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(L-R) Delaina Boyd, Jaime Faulkner, Lalbibi “Bibi” Bahrami. Photo provided.

WIBU Announces ATHENA and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

By: Angie Rogers-Howell, Farmhouse Creative and WIBU President & Catalyst/ATHENA committee member— Muncie, IN—At its annual Catalyst for Empowering Women Symposium and ATHENA Awards Luncheon, Muncie’s Women in Business Unlimited (WIBU) presented three ATHENA Leadership Awards and one WIBU Lifetime Achievement Award. Delaina Boyd, Interim Associate Vice President of Community Engagement…


(L-R) Boys & Girls Club CEO Jeff Newman and Buley Executive Director Qiana Clemens. Photo provided.

Roy C. Buley Center And Boys & Girls Club Announce Merger

By: Juli Metzger, past president, Boys & Girls Club of Muncie— Muncie, IN—After several years of unique collaborative endeavors, and this year shared after-school programming, the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie and the Roy C. Buley Center are merging staffs, curriculum and boards of directors, effective early next year….




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Ball State University To Host Community Arts Expo on Nov 15th

  Muncie, IN – Ball State University will host a Community Arts Expo on Wednesday, November 15 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the newly renovated John R. Emens College-Community Auditorium. The event is in response to the Better Together Initiative. It is free and open to the public and is sponsored…


(L-R) Lori Luther and John Dragoo. Photo provided.

Youth Opportunity Center Announces New Board Members and Officers

By: Richard Crist— Muncie, IN—Muncie, Indiana based Youth Opportunity Center, Inc. recently welcomed John Dragoo and Lori Luther to their board of directors. John Dragoo is a Territory Manager for Flexsteel Furniture. In addition to nearly twenty years in the furniture industry, John has experience as a teacher and coach….


A similar maker space that BBF funded at Purdue Polytechnic’s Anderson facility is pictured. Photo provided.

Ball Brothers Foundation Funds Purdue Polytechnic Institute in Muncie  

By: Jud Fisher— Muncie, IN—A grant totaling $160,000 to Purdue University was among the $3,656,341 in total grants the foundation awarded at its October board meeting. Ball Brothers Foundation approved awards to 17 organizations in its latest round of grants. The Purdue Polytechnic Institute grant will assist local Purdue officials…


Winners of the first MOM Celebrity Spelling Bee, First Merchants Bank, will be back to try to hang on to the traveling trophy. Photo provided

Second annual MOM Celebrity Spelling Bee set for Nov. 9th

By: Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, IN —“Word” has it the MOM Celebrity Spelling Bee is back! Yes, it’s true. The second annual MOM Celebrity Spelling Bee is set for Nov. 9 at Townsend Corporation, 1015 W. Jackson Street. A pre-event reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the spelling will begin at…


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The Muncie Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Pianist Kenny Broberg

By: Morgan Dean— Muncie, IN – The Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s third classical concert of the 2017-2018 season will be performed Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Sursa Performance Hall. “I am excited to welcome Kenny Broberg back to Muncie to share the enormously demanding 3rd Piano Concerto of Sergei…




Jason Newman. Photo provided.

Meet New Boys & Girls Club CEO, Jason Newman on Nov 9th

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie invites you to meet our new CEO Jason Newman at an Open House from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. Remarks will be at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited. Newman, who most recently was at a Boys…


Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay in Delaware County. Jeff Bird carries the torch. Photo by: Sadie Lebo

Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay Wins Statewide Award

By: Rachel Hill Ponko— Indianapolis, IN—A project that touched each of Indiana’s 92 counties is the winner of a statewide award. The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) presented the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) with its 2017 Bicentennial Collaborative Project Award for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. The Torch Relay, modeled…