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Published August 30, 2013 SEG-way News |  Vol 5 No 35 [caption id="attachment_1113" align="alignleft" width="179"] Swing installed in local park[/caption] The improvements were approved by the Upland Town council last month when Bob Michael, a former Upland resident and Nichole Hayden, of Hartford City, met with the board to offer the fully-funded improvements.  The council agreed to install a concrete pad for wheelchair access to the new equipment. “Swing of Faith” was organized in April after Michael realized that $5000 could fund a wheelchair swing to be installed at the Gas City Park.  A registered nurse, Michael has worked with handicapped children for many years at Vernon Manor and other facilities and had concerns over the lack of playground opportunities for kids with limitations.  With the approval of the Gas City park board, a motorcycle run fundraiser was scheduled and a carnival was held to raise money for the device.  Donations started to come in from individuals and businesses, and a grant was received from the Community Foundation of Grant County. With the Gas City project complete, the group committed to a project next year in Hartford City.  But traveling around the area and looking at parks, with funds available, Michael and Hayden agreed to...

Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013 Chronicle-Tribune www.chronicle-tribune.com [caption id="attachment_1117" align="alignleft" width="300"] Caring for Hearts -n- Hands Greener[/caption] Bridges to Health received a $9,650 grant from the Irving Family Endowment Fund through the Community Foundation of Grant County, Indiana, Inc., which will go to purchase an electronic medical records system. Kelley Hochstetler, chair of the board of directors at Bridges to Health, praised the new opportunity as a way to help improve quality and continuity of care for Bridges patients, and is grateful for the community foundation’s grant program. “We’ve been wanting to implement an electronic medical records system for quite some time, but finding the right system for a free clinic has been a challenge,” said clinic administrator Kristi Hawkins. We finally found a system that would be a good fit, and we’re excited about the possibilities that come with an EMR such as improved patient care, reduction in errors, reduced operational costs for the clinic, and eventually the ability increase the number of patients served because of enhanced patient workflow and increased productivity.” In reaction to the news, Charlotte Peel, nurse clinic manager stated, “Right now, for our providers to find past treatment plans, labs and records it is tedious as we have to sort through...

Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013 4:00 am By Karla Bowsher | kbowsher@chronicle-tribune.com www.chronicle-tribune.com UPLAND — More than a dozen dogs, from Dachshunds to Danes, attended the grand opening of the county’s second dog park Saturday despite the rain. Upland Pupland, a free dog park located in the Upland Softball and Baseball Complex, has been a year in the making. Volunteer members of the ad hoc Upland Dog Park Committee funded the project by seeking donations and grants from the Moorehead Family Donation and, most recently, the Community Foundation of Grant County. [caption id="attachment_815" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Karla Bowsher / kbowsher@chronicle-tribune.comNew dog park: Dogs line up Saturday in hopes of being names king or queen of Upland Pupland, a new dog park located in the Upland Softball and Baseball Complex on West Washington St.[/caption]   “It was better than I thought, even with the rain,” Chair Diann Wellman said of the turnout. “That was awesome.” The park, which follows Sweetser’s Pawadise Park, drew a combination of residents from Upland and surrounding areas.   “People kind of do the dog park circuit to give their dogs some variety,” Wellman said. Lindsay Cunningham of Sweetser said she visits Pawadise Park at least three times a week but is excited for a new location to socialize her...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In 2013, the Community Foundation of Grant County, Indiana, Inc. awarded 159 scholarships to college-bound Grant County students.  Scholarships are awarded annually to Grant County residents seeking to obtain post-secondary education from an accredited college, university, or technical/trade school.   Scholarships are awarded from a variety of criteria including major specific, school specific, and extra-curricular activity specific. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Alexis M. Althouse [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="840" img_link_large="yes" img_link_target="_self"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Cody C. Jernigan Scholarship Titus A. Justus Memorial Scholarship Betty Sheren Scholarship Kathleen Tarter Memorial Scholarship[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] $300 $750 $2,000 $400 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Kegan J. Anderson [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="846" img_link_large="yes" img_link_target="_self"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Dorman and Frances Tyner Scholarship[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] $1,150 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Alyssa K. Arnson [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="897" img_link_large="yes" img_link_target="_self"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Betty Sheren Scholarship[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] $2,000 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Jaleecia S. Bell [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="898" img_link_large="yes" img_link_target="_self"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Bill Rea Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] $2,000 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Jourdyn M. Berry [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image img_link_large="yes" img_link_target="_self" image="972"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]James R. Browne, Jane Browne Bove, John R. Browne, Jr. Memorial Scholarship[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] $670 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Olivia G. Bertsch [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image img_link_large="yes" img_link_target="_self" image="899"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Cleo Mansfield Endowed Scholarship[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] $900 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Sarah N. Bournique [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image img_link_large="yes" img_link_target="_self" image="900"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Grant County Junior Golf Academy Scholarship[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] $1,900 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Stephen L. Briles [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image img_link_large="yes" img_link_target="_self" image="901"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]All-Academic Team Endowed Scholarship Fred O. Eward Scholarship[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] $2,700 $2,500 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Hannah E. Brown [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image img_link_large="yes" img_link_target="_self" image="902"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Russell Chillington Scholarship[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] $1,850 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Brandon J. Brunt [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image img_link_large="yes" img_link_target="_self" image="903"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]All-Academic Team Endowed Scholarship[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] $1,500 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] Sabrina L. Butcher [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column...

