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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 and decision makers with the City of Muncie, IMP/AEP, and Ball State. The neighborhood association extensively researched and proposed options to influence the substation’s placement and footprint. The association advocated…

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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 involvement with school aged children, and better health can be achieved  through the benefit of music. The Cardinal District of the Barbershop Harmony Society had their District Chorus Competition March…


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 Event Administration class within the Ball State University Sport Administration Graduate program is collaborating with the Ross Community Center to organize a 3v3 basketball tournament that will positively impact both…


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 doors to the community. Visitors can participate in various activities with our young people and experience some of the ways our Club promotes Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and…


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 Council (MACC), is proud to spearhead the Bison-tennial project in Delaware County. Indiana Association of United Ways is partnering with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission to bring a Bison-tennial public art project…


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 improves birth outcomes, by promoting greater patient engagement, personal empowerment and community-building. “These funds will be used to provide training in the Centering Pregnancy® curriculum to the providers and support…


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 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are sobering: Child Protective Services agencies across the United States received some 3.6 million referrals of abuse or neglect involving 6.6 million…


$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. The estimate for Gracie’s operation is approximately $3,800. ARF originally thought the cost would be $2,000, but after consulting with Purdue’s veterinarians the cost increased. ARF did not have the…


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 beliefs in the City of Muncie. Nearly 140 community members attended the celebration on Saturday including Mayor Tyler, his wife Vickie, Police Chief Steve Stewart, Fire Chief Eddie Bell, Community…


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 which are supported by the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation. The two day event will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at the new Courtyard hotel in downtown…