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Meet Duke Campbell, Democratic Candidate for Delaware County Commissioner

By: Duke Campbell— I am a fourth generation, lifelong citizen of Delaware County and I believe I understand what is important to the Delaware County residents. I began my career in public service at the Delaware County Highway Department and eventually became County Highway Superintendent where I served until taking my current position with the City of Muncie. Since 2012, I have served as Director of Public Works for the City of Muncie. I have worked with Mayor Dennis Tyler…


Muncie Sanitary District Complies to F.E.M.A. Regulations

MUNCIE, Ind. –  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.) has a number of conditions that must be satisfied for a section of a Levee (a “Reach”) to regain certification. One of these conditions is that the Muncie Sanitary District (MSD) must show the protected area behind the levee reach must be able to effectively deal with at least a 10-year (which means there is a 10% chance that a storm this large will hit that area every year) rainfall event…


Mayor Tyler Joins the “Wear Orange” Campaign by Declaring June 2nd National Gun Violence Awareness Day in Muncie

“Wear Orange” Inspired by Chicago Teens Who Refused to Be Silent in the Face of Daily Gun Violence Muncie, IN —Mayor Tyler today joined the Wear Orange campaign (www.WearOrange.org) by declaring June 2nd to be National Gun Violence Awareness Day in the City of Muncie to honor and remember all victims and survivors of gun violence and to declare that we as a country must do more to reduce gun violence. The proclamation encourages all citizens to support their local…


Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler Presents 2016 State of the City Address

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The Honorable Mayor Dennis Tyler presented his State of the City Address Wednesday afternoon at the Horizon Convention Center. Sponsored by The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with The City of Muncie, Mayor Tyler highlighted the municipal achievements of his first term, shared accomplishments from 2015 and revealed his vision for future projects, partnerships and programs. The Muncie Journal live-streamed the presentation in real-time to the Muncie Journal Facebook page. Mayor Tyler highlighted the Muncie…


Meet 6th District Congressional Candidate Danny Basham

By: Danny Basham— I’m Danny Basham and I’m running for Congress in the 6th District. I am a Scott County resident, am 46 years old, and a Democrat. I have served in local government for 21 years and I am currently the Lexington Trustee. I formally worked in Emergency Medical Services as a Licensed Paramedic for 23 years in Madison and was a 26 year member of the Fire Department. I believe in 12-year term limits for house and senate seats, raising the minimum…


Low Interest Disaster Loans Available to Residents Following Severe Weather

By: Delaware County Indiana Emergency Management Agency— Governor Mike Pence received word that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made available low-interest disaster loans for those who suffered flood damage in 27 counties. “June and July were difficult months for many Hoosier families and businesses,” said Governor Mike Pence. “These low-interest loans are important to help those who have suffered damage to homes, possessions, work buildings and other assets.” Residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations in the following counties are eligible…


Mayor Dennis Tyler Update on What’s Happening in Muncie

Mayor Dennis Tyler stops by WLBC once a month to talk about the City of Muncie with Steve Lindell. This morning, Mayor Tyler discussed: Hearts and Hands United, Hometown Hero’s, Tuhey Pool schedule, Chicago Cubs win, new BSU Football posters at McDonalds, Paint the Town Red at Canan Commons, BSU Football Coach Pete Lembo and giving back to the community, a hotel update and more. Click below to listen.