Helping CNAs Become LPNs

Ivy Tech Muncie received a $50,000 grant from Ball Brothers Foundation to explore opportunities for current Certified Nursing Assistants to become a License Practical Nurse in order to fulfill demand within Delaware County. These funds would help Ivy Tech Muncie expand the program to include more students to be in the position to obtain high wage and in-demand employment.

#DayofGiving2019 Launches Thursday

United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties will launch its third annual #DayofGiving2019 campaign Thursday. According to organizers, in Delaware County, nearly half live in poverty; in the city, its six in 10 families whose low income fits the federal guidelines for poor.

Muncie Tailgate Moved Up Due To Thanksgiving

It’s a week early – due to Thanksgiving. Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food for families in need at the monthly Tailgate distribution from 8 to 10 a.m. on Thursday on the east side of the Muncie Mall parking lot The distribution is while supplies last, and there is a limit of three families per vehicle.

Tyler Back At Work In City Hall Tuesday

He’s not saying much about his arrest, but Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler is back at work. He was indicted on charges he took a bribe in exchange for government work. According to the Star Press, he was spotted in the lobby outside his office reading papers Tuesday. He says he’s not doing interviews on the advice of his lawyer.

Day Of Giving 2019 Campaign Starts Thursday

United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties will launch its third annual #DayofGiving2019 campaign on Nov. 21 in Delaware County. According to organizers, in Delaware County, nearly half live in poverty; in the city, it’s six in 10 families whose low income fits the federal guidelines for poor.

$50K Grant To Help CNA’s Become LPN’s

Ivy Tech Muncie received a $50,000 grant from Ball Brothers Foundation to explore opportunities for current Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) to become a License Practical Nurse (LPN) in order to fulfill demand for LPNs within Delaware County. These funds would help Ivy Tech Muncie expand the program to include more students to be in the position to obtain high wage and in-demand employment.

Muncie Mayor Arrested; Makes Initial Court Appearance

FBI agents arrested Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler at his home Monday morning on a federal corruption charge. Tyler’s indictment document shows he faces one count of theft of government funds. He’s accused of accepting $5,000 from Tracy Barton, the former superintendent of Sewer Maintenance and Engineering for the Muncie Sanitary district, for using his influence for the purpose of awarding contracts. If convicted, he could face 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The 76-year-old Tyler had his initial court appearance Monday afternoon. He was released on undisclosed conditions until the next hearing in two weeks. An automatic not guilty plea was entered.

Next In Line To Be Muncie’s Mayor

So who will act as Mayor in Tyler’s absence? According to the Indiana statute, Councilman Doug Marshall would be next in line. However, it is unknown whether Marshall could actually serve as mayor, considering the State Board of Accounts has accused him of violating the “double-dipping law.” Marshall is an assistant superintendent at the Muncie Sanitary District in addition to serving on city council.