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Dale Basham

Dale Basham Named Rotary International District 6560 District Governor

By: Charles Jamieson— Muncie, IN—Muncie Rotary has been a dynamic force for good in our community for the past one hundred years. Rotary’s motto, “service above self” has been exemplified by many members over the past century and now one of our own is being elevated to Rotary International District…


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…



Sarah Anderson, a junior studying sculpture, creates a ceramic bowl. Photo provided.

Grab a Handmade Ceramic Bowl Filled With Chili and Help Local Non-Profits

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—Hundreds of handmade ceramic bowls filled with chili will be on sale Tuesday at Ball State University with the proceeds going to the Muncie Mission, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the Soup Kitchen of Muncie. Presented in conjunction with Ball State Dining, the university’s Clay Guild’s…



A young girl learns ballet at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Photo provided.

15 Local Non-Profits Receive $604,570 In Community Foundation Grants

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $604,570 to 15 nonprofit organizations during the first Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2018. The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this…


Brian McKay, vice-president is pictured. Photo provided.

2018 Boys & Girls Clubs Board of Directors Members Announced

By: Brandon Coppernoll— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie has 10 returning board members in 2018, eight new members, including three who migrated from the Roy C. Buley Center when the organizations merged last month, and a four-member executive committee. “One of the remarkable aspects of this organization is…



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

2018 VIVA Awards Nominations Now Open

By: Terry Whitt Bailey, Chair, V!VA Committee— Muncie, IN – The Muncie Rotary Club, Muncie Sunrise Rotary Club and United Way of Delaware County has announced that nominations for the annual V!VA Awards, celebrating Very Important Volunteers, are now open. The V!VA Award was created in 1993 as a gift to…


David Sursa. Photo provided.

Applications For 2018 David Sursa Leadership Award 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 non-profit board member in Delaware County. Standing behind the belief that every community benefits from…


Dr. Beena M. Joseph, Board Certified Pediatrician. Photo provided.

Open Door Health Services Welcomes Beena M. Joseph, MD

By: Katy Maggart— Muncie, IN—Open Door Health Services would like to welcome Dr. Beena M. Joseph, a Board Certified Pediatrician with over 17 years of experience. Dr. Joseph earned her MB.BS. (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) Degree from the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bharathiar University in…