One man’s dream, another man’s passion and a phone call changed the culture of north central Indiana, starting right here in Marion.

On Thursday, Dec. 5, General Motors (GM) began notifying 50 temporary workers at the Marion Metal Center that they would be let go at the end of next week.

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Danny Niederberger is one of seven Republicans vying for their party’s nomination for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District in the May 2020 primary.

WIWU-TV will hold the final taping of Crossroads this Monday night at the station’s studios at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), airing the last show of the program on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

The Marion branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held its 89th annual Freedom Fund Banquet Thursday night.

Christmas came early to Converse this year, as businesses, community members and Santa Claus spread holiday cheer down North Jefferson Street on Thursday.

The Indiana Audubon is offering tips this holiday season for those seeking to see an Indiana snowy owl. Snowy owls rank as one of the most charismatic wildlife species in the world, and the heaviest of North American owls. The usually absent arctic owl only visits Indiana during cyclical “ir…

An Upland man has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and two years of probation after being convicted of drug-related charges.

Grant County Commissioners are considering reestablishing funding for the county Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has launched a new website allowing deer hunters to access white-tailed deer harvest data as it is accumulated by the state.

Marion Community Schools’ McCulloch Junior High held a Winter Wonderland Literacy Night on Tuesday to educate families on the importance of literacy for their children’s future.

The Community School of the Arts (CSA) will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” this weekend at Marion High School.

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Basketball season is just starting to heat up, and local first responders will take to the court this Saturday for a good cause.

100-year-old Jack Shaffer received a certificate and pin for his 75 years with the Gas City Masonic Lodge on Monday.

Marion Fire Department hiring

A Jonesboro woman has been sentenced to eight years of probation after submitting a guilty plea agreement on two counts of child molesting.

Marion Police Department (MPD) officers are investigating the burglary of a local church.

The Collins Group is hosting the Coats for Kids coat drive event Dec. 7 from 8-11 a.m.

Marion Police Department

Police: Man stabbed in Monday morning incident

A Marion woman was sentenced to two years in prison and four years on probation for dealing methamphetamine, according to court records.

A Marion teen is in critical condition after investigators say he crashed while attempting to pass a vehicle in Huntington County Monday afternoon.

The Mississinewa Community Schools board approved transfers and personnel changes alongside a discussion about intramural programming on Monday.

A Marion teen is facing a Level 5 felony charge of sexual misconduct with a minor after police say he had sex with a victim over the age of 14 but less than 16.

Christmas decorations are springing up around Marion’s downtown square in anticipation of the Christmas City U.S.A. Walkway of Lights parade on Saturday, Dec. 7.

A Hartford City woman was arrested on charges including robbery and battery following an incident Sunday morning.

Man falls from tree stand while hunting

There will be a second open house for the East Central Indiana Robotics Team at its new location in Matthews at 625 Massachusetts Ave. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 9 p.m.

A Marion man is facing charges including burglary, intimidation, domestic battery and dealing in marijuana following a Nov. 24 incident and subsequent investigation.

Marion firefighter Chance E. Cowgill has been suspended without pay for the second time in his 11-year career.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Jackson will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 27 with a family dinner at their home in Marion, Indiana.

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 now open on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.