Corner of University Ave and Tillotson Ave. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Neighborhood Association Negotiates Compromise on Tillotson Substation

By Erin Moore— Indiana Michigan Power and American Electric Power (IMP/AEP) has begun construction on a new substation on Tillotson Avenue between Riverside Avenue and University Avenue. The final design, approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, reflects years and hundreds of hours of negotiations between the Kenmore Neighborhood Association…

The Magic City Music Men bring home the bacon! Photo provided.

Magic City Music Men Win District Champion Award

By: Scott Trout— The Magic City Music Men is the Muncie, Indiana chapter of The Barbershop Harmony Society. They provide family friendly entertainment for public events, private parties, hospitals, care facilities, and corporate gatherings. The Magic City Music Men encourage singing as a lifelong pastime. They believe  better learning can be accomplished through their…

Planning committee for 3v3 basketball tournament

BSU Graduate Students to Host 3v3 Basketball Tournament

By: Tori Widrick— The Ball State Sport Administration Graduate Program is striving to foster a relationship with the Ross Community Center in Muncie that will ultimately benefit Ball State students and the Muncie community through an entertaining 3v3 Basketball Tournament. MUNCIE, IN – April 24, 2016 – The Sport Facilities and…

Unit Director, Antonio Benford, coaches kids during Spring Break basketball camp. Photo provided.

Boys and Girls Club of Muncie Invites Community to Take Tour

By: Micah Maxwell— The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie is joining Boys & Girls Clubs across the country for the annual celebration of National Boys & Girls Club Week, March 28th – April 1st 2016. On Thursday, March 31, 2016 Boys & Girls Club of Muncie will open its…

The bison will reside in Gearbox until its permanent installation in Tuhey Park. Photo provided.

Delaware County’s Bison-tennial Public Art Project Begins

Muncie, IN —In the spirit of Living United in celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial, the Indiana Association of United Ways is partnering with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission to bring the Bison-tennial Public Art Project to participating Indiana communities. United Way of Delaware County, in partnership with the Muncie Arts & Culture…

Centering Pregnancy® Program. Photo Provided

Open Door Health Services Receives March of Dimes Grant

Muncie, IN – Open Door Health Services (ODHS) received a grant from The March of Dimes, Indiana Chapter in January 2016 to provide training and operational support for a Centering Pregnancy® program that will begin at ODHS in May. The Centering Pregnancy® program is an evidence-based model of care that…

A CASA volunteer and a child in court. Photo provided.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

By: Ashley Soldaat—  Join Delaware County CASA’s commitment to helping victims of child abuse and neglect heal, and making sure all children feel safe and loved. Anytime a child is abused or neglected, it’s a tragedy – one that all too often scars victims for a lifetime. The latest statistics from…

Gracie, a 10-week old Shih Tzu/Dachshund Mix.

$8,000 Donated in Four Days for ARF Rescue Dog ‘Gracie’ UPDATED

By: Dee McKinsey— Muncie, IN—Tiny Gracie, an ARF rescue, is going to get her heart operation, thanks to the generosity of Hoosiers and the support of the news media. Gracie, a 10-week old Shih Tzu/Dachshund Mix with a heart murmur, sees a Purdue veterinarian cardiologist at 10 a.m. on Tuesday….

Members of the Islamic Center of Muncie, Mayor Tyler and his wife, and other community leaders gather on March 12th, 2016. Photo by: Bibi Bahrami

Celebration of Diversity Day at the Islamic Center was a Great Success

By: Jason Donati— Muncie, IN—The Islamic Center of Muncie partnered with R.A.C.E. Muncie to host a ‘Celebration of Diversity’ meet and greet at the Islamic Center on Saturday, March 12th. The celebration followed a recent resolution unanimously passed by Muncie City Council to promote religious freedom and respect for all…

Prairie Creek Reservoir. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Foundations Bring Grantees Together to Share Lessons Learned, Visit Prairie Creek

MUNCIE—Two Muncie-based family foundations are hosting a summit this week that will bring together grantees focused on the environment, outdoor education, and outdoor recreation. Ball Brothers Foundation is the lead host of the summit which will introduce Muncie area grantees to like-minded organizations from the Leelenau area of northern Michigan…

Michael Wolfe, Chief Technology Officer, Ontario Systems and President of Sustainable Muncie. Photo provided.

Michael Wolfe Turns to “Makers” To Enhance Downtown Culture

By: Shawn Rogers for the Muncie Journal— “Makers, and the art of making – whether we’re talking about art, science, manufacturing – are in Muncie’s DNA.” It’s obvious that Michael Wolfe, Chief Technology Officer for Muncie’s largest technology firm, is enthusiastic about invention. From his office at Ontario Systems headquarters,…

Reading Club volunteers Ben and Karen Howells engage students during Reading Club at Longfellow Elementary School. On average, Reading Club volunteers give 60 hours of their time helping students during a school year. Photo provided.

Muncie-Delaware County Honored as a Pacesetter for Early Literacy Work

Muncie, IN– Our community has been honored as a Pacesetter by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for making measurable progress on eliminating barriers faced by children from low-income families on the path to becoming proficient readers. “Pacesetter Honors are among the highest awards presented by the Campaign,” said Ralph Smith,…

Anderson-Muncie Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Photo provided.

Donate Wigs and Celebrate Cancer Survivorship This Saturday

By: Dr. Terry Whitt Bailey— The Anderson-Muncie Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (a Public Service Organization) invites the community-at-large to a free event to Celebrate Cancer Survivorship, this Saturday, March 12, 2016, 12:00-2:00 pm at Union Missionary Baptist Church (A.L. Dew Memorial Chapel), 1103 N. Macedonia, Muncie, IN….

Photo courtesy of: Kyla Bartle

Muncie Fundraiser Draws Crowd to Fight Hunger

By: Karen McTague— The chill in the air made for a great day for a bowl of soup at the first annual Delaware County Fill-A-Bowl fundraiser for the Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB). Nearly 200 people gathered at the Second Harvest office and warehouse to share a meal and learn…

Photo courtesy of: Minnestrista Heritage Collection

IHS Exhibit Explores Impact of Ball Brothers Canning History

By: Rachel Hill Ponko—  The old-fashioned art of canning and preserving foods is enjoying new popularity, and a new Indiana Historical Society (IHS) exhibition is taking guests back to its Hoosier beginnings. The newest Indiana Experience offering, You Are There 1948: Communities Can!, explores the impact the Ball Brothers Company from Muncie, Ind., had…