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Haas remains on the case

BY Spencer Durham - sdurham@chronicle-tribune.com The Old YMCA case will continue with Judge Warren Haas presiding after Haas denied Chad Seybold's motion for recusal. Seybold, through his attorney, P. Adam Davis, filed a motion which requested that the Superior Co

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Bus video policy to be updated

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com Board of Works members heard updates to a proposed policy to guide the city's storage of city bus surveillance video Monday. The new policy will state that anyone wanting to file a complaint or insurance claim&#

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Bike chase ends in tazing

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com A Marion man was tazed early Saturday morning after he tried to bike away from a Marion Police Department officer. Nicholas Corbin Berry, 35, was biking on Second Street at 1:49 a.m. and failed to stop at the st

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Shakespeare on the lawn

LOVERS AND MADMEN:Cast members perform a scene from the Hoosier Shakes presentation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" during a rehearsal at the God's House Ministries church on Monday.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com Hoosier Shakes is a local acting troupe dedicated to making Shakespearean works accessible to the Grant County community, and they’re preparing to kick off another season. Established in 2016 by Greg Fiebig, a p

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Romanda's closes after financial difficulties

CLOSED:Romanda’s restaurant, which opened earlier this year, has closed and is for sale. Co-owner Rob Stevens admitted to making some bad decisions and said financial difficulties ultimately sunk the farm-to-table restaurant once customers decreased.

BY Spencer Durham - sdurham@chronicle-tribune.com One of Marion’s newest restaurants has closed it doors just a little more than four months after opening. Romanda’s opened in the old train depot that once housed Cazuelas on Feb. 3. By June 20, co-owner

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Signature Dance earns national titles

HAPPY FEET: The trio from Team Signature Dance performed their number Bad Boy Good Man at tremaine National Finals in Orlando, Florida last week.

BY Sara Barker - sbarker@chronicle-tribune.com Multiple Marion students earned national titles at a competition in Orlando, Florida last week. Sixteen kids from ages seven to 18 performed with Signature Dance and came home with national titles following the Tremain

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A stop in the Underground Railroad

THE HISTORY ROOM:Standing among artifacts in the museum room, Sara Ballinger talks about the history of the Israel Jenkins House atWalnut Creek Golf Course.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com A piece of history that predates the Civil War is tucked away inside Marion’s Walnut Creek Golf Course. The Israel Jenkins House was built in 1840 by a family of Quakers. Israel Jenkins was born in Clinton Count

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Scoops

Deadline extended for MSM director Main Street Marion has extended its deadline for applications for the Interim Executive Director position due to the July 4 holiday. Applications will be accepted until July 18 at 5 p.m. Questions about applying or the post

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Mall plan faces skeptics

BY Spencer Durham - sdurham@chronicle-tribune.com A plan to turn the Five Points Mall into a college for veterans has been met with a fair amount of doubt. On June 5, the Marion City Council listened to advocates of a plan that would turn the mall into a veterans-o

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 2:07 a.m., Friday, Seventh Street and Baldwin Avenue, traffic stop. A 19-year-old was arrested for possession of marijuana over 30 grams and possession of paraphernalia. An 18-year-old man was cited into court for possession of marijuana. 2

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Emergencies

Marion Fire Department 5:40 p.m., Friday, 1522 W. Marion Ave., open burn. Clear: 6:46 p.m. 7:48 p.m., Friday, 3746 S. Prince Hall, alarm. Clear: 7:58 p.m. 9:26 p.m., Friday, 1640 W. Third St., ambulance assist. Clear: 9:27 p.m. 9:32 p.m., Friday, 3110 S. Race St.,

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Sand sculpture contest celebrates 10 years

FEELING BLUE: Stephanie Herschberger, childcare director for the YMCA of Grant County, spraypaints the finishing touches on the YMCA’s whale sculpture at CASA’s Sand Sculpture ArtFest at the Splash House Saturday.

