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“Living Proof “Crash Reenactment To Be Held April 4th and 5th

 By: Hayley Williams, Delaware County Prevention Council—  Muncie, IN—The annual “Living Proof “ crash reenactment is Wednesday, April 4th and Thursday, April 5th from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Muncie Central High School. Tours are every 10 minutes with the last tour at 8 p.m. This event is open to the…


The Pinwheel is the symbol for Prevent Child Abuse America. Photo by: Matt Howell

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

By: Prevent Child Abuse Council of Delaware County— Muncie, IN—April is Child Abuse Awareness month, a time to recognize that we can each play a part in promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of children and families of our community.  After all, child abuse and neglect is 100% preventable. Every year…




V!VA Winners from the 2017 awards presentation held at the Horizon Convention Center. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

2018 VIVA Reservations Now Open

By: Terry Whitt Bailey, Chair, VIVA Committee— Muncie, IN – The Muncie Rotary Club, Muncie Sunrise Rotary Club and United Way of Delaware County would like to announce that reservations for the annual VIVA Awards, celebrating Very Important Volunteers, are now open. This year’s winners include: Dale Basham—Lifetime Achievement Oren Birt Bob…


Donna Munchel. Photo provided.

Ball Brothers Foundation Appoints Donna Munchel As Program Officer

By: Jud Fisher— Muncie, IN—Ball Brothers Foundation has expanded its programming staff and appointed Donna Munchel to the dual position of program officer and grants manager. Effective immediately, Munchel joins colleagues Jenna Wachtmann and senior program officer Rich Spisak in managing all facets of BBF’s grant-making process. This includes researching…


“Brotherhood In Song”, a joint concert featuring the Ball Sate University Statesmen, Magic City Music Men, and Playlist Quartet.  The concert will be at 7:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 West Riverside Avenue, Muncie and is free. Photo provided.

Free ‘Brotherhood In Song’ Concert To Be Held On March 17th

By: Scott Trout— Muncie, IN—Do you need an out-of-the-ordinary way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day?  Then consider joining with the music community for “Brotherhood In Song”, a joint concert featuring the Ball Sate University Statesmen, Magic City Music Men, and Playlist Quartet.  The concert will be at 7:30 PM at…


Pictured L-R: City Councilman Julius Anderson, Emma Price, Marilyn Carey and Mayor Dennis Tyler. Photo provided.

Emma Price and Marilyn Carey Honored at City Community Forum

By: Terry Whitt Bailey— Muncie, IN—Recognizing the end of Black History Month and the beginning of Women’s History Month, Mayor Dennis Tyler and City Council Member Julius Anderson (District 6) honored Emma Price and Marilyn Carey at the city’s community forum last week. This was the sixth year that Councilman…


2018 WIPB-TV Spelling Bee Champion is interviewed by host Michelle Kinsey during the awards ceremony. Andrew Toney and Samori McKell-Jeffers stand by, holding their first runner-up and second runner-up trophies, respectively. Photo provided.

Burris Student Wins Third WIPB-TV Spelling Bee

By: Michelle Kinsey, Community Engagement Coordinator, WIPB-TV— Muncie, IN—After 40 rounds, Burris Laboratory School fifth-grader Alesya Rathinasamy was named the champion Saturday of the third WIPB-TV Spelling Bee. Nearly 60 school champions from Delaware, Jay, Blackford, Randolph, Madison and Henry counties competed this year in Sursa Performance Hall, on the campus of…


PhyXTGears team members work on parts for the team's robot during build season. Photo provided.

‘Quartermania’ To Benefit Local Robotics Team

By: Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, IN— Quartermania is coming to Muncie! (If you are wondering what Quartermania is, don’t worry, we’ll get to that in a moment.) This fun evening of bidding for an awesome array of prizes, all benefitting local robotics team PhyXTGears, is set for 5:30 p.m. March 16…



Drug and alcohol addiction resource group will offer help and assistance this weekend. Photo by: graphic stock

Muncie Event to Promote Drug Recovery on March 10

By: Laurie Lunsford— Muncie, IN—“Connecting the Links” is coming to Muncie on Saturday, March 10th 10AM to 2 PM at the Garden at Gethsemane, 1201 W. McGalliard Rd. in Muncie.  “Connecting the Links” supports the ongoing mission to help our precious family members and friends get help for drug and…


(L-R) Gale Workman, Terri Panszi and Jody Leddy in ARF’s Thrift Store. Photo by: John Carlson

ARF’s Store a Great Deal

By: John Carlson— Muncie, IN—For 42 years, under nine consecutive mayors, Gale Workman ran the Muncie Animal Shelter, decades when its necessary but heart-rending mission didn’t normally inspire soft, fuzzy feelings. What a change the last 19 years have made for him. “We are blessed to have an organization like…


Haley Blanchard of Delta Middle School 1st place entry in 6th-8th grade category.

Young Artist Exhibition Results Announced

By: Jessie Fisher— Muncie, IN—The 2nd annual Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union Young Artist Exhibition, took place March 1. The show included just under 200 pieces of 2D and 3D artwork created by Delaware County students in kindergarten through twelfth grades. 14 area schools, multiple…


The winner of the 2017 WIPB Spelling Bee was Caleb Roberts (center), of Heritage Hall Christian School. First runner-up was Ria Agarwal of Yorktown Middle School and second runner-up was Alesya Rathinasamy of Burris Laboratory School. Caleb Roberts, the winner of the 2017 WIPB Spelling Bee, is pictured as he approaches the microphone to spell his first word of the competition. Photo provided

2018 WIPB Spelling Bee Biggest Yet

By: Michelle Kinsey, Community Engagement Coordinator, WIPB-TV— Muncie, IN – More than 60 spellers will compete in the third WIPB Spelling Bee, set for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 10, in Sursa Performance Hall, on the campus of Ball State University. WIPB will be broadcasting the regional bee LIVE as well as…