Grigsby Trial Date Set Back To February 10th

The trial for Muncie Sanitary District administrator Nikki Grigsby is now set for February 10th rescheduled from September 16th. Grigsby was placed on leave on after being arrested by FBI agents July 16th, Attorneys involved in the case call it complex and a judge agreed last week to a request for a continuance.

Jail Employee Charged After Trying To Smuggle Wedding Ring To Inmate

A worker at the New Castle Correctional Facility is charged with misconduct after police say she smuggled a wedding ring to an inmate. 46 year old Rebecca Landers of Muncie is a food service worker there and told police she arranged for another inmate to pass the ring on to 37 year old Chad Shackelford. Landers also said she was in love with Shackelford and he was planning to live with her and her daughter after he’s released.

Storytellers Concert Coming To Muncie

Josh Kaufman from NBC’s The Voice is coming to Muncie for a one-night Storytellers Concert bring put on by The Facing Project at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Cliff Ritchey and Dan Deitrich will also be featured for the show on September 7th starting at 7pm.

Women Fighting Ends Up In Stabbing

Reports of two women fighting in City police on Friday afternoon were investigating a stabbing in Muncie’s Old West End neighborhood Friday led police to a stabbing. Police reportedly took two women to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, one of them was in handcuffs. Reportedly the two women were fighting and one had a baseball bat on the 800 block of West Main Street.

Mansfield Takes Home Hospitality Award

Jim Mansfield, executive director of the Muncie Visitors Bureau was named a winner of the 2019 Hoosier Hospitality Award . The Hoosier Hospitality Award is given to Hoosiers that have displayed a high level of service in tourism-related professions at hotels, restaurants, attractions and other destinations in Indiana. Jeff Bryan nominated Mansfield for the award.

Move To Mitchell For Y’s Child Care Services

The YMCA and Ball State’s Child Study Center will be relocating all child care services to the newly renovated Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center beginning August 19th. The community is invited to attend the open house on Saturday August 24th, 2019 from 10am to 12pm. The center is located at 2809 W. Purdue Ave, Muncie, Indiana 47304.

Veteran Muncie Firefighter Dies Of Sudden Illness

Officials say a sudden illness took the life of a veteran Muncie firefighter Wednesday night. 52 year old Larry Delk joined the department in 1995 and died at his home. According to the Star Press, Delk was a deputy chief during ex-Mayor Sharon McShurley’s administration and was most recently a MFD captain, assigned to the Wheeling Avenue station.

Witness In Murder Trial Charged With Murder

A Muncie woman who testified in a recent murder trial is charged with perjury. Authorities say 22 year old Brionna Covington was a witness in the trial of William Balfour III and denied giving police a statement in which she hear Balfour admit he killed 18 year old Christian Orebaugh. Video proved she did make that statement. Perjury can carry up to 18 months in prison.

ATHENA Awards Nominations Sought

Women in Business Unlimited is looking for individuals who demonstrate professional excellence, serve their community and actively assists women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.
They’re seeking nominations for the ATHENA Award. Nominees will be honored and award recipients will be announced at the ATHENA Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at Cornerstone Center for the Arts in Muncie.

BSU 2019 Fall Fan Jam Saturday

Ball State Athletics’ 2019 Fall Fan Jam happens on Saturday. All are invited to the Stadium from 5-7 pm for this FREE community-wide event to kick off the 2019 sports schedule. Fans will have the opportunity to meet Ball State coaches, student-athletes – including the entire football squad – receive autographs, take home a poster and take part in interactive stations.