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Kiwanis Club of Muncie Elects New Officers and Announces Fundraising Efforts

By Susan Fisher, Kiwanis Club of Muncie— MUNCIE, IN—The Kiwanis Club of Muncie recently elected and inducted new officers for the 2022-2023 year and discussed fundraising efforts for the club. Ed Armantrout, President of the Yorktown Kiwanis Club and a District Lt. Governor of Kiwanis, assisted with the pinning ceremony. Officers for the coming year include: Paul Zedekar, Immediate Past President; Cornelius Dollison, President; David Dixon, President-Elect; Matt Harkin, Treasurer; and Susan Fisher, Secretary. Additionally, several members were elected to the…

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Ball Brothers Foundation Awards Over $5 Million in Funding for 39 Projects

By Melissa Narlock— MUNCIE, IN — Ball Brothers Foundation approved over $5 million in funding for 39 projects during its second round of grantmaking in 2022. The grants included funding to support efforts that further bolster school counseling programs and expand outdoor learning throughout schools in the heart of Muncie. During its fall grant round, Ball Brothers Foundation awarded funding to educational organizations including: Project Leadership: $15,000 to support continuation of the Delaware County Comprehensive Counseling Coalition. Burris Laboratory School…


Madjax Accepting Applications for Makers and Educators in Residence

By Kyra Zylstra, Director of Initiatives and Partnerships, Madjax Maker Force— MUNCIE, IN—What are you passionately curious about? What skills or designs would you like to share? Join the Madjax team in creating new opportunities for curiosity, connection, and purpose. Madjax is currently accepting applications for the 2023 Maker Cohorts including Makers in Residence, Educator Makers in Residence and Fab Lab Fellows. These year-long fellowships provide the opportunity for makers, artists, students, and educators to contribute to the Madjax Maker…


Feed My Sheep Celebrates 27th Anniversary, Needs Donations

By Jeannine Lee Lake— MUNCIE, IN—I am one of those people who absolutely loves Muncie. I love living here, I love the people here, I love Ball State University where I graduated and I think we might have the market cornered on the “love your neighbor” thing. I love Muncie because we truly are “Middletown” still in 2022, a wonderful melting pot of tough blue-collar workers, educated professionals, and tons of sub-cultures, races and ethnicities in between. I think what…


The Community Foundation to Relocate Effective December 5th

By Kallie Sulanke— MUNCIE, IN – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County will have a new address beginning later this month. The Foundation offices will move from their home in the Muncie Power Products building to a building acquired earlier this year located at 302 E. Jackson St. “Our new building gives us space to welcome donors, volunteers, nonprofit partners, and others to the table,” said Marcy Minton, presidentand CEO of The Community Foundation. “We look forward to…


Facing Aging Will Unveil Latest Collection of Stories on November 12th

By Molly Flodder— MUNCIE, IN—In 2012, a Muncie woman who had shared a story about living in poverty sat in a darkened auditorium hearing the story written about her being read.  Although she was very familiar with the story, she realized how the storyteller had captured her emotion, frustration and desperation in a way that was mesmerizing members of the audience who were listening.  They were facing her poverty as she faced it every day and as the storyteller had…


WIBU Announces Finalists for Leadership Awards

By Jessica Shrout, Board of Directors, WIBU— MUNCIE, IN—Women In Business Unlimited, WIBU, has announced finalists in three categories for the 2022 ATHENALeadership Awards. Nominees for the ATHENA Leadership Award include Allison Robbins, Brenda Williamson, Dr. Melissa Gentry, Jennifer Gibson, Katie Lehman, Kourtney McCauliff, Krista Wise, Dr. Lee AnnKwiatkowski, Ren’a Wagner, and Traci Lutton. Nominees for the ATHENA Young Professional include Dr. Jean Marie Place, Brittany Pickett, Dr. Dominyse Carey, Jessica Rosales, and Kylee Eller. Shafer Leadership Academy is the recipient for…


Katie Lehman Named Indiana Youth Institute’s 2022 D. Susan Wisely Youth Worker of the Year

By Ashley Haynes, Indiana Youth Institute— INDIANAPOLIS, IN  – Katie Lehman, Ready Readers Supervisor at the Muncie Public Library, has been awarded the 2022 D. Susan Wisely Youth Worker of the Year Award by Indiana Youth Institute (IYI). Lehman has served as the Ready Readers Supervisor for Muncie Public Library (MPL) since 2016, when she developed the free, one-to-one literacy program. “I am humbled to receive the IYI’s 2022 D. Susan Wisely Youth Worker of the Year Award,” said Lehman….


Registration for the EMPOWER Program Now Open 

By Arrick Garringer— MUNCIE, IN—Shafer Leadership Academy invites young professionals to invest in their success during an interactive virtual program to equip them with the skills, confidence, and connections to maximize their potential. Space is limited to 20 individuals, and the application deadline is Monday, Dec. 12. EMPOWER: Career Investment for Young Professionals involves 75-minute sessions each Wednesday for 10 weeks, from January 11-March 15, 2023. SLA Executive Director Mitch Isaacs said participants will focus on five key area of…


Muncie Dam Altered for Fish and Kayaking

By Phil Tevis, David Heilman, and Toria Callow— DELAWARE COUNTY, IN—The Delaware County Soil and Water Conversation District received grant funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Ed and Virginia Ball Foundation to modify the water intake dam at the Indiana American Water Company filtration facility located on Burlington Avenue in Muncie. “The Muncie dams have been identified in many studies since the 1990’s as an opportunity to make these types of…