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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.

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.

Loyalty the focus in fitness center's next move
by Cynthia Petersen Correspondent · July 20th, 2017
Anytime Fitness will be moving later this year to make room for the new Marion library. Fortunately, its members won't have far to travel.

New voter registration form available in larger print
by Report submitted · July 20th, 2017
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced the creation a new, large print voter registration form to assist Iowans with low vision in registering to vote. The new form features 16 point font and will print on 14 inch, legal-size paper. The change was approved by the bipartisan Voter Registration Commission last week.

Donations for Denny's Dream stream in at 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction
by Report submitted · July 20th, 2017
Every year, many 4-H and FFA members look forward to showing their livestock at The Linn County Fair in Central City. Some then sell their prized animal in the Livestock Auction that was held on Monday, July 3, 2017 at the end of the fair.

Double-voting suspects referred to authorities
by Report submitted · July 20th, 2017
On Thursday, July 6, 2017, Linn County Auditor Joel D. Miller, issued a letter to the Linn County Attorney's Office and the FBI requesting that they follow up on five (5) cases of suspected double-voting in the November 2016 election. Miller defines double-voting as one voter casting two ballots in two separate voting jurisdictions for the same election day. Double-voting could be a felony under Iowa and/or Federal laws.

Down Marion's Memory Lane
by By Voanne Hansen Times News · July 20th, 2017
See what's happening in this week's Marion History.

Enthusiastic students try their hand at pastels
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · July 20th, 2017
In connection with the current Marion Heritage Center exhibit, classes in various media were offered to interested people. One of the classes was taught by Jean Murray on the topic of pastel portraiture. It was held Tuesday morning, July 11.

Farmers State Bank celebrates milestone with food drive
by Report submitted · July 20th, 2017
Farmers State Bank (FSB) is celebrating its 90th anniversary in a way that will strengthen the community it has been committed to serving for the past nine decades.

Linn County Conservation Board to assess future needs of Pinicon 50-year-old dam
by Report submitted · July 20th, 2017
The Linn County Conservation Board is requesting public input regarding the Pinicon Ridge Park Dam, located on the Wapsipinicon River just east of Highway 13 in Central City.

Linn-Mar FFA recognizes, honors members and community supporters at annual banquet
by Submitted by Mirannda Schneider-Kettelkamp, Linn-Mar FFA Chapter Reporter · July 20th, 2017
The Linn-Mar FFA Chapter honored its members and many community supporters at its annual banquet. The banquet meal was catered by Amanda Platten, Linn-Mar High School Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Department teacher, and her culinary students.

Marion Cares to celebrate 10 years with outdoor event
by Report submitted · July 20th, 2017
Marion Cares, a non-profit local organization whose mission is to share Christ's love with the families of our community, will celebrate a 10-year anniversary this month and will host an event called Uplift Uptown on Saturday, July 29, from 3 to 6 p.m.
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