MCS Boosts Pay For Support Staff

On the heels of providing raises for teachers in May and $1,000 COVID-related stipends for all employees back in April, Muncie Community Schools (MCS) has now raised starting pay for all support staff, which includes positions like administrative assistants, instructional assistants and permanent substitute teachers. The Muncie Journal reports the district’s Board of Directors voted […]

Registration For Muncie’s Back2School Program

Registration for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie‚Äôs Back2School programs are now open. The Muncie Journal reports the programs cost a one-time membership fee of $15 per child. Transportation is available from Inspire Academy,East Washington Academy, Grissom Elementary, Southview Elementary, North View Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, West View Elementary, Southside Middle School and Northside Middle […]

Superintendent Steps Down To Focus On Cancer Battle

Reece Mann is stepping down as superintendent of Delaware Community Schools to continue to wage his war against bile duct cancer. The Star Press reports the Del-Com School Board approved Mann’s medical leave during a July 19 meeting, and named Greg Kile, formerly director of Curriculum and Student Services, as acting superintendent.

Muncie Woman Charged In Connection With Deadly Shooting

A Muncie woman is charged with assisting a criminal in connection to last week’s shooting death of 23 year old James Braydon King. 21 year old Taejanelle Children was in the vicinity when it happened at the the Canterbury Townhomes complex. She admitted to police she was there, but reportedly told them she did not […]

Emens Auditorium Releases Schedule

After more than a year of anticipation, John R. Emens College-Community Auditorium announces its 2021-2022 season events. Experience concerts, Broadway, comedy, dance, and more. Single event tickets go on sale Monday, August 16 10 a.m. at the Emens box office or online at Ticketmaster.com. The first three productions include, Philadanco! The Philadelphia Dance Company September […]

Ed Asner To Star In Muncie Production

Renowned actor Ed Asner stars in the political comedy: GOD HELP US! in Muncie. The play runs August 17th through the 20th. GOD HELP US! will be presented in the E.B Ball auditorium at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main Street. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the Cornerstone website or […]

High Ozone Level Forecast For Tuesday

Delaware County back in the middle of a high ozone level forecast from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Anyone sensitive to changes in air quality may be affected when ozone levels are high. Children, the elderly, and anyone with heart or lung conditions should reduce or avoid exertion and heavy work outdoors.

Overdose Awareness Day Set For August 31st

Delaware County Overdose Awareness Day is happening Tuesday, Aug. 31, with a series of events at the YMCA, 500 S. Mulberry St. The Star Press reports from 5:30 to 8 p.m., there will be an educational presentation, a panel discussion, a presentation on Narcan, and a guest speaker, followed by a balloon release in memory […]

Muncie Woman Charged With Perjury

A Muncie woman apparently made up a story about domestic abuse last year. The Star Press reports 36 year old Melissa Vivar is charged with perjury after telling Winchester Police that her boyfriend had knocked her down during an argument. During a later deposition, she recanted on that statement, saying she had slipped and fallen.

About 100 Area Kids Get Back-To-School Supplies

About 100 area children are now flush with back to school supplies after an event at the Muncie Target store Saturday. The Muncie Journal reports the annual back-to-school event, hosted by Muncie Crime Stoppers, provided $100 for each child to help with their list. It was especially geared to kids in families struggling to make […]