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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Marion Community Schools is pleased that the hard work being done every day by our staff, students, and families has been recognized for excellent improvement by the Indiana Department of Education’s 2017-18 school grades.   For the first time since the start of ISTEP, no MCS elementary school will be placed in the bottom two categories of the state’s accountability labeling system. In fact, ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Indiana Wesleyan University has officially acquired from Marion Community Schools (MCS) the Tucker Career and Technology Center building. The transaction was official as of Nov. 13, 2018 after the Marion Schools Board reviewed and voted on the proposal at the Public Board Meeting.  In exploring this opportunity, IWU and MCS both shared a goal for utilizing existing educational facilities, like ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
(click here to view flyer) Event runs 11/16 - 11/21/18 and includes dozens of samples and demos in addition anyone that would join during event they will receive a $20 gift card plus $140 in instant savings.
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The Marion High School Speech and Drama Association, in cooperation with Marion High School Choirs, is bringing the timeless love story of Aida to life at the Walton Performing Arts Center this weekend!   This contemporary classic, with music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice, is a crowd-pleaser with an unforgettable score. MHS is presenting the School Edition, which is abridged and tailored ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Indiana Wesleyan University’s Director of Athletic Training Adam Thompson, Ph.D., was inducted into the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) Hall of Fame on Nov. 11. Thompson formally accepted the award during the IATA Annual Business Meeting and Clinical Symposia in Carmel, Indiana.  “Being inducted into the IATA Hall of Fame was an incredibly humbling experience for me,” said Thompson. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Photo caption: The Marion High School JROTC Raider Team earned the title as the Overall Champions in the Small School category during the Raider National Championship on Nov. 3-4, 2018, in Molena, Ga. The Giants placed fourth overall, defeating numerous larger schools and private military academies.  (Photo provided by Marion Community Schools - click here to view) The Marion High School JROTC ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Family Service Society, Inc. joins the global giving efforts of #GivingTuesday by kicking off year end giving with campaign sponsor, Indiana Michigan Power and an anonymous matching gift of $2,500.   #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
LifeStream is seeking donations and volunteers to help them brighten the holidays for seniors who are isolated and alone in East Central Indiana. For many senior citizens across Indiana, the holiday season can be the loneliest time of the year. That’s where LifeStream’s AngelWish comes in.   AngelWish is LifeStream’s annual campaign to spread holiday cheer to isolated seniors and people with ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Carey Services officials today announced the agency successfully completed a major accreditation, receiving a maximum three-year accreditation achievement through CARF International. The accreditation validates the high quality of services the agency provides to individuals with disabilities in several Indiana counties.   This is the ninth consecutive three-year accreditation Carey Services has ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, November 02, 2018
Press Release (read it here)
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Domestic Violence has unfortunately been a part of our community and our world for many years. There are thousands of victims who have been abused without relief or hope that their abuse can end.Alternatively, there are people who have never been abused, and don’t know what they can or should do to help prevent, intervene or stop abuse happening all around them.  Hands of Hope staff encourages, ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Monday, October 29, 2018
Five Marion High School band students have been selected to perform in the Indiana Jazz Educators Association All-District Jazz Honor Band.  For two of these students, this is the second honor band they’ve been selected to this year. For two others, it’s the second honor band selection this year.  “We’ve more than doubled our representation from last year in the IJEA Honor Band, reflecting our ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Hands of Hope exists to intervene and prevent domestic and sexual violence and stalking through education, advocacy, and comprehensive strategies. Domestic violence is an issue that not only affects men and women, but their families and our community. The program operates a 24 hour helpline, the Flannery Keal Home for those seeking safe shelter, and prevention education to all school systems in ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU), Central Indiana’s largest credit union, is partnering with CBS4 for the 2018 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, October 18, 2018
The Indiana School Counselors Association (ISCA) has named Indiana Wesleyan University Professor of Graduate Counseling Dr. Jen Money-Brady the recipient of the 2018 Exemplary Counselor Educator of the Year Award.  The annual award recognizes a teacher or professor that has done an outstanding job at preparing students for the field of school counseling. The recipient is someone who goes above ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Thursday, October 18, 2018
The Marion Regional Career Center is pleased to announce that a new Cyber Hacking Forensic Investigator Certification Program for high school students in the Cyber Security and Information Technology Academy.   The pilot program will allow students to learn the investigation techniques needed to detect hacking attacks and properly extract the evidence need to report the crime while at the same ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Financial Center Manager, Michelle Campbell, joined the MutualBank team in the summer of 2018, bringing with her a dozen years of banking experience and a passion for helping people. She says, “I strive to understand each of my customer’s personal financial needs while offering appropriate solutions.” Michelle is a graduate of Northfield High School and plans to study Business Management at ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Eight Marion High School band students have been selected to perform in the Indiana Bandmasters Association All-District Honor Band.  This is the second year in a row that eight MHS students have been selected for this honor.  The musicians selected are:         Jillaynne Bass, sophomore, alto saxophone         Saralena Bergsma, junior, trumpet         Soren Bruehler, sophomore, trombone         ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, October 15, 2018
LifeStream Services is asking for your help in brightening the holidays for isolated seniors in need in East Central Indiana. AngelWish is LifeStream’s annual campaign to spread holiday cheer to isolated seniors and people with disabilities. The program coordinates doorstep delivery of packages of food, personal care items, practical necessities, and gifts.   For many senior citizens across ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release