Government

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 entire study at the bottom of this article.) The study was created by the Zanola Company, St. Louis, MO and…


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 Mayor Tyler to introduce his Department Heads to the general public so that they will have a better understanding on…


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 appearance by Santa Claus. Bill Benner is senior VP for corporate, community and public relations for Pacers Sports and Entertainment….


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

By: Rebecca Bruce— Muncie, IN—On Friday, November 17, 2017, a total of 22 children saw their adoptions finalized at the Delaware County Justice Center as part of National Adoption Day.  14 families left the event with smiles on their faces, balloons on the arms of children, and thankful hearts.  The hearings started at 1 p.m. in the Honorable John M. Feick’s courtroom and ended just before 4:30 p.m. in the Honorable Marianne L. Vorhees’ courtroom. The youngest child to be…


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, new underground drainage infrastructure, and 2,100 linear feet of force main pipe, Madison Street’s flooding challenges of years past have…


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 means everything,” said Ellis. “The only goal I have set for myself was to become a chief. I also understand…


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 Alexander Acosta. “We are reminded that the role of Americans with disabilities is not defined by what they cannot do,…


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 pup merchandise for purchase. Dogs are encouraged to dress up for the costume contest. Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) will be…


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 the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a…


Meet Jonathan Lamb, Republican 6th District US House of Representatives Congressional Candidate

By: Jonathan Lamb— I am Jonathan Lamb, and I am an eighth generation Hoosier. I was born and raised right here in Delaware County. My wife, Mollee, and I live in Mt. Pleasant Township with our 4 year old and 8 year old boys. I am a graduate of Yorktown High School and I hold degrees in Economics and Risk Management from the Miller College of Business at Ball State University. I also have an MBA from North Carolina State University. Mollee…