Six Years For Church Firestarter

A Portland man who set fire to a local Catholic church and the parsonage where its priest lived was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison. According to the Star Press, 36 year old Chad George Allen Wells had pleaded guilty — but mentally ill — to arson. He was arrested last Dec. 13 after […]

Madison County Council Candidate Looks For Recount

The election for the Republican Party nomination for the 2nd District seat on the Madison County Council has gotten tighter. According to the Herald Bulletin, the certified numbers from the Madison County Clerk’s office shows incumbent Diana Likens with a three-vote margin over Devin Norrick. The preliminary results on election day indicated Likens had won […]

Inflation Pushes Delaware County Paving Plan To The Brink

Delaware County’s five year paving plan is being pushed to the brink by inflation and officials say the current budget for it won’t cut it. Highway Superintendent Tommie Humbert tells the Star Press, for instance, that last May the price of asphalt for the county was $55 a ton. This May it costs $73.50 a […]

Explore Interactive Receives Grant For AR STEM App

Explore Interactive, a West Lafayette-based ed-tech company, has received $1 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding. MuncieJournal.com reports the company uses augmented reality to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts to elementary students and is working with students at Yorktown Elementary Schools for future iterations of its Mindlabs Augmented Reality (AR) […]

Muncie Woman Killed In Motorcycle Crash

A Muncie woman died in a weekend motorcycle crash on the Muncie Bypass that involved a deer. Police say it happened early in the morning when a deer ran into the path of a motorcyclist. The Star Press reports the female passenger, 38 year old Jamie Ann Griffith, was ejected from the motorcycle, landed in […]

Calvary Baptist Marks 150th Anniversary

Muncie’s oldest Black Baptist church is celebrating its 150th anniversary this month. According to the Star Press, Calvary Baptist Church, 1117 E. Jackson St., will celebrate a century and a half of worship and history during a service at 10:45 a.m. May 22. Pastor Maurice Reed of Bethel AME Church will be guest preacher for […]

MCS Gets Next Generation School Improvement Grant

Muncie Community Schools (MCS) has received a Next Generation School Improvement Grant from the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) that will provide the district with more than $8 million over the next four school years. MuncieJournal.com reports the grant is designed to help transform the traditional educational experience into one that better aligns to students’ […]

Art In Bloom At BSU

Art in Bloom is an annual celebration of the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) through innovative floral interpretations created by regional designers. This floral exhibition of arrangements will be on view for the public May 14 and 15 at Ball State University with no admission fee and extended hours of noon – 5:00 p.m. […]