Local marketing and branding firm Farmhouse Creative has acquired the client base of Williams Printing of Farmland, IN. The Muncie Journal reports established in 2012, Farmhouse Creative is owned by the husband/wife team of Matt Howell and Angie Rogers-Howell. Projects on or after October 22, 2021, will be fulfilled by Farmhouse Creative. For more information, visit farmhousecreative.net.
Another step in a long corruption saga. Former Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler is scheduled to plead guilty to a felony theft charge at a hearing set for Nov. 10 in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, accused of accepting a $5,000 bribe — delivered to the then-mayor by Muncie Sanitary District official Tracy Barton in December 2015 — to steer work to a local contractor. Barton has signed an agreement to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. His sentencing hearing is set for Feb. 4, according to the Muncie paper.
Tonight is Fields of Faith – and their faith will be in the forecast to cooperate! The event is outdoors, on the football field of Muncie Central High School Jeff Mosier told WLBC’s Steve Lindell yesterday, that their “plan B” is the “BELIEVE” that they will be able to do the event as planned! There is no indoor fall-back plan for as many people that will attend. Since 2009, Fields of Faith Muncie has been the largest local Christian event in East Central Indiana.
Remember the story we covered yesterday about using fans for holiday gatherings? Well, ABC Radio News said yesterday that the CDC removed pages of guidance they posted Friday, citing a “technical update” and that info would be re-released soon.
Democrats aren’t ruling out a legal challenge to Indiana’s new Senate districts. The House and Senate gave final approval Friday to new maps of who represents you in Congress and at the statehouse. Governor Holcomb signed the new districts into law on Monday.
The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s 127th Annual Meeting is Thursday, October 28 at the Horizon Convention Center. Deadline to register is Friday, October 15th.
Indianapolis reached 200 homicides sooner than any time in the city’s history, but Mayor Joe Hogsett said his violence reduction programs are paying dividends. However, he says, we need to be patient.
Melanie Wright, a former three-term Democratic state representative, announced on Facebook that she is running for the 5th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives currently held by Republican Victoria Spartz.
Muncie Central football is the game of the week Friday night on Woof Boom Radio’s The MSS. Radio coverage on 1340AM and the new 92-Five FM, streaming free on WXFN.com and the free app, plus Woof Boom Radio TV – free on YouTube.
More than six-thousand Afghan refugees at Camp Atterbury have now been vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox. The Indiana National Guard says some of those housed at Camp Atterbury are American citizens or green-card holders and had already been vaccinated. The COVID vaccine has been made available but isn’t required.
The 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery will be noted in Henry county later this month. A half-sized replica of the tomb will be traveling to New Castle on Oct. 23 and 24. The Courier Times reports the weekend’s activities will begin with a parade starting at 10 a.m. on Oct. 23.
Nov. 10 in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, former Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler is expected to plead guilty – accused of accepting a $5,000 bribe — delivered to the then-mayor by Muncie Sanitary District official Tracy Barton in December 2015 — to steer work to a local contractor. The case has faced several delays.
It’s the huge Fall Arts Walk tomorrow during First Thursday in downtown Muncie. Activities at Canan Commons, Mad Jax, Cornerstone, and galleries and businesses from 5 – 8 p.m. Plenty of free parking all over.
Alan Kalter, the longtime voice of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” has died at age 78. Letterman paid tribute to the announcer in a statement to USA TODAY, recalling when he first listened to Kalter’s audition tape after his first announcer retired in the ’90s. Dave said Alan was the only audition tape they listened to – they knew they had the right replacement.
The City of Carmel has announced that the official hours of trick or treating in the City will be Sunday, October 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. Homes welcoming trick or treaters should turn on their porch lights.
Jobs at Camp Atterbury. AIM World Services is holding a hiring event today, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden in Edinburgh. The company says it is hiring janitors, cooks, food service workers and dishwashers with pay of up to $3,500 a week. For more information, call 281-847-2000.
A Better Way, a nonprofit committed to reducing domestic abuse, sexual assault and suicide through shelter services, crisis intervention and prevention initiatives, announced last week that it will begin serving the three counties served by Genesis of Richmond and acquire all its assets. Effective immediately, Genesis will operate as a part of A Better Way.
A Muncie woman says her boss beat her up and locked her in a freezer when she refused to marry his brother. It happened at Steak City Fish & Chicken on S. Walnut Street. The 32 year old woman says 27 year old Mohammad Khaldoon Mohammad told her she was going to marry his brother to “get him a green card,” and became irate when she said no.
