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Greenway readied for spring

SLITHERING ALONG: A small snake peeks its head up from its afternoon commute across the leaves on Saturday.

By Clay Winowiecki - cwinowiecki@chronicle-tribune.com Cardinal Greenway has come to life with an assemblage of birds, snakes and squirrels and people. Coming out of winter, the Greenway is in good shape, according to Jim Milligan, chairman of the Grant County Card

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A holistic approach

CBD WATER: “CBD Living Water” helps people who suffer from migraines, according to Jameson Bradford, co-owner of Holisitic CBD.

By Clay Winowiecki - cwinowiecki@chronicle-tribune.com The rise of CBD oil, also known as cannabidiol, has seemingly exploded overnight after the passing of Senate Bill 52 in March 2018. Stores have sprung up and the product can be found everywhere from pizza place

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The college admissions scandal isn't just about rich, entitled people

BY Michelle Singletary Please, let’s stop pretending that the college cheating scandal is just an indictment of overindulgent, wealthy helicopter parents. The Justice Department has accused dozens of super-rich parents of making $25 million in illegal payment

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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. The Library and Museum is open on Sundays from 1 p.

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Cruising

BY Rachael O. Phillips It’s in the air. No, not spring. This is Indiana, remember? Still, when a thaw sets in, desperate parents, craving peace after too much winter togetherness, pay their teens to cruise the streets. As they tour our fair town, alien music

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Confident and strong

BY Linda Wilk It wasn’t just the classroom teaching that most students who spoke about why they chose a particular teacher focused on at the recent 3.5 Banquet at Oak Hill High School. For some of the 25 Senior students, it wasn’t even a teacher who the

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'Family Weekend' at IWU

FAMILY BONDING: Parent Michael Stahly takes part in a game of “archery tag” at Indiana Wesleyan University’s “Family Weekend.”

By Clay Winowiecki - cwinowiecki@chronicle-tribune.com College students and their families are sharing time together this weekend at Indiana Wesleyan University’s annual “Family Weekend.” Students, their siblings, parents and others play games, di

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GM announces jobs, electric vehicle after Trump criticism

General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra waves before announcing the company investment of $300 million in its Orion Township, Mich., assembly plant to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Orion Township, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER and TOM KRISHER - Associated Press ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicl

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To do

March 25 Marion Lions Club: Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15 percent of your total bill (not including tax, gratuity or promotional discounts) to the Marion Lions Club for purchases made between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. at 1129 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion. March 26 Sunnycr

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Our grandson and Lady Gaga

BY Jerry Pattengale Our grandson, Titus, looked a bit perplexed when he saw Lady Gaga on TV. He turned to my wife and said, “I just saw her eyes and she was thinking about something . . . She worships herself.” Cindy about fell over. He’s only fiv

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I-69 work starts Monday

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com A three-year, $34.7 million construction project on a northern Grant County portion of I-69 begins Monday, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). Drivers can expect lane restrictions for

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Philharmonic presents 'Evening of Serenades'

By Clay Winowiecki - cwinowiecki@chronicle-tribune.com The Marion Philharmonic Orchestra is back with “Evening of Serenades,” which promises to be a more intimate performance than traditional Marion Philharmonic concerts. This concert also marks the com

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Scoops

Shell cartridges discovered According to Marion Police Sgt. Jeff Wells, officers recovered 13 shells that had been fired from a 9mm Luger pistol on Friday about 1:05 a.m. The shell casings were found on the south side of Waylon’s Bar’s parking

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 1:04 a.m., Friday, 324 E. Charles St., shots fired. Thirteen rounds of ammunition were found in the parking lot of Waylon’s Bar. 1:52 a.m., Friday, Highland Ave. and Washington St., suspicious person. An unknown subject attempted to e

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Emergencies

Marion Fire Department 11:01 a.m., Friday, 246 N. 500 E., fire investigation. 8:46 p.m., Friday, 321 N. Henricks Ave., structure fire. Grant County Sheriff’s Department 4:25 a.m., Friday, 1000 S., accident involving Phillip Turner, Matthews. No injuries were

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Frances Slocum hosts 'Genius Hour'

VIDEO GAMES: Fourth-graders Jordan Bosquez, left, Hayden Craig, middle, and Jude Corcoran showcase their presentation titled “Zombie Video Game” at the “Genius Hour” event at Frances Slocum Elementary School.

