It’s been the driest June in Madison County in ten years. The Herald Bulletin reports Anderson and Madison County averages 5.24 inches of rain in June and this past month most of the area has received less than 2 inches of rain. There was a high of 9.54-inches of rain in 2015.
A lease on life for the All Steel Carports facility in Yorktown that was built along Ind. 332 but never used. The Star Press reports it’s been sold to a North Carolina company that plans to produce steel structures at the site and hire about 40 employees when full-time operations begin. Northedge Steel paid $5.5 […]
Indiana American Water encourages everyone lighting off fireworks this weekend to keep them away from local water sources to help reduce the amount of contaminants entering Indiana’s waterways. Recent studies have shown that many fireworks and the waste they create, may contain certain hazardous compounds that can contaminate water supplies and present health concerns.
At a time when costs are increasing across the board, Hoosiers will soon benefit from the elimination of a special tax on utility bills. The repeal means monthly savings for all customers beginning July 1, 2022. MuncieJournal.com reports the Utility Receipts Tax and Utility Services Tax is currently a 1.46% addition to energy bills based […]
A Marion man charged with attempted murder in connection with a 2020 shooting is scheduled to go on trial Tuesday. The Herald Bulletin reports 29 year old Tevin King will be tried in Madison Circuit Court Division 6 in the shooting of Antonino Thompson on Aug. 16, 2020, in the 1600 block of South Madison […]
The City of Muncie will celebrate America’s Independence Day with two spectacular fireworks performances. The first show will be displayed at Prairie Creek Reservoir on Saturday, July 2nd, at 10pm. You may listen to the music accompanying the reservoir fireworks on 104.1 HD1 WLBC. The official City of Muncie show will be aired by 104.1 […]
There’s a new street festival set to debut in Muncie in August featuring hot air balloons and hot food. The Star Press reports Muncie Downtown Development Partnership is hosting an all-day event called Fire Up DWNTWN, presented by Ivy Tech Muncie, on Aug. 6. The event will begin at 1 p.m. that day on the […]
The lawyer for a Muncie man charged with murder says his client may not be competent to stand trial. The Star Press reports 33 year old Jason De’Andre Harris is accused of fatally shooting Erik Sparks, a 28-year-old Muncie man, on Feb. 7. Harris’ attorney filed a motion asking that his client be examined by […]
The Muncie Noon Rotary Club announcing officers for the 2022-2023 Rotary year. MuncieJournal.com reports they include President: Matt Howell, President Elect: Robert LaFrance, Immediate Past President: Kate Stoss, Secretary: Dan Wolfert and Treasurer: Linda S. Gregory.
A group of neighborhood residents will lead an effort to identify former industrial properties for cleanup using $500,000 in federal funds. MuncieJournal.com reports the East Central Indiana Regional Planning District won the grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA chose 10 Indiana organizations and communities that would receive part of $9.4 million in […]