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Pictured: Chief Joe Winkle, K-9 Rasse & Officer Hunter, Captain Steve Cox, & Donna Maitlen. Photo provided.

Muncie Police Department To Host “Dogtoberfest” K-9 Fundraiser

By: Kaitlyn Davis— Muncie, IN – The Muncie Police Department is hosting its first fundraiser for the K-9 unit.  Dogtoberfest – a twist on the traditional Oktoberfest – will take place Oct. 21 at Canan Commons. Dogtoberfest, an event for dogs and their human companions, will feature more than 30 vendors for dogs, activities and games, special dog treats, and…


An image shot from a remotely operated underwater vehicle shows a spare parts box from USSIndianapolis on the floor of the Pacific Ocean in more than 16,000 feet of water. Photo courtesy of Paul G. Allen

USS Indianapolis Located in Philippine Sea

By: USS Indianapolis Expedition— Seattle, WA,  – Wreckage from the USS Indianapolis was discovered on Aug. 18 by the expedition crew of Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel, which is owned by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen. The Indianapolis was found 5,500 meters below the surface, resting on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean. “To be able to honor…




Kevin Nemyer. Photo provided.

City of Muncie Announces Appointment of Kevin Nemyer as City Controller

Muncie, IN—The City of Muncie has announced the appointment of Kevin Nemyer to the position of City Controller. Kevin has a Master’s of Business Administration from Ball State University and has extensive experience in management, supervision and cost control. He has also served on the Delaware County Council as Finance Committee Chair and on the Liberty-Perry School Board where he oversaw…


219 lane miles expected to be resurfaced over the next 5 years. Photo by: graphic stock

Delaware County to Receive $67 Million in INDOT “Next Level Roads” Initiative

By: Stephanie Wilson— To view the construction plan for the first five years of Indiana’s Next Level Roads initiative by project, in Delaware County Click here. INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Joe McGuinness yesterday kicked off Indiana’s Next Level Roads initiative and shared construction plans for the first five years of a new 20-year…


The NEA grant will provide for an artist in residence program. By: graphicstock

City of Muncie Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

By: Sherri Contos— Muncie, IN—The National Endowment for the Arts has announced its second round of funding for FY 2017 and the NEA Chairman has approved the City of Muncie for a grant in the amount of $50,000.  This grant will support an artist in residence program, where the City of Muncie will partner with the Muncie Arts and Culture…


Ship's Sponsor Diane Donald christens the Virginia-class attack submarine Indiana (SSN 789), witnessed by, from left, Vice President Mike Pence, Cmdr. Jesse Zimbauer, Indiana's commanding officer, and Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Huntington Ingalls Industries by Ashley Major/Released)

US Navy Christens Submarine Indiana

By: Kala Good— WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy christened its newest Virginia-class fast attack submarine, the future USS Indiana (SSN 789), during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, April 29, at Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in Newport News, Virginia. Vice President Mike Pence, who previously served as the 50th governor of Indiana, delivered the ceremony’s principal address. Diane Donald, wife of…



Officer Quintin Cooper is pictured delivering Christmas gifts to local children, Thursday afternoon. Officer Cooper used play football for the Ball State Cardinals. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Muncie Police Department Delivers 3,000 Gifts Donated by the Indiana Pacers To Local Kids

By: Mike Rhodes— Since last Friday, the Muncie Police Department has been randomly showing up at homes across town with Santa Claus to deliver Christmas presents to local children. This afternoon, I had the opportunity to ride along with four officers, and investigators for a while as they delivered presents to the kids. This afternoon, presents were being delivered to children from the Muncie…