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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.
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Blended Learning concept to begin at Linn-Mar High
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · July 20th, 2017
The Linn-Mar Board of Directors heard information about the Blended Learning Program at the July 10 school board meeting from Administrators Jeff Frost, Director of High School Teaching and Learning; Mark Hutcheson, High School Associate Principal; and Bob Read, Director of Innovations. Blended learning will be available to high school students beginning with the upcoming 2017-18 school year.

Linn County Supervisors sign resolution in support of Paris Agreement
by Report submitted Correspondent · July 20th, 2017
On Monday, July 17, 2017, the Linn County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution supporting the objectives of the Paris Agreement and approved Linn County's registration in the "We Are Still In" Coalition.

Advertisement MISD Board of Education addresses agenda items
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · July 20th, 2017
The Marion Independent School District Board of Education discussed several agenda items during a regular meeting on July 10, at 7 p.m.

Marion Residents' Input Needed
by Report submitted · July 20th, 2017
Marion residents are encouraged to provide input on future capital needs they would like to see included in the City of Marion's Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Suggestions will be reviewed as part of the capital project planning process.

Last day to file papers to run for local school board elections approaches
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · July 20th, 2017
Thursday, August 3, at 5 p.m. is the last day to file papers to run for local school board elections in Linn County.

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How to find and claim your family's unclaimed money
by Report submitted · July 20th, 2017
Dear Savvy Senior,
I've heard that there are free online search tools that can help people look for lost or forgotten money left behind by deceased relatives. Can you refer me? When my father passed away his financial affairs were in such a mess, I'm wondering if there was anything he left behind.
Wondering Daughter

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Cecile Sproston, 101
by Report submitted · July 20th, 2017
Cecile Marie Sproston, 101, of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Winslow House Care Center, Marion. Per Cecile's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private committal service will be held at a later date at Green Cemetery in Morley, Iowa. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Florence Faye Matheny DeShazer August 9, 1921 - July 5, 2017
by Report submitted · July 20th, 2017
Florence was a very loving and faithful wife, mother, sister and friend who was loved by all who knew her. Born near Toddville, Iowa, to Archie and Alice Ritze Matheny, she was the second of four children. She graduated from Toddville High School in 1938 where she especially enjoyed playing basketball and her team made it to the state tournament. Florence graduated from Lenox Junior College in Hopkinton, Iowa, and then taught for five years in Monroe Township first at Number Five, then at Loggerhead and last at Toddville in the primary room. Florence delighted in being able to buy gifts for the family that were unattainable until she started working. She read aloud good books to the kids and organized the household work to make it fun. She enjoyed sports and hunting mushrooms and eating them! Florence always remembered Iowa sweetcorn. Most of all, she lived to glorify God and serve Him when and where He sent her.

Leslie "Les" Rowse, 91
by Report submitted · July 20th, 2017
Leslie E. Rowse, 91, of Marion, passed away after a short illness on Saturday, July 15, 2017. A graveside service will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 11 a.m.

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Indians eye State berth
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · July 20th, 2017
The Marion baseball team's successful season just keeps getting better and better. After closing out the regular season with a pair of losses to Western Dubuque, the Indians are back to their winning ways. Marion opened up Class 3A postseason play last Friday by knocking out Maquoketa with a 9-1 victory and followed it up by bouncing Cedar Rapids Xavier out of contention on Monday, July 17, with a 4-2 triumph. The win over the Saints sets up a matchup with the Solon Spartans where the winner will advance to the Class 3A State Tournament.

Marion 5th-grade girls place third in Pacesetter Great Four-State
by Report Submitted · July 20th, 2017
The Marion fifth-grade girls' basketball team placed third in their division at the Pacesetter Great Four-State Championships on Saturday in St. Paul.

Nielsen earns First Team WaMaC honors
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · July 20th, 2017
After a super sophomore season, Marion's Sydney Nielsen was honored by the WaMaC Conference for her efforts on the softball diamond this season. Nielsen was selected to the West Division First Team and was one of four Indians to receive honors from the conference.

J-Hawks clip Lions
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · July 20th, 2017
The Linn-Mar softball team's season ended in heartbreaking fashion last Tuesday evening in Urbandale. The Lions were eliminated from Class 5A postseason play after being edged by the J-Hawks by a 3-2 final tally.

Lions one win away from State
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · July 20th, 2017
The Linn-Mar baseball team's bats are getting hot at the right time. After suffering a pair of losses to Cedar Rapids Xavier to conclude the regular season, the Lions took to the road and knocked out both Clinton and Pleasant Valley to advance to the Class 4A Substate 4 final. Linn-Mar disposed of Clinton by a 7-2 count and won a slugfest against Pleasant Valley by a 15-10 margin.

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