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Trinity River Band keeps family first

FAMILY BAND: The Harris family of Mike, Lisa, Brianna, Sarah and Joshua tours the country as the Trinity River Band.

by Tim Tedeschi - ttedeschi@chronicle-tribune.com Long drives and late nights spent together make it easy for bandmates touring the country to begin to feel like a family. It’s even easier for the Trinity River Band because they actually are a family. The ban

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Montgomerys celebrate 50 years

Andrew and Claudia (Cole) Montgomery, of Markle, will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Aug. 23, 2019. They were married in a small United Methodist country church in Jalapa, Indiana in 1969. Both are graduates of Marion High School and Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Announcing the engagement of Valeria Horton, Jermaine Garcia

Evelyn Williams and the late Henry Williams of Marion, Indiana announce the engagement and future marriage of their daughter Valeria Horton of Marion, IN to Jermaine Garcia of Portmore, Jamaica, the son of the late Claudette Garcia and Roy Garcia of Portmore, Jamai

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Club news

by Tim Tedeschi , ttedeschi@chronicle-tribune.com Marion Rotary Club The Marion Rotary Club met at noon on Aug. 7 at Meshingomesia Golf and Social Club in Marion. President LaRea Slater opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Ken Israel off

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Happenings at MPL

Library Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum closes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays until 8 p.m. The Library and Museum is closed on Sundays through Labor Day weeke

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Don't do these things during a storm

Rachael O. Phillips Living in the Midwest in Thunder Alley, we all have familiarized ourselves with do’s and don’ts regarding severe weather. However, despite blow-by-blow advice from panicked TV weather experts, we often risk lightning strikes and othe

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Ridding your house of the 'what if' stuff

Linda Wilk Back in the day when I went to college if you wanted to show someone how you set up your dorm room you would take a photo, get the roll of film developed and then mail the photos to your friend or family member. Oh, how things have changed. By the time w

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Newhouse family continues tradition

CELEBRATION: Erika Newhouse celebrates exhibiting the grand champion market barrow at the 2019 Indiana State Fair with her brother Bradey, a former grand champion.

BY Tim Tedeschi, ttedeschi@chronicle-tribune.com It was almost inevitable that Erika Newhouse would be active in 4-H, but it was far from a sure thing that she would earn a top prize at the state fair in just her second year of showing pigs. Erika, 11, exhibited th

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 3:00 a.m., Thursday, 949 N. Washington St., warrant service. A man was arrested on a warrant out of Randolph County. 7:16 a.m., Thursday, 3201 S. Branson St., criminal mischief. A man reported the a window on his Chevy Silverado had been sm

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 11:40 a.m., Thursday, 1590 W. Timberview Drive,  accident involving Tara Neeley, 51, of Marion and Mary Morris, 90, of Marion. No injuries were reported. Marion Fire Department 11:32 a.m., Thursday, intersection of 4th and Adams street

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Couple robbed while walking dog

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com The Marion Police Department (MPD) is currently investigating an armed robbery that happened early yesterday morning. The incident took place at approximately 4:14 a.m. Friday on the 300 block of East River Boulevar

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Man stabbed in side

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com The Marion Police Department (MPD) is currently investigating a stabbing that happened early yesterday morning. The incident took place at approximately 12:10 a.m. Friday on the 3600 block of South Washington Street

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Annual Fly/In Cruise/In coming

AIR SHOW: Visitors stroll between aircraft, including the 1940 DC-3 airliner in the background, during the annual Fly/In Cruise/In eventlast year

by Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com More than 400 cars, 250 airplanes, 80 tractors and a variety of other unique vehicles will be featured at the 29th annual Fly/In Cruise/In at the Marion Municipal Airport from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Aug.

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 1:58 a.m., Wednesday, 2362 W. 8th St., battery. Two women reported being battered. 4:26 a.m., Wednesday, 802 S. Miller Ave., theft. A man reported items missing from an abandoned house he manages. 7:49 a.m., Wednesday, 6255 E Ind. 18, invas

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 10:01 a.m., Wednesday, Ind. 18 E and Butler Avenue, accident involving Clarence Shipley, 81, of Marion and Bertha Ruiz De Lopez, 46, of Marion. No injuries were reported. 2:25 p.m., Wednesday, Ind. 18 E and South Branson Street, accident in

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County reviews levies ahead of budget hearings

by Tim Tedeschi - ttedeschi@chronicle-tribune.com Grant County Council conducted its review of 2020 estimated property tax levy limits and losses for county agencies at its Wednesday meeting. The limits outline the maximum amount of taxes an entity can collect

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Addiction-recovery programs planned

by Scott Fleener - ctreport@indy.rr.com A local drug recovery advocate will lead a new addiction-recovery and substance-use-disorder program in Marion. Sender Wellness, a local healthcare company, announced Aug. 7 that Shane Beal will be joining the company to lead

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Books & Bikes Art Festival returns

STORY TIME: Books & Bikes festival goers listen to a story in the shade during last year’s festival.

