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FEATURED PHOTO · The Montessori School of Marion ended their very first year as Marion's and only Montessori School. Mayor Nick AbouAssaly attended the student's concert on May 26, 2017, and handed out diplomas to the preschool Class of 2017.
Top News
Foundations join forces for Dine Out For Our Schools
by Report submitted · September 14th, 2017
The Linn-Mar School Foundation and the Marion Independent School Foundation are joining forces to host a Dine For Our Schools community-wide event on Thursday, September 21.

Gadelha, Standerski appointed to Governor's STEM Advisory Council
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · September 14th, 2017
Rene Gadelha and Jeff Standerski, both of Marion, have been appointed to the Governor's STEM Advisory Council. Their appointments were effective as of last Friday, September 1, 2017.

Advertisement Going green with grazing goats
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · September 14th, 2017
A Goats on the Go's tribe of goats, all colors and sizes, grazed among bright sunflowers and over-grown ragweed in a temporary fenced-in acre of the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 6. Two goats near a foot-trodden dirt path were seen butting heads over one sky scraping blade among thousands, as 238 of their friends seemed content to graze without incident in the vast, delectable buffet of nature.

Are you prepared for the unthinkable?
by Article courtesy of the Marion Fire Department and City of Marion · September 14th, 2017
Most people are quick to say, "It will never happen to me." Unfortunately, many of the victims of Hurricane Harvey or the Eastern Iowa floods thought it would never happen to them until they were the victims.

How to help disaster survivors impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
by Report submitted · September 14th, 2017
The compassion and generosity of the American people is never more evident than during and after a disaster. Individuals, non-profits, faith- and community-based organizations, private sector partners, and governmental agencies working together will most effectively and efficiently help survivors cope with the cataclysmic impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Follow a few important guidelines below to ensure your support can be the most helpful for Hurricane Irma disaster survivors.

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Top Opinions
America's forgotten holiday: What is Labor Day about?
by Dan Brawner Columnist · September 14th, 2017
Labor Day is a funny holiday. It marks the end of summer and the beginning of school. It is the cut-off date for wearing white, swimming pools close, and there are some great sales. Labor Day is also the day when many people, ironically, don't have to work.

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Obituaries
Wayne John Wacker, 84
by Report submitted · September 14th, 2017
Wayne John Wacker, 84, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids. The family greeted friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at Echo Hill Presbyterian Church located at 9000 C Avenue, Marion. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017, at the church. Burial took place at 2 p.m. at Springville Cemetery, in Springville. Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marion, assisted the family with services.

Alan Siniff, 58
by Report submitted · September 7th, 2017
Alan Siniff, 58, of Marion, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017, following a sudden illness. Per Alan's request, no services will be held. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Keith Walton, 85
by Report submitted · September 7th, 2017
Keith E. Walton, 85, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Service was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at Troy Mills Christian Church, Troy Mills, conducted by Reverend Don McGarvey. The family greeted friends one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will take place at Troy Mills Cemetery, Troy Mills, at a later date.

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Top Sports
Fopma wins race at Noelridge Park
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · September 14th, 2017
Marion distance ace Jeremy Fopma showed, yet again, why he's the man to beat in eastern Iowa. Last weekend at the Cedar Rapids Invitational hosted by Cedar Rapids Washington at Noelridge Park, Fopma won by more than 30 seconds, leaving runner-up Caden Turnbough from City High and third-place Linn-Mar runner Dylan Dolezal in the dust.

Lions capture L-M Invite
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · September 14th, 2017
The Linn-Mar Varsity Volleyball Invitational Tournament has been around since 2009 when Dubuque Hempstead won the inaugural tourney championship. The Lions have never claimed the title of their own meet - until now. The Lions went 6-0 for the day and reigned supreme over the competition to become the sixth different program to win the meet title.

Indians defeat VS, go 2-2 at Linn-Mar
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · September 14th, 2017
The Marion volleyball team started off the week strong with a 3-0 victory over WaMaC rival Vinton-Shellsburg before splitting four games at the Linn-Mar Volleyball Invitational. After winning three matches and losing two, the Indians now own a record of 7-4 overall.

Paulsen, Mohwinkle run wild on Sabers
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · September 14th, 2017
After suffering a disappointing 17-14 loss to Benton Community in week two, the Marion football team rebounded nicely by dominating Central DeWitt by a 49-3 final tally last Friday night. The Indian rushing attack accounted for well over 300 yards and five touchdowns due in large part to the dynamic duo of quarterback Trevor Paulsen and running back Chris Mohwinkle.

Gosch to run for RedTails
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · September 14th, 2017
Former Linn-Mar prep Dalton Gosch is running for the new Hawkeye Community College RedTails Men's Cross Country program. According to a press release from the school, Gosch is enrolled in the school as an Emergency Medical Services major and competing nicely in the early going of the season.

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