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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.

Newly elected City Council members comment
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.

Marion City Council sets November hearings
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
The Marion City Council met in regular session on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. Two proclamations were read by Mayor Nicolas AbouAssaly, one for Small Business Saturday on November 25 and one for International Human Rights Day on December 10.

Down Marion's Memory Lane
by By Voanne Hansen Times News · November 16th, 2017
See what's happening this week in Marion's History

To market, to market....
by Report submitted · November 16th, 2017
The 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Market hosted by the Friends of the Marion Library is this Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Library's Meeting Rooms and in the lobby. Come and start your holiday shopping early with so many unique things.

Ackerman completes military training
by Report submitted · November 16th, 2017
U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Ryan J. Ackerman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Global Christmas project to reach children in need
by Report submitted · November 16th, 2017
Marion families are on a mission to make an impact in the lives of children in need. They are donating colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts to be sent to children around the world-many of whom have never received a gift before and have very little to call their own.

Happiness secrets explored at Lifetree
by Report submitted · November 16th, 2017
An hour of upward attitude adjustment will be provided at Lifetree Cafe located at 3500 29th Ave., Marion, on November 17 at noon.

Linn-Mar Student of the Week: Daniel Low
by Report submitted · November 16th, 2017
Daniel Low is a senior at Linn-Mar High School for the 2017-18 school year.

Local students to be represented at All-State Music Festival
by Report submitted · November 16th, 2017
A total of 50 Linn-Mar High School students and one Marion High School student were accepted to the Iowa All-State Band, Choir, or Orchestra. The Iowa All-State audition process was held in Independence, Iowa on October 21. Linn-Mar's Music Department had a total of 85 students audition for spots in the 2017 Iowa All-State Music Festival. Of the 50 students achieving top honors, 25 string players were selected for the All-State Orchestra. A total of 12 students were accepted for All-State Chorus with two alternates. Additionally, there were 13 students accepted for the All-State Band with five alternates. The 71st Annual All-State Festival Concert will take place at Hilton Coliseum on Saturday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. Congratulations to the following students on their achievement:

Marion Student of the Week: Macey Lovell
by Report submitted · November 16th, 2017
Macey Lovell is a senior at Marion High School for the 2017-18 school year.

Plan something different for Black Friday in the area
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · November 16th, 2017
While people act crazy on Black Friday, crowding and jostling in stores, plan to take a loved one and spend some quiet time at Indian Creek Nature Center.
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