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Pastor Rob Neel stands in front of Pierce-Governor’s safe room, UMC's future prayer room.

Pierce’s Potential

UMC’s new building is under constructionMarian Douglas | Echo After over a century in the same building, Upland United Methodist Church (UMC) is moving to a new location, the site of the former Pierce-Governor factory which closed in 2011. In an Echo article from last April, project director Tammara Neel said […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Night to Shine guest Melissa pauses from dancing to take a photo with her buddy, Taylor Freshman Analiese Helms.

“Night to Shine”

Local church joins world-wide event for those with special needsby Marian Douglas | Local News Editor  On Feb. 10, The River Community Church’s worship center turned into a dance floor. Balloons and paper snowflakes hung from the ceiling. Music pulsed through the room. Most importantly, the room was filled with […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
December meth lab raid

December meth lab raid

Taylor officers assist in Upland drug bustBy Marian Douglas |Echo Five Grant County residents were arrested in connection to a methamphetamine lab discovered in a downtown Upland apartment. Grant County’s Joint Effort Against Narcotics (J.E.A.N.) Team had been investigating a ring of methamphetamine distributors in Upland. Multiple agencies assisted in […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Aslan comes to life in CSA’s production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” this weekend.

Walking through the Wardrobe

Local theater group to present Lewis’ classic taleBy Marian Douglas | Echo Aslan comes to life in CSA’s production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” this weekend. Narnia is just a 30-minute drive away. Marion’s Community School of Arts (CSA) will perform “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” […]

by · February 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Upland Tire is at 148 S Main St

Upland Tire open house

Upland Tire offers free food and oil changes during celebration event By Aubree DeVisser | Echo  Tires, mechanics, free food, drinks and giveaways. How are these related? This Saturday, Taylor students will host an event at Upland Tire for a management class project that includes all of these and more. […]

by · November 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
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