Education

Muncie Central Senior Charlie Murphy is No Ordinary Eagle Scout

By: Mike Rhodes— Charlie Murphy is no ordinary Eagle Scout. Not by a long shot. To become an Eagle Scout, one must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, complete an Eagle Scout Community Project and take a leadership role for a set amount of time in a Boy Scout Troop. Charlie needed 21 merit badges to obtain his Eagle Scout designation. He earned 137—every badge the Boy Scout program offers. His sash is completely covered—front and back—with brightly colored,…


Tom Jarvis Talks About the New School Year Plus Full MCS Registration Schedule

This Week in Delaware County is a radio program produced and hosted by Steve Lindell, Vice President / Station Manager for Woof Boom Radio.  It is a public affairs program, with interview topics that range from healthier living, community events, government officials, and topics that generally do not receive as much publicity as they deserve.  In short, this is the audio version of Munciejournal.com. The audio below is an excerpt from This Week in Delaware County. Below you’ll hear Tom…


Yorktown (Team Indiana) Girls Softball Team on WLBC this Morning

Yorktown JAA (Team Indiana) Girls Softball Team and Coaches were live on WLBC this morning. Fun time and great group of kids! Listen to Steve Lindell’s audio interview with the team, broadcast live this morning, July 31st. Click below to hear the audio.   Photo Gallery Below. Click on any picture to begin. 


Iraqi students visit Ball State

By: Gail Werner— Snkar Mam’s dreams of coming to America led him to Ball State, where he’s now one of 24 Iraqis participating in a monthlong educational exchange hosted by the university’s Center for International Development (CID). “To me, America … it’s the entire world,” said Mam, 23, who is studying petroleum engineering in his hometown of Kirkuk. “The place everyone wants to come. The things we are learning here to help us serve as leaders back home are priceless.” Ball State…


Muncie Central Announces Fall Practices and Athletic Ticket Pricing

Athletic Physicals: July 29, 2015 from 12:00-3:00 in the nurse’s clinic at Central HS Concussion Impact Testing: July 29, 2015 (12:00-3:00) and August 3, 2015 (8:00am or 1:00 pm.) Physicals and Impact testing forms must be turned in the Athletic Office prior to 1st practice. 1st Official Practice Date and Times July 31st Girls Golf: 9:00-11:30am at Crestview Golf Course August 3rd: Boy’s Soccer: 8:00am – 10:00 am Practice Soccer Field Football: Varsity, Reserve and Freshman: 4:00pm -7:00pm – Stadium…


Kelly Scott is New Principal at Storer Elementary

The Muncie Community Schools Board of Trustees has appointed Kelly Scott as principal at Storer Elementary School. Mrs. Scott graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Education with a Kindergarten Endorsement from Anderson University. She received her Master of Arts in Education from Ball State University, followed by her administrative license in 2004. Mrs. Scott has nineteen years of experience in education and has been employed with the Muncie Community Schools for the last six years as a data coach at…


Yorktown Lions Club Scholarships Awarded

The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc., has announced that Ryan Morrow and Ryan D. Seymour are the 2015 recipients of the Yorktown Lions Club, Inc. Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to Yorktown High School graduates who maintain an 8.0/12.0 GPA and display good citizenship. Morrow plans to study mechanical engineering at Trine University. He is the son of Rodney and Andrea Morrow. Seymour plans to study aquatic biology and fisheries at Ball State University. He is the…


Regional Summit 2 to be Held July 28th

Regional Summit 2 will be held Tuesday, July 28, from 6-8 pm, at the Horizon Convention Center, 401 S. High St., Muncie, IN 47305. This meeting is the follow-up to the Regional Summit. You can help shape the vision of the ADVANCE Region. Hear an update on the progress of the Regional Development Plan and share your views on our community’s strategic direction. Don’t miss your chance to help move our community forward! The Regional Summit 2 is an event for anyone who cares about…


David Haynes Earns Grant for Summertime “Break My Bones” Film Shoot

By Lisa Renze-Rhodes— Muncie, IN—From August through May, David Haynes spends his days coaching Indiana Academy students in creative writing and literature classes, sharing tips on character development and discerning plot tropes or an author’s intent. At night, Haynes returns home to his four children and his wife, Megan, as the two team up to attack typical evening events in a home filled with young kids: dinnertime, baths, teeth-brushing, story time, hugs and kisses. And somewhere between listening to his…


Standout BSU Trumpet Alumnus Places Third in International Jazz Competition

By Lisa Renze-Rhodes Adam Marchand came to Ball State with modest musical beginnings but left four years later having earned international acclaim for his skills as a jazz trumpeter. After graduating from Ball State this spring, Marchand, who studied trumpet performance in the School of Music, snagged a third place finish in this year’s International Trumpet Guild Jazz Improvisation Competition, May 26-30 in Columbus, Ohio. The LaGrange native was one of three musicians from around the world selected for the…