YMS Wins “Best In State”

Verizon awarded its “Best in State Innovative Learning App Challenge” to Yorktown Middle School. The Yorktown team received prizes at an afternoon rally Wednesday for the entire sixth-grade class. Prizes included $5,000 for the school and tablets with 4G LTE service for each team member.

Mearns 17th President In Ball State’s History

The Ball State University Board of Trustees has named Geoffrey Mearns the school’s 17th president. Mearns currently serves as president of Northern Kentucky University, a position he accepted in 2012, and was provost and senior vice president at Cleveland State University. A 15-year veteran attorney, he holds degrees from Yale University and the University of […]

Cops Find OD’d Friend In Back Seat

She stopped at a Winchester hospital to use the restroom; a suspicious security guard checked into it and that led police to discover her overdosed friend in the back seat of her car. The friend is okay but 28-year-old Alicia D. Moore is now facing a Level 6 felony charge of neglect. The Dunkirk woman […]

Wants To Live In Tennessee Until Trial

Her attorney says she’s homeless and wants to live in Tennessee with her biological father until her trial. The judge has taken the request by Crystal Sells under advisement. The 23-year-old Anderson woman is facing several felony charges for her part in the neglect of her niece. The defendant’s father, Stephen Sells, and stepmother, Joetta […]

Southside Muncie Wal-Mart Now Closed Overnight

Up for a late-night run to Walmart? You’d better get there before midnight. The Wal-Mart store on Muncie’s south side has cut its hours and is no longer open overnight. The East 29th Street location has adjusted it hours to 6am until midnight.  The company says the decision was based on a recent review of […]

Anderson Could See Second Solar Park

A second solar park could be on Anderson’s horizon. The Madison County Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday approved a special exception for construction of an 8.2-megawatt solar generating facility on Madison Avenue, north of Cross Street. The Herald Bulletin reports that the approval by the BZA came just a day after the first solar […]

HenryCo EMA Names Deputy Director

The Henry County Office of Emergency Management has a new deputy director. While Ron Huffman is still calling the shots, the second-in-command position has been filled by Donald Showalter. He earned a Associate’s Degree in criminal justice in 1985, was a U.S. Marine, and is currently a reserve police officer for Knightstown.

Kokomo Man Trying To Find A Donor

A Kokomo man is hoping the signs he created for the back of his vehicle will help find a kidney donor. The man’s wife has been on the transplant list for four years and her health is now starting to decline. Her husband made the signs, hoping they would attract the attention of a donor […]