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News for Marion Regional Career Center

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Tucker Career and Technology Center would like to remind local businesses and Indiana colleges considering participating in its upcoming College and Career Fair that the deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 26, to be listed in promotional materials.

This free event is an excellent marketing opportunity for businesses and colleges. Participating organizations will be given free booth space to promote their various opportunities.

TCTC offers students the opportunity to earn advanced college credits and industry-based certifications, and also facilitates internships and assists students with their post-secondary planning. Our programs include culinary arts, early childhood education, visual arts, health careers, construction and drafting, public safety, information technology, and more.

If your business or college is interested in having a representative at the event, which is set for 9:30 am.. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, please contact Valerie Janowski-Human, You can also reach her by phone at Tucker, 664-9091 x. 142.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Marion Giants will face the Mississinewa Indians on the court. However, the teams are teaming together to compete against a much tougher opponent: cancer.

Fans will have the opportunity during the game to become part of the Be the Match Registry. A simple, quick, and painless cheek swab is all that's needed. This is not a donation (like during a blood drive), but simply a way to add yourself to the list of potential bone marrow donors.

Every year more than 10,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases such as leukemia or lymphoma, and their best option for a cure is a bone marrow transplant. But 70 percent of those people will NOT find a matching donor in their family. That's where the Be the Match Registry comes in. YOU could save a life. We hope you'll consider participating in this important donor registry drive at the Giants game next Tuesday.

This Be the Match Registry donor drive is in honor of former Butler basketball star Andrew Smith, who recently lost his battle with leukemia, and his family in Grant County. Jim and Nedra Sutter, longtime supporters of Marion basketball and Marion Community Schools, are Andrew's grandparents.

>> Read more about the donor drive and the Sutter family at
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Check out this great report from WIWU-TV's Crossroads about the Tucker Bistro!


We'd love to have you dine with us! Click here for more information, including hours.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
This holiday season, as carols tell of a special star that shone long ago, Marion High School’s state-of-the-art planetarium will put on a special show that explores the wonders of the night sky.

The public is invited to MHS for “Seasonal Stargazing: Winter and Season of Lights”. Showings will be as follows:
  • 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12
  • 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13
Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis on the day of the show. Doors will open about 30 minutes before each showing. Enter MHS through Door 22 at the front of the building. The show lasts about an hour.

The planetarium at MHS was renovated in fall 2012. It boasts state-of-the-art LED cove lighting; 5.1 surround sound system with JBL cinema series speakers that push 2400 watts of power; a Digitarium Kappa projector that broadcasts full dome shows; and seating for 58.

Marion Community Schools is pleased to be able to present this special show to the public and share our exceptional facilities with the community in this way.

>> Going to the show? Join our Facebook event page and share with your friends!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This Friday, you're invited to the annual Holiday Buffet at the Tucker Bistro!

Hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and for only $9, you can enjoy turkey with stuffing, ham, potatoes, a full salad bar, and a plethora of desserts. 

We hope to see you there!

Regular hours at the Bistro are 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The regular menu features breakfast fare all day, as well as lunch offerings, including weekly soup and dessert specials. 

The Bistro also can host private parties and business meetings any day of the week (even on days when it isn’t open to the public). For such events, the staff can also cater to special requests beyond the standard menu. Call the Bistro, 664-9091, ext. 121, to schedule your event.