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    Marion Public Library Becomes first 'No Hit Zone' in Linn County

    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

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    'Fall Into Fitness' Series returns Tuesday Evenings in September

    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

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    Linn County Public Health Launches Wood-Burning Appliance Change-Out Program

    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

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    Brulé Brings “Cultural Rock Opera” to Lowe Park

    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

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    Marion Police to Host Human Trafficking Presentation on August 30

    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

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    City of Marion Seeks Input Ahead of Website Redesign

    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

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    Marion's Former Fire Engine to be Dedicated to Pink Heals Organization

    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

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    Swamp Fox Festival returns the Last Weekend in September

    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

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    Hollie Trenary to be Next Marion Public Library Director

    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

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    Emerald Ash Borer discovered in Marion

    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

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    Wes Nelson retiring after 29 years with the City of Marion

    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

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    City of Marion extends Condolences to the AbouAssaly Family

    Marie AbouAssaly, mother of Mayor Nicolas AbouAsslay, passed away on Aug. 6 after a courageous battle with cancer.

    08/06/2018 4:31 PM

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    Marion Once Again Named All-Star Community Award Recipient

    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

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    Road Closed: 10th Avenue/14th Street Intersection

    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

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    Iowa DOT Resurfacing Hwy 151 and Hwy 13 Intersection

    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

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    Marion Re-Designated as Iowa Great Place

    T​he 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

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    What do the Bicycle-Friendly Street Markings Mean?

    The symbols serve as a reminder to share the road. Bicyclists may, but are not required to ride on or over the lane markings. It is most important for the bicyclist to ride where he/she feels most safe and comfortable.

    07/19/2018 8:46 AM

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    Deck Safety

    Within Marion city limits, permits are required for constructing any deck over 30 inches off the grade, or any that are built over a basement window, or built to support a story above, a roof or an unusual load.

    07/10/2018 10:51 AM

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    Swimming Pool Safety at Home

    Pool safety is a priority of the Marion Building Department, therefore a permit is required when installing.

    07/10/2018 10:45 AM

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    Road Closed: Indian Creek Road & 35th Avenue

    The goal is to have Tower Terrace Road open to traffic from Winslow Road to Lennon Lane in the fall of this year.

    07/06/2018 9:13 AM

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