By Clay Winowiecki - cwinowiecki@chronicle-tribune.com Fourth-grade geniuses convened at Frances Slocum Elementary school to share their latest research with interested attendees. The “Genius Hour” event, put on by two Indiana Wesleyan University studen

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Locals respond to Sen. Holdman's DCS comments

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@chronicle-tribune.com As lawmakers prepare to pass a new state budget this spring, the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) is asking for about $300 million more in annual funding. Some, including Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, think tha

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Scoops

I-69 slowdowns A portion of I-69 in Grant and Huntington counties will be affected by a traffic slowdown beginning Saturday at 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday. The rolling slowdowns will take place between mile markers 259 (Ind. 22) and 273 (Ind. 218). Slowdowns will take

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Fire union: 'No confidence' in chief

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com Members of the local firefighters union said they overwhelmingly have no confidence in Marion Fire Chief Geoff Williams in a Thursday night vote. According to Local President Jordan Lamb, the union wants William

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Blotter

Marion Police Dept. 9:55 a.m., Thursday, 202 S. Adams St., robbery. A woman reported she was robbed by an unknown subject. 3:05 p.m., Thursday, 310 N. Adams St., battery. A woman reported being battered by an unknown subject. 3:05 p.m., Thursday, 301 S. Branson St.

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Emergencies

Marion Police Department 8:59 a.m., Thursday, Fifth Street and Butler Avenue, accident involving Lacy Lester, 31, and Dawn Nelson, 26, Marion. No injuries were reported. 10:47 a.m., Thursday, Adams Street and 33rd Street, accident involving Joshua Young, 28, Fairmo

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Emergencies

Grant County Sheriff’s Department 5:46 a.m., Monday, 500 West and 600 North, accident involving Caleb Moore. No injuries were reported. 4:43 p.m., Tuesday, 450 North and 800 East, accident involving Martin Gunn and Harry Hanthorn. No injuries were report

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Farm Fest fun

CHICKEN: Oak Hill FFA member Sierra Bakehorn holds a chicken for a group of first graders to pet. The FFA students led first graders all throughout the animal exhibits, teaching them about the importance of agriculture.

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@chronicle-tribune.com Nearly 800 first-graders from all over the county visited Farm Fest this week at the Grant County Fairgrounds, to learn more about agriculture in a hands-on, interactive way. Eastbrook High School and Oak Hill High School

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Blotter

Marion Police Department 12:24 a.m., Wednesday, Spencer Avenue and Hill, traffic stop. A man was cited into court on a charge of operating without a license. 12:45 a.m., Wednesday, 410 E. 36th St., car fire/arson investigation. A woman reported an unknown person se

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Mayoral candidates take part in forum

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: Mayoral candidates speak at a forum held at the Marion Public Library on Thursday. From left to right: incumbent mayor Jess Alumbaugh (D), Lynn Johnson (D) and Joselyn Whitticker (D).

