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Gilead to co-host pancake breakfast

FLAPJACKS:Volunteers serve pancakes and sausage during the 26th Annual Fly/In Cruise in fundraiser event Saturday at the Marion Municipal Airport in 2016.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com This will be the last year that Gilead Ministries volunteers will be the faces directing the action at the annual Fly/In Cruise/In Pancake Breakfast. Gilead Ministries is a non-profit organization with the mission of

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Prized ink

THE SHOP:Delta Ink Tattoo Parlor, 3304 S. Nebraska Street.

BY Emily Rachelle Russell - erussell@chronicle-tribune.com Behind neon green walls on South Nebraska Street, the award-winning artists of Delta Ink Tattoo Parlor stay busy inking around 200 customers every month. Delta Ink, open four years this September, gets its

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Sending your kids to college debt-free

BY Michelle Singletary My husband and I have been sneaking high fives because, come this fall, all three of our children will be in college. And, here’s the sweetest part: They’re all going to school with no debt. We don’t come from money. We didn

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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. The Library and Museum are now open on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. From Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend, the Lib

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Operation: Kitty rescue

BY Rachael O. Phillips If I were a betting person, I would wager 95 percent of my reading audience has helped rescue a cat from a tree branch, a crawl space or a dryer. I myself aided in my sister’s efforts to rescue strays, mostly from my father, who dislike

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Beacon Investment Services receives milestone award

THE CRYSTAL DISTINCTION: Pictured left to right are Dusty Cuttriss, chief financial officer; Mike Farner, Beacon Investment Services financial adviser; Kevin Willour, CEO; Tiffany Haupert, Beacon Investment Services financial adviser; and Emily Dever, Beacon Investment Services client service coordinator.

Beacon Investment Services, part of Beacon Credit Union, received a Crystal Distinction Award from CUNA Brokerage Services in recognition of a 30-year relationship. Since 1988, Beacon Credit Union has provided investment, insurance and planning services to our memb

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Sweetser resident awarded $1K scholarship

Mariah Garza from Sweetser was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Home Economists’ Guild of Indianapolis. This group has presented 114 students with scholarships from 1966-2018 in the total amount of $88,405. Garza will graduate from Ball State Univ

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Jimmy Chitwood moments in a real Hoosier town

BY JERRY PATTENGALE Every night somewhere in Indiana, young girls and boys dream of making the game winning shot. On fancy Gorilla goals with glass backboards at their homes, and on net-less sagging rims nailed to weathered boards on vacant lots, they dream. There

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Parents have choices for childcare

BY Emily Rachelle Russell - erussell@chronicle-tribune.com With school back in session, many working parents find themselves seeking childcare to fill the gap between the end of the school day and their return home from work. Marion has organization to he

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Lottery

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com Cash 5 ........ 04-15-27-32-45 Lucky Seven . 7-3-4-1-5-0-7 Daily Three-Midday ..... 0-8-6, SB: 8 Daily Three-Evening ..... 4-2-7, SB: 1 Daily Four-Midday ..... 4-3-8-4, SB: 8 Daily Four-Evening ..... 8-1-1-5, SB: 1 Me

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Indy Airstrip Attack off to a flying start in third year

READY, SET, GO: Shift-S3ctor co-owner Jason Huang drops his hands to start a pair of competitors down the Marion Municpal Airport runway during the organization’s third-annual Indy Airstrip Attack Saturday morning.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com There’s a very key ingredient to why the West Coast based Shift-S3ctor organization brought its Indy Airstrip Attack to the Marion Municipal Airport for the third consecutive year. Sure, the speed, th

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Man shot at local bar

Rebels: Sign outside Rebel’s Pub, located at 515 N. Washinton St. in Marion.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com A man was critically injured after being shot at Rebel’s Pub downtown Saturday. Witnesses reported seeing a “Chrysler styled vehicle” pull up to Rebel’s Pub, located at 515 N. Washington St., a

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Books and bikes festival 'bigger and better'

DOWN MAIN STREET:Residents ride their bikes between the vendors on Saturday during the Books and Bikes Festival.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com The Bend of the River Neighborhood Association hosted a block party on South Washington Street to celebrate good times and healthy living on Saturday. Michael Mathias, associate at Curfman’s Cyclery and committe

