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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…

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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…


Muncie Police Department Introduces “Ride Along” Program for Community Leaders

By: Mike Rhodes— Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a police officer in Muncie? The Muncie Police Department recently introduced a new program that allows community leaders/members to “ride along” with a police officer for a few hours to learn what a Muncie Police Department officer does on patrol. According to MPD Police Chief Joe Winkle, “My son, Patrolman Chase Winkle, brought the idea to my attention and we discussed it with the other officers in…


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 the school corporation budget. Kevin has most recently served as the Assistant Director of Community Development where he was responsible…


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 program to improve Indiana’s roads and bridges. They were joined by members of the Indiana General Assembly, who advanced legislation…


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 Council to provide visiting artists with a temporary residence and gallery exhibition space, as well as facilitate access to studio…


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 retired Adm. Kirkland H. Donald, director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion from 2004 to 2012, is serving as the ship’s sponsor….



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 Boys & Girls Club, but a variety of kids are receiving gifts from MPD. The toys were donated by the…


Muncie Continues Fight Against Blight

By: Dr. Terry Whitt Bailey— Muncie, IN – Muncie officials gathered last week at the site of a blighted property at 1530 East 1st Street, commencing the city’s official launch of Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program (BEP). Statewide, the program has made a total of $75 million in blight elimination funds available to reduce foreclosures through stabilization of residential property values. Last week’s demolition was the beginning of Muncie’s effort to fight blight with these funds, taken from…