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Don't dismiss friends whose motives you don't understand

Q: I’m tired of Christian “friends” who are constantly telling me how I ought to live. I’ll run my life any way I want to. It’s none of their business what I do, as long as I’m not hurting anybody. – W.W.
A: I . . . more »



Marion Police Department
1:47 p.m., Monday, 3700 block of South Adams Street, theft. A theft was suspected from Save-On.
2:09 p.m., Monday, 400 block of East 23rd Street, theft. A woman reported that someone stole a large amount of tools from her in November.
3 . . . more »



Marion Police Department
11:38 a.m., Sunday, Nebraska and 26th streets, two vehicle accident involving Gabrielle Fallen, 21, Evansville, and Neil Ainsworth,47, Marion. No injuries reported.
3:39 p.m., Sunday, 36th and Carey streets, one vehicle accident involvi . . . more »



Man beaten, robbed
A man was beaten and robbed on Monday afternoon. Markisus Christopher, 20, of Marion, was attacked by two individuals who struck him in the back of the head and continued to strike him while he was on the ground as well as taking $200 . . . more »


Growth council presents ideas for 2018

By Kaitlin Gebby - Kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com
The Grant County Economic Growth Council presented two projects designed to provide a positive narrative about life in Marion that reverberates throughout the county.
Mikayla Marazzi, marketing committee member with t . . . more »


Woman arrested in botched firebombing

By Brian Powers

A woman was booked into the Grant County Jail on Monday for her alleged involvement in a July 23, 2017 attempt to burn down a Circle K convenience store at 33rd and Washington streets.
Kimberley Fritch, 34, of Sweetse . . . more »


Community members honored at annual dinner

By Kaitlin Gebby - Kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com
The Grant County YMCA hosted its annual dinner honoring members, volunteers and community partners on Tuesday night.
Kyle Strohman, director of the Grant County YMCA, said they have a lot to be thankful for in both th . . . more »


Attorney to complete re-entry court

By Spencer Durham - Sdurham@chronicle-tribune.com
Local attorney Beau White was sentenced to a Howard County reentry court program stemming from a probation violation.
Superior Court III Judge Warren Haas took the recommendation of White’s probation officer, . . . more »


Despite past faults, you can always turn to God

Q: I have some serious health problems because of alcohol. My doctors warned me, but I was too stubborn to listen, and anyway I thought I’d be the exception. But I’m not. I’ve stopped drinking, but it’s probably too late. Is it too late t . . . more »



Marion Police Department
1:00 a.m., Saturday, 1500 block of South Washington Street, motor vehicle theft. A sliver 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix was stolen.
9:26 a.m., Saturday, 400 block of East Bradford Street, theft. Two vehicle batteries were reported stolen in t . . . more »



Marion Fire Department
2:15 p.m., Saturday, 2900 S. Carey St., alarm. Clear: 2:24 p.m.
2:16 p.m., Saturday, 1797 W. Kem Rd., ambulance assist.
8:18 p.m., Saturday, 1501 E. Bradford St., alarm. Clear: 8:42 p.m.
9:57 p.m., Saturday, 419 W. 30th St., ambulance ass . . . more »



 Cash 5 10-12-22-32-37
Daily Three-Midday 7-0-6, SB: 4
Daily Three-Evening 2-2-6, SB: 4
Daily Four-Midday 9-6-5-7, SB: 4
Daily Four-Evening 5-1-6-0, SB: 4
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Today's weather

High: 14
Low: 9
Last January 16
High: 46
Low: 29
Record since 1900
High: 62 (1953)
Low: -16 (1972) . . . more »


Area Grains

Corn $3.51
Soybeans $9.22 . . . more »



Aluminum 1.00
Lead 3.21
Gold 1,340.80
Zinc 1.55
Silver 17.36
Platinum 998.00 . . . more »


Woman charged with DUI with children in car

By Brian Powers - Bpowers@chronicle-tribune.com
A woman was arrested early Saturday evening after driving her car into a vehicle and leaving the scene.
Heather Holland, 38, of Marion was driving on the 2400 block of West Second Street when she police say her car st . . . more »


To Do

Jan. 18
Chapter 503 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees: will meet at noon at the Sirloin Stockade. Speaker is Valerie McHarry, CPA, Financial Advisor with DWD. She will discuss changes to the upcoming tax season.  All active and retired feder . . . more »


