Government

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

By: Rebecca Bruce, Attorney— Muncie, IN—On Friday, November 16, 2018, a total of 22 children and their forever families were brought together to have their adoptions finalized at the Delaware County Justice Center as part of National Adoption Day.  Eighteen families left the event with smiles on their faces, stuffed animals in the arms of children, and hearts filled to overflowing with thankfulness and joy. The hearings started at 1 p.m. in the Honorable John M. Feick’s courtroom and ended just…

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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…


Meet Shannon Henry, Incumbent Candidate for Delaware County Commissioner District #3

By: Shannon Henry— When I became your County Commissioner four years ago I vowed that I would be a commissioner who works for you. That hasn’t changed. It has always been my priority to make good decisions based on the best solutions for the residents of this great county. Public service is my passion, I take it very seriously. I’ve been serving the citizens of Delaware County for the past 33 years. At the early age of 18 I began…


City Of Muncie Updates Video System To Better Communicate With The Public

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Recently, the City of Muncie upgraded their video system equipment and brought it into the 21st century, in an effort to communicate more effectively with the public and make government meetings more transparent. You’re probably familiar with the Greek philosopher quote, “the only thing constant in life is change,” but there’s seemingly nothing that changes as quickly as technology—and specifically new media technology. Video streaming and particularly live video streaming is a newer technology that has made its way into our…


Yorktown Native Serves with U.S. Navy Helicopter Squadron in San Diego

By: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Wyscaver, Navy Office of Community Outreach— San Diego, CA – A 2009 Yorktown High School graduate and Yorktown, Indiana, native is serving in the U.S. Navy with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 8 at Naval Station North Island in Coronado, California. Lt. Andrew Drummond is a Navy pilot serving with the command, a versatile squadron that’s capable of completing a number of important missions for the Navy with the MH-60S “Knighthawk” helicopter. A Navy…


Yorktown Breaks Ground For New Town Hall

By: Danielle Brewer & Mike Rhodes— Yorktown, IN—The town of Yorktown marked the launch of its downtown redevelopment initiative this morning with the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Yorktown Town Hall construction project at 9312 W. Smith Street. Rich Lee, Town Council President; Matt Anderson, President of the Yorktown Redevelopment Commission;  and Pete Olson, Yorktown Town Manager gave remarks. The Yorktown Redevelopment Commission and Town Council are excited to move forward with the expansion and enrichment of downtown Yorktown. The representatives of Yorktown’s municipality…


Photo Gallery: 2018 City of Muncie Policeman’s Ball

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, Indiana—The 2018 City of Muncie Policeman’s Ball was held September 29th at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The event was a benefit for the Domestic Violence Unit of the Muncie Police Department. In 2017, the Muncie Police Department responded to 2,520 domestic violence calls. The department defines domestic violence as “a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner, to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.” The Muncie…


USS Indiana Commissioned Today

By: Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic Public Affairs— NORFOLK – The Navy’s newest fast-attack submarine, USS Indiana (SSN 789), was commissioned at the Navy Port at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Port Canaveral, Fla., Sept. 29, 2018. It will be the sixteenth Virginia-class submarine to join the fleet. Indiana is the third U.S. Navy ship, and first submarine, to be commissioned bearing the name “Indiana.” Mrs. Diane Donald, wife of retired Admiral Kirkland H. Donald, is the ship’s sponsor. Designed…


Governor Eric Holcomb Announces ‘Next Level Connections’ Program

By: Rachel Hoffmeyer— Martinsville, Indiana– Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced his infrastructure agenda plan for 2019, including a new $1 billion investment in infrastructure projects. The Next Level Connections program will expand broadband services in rural Indiana, grow the state’s systems of trails, create more nonstop international flights, and move up the completion of major highway projects. The state also will continue to pursue building a new fourth water port at Lawrenceburg and expansion of rail projects in northwest Indiana….


U.S. Senator Todd Young Presents to Chamber Members and Guests

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—On Thursday, August 9th, 80 members of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and their guests listened to remarks by U.S. Senator Todd Young during a luncheon at the Horizon Convention Center. Senator Young represents the State of Indiana. He currently serves on the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions; Commerce, Science & Transportation; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Previously, in the House, he served on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Budget…