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Sun and sand

LEND A HAND: Michael Belcher posed with the Schramm family after they chose his sculpture for an award in memory of Pastor Andy Schramm, a very active CASA volunteer.

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com It’s not often that you see sandcastles in Indiana, but the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Grant County brings the beach to Marion every year with its annual Sand Sculpture Artfest. While some peo

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Tropical Storm Barry outfall hits

by Ethan Clewell - eclewell@chronicle-tribune.com The remnants of Tropical Storm Barry are passing through Grant County today and into Wednesday in the form of cloud cover, heavy downpours and increased temperatures, according to National Weather Service (NWS)

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 1:17 p.m., Friday, Spencer and Baldwin aveunes, accident involving Marlene Long, 76, Marion and Linda Hale, 61, Marion. No injuries were reported. 2:20 p.m., Friday, Washington and 22nd streets, hit and run. 6:45 p.m., Saturday, 31st and Wa

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Man injured in armed robbery

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com A Marion man fell to the ground after being struck in the back of his head with handgun Sunday evening near the 1500 block of West 11th Street, according to police reports.  Police are searching for a two male

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Scoops

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Missing Child The Goshen Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Avelina Seleni Juraz Duran, a 3 year old Hispanic female, 3 feet, 1 inch tall, 45 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes and a mole

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Man critically injured in accident

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com A man is in critical, unstable condition after police say his SUV drove through a parking lot, fence and multiple yards before crashing into a house at 1314 W. Fifth St.  John W. Williams, 68, was found uncons

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Chronicle-Tribune announces new ad director

BY Scott Fleener - ctreport@indy.rr.com Christi Kincade took over as the new advertising director of the Chronicle-Tribune on July 1. Prior to taking the job, Kincade worked as the sales supervisor at Hendricks County Flyer. She has also worked as a sales

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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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A neighborly gift

BY Linda Wilk I received a wonderful gift when I returned home after being in Nebraska for about three weeks. As I looked out my kitchen window the dilapidated house that always seemed to taunt me was gone. In its place is an empty lot with a couple well-seasoned p

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Enjoy your stay

WELCOME: The 411 Bungalow is one of multipleAirbnbs in the Marion area. Andrea Vinluan, one of the owners, believes there is a good market for Airbnbs in the area.

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com With more 6 million listings around the world, you could probably find an Airbnb just about anywhere, including more than 25 spots right here in Marion. Within two hours of creating a posting in January, the ow

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Balser plans to 'keep on moving'

LEFT, ALL TIMER: Cameron Balser is pictured during a race in the spring of 2010 during the Marion Relays. He finished his high school career at Oak Hill as one of Grant County’s top distance runners ever and has now championed the cause of raising awareness and money for people who are suffering from mental illness. C-T file photo

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com Keep on moving. That phrase has been part of Cameron Balser’s vernacular throughout his life as a runner, but it’s taken on an even deeper meaning over the past several months. Balser graduated from Oak Hill i

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Documentary series comes to Marion

DOCUMENTARY SERIES: Jerry Pattengale looks at his notes towards the end of his interview at the historic Frank Lloyd Wright home.

by Ethan Clewell - eclewell@chronicle-tribune.com It’s no secret that Christianity has left a major mark on human history, and a new documentary TV series filmed in Grant County and across the world will show millions of viewers how Christianity spread across

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 3:27 a.m., Thursday, 2120 S. Home Ave., runaway. A juvenile was charged as a runaway. 10:01 a.m., Thursday, 301 S. Branson St., fraud. A woman reported someone opened an account in her name. 1:34 p.m., Thursday, 3602 S. Gallatin St., theft.

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 1:51 p.m., Thursday, Lincoln Boulevard and Home Avenue, accident involving April Goodwin, 38, Marion and Katie Roby Bell, 56, Marion. Bell complained of arm pain and was transported for treatment. 5:29 p.m., Thursday, 209 W. 38th St., Tara

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Legislators get study committee assignments

by Scott Fleener - ctreport@indy.rr.com Although the 2019 legislative session came to a close this past spring, legislators will work through the summer and fall in preperation for next year. Public officials elected to represent Grant County were recently app

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Horsin' around Rope This Ranch

by Ethan Clewell - eclewell@chronicle-tribune.com Children at the Grant County YMCA camp got to enjoy a trip to the Rope This Ranch Thursday, as a part of the YMCA summer camp program. They got to learn about horses breeds, how to groom a horse, how to saddle a hor

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Christina Hale plans to run for Congress

