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Living Proof Reenactment Set for April 5th and 6th

By: Bruce Qualls— As we head into this season of school parties, proms and graduations, I devote myself to a project that is near and dear to me: “Living Proof.” I chair this event because if I can save at least one Delaware County youth from being in a drunk…


The Delaware County Pride Team performs in the lobby of IU Health, Ball Memorial Hospital. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Delaware County Prevention Council Spring Programs

By: Dee McKinsey— Too Good for Drugs (TGFD). A school-based, evidence-based prevention program. DCPC is offering the program especially geared for grade school levels three – eight. TGFD focuses on developing personal and interpersonal skills to resist peer pressures, goal setting, decision making, bonding with others, have respect for self…



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Meet Whitely Community Council’s New Executive Director

By: Rebecca Parker— Muncie, IN— Whitely Community Council (WCC) will welcome its first Executive Director, Ken Hudson, in April. After a long and successful managerial career in the for-profit world, Hudson is looking forward to a new challenge and is ready to learn more about the nonprofit world and the…


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YMCA of Muncie Raises $270,000 to Support Community Needs

By: Kristen McConnell— Muncie, IN—The YMCA of Muncie held its Annual Campaign’s Victory Celebration, announcing the goal of $260,000 was exceeded. A team of 140 volunteers and staff solicited over 700 donations from community members and corporations. Co-chairs Melanie Howe and Dan Wolfert led the celebration that not only recognized…


ecoREHAB Executive Director Craig Graybeal introduces Ball State students to Muncie native, Norma Ruttan, who purchased the nonprofit’s latest rehabilitated home. The students—a mix of public relations, marketing, and advertising majors—are helping ecoREHAB increase the impact of its neighborhood revitalization efforts. Photo provided.

ecoREHAB Builds Community, One House at a Time

By: Shannon Greeley— Retired school teacher Norma Ruttan thought she might never leave her mobile home. But in January, the Muncie native moved into her “dream house” doors down from her son in the Thomas Park/Avondale neighborhood. Her inviting, energy-efficient home had been a vacant, dangerous eyesore. In January 2014,…



A scene from the Harvest Soup Kitchen's “Summer Fun Fest” held last year. File photo.

Harvest Soup Kitchen Annual Dinner & Auction Saturday, March 25th

By: Matt Howell— Join us for a delicious meal with friends in support of the Harvest Soup Kitchen. The Harvest Soup Kitchen will have their Annual Dinner and Live Fundraising Auction on Saturday, March 25th from 6-9pm at the Knights of Columbus in Muncie. The evening will include: Live Cake Auction Live Art…


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Love Where You Live: An Evening with Peter Kageyama

By: Erin Moore— Muncie, IN—Several organizations in Muncie are working together to host a city-wide presentation on March 15 by Peter Kageyama, an internationally known author and speaker on grassroots engagement and community revitalization. Peter’s books, For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places and the…


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The Exchange Club of Muncie Turns 96

By: David “Mac” McGalliard— For ninety-six years, the Exchange Club of Muncie has served the Muncie, Delaware County area with time and money dedicated to American patriotism, building our community, supporting services for children, and preventing child abuse. Since March 7th 1921, Muncie’s Exchange Club has been dedicated to our community and…


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ScoutMuncie Survey Shows Property Conditions Online

Muncie, IN—The City of Muncie Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation Commission and Delaware County Historical Society recently completed an exhaustive survey of all 30,000 properties in Muncie. ScoutMuncie surveyed every building and lot in Muncie city limits in order to gather current information that will help the community make informed decisions…



“Frankie” is a 21 month old Black Labrador, fully trained by Support Dogs Inc. of St. Louis Missouri. Photo by: Ashley Soldaat

Courthouse Facility Dog Joins Staff of Delaware County CASA Program

By: Ashley Soldaat— On Monday, February 13th, 2017, the Delaware County CASA Office brought their new Courthouse facility dog to the CASA office for the first time. The Courthouse Dog Program uses trained facility dogs to aid children involved with the legal system in reducing their stress and anxiety as…


Douglas L. White of First Merchants Trust Company was one of the recipients of a VIVA Award in 2015. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

2017 VIVA Award Nominations Now Open

By: Tom Farris— Muncie, IN – Sara Shade, Committee Chair for the 2017 VIVA Awards announced that nominations for 2017 awards will be accepted until March 17th.  The VIVA Award was created in 1993 as a gift to the community by the Muncie Rotary Club to recognize Delaware County’s proud…


Applications for 2017 David Sursa Leadership Award Now Available

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the annual David Sursa Leadership Award.  The award rewards, recognizes and encourages extraordinary leadership by a nonprofit board member in Delaware County. Standing behind the belief that every community benefits from…