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Parkland school shooting survivor speaks with Linn-Mar students  KCRG

A student who survived a school shooting in Parkland, Florida brought his message against gun violence to Marion Tuesday.



Students organize "Consent Week" at Linn Mar High School  KCRG

Since September, six students have worked together to brainstorm ideas to stop sexual harassment and assault.



Former Linn-Mar High School nurse pleads to having sex with 16-year-old student  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — A former Linn-Mar High School nurse pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with a 16-year-old student. Angela D. Beik, 47, of Marion, made a ...



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 ...



Former school nurse convicted in student sex case  Des Moines Register

An April sentencing is scheduled for an eastern Iowa school nurse accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student.



A day of trout fishing yields a smile  The Gazette

One trout is enough to put a smile on a boy's face. One trout is not enough for a family meal. He would continue fishing. Achingly close to Linn County are trout ...



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.



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 ...



Former school nurse convicted of sexual exploitation has sentencing delayed  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — A sentencing hearing was delayed Tuesday for a former Linn-Mar High School nurse convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old student.



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.



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 students tackle sexual assault awareness with "Consent Week"  KGAN TV

For the first time, student at Linn-Mar High School took part in a student-led week of understanding consent and preventing sexual assault. "It doesn't matter what ...



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 is Home to Our KHAK 'Teacher of the Week' Winner!  khak.com

Happy Friday! It's time to honor another fantastic educator here in Eastern Iowa, and that teacher is Lisa Loftin-Bugenhagen! Jill Silver. Lisa is a foreign language ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Q-C area high school results for Saturday, April 13  Quad City Times

At Linn-Mar. Teams –- 1. Bettendorf 143; 2. Linn-Mar 129; 3. Cedar Rapids Prairie 73.5; 4. Cedar Rapids Washington 41; 5. Western Dubuque 40; 6. Iowa City ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Theo Habimana's OT header gives Cedar Rapids Jefferson boys' soccer fifth win in six matches  The Gazette

MARION — The Cedar Rapids Jefferson boys' soccer team has recently devoted practice time to improving its headers. The preparation paid off in a big way ...



U.S. News: Ames, Iowa City West top list of best Iowa high schools  Des Moines Register

In a list led by Ames, West Senior and Decorah, 21 high schools made the top third of U.S. News and World Report's national rankings.



Marion teen identified after fatal crash in Dubuque County  KCRG

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



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

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 poms team in Iowa.



Rainfall totals from April 28-29, 2019  KCRG

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Rain and some thunderstorms came across the area Sunday night through Monday morning. The heaviest amounts fell ...



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 ...



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.



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 grad Mike Lingo one of the minds behind new McDonald's menu items  The Gazette

If Mike Lingo had followed his mother's career advice, the closest involvement he would have had with McDonald's was eating at one of the fast-food giant's ...



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.



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



April 27th Rain/Snow Reports  KCRG

The heaviest snow fell over northeast Iowa with numerous locations picking up over 4' of snow.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 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 ...



Jaylon Moses continues comeback from 2 ACL surgeries as Cedar Rapids Xavier rolls  The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — No more alley oops. “Not right now,” Jaylon Moses said. The Cedar Rapids Xavier sophomore scored 14 points Saturday as the Saints ...



Izaak Hajek, James Pinter lead Iowa City West to MVC boys' swimming title  The Gazette

MARION — For the first time in five years, Iowa City West is the best. The Trojans' boys' swimming team won five of 11 events, scored 397 total points and ...



The 2018 Gazette all-area volleyball team  The Gazette

Sure, Megan Renner will remember the volleyball accomplishments of her senior season at Linn-Mar High School. Another trip to the state tournament.



Benton County girl receives Spirit of Community award for volunteer efforts  The Gazette

A 14-year-old Benton County girl was named one of Iowa's top youth volunteers of 2019 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program earlier this ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



'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 students hold vigil for classmates who died in car crash  KCRG

MARION, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Students responded Friday night to the sudden deaths of two classmates in the Linn-Mar District. They held a vigil at Linn-Mar ...



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 ...



Winter weather puts damper on business for local restaurants  The Gazette

The forecast keeps making Jesse Sauerbrei flinch. Of course, he's not alone, as storm after storm has dumped snow and ice on the region, not to mention the ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



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..



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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