The Marion Fire Department keeps very busy during the month of October educating area youth on fire safety. They visited about 620 kindergarten students, 560 first graders and 621 third graders during Fire Prevention Week alone.
10/11/2018 2:34 PM
Improvements are underway at the intersection of South 11th Street and Grand Avenue. It should be open by Monday, Oct. 15, weather permitting.
10/11/2018 2:17 PM
Dawn Cline, community outreach services coordinator for the Marion Public Library, was recently honored by the Iowa Library Association (ILA) with the inaugural Distinguished Career Award.
10/11/2018 2:04 PM
The 2018 Swamp Fox Festival parade theme celebrated “Sports through the Years.”
10/03/2018 3:43 PM
In an effort to improve firefighting skills, the Marion Fire Department will be conducting a live house burn on Saturday, Oct.6. This training will take place at 880 2nd Street. The estimated training times are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
10/02/2018 10:09 AM
On Tuesday, Oct. 2 the City of Marion celebrate the completion of the Lucore Road reconstruction project with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. at the corner of Lucore Road and Hunters Ridge Road.
10/01/2018 12:54 PM
Organizers are pleased to welcome Marion-native, Linn-Mar graduate and University of Iowa Women’s Basketball Coach Lisa Bluder as the grand marshal.
09/20/2018 4:14 PM
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