Posted Chronicle-Tribune: Thursday, August 15, 2013 4:00 am By Ryan Anderson  |  randerson@chronicle-tribune.com www.chronicle-tribune.com UPLAND — Thanks to the industrious work of three students and widespread support from the community and the university, Taylor University now has a thriving campus garden.Work on the actual garden began in April and May, said Armila Francis, a master of environmental science graduate student. Francis has been assisted by undergraduates Brian Donovan and Libby Johnson, and all three are using their garden work as an internship. “This is the first year we’ve done anything, but we’ve been thinking about it for some time,” Francis said. Jeff Morehead Looking over test plots  Christina Brandle, left, and Kim Tweten share a laugh as they look over test plots during an open house Wednesday for the Taylor University campus garden at the Randall Center.  The purpose of the garden is to serve as an educational tool for Francis, Donovan and Johnson, but it’ll also be used to educate the Taylor student body about healthy growing practices following their return to school Aug. 26. Furthermore, it will be incorporated into many science classes, she said. For example, biology classes could perform lab work at the garden. Francis said she and her colleagues are also educating the community...

The Community Foundation of Grant County, Indiana, Inc. has announced that ten grants totaling $53,635 have been awarded in the Foundation’s quarterly grant cycle.   Grants are awarded quarterly in four fields of interest:  community development, education, health, and human services. Grant recipients include: Ø  Upland Town Hall was awarded $4,000 from the L. Hewitt and Amelia Carpenter Fund for the Upland Pupland Dog Park. Ø  Salvation Army was awarded $3,000 from the Merlin J. Loew Endowment Fund for The Salvation Army Outdoor archery program. Ø  Gilead Ministries was awarded $3,600 from the Community Impact Fund for a new website. Ø  Veterans Service Office was awarded $7,000 from the Community Impact Fund for annual Stand Down Event assistance. Ø  The Training Center was awarded $3,500 from the Thais I. Clark Endowed Fund for the purchase of uniforms for students who attend the Training Center. Ø  Marion Housing Authority was awarded $1,300 from the Thais I. Clark Endowed Fund for increased Security at Hilltop Towers. Ø  Mad Anthonys Children's Hope...

Federal lawmakers are heading into an intense period of political and policy debate regarding the budget, deficit reduction and tax reform. There is growing and urgent concern that elected officials are seriously considering unraveling a 100-year-old American tradition that encourages charitable giving and benefits millions of people - here in Indiana and throughout the country. While elected officials express support for the value and impact of charitable giving, proposals on the table indicate a very real threat to incentives that encourage this kind of generosity. President Obama’s proposed budget calls for a limit on the amount taxpayers can claim for their charitable contributions. Such a move puts at risk billions of dollars in donations and could spell disaster for America’s nonprofits and the people who rely on them. That’s why the philanthropic sector is acting now to make sure elected officials understand what is at stake. The charitable deduction is a unique and effective way for individuals to invest in their communities, and it works. Together, philanthropy and nonprofits spur innovation, aid the most vulnerable, provide relief in a crisis, support education and health, advance cures and scientific breakthroughs, enhance the arts, make investments that fuel economic growth, and more....

Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 4:00 am By Mishele Wright mdwright@chronicle-tribune.com  |  www.chronicle-tribune.com JONESBORO — The building at 114 N. Main Street in Jonesboro contains hundreds of items pertaining to the city that have survived decades, including class photos from Jonesboro High School dating back to 1904.The small house is home of the Jonesboro Historical Museum, which is open from 2-4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Pat Moon, a member of the Jonesboro Historical Society that runs the museum, said the building opened more than five years ago, and people are still donating items to add to the collection. On Sunday, Nancy McCreary and her husband Stephen brought in an item for display at the museum. The Jonesboro resident said she has visited the museum several times. “I was raised in Gas City, but I used to work at the Frostop, and I had several friends from Jonesboro,” she said. As she examined photographs, order pads, an apron and other items from the car hop, she said the exhibit was “interesting.” “That apron, oh gee,” she said. “It brings back a lot of memories — being on my hands and knees scrubbing the floor trying to get the root beer up.” Jonesboro Museum- Jonesboro resident Nancy McCreary looks over...

The Community Foundation of Grant County has awarded nine grants totaling almost $24,000. Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 4:00 am By Mishele Wright mdwright@chronicle-tribune.com www.chronicle-tribune.com The foundation gives money to organizations quarterly in four fields of interest — community development, health, education and human services. Ashley McKnight, program manager at Community Foundation, said there were 12 grant proposals this quarter. A committee reviews all the applications and scores them based on community impact. This year’s selections were varied and included different parts of the county, such as Upland and Jonesboro. “It was just a complete variety of all the good things going on in the county right now,” she said. Photo by Jeff Morehead, Chronicle-TribuneFrom left, VFW Post 60 member Tom Myers, Wilbur Webb and Irene Davis of the Jonesboro Historical Society, Community Foundation of Grant County Chief Financial Officer Sherri Rush and Susan Miller, Family Service Society director of compliance and resource development, talk during a check celebration event for three first-quarter grant recipients Tuesday at Community Foundation of Grant County. Three of the organizations received their checks during a presentation Tuesday at the foundation, and the other groups will get their money next week. Tom Myers, past senior vice commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars, said the organization...

Twelve participate in leadership class commencement Story Image (2) ShareShare Print Create a hardcopy of this page Font Size: Default font size Larger font size Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 4:00 am Chronicle-Tribune By Ryan Anderson | randerson@chronicle-tribune.com Dawn Brown, executive director for the Community Foundation of Grant County, served as speaker for the commencement of the 2012-2013 Leadership Grant County Class. Photo by Jeff MoreheadCommunity Foundation Executive Director Dawn Brown talks about the importance of reading for community leaders, during the Leadership Grant County graduation Tuesday at the Thompson-Ray House in Gas City. "You should read at least six professional books a year," Brown told the graduates. "It will really change the way that you lead." The event was held Tuesday in Gas City’s historic Thompson-Ray House, and Brown provided...