Kathryn Kennison, U.S. Vice President Pence (then-governor), and the Rt. Hon. David Trimble. Photo provided and taken November 14, 2014.

Town and Gown Conversations: Another Hidden Muncie Gem

By: Diane Watters, Assistant Director, E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center Ball State University— Muncie, IN—Town and Gown is an anachronistic phrase that you just don’t hear anymore, unless you run into a seasoned city planner. But this absence from our vocabulary doesn’t diminish the importance of its place in our community….

Sharon Grubbs with a Petal it Forward bouquet. 900 bouquets will be given away Wednesday October 11th. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

“Petal It Forward” with Flowers on October 11th

By: Cameron Grubbs— Muncie, IN —Foister’s Flowers and Gifts will be hitting the streets of Muncie and Yorktown on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 handing out 900 flowers to residents to help brighten up their week, as part of the Petal It Forward program, in partnership with the Society of American Florists (SAF),…

Students who participated in SERVE week in the past are pictured. Photo courtesy of Union Chapel.

16th Annual “Serve Week” to Be Held at Union Chapel

By: Jeff Hughes— Muncie, IN—Imagine the positive effect of over 450 children, youth and adults who live in Muncie, extending acts of kindness and love by serving residents and area non-profit agencies for one week at no charge. SERVE participants will rehab homes, pick up trash, visit nursing homes, paint local…

Peter Kageyama. Photo provided.

Love Where You Live: An Evening with Peter Kageyama

By: Erin Moore— Muncie, IN—Several organizations in Muncie are working together to host a city-wide presentation on March 15 by Peter Kageyama, an internationally known author and speaker on grassroots engagement and community revitalization. Peter’s books, For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places and the…

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…

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

Opinion: 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…