MCS Strengths, From the Words of Ball State President

Positive news to start your day  – As the MCS school year gets ready to launch later this week, another in a series of reports from last week’s WMUN Radio interview with BSU Pres. Mearns, on what he believes are strengths in the District

Ball State continues to oversee MCS in a state-ordered partnership started about 5 years ago.

People are still talking about Friday night – A one-point difference between first and second place at the Indiana State Fair Band Day placed Kokomo High School (AAA) Kokomo, IN as the winner, and  Muncie Central High School (AAA) Muncie Central, IN in second. The rest of the Sweet 16 finishing order for WLBCland bands  included:

Centerville High School (AA) Centerville, IN

Jay County High School (AAA) Portland, IN

Anderson High School (AAA) Anderson, IN

Richmond High School (AAA) Richmond, IN

Winchester Community High School (AAA) Winchester, IN

Yorktown High School (AA) Yorktown, IN

Randolph Southern Jr/Sr High School (A) Lynn, In

Frankton-Lapel HS (AAA) Frankton, In

Marion High School (AAA) Marion, IN

The full list including scoring sheet in on our Local News Page now.

News Bits:   A survey found that 72 percent of millionaires don’t consider themselves wealthy. SOMETHING YOU DIDN’T KNOW YESTERDAY _ Paint on a plane can add 600 to 1,200 pounds to the aircraft’s weight.

Transitioning into a new school year can be challenging, so businesses and organizations around Lafayette are working to make this time easier for families in need.  Convoy of Hope will be stopping by the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds later this month, where it will help families get free food, school supplies, haircuts, and more.

The defending champion U.S. women’s national team was defeated on penalties by Sweden in the round of 16 on Sunday, ending its quest to win a third straight World Cup title.

Fire Up Downtown Muncie over the weekend filled the streets of downtown with people, activities, and the smells of barbeque and much more.  It also served as the end of the leadership of Vicki Veach, for the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership.  An unofficial sendoff was planned toward the end of the event.

News Bits:  A survey found that 4 in 10 people admit to taste-testing their pet’s food.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says August is the most popular month of the year for births. July is second.  Alaska is the northernmost, westernmost, and easternmost state in the US.

Steve Lindell

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