Vote Center Plan Approved By Madison County Election Board

The Madison County Election Board has approved a vote center plan. The Herald Bulletin reports the panel voted unanimously Wednesday to implement vote centers starting with the 2022 election cycle, pending approval by the Indiana Secretary of State’s office. It marks the third try to adopt the vote center concept for elections.

68 Years In Prison For Yorktown Man In 2020 Slaying

It’s 68 years behind bars for a Yorktown man in connection with a fatal shooting. 32 year old Justin Bennett was found guilty of murder in the February 2020 slaying of Chase Woolums, a 24-year-old Muncie man who was gunned down in the parking lot of the southside Walmart store. The Star Press reports Woolums […]

Muncie Mom Facing Neglect, Disorderly Conduct Charges

Police say a Muncie mother, with her two young children in tow, was highly intoxicated when they came upon her in a rainstorm. 35 year old Lakeisha Suzette Williams is charged with two counts of neglect of a dependent, along with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. The Star Press reports both kids were under the […]

Kentucky Woman Facing Drug Counts In Muncie

A woman from Kentucky who told police she came to Muncie to use her stimulus check to load up on methamphetamine is under arrest. The Star Press reports 39 year old Gara Renee Bolin, who used to live here, had 57 grams of meth, a set of digital scales and more than 10 syringes in […]

Free Fishing Days Announced

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced the dates for four “Free Fishing Days” for 2021. They are May 2, June 5, June 6, and September 25. Prairie Creek will be in participation on these days.. On “Free Fishing Days,” Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to […]

Tax Bills Going Out In Madison County

If you live in Madison County, the 2020 property tax bills are in the mail and due on May 10. Property taxes are due twice a year on May 10 and November 10. The Herald Bulletin reports 2019 property taxes collected in Madison County amounted to 93.5% of what was billed to be paid in […]

Heeter Reappointed To MCS Board

The Ball State University Board of Trustees has reappointed Dave Heeter to the Muncie Community School Board. Muncie schools switched from an elected school board to a seven-member appointed school board when Ball State was put in charge of the district in 2018. The Star Press reports Heeter’s term on the school board was set […]

Muncie Central Grad, Hoops Player, Dies

2020 Muncie Central grad Dylan Stafford, a Bearcats boys basketball player, died near Shelbyville, Tennessee, over the weekend. He was 19. LaSalle Thompson, Stafford’s coach at Indiana Ice AAU Basketball Club told the Star Press he has seen players train from elementary to the NBA. None of them, he said, compared to Stafford. There is […]

BSU, Anderson University Announce Partnership

Anderson University (AU) and Ball State University (BSU) are proud to announce a new partnership, through which students will have the opportunity to earn a dual degree. The Muncie Journal reports BSU students will study either astronomy or physics from BSU alongside one of AU’s ABET-accredited engineering programs — computer, electrical, or mechanical — housed […]