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Hydrant flushing in Marion

April 20th, 2017
Employees of the Marion Water Department have started flushing the water system this week and will continue through mid-June, if necessary. Flushing typically begins around 8 a.m. and may continue to 2 a.m.

Marion Senior Living Community receives grant
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · April 20th, 2017
Heritage Bank, Marion, Iowa, is pleased to announce that the bank has sponsored the non-profit organization, Marion Senior Living Community, in its application for a Competitive Affordable Housing Program grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank.

Marion student to compete in National Spelling Bee
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · April 20th, 2017
Lydia Bitterman, a seventh grade student in the Marion Home School Assistance Program, won the Iowa regional level of the Scripps National Spelling Bee held at Ames on Saturday, March 25, and now heads for the national contest in Washington, D.C. Her parents are Mike and Tara Bitterman.

Special free workshop offered for family priorities and goal-setting
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · April 20th, 2017
While almost everyone feels that one's family is the most important group of people in their lives, sometimes that family could benefit from some planning so it operates in a beneficial way.

Tower Terrace expected to open
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · April 20th, 2017
The Marion Chamber of Commerce is planning a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m., for the completion of the Tower Terrace Road extension from 10th Street to Winslow Road.

New Century Event Rental and Consignment
by Report submitted · April 20th, 2017
Join the Marion Chamber Ambassadors with a ribbon cutting of a new business in Marion! New Century Event Rental and Consignment has opened at 1199 Grand Ave. The ribbon cutting will take place on Friday, April 28, at 4 p.m.

Ribbon Cuttings Culver's Garden Center and Greenhouse
by Report submitted · April 20th, 2017
Culver's Garden Center and Greenhouse will celebrate 20 seasons in retail and 35 years in business on Friday, April 21, starting at 4 p.m. Culver's will also celebrate its 20th Annual Spring Open House April 22-23.

City of Marion requests proposals to redevelop Library
by Report submitted · April 20th, 2017
The City of Marion is interested in facilitating the redevelopment of the current library building and site located at 1095 6th Avenue in Marion.

Local Annual Art Show & Sale in Marion
by Report submitted · April 20th, 2017
Creative Artists, a local art and education organization, is holding its Annual Art Show and Sale on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, at the former Kirkwood Training and Outreach Services building, 3375 Armar Drive, Marion. Hours for both days are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Metro Library Network lends Wi-Fi hotspots
by Report submitted · April 20th, 2017
The Metro Library Network, a collaboration between the Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and Marion Public libraries, will begin lending Wi-Fi hotspots to library card holders on Monday, April 17.

The Heritage Center to present "The Peace Movement"
by Report submitted · April 20th, 2017
The Marion Heritage Center and Museum will present a program entitled "The Peace Movement" at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Ms. Vicki Hughes, Marion Historical Society board member, will review the history of the U.S. peace movement in the 20th century and especially the Vietnam War period.

Traffic safety project conducted
by Report submitted · April 20th, 2017
On April 14, 2017, the Linn County Sheriff's Office, along with the Marion Police Department, Mt. Vernon Police Department, and Robins Police Department, worked a multi-agency traffic safety project on Hwy. 13 in Linn County. This project was part of the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB), which provides funding which allows agencies to staff extra deputies/officers to patrol our roadways and enforce traffic laws. The one-day project started at 6 p.m. on April 14 and went until 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 15.

An early breakfast with your neighbors
by Report Submitted · April 20th, 2017
The Marion Heritage Center & Museum is sponsoring its 5th Annual Pancake & Egg Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, May 13, from 7 to 11 a.m.

Another Marion resident to take part in Starlighters Odd Couple
by Report submitted · April 20th, 2017
George Morrison of Marion takes his acting seriously, plus he also gets involved in his goal of getting people interested in what is going on at Starlighters Theatre on Anamosa's Main Street.

Down Marion's Memory Lane
by Voanne Hansen Times News · April 20th, 2017
See whats happening Down Marion's Memory Lane
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