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Indiana and Michigan Thunderstorm Preparations

By I&M— FORT WAYNE—Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected across the Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) service territory this afternoon and into this evening. We are closely monitoring the weather system and have lineworkers, damage assessors, tree trimming experts and contract crews ready to respond if needed. These storms are predicted to bring damaging 60-70 mph winds, which could lead to downed trees, power outages, local flooding and travel problems. BE PREPARED Charge Devices: Charge phones, laptops, tablets and other electronics…

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Charles W. Brown Planetarium May-July 2024 Free Show Schedule

By Planetarium staff— All planetarium programs are free of charge, cash donations are accepted at the door. No tickets or reservations are required for public planetarium shows. www.bsu.edu/planetarium May – June Our Night Sky Fridays: May 17, & June 14, 21 at 5 p.m. People often peer into the darkness of the night sky and wonder, “what is out there?” Seemingly dark regions of space are actually filled with nebulae, star clusters, and other galaxies. Come learn how to navigate…


Meridian Health Services to Provide Staff and Programming for Muncie Crisis Center

By Office of the Mayor, IU Health, and Meridian Health Services— MUNCIE, IN—The Muncie Crisis Center, which is currently in construction on the southwest side of town, will provide mental health and addiction services to individuals in crisis. Conceptually developed by a multi-disciplinary community team, the center is intended to provide a continuum of services for those in need including assessments for outpatient services and emergency care as needed, while reducing strain on the Emergency Room and Police Department. IU…


Boyce Systems Marks Milestone with 150 Indiana Schools Adopting Cloud-Based ERP

By Casey Stanley— MUNCIE, IN— Boyce, a leading provider of cloud-based financial solutions, announced today that more than 150 Indiana public school systems have implemented its Boyce Cloud software. This marks a significant step in enhancing financial management within educational institutions through innovative technology. This year alone, two of Indiana’s top 20 largest school districts are in the process of implementing Boyce Cloud, underscoring its commitment to top-tier educational finance optimization. Boyce expects both customers to convert to the cloud-based…


Visit Muncie Announces LaShanta Vaughn as Executive Director

By Visit Muncie, Inc.— MUNCIE, IN—The Board of Directors of Visit Muncie, Incorporated, formerly and more widely known as The Muncie Visitors Bureau, proudly announces the hiring of LaShanta Vaughn as its Executive Director.  Vaughn stepped into the role April 22. For the last five years, she held positions of Sales Manager and then Director of Sales at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie.  “We could not be happier to have LaShanta leading our county’s tourism efforts,” said Jarod Walls,…


Kia of Muncie Honored as Exclusive Member of Kia America’s President’s Club

Local Dealer Chris Hutton Recognized for Exceptional Customer Service and Sales Success  By John Weis— MUNCIE, IN — Chris Hutton and his dealership, Kia of Muncie, have been named by Kia America as one of only 50 dealerships in the United States to earn a spot in the brand’s prestigious 2023 President’s Club. Selected from the nationwide network of nearly 800 retailers, the Kia President’s Club recognizes dealers that have achieved the highest overall sales volume and provided outstanding customer…


Isaac Andrews—Member of Pridemark Construction’s ‘Future Leaders of America’ Series

Editor’s note: The Future Leaders of America series profiles high school seniors who display leadership qualities in their school and the community. The series is brought to you by Pridemark Construction. By Stacey A. Shannon— COWAN, IN—For Wapahani High School senior Isaac Andrews, basketball is a way of life. Since he was in fifth grade, he’s played basketball during school and over the summer. All his time on the court paid off. This year Andrews broke both Wapahani’s scoring record…


Collaboration is the Key to Success: Remarks From Trevor Friedeberg 

Editor’s note: Trevor Friedeberg, CEO & President at the East Central Indiana Regional Partnership (ECIRP), has been instrumental in guiding the region’s journey through READI 1.0 and now into the promising era of READI 2.0. As we reflect on the culmination of efforts, this is his perspective on the greatest takeaway– In East Central Indiana, our greatest strength has always been each other.  By Trevor Friedeberg— MUNCIE, IN— East Central Indiana (ECI) hasn’t been immune to challenges mirroring broader statewide trends….


Greater Muncie Chamber of Commerce Hosted National Civics Bee® Competition

By Katy Maggart— MUNCIE, IN—The Greater Muncie Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2024 National Civics Bee® in Delaware County on April 9, 2024. The National Civics Bee® is an initiative aimed at encouraging young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities.  Hunter R., Noah C., and Braxton J. were named the top three finalists of Delaware County’s Civics Bee competition, organized in partnership with The Civic Trust® of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “We are very…


Walls Furniture Hosts Successful Car Show for Charity

By the BSU MDIA344 Immersive Learning class— MUNCIE, IN—On April 13th, local car enthusiasts and supporters gathered at Walls Furniture, a local Muncie furniture store, for a thrilling showcase of automotive beauty and generosity. The fundraising event, organized by Walls Furniture, saw many classic and contemporary vehicles on display, all for a noble cause. From noon until 4 PM, the parking lot buzzed with excitement as visitors admired the cool, sleek designs and vibrant colors of the showcased cars. The…