’s Most Viewed Stories of 2022

This image was from John Carlson's December 24, 2021 article titled: "Carols Are Best Kept in Mind." Photo by Nancy CarlsonThis image was from John Carlson's December 24, 2021 article titled: "Carols Are Best Kept in Mind." Photo by Nancy Carlson

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief,

MUNCIE, IN—Every year around this time we share Muncie Journal’s Top 10 most viewed stories of the year.  In 2019, an article about the polar vortex took the top spot. Amazingly, our most viewed story in 2021 was NOT about COVID-19. It was about the big fireworks display downtown.

You’ll find the Top 10 most viewed stories for 2022 below. Just scroll down this page to view the story and its ranking. Click on each story to read it as originally published.

Stories are ranked utilizing Google Analytics data measured from January 1, 2022 to December 8, 2022. We get millions of story views on, so if a story appears on our Top Stories list for the year, its pretty much a given each one had a boatload of views.

 Below you can listen to Steve Lindell and I talk about this year’s Top Stories list, as broadcast live on WMUN 92.5FM/1340AM on December 6th. Bruce Munson also visits with a John Carlson story. 




#1 Most viewed story on

John Carlson: A Life Filled With Wonderment


#2 Most viewed story on

Details Announced for ‘Set the Night to Music’ Fireworks Display and More

#3 Most viewed story on

Accutech Acquires Muncie’s Iconic Vera Mae’s Bistro

#4 Most viewed story on

Muncie Ranked Number 3 in Top 15 Best Places To Retire in America, Says Census Data Report

#5 Most viewed story on

New Indiana Laws Taking Effect on July 1st

#6 Most viewed story on

Everything You Need to Know About ‘Fire Up DWNTWN: A Summer Streetfest’

#7 Most viewed story on

Muncie Native Signed to Major Mixed Martial Arts Contract

#8 Most viewed story on

More About the River Bend Flats Apartment Development On Burlington

#9 Most viewed story on

Heeter Family Commits Significant Gift to Ball State Scholarships and Athletics

#10 Most viewed story 

Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour Announces New Development for Southway Centre


Most viewed stories #11 through #20 on

#11 Muncie Dam Altered For Fish and Kayaking

#12 Ball State University Introduces Starship Food Delivery Robots On Campus

#13 Muncie Mayor Announces His Picks for Muncie Community Schools Board

#14 Global Packaging Manufacturer Selects Muncie as Second U.S. Plant Location

#15 Living Greens Farm to Locate Operations in Delaware County

#16 Northedge Steel Makes $6 Million Investment in Delaware County

#17 Kalyn Melham Crowned 2nd Runner Up in Miss Indiana State Fair Queen Contest

#18 Yorktown Community Schools Raises Teacher Pay to Record Levels

#19 Muncie Youth Volleyball Team Wins National Championship in Orlando, FL

#20 Indiana Academy and Burris Laboratory School Recognized by U.S. News & World Report



The Muncie Journal’s mission is to primarily publish positive stories in three subject areas: Education, Economic Development and Quality of Life in Muncie and Delaware County.