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 1:28 a.m., Thursday, 3508 S. Boots St., domestic battery. A woman reported being battered by her live-in boyfriend. The case is being forwarded to the prosecutor’s office. 11:46 a.m., Thursday, 805 E. 30th St., theft. A man reported s

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 11:18 a.m., Thursday, South Nebraska Street and West Third Street, accident involving Myra Stephens, 75, Marion, and Raymond Watkins, 71, Marion. No injuries were reported. 12:55 p.m., Thursday, West Spencer Avenue and South Baldwin Avenue,

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Adult high school planned for 2020

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com An adult high school operated by Goodwill could open its doors in Marion in July 2020. Goodwill’s Excel Centers are public charter high schools designed to give adults the opportunity to earn hig

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Police: Pedestrian shot in the ankle

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com A Marion man told police he was shot in the ankle while walking on the Cardinal Greenway early Friday morning, according to Marion Police Department Deputy Chief Stephen Dorsey. MPD officers were called to Mario

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Kicking it old school

SING IT:A woman sings a solo during an offering at the Old Time Camp Meeting at Fairmount Camp Friday night.

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com FAIRMOUNT­ — The massive, aging Bethel Tabernacle has been the centerpiece of Fairmount Camp’s 20-acre grounds since 1895, when the first church camp meeting was held, and this week its pews hav

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Lynching memorial discussion continues

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com Representatives from the Equal Justice Initiative came to Marion Public Library Friday with a proposal for a lynching memorial in Marion. On Aug. 7, 1930, Marion residents J. Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith wer

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Scoops

MGH accredited for sleep services Marion General Hospital received approval of accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care for its Sleep Services. “Accreditation inspires a high level of confidence for our patients and referring physician

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 6:31 a.m., Wednesday, 1728 N. Spring Drive, domestic battery. A 29-year-old man was charged with battering a 26-year-old woman and was taken to the Grant County Jail. 6:36 a.m., Wednesday, 2024 W. 12th St., criminal mischief to vehicle. A w

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, Lancelot Drive and Bradner Avenue, accident involving Stephen Hawkins, 76, Van Buren, and Nancy Stevens, 68, Marion. No injuries were reported. 1:44 p.m., Wednesday, Ind. 18 East and Ind. 9 South, accident involving B

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City's tallest building sold

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com “Marion's skyscraper” is in the hands of a local once more. The old Marion National Bank Building, located at 402 S. Washington St., was purchased Thursday by Michael Halstead of Halstead Architects

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Plans revealed for Old National Bank building

SOLD: Bill Reece, left, and yoga instructor Jessy Pearson-Cheney stand in what will be the yoga studio at the former Old National Bank building, 100 S. Washington St. Reece, who bought the building this week, says he plans to have health care services, including yoga, acupuncture and massage therapy, as well as a cafe, office space and conference rooms.

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com Another downtown building has sold, and the new owner has big plans for the space. The Old National Bank building, located at 100 S. Washington St. was purchased this week by businessman Bill Reece. Reece, who g

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Bus drivers wanted

ALL ABOARD:Students board buses at Frances Slocum Elementary School after classes on Thursday. Marion Community Schools is looking for more bus drivers.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com They’re the first people students see in the morning, the last one they see before coming home, and they love what they do. Marion Community Schools currently employs around 50 bus drivers, each of them transpor

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Drag races speeding back to Marion

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com Indy Airstrip Attack is coming to Marion for its third year of whirlwind dragstrip racing. Airstrip Attack features half-mile races from professional drivers and local car lovers, all trying to prove themselves while

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 5:14 a.m., Tuesday, 3716 S. Race St., domestic battery. A 29-year-old man was arrested for battery on a 32-year-old woman. The man was also arrested on a warrant. 7:24 a.m., Tuesday, 2032 W. Fourth St., burglary. A man reported sometime ove

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 8:24 a.m., Tuesday, 3240 S. Western Ave., accident involving Melvin Hazelwood, 77, Marion, and a vehicle owned by Tonya Passwater-Eib, Wabash. No injuries were reported. 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, 3820 S. Western Ave., accident involving Linda Mo

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Growth Council makes plea

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com Associates of the Grant County Economic Growth Council spoke in opposition of an income tax ordinance that will cut taxpayer funding of the Growth Council by two-thirds at a meeting of the Grant County Coun

