Local Red Cross Gets New Managers

Some changes are coming to the Hoosier Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross. Starting January 1st, Kimberly Stout will be the new Director of Disaster Services, while Lee Ann Mengelt will move into the role of Volunteer recruitment and management. Mengelt had been in charge of BOTH areas for several years, and will remain […]

A Family, Formerly of Muncie, Loses Home To Fire

One West Lafayette woman received devastating news while out Christmas shopping Wednesday. Candace True, formerly of Muncie, got a call from her neighbor telling her that her house was on fire. Now she and her husband Billy, along with their three daughters, are homeless. The American Red Cross will put the family up for a […]

CFO of Muncie Community Schools Quits

Muncie Community Schools is in a bind after losing a key official. Chip Mehaffey, is quitting his position as chief financial officer after only six months. Mehaffey has reportedly been hired as principal at Loogootee High School located to the southeast of Bedford. He is reported to have said he is excited to get back […]

New Castle Man Gets Three Years For Harrassment

A New Castle man who admitted to harassing a female acquaintance and then fleeing from police officers was sentenced this week to three years in prison. Thirty-year-old David Levi Goodman had pleaded guilty to the charges and was arrested in September after, according to police; he violated a protective order by going to the convenience […]

Three Arrested After Mobile Meth Lab Discovered

Three people were arrested in Muncie Tuesday night after Indiana State Police found them with a mobile meth lab. Troopers stopped a truck in Muncie and K-9 officer Gaston found a working “one pot” meth lab under the passenger’s side seat. 44-year old Scott Andrew Brinker was arrested on 5 felonies. Two passengers, 23-year old […]

INDOT Tests New Plows This Winter

INDOT will experiment this winter with new snowplows redesigned to clear two lanes of highway at once. Instead of a plow blade on the front of the truck, the new “tow plow” has an underbody blade to clear the truck’s path, and a trailer hauling a double-wide blade that sweeps the lane on the plow’s […]

New Memorial Honors Fallen Firefighters

A new memorial has been dedicated near Plymouth to honor five Indiana firefighters who died in a crash more than 30 years ago. More than 100 people attended a ceremony of the engraved black stone monument near the crash scene a few miles west of Plymouth. The monument replaces a memorial of five wooden crosses […]

Anderson Director To Keep Job Another Year

The Anderson Economic Development Department will retain its executive director for another year. The Anderson Board of Public Works voted Tuesday to approve a one-year contract for Greg Winkler. Winkler’s contract amount will be the same as it was for the prior two years, 144,000 dollars. One goal listed in the contract is that 40 […]

Controversial Church To Close at the End of the Month

A controversial church in Alexandria is closing for good at the end of this year. First United Methodist Church had lost some members about a year ago after its choir director was fired because of his sexual orientation. The church’s pastor, David Mantor, says the decision to close resulted from falling attendance, membership and financing […]