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Court sentences teen to State Training School in Eldora
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · May 18th, 2017
A somber silence settled over the Linn County Juvenile Justice Center courtroom, as details of a case involving students came to light.

Fortunate to have art beauty from Synergy Metalworks
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · May 18th, 2017
One of the very talented artists who has contributed to Marion's Uptown Artway and other wonderful creative endeavors in the area is Cara Briggs Farmer of Synergy Metalworks.

Marion Police hosted documentary and discussion on community collaboration
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · May 18th, 2017
The Marion Police Department hosted a special presentation on Wednesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Linn-Mar High School lecture hall. The topic of the event was police and community collaboration.

Donation provides shoes for local kids
by Report submitted · May 18th, 2017
On May 3, 2017, the Marion-East Cedar Rapids Rotary Club was awarded $20,200 from the 100+ Who Care Cedar Rapids Metro organization for their Shoes for Kids program. The Rotary will use the money to provide new shoes to area school children in need.

Dr. P.T. Grimes honored for dentistry
by Report submitted · May 18th, 2017
Dr. P.T. Grimes, of Marion, was presented with the Iowa Dental Association's President's Award for his service to the Iowa Dental Association and the profession of dentistry. The award was presented in a special ceremony during the association's Annual Session in Cedar Rapids in early May.

Area Shriners assist Parry family
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · May 18th, 2017
Lydia Parry is almost four years old. She is one of the happiest little girls a person could hope to meet, and she greets everyone with a big smile.

Cooperative building project comes to a close with open house
by Sarah Olberding Editor · May 18th, 2017
From a concrete foundation to the finished tiled bathrooms, students from Marion and Linn-Mar High Schools have finished their Marion Student House. All 14 students and Marion Building Trades program instructor Bruce Weisinger, welcome the public to view the house they have built at an open house on Friday, May 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. It is located at 1064 Alexis Court in Marion.

Down Marion's Memory Lane
by Voanne Hansen Times News · May 18th, 2017
See what's happening in Marion's History

Linn-Mar CFO provides GO bond funding information
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · May 18th, 2017
At Linn-Mar's most recent Board of Education meeting, held on May 8, 2017, Chief Financial Officer JT Anderson reviewed information about General Obligation bond funding which has been used in the past to provide money for major projects in the district. He also discussed wording for a forthcoming bond vote.

Updates on new proposed library to continue indefinitely
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · May 18th, 2017
According to Library Director Elsworth Carman, updates about the new proposed Marion Public Library will continue to be provided and more dates of meetings will be posted throughout the upcoming months.

Want to take the family camping? Check this out
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · May 18th, 2017
YMCA Camp Wapsie has a tradition of offering family camping over the weekend of Memorial Day. The food and fun will be provided for your family, and friends may even want to stop by to visit you or maybe even stay overnight at the same time you do.

Weekends at your library
by Olivia Stoner Children’s Services Coordinator · May 18th, 2017
On Saturday, May 20, during the Marion Arts Festival and Friends of the Library Booksale, please stop by our table in front of the library to chat with our director, staff, or a member of our Library Board. They will have current renderings of the building project and they would love to chat about any questions you have!

'Coffee With a Cop' returns to Marion
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · May 18th, 2017
Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 3, at 9 a.m. On that morning, you will be able to meet with representatives from the Marion Police Department to voice concerns, ask questions and make any relevant comments you'd like to share.

Marion City Council sets weight limit on bridge
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · May 11th, 2017
The Marion City Council met in regular session on May 4, 2017, and created a permanent embargo on the Winslow Road Bridge over Indian Creek. The Council had approved an emergency embargo on the bridge in January, but Ordinance #17-12 would create load and weight limits in a permanent embargo. The first reading of the ordinance was unanimously approved.

MISD Board learns more on Emerson proposal
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · May 11th, 2017
The Marion Independent Board of Education met on Monday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m. during a regular board session, where several Emerson area residents were in attendance. They were there to learn more about the Emerson Learning Center Proposal from Home School Director Tom Ertz.
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