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Linn-Mar takes down No. 1 Iowa City West  The Gazette

MARION — Chris Robertson has seen plenty of close games early in the boys' basketball season. Linn-Mar senior guard Greg Hall made sure his coach didn't ...



Prairie girls' basketball brings defense to Linn-Mar  The Gazette

MARION — Josh Bentley knows his Cedar Rapids Prairie girls' basketball team is mentally tough. After a pair of two-point losses to Marion and Iowa City West, ...



Securing our Schools: One school district's plan to fight the new normal  kwwl.com

MARION, Iowa (KWWL) -- Whether it's high school or elementary school, social media threats and crisis situations can happen anywhere and at any time. This In ...



Memories of Marcus Paige as D.J. Carton's 36 points lead Bettendorf over Linn-Mar  The Gazette

MARION — About six years ago, an exquisite left-handed point guard with one of the sweetest games you'll ever see wowed Linn-Mar High School and ...



Former school nurse facing assault charge  kwwl.com

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) — Former Linn-Mar nurse Angela Beik is facing an assault charge after allegedly striking another woman in the face in the ...



Keep an eye on this young Iowan: Being president of Harvard's student body is just the beginning  Des Moines Register

When I first met Sruthi Palaniappan, she was an 18-year-old high-school senior from Cedar Rapids and newly elected delegate to the Democratic National ...



Iowa high school basketball roundup: Dec. 14 area scores, stats and more  The Gazette

Gazette area girls' and boys' basketball scores, stats and coverage for Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Girls. 5A No. 5 Cedar Falls 67, 4A No. 5 Cedar Rapids Xavier 57.



Linn-Mar High School to participate in evacuation drill  KCRG

Linn-Mar High School is conducting a Serious Threat-INtruder Evacuation Drill this morning.



Snapchat photo triggers 20-minute lockout at Linn-Mar High School  The Gazette

Marion police initiated a “lock out” at Linn-Mar High School on Monday afternoon after a concerned parent informed authorities of a disturbing image on ...



Linn-Mar High School nurse under investigation for sexual contact with a student  The Gazette

MARION — Police are investigating a Linn-Mar High School nurse after receiving reports she engaged in sexual intercourse with and received sexually explicit ...



Former Linn-Mar High School nurse arrested on sexual exploitation charge  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police on Wednesday arrested Angela Beik, the former Linn-Mar High School nurse accused of sexual misconduct with a student, on a ...



Linn-Mar uses safety app to better protect students from threats in school  KCRG

MARION, Iowa (KCRG) - The Linn-Mar Community School District is using new phone app to help staff and students communicate and stay safe. It's called ...



UPDATE: Linn-Mar Nurse had sex with student says court record  KCRG

Cedar Rapids Police are investigating a Linn-Mar High School Nurse who admitted having sex with a 16 year-old student, according to court documents.



Linn-Mar bond: Schools counting on voters to back cheaper, $55 million bond  The Gazette

MARION — Voters in the growing Linn-Mar Community School District will decide next month whether the school district can build two new schools.



Linn-Mar's $55 million bond needed as buildings near capacity  The Gazette

Linn-Mar school officials, seeking to deal with growing enrollment that's packing its elementary and middle schools, is asking voters on Sept. 11 to approve a ...



West Liberty, Linn-Mar high schools ranked as Iowa's best  The Gazette

West Liberty High School is the best in Iowa, according to a U.S. News and World Report high school ranking released Wednesday. Linn-Mar High School in ...



Trial for former Linn-Mar school nurse accused of having sex with student reset to next year  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

CEDAR RAPIDS — The trial for a former Linn-Mar High School nurse, who is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, was reset to March 4 in Linn ...



Former Linn-Mar High nurse pleads not guilty to sex exploitation  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — Angela Beik, a former Linn-Mar High School nurse accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, pleaded not guilty this week and her ...



Iowa City West takes 'a step forward' in win over Linn-Mar  The Gazette

MARION — Iowa City West Coach Garrett Hartwig challenged his players midway through a lackluster week of practice. He wanted to see the Trojans perform ...



Parents say artwork displayed at Linn-Mar High School is inappropriate  KCRG

MARION, Iowa (KCRG-TV9)-- A school district in eastern Iowa is defending its student's First Amendment rights. This comes after a few parents complained ...



