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FEATURED PHOTO · A delightful Kids' Noon Year's Eve party was held on Friday, December 29, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Marion Public Library. The festivities started in two adjacent meeting rooms where children and youth created keepsake crafts, drank cocoa with floating marshmallows, colored both inside and outside of the lines, and danced about briskly, blowing bubbles. As the clock struck 12, the celebration shifted to the foyer, where bright, billowing balloons cascaded in the large library entryway toward the kids' welcoming hands. | Times Photos by DJ Kauffman
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Best of Assisted Living awarded to Emery Place
by Report submitted · January 11th, 2018
Emery Place Assisted Living & Memory Care has been selected as one of 2018 Best of Assisted Living Award Winners on SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America. This is the third year in a row, since opening their community in May of 2015, that Emery Place has received this honor.

Innovative Protein & Coffee Bar offers a healthy brew to the area
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · January 11th, 2018
Innovative Protein & Coffee Bar, located at 901 Tower Terrace Road, Suite 100 in Marion is a new standard coffee shop open to all who would like to drink a cup of coffee or smoothie in a relaxed environment. "We try to maintain a positive atmosphere that makes people feel welcome and comfortable," they said.

Marion Fire Department Column: Dealing with road conditions in winter
by Article courtesy of the Marion Fire Department and City of Marion · January 11th, 2018
With the recent snowfall, it is a good time to review some winter driving tips. Stay safe and practice the following in inclement weather.

New Council members begin serving
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · January 11th, 2018
The first regular City Council meeting of 2018 was held on Thursday, January 4. Mayor Nicolas AbouAssaly administered the oath of office to new Council members Steve Jensen for Ward 2, Rene Gadelha for Ward 4 and Randy Strnad, Council Member At-Large. Paul Draper was unable to attend.

Open enrollment discussed at recent Linn-Mar meeting
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · January 11th, 2018
At its first meeting of 2018, the Linn-Mar school board heard information from Associate Superintendent Shannon Bisgard about the topic of open enrollment.

Pinicon Ridge Park receives funding
by Report submitted · January 11th, 2018
In December 2017, Linn County Conservation was awarded $400,000 in Iowa Great Places grant funds for Pinicon Ridge County Park near Central City from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and Iowa Great Places Citizens Advisory Board. Pinicon Ridge Park is part of the Cedar-Wapsi Recreational Byway that received an Iowa Great Place designation in 2014.

Down Marion's Memory Lane
by By Voanne Hansen Times News · January 11th, 2018
See whats happening this week in Marion's History

Linn County offices closed for MLK Holiday
by Report submitted · January 11th, 2018
Most Linn County governmental offices will be closed Monday, January 15, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, January 16.

Making the most of life explored at Lifetree
by Report submitted · January 11th, 2018
How to make the most out of life will be explored at Lifetree Cafe on January 12 at noon.

Help Marion take the next step
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · January 11th, 2018
The Chamber of Commerce and City of Marion began a process in 2009 to envision what might be possible for the community over the next years. It was called Imagine8 and many wonderful projects came to fruition as a result.

Ice safety reminder as Iowa lakes freeze over
by Report submitted · January 11th, 2018
The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa. Anglers are starting to get out for the popular early ice fishing of the season.

K9 Cola prepares for eventful 2018
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · January 11th, 2018
Marion residents are fortunate to have an off-leash dog park just south of town. It is a large area where you can take Fido and let him/her run off the leash but still in a safe space.

Library provides free access to new streaming services
by Report submitted · January 11th, 2018
The Marion Public Library now offers free access to two new film streaming services.

Linn-Mar High School Student of the Week: Iam Brown
by Report submitted · January 11th, 2018
Ian Brown is a senior at Linn-Mar High School for the 2017-18 school year.

Linn-Mar senior nominated by Senator Grassley to the U.S. Naval Academy
by Report submitted · January 11th, 2018
Senator Chuck Grassley has nominated 44 Iowa students to be considered for appointments to the U.S. service academies. One of them is Linn-Mar senior Daniel O'Hara.
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