Positivity

Opinion: Dorothy Douglass Investigates Why “Muncie Has So Much to Offer”

By: Dorothy Douglass— Muncie, Indiana, gets a bad rap every now and then. And as a former member of that tribe who said, as a young college student, “I can’t wait to get out of this town after I finish college,” I feel like I should retract that 35-year old statement. Anyone can choose to look at the bad, or look at the good. Muncie has a lot to offer, if you look for it. Ball State University has a…


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 has been difficult to keep up with everything happening; a new downtown hotel, Erskine Green, a post-secondary education training institute designed for individuals with disabilities, a new parking garage adjacent…


Former Muncie Woman, Seren Fryatt Helps Transform Liberian Youth

By: Brenda Mackey— Within four days, former Munsonian Seren Frost Fryatt earned two honors: She appeared on Beyond Sport’s list of 50 Most Inspiring People in Sports (along with David Beckham, Muhammed Ali and Billie Jean King) and also earned the organization’s Courageous Use of Sport Award. Seren today leads an organization that in only nine years has impacted thousands of children, hundreds of coaches and staff members – and even assisted the World Health Organization in taking on the…


Pope Francis Speaks of a Mission of Love, Hoping We Will Respond with Kindness

By: Jennifer DeSilva— In the evening of March 13, 2013, after the College of Cardinals elected Pope Francis, he appeared on the balcony to speak to the thousands collected in St. Peter’s Square, and millions watched and listened to broadcasts from afar. He spoke plainly and briefly, but his words prepared the world for his future actions, his political and social campaigns, and his arrival Tuesday (Sept. 22) in the United States as part of his Love is Our Mission…


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 the images. I’d like to share my memory of Sept. 11th with you, since this new Muncie Journal website initiative is very similar to what I professionally experienced back in 2001….


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. Steve Robert (pronounced row-BEAR, instead of how you might think) was invited to be interviewed for Woof Boom Radio news and MuncieJournal.com for several reasons: his recent trip to Poland,…


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 to share and comment on Muncie Journal stories via social media. So far, that decision has been a good one. The lack of commenting directly on the site keeps the…


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 that people have choices – all the time.  One choice is to be positive, or negative.  You fall into one of those categories – it is human nature.  My choice…


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 level of pre-school education? Not often. And that’s just one more fact that differentiates Muncie and Delaware County from the rest of the state and even the nation. Consider this:…