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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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Foundations join forces for Dine Out For Our Schools
by Report submitted · September 14th, 2017
The Linn-Mar School Foundation and the Marion Independent School Foundation are joining forces to host a Dine For Our Schools community-wide event on Thursday, September 21.

Gadelha, Standerski appointed to Governor's STEM Advisory Council
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · September 14th, 2017
Rene Gadelha and Jeff Standerski, both of Marion, have been appointed to the Governor's STEM Advisory Council. Their appointments were effective as of last Friday, September 1, 2017.

Going green with grazing goats
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · September 14th, 2017
A Goats on the Go's tribe of goats, all colors and sizes, grazed among bright sunflowers and over-grown ragweed in a temporary fenced-in acre of the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 6. Two goats near a foot-trodden dirt path were seen butting heads over one sky scraping blade among thousands, as 238 of their friends seemed content to graze without incident in the vast, delectable buffet of nature.

Are you prepared for the unthinkable?
by Article courtesy of the Marion Fire Department and City of Marion · September 14th, 2017
Most people are quick to say, "It will never happen to me." Unfortunately, many of the victims of Hurricane Harvey or the Eastern Iowa floods thought it would never happen to them until they were the victims.

How to help disaster survivors impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
by Report submitted · September 14th, 2017
The compassion and generosity of the American people is never more evident than during and after a disaster. Individuals, non-profits, faith- and community-based organizations, private sector partners, and governmental agencies working together will most effectively and efficiently help survivors cope with the cataclysmic impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Follow a few important guidelines below to ensure your support can be the most helpful for Hurricane Irma disaster survivors.

Iowa National Guard responds to Hurricane Irma
by Report submitted · September 14th, 2017
In cooperation with the Governor of the State of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 19 Soldiers, two CH-47F Chinook helicopters, and two LUH-72 Lakota helicopters from the Iowa Army National Guard deployed on Monday, September 11, to support response operations for Hurricane Irma.

Down Marion's Memory Lane
by By Voanne Hansen Times News · September 14th, 2017
See what's happening down in Marion's History

Kosovar leaders examine multiculturalism and access to public information in Iowa
by Report submitted · September 14th, 2017
Open World Leadership Center, a legislative branch agency, is sending a delegation of information management professionals from Kosovo to Cedar Rapids from September 8-16, 2017. While in Iowa, Open World delegates will be hosted by Friendship Force of Cedar Rapids/Iowa City.

Library's hotspots now check out for 10 days
by By Jo Pearson, Assistant Director · September 14th, 2017
Beginning this week, the Library's Wifi Hotspots can be checked out for 10 days! This is a change from before when you could keep a Hotspot for up to three weeks. We anticipate this will allow more people to get a chance to check out these great internet devices.

Upcoming activities support low-income elderly
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · September 14th, 2017
Activities will be conducted by two area churches to provide support for the Marion Senior Living Community - Moundview Manor, Scott Meadows and Trinity Pointe - located along Highway 13 on the east side of Marion.

Grassley, Ernst urge evaluation of Drug Take Back programs
by Report submitted · September 14th, 2017
WASHINGTON - Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa today urged the Office of National Drug Control Policy to include an evaluation of drug take back programs in the final report of the President's Commission on Combatting Opioid Abuse, correcting a shortcoming in the interim report.

Lingo retires, proclamations read at Council
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · September 14th, 2017
Toward the beginning of the Marion City Council Meeting on September 7, 2017, K9 Lingo retired from active duty with the Marion Police Department. He was handled by Corporal Jason Schamberger and will spend his retirement with the Schamberger family.

Linn Landowner Forum
by Staff Report · September 14th, 2017
A new Linn County movement is beginning, and will help landowners bring more nature to their land. On Sunday, September 17, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Linn County will host a Linn Landowner Forum, and in addition, residents can talk personally with experts and landowners from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The forum will be held at Clearwater Farms located at 4970 Lakeside Rd. in Marion.

Linn-Mar Student of the Week: Morgan Lu
by Report submitted · September 14th, 2017
Morgan Lu is a senior at Linn-Mar High School for the 2017-18 school year.

Local Linemen sent to restore power following Hurricane Irma
by Report submitted · September 14th, 2017
A Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative line crew hit the road on Monday, Sept. 11, to Georgia to help restore extensive power outages caused by Hurricane Irma.
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