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Friday, October 20, 2017
A member of Marion High School’s Class of 2018 can claim an achievement few others can: a perfect score on the ACT test.  Elizabeth Wuertley, MHS senior, learned of her achievement last month. According to the ACT organization, on average only 0.1 percent of test takers earn a perfect score. (That means out of every 10,000 test takers, only 10 would be expected to earn a perfect score, based on ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Monday, October 16, 2017
First Farmers Financial Corp. (OTCQX:FFMR) announced that at its October 10, 2017 board meeting, the Board of Directors approved a plan to repurchase, on the open market, up to 7,000 shares of the Corporation's outstanding common stock.The timing, price and quantity of purchases under the stock repurchase plan will be at the discretion of management and the plan may be discontinued, suspended or ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Monday, October 16, 2017
Eight Marion High School band students have been selected to perform in the Indiana Bandmasters Association All-District Honor Band.   “This is the first time in a number of years we’ve had any students selected to perform with this band, and to have eight students selected is quite an honor,” said MHS Director of Bands Josh Huff.   The musicians selected:         Jaelin Lindsay, sophomore, ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Carey Services officials announced they are celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month during the month of October as part of a National celebration.  On October 24, 2017 at 10 am, Carey Services will be recognizing employers in the past year who have been strong advocates for community employment for individuals with disabilities. The celebration will be in the Mark R. Draves ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Marion High School JROTC Raiders battled 13 other teams, the oppressive heat, and eight grueling competitive events last Saturday at Camp Atterbury to win the Indiana State JROTC Raider Championship.   The competition, hosted by the Indiana Army National Guard, pitted the best Raider teams from across the state in a series of physically demanding events designed to test the strength, stamina and ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Students at Frances Slocum Elementary are learning language skills in a whole new way: through arts integration fueled by the Honeywell Foundation.  Arts integration is an approach to teaching and learning that provides multiple ways for students to make sense of what they learn. It goes beyond the initial step of helping students learn and recall information, and it challenges students to take ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, October 09, 2017
As part of Family LifeCare’s 20th anniversary celebration, we are hosting a series to help empower caregivers in our communities.  Throughout 2017 we presented four major topics.  All presentations are free and open to the community and will be held at 6 pm.  The last series presentation will be held in November: At Bluffton Regional Medical Center, 303 S Main Street, 4th floor Conference Rooms ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Indiana Wesleyan University’s Campus Police updated their look over the summer and now sport a new uniform & a new logo. The new uniforms include brown pants and red polo shirts with the IWU Campus Police logo and the officer’s last name embroidered on the front. The sleeves and back feature reflective ‘POLICE’ lettering to further identify the offers on duty and enhance visibility at night. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Combination Expands MutualFirst’s Presence into Central and Southern Indiana Creates Community Bank with $2 Billion of Assets  Muncie, IN – MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: MFSF) (“MutualFirst”) and Universal Bancorp (“Universal”) announced today (October 4, 2017) that they have entered into a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) pursuant to which Universal will be merged into MutualFirst, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, October 05, 2017
WIWU-TV will showcase Indiana Wesleyan University faculty in a new program, “IWU Best Lecture”, debuting Oct. 4 on the TV channel locally and on-demand worldwide via YouTube. The half-hour program uses selected IWU faculty from different programs across the campus, teaching their students in a “TED Talk” format on a topic they choose. “We wanted to find a way to show our community what our ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Rankings for 2018 released recently by Niche.com recognize Indiana Wesleyan University as No. 1 on the “Best College Dorms in Indiana” list.   IWU also ranks highly on the “Best College Dorms in America” list, coming it at No. 16 out of 1,371 schools nationwide. Best colleges were calculated by combining millions of statistics and student reviews into one overall college ranking. Highest ranked ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Monday, October 02, 2017
Domestic violence is shaming and devastating to so many in our community and society. During the month of October, the community can show their support for Hands of Hope’s efforts to break the cycle of domestic violence by participating in one of several events scheduled in Grant and Wabash counties. In both communities, the respective mayors have agreed to read a proclamation declaring October ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest
Monday, October 02, 2017
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, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, October 02, 2017
Indiana Wesleyan University cosponsored a two-day symposium called “The State of the Evangelical Mind: Reflections upon the Past, Prospects for the Future” on Sept. 21-22 at the Levey Mansion in Indianapolis. The symposium gathered thought leaders from a wide variety of churches, parachurch organizations, seminaries, colleges and universities to consider the present challenges and opportunities ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, September 28, 2017
The Indiana Credit Union League (ICUL) recently selected Via Credit Union as the Second Place winner of both the 2017 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award and 2017 Desjardins Adult Financial Literacy Award for credit unions of $200-500 million in assets.  In addition, Honorable Mention credits were awarded for the 2017 Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release