Remembering MLK

By Kaitlin Gebby - Kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com
UPLAND — Students and faculty members at Taylor University spent their time on Monday remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and passing on his message through community service.
Tali Hairston, direc . . . more »



CSA awarded 10K
The Community School for the Arts has been awarded $10,000 from the Indiana Arts Commission for the development of a program at Kendall Elementary in 2018-19.
The purpose of the program is to develop quality musicianship, intentional curriculum and . . . more »


Ole Miss approves trap shooting team

By Brian Powers - Bpowers@chronicle-tribune.com
GAS CITY — The Mississinewa school board unanimously approved of a high school trap shooting team Monday night.
The topic was originally discussed at the board’s final meeting of 2017. According to Steve Q . . . more »


True, lasting happiness only comes from God

Q: I don’t agree with preachers who say we’re all terrible sinners who have rebelled against God. To me, “sin” simply means having negative thoughts, and if we have enough positive thoughts, we’ll experience true happiness. ThatR . . . more »


State looks to merge townships

By Spencer Durham - Sdurham@chronicle-tribune.com
A proposed bill by Indiana House Republicans aims to consolidate low population townships.
The proposed bill would merge any township with a population of 1,200 or less with a neighboring township. Should it become& . . . more »


Walking the walk with one who knows the path

By Brian Powers - Bpowers@chronicle-tribune.com
Hope is one of the few four-letter words Carmen Eaborn uses these days. The current Grant County Rescue Mission’s Men’s Program Coordinator speaks with the building’s program residents from a place o . . . more »



By Kaitlin Gebby - Kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com
 Marion Police Department
3:08 a.m., Friday, 3200 block of South Branson Street,theft, criminal mischief. Subject found that her television was gone and her Xbox smashed.
4:42 a.m., Friday, 500 bock of East Bradf . . . more »



By Kaitlin Gebby - Kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com
Marion Police Department
3:12 a.m., Friday, 300 block of South Branson Street, accident involving Joshua Swanson, 26, Marion. No injuries
7:29 a.m., Friday, 1100 block of South Pennsylvania Street, accident involving . . . more »


Taylor to hold 25th MLK celebration

By Kaitlin Gebby - Kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com
Taylor University will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this Monday, on the holiday set aside to remeber the civil rights leader.
Taylor plans to “keep moving forward,” for the theme of the . . . more »


Church Notes

BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH: 324 W. 10th St., Marion, 664-5610, Bethel AMEChurch324@yahoo.com, Sundays: worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.
BROOKHAVEN WESLEYAN CHURCH: 2960 E 38th St, Marion, Indiana.
Sunday Services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.  Sunda . . . more »



By Brian Powers - Bpowers@chronicle-tribune.com
Marion Police Department
12:56 a.m., Thursday, 2600 block of South Western Avenue, narcotics arrest. A male and a female were arrested on narcotics-related charges.
2:30 a.m., Thursday, 2600 block of South Western Ave . . . more »



By Brian Powers

Marion Fire Department
8:51 p.m., Thursday, 1825 W. Bradford St., ambulance assist. Clear: 9:07 p.m.
1:54 a.m., Friday, 2913 S. McClure St., ambulance assist. Clear: 2:10 a.m.
2:57 a.m., Friday, 432 Val Ln., alarm. Cl . . . more »


January cold and ice strike back

By Brian Powers - Bpowers@chronicle-tribune.com
After enjoying a couple a unseasonably warm days, the Hoosier winter came back with a vengeance Friday morning. Although the winter storm that passed through did not dump the snowfall that was originally expected . . . more »


MLK Day closings planned

By Kaitlin Gebby - Kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com
Government offices, including the Marion City building and city transportation system, closed early Friday due to ice and snow that coated the roads. The time off for city offices and services will continue on Mo . . . more »



By Brian Powers

Brooks announces congressional re-election bid
U.S. Congress Representative Susan Brooks announced Friday that she intends to run for re-election this May. Brooks will yet again be running as a Republican and will be . . . more »


Dual overdose in Marion

By Brian Powers - Bpowers@chronicle-tribune.com
A male and a female overdosed on an injected substance Thursday morning.
Marion Police Deputy Chief Stephen Dorsey said officers responded to a call at 2116 W. Ninth St., at 10:08 a.m. Thursday. Officers found Du . . . more »


Blind Boys come to Marion

By Kaitlin Gebby - Kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com
The Blind Boys of Alabama arrived to Indiana Wesleyan University’s Phillippe Performing Arts Center to a full house to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. two days before the holiday named for him a . . . more »