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Navy Shares Final Crew Accounting at USS Indianapolis Survivors Reunion

By: 2nd Class Lindsay A. Preston, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division— Indianapolis, IN– The Director of the Naval History and Heritage Command as well as one of the command’s historians joined the survivors of World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35) and their families for a luncheon at the Columbia Club of Indianapolis July 20. As part of the annual reunion of the USS Indianapolis Survivors Organization, Rear Adm. Sam Cox, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Richard…


US Navy To Launch New Submarine: USS Indiana

By: Naval Sea Systems Command— WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy accepted delivery of future attack submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789), the 16th submarine of the Virginia class, on June 25. The ship began construction in 2012 and is scheduled to commission in September. This next-generation attack submarine provides the Navy with the capabilities required to maintain the nation’s undersea superiority. “Indiana’s delivery marks the culmination of millions of man-hours of work by thousands of people across this country to bring the…


Delaware County Officials Highlight Road Improvements and Cash Reserves

Delaware County, IN – Delaware County Commissioners and Council shared a budget update today, highlighting a continued focus on paving roadways and a fiscally conservative approach to spending. “As stewards of the residents’ tax dollars, it was imperative that we get excessive spending under control without burdening our county,” said Delaware County Commissioner Shannon Henry. “In the last few years, we have created a more sustainable future by adding to our cash reserves, while maintaining a focus on road resurfacing.”…


City of Muncie Summer Parks Programs For Youth

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The City of Muncie will be offering a wide variety of FREE programs for youth to participate in this summer. Back to Basic Summer Camp will take place from June 4, 2018 to July 27, 2018.  Youth can sign up and participate in the following programs: Baseball/T-Ball, Basketball League, Golf, Tennis, Cheer, and Leadership Camp. (Age 13 to 17.) Hours for the programs will be 8am to 4pm Monday through Thursday. Programs take place at Heekin…


‘Kids to Parks’ Day is Saturday, May 19th

By: Indiana Department of Natural Resources— Indianapolis, IN—Share your love of the outdoors with a child this weekend during the annual Kids to Parks Day, May 19. Kids to Parks Day (KTP Day) is a national day of outdoor play designed to connect kids and families with local, state, and national parks. The day is a chance for children to learn about park stewardship, outdoor recreation, and natural and cultural history. It also helps helps foster appreciation for public lands in…


Meet Mike King, Incumbent Candidate for Delaware County Clerk

By: Friends of Mike King— Raised in Selma, Mike King was brought up with small town Hoosier values that keep him centered and focused on working hard for our community. Having served as a Board Member and volunteer for many non-profit community organizations, Mike knows what it means to make sure that every dollar is utilized efficiently.  Mike proudly promotes volunteerism and public participation for the good of our community. Three years ago Mike began a journey to utilize his sixteen…


Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler Presents 2018 State Of The City Address

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler presented his annual State of the City Address at a breakfast held at the Horizon Convention Center on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The major theme of the Mayor’s presentation was: “Moving Forward With People, Places, Partnerships and Possibilities.” Kamrein Jackson, Muncie Boys & Girls Club “Youth of the Year” was emcee for the event. Mayor Tyler kicked-off his presentation with a newly produced video featuring the history and positive attributes of Muncie….


Governor Holcomb Nominates Delaware County As ‘Opportunity Zone’ For Investment

By: Stephanie Wilson– Indianapolis, IN – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has submitted Indiana’s 156 Opportunity Zone nominations to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. The federal Opportunity Zone program was created in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and provides federal capital gains tax incentives to attract private sector investment to low-income urban and rural communities. “This new program provides one more tool to attract investment and help more of our Hoosier communities succeed,” Gov. Holcomb said. The federal initiative…


Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year to Emcee Mayor’s State of The City Breakfast

By: Brandon Coppernoll— Muncie, IN—Two-time Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie Club Youth of the Year, Kamrein Jackson, will emcee the Mayor’s State of the City address at 7:30 a.m. April 25. Jackson, 16, a Central High School sophomore, told his own inspiring story at the Club’s annual Great Futures Luncheon in January. “I’ve been judged for my hair, my clothes, and for the color of my skin,” he said. “I’ve been judged and told I couldn’t. I want to…


Emma Price and Marilyn Carey Honored at City Community Forum

By: Terry Whitt Bailey— Muncie, IN—Recognizing the end of Black History Month and the beginning of Women’s History Month, Mayor Dennis Tyler and City Council Member Julius Anderson (District 6) honored Emma Price and Marilyn Carey at the city’s community forum last week. This was the sixth year that Councilman Anderson partnered with local churches and neighborhood associations to host the community forum which allowed Muncie residents to have a better understanding of who to contact with specific questions and…