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Ball Brothers Foundation Announces Funding to Initiate ‘Unprecedented’ Endowments for Muncie Community Schools

By: Melissa Jones— Muncie, IN — In October, Ball Brothers Foundation’s Board of Directors approved grants to start two endowments for the Director of Public Education/CEO position at Muncie Community Schools (MCS). The endowment funds are part of the foundation’s final round of grants for 2019, which total over $5.2 million. The endowments are intended to benefit MCS “far into the future,” the foundation said. While endowed positions are common at the university level, it’s less common for K–12 public…

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BSU Women’s Club Invites You To a November 21st ‘Spaghetti and Trivia’ Fundraiser for Scholarships

By: Victoria Meldrum, BSU Women’s Club Communications Chair—  Muncie, IN— Good food and friendly competition will be plentiful at the BSU Women’s Club fundraiser for non-traditional student scholarships, to be held Thursday, November 21 at the Knights of Columbus (3600 W. Purdue Ave.). The evening starts with a spaghetti dinner at 6 PM, complete with marinara or meat sauce, salad, breadsticks, refreshments, and a choice of homemade desserts. A cash bar will also be available at this adults-only event. The trivia…


Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie Receives League of E.A.G.L.E.S Award

By: Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie is grateful to have accepted the League of E.A.G.L.E.S award for the Boys & Girls Club Midwest region at ceremonies recently held in Chicago, IL. The Muncie Club won the award for the second year in a row. In order to receive the League of E.A.G.L.E.S Award, the organization must have at least 95% engagement by the Board of Directors. This engagement can come in many forms including attendance, donation…


United Way Embracing Bold Initiatives, Making A Difference

By: Liz Ludwick— Muncie, IN—Were it not for my role this year as co-chair of the 2019 Campaign for the United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties, I wouldn’t have had a peak behind the curtains of the United Way organizations—into their gymnasiums and offices, where the real work happens. WaTasha Barnes Griffin is Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA of Central Indiana, but her community presence goes far beyond the brick walls of her Charles Street building. There is…


Matt Howell Named ‘Rotarian Of The Year’ in Rotary International District 6560

By: Tom Farris— Muncie, IN – Matt Howell, member of the Muncie Rotary Club, was named Rotarian of the 2018-19 year in Rotary International District 6560. According to Dale Basham, 6560 District Governor for 2018-19, “Matt received the award for his service in Rotary brand and public relations efforts by developing the district website and utilizing social media platforms by documenting in photos and words the many District activities, events, programs and projects throughout the year – letting people know…


Red-tail Land Conservancy Celebrates 20 Years Of Conservation With Upcoming Program

By: Julie Borgmann— Muncie, IN—Join us as we celebrate 20 years of conservation in east-central Indiana on Sunday, November 17, 2-4 pm at Minnetrista. (The site of the first meeting 20 years ago.)  See what has been protected and help us map out our next 20 years of land conservation. Meet Steven Higgs, author of The Guide to Natural Areas of Southern Indiana, and The Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana.  Steven will share his perspectives from exploring Indiana’s wild places and will…


Destiny Christian Center Adds Third Childcare Center

By: Bishop Keith O’Neal, M.Div.— Muncie, IN—Destiny Christian Academy, one of Muncie’s few multisite childcare centers, has acquired Kidz Korner to become the organization’s third location in Delaware County. Kidz Korner, 700 N Jefferson St. Muncie, IN 47305, was previously affiliated with Christ Temple Global Ministries. The childcare center has taken on the name “Destiny Christian Academy–Central” and hosted a Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting event on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, that celebrated the new addition. The ribbon cutting with the Chamber of…


Exchange Club of Muncie Awards $12,000 to Local Organizations

By: Dave “Mac” McGalliard— Muncie, IN—“Flags of Honor” occurs every September 4 until Patriot’s Day, September 11. The event is dedicated to those who live patriotic lives, both military and civilian. A special section is dedicated to those firemen and police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our community. This year, a section of the Field of Honor displayed the twenty-seven historic American Flags marking our growth as a nation. Plaques displaying the Presidents, years of statehood, and which states…


Feed My Sheep Collecting Food Through November 26th

By:  Jeannine Lee Lake, Feed My Sheep Chair— Muncie, IN—Feed My Sheep is happy to announce that plans are underway for the 24th annual Thanksgiving Community Outreach Dinner, which includes free hot meals and groceries to needy families. Last year, we served 1,500 four-course holiday meals and distributed 750 bags of groceries to less-fortunate families. Feed My Sheep was started in 1995 by former Muncie residents George and Teresa Huggins, who retired after decades as educators in Muncie Community Schools. The…


Beata’s Prophetic Visions and Lenape Insurrection Along the White River

By: Jeannine Harrold, Historian, Paul Revere Chapter DAR— Muncie, IN—November is Native American Heritage Month and to pay tribute to the rich traditions and ancestry of the region, The Paul Revere Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Muncie, the Delaware County Historical Society, and Minnetrista are sponsoring a special program at Minnetrista, Saturday, November 9, 10:00 am-11:30 am. Chris Flook, Ball State University Associate Lecturer of Telecommunications and author of Native Americans of East Central Indiana, will present one…