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Set free

Set free

Tom Ballard leaned back into his chair, his loafers resting on the desk surrounding his hefty figure. His office door tells visitors he’s the CEO of Grant County Rescue Mission in downtown Marion.

by · November 16, 2012 · 0 comments · Features, Local/Indiana

Tobias edges out in local race

Engineer ousts incumbent Cornelious By Lucas Sweitzer, Local Editor Rodney Tobias was elected to the Madison-Grant United Schools’ Board of Trustees last Tuesday. Tobias won by just 18 votes, 1,366-1,348. Tobias ran against incumbent Tammy Cornelious, and although Cornelious beat Tobias in Grant County 900-817, Madison County heavily supported Tobias […]

by · November 9, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana

Lightrider Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival

When Susan Ancil started the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fest last year, she envisioned an event that could promote local vendors in Marion while also providing a service to the community. Now the festival is back Nov. 3 at the Lightrider Gray Barn.

by · November 2, 2012 · 0 comments · Local/Indiana

Marketing company opens Upland office

By Kristi Schweitzer, Contributor Oct. 26, 2012  Looking for a job? Think First Marketing recently moved into a building on Berry Avenue in Upland.  Vice President of Marketing, Kristen Raikes says they secured the space a couple of weeks ago and are glad they could find a spot in town. […]

by · October 26, 2012 · 0 comments · Local/Indiana

Halloween Spooks

Looking for something chillingly thrilling to do this Halloween?

by · October 26, 2012 · 0 comments · Life & Times, Local/Indiana

Sonya Tayeh leads master dancing class

Judge from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ offers dancing lessons

by · October 19, 2012 · 0 comments · Local/Indiana, News
Going against the rain

Going against the rain

Farmers, citizens to feel effects of this summer’s drought

by · October 5, 2012 · 0 comments · Local/Indiana
James Dean: 81 Years Old and Still Cool

James Dean: 81 Years Old and Still Cool

Taking time to honor the king of cool, Fairmount prepares for the 37th annual James Dean Festival By Katelyn Irons, Copy Editor   Wearing a leather jacket with a flipped-up collar, white T-shirt and devil-may-care attitude, he was the personification of cool. The Fairmount Historical Museum honors former Grant County […]

by · September 28, 2012 · 0 comments · Local/Indiana

Taylor teams with community on wind turbines

A network of 60 wind turbines throughout the east side of Grant County has Taylor faculty and staff working with the community in the name of research and education.

by · September 21, 2012 · 0 comments · Local/Indiana
Confident customer service, regular drive-through

Confident customer service, regular drive-through

Chappy’s is a “drive-through convenience store” ­— it says so right on the sign, but it’s more than a business. It’s a place to gather for this small community of regulars.

by · September 14, 2012 · 0 comments · Features, Local/Indiana