BY Staff Reports - ctreport@indy.rr.com Former Indiana Rep. Christina Hale made her candidacy for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District official Thursday, hoping to replace Rep. Susan Brooks' (R-District 5) vacancy next year. Brooks an

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Lapsed insurance coverage fixed

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com Fairmount Township firefighters went without worker's compensation insurance for an undetermined amount of time, according to members of the Fairmount Township Advisory Board. At some point since Fairmount Township

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Blotter

Marion PoliceDepartment 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, 600 block of North Washington Street, traffic stop. A man was charged with invasion of privacy. 6:12 a.m., Wednesday, 1417 W. Fourth St., missing juvenile. A 14-year-old was reported as a runaway. 8:22 a.m., Wednes

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 2:25 a.m., Wednesday, Second and Norton streets, hit and run. 1:26 p.m., Wednesday, West Ninth Street and Buffalo Avenue, lines down. 2:46 p.m., Wednesday, Ind. 15 and 34th Street, accident involving Michael Jackson, 32, Marion and Katharin

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USDA extends crop reporting deadline

Article provided - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending the deadline to file crop acreage reports for agricultural producers in Indiana impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new July 22 deadline applies to reporting spring-seeded crops to USDA&#

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Old Y trial canceled

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com The lawsuit over the failed YMCA project will not go to trial next week. The City of Marion is appealing the judge's dismissal earlier this week of two of the city's three claims against defendant Lond

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Youth Academy rappels into fun

MPD YOUTH ACADEMY: Participant Kelsie Shoup rappels down the side of the Marion Municipal Building on Wednesday.

BY Ethan Clewell - eclewell@chronicle-tribune.com On Wednesday kids attending the Marion Police Department Youth Academy rappelled off the side of the Marion Municipal Building. Participant Skyler Teegarden says rappelling was one of the things he was most exc

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 1:05 a.m., Tuesday, 1130 W. Fourth St., investigation. A small child was found wandering around Second Street and Delphi Avenue and was returned to a parent. 2:12 a.m., Tuesday, 909 W. Third St., shooting. A juvenile accidentally shot himse

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 2:18 p.m., Tuesday, 3701 S. Adams St., accident involving driver Kayla Webb, 28, Marion. No injuries were reported. 4:59 p.m., Tuesday, 221 N. Washington St., accident involving driver Tyler Frayer, 24, Marion. No injuries were reported. Gr

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I&M warns of phone scams

BY Staff Reports - ctreport@indy.rr.com Customers of Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) Company are being targeted by phone scammers. This is a part of a larger trend of phone scams targeting utility companies, according to a press release from I&M. These sc

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Marion announces new principals

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com Marion Community Schools (MCS) will experience some changes when the new school year rolls around as new principals were announced at a school board meeting Tuesday. Superintendent Brad Lindsay said the board had &#

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Annual sand sculpture contest is Saturday

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com Most Hoosiers don’t get to play in the sand very often. But Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Grant County gives community members that chance with its annual sand sculpture contest at the

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 10:58 a.m., Monday, South Nebraska and 26th streets, accident involving drivers Mark Gallaway, 27, Gas City, and Tristi Lanter, 43, Marion. No injuries were reported. 4:21 p.m., Monday, Ind. 18 West and Washington Street, accident involving

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Riding to remember

REMEMBERING: Marsha Ayers displays her late husband’s business card. Indiana State Police Trooper Joe Treeswas killed in a car accidentafter four years with the agency.

BY Samantha Oyler - soyler@chronicle-tribune.com Some avid cyclists might find it soothing to go on a long ride. Fitness enthusiasts think it’s a good way to stay in shape. But one group of Hoosiers sees cycling as a way to honor fallen law enforcement

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 1:41 a.m., Friday, 46th and Washington streets, traffic stop. A woman was cited into court for possession of marijuana. 6:01 a.m., Friday, 3405 S. Race St., burglary/theft. A residence was broken into and a moped was stolen. 11:18 a.m., Fri

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City's case takes a hit

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com Two of the three claims against defendant London Witte Group in the city's lawsuit over the YMCA project were dismissed Monday.  With the case set to go before a Grant County jury in less than a week, the c

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Scoops

Man injured in self-inflicted shooting Police say a 17-year-old shot himself in the thigh Tuesday morning. Capt. Stephen Dorsey of the Marion Police Department said police responded at 2:12 a.m. to the 300 block of West Third Street. The teen told police he was tak

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Oak Hill may need to raise taxes

BY Ethan Clewell - eclewell@chronicle-tribune.com The property values for Oak Hill school district is on a downward trend, according to Oak Hill business manager Deb Smith. If the trend continues, Smith told the board the corporation will need to raise the property

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