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 7:08 a.m., Monday, 1014 E. 27th St., disturbance. Officers responded to a disturbance at 1014 E. 27th St. and a 35-year-old man was arrested on a warrant. 7:27 a.m., Monday, 16 Prairie Court, criminal mischief. A woman reported her tires fl

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 3:36 p.m., Monday, 2620 S. Western Ave., accident involving James Lewis, 28, Marion. No injuries were reported. 5:49 p.m., Monday, Horton Avenue and Bond Avenue, accident involving Carl Sample, 70, Marion, and a motorcycle belonging to Dust

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Scoops

Police: Newlon Metals reports copper theft A representative of Newlon Metals told police Monday that a “large amount” of copper had been stolen from the business. An employee of the Marion company, which recycles scrap metal, told Marion police they bel

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Woman's body found near county line

ON THE SCENE: A woman's body was discovered Tuesday in this abandoned house on Grant County Road 1100 South just west of 300 West. It had been there since July 29, according to Grant County Coroner Chris Butche.

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com The body of a 39-year-old woman was found inside a house outside Fairmount near the Madison County line Tuesday after an Anderson man led police to the location, officials said. The Madison County Sheriff's Depa

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County Republicans meet in caucus

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com Members of the Republican Party in Grant County have been meeting behind closed doors. Marion City Council President Brad Luzadder called a caucus of county Republicans Monday night. Although Luzadder would not

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Students connect Grant County to Underground Railroad

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com Taylor University students partnered with Indiana Wesleyan Professor Kersten Priest to uncover the history between Grant County and the Underground Railroad. Using Marion Public Library resources and works from author

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Watering the city

USING GRAVITY:Water churns as it fills a gravity filter at the Marion Municipal Utilities water filtration plant on Tuesday.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com The City of Marion consumes between 3.5 and 4 million gallons of water each day, and millions more are pumped, purified and stored by Marion Utilities so that clean drinking water is available on tap. Marion and Grant

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MCS employees receive wage increases

BY Spencer Durham - sdurham@chronicle-tribune.com Marion Community Schools is off to its best start in some time, according to school officials, and that good start continued Tuesday night as the school board approved wage increases for some employees. Personnel no

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 4:56 a.m., Saturday, 2905 S. Branson St., domestic battery. Male, 42, was arrested for battery. 5:46 a.m., Saturday, 1515 S. Springhill Drive, vehicle theft. Woman, 55, reported her GMC Envoy stolen sometime overnight. It was later found on

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 12:05 p.m., Saturday, 3240 S. Western Ave., accident involving Eric Smitt, 70, and Patricia Ball, 71. No injuries. 2:07 p.m., Saturday, 3240 S. Western Ave., accident involving Jennifer Hallsamer, 35, and Lanon Fields, 37. No injuries. Mari

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Brooks hears from constituents

PHOTO BY JEFF MOREHEAD /jmorehead@chronicle-tribune.com VOICE OF THE PEOPLE:Fifth District Congresswoman Susan Brooks, right, talks with Janice Adams, school leader at Dr. Robert H. Faulkner Academy, while meeting with constituents at the Marion Ivy Tech campus Monday.

BY Emily Rachelle Russell - erussell@chronicle-tribune.com Fifth District Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) spoke one-on-one with over 20 Grant and Blackford County constituents on Monday evening at the Marion Ivy Tech campus during a “Connect with Your Co

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Marion grad leading Earlham

BY Sara Barker - sbarker@chronicle-tribune.com A Marion High School alumnus has gone on to excel in higher education. Avis Stewart, who holds a place in MHS’ Hall of Distinction, became Earlham College’s interim president July 1. Though Stewart does not

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A day of firsts

NEW FACES:Greg and Andrea Allison talk Monday about joining the ranks of teachers and staff at Eastbrook Community Schools. Greg, who teaches eighth-grade U.S. History and high school sociology, is head coach for the boys varsity basketball team at Eastbrook High School. Andrea is a special education teacher at Eastbrook South Elementary School.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com UPLAND -- Eastbrook Community Schools welcomed both new and familiar faces on Monday for the first day back from summer break. According to Superintendent Brett Garrett, the corporation is keeping its head above water

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Oak Hill extends Martin's contract

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com CONVERSE — Oak Hill United School Corporation board members voted to extend Superintendent Joel Martin's contract by one year Monday night. Originally expiring on June 30, 2019, the contract was extended until t

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