Congratulations to the ‘Daughters of the American Revolution’ Good Citizen Award winners from local high schools. Some recipients include Nicholas Crookston of Burris, Ashley Evans of Cowan and Eve Emery of Daleville, George Schafer of Muncie Central, Olivia Neal of Wapahani, and Jared Dowling of Wes-Del. Samantha Bilby of Delta was the scholarship winner.
Police say a Muncie man was found falling through a bedroom ceiling of a home they raided Thursday due to reported drug activity. 27 year old Ridge King of the 2600 block of East Maumee Avenue was freed and cuffed. He’s behind bars in lieu of $60,000 bail for various drug counts, after reportedly selling meth to an undercover agent twice in recent weeks.
Governor Eric Holcomb is directing flags across the state to be flown at half-staff to honor former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh. Bayh passed away Thursday from pneumonia at age 91. He was a farmer turned legislator who won his first Senate term in 1962 and spent almost 30 years representing Indiana.
A bizarre incident in Grant County, when a Marion man noticed some damage on the frame of his garage door. Suspecting that someone had broken in, he decided to move some of the clutter and when he did he discovered that his 900-pound antique floor safe tipped over and there was a body underneath it. Police say 28-year-old Jeremiah Disney of Marion was the victim.
New Castle Police are cracking down on drivers who ignore school bus stop arms. The department has been executing “Operation Stop-Arm,” which places officers on patrol behind school buses to watch for those who ignore the stop arms.
A Chicago-based alternative energy company is planning to construct a 120-megawatt solar farm in northern Madison County. Invenergy is in the process of signing options to lease a minimum of 700 acres between Orestes and Elwood. The Lone Oak Solar Farm could produce enough electrical energy to power 35,000 homes.
It appears that Panera Bread in Muncie may be moving to a new location. The owners want to build a new cafe and bakery in the southwest corner of Muncie Mall’s parking lot, next to JC Penney. No word on a possible construction timeline.
Local leaders in Alexandria are planning a major summer event series, “Small Town Summer”. The proposed series starts with a downtown strawberry festival on June 7 and may end with a back-to-school swim event at the Beulah Park pool on August 3rd.
Saturday, April 13 is Muncie Brewfest. The showcase features Indiana breweries and their Hoosier craft beers. Your paid admission includes unlimited samples of beer. The event will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on the third floor of the Cornerstone Center for the Arts.
During Muncie Community Schools Spring Break, the YMCA of Muncie will offer water safety lessons. Through Safety Around Water, parents and caregivers are encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills. Families interested in learning more about the five-day course can visit muncie ymca dot org.