Study Shows 20 Potential Retailers For Plaza

A study done by a Texas firm has identified up to 20 national retail chain stores that could be interested in opening outlets in Anderson’s Edgewood Plaza area. The study identified restaurants, clothing stores, hardware stores, a pet supply, grocery stores and an entertainment company that would consider locating on the site based on demographics.

A Heads-Up For Commuters

A head’s up for commuters: The SR 9 bridge over Lick Creek in southern Madison County will close in late June. Crews will rebuild the bridge located about two miles south of Pendleton between Madison County Roads 950 and 1050 South. All work on the project is expected to be complete in November.

Northern MadCo Job Fair Needs Vendors

The Alexandria Monroe Chamber, Elwood Chamber, and Harrison College are teaming up to host the Northern Madison County Job Fair on Wed May 10 from 10am-2pm at the East Main Street Christian Church in Elwood. If you are an employer looking for employees, call Marcy Fry at 765-552-0180 to secure your booth space.

Indiana Still Working On Internet Sales Tax

It’s a tax just about everyone owes and hardly anyone pays. Legislators haven’t given up on a proposal to start collecting sales tax on Internet purchases. Amazon reached a deal with Indiana to collect sales tax, but many Internet merchants don’t. A Supreme Court ruling says states can’t force companies to collect sales tax unless […]

Board Votes To Close 3 Elementary Schools

With a 3-2 vote, the Muncie Community Schools’ Board of School Trustees has voted to close Mitchell, Storer and Sutton elementary schools, but keep Northside Middle School open for now. In an emergency meeting Thursday night the board decided to keep Northside open for the 2017-18 school year, giving the community the opportunity to decide […]

ACS Asks Taxpayers For $50 Million

Anderson Community Schools is asking taxpayers to pay $50 million over 19 years for a sweeping facilities improvement program. The Herald Bulletin reports that the additional cost to taxpayers for the program would average about $75 a year, or about $6.25 a month, according to district calculations.

Muncie Teen To Be Tried As An Adult

Adult charges face a Muncie teenager implicated in an armed robbery.  16 year old Branden Harless is charged with aiding, inducing or causing armed robbery. He, along with 17 year old Hayden Emberton and 16 year old Cody McGriff, allegedly held another teen at gunpoint on March 22nd. The other teens have already been charged.

Anderson Traveling For More Foreign Investment

Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr. is planning two overseas trips in hopes of luring foreign investment to the city. Broderick, Greg Winkler, executive director of the Anderson Economic Development Department, and Rob Sparks, executive director of the Corporation for Economic Development, are traveling to Italy on Monday for a week. According to the Herald Bulletin, […]

Man Gets Probation In Cruelty Case

He’s accused of creating a hell for dogs, and now a Muncie man has been placed on probation for a year. 25 year old Jacob Pelfrey now lives in Ohio. He was cuffed here in 2015 when almost four dozen dogs – living in filth with no food or water – were taken from his […]

SR 32 Repaving Set For This Summer

Drivers who travel State Road 32 through Delaware and Randolph counties this summer should be prepared for lengthy travel delays due to road construction. The Indiana Department of Transportation will repair and resurface more than 13 miles of State Road 32 between Selma and Winchester, excluding a section shared with State Road 1 through Farmland.