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Dale Basham is pictured at the podium making remarks after receiving the Edmund F. Ball Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

2018 VIVA Award Winners Recognized At Horizon Convention Center

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN – The Muncie Rotary Club, Muncie Sunrise Rotary Club and United Way of Delaware County recognized 8 individuals at the 26th annual VIVA Awards luncheon, held on April 17th at the Horizon Convention Center. The VIVA Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated the highest level of…


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Muncie’s Bridge Dinner Scheduled for April 26

By: Erin Moore, Ball State Office of Community Engagement— Muncie, IN – The Muncie Action Plan and twelve other Muncie organizations are hosting Muncie’s second community-wide bridge dinner on Thursday, April 26, 5:30 – 7:30 pm on the Washington Street Bridge. The event will feature expanded food and drink options for purchase,…


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Youth Opportunity Center TRU Harbor Program Receives Prevent Child Abuse Award

By: Richard Crist— Muncie, IN—The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) was honored recently for their commitment to child abuse prevention in East Central Indiana. Dr. Katrina Mallory and Assistant Director, Lindsay Price of YOC’s TRU Harbor program received the Certificate of Appreciation award presented by Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) of Delaware…



Mayor Dennis Tyler is pictured during the proclamation of National Library Week with MPL Director, Akilah Nosakhere (R) and MPL Assistant Director, Beth Kroehler (L) during a brief ceremony this week at City Hall. Photo provided.

Visit Your Local Library During National Library Week

By:  Susan Fisher, Muncie Public Library— Muncie, IN—It’s official! Mayor Dennis Tyler issued a proclamation to announce April 8-14, 2018 as National Library Week and presented the proclamation to MPL Director, Akilah Nosakhere and MPL Assistant Director, Beth Kroehler during a brief ceremony this week at City Hall. Muncie Public…


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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…