Linn-Mar school board moves ahead with bond vote, as superintendent moves on  The Gazette

MARION — As the Linn-Mar Community School District's superintendent prepares to leave the growing district, board members are set to again ask voters to ...



Linn-Mar football views start of district play 'just like a new season'  The Gazette

MARION — With a couple more positive plays here or there, the Linn-Mar football team might be surging into district play. Two defeats by a point apiece is the ...



September trial still on track for former Linn-Mar school nurse charged with sexual exploitation of 16-year-old student  The Gazette

Background. Angela D. Beik, a former Linn-Mar High School nurse, was charged in April with having sex with a 16-year-old student after she told two co-workers ...



Monday's Iowa regional volleyball finals  Quad City Times

Basics: 7 p.m. today, Linn-Mar High School, Marion. Twitter: @mattcoss78. Overview: Ranked eighth in Class 5A, PV is seeking its first state tournament trip in ...



Parkland shooting survivors promote voting, dialogue at Linn-Mar event  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

MARION — All academic year, before a former student walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an assault-style rifle and killed 17 people, ...



Win No. 1 this season for Linn-Mar, No. 100 for Paul James  The Gazette

MARION — Paul James doesn't have a special place picked out for his commemorative football. A fireplace mantle? A man-cave trophy case? He chuckled.



Linn-Mar freshman Coy Sarsfield more than a baseball junkie  The Gazette

MARION — Leo Durocher once said “Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.” Even a conversation lasting less than two hours with Linn-Mar High ...



I9 SPECIAL REPORT: Hidden abuse  KCRG

A student who claims a Linn-Mar teacher sexually assaulted her says she is struggling to get answers. That teacher was placed on leave and allowed to resign ...



Local student activists and Parkland shooting survivors will unite as the Road to Change Tour comes to Linn-Mar (Updated)  Little Village

Update: On Thursday, the Road to Change tour organizers announced a new location for the youth meetup originally scheduled for Noelridge Park, but ...



Former Linn-Mar School Nurse Facing Sexual Exploitation Charge  WHO TV Des Moines

MARION, Iowa -- A former nurse at Linn-Mar High School in eastern Iowa is now charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee for allegedly having sex ...



Linn-Mar students join National School Walkout 'to let our elected leaders know that we want to see change'  Little Village

Update: This story was updated after publication, because Students Against School Shooting Iowa announced a change in the location of their protest. Students ...



Linn-Mar comes on late, wins home volleyball tournament  The Gazette

MARION — They were in serious danger of falling short of the championship match. But once the Linn-Mar Lions got there, they were a completely different team ...



Muscatine pep rally moved indoors due to impending rain  WQAD Moline

Week 6 of The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally was fantastic at Bureau Valley High School, and the GMQC crew is already gearing up for Week 7.



Threatening posts cause police presence at Linn-Mar High School  KCRG

Social media posts have caused the Marion Police Department to have a presence at Linn-Mar High School today.



Linn-Mar's Micah Poellet always on the run  The Gazette

MARION — Micah Poellet is the textbook definition of a wonder kid. Standing 4-foot-10, the Linn-Mar High School sophomore is one of the fastest girls' cross ...



Linn-Mar poms team is the best in Iowa  KCRG

MARION, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Linn Mar High School's poms team can now say it's the second best in the country. That's the highest finish for any high school ...



Parkland students coming to Cedar Rapids, Marion  The Gazette

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., will be in Cedar Rapids and Marion on Thursday for two March for Our Lives events.



Making strides: Chris Johnson recognized for self-advocacy on road to independence  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — Every morning, Chris Johnson, 24, greets his 2,089 Facebook friends with a huge smile and a cheery glimpse into his day, his life and the ...



Cedar Rapids Jefferson gets a measure of payback at Linn-Mar  The Gazette

MARION — All you needed to know came from Teresa Bair's mouth. “We got beat by a much better team,” said Bair, volleyball coach at Linn-Mar. “They're much ...



Deer hunt turned into a waiting game  The Gazette

I saw her, then she saw me. Neither of us expected to see the other. A moment of frozen apprehension drawn out. Yet even when it feels like time stands still, ...



