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  • Grant County poverty rate tops in Indiana

    Grant County poverty rate tops in Indiana

    Grant County has the highest levels of child poverty in Indiana, according to new data from the Kids Count Data Center at the Indiana Youth Institute. 33.3 percent of children and youth under 18 are considered impoverished in Grant County, compared to the state average of 21.9 percent and 22.2 percent nationwide. This doesn’t shock…

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  • Generation “Why?”

    Generation “Why?”

    This is Part II in a political series called “Beyond the Ballot.” Stay tuned for more stories. With Indiana Wesleyan University losing its student political groups a few years ago, political science professor Dr. Jon Conrad said he has observed a politically silent campus. The number of political science majors has generally decreased, Conrad said,…

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  • Student dies in single-vehicle crash

    Student dies in single-vehicle crash

    Photo credit: Dan Gadberry An Indiana Wesleyan University student died Sunday, Feb. 1 after the Grant County Sheriff’s Department discovered his car upside down in the Mississinewa River. Thomas Dallas Davis (jr), a Christian ministries major, was driving east on 38th Street in Marion when his car slid off the road at Riverside Avenue, according…

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