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Around the Fire Hydrant
by Article submitted by the City of Robins Fire Department · July 10th, 2017
I want to thank everybody that attended our pancake breakfast. I also want to thank all the volunteers, city council members, residents, and family members of our department in helping us out on this event. It is not possible to do this without your help. This year the weather was a little soggy and our numbers were down, but the money that we received in donations is still going towards the ATV. We are still pursuing grants to finish the project.

Enjoy summer programs at the Marion Public Library
by By Jo Pearson Assistant Director · July 10th, 2017
Summer Reading for Adults Underway!

Rezoning of Robins City Square to change look of Robins
by Sarah Olberding Editor · July 10th, 2017
Recently, the Planning and Zoning Commission in Robins opened a public hearing at its June 14, 2017, meeting to hear comments relating to the rezoning of all 5.4 acres of lots 3 and 4 at Robins City Square from a C-1 Central Business District to a Mixed Use Development and Planned Unit Development (PUD) District.

Annual Bluegrass Music Festival returns to South Troy Park
by Report submitted · July 10th, 2017
Bluegrass music is returning to Robins once again this year for the third annual South Troy Park Bluegrass Music Festival being held on Saturday, August 5, starting at 1 p.m. Three regional bands will provide six hours of continuous bluegrass music on an outdoor stage in the beautiful South Troy City Park. Delicious home-cooked food will again be available on site from noon to 7 p.m.

Cooking with Nina: June 2017 Schedule
by Nina · July 10th, 2017
See what's cooking in Nina's Kitchen

Robins RBI Baseball and Softball 2017
by Report submitted · June 1st, 2017
Robins RBI is a City of Robins Parks Department program for youth ages 8U to 14U. Its purpose is to provide wholesome physical activities and team skills to youth and to provide a positive experience to youth as ambassadors of the City of Robins. RBI teams must be sanctioned by Robins City Council and must agree to adhere to a Code of Conduct. RBI is not a league and teams are to independently schedule their own games, but provide Robins-area youth an opportunity to identify with their community and to utilize the City's baseball and softball facilities at South Troy Park.

Cooking with Nina
by Report submitted · June 1st, 2017
June Cooking
Class Schedule

Summer library programming for all to enjoy
by Article courtesy of the Marion Public Library · June 1st, 2017
Summer Reading for Adults Begins on June 1!
Build a Better World at the Marion Library throughout the summer; get involved in our summer reading program for adults!

Nauticos teams up in search for Amelia Earhart's plane
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · March 9th, 2017
A daring young woman in her flying machine made history as she successfully completed the first female solo transatlantic flight on May 20-21, 1932. According to, she flew "a Pratt & Whitney Wasp-powered Lockheed Vega...from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, to Ireland in approximately 15 hrs."

You could make a great addition to our team
by Article submitted by the City of Marion Fire Department · March 9th, 2017
Robins Fire Department (RFD) would be honored to visit with you about potentially joining a great team focused on the highest possible quality medical and fire response for our friends and neighbors who may be having one of the worst days of their lives based on their need to call 911.

What are Library Services Worth to Robins Residents?
by Joe Pearson Assistant Director · March 9th, 2017
Americans check out more than eight books a year from their local libraries, on average. While Americans spend about $35.81 a year in taxes for their public libraries, in the current contract with the Metro Libraries, Robins residents are paying only about $27 a year - just 80 percent of what Marion, Cedar Rapids, and Hiawatha residents pay for identical services. Find out what your local library is worth to you personally by visiting our value calculator at

Cooking with Nina
by Report submitted · March 9th, 2017
March 2017 Cooking Class Schedule

Iowa has outgrown its old 'bottle bill' as we struggle to put a new value on trash
by Dan Brawner Times Columnist · March 9th, 2017
Iowa's "bottle bill" was enacted in 1978 to encourage recycling by requiring a five-cent deposit on certain beverage cans and bottles. Soon, aluminum and glass containers that used to litter ditches and roadsides were now recycled. These days, 86 percent of these containers are recycled, with more than 82,352 tons kept from the waste stream every year. The energy savings alone could heat 42,845 average Iowa homes because that original bottle bill turned trash into cash.

Iowa Public Employees Retirement System to see changes
by Liz Mathis State Senator · March 9th, 2017
Is the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) next on the chopping block? We have been getting a lot of questions from constituents about the retirement security of Iowans. I am concerned about suggestions by Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds and special-interest groups that major changes are ahead for IPERS.

Cooking with Nina
by Report submitted · December 16th, 2016
December 2016
Cooking Schedule

Please find the rest of my November schedule below... I have some exciting classes coming up in December. You can check out the classes online at, and you can register online or call me if you like. I'd love to talk with you.
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