Woman Charged In Stabbing

A stabbing that happened a week ago has lead to the arrest of a Muncie woman. Police say 25 year old Tina Michelle Wright is charged with aggravated battery. She stands accused of sticking a 23 year old woman in the leg at a home on the 1900 block of South Jefferson Street during an incident last Friday morning. An initial hearing in the case is set for April 2nd.

Potential New Ownership For Maples Motel

Run down and dilapidated, the former Maples Motel in Muncie may have brighter days to come. Delaware County Commissioners this week gave a tax sale certificate for the property to East Central Indiana Regional Planning District, a local economic development organization that tries to create jobs by finding new users for former commercial and industrial properties. No word on a future use for the parcel.

Chili With A Mission At Ball State

Hundreds of handmade ceramic bowls filled with chili will be on sale Tuesday at Ball State University with the proceeds going to the Muncie Mission, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the Soup Kitchen of Muncie.
Presented in conjunction with Ball State Dining, the university’s Clay Guild’s 12th annual Chili Bowl is set from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Feb. 27, at the Art and Journalism Building. Since the start of the Chili Bowl, about $30,000 has been raise for local organizations by selling about 5,000 meals

$600K Headed To Area Non Profits From Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $604,570 to 15 nonprofit organizations during the first Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2018. The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and generations to come. Quarterly Competitive Grants are awarded to fund projects for which there is a demonstrable community benefit in one of the following areas of interest: arts and culture, human services, economic development, education and community betterment.

Aspire Could Spearhead HIV/Hep C Program

Aspire Health of Indiana may soon enact a program to combat the spread of hepatitis C and HIV in Madison County. The Harm Reduction Program would include testing for HIV and hep C, a syringe exchange, vaccinations for hepatitis C and B, and an outpatient detoxification plan. The Aspire board of directors is expected to vote on the program at the March 22 meeting.

Whitely Neighborhood To Open Gathering Place

A new community gathering place is being planned for Muncie’s east side Whitely Neighborhood. The Whitely Community Council bought the 1208 East Centennial Avenue property last January to house the councils’ offices, food pantry, community tool shed and a place to conduct monthly meetings. The council plans to attract additional businesses & nonprofits as a resource hub and community event space.