Muncie Mayor FULL INTERVIEW Regarding New Muncie Apartments

People in Muncie are still talking about this today –  After Muncie City Council tabled a request for tax abatement requested by Mayor Ridenour for a moderate to low income apartment complex, Thursday morning he asked the Muncie Redevelopment Commission for a vote, and pending approval by the State, the development is a “go.”  IPR reported at that city council meeting earlier this month, questions were answered about  Preston Byrd, founder of the company that wants to build – who was convicted of wire fraud and money laundering relating fraudulent business loans.  He served time in federal prison and is paying restitution.



WLBC News Bits:

The Ball State Men’s and Women’s Golf teams did some spring cleaning at Delaware Country Club recently, picking up sticks and limbs on their home course.   Coach Fleck and Coach Andry were thanked by Superintendent Dave Walters.

Craig Ulrey, a seventh grader from Heritage Hall Christian School in Muncie, is champion of the 2023 Ball State PBS Regional Spelling Bee – happened earlier this month, but BSU just sent a release Friday!

BSU Men’s Volleyball 3-2 loss at Ohio State Saturday.

March 19, 1955 For the first time anywhere in the nation, an all-black high school won an open state tournament. Crispus Attucks High School won the state basketball championship. One of the stars of the team was 12 time NBA  All-Star Oscar Robertson.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said two recalls of strawberries were announced Thursday for fear of Hepatitis A. Sold at Costco, Aldi and more – locations vary by brand, but overall impact the entirety of the United States.

Astronomical spring begins at 5:24 p.m. ET today (Monday, March 20, 2023), in the Northern Hemisphere, according to the National Weather Service.

WLBC News Bits:

Feeding hummingbirds might sound funny after the cold weekend we just had – but the Indy Star says April 1 is early, but April 15 is about right to have your feeders out in your yard.

BSU women (26-8) will play at Memphis (21-10) in the second round of the WNIT tonight at 8 p.m. on 92.5 FM 1340 AM free streams and on Alexa, Play WMUN.

Nursing aide at New Castle prison charged with smuggling drugs to inmate – Alicia Renee Henderson denied wrongdoing but acknowledged the inmate had paid her about $2,000 according to the Star Press.

Muncie Central High School placed 10th at the Unified State Bowling championship over the weekend.

Rod Stewart was forced to cancel a concert in Australia at the last moment – viral infection, throat too irritated to sing.

Delta boy’s basketball made it to the championship Saturday night on the new WMUN, but lost.  Wapahani boys fell in the morning session on Blake FM.  Kokomo advanced and get Ben Davis in the 4A state finals.

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