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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
Blazing the trail

Blazing the trail

Mike Saunier’s mountain bike expeditionsBy Braden Ochs | Echo As the tread of the tire hits the muddy soil, there is no stopping communication professor Mike Saunier as he rides his mountain bike through Colorado’s rugged trails. The jolting handlebars and slick turns feel freeing—even natural—to the veteran rider. Saunier’s […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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
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
(Photograph by Laura Koenig) Two elementary students work on their clay African masks at this week’s art lesson.

More than arts and crafts

Taylor art education majors teach art lessons By Laura Koenig | Echo Little fingers designing African masks, middle school students molding clay and high school students deepening drawing and painting skills—Taylor art education majors use these skills to organize paid and volunteer lessons for kids in the community this semester. […]

by · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
In 1966, (Left) Coach Davenport talks with several of the “Wheels,” (L to R) Joe Smith, Nelson Rediger, Ross Chenot and Bob Ayton during a dinner break. Today, (Right) Davenport exhibits one of the bikes at Wandering Wheels. (Photo by Katherine Yeager)

Wonderful wheels

Local cycling nonprofit celebrates 50th anniversary of signature tripBy Katherine Yeager | Echo As past and present Taylor families, faculty and staff flood Turner Stadium for Saturday’s Homecoming football game, another group will gather together for the first time in 50 years commemorating a 3,500-mile journey from “sea to shining sea” […]

by · October 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
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
The Tuesday Women’s Prayer Group meets in the President’s home.

Passionate in prayer

Prayer groups meet from across campusBy Katherine Yeager | Echo  There is a Taylor legacy of prayer, spanning the decades through prayer groups. From on campus gatherings such as the Tuesday women’s prayer group at the Muselman House, persecuted church prayer group at the Memorial Prayer Chapel, Thursday night Encounter […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Taylor’s tradition of polar pop runs has become a business staple at the local gas station near campus (Photo by Hannah Bolds.)

The man behind the polar pop runs

How Balli Singh helps keep Taylor traditions aliveBy Annabelle Blair | Echo For four years, Balli Singh has been serving Taylor students and the Upland community through his business, the Marathon service station near campus (dubbed Handy Andy’s by Taylor students). A friend’s recommendation prompted him to buy the gas station […]

by · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
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