Sidewalks desired

The Muncie Board of Public Works and Safety heard from residents of the Westridge neighborhood west of the Ball State campus Wednesday.  They want consideration given to putting sidewalks along Petty Road.  The area currently has no sidewalks and carries a lot of pedestrian and bicycle traffic.  Federal money earmarked to improve air quality could […]

Man charged in jail attack

An October attack with a spoon at the Madison County Jail has led to felony charges against a man.  Jerome Braxton, 35 of Anderson, allegedly attacked Courtney Turner, 25 of Anderson.  What sparked the attack is unknown, but a jail surveillance videotape showed Braxton trying to grab a food tray away from Turner, which then […]

Plant to become vacant

Remy International plans to vacate the former General Motors Plant 16 in Anderson in 90 days.  The Anderson Redevelopment Commission operates the plant on the city’s behalf after GM donated it to the city.  Officials say a new tenant will be sought once Remy moves out.

Nipps states New Castle's case

New Castle Mayor Tom Nipp held his State of the City address Wednesday during the New Castle Rotary Club meeting.  Nipp says the city is trying to operate normally with less money, a process which could be a boasting point for officials.  He also says the city’s sidewalk repair project is about to get under […]

African-American students fare well

Muncie Community Schools officials say African-American students at Central and Southside high schools had a higher four-year graduation rate than their peers statewide.  Central had zero dropouts by African-American males.  Both schools also had higher graduation rates for African-American students than white students.

New program designed to help improve test scores

Madison-Grant school officials are planning a special block schedule program with eighth grade students who failed one or both sections of the ISTEP exam.  They would attend 70-minute math and English classes before returning to a regular schedule.  The change would give those students more time to learn in areas where they need some extra […]

Pence answers Iraq questions

More than 30 people attended a town hall meeting sponsored by 6th District Congressman Mike Pence (R-Columbus) in the Muncie City Hall auditorium Tuesday morning.  Pence spent a lot of time in the meeting defending President Bush’s planned troop buildup in Iraq.