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Call for Iowa Women's Art Exhibition artwork submissions
by Report submitted · February 17th, 2017
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Arts Council today announced an open call for female artists to submit art for the Iowa Women's Art Exhibition, which showcases works from female Iowa artists and celebrates their contributions to the vitality of the arts and quality of life in Iowa.

American Legion Post 298 honors Matthew Uhrin
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
On Monday evening, Feb. 13, Marion's American Legion Post 298 honored Matthew Uhrin, the FexEx employee who rescued a U.S. flag from a group of demonstrators in Iowa City on January 27, 2017. Actually, he rescued two flags.

Legislative Listening Posts
by Report submitted · February 16th, 2017
State Senator Liz Mathis will have a listening post on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the League of Women Voters Forum, Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Linn-Mar saves money through refinancing
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
The Linn-Mar Board of Education approved a resolution at its January 23 meeting to sell approximately $16,090,000 in General Obligation School Refunding Bonds, Series 2017. The date of sale was set for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.

LIONS Awards
by Report submitted · February 16th, 2017
Lion-Mar Lions - Lion head logoNominations for the 2017 LIONS Awards are now being accepted.

Mathis listening post draws many questions, comments
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
A listening post was held by State Senator Liz Mathis at Karma Coffee Cafe in Hiawatha on Saturday, Feb. 11. Also present were State Representative Art Staed and Molly Donahue, who ran for office in the last election. The event lasted from 10:30 a.m. to well after noon.

STEM Day matches education with careers
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
Marion Independent High School math and science students listened to 14 community speakers talk about their varied professions at the 5th annual STEM day event on Thursday, Feb. 9. Each presenter explained aspects of their chosen field as it relates to the study of science, math, technology, and engineering.

Vets share recollections in Heritage Center program
by Report submitted · February 16th, 2017
The Marion Heritage Center and Museum will present a program, Vietnam: Combat Action 1967 to 1974, on Sunday, Feb. 26. John Nieland, Major, U.S. Army Retired, will speak first on the politics and history of the Vietnam War and relate some of his experiences.

All are welcome here
by Dawn Cline Outreach Services Coordinator · February 16th, 2017
The Marion Public Library is here for all. All are welcome here. We are here to serve all community members. No matter what you believe or what your life situation happens to be, each and all have a place here at the Marion Public Library. This is your library.

Call for Iowa Women's Art Exhibition artwork submissions
by Report submitted · February 16th, 2017
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Arts Council today announced an open call for female artists to submit art for the Iowa Women's Art Exhibition, which showcases works from female Iowa artists and celebrates their contributions to the vitality of the arts and quality of life in Iowa.

Down Memory Lane
by By Voanne Hansen Times News · February 16th, 2017
See what's going on in history.....

Girl Scouts to sell cookies at local stores
by Report submitted · February 16th, 2017
Girl Scouts have been taking orders for cookies since early January and the boxes now have officially arrived! Customers will receive their orders this week and beginning February 17, Girl Scouts will be selling your favorite cookies at booths in front of local stores. Locations in Marion are:

Granger House hosts Royal Scandal Part 3
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
"Who benefited from the two princes' deaths?" Granger House Museum Secretary Ann Rogers asked her audience during a royal scandal lesson concerning the coldest of cold mystery cases in England's history-"King Richard III and the Two Princes in the Tower of London."

Linn-Mar Interactors help purchase puppy
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
Members of the Linn-Mar Interact Club held a tremendously successful fundraiser last fall. Its members made apple pies from scratch, and on Monday, Feb. 13, the club presented a check for $1200 to Deafinitely Dogs, a local service dog not-for-profit group.

Making dreams a reality in the 'Big Apple'
by Alyssa James Correspondent · February 16th, 2017
Back in November, we interviewed a Linn-Mar student who was on his way to the Big Apple to perform in an Honor Choir at Carnegie Hall. The student, Lucas Rodriguez, made it back from New York just last week. The Honor Performance Series Concert took place on February 5, 2017.
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