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Monday, July 16, 2018
Beth Wickham has joined Carey Services as the director of the agency’s Early Head Start program, replacing longtime director Cathy Queen, who recently retired.Wickham has more than 20 years of experience in Head Start programming. She began her Head Start career as a teacher and eventually became site director and education coordinator with the Community and Family Services program in Portland, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, July 16, 2018
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 20. Indiana Wesleyan University is proud to announce the 2018 Homecoming concert on Saturday, Oct. 6 will feature contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter Lauren Daigle. Daigle is a Grammy-nominated artist who is known for captivating songs such as “Trust in You,” “How Can It Be,” and “Come Alive (Dry Bones).” She has received several Dove Awards, including ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, July 16, 2018
First Farmers Financial Corp. (OTCQX:FFMR), announced that at its July 10, 2018 board meeting, the Board of Directors approved a plan to repurchase up to $1 million in the Corporation’s outstanding common stock on the open market. The timing, price, and quantity of purchases under the stock repurchase plan will be at the discretion of management and may be discontinued, suspended or restarted at ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, July 16, 2018
Ball State University is taking its Centennial Celebration to Gas City Park on July 24.   The first stop of the Ball State Centennial Celebration Roadshow will be part of Grant County United Way’s “Rock the Way” at the town’s Concerts in the Park series, featuring Sidewalk Prophets at 7 p.m. Ball State staff will offer cupcakes and giveaways. Guests can explore the WIPB truck, pose for selfies ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, July 16, 2018
On Friday, July 13th at Carey Services, State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell celebrated the first anniversary of INvestABLE Indiana. After a discussion with Carey Services’ officials and a tour of the agency’s facility, Mitchell spoke with agency employees and clients, family members, and community members about INvestABLE Indiana, the newest program in the treasurer's office. "During these beginning ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Indiana Wesleyan University’s John Wesley Honors College is excited to introduce its fall 2018 incoming class: 55 academic high achievers who rose to the top of a large and competitive field of applicants. These students will fulfill their general education requirements through an honors curriculum in Christian liberal learning devoted to the big questions of human existence that will earn them an ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Marion Community Schools’ onsite registration is next week. All new students (K-12) and their families wanting to enroll should plan to attend. In addition, any returning student/family who needs computer access or other assistance should attend during these times as well.  Onsite registration will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, at Marion High School, 750 W. ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Monday, July 09, 2018
Dozens of Marion High School students’ hard work and dedication has earned them success on the College Board’s Advanced Placement exams. MHS students took 15 different AP exams in 2018, and 64 of them passed at least one exam, while 19 of those passed multiple exams.  AP exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5.  A score of 3 designates the student as “qualified” and capable of doing the work of an ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Beth Edwards, a dedicated and active volunteer with LifeStream Services and Indiana University Ball Hospital, was one of just 22 older adults to receive the Golden Hoosier Award from the State of Indiana at a reception and award ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse on Thursday, June 21. The Golden Hoosier Award acknowledges outstanding Indiana senior citizens for the impact they have made on the ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Carey Services has been awarded Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits it can offer to donors beginning July 1, 2018.  NAP is a program that provides Indiana tax credits to not-for-profit organizations for specific projects. Individuals and businesses who make a NAP donation to Carey Services can receive a credit on their Indiana income tax return for 50 percent of the donation amount.  ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
A Marion Community Schools band student models a prototype of the new Marching Giants uniforms. (Photo provided by Marion Community Schools)The Marion High School music program has grown at an outstanding rate over the last few years, and with that comes fantastic opportunities, but also growing needs. For the Marching Giants, the need for uniforms was pressing and the cost overwhelming.  ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Two Marion High School JROTC cadets were recently honored for their excellent work at this year’s JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge.  MHS sent 17 cadets to the one-week training program at Camp Atterbury. Each cadet successfully completed a series of physical and leadership challenges designed to push them beyond what they thought they could do. Two Marion cadets were selected by their ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 25, 2018
Vouchers for the Grant County Senior Farmers’ Market will be available through LifeStream Services during a special sign-up session on Wednesday, July 18 from 2pm to 4:30pm, or until supplies last, at Cambridge Square, located at 1525 W. Timberview Dr., Marion, IN 46952. Vouchers are provided by the state at limited quantities, so please plan to arrive early.   Grant County residents over the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, June 25, 2018
The Branson St. entrance (front) of City Hall including the front sidewalk will be closed beginning Monday, June 25th, as crews will begin a construction project on this entrance. The project could take up to six weeks depending on bad weather and/or unforeseen issues. City Hall business hours will remain the same. Parking is available in the east lot on McClure St. and the north lot on 3rd St. & ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, June 18, 2018
Charles Mill Park has received fresh paint and basketball court resurfacing thanks to members of the Indiana Wesleyan University Men’s Basketball Team. 13 players and the assistant coach gave the shelter and bathrooms fresh exterior paint, as well as the playground swing and picnic tables. They also resurfaced the basketball court and painted the poles for the newly designed and painted backboards ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest