Saturday, September 19, 2020
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Election Day is 45 days away, and county officials are working to implement the vote center plan while still giving voters a variety of options to cast their ballot.

Friday, September 18, 2020
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The Marion High School JROTC Raider Team kicked off their fall season with an impressive start at the Blackford High School Raider Challenge. The Giants racked up six top-three finishes from among the eight competitive events, earning a second place overall finish.

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Indiana’s preliminary unemployment rate for August was 6.4 percent, marking a 1.4 percent drop from the 7.8 percent in July, using seasonally adjusted numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In comparison, the national unemployment rate in August was 8.4 percent. Last month’s rate …

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Are you or is someone you know a college student or recent graduate looking for a paid internship to gain valuable work experience in state government? If so, apply today for an internship with Indiana House Republicans.

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Crops across the state are looking bountiful and harvest is almost here. Farmers will soon be traveling in large slow-moving farm equipment on Indiana roads. To increase roadway safety, we are encouraging motorists to exercise caution and patience when approaching large farm equipment over t…

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Grant County should be getting its first checks of CARES Act reimbursement money from the state any day now, Commissioner Mark Bardsley told county council Wednesday.

Thursday, September 17, 2020
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The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced Thursday the 2020-2021 income eligibility guidelines for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Each year, based on federal poverty levels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) updates income e…

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Marion High School JROTC recently completed a promotion board for cadets seeking to advance in the ranks to either Sergeant or Staff Sergeant. At the conclusion, sophomore Evan Ray was recognized as the best cadet to appear before the board.

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Grant County Council will hold a public hearing Oct. 7 as it continues to consider an income tax increase to pay for central dispatch Phase 2.

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More than three months since Grant County Central Dispatch went live, the center is still receiving a large number of calls dispatchers are not tasked with handling, taking time away from being able to answer legitimate calls.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness Wednesday announced the next call for projects in the Community Crossings grant program will open Friday, Sept. 25. Community Crossings is part of Holcomb’s Next Level Roads program, a 20-year, fully funded plan to enhance Indiana’s …

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Sen. Mike Braun (R-Indiana) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) have introduced the bipartisan Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act to ensure that the federal government has a dedicated office for the enforcement of animal cruelty statutes.

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WEST LAFAYETTE — As the nation prepares for a flu season amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, several myths and misconceptions about the flu vaccine will reappear.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb officially proclaimed this SepticSmart Week, and the DNR Lake Michigan Coastal Program (LMCP) is doing its part to promote septic system awareness and maintenance.

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EVANSVILLE — An Indiana State Police Cyber Crime Digital Forensic Examiner assigned to the Indiana Crimes Against Children Task Force was recently recognized by the United States Secret Service (USSS) for his forensic examination data submissions into the Forensic Partner Reporting (FPR) Sys…

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When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Indiana back in March, many members of the most at-risk populations had to stay home, forcing them to lose social connections and potentially the ability to get a meal at the store.

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New guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) should help those testing positive for COVID-19 get back to work safely more quickly, local officials said.

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Marion Community Schools (MCS) Superintendent Brad Lindsay said Grant County officials will need to find a new site to place a 300-foot radio tower after residents expressed opposition to building the tower on district-owned land.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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Brookhaven Wesleyan Church was the home to a different kind of gathering than normal on Monday as it hosted the Marion Community Blood Drive this year.

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The Grant County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) continued its consideration of two proposed 300-foot radio towers at its regular meeting Monday.

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Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) and the Community Foundation of Grant County have partnered to establish the CAPE II Career Exploration Grant. The purpose of this grant is to financially support Grant County, Indiana organizations that offer career exploration experiences, provide career g…

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State health officials are urging Indiana residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites following reports of a probable case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a LaPorte County resident and the detection of the virus in horses in northern Indiana.

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Two Michigan men were arrested early Tuesday morning after a traffic stop and subsequent vehicle pursuit, according to Marion Police Department (MPD) Deputy Chief Stephen Dorsey.

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This past summer, Marion Regional Career Center’s (MRCC) Information Technology and Cyber Security Instructor Travis Hueston was one of only 25 educators across the country invited to attend the Computer Science Academy for teachers at Carnegie Mellon University.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education (DOE) Monday announced income eligibility guidelines, including household size, for the free and reduced-price school meals and milk programs. The National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk programs were created to support stud…

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The Marion Police Department’s (MPD) updated standard operating procedure (SOP) policies regarding officer use of force no longer includes neck restraints as an appropriate action.

Monday, September 14, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is starting to send tax bills that were delayed earlier this year due to tax filing and payment extensions related to COVID-19. Bills for individuals who owe taxes will begin reaching mailboxes this week and continue to be sent through D…

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Three individuals were injured following a two-vehicle crash on Ind. 9 north of Spencer Avenue Sunday at approximately 12:30 p.m.

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The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) is joining forces with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry to encourage Hoosiers to resume or start new volunteer service at one of Indiana’s food banks and other charitable food distribution sites.

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WEST LAFAYETTE — The Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2021 Certificate of Distinction award, the highest award of the association.

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Indianapolis — The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross seeks volunteers to help address the many disaster response activities across the U.S. It has been two weeks since Hurricane Laura devastated east Texas and Louisiana, and people are still suffering. Thousands of people are still st…