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Aerial photo of Muncie by: Michael Wolfe

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…



Pictured L-R: City Councilman Julius Anderson, Emma Price, Marilyn Carey and Mayor Dennis Tyler. Photo provided.

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…


A new home under construction at Emerald Pointe, 1300 W. Sheffield Drive, Muncie, IN as photographed on February 13th. More homebuilding like this is needed. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Housing Study: Muncie Needs 405 New Homes Over The Next 5 Years

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—A housing needs analysis created for the City of Muncie has revealed a need for a total of 405 new homes with developed lots for nine specific housing types over the next five years. The housing types include urban attached, urban single family, suburb attached, suburb single family, and suburb custom homes. (See link to the…


Muncie, IN. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Councilman Anderson, Mayor Tyler Sponsor Community Forums

By: The Office of Mayor Dennis Tyler— Muncie, IN—City Council Member Julius Anderson (District 6) has invited Mayor Dennis Tyler and his Department Heads to participate in a series of community forums during Black History Month.  This is the sixth year that Councilman Anderson has partnered with local churches and neighborhood associations to host these meetings. These meetings will allow…


Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Muncie Police Department and Pacers Organization Give Christmas Gifts To Local Children

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN —Dozens of wide-eyed, giggly happy kids and their families received Christmas presents at Price Hall this morning, courtesy of the Muncie Police Department, the Indiana Pacers, and Jakks toy store. Indiana Pacers Pacemates, (including Muncie’s own Brooke Rees) mascots Freddy Fever and Boomer showed up to visit with the children as well as a personal…



Madison Street Underpass Storm Sewer System plaque and 750,000-gallon steel storage tank. Photo by: Bowen Engineering.

Muncie Sanitary District Completes Madison St Underpass Storm Sewer System Upgrade

By: Nikki Grigsby— Muncie, IN – On Oct. 4, the Muncie Sanitary District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony announcing the completion of the Madison Street Underpass sewer system upgrade. From start to finish, the underpass redevelopment was a collaborative effort from the Muncie Sanitary District, Bowen Engineering, United Consulting, and HWC Engineering. With a 40-foot deep pump station, 750,000-gallon steel storage tank,…


The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducts a routine, scheduled transit through the Suez Canal. This is the boat Chief Petty Officer Bryan Ellis is on. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Casey S. Trietsch/Released)

Muncie Native Bryan Ellis Earns Coveted Title of Navy Chief Petty Officer

By: Navy Office of Community Outreach— Millington, TN – Navy Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Bryan Ellis from Muncie, Indiana, was recently promoted to chief petty officer, an accomplishment that only one in five eligible sailors achieve each year. Chief Ellis, a 1987 Wes-Del High School graduate, is currently serving aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. “Being selected for chief petty officer…


Recent graduates of the Erskine Green Training Institute. Pictured L-R: Joshua Tank and Robert Peckinpaugh. Photos provided.

U.S. Department of Labor Recognizes “National Disability Employment Awareness Month”

By: Bennett Gamble–  Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor is celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month throughout October. The Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) previously announced the month-long theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.”  “This October, we celebrate the contributions and achievements of Americans with disabilities as part of the American workforce,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor…