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Public Meetings to Be Held To Review Dam Removal Feasibility Study

By: Phil Tevis— Project Background: The Kitselman Trailhead project, located in East Muncie (at the former Indiana Steel and Wire and King Indiana Forge factory site), is currently under development. The project will connect the Cardinal and White River Greenways through the adaptive reuse of the Albany Bridge, also known as Delaware County Bridge 85, as a bike and pedestrian crossing. The trailhead project will require a small, but significant, project component: the removal of the former Indiana Steel and…


Thrive Credit Union Recognizes Judge Marianne Vorhees with Community Leader Award

By: Brittani Richards— Muncie, Ind. – One of the main values that Thrive Credit Union lives by is “community.” That is why the credit union began looking to recognize leaders in Delaware County who are helping the community “thrive” with the Thrive Community Leader Award. On August 31, Thrive presented the Thrive Community Leader Award to Judge Marianne Vorhees. Vorhees is a Circuit Court Judge for Delaware County and a current board member on the Community Foundation of Muncie and…


Whitinger & Company Accountant Earns Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Designation

By: Sheena Peters– Muncie, IN – Mike Bartlett, CFP®, Staff Accountant with Whitinger & Company in Muncie, Indiana has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements. Mr. Bartlett joined Whitinger & Company earlier this year and is responsible for a variety of professional accounting roles including tax planning, tax preparation, auditing, and overall client service. Bartlett graduated…


Delaware County Farmer Receives Statewide Award for Conservation Practices

By: Amy Work, Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts — Muncie, IN– Out of 58,000 farms in the state of Indiana, one farm in Delaware County received the statewide award of River-Friendly Farmer at the Indiana State Fair on Farmers’ Day August 16. Mr. Larry Shreve was among 49 farmers who received the River-Friendly Farmer award from the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD) for the work he did on his land to protect Indiana’s natural…


Innovation Connector’s “Coding Connector” Gives Kids Computer Coding Experience and More

By: Tracy Dishman— Muncie, IN—The Innovation Connector has a unique opportunity for young people to learn “the language of the future” — computer coding. Techwise Academy and the Innovation Connector, along with a handful of other community resources, have partnered to create the Coding Connector. This hands-on program offers camp and workshop-style opportunities, as well as weekly computer coding classes for ages 5 years old through high school age young adults. Located in a newly remodeled computer lab in the…


Jack Buckles Honored By Chamber With 2017 Legacy Award

By: Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce— Muncie, IN—The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce honored Jack Buckles with their 2017 Legacy Award. The Gala Event held at the Horizon Convention Center, had over 250 guests. The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Legacy Award is presented annually to an individual or couple who has made extraordinary, sustained, and positive contributions to the Muncie-Delaware County community, and who has provided leadership in the development of programs, events, and/or new traditions that promote goodwill…


2nd Annual “Just Desserts” to Take Place September 14th at Minnetrista

By: Melinda Stanley— Muncie, IN—In support of the Community Champions Fund and in partnership with Minnetrista and the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie, you are invited to attend the 2nd Annual Just Desserts fundraising event. Just Desserts is a fun-filled evening  where you can sip wine, enjoy appetizers, listen to music, and socialize with friends before coming together to bid on a dessert that your entire table can enjoy!  It is a showcase of over-the-top desserts created by pastry artists…


Woof Boom Radio Announces Addition of Five New Stations

Radio Veterans J Chapman and Matt Childers form new company. Keeping Market-Leading Radio Stations with Local Ownership and Management in West Central Ohio. Muncie, IN – Beginning with a vision of great radio that focuses on service to the local community, Woof Boom Radio now grows with the addition of five Lima, Ohio area stations. Woof Boom Radio is forming a new entity that will do business in Lima as The Childers Media Group. “The similarities between Childers Media Group and Woof…


BMW i3 Batteries to Power First-Ever Electric Off-Road Vehicle by DANNAR

By: Amanda Price— Muncie, IN – DANNAR has signed a supply agreement with BMW i to provide BMW i3 batteries for the DANNAR Mobile Power Station®, the revolutionary, heavy-duty electric vehicle for infrastructure maintenance and disaster response. DANNAR is leading the conversion of advanced automotive battery technologies into off-road applications with the Mobile Power Station® (MPS®). This platform is purpose-built to provide zero emission utility for cities, counties, and states responsible for rebuilding a nation’s infrastructure. It can be outfitted…


Indiana Broadcasters Association Honors Woof Boom Radio with Inaugural Cardinal Community Service Awards

By: Mike Rhodes— The Indiana Broadcasters Association has awarded 2017 Cardinal Community Service Awards to three of Woof Boom Radio’s stations.  WLBC, WHBU and WMXQ were honored with the inaugural awards during ceremonies this week. Awards were presented in various congressional districts throughout the state. “Radio stations across the State of Indiana are on the front lines of covering breaking news and sharing alerts, but they also provide vital information about their neighborhoods, communities and residents that isn’t available elsewhere,”…