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Cooking with Nina
by Report submitted · December 16th, 2016
December 2016
Cooking Schedule

Please find the rest of my November schedule below... I have some exciting classes coming up in December. You can check out the classes online at www.cookingwithnina.net, and you can register online or call me if you like. I'd love to talk with you.

December fire safety reminders
by Article submitted by the City of Marion Fire Department · December 16th, 2016
Did you know there are more fires in December than most other months of the year? And they are most common in the weeks surrounding the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The Marion Fire Department wants you and your family to be safe this holiday season and offers these tips to keep in mind.

Robins soldier earns 734th Regional Support Group patch
by Report submitted · December 16th, 2016
Pfc. Delaney R. Allen, of Robins, Iowa, was part of more than 60 Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers recently recognized during a patching ceremony held at the Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center in Johnston, Iowa.

Marion Public Library provides services and events to Robins residents
by Jo Pearson Assistant Director · December 16th, 2016
What are Library Services Worth to Robins Residents? Americans check out more than eight books a year, on average. While Americans spend about $35.81 a year in taxes for their public libraries, in the current contract with the Metro Libraries, Robins residents are paying only about $27 a year - just 80% of what Marion, Cedar Rapids, and Hiawatha residents pay for identical services. Find out what your local library is worth to you personally by visiting our value calculator at https://marionpubliclibrary.org/value.

The history and safety of holiday lights
by Metro Creative News Source · December 16th, 2016
Holiday celebrants employ holiday lights in various ways. Certain individuals may be content to hang lights on their Christmas trees and call their decorating complete. Others may get their holiday jollies by making sure each square inch of their home is covered in twinkling lights. Still, other people prefer the more subdued effect of lights framing one picture window of the house.

Buckling up could save your giblets
by Report submitted · November 17th, 2016
This Thanksgiving, law enforcement agencies will ramp up patrols and be on the lookout for seat belt violations. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), during the 2014 Thanksgiving holiday, 341 vehicle occupants were killed nationwide in traffic crashes. Fifty percent of those fatalities were not wearing seat belts. In Iowa, five people were killed over the 2015 holiday.

Linn County Water and Land Legacy Bond wins at polls
by Report submitted · November 17th, 2016
On Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, Linn County voters made their voices heard by approving Public Measure E, Linn County's Water & Land Legacy Bond. It was the right choice, for which Linn County will reap the benefits for generations to come.

Mathis re-elected to Iowa Senate
by Report submitted · November 17th, 2016
State Senator Liz Mathis declared victory last Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in her race for re-election to the State Senate in District 34. Mathis was running against Rene Gadhela, a member of the Linn-Mar Board of Education.

Robins Fire Dept. prepares for the winter season
by Brian Boots Robins Fire Chief · November 17th, 2016
I hope your summer was safe and uneventful for you. Another season has come and another one has arrived. With winter coming, please get your furnace checked to make sure it is in working condition for the winter months to come.

Consider an Alternative Gift this holiday season
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · November 17th, 2016
As the holiday season approaches, many are thinking of those people they love and what kind of gift they can give to them.

Cooking with Nina
by Report submitted · November 17th, 2016
November 2016
Cooking Schedule

Please find the rest of my November schedule below... I have some exciting classes coming up in November. You can check out the classes online at: www.cookingwithnina.net, and you can register online or call me if you like. I'd love to talk with you.

Thank you! ~Nina

IRS warns tax professionals of new email scam
by Report submitted · November 17th, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service issued an urgent alert to tax professionals who use IRS e-services to beware of an email asking them to update their accounts and directing them to a fake website.

Marion Public Library providing services and events to Robins residents
by Jo Pearson Assistant Director · November 17th, 2016
What are Library Services Worth to Robins Residents? Americans check out more than eight books a year, on average. While Americans spend about $35.81 a year in taxes for their public libraries, in the current contract with the Metro Libraries, Robins residents are paying only about $27 a year - just 80 percent of what Marion, Cedar Rapids, and Hiawatha residents pay for identical services. Find out what your local library is worth to you personally by visiting our value calculator at https://marionpubliclibrary.org/value.

Nice weather in Iowa: a disturbing development that will lead to no good
by Dan Brawner Times Columnist · November 17th, 2016
This Thursday is Winter Weather Awareness Day. Normally, this is the day the National Weather Service reminds us that a "winter storm watch" means a blizzard or ice storm might develop and that a "heavy snow warning" is a forecast that six or more inches of snowfall is on the way. This year, Winter Weather Awareness Day ought to remind us that, although we yet have no reason to believe there is such a thing, winter is still a possibility.

Robins Civic Club needs you...
November 17th, 2016
Did your family enjoy the Trunk-or-Treat last week? Do you enjoy the Round-up in June? Have you considered getting involved in the Robins Civic Club, so we can continue to offer these fun events for the families in Robins? Now is the time...
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