Iowa high school nurse arrested after alleged sex with 16-year-old student  Des Moines Register

An Iowa high school nurse was arrested on Wednesday after she allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old student.



School nurse pleads not guilty to having sex with 16-year-old student  Des Moines Register

Linn County District Court records say Angela Beik, of Marion, pleaded not guilty last week to a charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee.



March for Our Lives event in Cedar Rapids moved to Raygun  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

A Thursday event with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been relocated to Raygun. Due to weather, the 1 p.m. event at Noelridge Park ...



After $26 million upgrade, Linn-Mar ready to show off high school  The Gazette

MARION — The windows of Linn-Mar High's science classrooms used to look out at empty asphalt on the south side of the school. Now, they peer over a new ...



Teens hold Second Amendment rally as Parkland survivors visit Iowa  KCCI Des Moines

Without (the Second Amendment), there is no other protection for the other amendments,” a Marion High School student said.



Linn-Mar approves all-quarter school calendar for 2018-19  The Gazette

MARION — The Linn-Mar school board this week approved an all-quarter 2018-19 school calendar with classes starting Aug. 23 and ending May 31, 2019.



Local high school students are energized to vote, and principals and teachers hope to stoke it  Little Village

Students fill out and address postcards to be sent to elected officials on the Hills Bank property in North Liberty. Friday, March 2, 2018. — Zak Neumann/Little ...



John Begley retires as softball coach at Linn-Mar  The Gazette

MARION — This decision was weeks in the making. Probably longer. John Begley, whose final win was a memorable one in a variety of ways, announced his ...



Linn-Mar High's Friday football game to host satellite voting site  The Gazette

MARION — A satellite voting station will be open at Linn-Mar High School's first football game of the season Friday night. The station will open at 4 p.m. and ...



Human trafficking can happen anywhere  The Gazette

MARION — The term “human trafficking” often conjures images of young girls being snatched off the streets or from airports and bus depots and forced into ...



SYC: Linn-Mar senior uses dance to defeat differences  KCRG

MARION, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) — Kaleb Cook, 18, of Robins, has spent almost all of his 18 years of life helping people with disabilities. The Linn-Mar High School ...



Gregory Davis trial: Mother admits she delayed call to police about woman's death  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — The mother of Gregory Davis, the Marion man on trial this week for murder charges in the fatal stabbing of his ex-girlfriend, testified ...



32 points from Trey Hutcheson gets Linn-Mar boys' basketball off to roaring start  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS – Lineup limitations forced Trey Hutcheson to play close to the basket last season. Now with a more-experienced supporting cast, the 6-foot-6 ...



Linn-Mar hires former all-stater Lindsey (Digmann) Murray as softball coach  The Gazette

MARION — Lindsey Murray played with passion. Now, she said, “I'm excited to bring that back with me as a coach.” Pending board approval, Murray has been ...



U.S. News: 14 Iowa high schools rank nationally as best in country  Des Moines Register

U.S. News & World Report nationally ranked 14 Iowa high schools and recognized 104 Iowa schools out of 20500 public high schools in the nation.



Education a priority in Iowa House 68 race, but candidates find room to disagree  The Gazette

MARION — Two career educators in an open-seat race for the Iowa Legislature prioritized education but disagreed on several education-related issues, ...



'You can make a difference': March for Our Lives comes to Marion  Little Village

Cameron Kasky speaks during the Road To Change town hall at Linn-Mar high school alongside Emma González (left) and Jammal Lemy (right). Thursday ...



Linn-Mar school nurse arrested for allegedly having sex with a student  Radio Iowa

A nurse who worked at Linn-Mar High School in Marion was arrested this morning on a charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee. She's accused of ...



Parkland survivors are coming to Iowa. Here's what to know about the March for Our Lives' bus tour stops.  Des Moines Register

Students —​​​​​​​ including Emma González —​​​​​​​ plan a vigil in Iowa for victims of gun violence. The Parkland high school teens are calling for ...



Meet the Register's All-Iowa girls' soccer team  Des Moines Register

The 2018 class will send girls to Division I schools in Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. Other players are being recruited by schools throughout the U.S..



