Government

Muncie Native Serves with Navy’s Weather Command Headquarters at Stennis Space Center

By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bradley Gee, Navy Office of Community Outreach— Stennis, MS – Most Americans rely on weather forecasts to plan their daily routine. The U.S. Navy is no different. With numerous ships, submarines and airplanes deployed around the world, sailors and civilians serving with the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, advise Navy leaders about the impact of ocean and atmospheric conditions on future operations. Lt. Jeffrey Dodson, a 1992 Muncie Central…

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Yorktown’s ‘Four for the Fourth’ Brings In $25,000 For Trail Expansion

By: Pete Olson, Town Manager—  Yorktown, IN— Yorktown’s trail system will see additional updates, thanks to a donation from Four for the Fourth. The committee for the annual four-mile run announced at Monday’s Town Council meeting that this year’s event supported a $25,000 donation to the town. The money will go toward expanding the River Road trail 1,000 feet from where it currently ends to the Woodland Trails neighborhood. “This is a very proud moment for us and a huge…


US Department of Labor Announces Grant Program To Support Women Affected by Opioids

By: Rhonda Burke, Deputy Director of Public Affairs— WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a new grant program to help women affected by the opioid crisis re-enter the workforce. The Re-Employment, Support, and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic (RESTORE) grant will award $2.5 million to organizations that assist in providing coordinated, employment-focused services to women. The RESTORE program will provide approximately four to eight grants to governments of states and outlying areas, Indian/Native American Tribal governments or organizations,…


Pence Amendment Increases Funding For Rural Broadband

By: Ted Goodman— Pence Amendment successfully increases funding for rural broadband programs, ensuring more communities have access to innovative tele-health technology and distance learning educational opportunities WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Greg Pence successfully offered an Amendment to ensure communities across the 6th District, and rural America, have the necessary support to increase access to broadband programs. The Amendment passed 425 to 6, indicating broad, bipartisan support. “I am grateful for the support of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to…


Yorktown Accepting Applications For New Programming Committee

By: Melissa Jones— Yorktown, IN —With the creation of Civic Green, a multi-generational gathering space in downtown Yorktown, the town is seeking volunteers to serve on its new Civic Green Programming Advisory Committee. The Civic Green Programming Advisory Committee will be in charge of planning and coordinating events on the Green, which will be ready to host community events by the summer of 2020. Members of the council will work within a given budget to bring to Yorktown unique entertainment…


Delaware County Delegation Attends Washington DC Conference to Attract Business Investment

By: Brad Bookout— Muncie, IN—Delaware County Commissioners James King and Shannon Henry along with Director of Economic Affairs Brad Bookout and East Central Indiana Regional Planning District Director Bill Walters attended the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 10-12, in Washington, DC. The Investment Summit is an annual event connecting international companies with communities in the United States to facilitate new business investment. “The SelectUSA Investment Summit provides a platform to be introduced to various businesses so that we can share…


City of Muncie Parks Department Programs Offer Summer Fun For Children

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. The Parks Department partners with a variety of local organizations to provide fun activities for youth during the summer, including: Ball State University, the Ross Center, the Buley Center, MAAC, the Boys and Girls Club of Muncie, the Unity Center, the Boy Scouts, and Ivy Tech. Back to Basic Summer Camp will take place from June…


National Police Week Is May 12-18

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—National Police Week is observed from May 12-18. National Police Week pays tribute to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who serve and protect the public with courage and dedication. National Police Week also honors the good work law enforcement officers do for the local community. I searched the Muncie Journal’s archives for some of the articles we have published about the work of our law enforcement officials. A few of them are below. Muncie…


Meet Nate Jones, Candidate For Mayor Of Muncie

By: Nate Jones— My name is Nate Jones and I am running for Mayor of Muncie. I was born and raised right here in Muncie and I love my hometown. I am raising my children here in this city and want a future for them to be proud of. In 2004, I graduated from Muncie Central High School. I joined the Indiana Army National Guard in 2007. In 2009, I was deployed to Afghanistan where I helped eradicate terrorists from…


Delaware County Officials Conclude Economic Development Trip to Germany

Delaware County, IN—Delaware County officials concluded a seven day trip to Germany and the Netherlands on Thursday, April 18th.  County Commissioner James King along with Brad Bookout, Director of Municipal and Economic Affairs, and Bill Walters, Director of the ECI Regional Planning District facilitated meetings with several companies and trade organizations who have an interest in establishing and or promoting Indiana as a location for development or expansion. The busy schedule consisted of meetings with the Transatlantic Business and Investment…