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Summer in the cornfields

Five things to do near Taylor’s campus this summerBy Marian Douglas | Echo This semester only has 15 days left, and as students prepare for the summer, some plan to stay in Upland. According to Housing Director Lori Slater, 72 students will be living in Campbell throughout the summer. There […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Coffee shop to open

Coffee shop to open

Upland welcomes third coffee shopBy Marian Douglas | Echo A new logo has arrived on Upland’s Main Street. Emblazoned on the building that separates Ivanhoe’s and Dollarsmart, this sign heralds the coming of Upland’s third coffee shop: Joe on the Go. This coffee shop will open its doors on May […]

by · May 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
(L to R) Richard Wright, Susan Boyle, and Cindy Wright stuff bags of cotton candy at Airband 2017 for the Upland Lions Club

What exactly is the Lions Club, anyway?

A look at Upland’s chapter of the international service groupBy Marian Douglas | Echo The Upland Lions Club—the name can be seen on flyers advertising pancake breakfasts on campus bulletin boards or across the front of cotton candy concession stands, like the one spotted at this year’s Airband. Students can […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Soon Upland Town Hall will have a new Town Manager, the first to fill this job in more than two years.

Town manager wanted

Upland searches for a new kind of administrative leaderBy Marian Douglas | Echo The town of Upland is changing the way it handles town management. “We kept the job title (of Town Manager) but changed the job description,” Vice President of Upland’s town council Chip Jaggers said. The role of […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Taylor to award Os Guinness with honorary doctorate

Taylor to award Os Guinness with honorary doctorate

Renowned author to speak in chapel Wednesday By Cassidy Grom | Echo  Taylor University will award Os Guinness, a Christian author and social critic, an honorary doctorate on Wednesday. During chapel, Guinness will address the Taylor community following a short ceremony. Guinness, who is a direct descendent from the Dublin brewer, […]

by · March 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana, News
STAR Financial Bank currently has no plans for the building that houses the Upland branch after it closes. (Photo provided by Taylor Koegler)

Local bank branch to close

Upland loses STAR Financial By Marian Douglas | Echo The Upland office of Star Financial Bank will be closing its doors for the final time on June 9th. This upcoming closing will affect many Taylor students. STAR Financial’s branch on Upland’s Main Street, along with its ATM in the Hodson Dining […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Forty Indiana-based businesses set up stalls at last year’s Exaperience Indiana job fair, many of whom will return for this year’s event.

Experience Indiana

Indiana Wesleyan to host job fair by Marian Douglas | Echo With fewer than three months left in the school year, Taylor University seniors are making plans for the future. The Calling and Career Office recommends that seniors begin searching for a job during the fall, but even soon-to-be graduates can […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
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