Ivy Tech Community College has named Dr. Mia D. Johnson as vice chancellor of academic affairs for the Muncie campus and Ivy Tech Henry County location. Johnson began her career at Ivy Tech in 2008 in the certification and assessment center.
The Anderson Redevelopment Commission has approved a resolution allowing the issuance of up to a $400,000 bond to be used toward the renovation of the iconic Tower Apartments building in downtown Anderson. The city council will vote on the bond when they meet this Thursday evening.
A new report says a record number of people are visiting Indiana and spending more in the process. The survey from Rockport Analytics shows 79-million people visited the Hoosier state in 2016, and spent an estimated $12.2 billion. The report shows tourism is the fastest-growing job sector in the state and now the 9th largest industry in Indiana.
Rose-Hulman’s “Ask Rose” homework hotline has the money it needs to keep the phones ringing for a few more years. A grant of nearly $3 million from The Lilly Endowment will make math and science tutors available each school year through the end of 2020. Students in grades 6 through 12 can “Ask Rose” a question at 877-ASK-ROSE or at ASKROSE-DOT-ORG.
More than twenty non-profit organizations have been awarded Ball Brothers Foundation Rapid Grants totaling nearly $100,000.Among the organizations receiving funding were Huffer Memorial Children’s Center and the YMCA of Muncie for infrastructure improvements.
The 87th annual Muncie Mission free Christmas dinner for residents and community guests will be held this Sunday. A Christmas celebration service will begin at 11:30 a.m., dinner will follow at 12-noon. Everyone is welcome. A Christmas party for the Mission residents will also take place December 22nd.
An Anderson man was involved in a Sunday accident that shut down part of Indiana 37 for a couple of hours. Police say it happened at about 4:40 PM. 25 year old Jack Bays of Anderson couldn’t avoid hitting a vehic le that pulled out in front of him. His car struck the passenger side of the second vehicle. The woman driving that other car, 38 year old Jennifer L. Burdine of Indianapolis, was taken to Riverview Health in Noblesville with minor injuries.
Battery counts face a Muncie man who attacked another man in his home. Police say Frederick Allen was brought to the home by the victim’s mother. When the younger man told Allen he had to leave the South Council Street residence, police say Allen broke out a knife and attacked the younger man with it. Allen is behind bars in the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
The 87th annual Muncie Mission free Christmas dinner for residents and community guests will be Sunday, December 17th. A Christmas celebration service will begin at 11:30 a.m., dinner will follow at 12-noon. Everyone is welcome. Last year, 200 Christmas dinners were served at the mission for residents and guests by staff and volunteers. Additionally, 225 meals were delivered by volunteers to those homebound in Muncie.
A Christmas party for the Mission residents only will also take place on December 22nd.
Over twenty non-profit organizations were awarded Ball Brothers Foundation Rapid Grants totaling nearly $100,000 during the second half of 2017. Non-profit organizations can apply for up to $5,000 in funding,
Among the organizations receiving funding were Huffer Memorial Children’s Center and the YMCA of Muncie for infrastructure improvements.