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This photo will be used as inspiration for participants to craft “on-the-spot” poems during tonight’s workshop. (Photograph by Georgia Goy and provided by LaRea Slater)

Seventh annual Upland art festival

A celebration of the arts and poetryBy Chrysa Keenon | The Echo Tradition is alive and growing in the Upland community. The Barton Rees Pogue Poetry and Arts Festival will occur today and tomorrow, running for it’s seventh year. The theme is “All Aboard, Upland, Celebrating 150 Years.” Participants are encouraged […]

by · April 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(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
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