It’s a chance for you to speak on the subject of a new jail in Delaware County. A grassroots public assembly is set for this Saturday at noon by the bell in front of the Delaware County Justice Center. Organizers say the meeting is for citizens to speak their minds about the project, something they claim that public officials have not allowed.
Contractors are being asked to submit bids for the repaving of 53rd Street. The Anderson Board of Public Works has set a bid date of March 19 to repave 53rd Street from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Scatterfield Road. The city received a $1 million Community Crossroads grant for the resurfacing and has $1.1 million to go toward the cost of the project
Meridian Health Services and Madison County Community Health Center have combined forces and are now known as Meridian Health Services – Madison County. Both boards of directors believe that the merger will provide greater access, quality of care, expanded services, and patient satisfaction.
It’s been more than 30 years since Muncie had a Dunkin’ Donuts, but that is about to change. The chain has announced that it plans to remodel the former Burger King on Tillotson Avenue as the new Muncie home for Dunkin’. The franchise co-owner says a timeline for the project has yet to be determined.
Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft will speak at Anderson University. Ashcroft will first hold a public address on March 6 at 7:30 p.m. in York Performance Hall and will then speak at chapel on March 7 at 11 a.m. in Reardon Auditorium.
WTHR 13 Investigates reporter and Ball State alumna Sandra Chapman will be the keynote speaker at the university’s 2019 Sunshine Week activities. Chapman will share her experiences in the multi-year investigation into a childhood cancer cluster in Johnson County. Chapman will be speaking at Ball State at 7 p.m. on March 12, at the University’s Alumni Center.
Workshops, screenings and an awards presentation for Taylor student filmmakers will highlight the 2019 Envision Film Festival at Taylor University, scheduled for March 7-9. Los Angeles producers & directors Dan and Peggy Rupple and film director & producer Avril Speaks will be the festival’s three honored guests.
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana has scheduled an extra food distribution tailgate. It will take place later this morning from 8-10am in the Muncie Mall east side parking lot. Tailgates are not possible without the help of dedicated volunteers. Contact Second Harvest and ask for Kellie Arrowood if you would like to volunteer.
He was already on trial for allegedly trying to kill an ex-girlfriend, now a Muncie man faces a new set of charges. 27 year old Jacob Delong is accused of ransacking a home he shared with another woman while drunk, and also of attacking the woman and her son. The seven year old boy apparently tried to get between Delong and his mother at which point Delong lifted him by his arm, slammed him onto a bed, placed his hand around the child’s throat and struck him in the face.
Cornerstone Center for the Arts will be springing into this new month and season with multiple one-time workshops and camps in March. Upcoming workshops in March include Girls Night Out – Jewelry Making, Monthly Dance Club, Pop Up Dance with Katie Cannon, Bad Art Night at Maring-Hunt Library, Pop Up Fitness with Katie Cannon, Coffee & Paints, Belles, Baubles, and Beneficence: Historic Stories of Women in Delaware County, Spring Break Arts Camp, and Pints & Paints at the Fickle Peach.