Man Killed In Tree Accident

Friends and family members re mourning the death of 36 year old Michael Lusher who died in an accident this week while working for Daleville-based, That Tree Feller. Officials say Lusher was clearing brush at the bottom of a tree and was struck by falling debris. He was taken to Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in […]

Yorktown Manor COVID-19 County At 15

The coronavirus death toll at Yorktown Manor now stands at 15 as Delaware County nursing homes continue to be hard hit by the virus. The Star Press reports there have also been 11 deaths at Liberty Village, six deaths at Signature HealthCARE, and one death at Waters Edge.

JC Penney In Muncie Mall and Richmond Shutting Down

The J.C. Penney stores in Muncie Mall, and Richmond will be closing as the company files for Chapter 11. It’s two of 242 locations shutting down and the stores will close between the current fiscal year and next fiscal year. The closure leaves the mall without its final remaining anchor store. Liquidation sales are expected […]

Details On Muncie Clean-Up Initiative

The Muncie Building Commissioner’s Code Enforcement division is currently working on a Muncie Clean-Up initiative. The Code Enforcement division staff will drive through neighborhoods, street by street, randomly looking for blight like trash in yards, appliances in yards, excessive trash in yards, abandoned vehicles in yards etc. Citizens will receive a 10-day notice explaining any […]

State Ed Department Issues School Recommendations

The State Department of Education is out with some recommendations for schools next school year including modified school days, more outdoor class time, mask-wearing and health screenings for students and staff. All schools across the state closed in mid-March and shifted largely to online coursework. The guidelines are not mandatory, however, and the state is […]

Indiana State Fair

It appears as though concerns over coronavirus may have prompted cancellation of another major event. The Indiana State Fair will not take place in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Indiana State Fair Commission and the Indiana State Fair Board announced Thursday. More details may follow.

Mother Could Face 30 Years In Child’s Overheating Death

A Daleville woman faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to a charge stemming from her two-year-old son’s death. The Star Press reports 30-year-old Britni Nicole Wihebrink pleaded guilty in connection to the September 2018 death of Jaxon Stults, who was found unresponsive in the family’s car in the Salem Place […]

County, Municipalities Eligible For Coronavirus Relief Funds

Delaware County and local communities are eligible for more than $6.5 million to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to local lawmakers. The county itself is eligible for $3.7 million. In additon, Muncie is eligible for $2.2 million, Yorktown, $361 thousand, and Daleville, $53,000.

Ivy Tech Offering Free Classes In Some Areas

Ivy Tech Community College recently announced that it will provide free classes to 10,000 Hoosiers in a range of relevant high-demand areas, including advanced manufacturing, business and cybersecurity. The Herald Bulletin reports more than 650,000 Hoosiers are experiencing unemployment, reduced hours, and/or furloughs because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. the classes are […]

Police Work On Shooting Report In Muncie

Not much for police to go on for a reported shooting in Muncie. A 16 year old says he was riding his bike on Hackley Street near Charles Street about 11 p.m. when he was approached from behind by a vehicle. The Star Press the teen heard a gunshot and felt a burn in one […]