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Solar Farm Will Benefit Wes-Del Schools in Delaware County, Indiana

By Keith Roysdon— DELAWARE COUNTY, INDIANA – A new solar farm in northwest Delaware County will provide a windfall in revenue to the local school district with no harmful impact to the land or to neighbors’ property values. Per analysis from Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, the Meadow Forge solar project planned for the Gaston area will generate tens of millions of dollars in property taxes, including $16.6 million to Wes-Del Community Schools. The property tax revenue for the school system…

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State Representative Sue Errington Authors Legislation to Provide Age-Appropriate Sexual Health Education

By Troi Watts, Press Secretary— INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Sue Errington (D-Muncie) has introduced House Bill (HB) 1047, which would require state-accredited schools to provide age-appropriate, medically- and scientifically-accurate sexual health education to their students, for consideration in the 2022 Legislative Session. Errington, a former school teacher and former Public Policy Director for Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, offered a similar bill last session, but it was not granted a hearing in the House Committee on Education. Errington remains…


Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s 2022 State of the State Address

By Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb— Delivered January 11, 2022 Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Madam Chief Justice, Lt. Governor, members of the General Assembly, my fellow Hoosiers, it is indeed an honor to once again discuss the state of our great state and the work before us as we seek to make life better for all Hoosiers.Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”Ladies and gentlemen, color me an optimist, because there has never been a…


Muncie Mayor Says ‘DEBT is Down and CASH is Up’

By Tony Sandleben, Director of Communications, City of Muncie— MUNCIE, Ind. – Using his banking background and with the help of many dedicated employees, in the first two years of Mayor Ridenour’s Administration, the Muncie Redevelopment Commission (MRC) has avoided borrowing and has instead focused on paying cash for projects if possible. The result of the mayor’s first two years (2020 and 2021) show MRC has reduced debt totals by $6.7 million dollars from just over $58 million to $51.7 million….


1925 PubHouse to Open in Courtyard Marriott Downtown

By City of Muncie— MUNCIE, Ind.—1925 PubHouse, which operates a restaurant in Anderson on the Grandview Golf Course, has signed an agreement to open a new location at the Courtyard Marriott hotel in downtown Muncie. Mayor Dan Ridenour commented, “This transaction has been months in the planning and we are pleased to be able to  announce that 1925 PubHouse is coming to Muncie. We look forward to adding them to our list of great restaurants in downtown Muncie. They have…


Yorktown Selects Shane Ginnan As New Town Marshal

By Juli Metzger— YORKTOWN, Ind.—A 20-year law enforcement veteran has been named Town Marshal for the Town of Yorktown.Shane Ginnan, who most recently was Deputy Chief of Police for the City of Noblesville, assumes his new role Jan. 7. Yorktown Town Manager Pete Olson made the announcement. “Shane has spent a majority of his time in the patrol division and progressed up the ranks into administration,” Olson explained. “Most recently, he has spent time dealing with policy issues and working…


2021 Delaware County Economic Development Report Released

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief— DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind.—The Delaware Commissioners and Economic Development staff have released their 2021 Economic Development and Redevelopment report which you can view in its entirety here on MuncieJournal.com. The full report is 28 pages, the file is 5 MB in size, and reviews their projects and status.   Click on the photo above to open the full report.          


Attorney General Todd Rokita Offers Hoosiers Tips for Avoiding Christmastime Scams

By Rokita Press Office— INDIANAPOLIS—Attorney General Todd Rokita is warning Hoosiers to watch for scams while finishing their holiday shopping this year. “Christmas should be about celebrating faith and family and friends,” Attorney General Rokita said. “Amid each year’s festivities, though, it seems we must always contend with shameless con artists determined to defraud generous Hoosiers and separate them from their hard-earned money.” Scammers are known to look for rushed, unsuspecting victims. “This time of year,” Attorney General Rokita said,…


Muncie Looks to Welcome Remote Workers From Across the Country

By Tony Sandleben— MUNCIE, Ind. – The City of Muncie is partnering with TMap and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) to encourage remote workers to move to Muncie. TMap is a national company that runs a website called MakeMyMove.com that helps remote workers relocate to where they would like to live. Now, they are helping those people relocate to Muncie. The program expects to recruit up to 45 remote workers and their families to move to Muncie in the…


Muncie Ranks in Top 100 of Wallethub’s ‘400 Best College Towns of 2022’

By Tony Sandleben— MUNCIE, Ind – The City of Muncie is getting national attention for its quality of life. Wallethub, a Washington, D.C based personal finance website that does reviews for financial advisors, published its Top 415 college cities and towns. Muncie ranked 94th overall, ahead of Indiana cities like Fort Wayne and Indianapolis as well as other college cities like Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; San Francisco, California; Los Angeles, California and St. Louis, Missouri. Wallethub also ranked Muncie 47th among…