Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Northern Indiana Health Care System has recently updated its phone system causing some of the extensions to change. Please use the following extension prefixes. The last four will digits remain the same.
Monday, June 27, 2022
Indiana’s Public Access Counselor says that the Marion Common Council violated the Open Door Law as it worked to hire outside counsel to help them draft two pending ordinances that would change the way the city pays claims.
In the wake of Friday’s Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, United States citizens on all sides are rising to make their voices heard.
Over the past several years, a daughter and mother who played an instrumental part in re-energizing downtown Marion have become Champions for hard work, both in and outside of the kitchen, to help the community.
Saturday, June 25, 2022
From entry-level positions for high school graduates to doctorate holders, Marion Health has job openings for all experience levels and they are holding a career fair this coming Tuesday.
Friday, June 24, 2022
A short documentary written, filmed, and produced by students from Taylor University won its category at the 19th Indy Film Fest, held earlier this month in Indianapolis.
Thursday, June 23, 2022
A group of Marion artists were featured in the “64 North from Here” group show at the Harrison Center in Indianapolis during their First Friday event on June 3.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
On Monday, the Board of Commissioners said they will be discussing their findings regarding the pending draft solar ordinance during their meeting on July 5.
Two draft ordinances that would give the Marion City Council, rather than the Board of Public Works & Safety, the responsibility of approving payment of city claims, will be the subject of a July public hearing.
Among those being honored during this year’s Grant County Fair are those 4-H members who have participated in 4-H activities for 10 years. This year’s 10-year members include:
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Three days in for the activities at the Grant County Fair, results from livestock shows have begun rolling in and officials have named the 2022 fair’s court.
An eager gathering of Father’s Day celebrants could be found at Bad Dad Brewery in Fairmount Saturday evening as the eatery kicked off the weekend with their Bad Dad Day.
On Saturday, following the Celebrate Historic Preservation guided tours with Save Our Stories, a Ball State professor presented the talk “Making A Way Out Of No Way In Anti-Black Space: Fourth World Nation Building in Indiana in the 19th and 20th Century.”
Monday, June 20, 2022
Saturday, June 18, 2022
As greater numbers of youth turn to substance abuse and other addictive media in response to mental health needs, parents and guardians grow more and more concerned for their young loved ones.
Friday, June 17, 2022
“I had a ball doing this,” local artist Laurie Gates told the Chronicle-Tribune yesterday afternoon while discussing her award-winning drawing. Drawn in layered colored pencil, Gates’s piece, titled “Childlike Faith,” won “Best In Show” at the Grant County Art Association 2022 Annual Fine Arts Show.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
A new book titled “The 1965 Palm Sunday Tornadoes in Indiana” was released this spring by Indiana-based author Janis Thornton under national publisher The History Press. The tornadoes that devastated much of northern and central Indiana were part of a collective rampage that ripped through six Midwestern states.
Marion will once again commemorate Juneteenth this weekend, June 18 and 19. The annual event, which was declared a national holiday by Joe last year and a state holiday in 2020, marks the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.
Save Our Stories is partnering with Discover Marion Downtown to host guided tours through important historical Marion sites in a Celebrate Historic Preservation event.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
The swimming season kicked into high gear early in Marion and across the U.S., as a heat wave pushed temperatures into the 90s and beyond yesterday. Grant County reached a heat index of 105 degrees on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, and extreme temperatures will continue today.
As the weather continues to heat up, Grant County residents should take extra precautions to avoid dangerously warm temperatures. More than 100 million people are expected to be affected by mid-week. What people may not anticipate dealing with, however, are bats.
Marion’s Collins Flags organization was honored yesterday with a certificate of award from the General Francis Marion Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
A Huntington County woman pleaded guilty to one count of promotion of child sexual trafficking, a Level 3 felony, on Monday. With the plea deal, the other two charges against Brenda Leah Chopson will be dropped.
With vim and vigor, the Hoosier Shakespeare Festival held four rousing performances of Macbeth at Matter Park this weekend. Unfortunately, many of the showings had to be held indoors due to stormy weather. That didn’t hold back this troupe though.
The City of Marion recognized the Marion Community School of the Arts as this month's "Business Spotlight," submitted by the Grant County Economic Growth Council.