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Grant County brought a taste of beach life to landlocked Indiana with its tenth annual sand sculpture contest at the Splash House. Saturday’s competition, which

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Marion HS scores above national average in AP tests

BY Sara Barker - sbarker@chronicle-tribune.com Marion High School’s priority on Advanced Placement exams is proving to benefit its students. According to an MHS press release, 64 students passed an AP exam with 19 passing more than one in the same school year

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Marion Police Department 5:59 a.m., Thursday, 2915 S. Adams St., theft. Two unknown females stole a carton of cigarettes. 7:04 a.m., Thursday, 614 E. Lincoln Blvd., criminal mischief. Several vehicles were spray painted overnight. 9:17 a.m., Thursday, 4630 S. Washi

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 6:53 p.m., Thursday, 3240 S. Western Ave., accident involving Julie Kelley, 51, Marion, and Kelvin Page, 31, Marion. No injuries. Marion Fire Department 7:00 p.m., Thursday, 3148 S. Western Ave., ambulance assist. Clear: 7:04 p.m. 7:13 p.m.

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Scoops

Town marshal allegedly stole meds from council president Court documents filed Friday reveal that Van Buren Town Marshal Donald Bosley, arrested last week on charges of burglary and theft, allegedly took prescription medication that belonged to the president of the

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Child dies after being found in pool

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com A two-year-old girl died Thursday after her grandmother found her in a pool not breathing Wednesday night. Indiana State Police Trooper Mario Cruz and an officer from the Department of Natural Resources were the

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Professor accused of misconduct

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com A professor at Taylor University has resigned following allegations of misconduct. Dr. Dennis Hensley, a professor for the Professional Writing Program, resigned from Taylor on June 16 after the university issued an i

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Gas City Kmart to close in October

SALE HUNTING:Shoppers enter the Gas City Kmart on Friday. The store will close in mid-October.

BY Sara Barker - sbarker@chronicle-tribune.com Kmart employees in Gas City were told Thursday that their store would be shut down. The store will be closing mid-October of this year, a corporate Kmart spokesperson said. Liquidation sales will start “as early

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Coaching up the community

FUNDAMENTALS: Jeff Hahn, the new director of the Boys and Girls Club of Grant County, coaches the Marion team at McCulloch Junior High School on Friday.

BY Sara Barker - sbarker@chronicle-tribune.com As Jeff Hahn coached the Giants in the Super Hoops tournament on Friday, he encouraged kids to move the ball and get open and praised them for their toughness. One thing he never did while coaching the team, which was

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State treasurer visits Carey Services

MONEY MATTERS: Indiana State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell speaks at Carey Services Friday to spread awareness of a year-old savings account program for people with disabilities.

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com Indiana State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell spoke to Carey Services clients and employees Friday morning to promote a program that allows those receiving disability benefits to open special savings accounts through t

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 12:52 a.m., Wednesday, 1810 S. Adams St., theft. A 63-year-old man reported his brother, 59, stole money off the table. 1:15 a.m., Wednesday, 1312 S. D St., unwanted guest. A 33-year-old woman reported that a 31-year-old man was at her resi

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 5:39 a.m., Wednesday, 518 W. 36th St., accident involving Brian Simpson, 38, Logansport. No injuries. 2:03 p.m., Wednesday, S. Western Avenue and Washington Street, accident involving Alfred Mosqueda, 21, Marion, and Denise Murphy, 65, Gas

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Hog farm seeks permit approval

PROTEST: A sign in a yard near the site of a proposed CFO operation on land near Grant County roads 500 North and 100 West shows local opposition to the project.Neighborshave expressed concern about possible health and environmental problems, as well as property values dropping because of their proximity to the CFO.

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com A local farmer is seeking approval from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for a confined feeding operation (CFO) with capacity for 9,240 pigs, but neighbors have expressed concern about t

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Steakhouse to open in September

STEAK INCOMING: Construction crews work Wednesday on the roof of the Texas Roadhouse being built on South Western Avenue in front of Kohl’s.

