Winter Readiness

We’re Lehmans…We’re Here For You!

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—In 1930, H.J. Lehman began his heating and electrical business in Muncie. He located on East Main St. in the heart of the downtown area. Mr. Lehman soon became a pioneer in home heating conversion from coal to natural gas. Muncie residents were very pleased to rid themselves of the daily chore of stoking their basement furnaces and cleaning the ash residue. H.J. Lehman soon found he needed to expand. He purchased a welding shop on…

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Knapp Supply: Plumbing, Kitchens, Baths And Industrial Supplies

By: Knapp Supply— Muncie, IN—Knapp Supply’s long history goes back to just after the Civil War.  After being honorably discharged from the Union Army in March 1864 for injuries that he suffered at the Battle of Chickamauga, Captain Alexander A. Knapp moved to Union City, Indiana. In 1871, Capt. Knapp was elected to the Union City Council, where he oversaw the construction of the Union City Waterworks.  With the completion of the Union City Waterworks, demand for plumbing supplies was…


Heidi J. Hale Designs: Personalized, Handcrafted Jewelry

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—There’s no better gift to give a loved one than a beautiful Heidi J Hale piece of custom, handcrafted jewelry. Every piece of Heidi J Hale jewelry is designed and handcrafted by an army of thirty skilled metalsmiths, artisans, and craftspeople from their downtown Muncie location. Even though they operate from Muncie, with their popular online store, Heidi J Hale Designs is a global operation. As of this writing, the Heidi J Hale Facebook page has amassed…


Art Van Furniture: Your Favorite Furniture Store

By: Art Van Furniture— Muncie, IN—Art Van Furniture was started in 1959 by our founder Mr. Art Van Elslander (Yes, there is a Mr.Van). We are now a part of the #1 furniture and mattress store in the Midwest. We are the same family owned/operated business you have shopped with in Central Indiana for over 40 years. Our buyers travel the globe to find and design the most stylish furniture – and we make it all affordable for midwest families. We…


Preparing For The Polar Vortex: Tips From Our Readers

By: Friends and Associates of MuncieJournal.com— Muncie, IN— A polar vortex is expected to arrive in Muncie and Delaware County this week, bringing below zero temperatures with wind chills of up to minus 35 degrees or more. We asked friends and associates of MuncieJournal.com for their best tips in preparing for super-cold temperatures. Minimize Sticking Using Silicone-Based Spray On Your Garage Door It’s a good idea to spray some silicone lubricant on the rubber at the bottom of your garage door…


Gutter Helmet: Never Clean Your Gutters Again!

By: Dave Francisco— From the start, our company’s goal was to provide a dependable long-lasting product and service that would solve a specific need for the community and provide it to them in an honest, straight-forward manner at fair pricing followed up with excellent customer service. Like all good ideas, “Gutter Helmet” of Central Indiana, Inc. was formed to fill a need in the marketplace. Over 35 years ago, there was no solution that could keep gutters clean and free…