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Linn-Mar swimmer Aiden Carstensen may 'surprise himself'  The Gazette

MARION — Linn-Mar freshman Aiden Carstensen has modest goals — for now. “I'd like to break the 200 individual medley record for our school,” he said.



Linn-Mar swimming program reaping benefits of aquatic center  The Gazette

MARION — It's no coincidence the Linn-Mar boys' swimming program has grown in numbers and talent in the six years since the Linn-Mar Aquatic Center ...



Linn-Mar High School to participate in evacuation drill  KCRG

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



Linn-Mar School District offering counseling after student's death  KCRG

The Linn-Mar school district is offering counseling at Linn-Mar High School after the death of a student.



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 ...



Marion teen dies in Dubuque County car collision  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jaycee Payne, a Marion teenager and student at Linn-Mar High School, died last week in a car collision on icy roads in Dubuque County.



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 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 ...



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 ...



Nurse in Linn-Mar sexual exploitation case charged after assault at Starbucks drive-thru  KGAN TV

A former nurse at Linn-Mar High School charged with sexually exploiting a student is now facing a new assault charge after getting into a fight at a Starbucks ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

MARION, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Linn-Mar Schools has terminated a high school nurse under investigation for having sex with a student. The district says it ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Linn-Mar graduate continues political activities at Harvard  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Linn-Mar High School graduate who was the youngest delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention hasn't put her political life on ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Second-half turnaround leads Linn-Mar to season sweep of Xavier  The Gazette

MARION — Linn-Mar's Hayden Passmore doesn't get the noteriety afforded teammate Trey Hutcheson. However, the 6-foot-5 senior is beginning to open some ...



Marion teen identified after fatal crash in Dubuque County  KCRG

Authorities have identified a Marion teen, killed in a Dubuque County crash, Friday.



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 ...



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, ...



Iowa City High girls' basketball cools Linn-Mar  The Gazette

MARION — Bill McTaggart is a coach. And, on occasion, a storyteller. But we'll take him at his word on this one: “I watched more tape on (Linn-Mar) than I had on ...



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 ...



UPDATE: March For Our Lives tour moves Cedar Rapids event indoors for Thursday  KCRG

Students from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have moved their Cedar Rapids event indoors for Thursday.



Linn-Mar takes advantage of poor free-throw shooting to down Cedar Rapids Jefferson  The Gazette

MARION — They got away with one, and they know it. But the Linn-Mar Lions aren't going to give it back. A 58-55 win Tuesday night over Cedar Rapids ...



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 ...



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 ...



Iowa high school basketball roundup: Jan. 8 area scores, stats and more  The Gazette

Gazette area girls' and boys' basketball scores, stats and coverage for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Girls. 5A No. 8 Cedar Rapids Prairie 46, 5A No. 3 Cedar Falls 41.



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 ...



Hundreds of Iowa students plead, 'please stop killing us'  The Gazette

MARION— Were a gunman to barge into her classroom, 16-year-old Cheyenne Mann would feel as if there were a target on her back. So as she prepared for ...



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 ...



Iowa high school basketball roundup: Jan. 11 area scores, stats and more  The Gazette

Gazette area girls' and boys' basketball scores, stats and coverage for Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Girls. Linn-Mar 43, 4A No. 6 Cedar Rapids Xavier 40. Macey Miller ...



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.



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.



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.



Closures at Lindale Mall hurt local coffee store sales  KCRG

MARION, Iowa (KCRG) - A coffee shop owner in Marion says her business started off strong but now she's feeling the negative impacts of other parts of the ...



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 ...



New exhibit in Cedar Rapids puts spotlight on homelessness  KCRG

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - According to the United Way of East Central Iowa, nearly 40 percent of children make up the homeless population in Linn ...



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 ...



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



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 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.



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, ...



Iowa high school wrestling 2018-19: Area wrestlers and teams to watch  The Gazette

Lisbon junior Cael Happel looks for third state title; Kennedy, Prairie, City High among logjam atop MVC. Cedar Rapids Prairie's Conrad Braswell tries to pin ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



'March For Our Lives' Organizers Visit Eastern Iowa  Iowa Public Radio

Students behind the March For Our Lives campaign made stops in Eastern Iowa Thursday as part of their nationwide bus tour to continue the conversation on.



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 ...



Gazette photographers pick their favorite sports photos of January 2019  The Gazette

As temperatures cooled (sometimes a bit too much), sports action continued to heat up in January. Here are some of the favorite photos selected by the Gazette ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



'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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Marcus Paige gets Final Four boost from Iowa fan base  DesMoinesRegister.com

Linn-Mar graduate, the 2012 Mr. Iowa Basketball, realized his dream of playing for the North Carolina Tar Heels.



Iowa high school boys' basketball rankings: A new No. 1 in Class 3A  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — There's a parochial school from a big city atop this week's Class 3A boys' basketball poll. No, not that one. Sioux City Heelan is your new No.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Governor of Girls State stays busy  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Linn-Mar High School senior Sruthi Palaniappan has had a busy year. This summer, Palaniappan, 18, of Cedar Rapids, spent a week at Iowa Girls State, during ...



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