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1 MISD students discover Brucemore past from tour, technology
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · News | April 27th, 2017

On Monday, April 24, three inspired Francis Marion Intermediate School fourth graders - McKinzie Strader, Harper Griffin, and Noah Conway - spoke to the MISD Board at its regular meeting about the group's Brucemore field trip experience and educational journey of discovery. The students said they learned a lot while completing the project and also taught their tour guide a few things as well.
2 Young Eagles spread wings and expand horizons
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · News | April 27th, 2017

Roughly 60 area kids, ages 8 to 17, spread their wings as they flew for the first time during an Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 33 Young Eagles Flight Rally at the Marion Airport from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 22. Seven volunteer EAA pilots offered airplane saftey tips to the youth before soaring to the skies.
3 Tower Terrace expected to open
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · News | 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.
4 Marion PD hosts Animal Emergency Care and CPR course
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · News | April 13th, 2017

Marion Fire Station No. 2 hosted an Operational K-9 Handler and First Responder Course for emergency responders from several agencies on Fri., April 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. "The training was great," said Capt. Shawn Fluharty, who took the course for the first time.
5 Marion schools display rising assessment scores
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · News | April 13th, 2017

The MISD Board of Education viewed performance assessment results in keeping with "No Child Left Behind" during a regular meeting on April 10 at 7 p.m. Marion students' scores overall ranked above Grant Wood AEA and Iowa's in several subject areas and grade levels.
6 Marion Janitorial Supply Co. makes spring cleaning easy
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · News | April 6th, 2017

"We sell to everyone," said Marion Janitorial Supply Co. owners Janet and Brett Steffen. The business, located at 1685 7th Ave. Ste. 100, Marion, is open to the public from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and offers many specialized products in professional strengths and quality. "We had a customer stop in with a vehicle wash brush that he purchased from us approximately twenty years ago - it was still in great shape and still worked like a charm."
7 Marion teen awakens parents in midst of house fire
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · News | March 30th, 2017

During the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 22, Taylor Embrey, 13, a Vernon Middle School student was downstairs in her home, when she heard a noise in the computer room, her father Scott Embrey said during an interview with the Marion Times. As she looked about, she noticed a small fire behind the computer desk. She then ran upstairs and got her dad, who was asleep alongside her mother Sherry.
8 2017 Innovator of the Year receives recognition
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · News | March 23rd, 2017

Consumers Supply Distributing Co. (Wholesale), located at 6000 Linn Aire Ave. in Marion's Industrial Park, was chosen as the 2017 Innovator of the Year by the Marion Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO). The company was picked for installing an impressive new robotic palletizer in its Marion facility in July of 2016. It is something unique and also improves job quality and efficiency, said MEDCO President Nick Glew.
9 MISD receives new proposal and passes new plan
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · News | March 23rd, 2017

Tom Ertz, Director of The Marion Home School Assistance Program presented a "proposal to relocate the current home school program to the Emerson Building," to The Marion Independent School Board on Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m. He said they were asked by the Marion Independent School District if they would consider moving into the Emerson School during their initial repurposing process. New funding opportunities may become available pending legislation. If the home school program relocates to Emerson (2018/19), they will become the sole tenants of the facility.
10 Senator Ernst visits Linn County
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · News | March 23rd, 2017

The packed house was divided, as political enthusiasts of all races, religions, and parties, waved signs and raised voices throughout Sinclair Auditorium during a Linn County forum with Iowa Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). Many audience members asked the Senator questions about proposed changes in federal government policies during the Friday, March 17, session at Coe College in Cedar Rapids.
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