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Marion Police Department 12:54 a.m., Saturday, 1418 W. Tenth St., investigation. Search warrant executed at the residence. A man was arrested for maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. 1:48 a.m., Saturday, 705 W. Fir

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 11:35 a.m., Friday, 14th Street and S. Washington Street, accident involving Kaylee Carfield, 19, Montpelier, and Jared Elliot, 47, Upland. No injuries. 12:45 p.m., Friday, S. Western Avenue and 26th Street, accident involving Leslie Harp,

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More than a show

SHOW DAY: Kaylynn Scher, at right, competes in Class 18 Crossbred judging during the Swine Show at the Grant County 4-H Fairgrounds on Monday.

BY Sara Barker - sbarker@chronicle-tribune.com To spectators, show day is sometimes the end-all-be-all of 4-H fairs — however, to one group of friends, the ribbons and sashes aren’t everything. On Wednesday, swine showing began at 8 a.m. at the Grant Co

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Scoops

Fire takes garage An accidental fire destroyed a garage at 209 N. Keal Ave. Sunday afternoon. Fire Investigator Brandon Eckstein said the fire started on the outside of the garage, and it was suspected to have started with what Eckstein called “a smoking mate

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County looks to reclaim fuel expenses

BY Spencer Durham - sdurham@chronicle-tribune.com Grant County is looking to claim reimbursable fuel tax money for ambulance services. The Grant County Commissioners heard a proposal by Charles Malinowski, of Malcon, a firm that provides financial consulting servic

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Restaurant set on fire after shooting

AFTERMATH: Damage shows on the east side of Hop's Blues Room, scene of an arson fire over the weekend.

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com Less than 24 hours after a Marion man was found dead outside Hop's Blues Room the restaurant was intentionally set on fire, investigators said. “I cannot positively connect the shooting and the fire,

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Making progress

WHEN THE WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN:Demolition continued at the former Hotel Marion on Thursday. The former Hotel Marion is now just a pile of rubble. Gary Masiongale, who did the demolition, said the rubble should be cleaned up and cleared out in about three weeks. Marion Housing Authority expects the foundation for its market-rate apartments to be laid sometime this fall.

BY Spencer Durham - sdurham@chronicle-tribune.com All that remains of Hotel Marion is a pile of rubble as the final pieces of the building came down last week. Step one in turning the former hotel into a new, market-rate apartment complex is complete, though plenty

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Demos slowing down

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com The Building Department is trying to continue its fight against blight despite its demolition budget running low. Jerry Foustnight, building commissioner, said he started the year with a list of 26 city-own

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Summer jobs back in style

MAKING MONEY: Cayley Dodson, 16, hands change to a customer at Splash House on Friday.

BY Sara Barker - sbarker@chronicle-tribune.com Earning a little extra cash over the summer has become popular again for high school students in Marion. Local businesses said employment for teenagers this year has bumped since school let out, and has generally incre

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2018 4-H Royalty Contestants

Duchess Kennedy Miller Kennedy is the daughter of Heather Velasquez and Jeff Miller. She just finished her eighth grade year at Eastbrook Junior High. She is a six-year member and is part of the St. Paul Spectacular 4-H Club. Some of Kennedy’s projects includ

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Emergencies

Marion Fire Department 1:22 p.m. Friday, 3701 S. Adams St., ambulance assist. Clear 1:27 p.m. 2:49 p.m. Friday, 123 E. Sutter Way, ambulance assist. Clear 2:52 p.m. 5:50 p.m. Friday, 30th and Carey streets, auto accident. Clear 6:31 p.m. 6:38 p.m. Friday, 520 W. Ne

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Blotter and emergencies

Marion Police Department 12:29 a.m. Friday, 2118 W. 10th St., disturbance, criminal mischief. A man was arrested for criminal mischief and criminal confinement. 1:23 a.m. Friday, 1005 S. Maple St., disturbance, invasion of privacy. A man was arrested for invasion o

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Man killed on McClure Street

