Government

Meet Melissa Blair, Director of Muncie Animal Care and Services

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN— Melissa Blair was born and raised in Muncie and has been a lover of animals her entire life. Blair is the new director of the City of Muncie’s Muncie Animal Care & Services, located at 901 W. Riggin Rd. in Muncie.  While relatively new as director (she began her new duties at the end of 2018) Blair is no newcomer to animal rescue services. (The video above includes just a few of the many adoptable…

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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…


Improvements To Yorktown’s Canal Street, Downtown To Begin Soon

By: Pete Olson— Yorktown, IN — Renovations to downtown Yorktown’s Canal Street are set to begin within the next few months, the Yorktown Redevelopment Commission announced. These renovations include widening the streetscape and installing sidewalks that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. These improvements will allow for a more walkable and accessible downtown area for all Yorktown residents, said Matt Anderson, the president of the Yorktown Redevelopment Commission. “The goal for the downtown revitalization project is to reinvigorate…


Photos and Video: 25th Annual Tiny Adams Memorial Christmas Event At Fire Station #1

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, Indiana—The Muncie Fire Department held its 25th Annual Tiny Adams Memorial Christmas Event for local children today under bright sunny skies and fairly warm temperatures. The event began at 11am today and runs until 5pm at the downtown fire station #1 at 421 East Jackson Street. Santa and his helpers arrived at 11am on a firetruck and received an enthusiastic welcome from the kids and parents in attendance. Last year the event was held in the fire department training…


Muncie Police Officers On Christmas Patrol

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN— As mentioned in the Muncie Journal article below, the Muncie Police Department is randomly handing out treats and toys while officers are out on patrol. On Thursday, Muncie Journal followed Brian Campbell & Damon Stovall (Santa) on patrol. They brought Christmas joy to some Muncie kids today. Watch the video below.   Related article below. Muncie Public Safety Officials Bring Holiday Cheer To Local Children


Muncie Public Safety Officials Bring Holiday Cheer To Local Children

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, Indiana—During the holiday season, many of the City of Muncie’s public safety officials kick-into high gear in order to bring a little holiday cheer to underprivileged children around the area. Toys For Tots In early November, the familiar Toys for Tots collection boxes began to spring up inside businesses around town. For 2018, around 65 boxes have been distributed throughout the community. Families who wanted to participate in the Toys for Tots program were first screened by staff at…


LISTEN: Mayor Dennis Tyler Reviews Successes of 2018

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler was interviewed by Steve Lindell on WLBC this morning. The mayor reviewed some of the successes of 2018 and accomplishments he has been most proud of. The mayor discussed new road paving, the success of the downtown, economic development activity, new partnerships between Muncie Community Schools and Ball State University, the strong employment picture in Muncie and current job training activities, what’s new at the Madjax facility, the downtown animated Christmas tree…


22 Children Adopted At Delaware County Justice Center on National Adoption Day

By: Rebecca Bruce, Attorney— Muncie, IN—On Friday, November 16, 2018, a total of 22 children and their forever families were brought together to have their adoptions finalized at the Delaware County Justice Center as part of National Adoption Day.  Eighteen families left the event with smiles on their faces, stuffed animals in the arms of children, and hearts filled to overflowing with thankfulness and joy. The hearings started at 1 p.m. in the Honorable John M. Feick’s courtroom and ended just…


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…


Meet Shannon Henry, Incumbent Candidate for Delaware County Commissioner District #3

By: Shannon Henry— When I became your County Commissioner four years ago I vowed that I would be a commissioner who works for you. That hasn’t changed. It has always been my priority to make good decisions based on the best solutions for the residents of this great county. Public service is my passion, I take it very seriously. I’ve been serving the citizens of Delaware County for the past 33 years. At the early age of 18 I began…