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Ernest “Ernie” Whaley, celebrated his 100th Birthday at the Muncie Mall. Photo provided.

Muncie Mall Celebrates Mall Walker’s 100th Birthday

By: Rachel Leshinsky— Muncie, IN—Muncie Mall, East Central Indiana’s family-friendly shopping destination, celebrated the 100th birthday of Ernest “Ernie” Whaley, a long-time resident of Muncie and dedicated mall walker for more than 35 years. Friends and family, including his son Gene Whaley and daughter Pam Hartley, gathered at the mall to sing…


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11 Guest Etiquette Tips for The Big Football Game

By: Sharon Schweitzer for the Muncie Journal— It’s the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons battling it out in Houston on Sunday.  The big game tradition includes parties with lots of food, drink, conversation and of course, plenty of football.  So, how do you best get along with people…



A young child visits with Santa at last years event. File photo.

Santa Comes to Downtown Muncie Fire Station This Saturday

By: Mike Rhodes— Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas! The Tiny Adams Memorial Christmas Event for local children will be held this Saturday, Christmas Eve, from 11am to 5pm at the downtown fire station at the corner of Madison and Jackson Streets. Eddie Bell, Chief of the Muncie Fire Department said, “We’ve done this…



A view of the new brickwork and parking spaces in front of HEIDIJHALE, 301 S. Walnut Street. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Downtown Muncie: Many Hands Tackle Heavy Work

By: Ty Morton— To many folks in Muncie, particularly those downtown, the past seventeen months may have seemed like an eternity; but they will have yielded decades of improvement in business development and quality of life. It all began with fulfilling a federally-mandated requirement from 1972 that our combined storm and sanitary…



Photo By: Charles Jamieson

The Future is Now. Creating the “Next” Muncie

By: Charles Jamieson— If you’re like me, it has been exciting to watch our city, and in particular, the downtown core (defined as inside the border of Madison, Wysor, Liberty and Victor streets), change for the better over the past four years. At times, over the past few years, it…




Intranet project's homepage on Sept. 11th, 2001

Muncie Journal Publisher Reflects on Sept 11, 2001

By: Mike Rhodes— Hi. My name is Mike Rhodes and I am the Publisher and Managing Editor for the Muncie Journal. Thank you for being here. I know everyone has strong, vivid memories of September 11th. You probably remember exactly what you were doing when you heard the news. And saw…


Steve Robert with Holocaust survivor Eva Moses Kor. Photo provided.

A GOOD Guy, Doing GREAT Things

By: Steve Lindell— He’s a quiet, unassuming guy – until you start talking to him about some of his passions, which include being a good citizen of the world, seeing the bright side of things, and helping people that need a hand. He gets fired up about all of that….


What People are Saying About the Muncie Journal

By: Mike Rhodes— When we started planning for the launch of the Muncie Journal, we openly discussed the issue of whether or not to allow user comments on our stories. It did not take us long to decide not to. We felt that there were numerous other options for people…


Bringing a Positive Outlook to the Community Is a Choice

Radio, when done well, is alive and thriving.  I am so proud to work for Woof Boom Radio.  Our core values are directed at helping listeners and businesses thrive, and to that end I have long since adopted a personal policy structure that fits directly into that mold. I believe…


Economic Future Depends Upon Early Childhood Education

Our Economic Future Depends Upon Early Childhood Education

By: Jay Julian In the business of economic development, you hear a lot about shell buildings, TIF arrangements, and state incentives. In fact, these are some of the fundamentals of a good economic development strategy. But how often do you hear the economic development community talking about toddlers or the…