The building that houses the Delaware Christian Academy has been condemned. Last week, a building inspector saw six students at the school huddled around a kerosene heater in blankets trying to stay warm. Those six make up the entirety of the school’s enrollment. The school superintendent says the plan moving forward is to have the school stay open.
The Muncie Symphony Orchestra and The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI) will join forces this Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. In celebration of the MSO’s 70th Season, the concert will feature the gold, silver, and bronze medalists of this prestigious international violin competition as well as Muncie’s own Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana. Find out more at munciesymphony.org.
The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce honored fifteen of its members for their longevity in, and impact on, the Muncie –Delaware County community at the Chamber Champions Award Luncheon at the Horizon Convention Center on March 20. Among those included, were six who were celebrating over 100 years of continuous existence. They were:
Glad Tidings Church
Muncie Community Schools
Old National Bank
The Knapp Supply Co.
The Meeks Mortuary & Crematory
Weber Office Equipment
An update on the Delaware County crash that killed two parents early Thursday morning: Two young children, who were in the backseat during that crash, were taken to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for observation. They were later transferred to Riley Hospital for Children. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
Kingston Pharma has recalled its 2-fluid ounce bottles of Dollar General’s “NATURALS baby Cough Syrup” because it could be contaminated with bacteria. Neither Kingston Pharma, Dollar General or the FDA has reported any illnesses as a result of the cough syrup.
Governor Eric Holcomb honored local companies at the Indiana Statehouse Thursday, presenting each with the Governor’s Century Award. Indiana Bridge, Muncie’s oldest manufacturer, was recognized for 133 years in business while Insurance Management Group headquartered in Marion was honored for 144 years of service to Grant County.
Madison County is trying to figure out how to fund the replacement of its outdated computers. The estimated cost to replace all of the computers and 200 mobile units is $800,000. The computers currently operate on Windows7. Microsoft earlier had warned that they are ending support for the outdated operating platform.
Renowned professor and author Kathleen Hall Jamieson will speak as part of the 10th Anniversary of the Letterman Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public, March 27 at 7:30pm at Pruis Hall, on the campus of Ball State University.
Democratic Representative Sue Errington of Muncie lent her support to Muncie photographer Heather Steed during a Statehouse celebration Of 2019 Hoosier Women Artists. Steed’s photo “Caught by Nature” was on display to celebrate the importance of the arts in Indiana’s communities and showcase the work of talented female artists throughout Indiana.
There could soon be more scooters on the streets of Indianapolis. City leaders just approved the business license for a third company called Spin. They’ll join competitors Bird and Lime, who came to Indy last year, bringing the total number of scooters on the streets up to 600.