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com The Bend of the River Neighborhood Association will host the Books & Bikes Art Festival this Saturday in Marion. The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. near Curfman’s Cyclery, located at 426 N. Washin

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Airport receives $750,000 grant

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded the Marion Municipal Airport with $750,000 worth of funding to build a new hangar and taxiway. President Jim McKinney said the project could help the airport ho

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"Thoroughly Modern Millie" comes to Civic

MILLIE: Kate Conway, who plays the part of Millie in the musical, sings as she carries her luggage during dress rehearsals on Tuesday.

BY Jaylan Miller - jmiller@chronicle-tribune.com Marion Civic Theatre’s (MCT) production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” opens tomorrow, Aug. 16, and runs this weekend and next. Based on the 1967 film starring Julie Andrews, the show follows a

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Ann Vermillion takes oath of office

SWEARING IN: State Rep. Ann Vermilion (R-Marion) is sworn into office by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at the Indiana Statehouse. Vermilion will serve as the state representative for House District 31, which includes all of Blackford County and portions of Delaware, Grant and Wells counties.

Staff report Ann Vermillion takes oath of office

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MCS discusses teacher pay

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com The Indiana General Assembly freed up nearly $70 million by paying down the state’s pension liability, according to the two-year budget approved this year, which is aimed at increasing teacher pay fo

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Charges from sex sting amended

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com The Randolph County Circuit Court has decided to reduce the charges of an Upland man arrested in a sex sting, according to court records recently obtained from Randolph County. Charles M. Reeves, last known address

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 1:39 a.m., Tuesday, 3528 S. Felton St., warrant service. A man was arrested on a warrant. 7:04 a.m., Tuesday, Walmart, 3240 S. Western Ave., trespass. A woman was arrested for criminal trespass and possession of an altered license plate. 9:

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 7:04 a.m., Tuesday, Ind. 15 N near 38th Street, vehicle accident involving Jennifer Evans, 44, of Jonesboro and Conner Royal, 19, of Fairmount. No injuries were reported.  Grant County Sheriff’s Department 9:11 a.m., Tuesday, int

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Grant County represented at Indiana Rural Caucus

FAIR PRESENTATION: Madison-Grant Superintendent Scott Deetz poses for a photo with Rep. Tony Cook after presenting to the Indiana Rural Caucus at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Wednesday.

by Tim Tedeschi - ttedeschi@chronicle-tribune.com Madison-Grant Superintendent Scott Deetz traveled to the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis Wednesday, but he wasn’t there for deep fried Oreos or to ride the Midway attractions. Deetz, along with Barr Reeve C

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Fairmount Council nominee Cloud dies

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com Curtis Cloud, one of the Republican nominees vying for a seat on the Fairmount Town Council at-large, died July 26. John Metzger, Cloud’s friend and a fellow candidate for one of the at-large seats, said he wa

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Madison-Grant sees solar project savings

by Tim Tedeschi - ttedeschi@chronicle-tribune.com Madison-Grant United School Corporation’s energy savings project has already led to approximately $150,000 worth of savings on the district’s energy bill and has reduced energy usage across the boar

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 2:07 a.m., Monday, 2220 S. Meridian St., vehicle theft. A woman reported her 2005 Chrysler Pacifica was stolen. 4:14 a.m., Monday, 415 W. 3rd St., criminal mischief. A woman reported someone punched her vehicle’s mirror while driving

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Los Amores makes it official

CUT: The staff of Los Amores poses for a pictured ahead of their grand opening Tuesday.

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com Los Amores, a Mexican-American restaurant located on the lower level of the Boston Hill Center, formerly Centum Mall, held a ribbon cutting to celebrate its grand opening yesterday morning. Though the restaurant has

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Settlement reached in child's injury

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Marion Community Schools (MCS) and a Marion child’s guardians, who filed a lawsuit in 2018 against the corporation, have settled out of court, according to court records. In February of 2018, Alexan

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Motorcycle history rediscovered in Marion

HOG HISTORY: Volunteer Loretta Tappan discusses the history of the 1919 and 1920 races with Shane Moore. The races helped put Marion, Indiana on the map at the 10th annual Hog Daze event on Saturday.

by James Ehle - jehle@chronicle-tribune.com The history of a long-forgotten motorcycle race which helped put Marion on the map has resurfaced in a decade-long, volunteer-driven research effort. “This race, the International Marion Motorcycle Road Race, starte

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One dead, three injured in crash

by Tim Tedeschi , ttedeschi@chronicle-tribune.com A Warren man was killed and three others were injured following an accident Friday night at the intersection of C.R. 350 North and C.R. 400 East. According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department’s prel

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Metzger resigns

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com A township trustee who was accused of misusing taxpayers’ money has resigned. Sheila Metzger submitted her resignation from Fairmount Township Trustee on Friday, according to the Grant County clerk. Grant Coun

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