Linn-Mar students "Dance Away The Stigma"  KCRG

MARION, Iowa (KCRG TV9)-- About twice a month Kaleb Cook leads this classroom at Linn-Mar high school. Students like Emerson Crow are waiting for the ...



A text, two deaths, a Marion mom's life forever changed  The Gazette

MARION — Jenny Perez waits for the day she “falls apart,” the day she remembers details of the horrific crash that killed her 13- and 16-year-old daughters ...



Kiah Stokes enjoying life in professional basketball  The Gazette

ARLINGTON, Texas — Thanks to playing in the WNBA and overseas the past three years, it's been a while since Kiah Stokes has returned to Iowa.



Parents allege verbal, physical abuse of football players at Linn-Mar High School  KGAN TV

More than a dozen families are banding together to bring attention to alleged abuse in a Corridor football program.As first made public by Metro Sports Report, ...



March for Our Lives Road to Change Tour: Photos and video from Iowa  Iowa City Press Citizen

Survivors of the deadly Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting brought their summer bus tour to Iowa this week.



Welcome rain along the 'Road To Change'  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Young adults who organized the “March For Our Lives: Road To Change” tour asked the more than 1,000 people gathered in the Linn-Mar High School gym ...



Complaint: Former Linn-Mar employee admitted sending obscene materials to student  The Gazette

MARION — A former employee of the Linn-Mar Community School District admitted to police that he sent a 17-year-old student obscene materials on Aug.



3A No. 6 Mount Pleasant knocks off 4A No. 8 Linn-Mar  The Gazette

MARION — To keep up with the Joneses, you've got to schedule like them. That's why you saw Mount Pleasant playing Monday night at Linn-Mar. Beating the ...



School shooter drills not just for staff anymore  The Gazette

The nervous parents were sitting in classroom desks when loud pops rang out in the hallway. Hearts started pounding and faces went pale. Everyone scrambled ...



Seniors lead Linn-Mar to season-ending win over Burlington  The Gazette

MARION — With one half left in their high school football careers, the five senior Linn-Mar offensive linemen got a message from assistant coach Travis Senters ...



Cedar Rapids Prairie provides thunder in 43-19 win over Linn-Mar  The Gazette

MARION — It took them awhile to get started, but once the Cedar Rapids Prairie Hawks got things together, it spelled trouble for Linn-Mar. Senior Keegan ...



Pitch perfect: Students, volunteers work hard to stage Iowa show choir competitions  The Gazette

After 30 minutes of rehearsing, the 10th Street Edition Show Choir had sang a single stanza from its show nearly as many times. It still wasn't perfect, and the ...



Linn-Mar goes the distance, shoots past Cedar Rapids Prairie, 83-67  The Gazette

MARION — Trey dominated this game. Scratch that. Make that the trey. The Linn-Mar Lions went the distance Friday night, putting up a shooting display among ...



Linn-Mar scraps facilities plan, still aiming for September bond  The Gazette

MARION — Linn-Mar Community School District officials are scrapping a plan that would have redistributed grade levels among the district's schools. The plan ...



Linn-Mar senior has police department help with creative homecoming proposal  KCRG

Linn-Mar senior Brandon Pate asked girlfriend Cameron Hankemeier, a senior at Marion HS, to homecoming with a creative proposal with the help of the ...



Abuse Complaints Filed with State Against Linn-Mar Assistant Coach  KCRG

MARION, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A group of Linn-Mar High School parents allege Assistant Football Coach Matt Casebolt is emotionally and physically abusing ...



Linn-Mar students mark anniversary of classmates' deaths  The Gazette

MARION — Linn-Mar High School students marked the anniversary of the deaths of two fellow classmates on Friday by raising awareness about the dangers of ...



Linn-Mar Teams Up With Four Oaks for School Program at Residential Facility  KCRG

The Linn-Mar School district is teaming up with Four Oaks to help at-risk boys succeed in the classroom. The program is called ATLAS, which stands for ...



Mother and four daughters were victims in County Home Road crash  The Gazette

MARION — Hundreds of students and staff gathered outside Linn-Mar High School Friday night to mourn two girls killed in a car collision Thursday on a rural ...



