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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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A bison's migration to Marion's Lowe Park
by Staff report · August 17th, 2017
A 2,000-pound bison made the move from sunny North Carolina to now reside in Lowe Park's sculpture trail in Marion on Thursday, August 10.

Legacy Manufacturing considers expansion
by Report submitted · August 17th, 2017
After celebrating with a ribbon cutting at the opening of its new location in Marion, Legacy® Manufacturing Company is considering an expansion to its recently completed facility, thanks to continued growth and success in re-shoring U.S. manufacturing processes.

Advertisement Skilang experiences externship at Iowa Hygienics
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
Lisa Skilang, who teaches biology and bioethics at Linn-Mar High School, spent six weeks this summer as an extern at the Iowa State Hygienics Laboratory in Coralville. The opportunity was made possible through the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council, which partners agencies and businesses with secondary teachers of science, math and technology.

MHS coaches to be honored at meeting
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
The Marion Independent School District Board of Education will be honoring seven outstanding 2016/17 athletic coaches for their achievements at a regular school board meeting on August 28 at 4:30 p.m. The session is open to the public.

Be inspired at new Uptown shops
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
Two adjacent businesses, Be Inspired and DiModa Boutique have recently opened in Uptown Marion. In celebration of their successful move from Dysart, both shops will host a combined grand opening and Chamber of Commerce ribbon

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Finding money for long-term care
by Report submitted · August 17th, 2017
Dear Savvy Senior,
What resources can you refer me to for long-term care financial help? My 84-year-old mother needs assisted living or nursing home care, but we don't have a lot of money and she doesn't have long-term care insurance.
Searching Daughter

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Obituaries
Janice "Jan" Schuch, 71
by Report submitted · August 17th, 2017
Janice "Jan" M. Schuch, 71, of Central City, Iowa, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017, at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. The family greeted friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at First Assembly of God, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, conducted by Reverend Rick Gail and Reverend Brian Pingel. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will take place at a later date.

Rev. James Adix, 79
by Report submitted · August 17th, 2017
The Reverend James Arthur Adix, 79, died at his home in Marion, Iowa, on August 4, 2017. A memorial service will be held on August 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Strawberry Point, Iowa. There will be a visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. on August 18, 2017, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Christine "Christy" Hardin-Tope, 53
by Report submitted · August 10th, 2017
Christine "Christy" L. Hardin-Tope, 53, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Celebration of Life was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017, at Faith Bible Church in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed at Czech National Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

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LM, Marion football and volleyball prep for season
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
The beginning of a new season in any sport brings a lot of buzz and excitement to communities, states, regions and even the entire nation, no matter the level of sport. Athletes, parents, friends, family, everyone seems to gets excited when summer winds down and heads into the fall sports seasons. In the state of Iowa, there are no major professional sporting franchises.

Atwater leads E-LC to battle
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
Former Linn-Mar Lion and Coe College Kohawk student-athlete Mark Atwater has officially begun the next chapter in his life. After one season of being an assistant coach at his collegiate alma mater, the former quarterback/linebacker has accepted a teaching job at Estherville-Lincoln Central where he will also be the head coach of the varsity football team in 2017.

Stokes and Liberty down Sparks
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
Kiah Stokes and the New York Liberty took care of business on Sunday against the defending WNBA Champion, the Los Angeles Sparks. The Liberty team had a dominant second quarter of play and won 83-69 at home.

Fall sports season kicking off
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 10th, 2017
It may still be summertime, but the fall sports seasons have arrived here in the state of Iowa. Schools from across the Hawkeye State have seen their cross country, golf, volleyball, swimming, and football programs all begin team mini-camps and practices. Some teams are in the search for new answers to questions that arose at the end of last season, while others look to build on their success.

Otting, Rupp winners at Pee Wee Classic
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · August 10th, 2017
Marion youngsters Logan Otting and Morgan Rupp tamed the rigorous Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville last Wednesday, August 2. Otting had the lowest score of the day out of all the competitors who took to the course, firing a one-over-par 36 while Rupp got the win with a 22-over-par 57 to gain top honors at the annual Pee Wee Tour Corridor Classic hosted by the PGA Pee Wee Tour - Iowa Section.

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