Barton Faces September Hearing

Former Muncie Sanitary District official Tracy Barton faces a September hearing during which he’s expected to plead guilty to a corruption-related charge and be sentenced. The Star Press reports Barton will appear on Sept. 14 in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis. The wire fraud count carries a prison term of up to 20 years. Federal […]

Nominations Sought For Governance Award

Delaware County nonprofits have until Aug. 15 to nominate one of their board members for Ball Brothers Foundation’s annual John W. and Janice B. Fisher Governance Award, which recognizes board members who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to their organization. The recipient of the Fisher Governance Award earns a $10,000 grant to their respective organization […]

MCS Boosts Pay For Support Staff

On the heels of providing raises for teachers in May and $1,000 COVID-related stipends for all employees back in April, Muncie Community Schools (MCS) has now raised starting pay for all support staff, which includes positions like administrative assistants, instructional assistants and permanent substitute teachers. The Muncie Journal reports the district’s Board of Directors voted […]

Registration For Muncie’s Back2School Program

Registration for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie’s Back2School programs are now open. The Muncie Journal reports the programs cost a one-time membership fee of $15 per child. Transportation is available from Inspire Academy,East Washington Academy, Grissom Elementary, Southview Elementary, North View Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, West View Elementary, Southside Middle School and Northside Middle […]

Superintendent Steps Down To Focus On Cancer Battle

Reece Mann is stepping down as superintendent of Delaware Community Schools to continue to wage his war against bile duct cancer. The Star Press reports the Del-Com School Board approved Mann’s medical leave during a July 19 meeting, and named Greg Kile, formerly director of Curriculum and Student Services, as acting superintendent.

Muncie Woman Charged In Connection With Deadly Shooting

A Muncie woman is charged with assisting a criminal in connection to last week’s shooting death of 23 year old James Braydon King. 21 year old Taejanelle Children was in the vicinity when it happened at the the Canterbury Townhomes complex. She admitted to police she was there, but reportedly told them she did not […]

Emens Auditorium Releases Schedule

After more than a year of anticipation, John R. Emens College-Community Auditorium announces its 2021-2022 season events. Experience concerts, Broadway, comedy, dance, and more. Single event tickets go on sale Monday, August 16 10 a.m. at the Emens box office or online at Ticketmaster.com. The first three productions include, Philadanco! The Philadelphia Dance Company September […]

Ed Asner To Star In Muncie Production

Renowned actor Ed Asner stars in the political comedy: GOD HELP US! in Muncie. The play runs August 17th through the 20th. GOD HELP US! will be presented in the E.B Ball auditorium at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main Street. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the Cornerstone website or […]

High Ozone Level Forecast For Tuesday

Delaware County back in the middle of a high ozone level forecast from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Anyone sensitive to changes in air quality may be affected when ozone levels are high. Children, the elderly, and anyone with heart or lung conditions should reduce or avoid exertion and heavy work outdoors.