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FEATURED PHOTO · Amy Elizabeth Youngstrom is seen standing in the foyer of her new Farmers Insurance Agency. She is new to the insurance field but not to the corporate world, as she is a former General Sales Manager with Hibu Inc. Times Photo by DJ Kauffman
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Linn County Conservation Board honored
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
The Linn County Conservation Board received a first place award at the annual fall conference of the Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards. The event was held in Sioux Center recently.

Local relative donates photo of Frank Lloyd Wright's father
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth, and in recognition and celebration, Mary C. Rogers has donated a photo of William Carey Wright - father of the famous architect - to the Marion Heritage Center and Museum. She has also donated a music CD of a number of pieces which the elder Wright composed and often played on the piano.

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by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
The unofficial results of the November 7 election for new members of the Marion City Council indicated that Randy Strnad will represent the community at large, Steve Jensen will serve for Ward 2, and Rene Gadelha will be the council member for Ward 4.

Youngstrom joins Marion community
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
"You can not imagine how proud I am to hang the family name over my door and buckle down to get to work and make it happen," said Amy Elizabeth Youngstrom, who opened the new A. E. Youngstrom Farmers Insurance Agency located at 5475 Dyer Avenue, Suite 111, in Marion on March 1 of this year.

Linn-Mar FFA teams compete well at State and District
by Mirannda Kettelkamp Linn-Mar FFA · November 16th, 2017
Earlier this school year Linn-Mar FFA entered a team in the State Milk Quality and Products contest as well as a team in the Dairy Cattle Evaluation competition. Both were held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Manchester.

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AnnaMarie Carpenter, 79
by Report submitted · November 16th, 2017
AnnaMarie Carpenter, 79, formerly of Central City, went home to be with the Lord on November 11, 2017. She passed comfortably at her home in West Salem, Wisconsin after a long fight. Ann was born on February 18, 1938, in Iowa City, Iowa to Walter & Margaret (Sturtevant) Nieland. The family greeted friends from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Central City, Iowa. Funeral Mass followed at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church conducted by Father Scott Boone. Inurnment for immediate family will be at a later date.

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Harry J. Stomp Jr, 73
by Report submitted · November 9th, 2017
Harry J. Stomp Jr, 73, of Marion, died Sunday, November 5, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. A celebration of his life will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the home of Adam and Ana Stomp.

Jamy Schmidt, 42
by Report submitted · November 9th, 2017
Jamy Schmidt, 42, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017, from an accidental electrocution at his home. The family will greet friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion. Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the church conducted by Father David O'Connor. Private family burial will take place at Springville Cemetery, Springville. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Joyce Serbousek, 89
by Report submitted · November 9th, 2017
Joyce Eleanor Serbousek, 89, of Marion, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at her home. In agreement with her wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no services held. A private family committal will take place at a later date. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion.

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Lions compete well in Class 5A State VB
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
After sweeping metro rival Cedar Rapids Jefferson in straight sets on Tuesday, November 7, at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, the Linn-Mar volleyball team faced arguably the best team the state of Iowa has to offer at the prep ranks: Cedar Falls. In a battle of felines, the Lions took aim for the top-ranked Tigers, but in the end fell victim to straight set losses.

Another Rice commits to SLU
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
The city of St. Louis, MO is often referred to as "The Gateway to the West." In a couple of years, they might want to change the name to "The Gateway to the Rices." With Marion senior Chloe Rice already committed to play basketball for the Billikens, her younger sister, Delaney, recently committed to St. Louis University to play volleyball upon her graduation from Marion.

Bohannon, Hawks open at 2-0
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
University of Iowa sophomore and former Linn-Mar star Jordan Bohannon helped the Hawkeyes get off to a quick start over the weekend as Iowa disposed of Chicago State and Alabama State with relative ease in NCAA Division I Men's Basketball action.

Paige filling it up in Greensboro
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
Former Linn-Mar Lion and North Carolina Tar Heel Marcus Paige is making the most out of his opportunity presented by another former Tar Heel, some guy named Michael Jordan. Paige, a combo guard for Jordan's Charlotte Hornet G-League affiliate Greensboro Swarm, has helped the Swarm to a 2-1 record in the early going of its season. Paige is averaging 16 points per game to go along with five assists and three rebounds per game in just over 35 minutes of action per game.

Smith signs with Drake
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
Marion senior Caitlyn Smith signed her national letter of intent last Thursday at Marion High School. She will continue her career as a student-athlete and become a member of the Drake Bulldogs volleyball team starting next fall in Des Moines.

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