Several studies have shown that on average someone drives through a bus stop sign on every school bus once a day. If you think of that happening once per day to every school bus, there is a lot of potential for a child being hit by a car. A major cause of this is distracted driving.
10/17/2019 11:21 AM
10th Avenue will be reduced to one lane during the day and vehicles need to yield to the oncoming traffic. Expect some travel delays.
10/09/2019 8:21 AM
Marion Chamber Ambassadors will join City of Marion officials, staff and community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of a runway expansion project at the Marion Airport. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Noon at 1690 Marion Airport Rd.
10/07/2019 11:28 AM
Marion City Council Member Randy Strnad has been awarded the Certified Elected Municipal Official (CEMO) designation in 2019. The designation was established by the Iowa League of Cities as a way to recognize elected officials who commit to continuing their professional development while in office.
10/07/2019 11:19 AM
The City of Marion is hosting a series of public open houses to present proposed updates to the community zoning map. The proposed zoning map updates reflect the existing land uses in addition to the long-term goals and objectives of the Marion Comprehensive Plan.
10/07/2019 11:14 AM
The Marion Chamber and Marion Economic Development Corporation will jointly host candidate forums for Marion City Council, Marion Mayor, and Linn-Mar School Board.
10/03/2019 2:00 PM
It is the City’s policy not to comment on confidential personnel matters, such as investigations, in order to protect the privacy of the complainants and the witnesses and to ensure that those individuals are not dissuaded from bringing concerns forward or participating in the investigation process.
10/01/2019 1:34 PM
Nicole Novak, PhD, MSc is a social epidemiologist and community health researcher from the University of Iowa Immigrant and Refugee Health and Well-being Research Group. Her work focuses on health equity and health disparities in the United States.
09/26/2019 10:59 AM
A full weekend of fun is planned Sept. 27-29, 2019 for Uptown Marion and Lowe Park.
09/24/2019 3:50 PM
The Marion Fire Department wants to keep you safe. The best way to survive a home fire is to escape it, and that means having a home fire safety plan. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.
09/23/2019 11:40 AM
The League of Women Voters County candidate forums for Marion will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24 and Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Linn-Mar High School Little Theatre.
09/23/2019 11:33 AM
Children will enjoy seeing turtles, chickens, a goat, and more...with a special appearance by Little Mr. & Little Miss Linn County Fair!
09/19/2019 12:07 PM
The center median at the intersection of Highway 14 and Hennessey Parkway will be closed next Wednesday and Thursday (weather permitting) for asphalt installation.
09/13/2019 11:47 AM
Population and geographic growth to the north have dictated the need for a third station. It will keep Marion’s response times within the national standard for emergency response times for fire and medical service.
09/11/2019 11:05 AM
The City of Marion is pleased to introduce Mike Kitsmiller as its next chief of police. Kitsmiller will be responsible for the administration, coordination and direction of all Marion Police Department activities. The department employs 45 sworn officers and 15 civilian employees.
09/09/2019 2:15 PM
Lucore Road will be restricted to one lane while milling and repaving occurs. The project should be completed by Sept. 20, 2019.
09/06/2019 5:26 PM
The closure is expected to be in place for 5-6 weeks, weather permitting.
09/06/2019 4:51 PM
City leaders and Chamber ambassadors will join members of the Marion Fire Department on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at noon to break ground on Marion’s third fire station. The event will take place at 100 Irish Drive, on the southwest corner of Tower Terrace Road and Irish Drive.
09/04/2019 4:24 PM
The Marion Police Department has launched a voluntary program to allow local businesses and residents to register the location of their surveillance cameras. The program is a partnership between the Police Department and the community to jointly combat criminal activity in our neighborhoods.
09/04/2019 1:18 PM
Garbage, recycling and yard waste will not be collected on Labor Day. Collection will be one day late all week, taking place Tuesday through Saturday.
08/27/2019 2:08 PM