At a hearing set for November 10th, former Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler is scheduled to plead guilty to a felony theft charge and be sentenced. The Star Press reports it would mark two years since Tyler was indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of theft of government funds for accepting a $5,000 bribe to steer work to a local contractor.
The October ArtsWalk is happening from 5–8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. The annual, free event celebrates art, music and culture in the community. It features a number of events including live music, art exhibits and and open house for the
Muncie–Delaware County Visitor Bureau Grand Opening: Open house from 5–8 p.m. Free parking is available in downtown lots and along select streets in the area.
BSU made the announcements: the Department of Journalism has been renamed the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication. The Department of Telecommunications has been renamed the Department of Media. In a press release, they explained this expanded vision of media aligns with the University’s mission to provide the community purposeful, deliberate content on topics and issues that matter most including local news, entertainment, and inspirational storytelling.
Indianapolis is now over the 200 homicide mark for the year 2021, on a record pace for the year. 2012 was the last year that Indianapolis saw less than 100 homicides for a calendar year.
Amie Hood was elected Sunday as chairwoman of the Madison County Democratic Party, replacing Thomas Newman Jr. who resigned in September.
Meridian Health Services Flu-Lapalooza, a One-Day FREE Flu Shot Clinic, is tomorrow October 6, from 11a-7p at Meridian locations throughout Indiana. The FREE seasonal flu shots are for those six months and older.
An alarming new update from Google that hasn’t yet made headlines has suddenly put Chrome’s 2.6 billion users at risk of “surveillance, manipulation and abuse.” Forbes magazine reported this past weekend that the browser has issued one urgent fix after another this year, as high-risk exploits have been found.
If you grew up in the 90s, this will probably get you excited… New Kids On The Block will be bringing their tour to Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indy in 2022. Joining them…will be Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley, and En Vogue. Their “Mixtape tour” will be in Indy on Thursday, May 12.
Motorsports journalist Robin Miller died in August. His celebration of life was Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Governor Holcomb also honored Miller with the Sagamore of the Wabash award. Miller was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame shortly before he died.
In case you have not heard yet, Kings of Leon has canceled their 2021 tour – they had a Thursday show scheduled for Noblesville. Three of the band members are brothers, and their mother recently passed away.
The Pride of Mid-America Marching Band of Ball State University will present their 2nd annual Showcase Performance on Sunday, October 24 at 3pm in Scheumann Stadium. The State Fair Band Day Champions from Muncie Central High School will also be featured in the performance! Link to purchase tickets can be found at bsu.edu/poma. Parking is free at the stadium.
An accomplished Muncie photographer whose work was known throughout Indiana and the nation, has died at age 97. Ruth Chin died Oct. 1, according to David Cox, president of the Meeks Mortuary and Crematory in Muncie. Arrangements are still pending at Meeks but services are tentatively set for Tuesday, Oct. 12.
It’s time served for a former Muncie man after he pleaded guilty to severely beating a local woman. The Star Press reports 59 year old Ennis Elmire Cullum pleaded guilty to domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury. The Star Press reports the judge imposed a three-year sentence with one year suspended. With credit for 563 days already spent in jail, the executed portion of Cullum’s sentence has been served.
Well known Muncie photographer Ruth Chin has died at age 97. According to the Star Press, she died on October 1st and arrangements are still pending at Meeks but services are tentatively set for Tuesday, Oct. 12th. Chin was Indiana’s first female Chinese-American photojournalist and was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame.
Meridian Health Services is excited to bring back Flu-Lapalooza, a One-Day FREE Flu Shot Clinic, on October 6, 2021, from 11a-7p at Meridian locations throughout Indiana. The Muncie Journal reports Flu-Lapalooza will take place at Meridian locations in Anderson, Bluffton, Connersville, Dunkirk, Indianapolis, Muncie, New Castle, Portland, Richmond, and Rushville. Participants can enter to win a $50 grocery gift card to be given away at each location.
An in-depth study, conducted by Emsi, reveals the significant positive economic impact Ivy Tech Community College makes on the state of Indiana, including the local impact in Delaware and Henry County. According to the Muncie Journal, the report outlines the return on investment the Community College makes to its major stakeholder groups – students, taxpayers and the communities it serves. Results of the analysis reflect a $3.9 billion cumulative annual impact.