Papa John’s founder to give BSU commencement address

None other than Papa John himself, John Schnatter, founder and CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, will be giving the spring commencent address at Ball State University tomorrow. The outdoor ceremony begins at 10am. Schnatter is a Ball State alumnus, having graduated with a major in business administration in 1983.

Baule takes MCS superintendent’s post

New Muncie Community Schools superintendent Steven Baule is meeting the public today after being unanimously approved for the district’s top job Tuesday night. He’s been hired as the 19th superintendent of MCS, reports the Star Press. He was introduced as the lead candidate ten days ago.

Muncie applies for school busing waiver

Busing for students in Muncie would continue under a waiver for which the district has applied. It would mean about 2.3 million dollars in the transportation fund and without it the district would receive only 350 thousand dollars, reports the Start Press. The waiver was created to help districts with budgets that are hurt by […]

Ex-CYO worker faces seduction charges

A former worker at the Youth Opportunity Center faces child seduction counts. Police say 25 year old Michael Christopher Allen Brown was charged this week in connection with an incident last September 6th. Prosecutors say Brown touched the leg of a 17 year old boy and made inappropriate comments to him while transporting the teen […]

Local NAACP official charged with dealing cocaine

Cocaine peddling counts face the president of the local chapter of the NAACP. The Star Press reports 49 year old Timothy Miles and according to police he sold cocaine to an undercover agent on a bus owned by MITS, where he also serves as assistant director of transportaiton. Police say it’s the third such deal […]

“Rosie The Riveter” Model Passes At 92

She was the model for Norman Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter,” Mary Doyle Keefe became the symbol of American women working on the home front during World War II. The 92-year-old died this week at her Connecticut home. Rockwell captured the likeness of the petite redhead perfectly, but embellished the muscular upper body.

Internet Wine Purchase Restrictions May Ease

Restrictions on Internet wine purchases in Indiana may soon be a thing of the past. The Senate has given final approval to a bill repealing the requirement that buyers make one in-person purchase before ordering wine online or by mail. The restriction would be lifted July 1 if Governor Pence signs the measure.

Tyler releases campaign finance numbers

It’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler has just under 85-thousand-dollars in his campaign warchest, yet has no opponent at this point in time. He was among the political candidates required, under law, to file thos numbers. He tells the Star Press […]