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Call for Iowa Women's Art Exhibition artwork submissions
by Report submitted · February 17th, 2017
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Arts Council today announced an open call for female artists to submit art for the Iowa Women's Art Exhibition, which showcases works from female Iowa artists and celebrates their contributions to the vitality of the arts and quality of life in Iowa.

American Legion Post 298 honors Matthew Uhrin
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
On Monday evening, Feb. 13, Marion's American Legion Post 298 honored Matthew Uhrin, the FexEx employee who rescued a U.S. flag from a group of demonstrators in Iowa City on January 27, 2017. Actually, he rescued two flags.

Advertisement Legislative Listening Posts
by Report submitted · February 16th, 2017
State Senator Liz Mathis will have a listening post on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the League of Women Voters Forum, Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Linn-Mar saves money through refinancing
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
The Linn-Mar Board of Education approved a resolution at its January 23 meeting to sell approximately $16,090,000 in General Obligation School Refunding Bonds, Series 2017. The date of sale was set for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.

LIONS Awards
by Report submitted · February 16th, 2017
Lion-Mar Lions - Lion head logoNominations for the 2017 LIONS Awards are now being accepted.

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How Medicare covers preventive health services
by Report submitted · February 16th, 2017
Dear Savvy Senior,
Does Medicare cover 100 percent of all preventive health care screenings? I'm due to get a colonoscopy and a few other tests, but I want to find out if I'll have to pay anything before I proceed.
New to Medicare

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Dennis Peterson, 79
February 16th, 2017
Dennis M. Peterson, 79, of Marion, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, after a short illness. There will be no funeral per Dennis's request. Visitation was from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Ruth Warren, 73
February 16th, 2017
Ruth Marie Warren, 73, of Marion, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, following a long illness. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb., 13, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Service was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Faith Lutheran Church, conducted by Pastor John Albertson. Private Burial took place at Lisbon Cemetery, Lisbon, Iowa.

Carl Alan Adkins, PhD, 79
by Report submitted · February 9th, 2017
Carl Alan Adkins, PhD, passed away on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at the Solace Center in Asheville, NC. Cause of death was a rare form of thyroid cancer. During his lifetime Carl made a difference in the lives of untold students at all levels and influenced many to reach for their dreams.

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Gillaspie enjoying senior year
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
Alex Gillaspie has been a familiar face around the Marion Independent School District for quite some time. In his high school career with the Indians, he's wrestled numerous varsity matches and has been a varsity starter for much of the duration of it. Recently, Gillaspie also competed at the 2017 North Central Association of Schools for the Blind regional wrestling tournament with the Iowa Rams, a team of blind/visually impaired student-athletes from across the state of Iowa.

Indians Break Through with Four State Qualifiers
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
It has been a long time coming for the Marion wrestling program. The "glass ceiling" that seemed to be stopping the Indians from advancing just one person to the annual Iowa High School State Wrestling Meet has finally been shattered. Not just by one Marion wrestler, but by four of them. For the first time in six years, Jason Haag and the Indians will have wrestlers compete at Wells Fargo Arena with their eyes on the podium and state championships.

Laube's 25 lifts Indians over Clippers
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
Kayba Laube continued to show why she is not only one of the top freshmen in the state of Iowa, but also one of the top players as well last week in Marion's 84-46 win over Clear Creek-Amana. Laube drained seven three's en route to a 25-point performance to go along with five rebounds.

Lions losing streak now at four
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
A brutal stretch of games for the Linn-Mar boys, basketball team has now resulted in four straight losses after suffering three setbacks to Iowa City West, Cedar Rapids Xavier and Waverly-Shell Rock in just a six-day span. The losing streak now puts the Lions at 7-12 for the 2016-17 campaign.

Lions prepare for fresh start
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
After ending the regular season on a six game losing streak, the Linn-Mar girls' basketball team will do battle with Dubuque Hempstead this Saturday at home with a 7 p.m. tipoff. This will be the second time the two teams have faced off this season as Linn-Mar edged the Mustangs 53-51 on January 13, in Dubuque.

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