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Montessori Graduation
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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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A bison's migration to Marion's Lowe Park
by Staff report · August 17th, 2017
A 2,000-pound bison made the move from sunny North Carolina to now reside in Lowe Park's sculpture trail in Marion on Thursday, August 10.

Legacy Manufacturing considers expansion
by Report submitted · August 17th, 2017
After celebrating with a ribbon cutting at the opening of its new location in Marion, Legacy® Manufacturing Company is considering an expansion to its recently completed facility, thanks to continued growth and success in re-shoring U.S. manufacturing processes.

Skilang experiences externship at Iowa Hygienics
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
Lisa Skilang, who teaches biology and bioethics at Linn-Mar High School, spent six weeks this summer as an extern at the Iowa State Hygienics Laboratory in Coralville. The opportunity was made possible through the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council, which partners agencies and businesses with secondary teachers of science, math and technology.

MHS coaches to be honored at meeting
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
The Marion Independent School District Board of Education will be honoring seven outstanding 2016/17 athletic coaches for their achievements at a regular school board meeting on August 28 at 4:30 p.m. The session is open to the public.

Be inspired at new Uptown shops
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
Two adjacent businesses, Be Inspired and DiModa Boutique have recently opened in Uptown Marion. In celebration of their successful move from Dysart, both shops will host a combined grand opening and Chamber of Commerce ribbon

Down Marion's Memory Lane
by By Voanne Hansen Times News · August 17th, 2017
See what's happening in Marion's history!

Linn-Mar board meeting reviews tests, policies
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
The Linn-Mar Board of Directors (school board) held a work session at 5 p.m. followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017. Topics of interest included a review of standardized test results and information created in preparation for the upcoming school year.

Local American Legion Riders journey 1,700 miles to Reno Nevada
by Report submitted · August 17th, 2017
On August 11, three members of American Legion Post 298 in Marion rode their motorcycles 650 miles to Ft. Dodge, Kansas and joined approximately 350 Legionnaires from across the United States for the 12th Annual American Legion Legacy Run.

Master Gardeners turn Lowe Park into a paradise
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
A garden should make you feel you've entered privileged space - a place not just set apart but reverberant - and it seems to me that, to achieve this, the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry. -Michael Pollan

National barn quilt expert to visit Marion
by By Madeline Jarvis, Adult and Information Services Coordinator, Marion Public Library · August 17th, 2017
The Marion Public Library is excited to welcome Suzi Parron, author of Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement, for a free public presentation. The Quilt Trail program is Wednesday, August 23, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Meeting Room A.

Nearing the finish line as new school year approaches
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
It has taken a team effort to assemble playground equipment at the new Longfellow Elementary School facility located at 2900 8th Avenue in Marion. "My favorite piece is the 10 spin, which is a modern form of the merry-go-round," said Longfellow Principal Nicole Harmer who helped put pieces of the playground puzzle together.

New campaign strategy for MISD
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
On August 14, the Marion Independent School District Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of the strategist company Fusion Forward Design & Marketing from Independence, Iowa, in order to help promote the school's branding throughout the Marion district and surrounding areas. The one-year contract will cost the district $55/hour, full-time, with a two-month cancellation notice option.

Photographers capture the judges' eye at Iowa State Fair competition
by Report submitted · August 17th, 2017
Photographers from around the country submitted their best work into the Photography Salon competition judged prior to the start of the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Restoration Dental Center restores a historic Uptown Marion landmark
by Report submitted · August 17th, 2017
Restoration Dental Center, located at 1180 7th Ave., Uptown Marion, previously the Irwin's Men's clothing store, not only restored a historic building in Uptown Marion, it is now restoring many patients' smiles.

The Highway 100 Bypass
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · August 17th, 2017
One of the major events that helped get Marion on the map for growth and a strong future was a project that Phil Morris and John Vernon, owners of First National Bank, envisioned. It was the construction of the Highway 100 bypass.
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