Sunday, May 19, 2013
"This is Marion, Iowa" won the Award of Excellence in three categories from the Iowa Motion Picture Association.
Funky shops, good food, good people, safe community, opportunities to build and grow. A new promotional video helps capture what Marion has to offer. That video - "This is Marion, Iowa" - won the Award of Excellence in three categories from the Iowa Motion Picture Association. "The video was given the top award in the categories of Corporate and Community Marketing, Graphic Art Direction and Editing - Short Form," said MEDCO president George Lake in an email. The Marion Chamber and Marion Economic Development Company (MEDCO) partnered with MVP Video Productions to create the video, which is intended a recruitment tool for businesses and employees.
Betty Johnson, winner of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award and initiator of Iowa's first Body and Soul program, speaks on grief and her goals to help others get the healthcare they need.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. To lose one loved one is enough grief — but Betty Johnson lost three. She lost her mother to Alzheimer’s. Her younger sister and a close friend died of cancer. Healthcare is a concern for Johnson, who has a degree in sociology from Coe College. She strives to educate people on the topic, and to make sure they have access to the medical screenings and procedures they need. She established Iowa’s first Body and Soul program, a health initiative developed by the American Cancer Society for African American churches…
New Pioneer Co-Op leaders are looking for a third location in Marion, Cedar Rapids and North Liberty, and calls finding a site to relocate downtown "remote at best."
Supporters of downtown Iowa City's iconic but floody weary natural food cooperative are reassessing options for where to build, and that may not include the downtown area its called home for 43 years. Marion is in the mix. Leadership of the New Pioneer Co-Op have been looking for a new location, but were left out of a preferred plot a few blocks away in favor of a high rise with a movie theater and bowling alley. The current downtown building at 22 S. Van Buren St. is said to be under-sized and susceptible to flooding. The Co-Op has its sites on opening a third location - it's been in Coralville for 12 years - in possibly North Liberty, Marion, Cedar Rapids or elsewhere in Iowa City. While the board isn't giving up on relocating …
Both the U.S. Senate and House are working on immigration reform plans. What do you think should be done about the estimated 11 million people currently living in the country illegally or on expired visas.
A U.S. Senate immigration reform proposal that would allow the estimated 11 million residents living here illegally by the end of 2011 to remain in the country lawfully is expected to come to a final vote by June. The Senate plan would allow these people to earn a temporary status that lets them to work if they meet a number of requirements, including: passing background checks, submitting to fingerprinting and proving they've lived here before Dec. 31, 2011. The documentation process wouldn't begin until a border security system was in place, according to information about the bill posted on Sen. Mark Rubio's Senate website. The border security plan includes a border fence plan, an electronic system that would verify workers' status and …
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Powerball Results and winning numbers were announced 9:59 p.m. Saturday.
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Saturday, May 18
Saturday's Powerball Winning numbers are: 22, 10, 13, 14 and 52 and the Powerball is 11. The $600 million jackpot is one of Powerball's largest and chances are someone won. The one-time cash payout is estimated at $379.6 million. Tickets are $2 and the game is played in Iowa and 42 other states, including Florida, Texas, California and New York. You can buy tickets until 9 p.m. CST for the 9:59 p.m. drawing. Buy tickets online here, or search for a local retailer. The largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout to date was $384 million and was won on Nov. 28, 2012, in Arizona and Missouri. In Iowa, the biggest payout was $241 million last year to the "Shipping 20," a group of workers from the Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids. A Bondurant …
These houses aren't free, but looking and dreaming is.
This week we feature a range of houses in a range of price points. There's a vacation home in Ankeny, an old school charmer in Iowa City and a georgeous home overlooking a golf course in Marion. On that note, take a peek inside some of the homes for sale in Iowa. Just click on the links below to see what's for sale in some of our 9 Patches around Iowa. If Walls of Multi-Million-Dollar Urbandale Wow House Could Talk, What Stories they Would Tell Price Reduced to $315,000 on Home with a View, Tons of Updates Wow House: Old School Charmer for Sale in Iowa City Real Estate Vacation at Home in this $685,000 Ankeny House for Sale Marion Home of the Week: Overlook the Golf Course for $549,000 Cedar Falls Home of the Week: 'Gourmet Kitchen' and …
Details for Marion High and Linn-Mar Class of 2013 graduation ceremonies.
Saturday, May 18
Marion High School Rehearsal: Friday, May 24, 2013 at 9 a.m., at Marion High Gold Gym. All seniors must be in attendance to participate in the graduation ceremony. Graduation: 6 p.m., Sunday, May 26; Doors open at 5 p.m. Students should arrive no later than 5:20 p.m. at Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, 1100 Rockford Road SW. Students should meet in the lower area southeast of the rink. Join Marion Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. School fees be paid before the Class of 2013’s last day, which is Thursday, May 23, 2013. Read Photography will be taking individual pictures of each graduate receiving their diploma during the ceremony. Following the graduation ceremony selection choices and a price sheet will be sent to…
Marion Police, Linn County Sheriff's and other agencies responded to the fatal two-vehicle collision early Saturday morning north of Central City.
Update at 3:12 p.m. Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning. Linn County Sheriff's say Rachel Hope Denny, 26, of Coggon, died at the scene, and her 2-year-old daughter, Izebella, is in critical condition at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Charges are pending against Brandon Lynn Schaul, 25, of Cedar Rapids, who was driving the striking vehicle. Previous One person is dead, and a young child was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries following two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning north of Central City. Marion Police, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Marion Police, Center Point Ambulance, Life Guard Air Ambulance, Central City Ambulance, Central City …
Plus, an Ames professor says stores will soon scan your face, a Waukee road project is held up by an endangered bat species, a Johnston dad is in court after his son reportedly took a gun to school, and a West Des Moines math whiz with a perfect score.
Weird howling noises have been heard in Marion for several months. That roaring noise around town is nothing to be alarmed about, says Todd Stiegerwaldt, general manager of the Marion Water Department. The “loud, howling, roaring” noise is pressurized air being released as sand in removed from a new well on Echo Hill Road. The process began in January and should be completed by the end of May. Will Iowa City see parking spaces all over town filled with patios in a few years? Micky's Irish Pub in Iowa City is about to embark on an experiment in drive-up dining: A dining patio built on a parking space in front of its restaurant. The patio is raised up on a platform so it's not literally in the street. Interesting, in a weird way. Weird in a …