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Photo Gallery: 2018 City of Muncie Policeman’s Ball

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, Indiana—The 2018 City of Muncie Policeman’s Ball was held September 29th at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The event was a benefit for the Domestic Violence Unit of the Muncie Police Department. In 2017, the Muncie Police Department responded to 2,520 domestic violence calls. The department defines domestic violence as “a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner, to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.” The Muncie…


USS Indiana Commissioned Today

By: Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic Public Affairs— NORFOLK – The Navy’s newest fast-attack submarine, USS Indiana (SSN 789), was commissioned at the Navy Port at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Port Canaveral, Fla., Sept. 29, 2018. It will be the sixteenth Virginia-class submarine to join the fleet. Indiana is the third U.S. Navy ship, and first submarine, to be commissioned bearing the name “Indiana.” Mrs. Diane Donald, wife of retired Admiral Kirkland H. Donald, is the ship’s sponsor. Designed…


Governor Eric Holcomb Announces ‘Next Level Connections’ Program

By: Rachel Hoffmeyer— Martinsville, Indiana– Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced his infrastructure agenda plan for 2019, including a new $1 billion investment in infrastructure projects. The Next Level Connections program will expand broadband services in rural Indiana, grow the state’s systems of trails, create more nonstop international flights, and move up the completion of major highway projects. The state also will continue to pursue building a new fourth water port at Lawrenceburg and expansion of rail projects in northwest Indiana….


U.S. Senator Todd Young Presents to Chamber Members and Guests

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—On Thursday, August 9th, 80 members of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and their guests listened to remarks by U.S. Senator Todd Young during a luncheon at the Horizon Convention Center. Senator Young represents the State of Indiana. He currently serves on the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions; Commerce, Science & Transportation; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Previously, in the House, he served on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Budget…


Mayor Tyler Discusses Storer Elementary Plans With Neighborhood Group

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie IN—Mayor Dennis Tyler met with about 100 residents of the Westbrier neighborhood group on Tuesday to explain and answer questions about the city’s plans for the Storer Elementary property. The meeting was held at Riverside Avenue Baptist Church. Muncie City Council members Brad Polk and Dan Ridenour were also in attendance. The school is scheduled to be demolished by September of 2018. The building and foundation will be removed, according to Mayor Tyler, in addition to…


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…