Writers’ Mini-Conference November 3rd

A one-day writers’ mini-conference, “Reaching Your Writing Goals,” for fiction and nonfiction authors at all experience levels, is set for Saturday, November 3 at the Ball State University Alumni Center. The event features breakout sessions led by three successful East Central Indiana authors, each with newly released books. Authors presenting at the mini-conference are Kelsey Timmerman, Annie Sullivan, and Sarah Schmitt, who’ve all taken part in the program.

Yorktown Native Serving With US Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron

A 2009 Yorktown High School graduate and Yorktown, Indiana, native is serving in the U.S. Navy with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 8 at Naval Station North Island in Coronado, California.
Lt. Andrew Drummond is a Navy pilot serving with the command, a versatile squadron that’s capable of completing a number of important missions for the Navy with the MH-60S “Knighthawk” helicopter.

A “Royal Baby” On The Way Next Spring

Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are expecting a baby, the royal household announced on Monday. “Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” Kensington Palace said in a statement. Earlier, the couple arrived in Sydney at the start of a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.

Realtor Claims He Was Cheated Out Of Commissions

The proposed new Delaware County Jail is fostering a tort claim from a local real estate agent. Ed Conatser says he was cheated out of sales commissions due to the manner in which county commissioners purchased the former Wilson Middle School Building. Conatser’s suit claims the county falsely challenged his professional reputation and ability to retain confidentiality because he worked with another local political faction.

New Veteran’s Clinic On Muncie’s Northwest Side

A new Veterans Affairs clinic may be coming to the northwest side of Muncie. It would take the place of the VA’s current outpatient clinic near White River Boulevard and Tillotson Avenue. The possible construction site would be near Muncie’s north side Goodwill Store. A developer is asking the Metropolitan Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance to allow for the project.

Breaking Ground On Yorktown’s Town Hall

The town of Yorktown has marked the launch of its downtown redevelopment initiative with the groundbreaking for the new Yorktown Town Hall. Execution of the project will fall within the encompassing $12 million budget allocated for the planning and construction of the Town Hall, Center Green Park, and redevelopment of supporting public roads and utilities.

BSU Homecoming Week Underway

Ball State’s “The Celebration of the Century” Homecoming Week is underway. Yesterday, it was a flag football tournament at West Campus Field and tonight from 6-8 p.m. it’s the Food Truck Festival in The Village with a DJ, food vendors, and other activities. Festivities culminate at 3 p.m. Saturday when the Cardinals take on Mid-American Conference rival the Eastern Michigan University Eagles in Scheumann Stadium.