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A life cut short

A life cut short

IWU senior dies in bicycle accidentBy Anna Oelerich | Echo  Indiana Wesleyan University is mourning the recent loss of one of its students. Senior Vincent Kurtz, 21, died Monday morning at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne after a bicycle accident left him in critical condition. Around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Kurtz […]

by · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
One of us is cuddly and loves food; the other one is a cat statue.

New year, new section

A letter from the editor By Anna Oelerich | Echo Dear Echo Reader, Welcome to campus, and welcome to the first Local & Indiana article of the year! If you’re a first-time Taylor student, you’re in good company—this portion of the newspaper is just as new as you are. Thus, […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
The worst kind of touchdown

The worst kind of touchdown

Taylor students take shelter as tornadoes rip through Grant and Howard countiesBy Anna Oelerich | Echo Imagine it’s your first day back at Taylor, and you end up spending much of it in the basement. That’s what happened to many students and staff on Wednesday afternoon when a storm that […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Community member Patricia Riddle said Bell was sweet-mannered, popular and always polite.

Local teen killed in hit-and-run

Marion community mournsBy Cassidy Grom and Becca Robb | Echo Last night at 8:30 p.m., Marion residents gathered in Matter Park to mourn the loss of 16-year-old Reamey Bell. Her cousin, stepmother, and other family members lit tall red candles and walked toward the gathering of friends and family. The […]

by · April 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana, News
Taylor grieves with Manchester University after fatal I-69 crash

Taylor grieves with Manchester University after fatal I-69 crash

Crash claims lives of three Manchester University studentsBy Natalie Nohr | Echo Early Sunday morning, seven students finished a visit with friends from Taylor and Ball State, then headed back home to Manchester University. Three of those students never made it to Manchester’s campus. According to Director of Media Relations […]

by · February 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana, News
The Grant County Mayhem celebrate their 40–18 win.

Taylor Hosts Annual Special Olympics

Teams packed into the KSAC SaturdayBy Cassidy Grom | Echo Squeak, squeak, swish. The sounds of vigorous games of basketball reverberated off the walls of the KSAC on Saturday. Flashes of red, black and blue jerseys wove around stationary volunteers clad in neon orange t-shirts. It was the day of […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Basketball, Local/Indiana, News
Graphic designed by Matthew Morse

Bank bandit caught

Suspect in custody this WednesdayBy Cassidy Grom | Echo Wednesday, police arrested a man accused of robbing three central Indiana banks. On Monday, Jason Garmon, a 36-year-old Hartford City resident, allegedly robbed Citizen’s State Bank in Dunkirk, about a 25-minute drive from Taylor. Police believe that Garmon is also associated […]

by · December 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana, News
38 N. Main Street was deemed unsafe. It will soon be demolished.

Taylor donates building to town

9,600 square-foot space to be razed in the springBy Cassidy Grom | Echo Factory. Car dealership. Gas station. Electronics manufacturer. Taylor now is in possession of a building that was reportedly all these things. And it’s about to change hands again. In June 2013, Taylor University purchased the dilapidated building that […]

by · December 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana, News
Bucky Walker and sister Freda Sexton started delivering 125 Thanksgiving meals to individuals in Grant County 30 years ago. Last year they served 10,000 meals.

No more noodles

Community ministry no longer serving thousands of Thanksgiving mealsBy Cassidy Grom | Echo This year is the first in thirty years that cars won’t roll out from the old West School with the scent of turkey, noodles and gravy clinging to the clothes of volunteer drivers. Despite 30 years of diligent […]

by · November 20, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana, News

Chickens across the road (almost)

Twenty-eight thousand chickens almost move in across the street from EastbrookBy Cassidy Grom | Echo Pencil shavings, sweaty gym socks and half-baked pizza are all typical smells in high school. The aroma of twenty-eight thousand chickens was almost added to that concoction for Eastbrook Junior/ Senior High School students. This week, […]

by · November 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana, News