Congressman Asked for Input About TikTok

More Tik Tok-ing  – At last week’s TikTok hearing in DC, 6th District Congressman Greg Pence asked for public input

More on the cancellation saga  – Why the cancellation?  Muncie Mayor Ridenour on the Horizon Companies cancellation of the apartment development last week

In a press release received late yesterday morning,  Mayoral candidate Jeff Robinson called it “Unacceptable” – regarding the City’s potential work with Horizon Companies’ managing partner, Preston Byrd.  In part, Robinson’s release said he’s “…not interested in “easy transactions” with companies that have a history of fraud.”  IPR reported on March 16 that this issue was discussed at the March city council meeting – here’s Ridenour again

but reportedly was not the reason for the Council’s tabling of the measure.

Atlanta based Horizon Companies bailed on the project, but not before purchasing the property already.  Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour says that complicates things, but there has been interest in the property already

Mayoral candidate Jeff Robinson issued a press release yesterday that seems favorable to such development, writing in part,  “When a project necessitates it, my team and I will seek to attract and work with qualified and honest developers who are a good match for Muncie. Equally important, we will work with developers that employ local labor and purchase materials locally.”

The City of Carmel Street Department has released its list of 2023 street paving projects.  More than 40 miles of roads are scheduled for an upgrade with major paving set to begin in late April or early May.

CNN reported over the weekend – on cookies.  For decades, Girl Scouts has used cookie sales to raise funds and teach scouts about entrepreneurship. This year, thanks to the much-hyped Raspberry Rally, a spin on the Thin Mint, supposed to be a limited-edition cookie.  As demand surged, with some cookies even ending up on eBay, in some cases listed for about $40 per box, supply stayed the same because cookie makers couldn’t quickly pump out more Rallies.  As a result, the Rallies sold out rapidly, leaving scouts and parents to explain the situation to annoyed shoppers even as they tried to make sense of it themselves.

Muncie, Portland and New Castle students were among the Top 10 student awards program from the Ball State University Foundation.  This annual award recognizes 100 outstanding junior and senior undergraduates who represent the spirit of Beneficence, Ball State’s institutional statue and icon.

  • Benjamin Brock, senior, New Castle, Ind.
  • Katelyn Harris, senior, Portland, Ind.
  • Brooke Stallings, senior, Muncie, Ind.

From Facebook   Congratulations to the first graduating class from the IRACS program. This is a 4 month class with in-depth learning about sobriety and becoming a productive member of society.   The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is proud to be one of 5 Indiana Jails providing the IRACS program.

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