Marion police chief formulating plan after Marion Fours Oaks becomes source of multiple police responses  The Gazette

MARION — A residential facility for troubled boys ranks among the locations most responded to by Marion police, and now Chief Joseph McHale is formulating ...



Community rallies around student needing service dog  KCRG

MARION, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) – 15-year-old Lauren Krsek is your typical teenager. She's a freshman at Linn-Mar High School, and she enjoys spending time with ...



'Math, but louder:' Sparklebots learn engineering and teamwork  The Gazette

Iowa Ideas | The Sparklebots switch between Swahili and English as they gather around their robot between matches to repair a broken string, reinforce a ...



Linn-Mar girls' tennis just keeps winning  The Gazette

MARION — The Linn-Mar girls' tennis lineup has been difficult to project. Graduation losses opened a bevy of spots during the preseason. In-season injuries ...



The art of pond design on display on home pond tour in Cedar Rapids, Marion  The Gazette

MARION — Joshua Reznicow loves creating art — whether he's composing music or composing a landscape. That's why the Linn-Mar Community School ...



Marion Y wants to include Linn-Mar schools in plans for new building  KCRG

The Marion YMCA is still in its original 1963 building, but will build a new Y soon, and wants to include the Linn Mar school district in its plans.



Area qualifies 26 events for state speech meet  Iowa City Press Citizen

Area high schools advanced 26 events to the large-group state speech contest, after earning Division I ratings at the Iowa High School Speech Association's ...



Megan Renner leads No. 5 Linn-Mar to regional semifinal sweep of Prairie  The Gazette

MARION — Megan Renner is a rare talent. She sets, and she swings. “Nobody else has anybody like her,” teammate Isabel Schminke said of the Purdue ...



Iowa high school boys' basketball rankings: All defending champs begin at No. 1 in Gazette poll  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — When in doubt, pick all of the defending champions. The first Gazette boys' basketball poll of the 2017-18 season has been released, and ...



Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center copes amid summer dip in donations  The Gazette

Thursday is World Blood Donor Day, and blood donors are vital to the work of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. But officials say they face hurdles as ...



More construction set this summer at Linn-Mar  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

MARION — It should be a busy construction season at Linn-Mar this summer with major capital projects at Linn-Mar High School, Westfield Elementary and Oak ...



Sneak peak into new YMCA in Marion  KCRG

The growing city of Marion is getting a new YMCA building, but it'll be for more people than just those living in Marion. We get a first look inside the building.



Linn-Mar students organizing alternate 'Grindfest' dance  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Some Linn-Mar High School students upset with policies at their school's dances have decided to start their own. Junior Kyle Jordan, 17, and some of his friends ...



Cedar Rapids Washington back on top a year after boys' swimming district title streak ended  The Gazette

MARION — Jeremy Throndson insisted it was business as usual for the Cedar Rapids Washington boys' swimming team for Saturday's district meet at the ...



With tax future uncertain, growing school districts turn to voters  The Gazette

This fall, voters in three Cedar Rapids-Iowa City metro area school districts will be asked to approve a total of $300 million in bond sales to rehabilitate, update ...



Linn-Mar rights the ship with balance  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

MARION – It wasn't much of a streak, per se, but it was plenty enough to stick in the craw of the Linn-Mar boys' basketball team. Anxious to get back on the court ...



Linn-Mar superintendent to retire  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

MARION — Linn-Mar Superintendent Katie Mulholland will retire next year after leading one of the state's fastest-growing school districts for more than a decade.



As Linn-Mar School District growth continues, boundary changes on horizon  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

A few Linn-Mar Community School District families soon may find themselves out of bounds. The district's school board is set to vote on Monday to accept, ...



Bob Forsyth stepping down as Linn-Mar football coach  The Gazette

MARION — Bob Forsyth will publicly anounce Friday that he has stepped down as head football coach at Linn-Mar High School. Forsyth came to the school from ...



Pupils collect 2,000 books for children in need  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

MARION — Standing before tall stacks of books — about 2,000 in all — 10 Novak Elementary students read aloud letters addressed to their local legislators.



'March for Our Lives' proponents meet in Cedar Rapids as part of U.S. tour  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

CEDAR RAPIDS — Several students who survived the Parkland, Fla., school shooting and a registration drive to sign up young voters converged Thursday in a ...



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