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Dramatic Play to Be Presented at Grace Baptist Church

By: Greg Zirkle— Overshadowed Theatrical Productions (Medinah, Illinois) will be presenting “The Hiding Place” this Sunday, February 21, at 6:00pm at Grace Baptist Church in Muncie.  “The Hiding Place” is a dramatic play based on the bestselling memoir of Corrie ten Boom about the sheltering of Jews in Nazi Germany. Cornelia…


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Shafer Leadership Academy Names Officers, Welcomes New Members

By: Mitch Isaacs— MUNCIE, Ind. —Shafer Leadership Academy, East Central Indiana’s nonprofit leadership development institute, is pleased to announce officers as well as new and returning members to its board of directors. These community leaders volunteer their time and expertise to provide the academy with policy direction and oversight. The…


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Delaware County Nonprofits Receive $617,750 From Community Foundation

By: Eunice Whitlock— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. is awarding $617,750 to 17 nonprofit organizations during the first Quarterly Competitive Grant Cycle of 2016. The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation…



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ARF to Hold Valentine Adoption Event at PetSmart®

By: Dee McKinsey— (Muncie) – ARF (Animal Rescue Fund) will hold an adoption event at PetSmart®, 3450 N Morrison Rd, Muncie, during the Valentine Weekend. Several ARF rescued cats and dogs will be available to PetSmart® during the three-day event, Feb. 12, 13 and 14. ARF will have a “Kissing…


Volunteers are pictured giving away cleaning supplies for families in need. Photo by: Rebekah Gaillard

Whitely Community Council Introduces Improvement Initiatives

By: Isaac Reynoso— MUNCIE, Ind. – At the Whitely Community Council monthly meeting on Monday, goal committees introduced several exciting new initiatives for the Whitely neighborhood. Perhaps the most ambitious initiative is the “Year of Color” campaign introduced by Richard Ivy, co-chair of the Beautification committee. This project aims to extend…


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Project Leadership’s Ice League Kicks Off With Draft Day

By: Brenda Morehead— MUNCIE — The 2016 season of Project Leadership’s ICE League launched Saturday with a Draft Day for more than 100 middle school student athletes at Muncie Central High School. The day featured students taking part in skill drills showcasing their basketball talents, as well as motivational speeches…


Magic City Music Men members Joe Bourne, Scott Trout, Joe Howard, and Charles Harris performing a "Singing Valentine" for a lucky recipient. Photo provided

Magic City Music Men Offer “Singing Valentines”

By: Mike Rhodes— Valentine’s Day is coming up, and if you’re like many people, you’re probably looking for something new and different to give to your sweetie. Or significant other.  Or maybe there’s a client or business you’d like to do something nice for as a way of saying “thank you” during Valentine’s…


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Ice League Draft Day Kicks Off 2016 Season on Saturday

By: Sue Godfrey— The 2016 season of Project Leadership’s ICE League will officially get underway Saturday with a Draft Day for middle school athletes at Muncie Central High School. The Inner City Educational (ICE) League, in its second season, is an innovative initiative that motivates participants to be strong student…




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Discover Digital Climbers at MPL Connection Corner

By: Rebecca Parker— Kids and teens ages 8 and up are invited to a Digital Climbers launch party at Muncie Public Library’s Connection Corner this Wednesday, January 27 at 3pm. Kids will find out how they can earn badges and points as they become more skilled in STEM (science, technology,…


Delta Middle School students adopt ARF. Photo provided.

Delta Middle School Students Adopt ARF as 2016 Outreach Recipient

By: Dee McKinsey— Approximately 155 students in Delta Middle School’s eight grade have been collecting supplies for ARF (Animal Rescue Fund), Muncie’s no-kill animal shelter, since they returned from winter break. Christopher Overholt, eighth grade social studies teacher, says that his pupils picked ARF after two rounds of voting. The…


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Ice League to Focus on Grades AND Basketball Skills

By: Sue Godfrey— An innovative basketball league that leverages students’ love of sports while promoting stellar academics will kick off its 2016 season with a Draft Day on Feb. 6 at Muncie Central High School. The Inner City Educational (ICE) League motivates participants to be strong student athletes as they…


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MSO Announces the 2016 Young Artist Competition Winners

By: Tracy Dishman— Middle and high school musicians from across the state competed for top prizes during Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition 2016, on Saturday, Jan. 9, at Sursa Performance Hall on the Ball State University campus. The MSO Young Artist Competition offers young Indiana musicians the opportunity to…