Freezing fog causes problems for Delcom

Imagine you’re a golfer who hits a great shot onto the green, only to have a bird steal the ball.  That’s kind of like the situation Delaware Community Schools Supt. Steve Gookins faced Wednesday.  He placed the Delcom schools on a two-hour delay due to the freezing fog, only to have the weather worsen as […]

Open meetings law violated

The Cicero Town Council attorney admits the city violated Indiana’s Open Door Law when it interviewed engineering firms during closed-door sessions.  A court ruling says that since contractors aren’t public employees, the interviews must be done during public meetings.

Ice fog causes big problems

School closings and delays returned Wednesday as a result of ice fog that developed during the overnight hours.  The fog was caused by the moisture from the melting snow, combined with cold air temperatures and little or no wind.  Visibility was also poor on the roads, and that factor combined with black ice made things […]

Sallie Mae celebrates

Governor Daniels joined with Muncie and Delaware County officials Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the one-year anniversary of a major economic development announcement. It was just over a year ago that Sallie Mae announced plans to open a new call center in a shell building in Muncie’s Airpark Industrial Park. Construction was completed last fall and […]

Sister of Colts coach speaks

The sister of Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy spoke in Anderson Tuesday.  Dr. Lauren Dungy-Poythress is the medical director for internal-fetal medicine for the Community Health Network.  She spoke to students at Anderson’s North Side Middle School about preparing for excellence and making the necessary plans for success.

Burton faces primary battle

Former Marion County Coroner John McGoff will challenge Congressman Dan Burton (R-5th) in the Republican congressional primary next year.  Rumors have been flying since Burton skipped 19 house votes to play in a celebrity golf tournament last month.  Reports indicate Burton also was the only representative to vote against lobbying reforms.  The 5th congressional district […]

South View teachers to get into building

Teachers at Muncie’s South View Elementary School will be allowed back in the building Wednesday to collect needed supplies.  Teachers and students are being moved to four other elementary buildings after South View was closed indefinitely Friday.  The weight of snow on the building’s roof caused significant structural damage.  The school could be closed the […]

Hampton bows out

Muncie native and Indianapolis broadcaster Wil Hampton has dropped out of the race for the Noblesville City Council District Four race.  The campaign for incumbent Kathie Stretch contacted the stations that employ him and cited Federal Communications Commission regulations about equal air time for all candidates.