Marion Public Library was selected to take part in the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for underserved teens. This competitive grant is offered by the American Library Association (ALA) with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
09/13/2018 9:10 AM
In May, Marion Police Chief Joe McHale issued a challenge to his officers to personally contact every business in Marion within 100 days. The effort supported the department’s new data-driven deployment strategy.
09/05/2018 10:04 AM
Thomas and Legion Parks have reopened after heavy rains and flooding sent Indian Creek out of its banks earlier in the month.
09/04/2018 9:38 AM
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 4 Abode Construction will begin the 2018 Storm Sewer Project along 27th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue. This project includes adding storm sewer and subdrain along 27th Street to improve storm drainage in the area.
08/30/2018 4:08 PM
Marion Public Library is standing up against violence. On Sept. 1, 2018, Marion Public Library will become a No Hit Zone and will join a growing number of organizations and communities across the nation that have put similar programs in place.
08/28/2018 10:55 AM
Each week, for four weeks, a different class will be offered free of charge at the Klopfenstein Amphitheater at Lowe Park. Classes will take place every Tuesday evening from 6-7 p.m. during the month of September.
08/28/2018 10:39 AM
On September 4, Linn County Public Health will open enrollment for the Wood-Burning Change-Out Program – a voluntary program to improve air quality by providing vouchers to eligible homeowners to remove and replace old, non-certified wood appliances with cleaner burning, EPA-certified appliances.
08/28/2018 8:00 AM
International touring act, Brulé, is set to take the stage at Klopfenstein Amphitheater at Lowe Park (4500 N. 10th Street, Marion) for a free concert on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 7:30-9 p.m.
08/23/2018 4:56 PM
The presentation, focusing on what to look for and how to help, will be given by Gretchen Brown-Waech, human trafficking coordinator with the Crime Victims Assistance Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office with assistance from Corporal James Hancox of the Marion Police Department.
08/20/2018 3:45 PM
Marion residents and website visitors are invited to share feedback regarding the functionality, appearance, navigation and content of the existing site.
08/15/2018 4:09 PM
On Saturday, Aug. 18, Marion’s former fire engine, E-91, will be dedicated as the first pink fire engine for the Iowa Chapter of the Pink Heals Organization. The event will take place at 4:30 p.m. at Fire Station No. 2 in Marion, 3393 Katz Drive.
08/15/2018 9:20 AM
Visit www.cityfomarion.org/swampfox for the full line-up of events and make plans now to take part in this community celebration, sponsored in part by iHeartMEDIA.
08/14/2018 4:44 PM
The City of Marion is pleased to announce that Hollie Trenary will serve as Marion Public Library’s 12th director. Trenary comes to Marion from the Cedar Rapids Public Library, where she has been operations manager for the past three years.
08/10/2018 4:08 PM
The City of Marion is the latest community to discover the presence of the highly destructive insect known as the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
08/08/2018 11:30 AM
Later this month, Wes Nelson, longtime city clerk and finance director for the City of Marion is retiring. The City is hosting a reception and open house in his honor on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Marion City Hall.
08/07/2018 3:44 PM
Marie AbouAssaly, mother of Mayor Nicolas AbouAsslay, passed away on Aug. 6 after a courageous battle with cancer.
08/06/2018 4:31 PM
For the second consecutive year, the City of Marion was named an All-Star Community by the Iowa League of Cities. The 2018 award was given for the Uptown Artway project.
08/01/2018 11:25 AM
From July 23 to Aug. 6, the Public Services Department will be repairing the intersection of 10th Avenue and 14th Street.
07/23/2018 9:48 AM
The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) with contractor LL Pelling is doing work on the HWY 151 and HWY 13 intersection for the next several weekends.
07/23/2018 9:38 AM
The Iowa Great Places program celebrates communities with a bold vision for the future. The program supports the development of new and existing infrastructure intended to cultivate the unique and authentic qualities of neighborhoods, communities and regions in Iowa.
07/19/2018 3:23 PM