Thunder in Muncie promises family fun on Friday

There’s lots to do in Muncie this weekend, including the Thunder in Muncie presented by Diesel Motorsports. It’s diesel drag racing, dyno, sled pulling, show-n-shine, and plenty of food and drink. Time Trials begins tomorrow night at 6 p.m, racing begins at 8 at the Muncie Dragway.

Gubernatorial candidate visits Muncie

The democratic candidate campaigning for Governor Mike Pence’s job was in Muncie last night at Vera Mae’s Bistro downtown. John Gregg was sharing his “35-point plan to move Indiana forward.” Gregg has been here before, losing to Pence in the 2012 election and hopes this time to unseat him.

Fallen firefighter not forgotten

A fallen Muncie firefighter was remembered yesterday, exactly five years after he was killed while working a fire sparked by lightning at the Tabernacle of Praise. Scott Davis died after the roof collapsed and was the first death in Muncie while fighting a fire in over 50 years. He left behind a wife and three […]

Urine-throwing defendant won’t go to jail

In Winchester, the woman accused of dumping her own urine on her neighbor’s house because she didn’t like him will not go to jail. 69-year-old Jackie VanTyle of Lynn received a suspended sentence for criminal mischief yesterday in a plea deal with prosecutors. She was ordered to pay $3,100 restitution and offered an apology.

Short to return to AHS as director of athletics

The Anderson University director of alumni relations is taking a new job as director of athletics at Anderson High School. Colin Short will join Steve Schindler in leading the athletic program. Short is a 1996 Anderson High School graduate and told the Herald Bulletin that the most rewarding thing you can do is return to […]

Madison County Jail gets help for staffing, AC problems

The Madison County Jail is overcrowded, has an inadequatee air conditioning system and is being called a “powder keg” by the Sheriff. Scott Mellinger is asking County Council for four part time jail employees to bring staffing standards in line. The council voted to authorise $81,000 to hire the four employees out of the general […]

Downtown streets to close soon

Changes coming to the traffic pattern in Downtown Muncie. The intersection of Jackson and Walnut will close soon to both walkers and vehicles as part of the streetscape project. The intersection will be closed beginning June 20th and crews will repair the street, sewers and sidewalks.

Muncie schools lost more students last year

The Muncie Schools lost 98 students this past school year, and the district has a $16.75 million deficit, according to an outside financial review. MCS is working to reduce the deficit by providing the same services to students at a lower cost, according to Superintendent Steven Baule.

Five teachers laid off in MCS

Five teachers lost their jobs in Muncie Schools it was announced at the school board meeting Tuesday night, that’s a significantly lower number than the projected 37 announced earlier this year. The Board Vice President said three of those laid off teachers will be offered part time positions.