Grant County, IN

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Grant County Rescue Mission finds new home for thrift store

The Grant County Rescue Mission (GCRM) will soon be relocating their reNEWed Boutique and thrift location in Marion thanks to a donation from a local family. Jerry and Sherry French were looking to find a use for their building at the corner of Fifth and Adams Street. A portion of the building currently holds Jamie Bragg Signature Dance, while the other portion is vacant.
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Oak Hill recipient of $1.6 million learning recovery grant

Oak Hill United School Corporation has become the second Grant County school district to receive a grant through the Student Learning Recovery Grant Program. Oak Hill was awarded the grant alongside community partners the Grant County United Way, Grant Family Service, Indiana Wesleyan and Ivy Tech Marion.
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Maryann Davis

Maryann Davis, 98, of Converse, Indiana passed away on June 13, 2021. She was born on May 11, 1923 in Grant County, IN the daughter of Walter and Iota Ford (Long). She married Herbert Davis who preceded her in death. Maryann graduated from Van Buren High School in 1941 and...
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Ms. Pearl Elizabeth Cannon Bassett

Ms. Pearl Bassett was born to a Mary Italy Fleming-Cannon and August Riley Cannon the second to the oldest of seven boys and one girl who didn’t survive beyond her second year. Her family was very community oriented, and her mother became the first Black registered voter in Grant County, Indiana. Ms. Bassett has travelled and lived in many places, but her primary residence has been her hometown, Marion, Indiana. Here she remained a community pillar where she worked with a small group of Black community leaders to establish the NAACP, and Urban League organizations. Over the years she has held various offices in the local and regional offices of both organizations. A few of the awards that have bestowed upon her acknowledging her community service include the following along with organizational memberships:
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Reflecting on COVID: A community unites

Since the start of COVID-19, organizations throughout Grant County have banded together to help the community with the issues they face due to the virus. Brittany Howey, executive director of Habitat for Humanity, said that COVID impacted the housing industry especially hard.
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Grant County moves back into yellow metric, testing facility to close at months end

Local officials say that after another slight fluctuation in COVID-19 cases Grant County has risen into the yellow metric according to state guidelines. After Grant County had dropped into the blue metric, the lowest a county can get for COVID-19 transmission, last week EMA Director Bob Jackson said there had been a slight increase in cases bringing the county back to yellow this week.
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4-H Fair showcases talent, tradition

The Grant County 4-H Fair is back and open to the public after COVID-19 forced the county to have a pared-down version last year. The festivities run through Saturday night – culminating in a “family day” celebration filled with entertainment, fair food, a demolition derby – and the carnival rides open today. The fun began Sunday with an opening ceremony at 6 p.m., but 4-H Youth Extension Educator Kris Goff said there is still plenty of time to see what students have been up to for the past year.
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County Amateur golf tourney set for July

Registration is now open for the annual Hoosier Jiffy Print Grant County Amateur golf tournament. Both then men’s and women’s tournaments will once again be 72-hole, stroke-play competitions contested over two weekends on four different courses.
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Police blotter June 15

12:10 a.m., Friday, 3700 block of S. Adams Street, Marion, traffic stop. A woman was arrested on charges of possession of a Schedule I-IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of use of a legend drug.
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Police blotter June 16

Edward Jay Brummett, Jr., last known address 116 W. South E St., Gas City, home detention violation. He was being held at the Grant County Jail without bond.
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Hands of Hope receives $20k to help operate emergency shelter

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute awarded a total of $500,000 to 28 domestic violence shelters in Indiana through the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) program. The funding will be used to provide emergency shelter to survivors of domestic violence and their dependents. SSBG is funded by the U.S. Department of...
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Students petition Oak Hill board to better fund orchestra program

Oak Hill High School students advocated for the school board and administration to invest more into the orchestra program at the board’s regular meeting Monday. Previously the board had took action to eliminate the role of a full-time orchestra teacher, electing instead to have the new band director Sam Wells, who was officially hired by the board at the meeting, to teach one orchestra class each day.
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Grant County Pride prepares for its first public celebration

Pride in the Park, the first public Pride Month celebration in Grant County, is slated for June 25. The family-friendly celebration will run from 4 to 8 p.m. June 25 at Matter Park’s Bandshell and nearby Shelter 5. The party will feature free entertainment, food vendors, and more. All are welcome at this event celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community.
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Campbell named Marion Champion of the Month

Kansas native and longtime Marion resident Sharon Campbell has helped many children in Marion and Grant County find hope out of hardship and safe, stable home lives through volunteering with the local CASA agency. Campbell earned her bachelor’s in psychology from combined education through Bartlesville Wesleyan College in Oklahoma then...
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Wesley Seminary Receives Pathways for Tomorrow Phase 1 Grant

Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University has been awarded a Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative Phase 1 Grant from the Lilly Endowment. The purpose of the Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative is to help theological schools strengthen and sustain their capacities to prepare and support pastoral leaders for Christian churches – primarily ordained pastoral leaders and secondarily congregational lay ministers.
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Emergencies June 12

12:30 a.m., Thursday, area of Ind. 22 and Ind. 5, accident with no injuries reported. All logs reflect preliminary reports by local agencies and Grant County Central Dispatch.
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FSSI receives ERI grant funds for Credit Recovery Program

Family Service Society, Inc. (FSSI) has received $20,000 from the United Way of Grant County through their COVID-19 Emergency Relief Initiative (ERI) funding to be used to support summer services related to student credit recovery programming. The funding will allow Truancy Recovery & Academic Recovery (TRAC) programming to open up...