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GCSO holds silent auction

by Grace Hooley - ghooley@chronicle-tribune.com The Grant County Special Olympics (GCSO) is having its fifth annual Christmas Auction at the Tree of Life atrium on Nov. 22, but a silent auction is underway now. The live auction will begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 22, afte

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Club news

Marion Rotary Club The Marion Rotary Club met at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Meshingomesia Golf and Social Club in Marion. President LaRea Slater opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Speaker Steve Currens offered the invocation. Following announcem

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Grant County joins Red for Ed movement

RALLY:Teachers gathered at Justice Middle School to make signs for the Red for Ed rally happening Nov. 19.

by Grace Hooley - ghooley@chronicle-tribune.com Red T-Shirts and red signs will cover the steps of the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 19, as Indiana teachers, administrators and supporters rally to remind the legislature that educa

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Raising the quality of life, one child at a time

MEETING NEEDS: The RedBarn offers food and fun to students who come through their program.

by Grace Hooley - ghooley@chronicle-tribune.com Throughout Grant County, there are a number of organizations in the business of improving the quality of life for children. Lift is a nonprofit after school program that focuses on literacy improvement, whole child de

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Revive Indiana visits Grant County

by Grace Hooley - ghooley@chronicle-tribune.com Multiple churches in Grant County came together from Nov. 8-16 to be a part of Revive Indiana. Revive Indiana is an organization that travels to different areas of the state to unify churches and help them s

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 9:29 a.m., Thursday, 214 E. 4th St., resisting law enforcement. An individual was arrested for resisting after refusing to go back to Paddock View. 11:57 a.m., Thursday, In n Out Auto, 702 N. Baldwin Ave., fraud. Two bad checks were reporte

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Emergencies

Marion Fire Department 5:09 a.m., Thursday, 1603 W. 2nd St., ambulance. 7:41 a.m., Thursday, area of Kem Road and Miller Avenue, investigation. 11:11 a.m., Thursday, 3527 S. Western Ave., fuel spill. 3:05 p.m., Thursday, 831 N. Theater Drive, ambulance. 7:58 p.m.,

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Four IWU students place at national singing competition

Article provided Four Indiana Wesleyan University music students competed and placed at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Competition held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Indiana State University. NATS is the largest organization of professional singing

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Long-time MPL employee retires

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com At the end of October, Mary Leffler retired after more than 40 years with the Marion Public Library (MPL). Although she spent decades at the library as the head of reference services, Mary said that wasn’t the

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Christmas lights parade around Grant County Courthouse

LIGHTS: Figures are decorated in lights to give the courthouse a Christmas feel.

by Grace Hooley - ghooley@chronicle-tribune.com Christmas lights dance around the Grant County Courthouse in the form of penguins and snowmen. The weekend before Veterans Day, the Marion Parks Department placed lights around the courthouse from the Walkway of Light

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Telehealth Clinic coming to Justice

by Grace Hooley, ghooley@chronicle-tribune.com Marion Community Schools (MCS) and Marion General Hospital (MGH) are partnering with the Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) to open a Telehealth Clinic designated for MCS students at Justice Intermediate School. S

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, Big R, 1401 W. 26th St., theft. A man was arrested for theft from the store. 7:22 p.m., Wednesday, 616 E. Morton St., criminal mischief. A woman reported an unknown subject broke the front window on her residence. Gran

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Emergencies

Grant County Sheriff’s Department 1:54 a.m., Tuesday, Interstate 69 at the 264 mile marker northbound, accident involving Mohamed Ali. No injuries were reported. 9:06 a.m., Tuesday, 7349 E 500 S, hit and run. No injuries were reported. 9:39 a.m., Tuesday, are

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Juveniles arrested for alleged officer battery

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com Two juveniles were arrested in connection with an incident that took place the evening of Friday, Nov. 8. According to Deputy Chief Stephen Dorsey with the Marion Police Department (MPD), two 16-year-old juveniles o

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MCS: Student assaulted with blade

Tim Tedeschi , ttedeschi@chronicle-tribune.com A juvenile has been arrested and booked into the Grant County Juvenile Detention Center following a reported assault at the Marion Regional Career Center (MRCC) on Nov. 12. According to a statement from Marion Communit

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Taylor presents 'Much Ado About Nothing'

SWAY: Jon Broda and Madeline Logan rehearse on Nov. 13 for theperformances of “Much Ado About Nothing.”

BY Jaylan Miller - jmiller@chronicle-tribune.com Taylor University is presenting a unique production of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” this weekend. “I'm partial to (Shakespeare’s) comedies and this is one of the great ones,

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Grant County joins Red for Ed movement

CHILDREN:Scott Simpson said the students are the reason the Red for Ed movement is happening.

by Grace Hooley, ghooley@chronicle-tribune.com Red T-Shirts and red signs will cover the steps of the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 19, as Indiana teachers, administrators and supporters rally to remind the legislature that educat

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Madison-Grant reviews ILEARN conclusions

by Grace Hooley - ghooley@chronicle-tribune.com The Madison-Grant United School Corporation board received several updates from Summitville Elementary School at its regular meeting Monday. Summitville Principal Jackie Samuels told the board how the school is using

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Blotter

Arrests Jonathon Tyler Howard, last known address 491 S. Main St., Upland, home detention violation. He was released from the Grant County Jail on a surety bond. Jennifer E. Gates, last known address 1636 W. 32nd St., Marion, reckless driving. She was released from

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Emergencies

Marion Fire Department 12:02 a.m., Monday, 820 Mason Blvd., ambulance assist. 4:27 a.m., Monday, 820 Mason Blvd., ambulance assist. 8:23 a.m., Monday, 1005 E. 30th St., open burning. 11:53 a.m., Monday, 1003 W. 14th St., ambulance assist. 1:17 p.m., Monday, 2909 S.

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Police: Man robs Save-On Liquor

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com Officers with the Marion Police Department (MPD) responded to Save-On Liquor, located at 3754 S. Adams St., on Tuesday night for a report of an armed robbery. According to a press release from MPD Deputy Chief Steph

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Old Y case judge disqualified

by Tim Tedeschi, ttedeschi@chronicle-tribune.com Grant County Superior Court 3 Judge Warren Haas has recused himself from the Old Y case and reinstated P. Adam Davis as counsel for Chad Seybold, according to two separate court orders filed Wednesday. Haas originall

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CSA to hold annual shorts festival

PAUSE FOR LAUGHTER: Students hold their final pose while rehearsing the short play “12 Angry Pigs” before the annual CSA Festival of Shorts.

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com Community School of the Arts (CSA) will hold its sixth annual Festival of Shorts on Friday. The event will be from 7-9 p.m. at the James Dean Memorial Theater in Marion. The night will consist of three theatrical pe

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 3:16 a.m., Friday, area of 16th Street and Miller Avenue, traffic stop. A man was cited into court for possession of marijuana. 8:09 a.m., Friday, 100 block of Meadows East Court, theft. A man reported a theft. 9:25 a.m., Friday, 100 block

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Emergencies

Marion Fire Department 12:02 a.m., Monday, 820 Mason Blvd., ambulance assist. 4:27 a.m., Monday, 820 Mason Blvd., ambulance assist. 8:23 a.m., Monday, 1005 E. 30th St., open burning. 11:53 a.m., Monday, 1003 W. 14th St., ambulance assist. 1:17 p.m., Monday, 2909 S.

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Police: Woman throws knife at officer

Staff Report A Marion woman was charged with battery on an officer following an incident Nov. 10. Marion Police Department (MPD) Deputy Chief Stephen D. Dorsey said that at approximately 10:52 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to the area of Upton Court for a report

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Citizens petition to keep Oak Hill superintendent

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com Three community members turned up to the Nov. 11 Oak Hill United School Corporation board meeting to submit a petition for board members to renew Superintendent Joel Martin’s contract. “As a member

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Attention church leaders, readers

- Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@chronicle-tribune.com To allow churches to submit more information for our Church Notes section, which typically prints on A4 each Saturday, the Religion Page, which includes Church Notes and our Church Directory, will appear on

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Family Service Society turns 100

IN TIME: Family Service Society, Inc. board member Scott Turcott studies a timeline of the organization’s history, one of the latest additions to the facility.

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com Family Service Society, Inc. (FSSI) opened it doors yesterday as a way to celebrate its past, update the community on present projects and share a vision for the future. The organization turned 100 this year, origin

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Honor, loyalty and duty

CHILDREN: Children and adults alike enjoyed the festivitieson Saturday.

by Grace Hooley - ghooley@chronicle-tribune.com Members of the community enjoyed candy and camaraderie as the Parade of Heroes passed through Main Street in Gas City on Saturday afternoon. The Grant County Veterans Service Office held the parade in celebration of a

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Correction

In the Nov. 9 article “Fortney looks back on time with Edward Jones,” Toni Rodriquez was misidentified as “he” rather than “she.” The Chronicle-Tribune regrets the error.

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Emergencies

Grant County Sheriff’s Department 7:51 a.m., Friday, 113 W. Mark St., Swayzee, accident involving a juvenile and John Eppley. No injuries were reported. 9:34 a.m., Friday, 7200 S Strawtown Pike, accident involving Sreekantha Dodda and Charles Welborn. Minor i

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Accidental shooting rise prompts PSA

by Tim Tedeschi - ttedeschi@chronicle-tribune.com Four Grant County individuals, including two juveniles, have suffered accidental self-inflicted gunshot wounds in a little more than one month period, according to Grant County Sheriff’s Department and Marion

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Chamber honors community members

Staff Report The Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce presented awards at its Annual Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 7 at Meshingomesia Country Club. Brett Carey, market president for Star Bank, was awarded the Young Professional of the Year Award, according to a press

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Casting of James Dean in new movie draws mixed reactions

by Sam Jones - ctreport@indy.rr.com Hollywood is looking to accomplish one of the biggest cinematic feats yet, with one of Grant County’s own. The late James Dean has reportedly been cast to fill the role of Rogan, a secondary lead role, in the upcoming film

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