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‘Kids to Parks’ Day is Saturday, May 19th

By: Indiana Department of Natural Resources— Indianapolis, IN—Share your love of the outdoors with a child this weekend during the annual Kids to Parks Day, May 19. Kids to Parks Day (KTP Day) is a national day of outdoor play designed to connect kids and families with local, state, and national parks. The day is a chance for children to learn about park stewardship, outdoor recreation, and natural and cultural history. It also helps helps foster appreciation for public lands in…


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…


Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler Presents 2018 State Of The City Address

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler presented his annual State of the City Address at a breakfast held at the Horizon Convention Center on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The major theme of the Mayor’s presentation was: “Moving Forward With People, Places, Partnerships and Possibilities.” Kamrein Jackson, Muncie Boys & Girls Club “Youth of the Year” was emcee for the event. Mayor Tyler kicked-off his presentation with a newly produced video featuring the history and positive attributes of Muncie….


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 one more tool to attract investment and help more of our Hoosier communities succeed,” Gov. Holcomb said. The federal initiative…


Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year to Emcee Mayor’s State of The City Breakfast

By: Brandon Coppernoll— Muncie, IN—Two-time Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie Club Youth of the Year, Kamrein Jackson, will emcee the Mayor’s State of the City address at 7:30 a.m. April 25. Jackson, 16, a Central High School sophomore, told his own inspiring story at the Club’s annual Great Futures Luncheon in January. “I’ve been judged for my hair, my clothes, and for the color of my skin,” he said. “I’ve been judged and told I couldn’t. I want to…


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 the community forum which allowed Muncie residents to have a better understanding of who to contact with specific questions and…


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…