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The best defense

The best defense

Taylor takes measures to fight campus safety statistics By Anna Oelerich | Echo  It’s a typical scene at Taylor: a student goes to an open house on the other side of campus. Once it’s over, she walks back to her dorm. The campus is dark, and she is alone, but […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
The educator exodus

The educator exodus

Indiana struggles to keep teachers in-state By Megan Herrema | Echo Taylor’s education students may be surprised to learn that Indiana has one of the lowest teacher retention rates in the nation. Two main issues—working conditions and teacher compensation—resulted in Indiana’s score of only 2.17 out of a total of five […]

by · October 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Family food

Family food

Son takes over father’s catering company The love of cooking might be hereditary. Over 35 years ago, Larry Couch founded Peace & Plenty Catering. Now his son, Josh Couch, is taking over as Larry plans for retirement. On your webpage, it says you bought the Peace & Plenty restaurant after […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Through an open window the light shines

Through an open window the light shines

Art exhibit sheds light on mental health By Megan Herrema | Echo Minnetrista. No, it’s not a misspelling of “ministries.” It’s actually the name of a museum and cultural center in Muncie named after the Ball family’s home, which used to stand on the land now occupied by Minnetrista. Since […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Shall we gather?

Shall we gather?

A glimpse at local church life By Anna Oelerich | Echo In honor of Local Church Week, here are four lesser-known Grant County churches Taylor students call home. Lakeview Wesleyan Church, Marion Denomination: Evangelical, Protestant Pastor: Tim McClellan Service Times: Sunday at 10:30 a.m., with young adult Sunday school at […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

Local cafe facilitates community involvementBy Megan Herrema | Echo From researching sausage production to spending summer in Upland, Taylor students have discovered the Bridge Cafe is more than just a study spot with a relaxed vibe and a locally sourced menu; it’s an opportunity to engage with the Upland community. […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Happy 200th

Happy 200th

Statewide torch relay commemorates Indiana BicentennialBy Anna Oelerich | Echo Someone is celebrating a very special birthday this year.  Actually lots of someones, as 2016 marks the 200th birthday of the Hoosier State. Indiana’s Bicentennial is in full swing, and to celebrate, the Indiana Bicentennial Commission (IBC) has organized a […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Handcrafted haven

Handcrafted haven

Marion Open Air Market offers all things localBy Anna Oelerich | Echo For Amie Pearson, it all started with soap. The co-founder of Mama Pearson’s Soaporium in Marion and mother of three remembers searching for an outlet to sell her homemade soap and other natural skincare. When she couldn’t find […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana

Building bridges

Bridge festival fosters community connectionBy Megan Herrema | Echo This weekend, the Matthews Lions Club will host its 46th Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival next to the last remaining covered bridge in Grant County. According to Festival Chairman Roger Richards, over 10,000 people attend the festival each year. “It brings the […]

by · September 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Trash or treasure

Trash or treasure

Upland rummage sales offer unusual findsBy Megan Herrema | Echo The closets of Upland might be a little emptier after this weekend. On Sept. 2 and 3, Upland residents will host various rummage sales in garages, front yards and pole barns. Somewhere between the baby clothing and Grandma’s needlepoint, shoppers can […]

by · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana