Writers Workshop Upcoming At BSU

June 20th to the 22nd are the dates for the 44th annual Midwest Writers Workshop at Ball State. Workshops are set up for Thursday with addiotnal classes and panels happening the final two days. Also, there will be pitch sessions for prospective authors. Also on hand will be agents and editors with ties to the […]

Guilty Plea From Suspended Lawyer

A suspended attorney has pleaded guilty in connection with the alleged misappropriation of funds from six estates totaling more than $700,000. Stephen Schuyler was awaiting trial in Madison County Circuit Court in Anderson and The Herald Bulletin reports he entered the pleas Thursday to 15 felony counts, including theft. Sentencing is scheduled for June 22.

Early Learning Gets A Financial Boost

Early Learning Indiana is awarding $100,000 in grants to groups across the state that educate young children. The nonprofit announced Thursday that four different providers would each receive $25,000 for early learning efforts, including pre-kindergarten programs. The grants are funded through a $20 million contribution the Lilly Endowment made to Early Learning Indiana in 2014. […]

Muncie’s Compressed Natural Gas Police Cars

28 compressed natural gas vehicles are now part of the Muncie Police Department fleet. Vehicles equipped with those fuel systems will carry a combination of compressed gas and gasoline. CNG is low cost and the addition of regular gas will extend the operating range of the vehicles. The project was in partnership with the City […]

Toll Road Tolls Jumping

Many Indiana Toll Road drivers face paying much higher rates with the expiration of a state subsidy from the state’s lease of the highway more than a decade ago. The new rates taking effect Thursday will see cars, pickup trucks and motorcycles with electronic transponders being charged more than double previous levels. Motorists with E-ZPass […]

Muncie Readies For World Environment Day

World Environment Day is coming up on Monday and the Muncie Public Library and Muncie Sanitary District have plans to mark the occasion. There will be an event at Kennedy Library from 4-6 p.m. featuring environmental information, free reusable tote bags, seed planting activities, and more. Library officials say they hope to lead by example […]

I-69 Road Construction Coming

The right lanes of I-69 between State Road 38 and State Road, will be shut down on Thursday night. Weather permitting, construction contractors plan to close the right lanes in both directions of Interstate 69 for concrete pavement repairs between State Road 38/Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd. (Exit 222) and State Road 109/Scatterfield Road (Exit 226) […]

Teen Struck By Police Car

Authorities say a teenager was seriously injured after being struck by a police car in Indiana while riding a bike. State police say the 17-year-old boy from Muncie was riding about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday when he disregarded a red light at an intersection. Police say one car approaching the light stopped to avoid him, but […]

Perfect Time To Plan Plants

Some groundbreaking plant experimentation is happening at Minnetrista and you can learn some of how they do what they do. There’s a Tea and Talk event taking place next Wednesday called Trial by Flower, 3p-4:30pm. They’ll focus on annauls, which offers the chance to change the landscape. Cost is $15 and member discounts apply.