Government

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…


Mayor Dennis Tyler Appoints Joe Winkle as Police Chief for the City of Muncie

MUNCIE, IN – Mayor Dennis Tyler announced the appointment of Joe Winkle as Police Chief for the City of Muncie in a news conference held Friday November 18, 2016. The appointment will take effect upon Joe’s official resignation as current director for the Emergency Communications Center/911 and his appointment of a new director. Until that time, Deputy Police Chief, Mark Vollmar, will oversee day to day operations. Joe is a 34 year police veteran and served as Police Chief from…


2016 Election Results

By: The Woof Boom Radio News Team— It’s being called the biggest upset in an American Presidential election in recent history. Indiana and the nation selected Republican Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence won 276 electoral votes over Hillary Clinton in a win that shocked both Democrats and some Republicans. Calling his win “our victory,” Trump declared, “Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division.” Voter turnout…


2016 Election Visualizations

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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…