BY Spencer Durham - sdurham@chronicle-tribune.com Roger Lee Randolph, brother of NBA basketball player Zach Randolph, was killed during a shooting outside a Marion restaurant early Saturday morning. According to a Marion Police Department press release, office

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Stepping back into 'old Marion'

RULES AND REGULATIONS: Posted on the third floor of the Total Computer Solutions building at 116 W. Fourth St., this "Notice to Tenants," dated December 9, 1950, lays out six rules for those who used to live on the third and fourth floor of the building in a number of "sleeping rooms." Rule number five reads: "Lighted cigarettes, matches, or other, must not be thrown on the floor of the halls, steps, or in the toilet rooms. This is in compliance with fire prevention regulations and MUST BE COMPLIED WITH.”

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com Over 50 tourgoers got a chance to walk the upper floors of several historic buildings in downtown Marion Saturday morning. Four buildings opened their doors for the tour, which was organized by Save Our Stories,

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Honoring a father

GOLD STAR:Larry Jo Goss, a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy, was killed just two months into his service in Vietnam. (From left) His wife, Martha Goss Cannon, daughter, Lori Goss-Reaves and aunt Marge Cummings were invited to meet President Donald Trump and attend a ceremony on June 4 honoring 50 Gold Star families -- families of U.S. service members who were killed in action.

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com From the outside it might look like Lori Goss-Reaves grew up without a father – her dad, Larry Jo Goss, was killed in Vietnam when Goss-Reaves was only six months old. But Goss-Reaves' father has always be

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Water Wars: round 3

STAYING COOL: Kids play in a pool made from the portable water tank of a Mill Township fire engine Saturday at the third annual Water Wars in Jonesboro Community Park.

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com JONESBORO -- It was a challenge to stay dry in the Jonesboro Community Park Saturday, as kids and cops pelted each other with water balloons in the third annual Water Wars. Around 30 kids of all ages battle

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Marion Police Department 12:22 a.m., Thursday, 16th Street and Gallatin Street, shots fired. Shots fired in the area, shell casings and laser pointer were located. 12:25 a.m., Thursday, 3601 S. Gallatin St., criminal mischief, invasion of privacy. A woman reported

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Emergencies

Marion Fire Department 7:14 p.m., Thursday, 1502 N. Baldwin Ave., fire alarm. Clear: 7:19 p.m. 6:14 a.m., Friday, 2743 W. 17th St., Lot 55, ambulance assist. Clear: 6:32 a.m. 9:03 a.m., Friday, 2805 S. Washington St., ambulance assist. Clear: 9:11 a.m. 10:56 a.m.,

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Proposed dispatch merger met with doubts

BY Sara Barker - sbarker@chronicle-tribune.com Research presented by a Muncie firm to the Grant County Council Wednesday said consolidating some services could help save money over time. One of these options was to merge dispatch offices of Marion Police

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Woman rescued in Gas City fire

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com A Gas City police officer rescued an 82-year-old woman from a burning house Thursday night, but several pets perished in the fire. When Officer Andy Godfrey arrived at 309 E. South I St., Gas City, the woman, wh

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4-Hers show off skills

A WINNER: Elizabeth Winchester with her Experiences in Color photo entry at the Grant County 4-H Fairgrounds. Winchester's entry was selected to go to the State Fair.

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com The livestock contests at the Grant County Fair tend to steal the show, but there's more to 4-H than raising animals. Even though the fair doesn't start until next week, judging has already begun at the fairgrou

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MCS to induct nine into Hall of Distinction

BY Sara Barker - sbarker@chronicle-tribune.com Marion Community Schools is recognizing nine people who graduated from Marion and went on to do great things both inside and outside of the community. In its annual Hall of Distinction, MCS recognizes alumni who o

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Marion Police Department 1:09 a.m., Wednesday, 729 E. Sherman St., disturbance, criminal mischief, invasion of privacy. A man and a woman were involved in an altercation. There is an active protective order between the two. 2:16 a.m., Wednesday, 529 E. Charles St.,

