Wednesday Evening Storms Cause Power Outages

A strong thunderstorm moved through East Central Indiana on Tuesday night, putting more than 650 Indiana Michigan Power customers in the dark throughout Delaware County. Among them were Muncie firefighters manning the downtown station; they used flashlights to man first squad and rescue companies that made several runs for downed lines. Power was restored after […]

Salvage Lot Where Fire Occured Was Under IDEM Order

A mobile home salvage yard outside Pennville was already on the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s list of places to be cleaned up — even before 175 trailers stored there burned in a fire on Monday.  After battling the blaze for almost seven hours, firefighters were able to halt their efforts around 9 p.m. Monday.  […]

I-69 Entrance/Exit Ramp Work Starts Soon

Exit and entrance ramps at six Interstate 69 interchanges are scheduled to be milled and resurfaced, perhaps as soon as this week.   Work on the ramps — at the Ind. 32/Ind. 67 interchange in Daleville, along with those at Ind. 109, 9, 38, 13 and 238 in Madison and Hamilton counties — will be done […]

Portland License Branch to Re-Open Thursday

The Portland License Branch, which has been closed sporadically throughout the summer, will resume normal operations on Thursday.  This time, the branch had been closed since Aug. 7, after some employees and customers experienced allergy-like symptoms, according to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  During the most recent closure, private environmental experts and the state’s Department […]

Muncie's Downtown Roundabout Vandalized

Muncie’s new downtown aroundabout has been vandalized by spray paint.  Someone painted a red “sad face” on the large boulder which is part of the structure.  Mark Turner, the city’s project manager, believes it is just an act of random vandalism, and that it does not represent a protest against the project itself.

Muncie City Council Approved Reduced Budget

Muncie City Council approved the budget at a meeting last night.  The total amount is 40.5 million, which is down about $1.1 million from the current tax rate.   Premlinary estimates indicate the tax rate will be $1.67 per $100 of assessed valuation, compared to $1.36 in 2007.   It’s possible the rate will go down somewhat […]

Assessment Hearing Set for Blackford County

A public hearing has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 4 to determine whether industrial properties in Blackford County should be reassessed.  The hearing will give members of the public a chance to share their views with the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance.  The DLGF announced Sept. 7 that it would have a public […]

Fire Under Control at Salvage Yard in Pennville

A blaze at a mobile home salvage yard in Pennville continued to burn overnight.   About 60 trailers on the ground burned in that fire.  The cause is currently unknown and the fire is under control.   Air sampling will be done in the area today by the Indiana Department of Enviornmental Management (IDEM).    It was taking […]

Middletown Couple Loses Garage and Three Cars in Fire

A Middletown couple had just gone to bed Sunday night when their garage caught fire and destroyed three vehicles parked inside.  Firefighters were called to Virgil and Judy Hall’s home,  on west Henry County Road 950-N at about 9:45 p.m.  In addition to tools and a year-old lawnmower that were inside, three vehicles were destroyed.  […]