ISTEP Results Spell Progress in Delaware County

Delaware County schools are seeing improvements in their ISTEP passing rates. Results were released by the state yesterday and showed improvement in 10 out of 12 of Muncie’s Community Schools. The district’s highest passing rates were at Storer Elementary and East Washington Academy. Delaware Community Schools saw improvement in half of its four buildings including […]

Small Plane Crashes At Marion Airport

A pilot suffered minor injuries after a small airplane crashed at the Marion Municipal Airport on Saturday afternoon. Police say the pilot called 911 and told the dispatcher he crashed while trying to land at the airport. When emergency crews arrived, the plane was on its top. The pilot was freed from the plane and […]

BSU Move-In Continues

The area surround Ball State University continues to bustle as students are settling in for the new school year. New freshmen and transfer students have already moved in, while tomorrow and Sunday are the move-in days for returning upper-level students. Preliminary residence hall numbers show that 6,368 students will be living in campus housing. This […]

LIQUOR STORE ROBBERY ARRESTS

Two people have been arrested in connection with a Muncie liquor store holdup that ended in gunfire. 30-year old James Lee Smith and 25-year old Brittany Morgan are facing charges stemming from the robbery at the Sav-On Liquor store on East Jackson in Muncie last week. The store clerk chased the holdup man outside the […]

CONSERVANCY GETS BIG DONATION

A Muncie land trust is halfway toward buying a former girl scout camp. The Red Tail Conservancy recently got a $75-thousand donation from a California couple, with the money earmarked for the purchase of Camp Munsee. But the Conservancy needs another $75-thousand to be able to close the deal, and the organization is seeking other […]

RIVER A LITTLE CLEANER

Dozens of people have done their part over the weekend to clean up a Madison County waterway. About 100 people gathered at Edgewater Park on Saturday as part of the White River Watchers third annual Riverfest. They used canoes to move up and down the river and remove litter, including more than 40 old tires, […]