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Emergencies

Marion Police Dept. 12:07 p.m., Wednesday, Ind. 9 South and Factory Avenue, accident involving Cathy Bailey, 56, Marion, and Katey Colburn, 32, Fairmount. No injuries. 4:12 p.m., Wednesday, S. Adams Street and E. 14th Street, accident involving Jeffrey Garrity, 34,

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Scoops

Charles Street house shot A 64-year-old woman reported that her house was shot twice Wednesday morning, police said. The owner of 529 E. Charles St. called police at 2:16 a.m. saying she had felt her house shake as it was struck by two bullets. Officers found two b

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Police: Robbery led to killing of Summitville man

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com PERU -- The homicide investigation into the death of Summitville man Drake Allan Smith, 22, has revealed a robbery scheme at the root of the killing. Two men and a teenaged woman have been arrested as a result of

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11 arrested in drug raids

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com Two recent efforts by the Joint Effort Against Narcotics (JEAN) Team Drug Task Force have resulted in 11 arrests on drug-related charges and half a pound of methamphetamine being seized over the past three days,

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Teen charged as an adult

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com A Jonesboro 18 year old will be charged as an adult for criminal actions he allegedly committed as a 17 year old, according to police. John Cooper III was arrested by Gas City police on May 10 after he reportedl

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No one injured in emergency landing

A FLY BY: Pilot Gary Ott flies past waiting emergency vehicles shortly before he and a passenger make a wheels-up emergency landing in his single-engine 2011 Lancair Evolution aircraft at the Marion Municipal Airport on Thursday.

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com Gary Ott had a close call Thursday morning when he was forced to make a wheels-up landing at the Marion airport because his landing gear was not functioning properly. Ott, president of TLC Management, was testin

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 Marion Police Department 10:48 a.m., Tuesday, 2300 W. Ninth St., criminal mischief to vehicle. A woman reported finding four bullet holes in her car. 12:23 p.m., Tuesday, 1300 W. Eighth St., death investigation. A 62 year old man was found deceased in his hom

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 1:07 p.m., Tuesday, Ind. 15 South and Euclid Avenue, accident involving Daniel Clanin, 66, Marion, and Neda Neubauer, 46, Marion. No injuries. 2:23 p.m., Tuesday, 3810 S. Western Ave., accident involving Anthony Painter, 63, Fairmount. No i

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Lending a helping hand

REACHING OUT:Luke Stephens, a freshman on the Indiana Wesleyan University men’s basketball team, touches up spots pointed out by senior teammate Joel Okafor, lower left, as the team paints buildings and equipment in Charles Mill Park on Wednesday.

BY Sara Barker - sbarker@chronicle-tribune.com Charles Mill Park will look a little brighter after the fresh coats of paint it got Wednesday. From noon to 3 p.m., the Indiana Wesleyan University men’s basketball team repaired anything that needed to be fixed.

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Fifth Street Commons completed

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com One corner of downtown Marion is looking significantly more beautiful these days. The Fifth Street Commons, a project of the Quality of Life and Place working group, has completed phase one of construction. The

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Staffing study released

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com A months-long review of county staffing and budget data was presented at a special session of the Grant County Council Wednesday. Waggoner, Irwin, Scheele & Associates, a Muncie-based human resources consult

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Masonic Temple sold

BY Sara Barker sbarker@chronicle-tribune.com At its Tuesday meeting, Save Our Stories, or SOS, discussed finalizing its Upstairs Downtown tour, a possible gala-like event and a new owner for the Masonic Temple. SOS president Dave Homer said Ken Puckett, who owns

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 11:30 p.m., Wednesday, Ind. 15 North and Harreld Road, accident involving Gary Freiburger, 39, Marion. No injuries. 3:51 p.m., Friday, N. Washington Street and W. Massey Street, accident involving Juliane Roesly, 58, Marion, and Josh Koegel

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Marion Police Department 1:06 a.m., Monday, Ninth Street and Washington Street, traffic stop. A man was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. 9:49 a.m., Monday, 5575 E. Dollar General Way, threats of harm. A man reported that an employee made threats

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