By Clay Winowiecki - cwinowiecki@chronicle-tribune.com Candidates for mayor of the City of Marion discussed hot topics like economic development, the opioid crisis and public safety in a forum at the Marion Public Library on Thursday hosted by the Marion-Grant Coun

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Donors will stay anonymous

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com The city will not have to reveal the identities of donors said to be contributing to the City of Marion’s lawsuit over the former YMCA renovation project, Judge Warren Haas ruled Wednesday. Defendants in t

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Local briefs

Lyric Club of Grant County music scholarship The Lyric Club of Grant County is pleased to announce its annual music scholarship competition for qualifying high school senior students. The award(s) up to $1,000 will be made in recognition of exceptional musicianship

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Scoops

Police: Burglar passed out in car A Marion man who police said broke into four cars early Wednesday morning was found asleep in one of the cars he had broken into. According to Lt. Eric Fields of the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, 38-year-old Aaron Schwyn

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Prepping for tornado season

By Clay Winowiecki - cwinowiecki@chronicle-tribune.com It’s officially Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana as the state enters tornado season. According to Megan Dodson, a meteorologist at the NOAA National Weather Service, with spring comes warmer te

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Scoops

Mayoral candidate forum tonight The Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Marion Public Library are hosting a forum featuring candidates for mayor of the City of Marion tonight. The Democratic forum begins at 6 p.m. at the library and the Republican forum wil

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Dr. Robert Walter McIntyre June 20, 1922 - March 20, 2019

Dr. Robert Walter McIntyre, who first felt a call to Christian ministry when he was a teenager, died early on the morning of March 20, 2019, at Colonial Oaks Health and Rehab, Marion, Indiana. He had served his Lord and The Wesleyan Church for almost seven decades.

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TIF deal falls short at County

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com The future of a tax increment financing (TIF) deal that would have provided $3.65 million in funding to Central Indiana Ethanol and created substantial amounts of TIF revenue that would have been available to th

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Jury trials set for Kelly, McCarty

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com Jury trial dates have been set for defendants Christa Kelly and William McCarty, charged with murder in the March 9 shooting that killed 65-year-old Marion woman Cheryl Mann. Kelly, 32, and McCarty, 32, had the

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Vacant house fire investigated

By Clay Winowiecki - cwinowiecki@chronicle-tribune.com An unoccupied home at 2905 South Gallatin Street was deemed a “total loss” after a fire, according to the Marion Fire Department. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, according to As

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Mississinewa trustees pass new homework policy

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@chronicle-tribune.com The Mississinewa Community Schools board of school trustees passed a homework policy Monday evening, which essentially supports an already existing grading policy. The board had previously discussed the homework policy at

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Loud noise leads to MG lockdown

INVESTIGATION: More than 100 police officers responded to a 911 call at Madison-Grant Junior/Senior High School Tuesday morning. What had reportedly been the sound of gunshots is believed to have been noises from active construction inside the school.

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@chronicle-tribune.com More than 100 police officers representing seven departments responded to a call from the Madison-Grant Community Schools central office Tuesday morning, in reaction to what had reportedly been three gunshots heard on the

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Investing in spring

SPRINGING INTO LIFE: Tulips, which were planted over winter, are now beginning to birth themselves from the soil at Matter Park.

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@chronicle-tribune.com As spring begins today, the Gardens of Matter Park are being planted and prepared for another season of beautiful blooming flowers and community events. Director of Programs/Events and Horticulturalist Julia Glessner said

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'Rare' TIF deal moves ahead

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com The tax increment financing (TIF) setup partially approved by the Marion City Council Tuesday night is a “rare” TIF deal, according to Buddy Downs of the law firm of Ice Miller, that will guarantee t

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Open enrollment applications will be accepted beginning in April

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@chronicle-tribune.com Marion Community Schools Little Giants Preschool applications will open up in April, giving parents and guardians the opportunity to have their children considered for initial enrollment selection. Between April 1-4, pare

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Fire damages mobile home

By Clay Winowiecki - cwinowiecki@chronicle-tribune.com A fire damaged the interior of a mobile home at 246 N. 500 E. on Saturday. The fire, which began around 2:30 a.m., is still under investigation, but Marion Fire Department officials believe the fire could poten

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State: Haas stays on Old Y

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com Judge Warren Haas will continue to hear the City of Marion's civil lawsuit over the former YMCA renovation. The judge's role on the case had been in question after Chad Seybold, one of the defendants in the laws

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