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Nicole Rudnicki and Mike Mavis take visitors on guided tour of the cemetery.

Historic Beech Grove Cemetery Tour Offered on October 10th

By: Denise King— The Old West End Neighborhood Association’s Historic Cemetery Tour at Beech Grove Cemetery will take place from 3:30-7:30pm on October 10th.   You can learn more about the history of Beech Grove Cemetery, and hear about interesting residents from Muncie’s past. Each year, the tour features different historical figures and…


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Fall Break at Camp Minnetrista and Family Adventure Day

By: Sam Condon— Treat Your Family to a Fun and Creative Fall Break! Add fun and creativity to your family’s fall break with Camp Minnetrista and Family Adventure Day! This fall break brings a full week of activities, including two 2-day camp options and a FREE community day at Minnetrista….


MCS Students Selected to Participate in Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy

By: Ana Pichardo— Twenty-seven (27) Muncie Central High School students have been selected to participate in the CHICK-FIL-A LEADERSHIP ACADEMY. The leadership academy is a nationally recognized high school program focused on impact through action. Students will learn leadership skills and then put them into action at the end of the program in the…



Al Rent. File photo.

Al Rent Returns ‘Home’ to Ball State’s Public Broadcasting

By: Ball State University Division of Strategic Communications— Al Rent, a fixture in local broadcasting for several decades, has been named executive director and general manager for public broadcasting operations at Ball State University. Rent, who until recently was Ball State’s director of relationship marketing and community relations, will oversee…




Techwise Academy. Photo provided

TechWise Academy Offers Computer Code Reading and Writing Course for Kids

By: Lorri Markum— TechWise Academy, a new technology code reading and writing academy, will launch its first Level 1 course Saturday, September 26 at Innovation Connector, located at 1208 W. White River Blvd., from 9 a.m.–Noon, for youth ages 9–13. Learning to write and read computer coding is as easy for kids…


Muncie Campus on Cowan Road.

Ivy Tech Community College Opens Registration for Spring Classes

By: Shawn Carmichael— Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region is encouraging new, current, and guest students to register for spring 2016 classes. Students may complete the enrollment process in one stop, with no appointment required, at Muncie’s Express Enrollment Center, or the Student Affairs departments at the Anderson, Marion…


Weidner Center Rendering. Photo provided.

$1 Million Gift to Ball State Elevates Residential Property Management Program

By: Marc Ransford— Ball State University unveiled today its Weidner Center for Residential Property Management, thanks to a $1 million gift from one of the largest apartment owners in the United States. Dean Weidner, owner of Weidner Apartment Homes, wants his gift to elevate Ball State’s residential property management (RPM) program to national…


Ivy Tech Campus on Cowan Road, Muncie

Ivy Tech Community College to Hold Local Go Ivy Day Events

By: Shawn Carmichael— Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be holding Go Ivy Day events on September 15 at the Carnegie Library and on September 30 at the Kennedy Library, and on September 17 at the Muncie Housing Authority – Price Hall. Prospective students will be able to learn…



Ivy Tech Campus on Cowan Road, Muncie

Ivy Tech Community College to Offer Express Enrollment Registration Events in Muncie

By: Shawn Carmichael— Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be offering Express Enrollment events every Thursday in September at their Muncie Cowan Road location, in the Express Enrollment Center. Express Enrollment offers prospective students a “one-stop” experience in the enrollment process and does not require an appointment. Muncie…



Muncie Central High School's Unarmed Drill Team. Photo provided.

MCHS’s MCJROTC Detachment Named as “One of the Nation’s Best”

By: Anna Pichardo— Muncie Central High School has been recognized by the US Department of the Navy as a Naval Honor School due to the high level of performance of the Marine Corps Junior ROTC program under the direction of Marine Instructor, Robert Harber and civilian instructor, Tim Cummings. This…