Marsh to Auction Several Properties

Marsh Supermarkets will be auctioning off several properties in November.  Included will be the land and buildings of the former Ross Supermarket and Pharmacy locations on Wheeling Avenue.  Also included is undeveloped land on East Jackson Street and the former Marsh Supermarket in Winchester, located on East Washington Street.  The sale will be handled by […]

Pedestrian Hit by Car on McGalliard Doing OK Now

A man hit by a car on McGalliard Road Saturday night was not seriously injured.   The victim was visiting his son and was from out of town.   The man was hit just west of Tillotson when he was trying to cross the road.   The accident happened about 9 p.m.  The victim is from Morocco, Indiana […]

Monroe Central Board Approves School Renovation Project

The Monroe Central School Board voted to pursue a $4.6 million school renovation Thursday night.   The project, which will include improvements to both the elementary and junior-senior high school buildings, won’t raise taxes, which was a must for patrons. This spring taxpayers said they wouldn’t support anything that took more money out of their pockets.  […]

Muncie is 5th Ranked Affordable Home Market in Realtor Survey

A new Coldwell Banker national home price comparison says Muncie is the nation’s fifth most affordable home market.  The average local home is priced at $150,000, ranking  Muncie between Canton, Ohio, and Topeka, Kansas — and, oddly, making us comparable to Bogota, Colombia, an international market the real estate company also surveyed.  Affordable prices might […]

No Raises in Grant County Budget

The Grant County Council approved the 2008 budget without employee raises because of uncertainties in what will happen next month with the 2007 cash balance, Auditor Mike Burton said. For October, there are more than $674,000 in additional appropriation requests. The office has to assume the council will approve those when working on next year’s […]

Anderson School Materials Problem Solved

Around “99 percent” of school materials that some Anderson teachers had been without up until the fourth week of school have been delivered, say officials, after teachers brought their concerns to the school board.   Superintendent Mikella Lowe reported that 99 percent of materials had been delivered to schools. She said that some items — such […]

Alex Woman Wins $20K in Lottery Using Numbers from TV Show

An Alexandria woman is $20,000 richer from the multistate Powerball lottery after playing numbers she saw, ironically, on a program about lottery winners. Anita Embry won the money in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, according to a news release from the Hoosier Lottery.  Embry said she watched The Learning Channel program “Lottery Changed My Life” on Sunday […]

Anderson Man Badly Hurt in Moped Crash

An Anderson man was taken via helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital after he crashed the moped he was driving into another vehicle at the intersection of 19th Street and Central Avenue on Thursday.  Jimmie Dean Abbott was flown to Methodist Hospital after suffering severe head injuries in the crash, said Detective Joel Sandefur, Anderson Police […]