BY Sara Barker - sbarker@chronicle-tribune.com The smell of cedar siding will soon be replaced with the scent of steaks as the Texas Roadhouse at 4110 S. Western Ave. finishes construction. John Schwartz, the superintendent of Buffalo Construction Incorporated, sai

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Hardest Hit Fund reopens

BY Sara Barker - sbarker@chronicle-tribune.com A housing fund for families struggling to pay their mortgage has been reinstated with federal funding. The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) received funding from the U.S. Department of the Tr

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CSA heads to China

LEAVING ON A JET PLANE:CSA students gather Thursday to rehearse a dance that they will perform at Beijing Royal High School during their trip to China. The group leaves Sunday for a ten-day trip.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com Community School of the Arts students are flying over 13 hours to Beijing to represent the United States in an annual cultural exchange this Sunday. Part of the Beijing International Education Exchange program, eight

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Scoops

Gas station robbed at gunpoint An armed man stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the Marion Pantry gas station convenience store Wednesday morning, police said. The store clerk, a 20-year-old man, told police a man with his face covered walked up to the

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Committee to focus on local spending

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com House District 31 Rep. Kevin Mahan will chair the Interim Study Committee on Government this summer, which will collect information on public works projects and government obligation to publish annual budgets. Mahan s

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Police: Pizza deliverer robbed at gunpoint

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com A man delivering pizza for Papa John's was hit in the head and robbed by three men early Tuesday morning, police said. The victim, a 42-year-old Marion man, was delivering two large pizzas just after midnight to

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'There is so much hope'

SKILLS BUILDING:Shannon Watson, a registered behavioral technician, works one-on-one with a young client at Hopebridge Autism Therapy Center on Wednesday.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com It starts with a diagnosis. Concerned parents bring their children to a pediatrician and report that they aren’t hitting their developmental milestones, or are having trouble communicating, and the doctor suspec

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 3:31 a.m., Monday, 1510 W. Braewick Dr., arrest. A 48-year-old man was arrested on a warrant out of Missouri. 6:35 a.m., Monday, 621 W. Fifth St., criminal mischief. A 37-year-old woman was arrested for criminal mischief. 7:43 a.m., Monday,

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Emergencies

Marion Fire Department 3:40 p.m., Monday, 1614 W. Nelson St., ambulance assist. Clear: 3:51 p.m. 4:13 p.m., Monday, 1519 W. Fourth St., ambulance assist. Clear: 4:26 p.m. 5:56 p.m., Monday, River Boulevard and Vine Street, open burn. Clear: 6:03 p.m. 7:48 p.m., Mon

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Scoops

Somerset Lions Club euchre The Somerset Lions Club will have euchre night July 21 starting at 6 p.m. at the Somerset Community Building. Registrations begins at 5 p.m. Entry fee is $10. There will be cash prizes for most lones, highest score and second highest scor

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$13 million in bridge work needed

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com The most recent inspection of the county's bridges revealed 18 are in need of replacement or repair, a series of projects that will cost the county upwards of $13 million over the next eight years. Out of t

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Work in progress

DIG DEEP: Workers begin putting up a mesh barrier after excavating a hole on the north side of the Grant County Juvenile Detention Center on Tuesday.

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com An $8 million project to renovate parts of the Grant County Jail, the Grant County Complex and the Grant County Juvenile Detention Center has been underway for months at the corner of Adams Street and Third Stre

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Nonprofit course 'game changer'

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com The Community Foundation and United Way of Grant County have teamed up to offer a certification course to nonprofit leaders this fall. Through the nonprofit partnership, nonprofit employees can obtain a Certificate in

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SOS explores options for new board

BY Sara Barker - sbarker@chronicle-tribune.com At a lull in the year, Save our Stories is looking ahead by planning new events. In October, SOS plans to host a gala-like event at the train station in order to raise money for the Quilter’s Hall of Fame. SOS pr

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Marion Police Department 1:26 a.m., Saturday, Ninth and Baldwin Ave., traffic stop. Man was arrested for possession of marijuana over 30 grams. 2:05 a.m., Saturday, 1022 E. 29th St., 911 hangup. Subject was arrested for domestic battery in fron of a child, i

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 2:14 p.m., Saturday, 30th and South Branson streets, accident involving Anna Brand, 47, Abilene, Texas. No injuries. 5:04 p.m., Saturday, 30th and South Washington streets, accident involving Elijah Paulk, 21, Fort Wayne, and Haylee

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Scoops

Road closings to begin Wednesday The following roads will be closed starting Wednesday, July 11 at 7 a.m.: n South Lincoln Boulevard at Pearl Street n South Lincoln Boulevard at South Pennsylvania Street n Home Avenue at 22nd Street Roads will be closed until Wedne

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