Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking all Hoosiers to be on the lookout for invasive species, including the spotted lanternfly. And while that particular species has only been seen in one county in the state so far, other varieties of unwelcome pests have been taking off in population this year.

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The Grant County Health Department is receiving nearly $140,000 in additional grant money focused on COVID-19 vaccination outreach and administration.

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Grant County Council approved additional appropriations for the IT and coroner’s departments at last week’s regular meeting.

Monday, July 26, 2021
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When organizers began calling artists for the rebirth of the Gas City Gospel Concerts at the Park, not one passed up the opportunity.

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Grant County Council is moving forward with a proposal to restructure how local income tax revenues are distributed while not raising taxes overall for county residents.

Saturday, July 24, 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021
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PERU — One of three people charged in connection with the 2018 beating death of a Summitville man in Miami County won’t go to trial until December of this year.

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Mississinewa Lake’s Miami State Recreation Area remains under an “Advisory” alert for elevated levels of blue-green algae.

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Editor’s note: This story uses the singular pronouns “they” and “their” to refer to an individual victim in order to protect their identity. The Chronicle-Tribune has decided not to specify the age of the victim in order to further protect their privacy.

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The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division is warning taxpayers about Child Tax Credit-related scams, which criminals may use to steal money and personal information.

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Marion High School JROTC Cadet Alysa “Muffet” Yancey is quickly becoming a nationally known junior marksman. She participated in the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) National Championship for Three Position (3P) Precision Air Rifles in Camp Perry, Ohio, this past weekend. Competing agai…

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Non-traditional female students in Indiana can now apply for a scholarship through the Political Organization for Women’s Education and Representation, according to State Rep. Ann Vermilion (R-Marion).

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Congresswoman Victoria Spartz (R-Indiana Fifth District) has been appointed to serve alongside Reps. Kevin Hern (R-Oklahoma First District) and Rick Allen (R-Georgia 12th District) on the Affordability Subcommittee of the Healthy Future Task Force. This subcommittee will explore value-based …

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Marion Common Council Tuesday approved rezoning eight properties on Euclid Avenue following a resident-led initiative.

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Marion Common Council Tuesday approved an approximately $630,000 tax abatement for Agricor, Inc. as part of a $10 million expansion at the Marion business.

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Carey Services will be turning a current alleyway into green space near its campus after Marion Common Council approved the vacation of a public right of way at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Thursday, July 22, 2021
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After the pandemic halted the Marion Community Civic Theater’s production of Miracle on 34th Street in December, the cast is giving the community a gift in the form of a musical performance this week as part of a Christmas in July celebration.

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The Marion Fire Department will be upgrading its fleet of trucks and will be better equipped to fight alcohol- and petroleum-based fires, according to Fire Chief Paul David.

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Marion Common Council held a first reading considering additional appropriations to help cover recently passed employee raises and received an update on the status of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

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While continuing to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the county health department is also updating its plans in the event of any number of emergencies or disasters.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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Grant County Commissioners Monday approved an intention to move forward with an estimated $2.5 million project to upgrade the former Salin Bank building that currently houses central dispatch and the EMA department.

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Grant County remains in the blue zone of the state’s COVID metrics, but substantial differences in vaccination rates persist in the county compared to state numbers and also when comparing different ZIP codes within the county.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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Grant County Commissioners tabled a decision on purchasing a maintenance and service plan for the central dispatch’s battery backup system at Monday’s regular meeting as the board awaits more details on the purchase.

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After a series of recent actions by the Wabash County Board of Commissioners and the Wabash County Council, a new Wabash County Jail and Sheriff's Office is finally taking shape.

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Marion Community Schools teachers and administrators updated the school board on ongoing elementary literacy program efforts at a regular meeting last week.

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State and local law enforcement are investigating a reported shooting in a moving vehicle in Gas City Monday that resulted in the deaths of a Marion couple.

Monday, July 19, 2021
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The Fusion Arts Alliance has one more concert to play in Fairmount before it’s summer concert series moves back to the Grant County Courthouse square in August.

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Marion Community Schools officials discussed reentry plans for the 2021-22 school year at the school board’s regular meeting last week.

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Some Grant County residents observed a scary sight in the sky on Saturday, but the funnel clouds reported turned out to be harmless and served as a good test of the county’s tornado procedures.

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Grant County Central Dispatch Director Michael Clayton plans to request additional staffing during annual budget hearings next month in an effort to reduce the burden on current employees.

Saturday, July 17, 2021
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PERU — Authorities arrested a Miami County man last Tuesday afternoon after they said he led police on a car chase and then locked himself inside his home.