 2014
The City of Marion will hold a community branding kickoff event Friday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center, 4500 N. 10th St., in Marion.

Judy Hull publishes sixth book
by Corey Munson · October 10th, 2014
Local historian and Historic Preservation Commission member Judy Hull has published her sixth book of Marion History.

L-M Board votes on bonds, ponders Tower Terrace
by Nancy Grindle · October 10th, 2014
On Monday Evening, October 6, the Linn-Mar Board of Directors approved, through a roll call vote, a resolution directing the sale of $3,665,000 in School Infrastructure Sales, Service and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2014E which will result in initial funds to support about $30,000,000 in the next phase of infrastructure improvement projects.
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