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Nauticos teams up in search for Amelia Earhart's plane
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · March 9th, 2017
A daring young woman in her flying machine made history as she successfully completed the first female solo transatlantic flight on May 20-21, 1932. According to infoplease.com, she flew "a Pratt & Whitney Wasp-powered Lockheed Vega...from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, to Ireland in approximately 15 hrs."

You could make a great addition to our team
by Article submitted by the City of Marion Fire Department · March 9th, 2017
Robins Fire Department (RFD) would be honored to visit with you about potentially joining a great team focused on the highest possible quality medical and fire response for our friends and neighbors who may be having one of the worst days of their lives based on their need to call 911.

What are Library Services Worth to Robins Residents?
by Joe Pearson Assistant Director · March 9th, 2017
Americans check out more than eight books a year from their local libraries, 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.

Cooking with Nina
by Report submitted · March 9th, 2017
March 2017 Cooking Class Schedule

Iowa has outgrown its old 'bottle bill' as we struggle to put a new value on trash
by Dan Brawner Times Columnist · March 9th, 2017
Iowa's "bottle bill" was enacted in 1978 to encourage recycling by requiring a five-cent deposit on certain beverage cans and bottles. Soon, aluminum and glass containers that used to litter ditches and roadsides were now recycled. These days, 86 percent of these containers are recycled, with more than 82,352 tons kept from the waste stream every year. The energy savings alone could heat 42,845 average Iowa homes because that original bottle bill turned trash into cash.

Iowa Public Employees Retirement System to see changes
by Liz Mathis State Senator · March 9th, 2017
Is the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) next on the chopping block? We have been getting a lot of questions from constituents about the retirement security of Iowans. I am concerned about suggestions by Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds and special-interest groups that major changes are ahead for IPERS.

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.
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