Rowray Running For House District 35 Seat

Another Delaware County Republican running for a seat in the Legislature is making education a top priority. Elizabeth Rowray, a school board member in Yorktown, has filed her candidacy for state representative in House District 35. The incumbent, Melanie Wright, D-Yorktown, who is a school teacher, is seeking re-election.

Water Department Work Orders To Go Paperless

Work orders for the Anderson Water Department will be going paperless soon. The Anderson Board of Public Works on Tuesday approved a contract with Ziptility Inc. for $9,500. Neal McKee, superintendent of the Water Department, said Ziptility is a field management software company that will allow paperless work orders for crews.

Old Roadhouse To Remain Open During New Construction

Fans of Muncie’s Texas Roadhouse will be happy to know the steakhouse on McGalliard Road will remain open while the new one is being built. The Star Press reports the new location is being constructed right next door where ALDI used to stand. Built in 1986, the current store originally served as a Sizzler. Ten years later, it was converted to a Roadhouse.

Washington DC Trip Fundraiser January 29th

Next week, Culver’s of Muncie, located at 1312 W McGalliard Rd will donate a portion of its sales to raise funds for the Selma 8th Grade Field Trip between 5pm – 8pm on January 29th. The class is going to Washington DC later this school year and is looking to raise capital to help pay for it.

Basketball Referee Accused Of Smoking Pot Before Game

Police say it appears a referee was smoking some pot before he was to officiate a basketball game at Northside Middle School. 57 year old Michael Eugene Schoeff was arrested after a police officer working security at the game smelled the odor of marijuana coming from him. When confronted, Schoeff admitted he had taken a hit from a pot pipe shortly before. Police came to take him away.

Tyler Attornies Seek Second Delay In Federal Theft Trial

Another delay is being requested by attornies for former Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler in his federal theft trial. Tyler was arrested in November, charged with theft of government funds. His trial was originally set for this week, then delayed until May 26th. Now his lawyers are looking for another delay because both attornies will be out of the country for a conference on that date.