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  • IWU students reach out in Grant County

    Every year, Indiana Wesleyan University students step up to become Outreach Coordinators at various locations across Grant County.  The Sojourn caught up with some of them to hear a little bit more about their ministries.   Kayla Gunsalus Where do you serve? Boys and Girls Club (Tutoring, mentoring, playing with kids ages 5 - 18…

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  • NSO students give back to Grant County community

    The 789 freshmen and transfer students hit the streets Sept. 4 to help out Grant County citizens and businesses after a week on campus participating in New Student Orientation. Together they performed 95 intentional acts of kindness around the county in honor of the school’s 95th anniversary. First year students arrived at IWU Aug. 29 for…

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  • 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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