With the Government shutdown soon to enter month number two, the IRS is recalling more than half of its 80 thousand furloughed workers to help Americans get their refunds.
A Muncie man is dead after an early morning house fire. The Muncie Fire Department says 62-year-old Phillip Beaty died Tuesday in the blaze at 1701 South Burlington Drive. Officials believe he died from smoke inhalation.
We now know that Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler is not seeking reelection, so who is stepping up to run for the office? So far two Democrats have filed; Andrew Dale and Kenneth Davenport. Tony Cox and Nate Jones have filed as Republicans, while republican city council member Dan Ridenour filed Tuesday.
New equipment is coming for the Anderson police and fire departments. The Anderson Board of Public Safety has approved the funding for the equipping of 20 new patrol cars for the police and a remount for a new ambulance for the fire department at a cost of nearly 280-thousand dollars.
Residents in rural northeast Blackford County are fighting the proposed rezoning of 80 acres of farm land for industrial use. Blackford County Commissioners will meet January 22nd to discuss the proposed project located south of Montpelier. It is believed that the site would process poultry manure into fertilizer pellets.
Luke Messer, a former U.S. Congressman from Indiana’s Sixth District and previously the fifth highest ranking Republican member of the House, has joined a Washington D.C. consulting firm. Messer will co-lead the firm’s bipartisan federal advocacy team.
A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday celebrating the opening of the IU Health School of Health Sciences and Ball Brothers Foundation ‘School of Nursing’ wings in the John and Janice Fisher Building at the Ivy Tech Community College Muncie Campus. The newly renovated fourth floor resembles a hospital allowing students to learn in a real-world environment.
The City of Anderson has decided to purchase the synthetic ice-rink in Dickmann Town Center. Mayor Broderick says the rink has been a huge success and has exceeded expectations. The rink saw approximately 6,000 skaters in the first month. The rink will remain open through the end of January and is free to the public.
The Children’s Museum in Indianapolis will celebrate the 90th birthday and accomplishments of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with free admission. Usually the museum is closed on Mondays through February but will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on this particular holiday.
Ball State University will honor the life and legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., with a series of events beginning Jan. 21. The university kicks off its 39th Unity Week with an MLK Community Day Monday in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center.