MCS Virtual Learning Enrollees Surpass 1,400

Muncie Community Schools continues to see solid demand for its virtual learning program. As of Tuesday, officials say there were about 1,414 students enrolled. The expectation is more will sign up within the week as uncertainties prompted by the coronavirus pandemic leave some parents concerned about face to face instruction.

DCS Shuttering Middle And High Schools For Two Weeks

Delaware Community Schools, which sent 228 students home to quarantine to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 has shuttered its middle and high schools for 14 days and switched to remote learning. The announcement came Tuesday night that it was closing Delta High School and Middle School for the period. Only seven students from the […]

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Woof Boom Morning Briefs

Governor Holcomb speaks today in his weekly COVID press conference.  Two weeks from today marks the end of the initial mask-mandate for the state – may are interested to heard his thoughts of any progress, or lack of, our fight against the virus as schools and other activities continue to ramp up. A poll conducted […]

Another Elwood Student Tests Positive For COVID-19

Elwood Community Schools officials notified parents by email Wednesday that a second student at Elwood Jr.-Sr. High School has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The Herald Bulletin reports the student was a close contact of another student who was identified last week as testing positive. Close contact is considered to be within 6 feet […]

Delaware Community Schools Sends Home Some Students

228 students were sent home from Delaware Community Schools to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The only positive case so far is a football player at Delta High School . The Star Press reports as of Tuesday morning, there is one student in quarantine from Royerton Elemenary, 6 from Eaton Elementary, 68 from Delta […]

The Music Man Coming To BSU’s Arts Terrace

Muncie Civic Theatre will present the musical “The Music Man” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15 outdoors at Ball State University’s Arts Terrace. People including Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns and Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour, who will appear in cameo roles. Tickets for the show must be purchased in advance and patrons should […]

Woman Facing Charges In Motel Incident

A Muncie woman faces drug and robbery counts after an incident at the Best Way Inn, 4000 N. Broadway in Muncie. Police say 29 year old Kera Parham was visiting a man’s room when she grabbed all his belongings, including keys and cash and took off. When he tried to stop her, she reportedly punched, […]

Exide And Its Muncie Facility Acquired By Atlas Holdings

Atlas Holdings has acqured Exide Technologies through a court approved bankruptcy proceeding. The deal includes the Exide battery recycling plant in Muncie, which will be acquired by an affiliate of Atlas. Exide had said if it couldn’t find a buyer it was likely looking at staff reductions or plant closings. About 180 people are employed […]