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WIPB-TV’s first Be My Neighbor Day set for Sept. 12

Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?

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MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) – WIPB-TV will have its first BE MY NEIGHBOR DAY from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at Canan Commons in downtown Muncie.

Based on the popular PBS KIDS animated program “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” and with a nod to the classic “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” this free family event will focus on the importance of being a good neighbor.

Daniel Tiger himself will be there to meet his grr-iffic fans on the MITS Trolley!

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Carolyn K. Buchanan, 86

MUNCIE, INDIANA (OBITUARY) - Carolyn K. Buchanan, 86, passed away on May 31, 2015, at her daughter’s residence following an extended illness.

Carolyn was born in Indianapolis on December 9, 1928, the daughter of Lloyd August and Katherine (Murray) Malott, and was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School. After graduation, Mrs. Buchanan became a Registered Nurse through Ball Memorial Hospital in 1950.

Trooper Rescues Elderly Man From Flooded Roadway

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ALBANY, INDIANA (NEWS) - A man’s “Sunday drive” nearly took a tragic turn this afternoon after he drove into high water on a flooded Randolph County roadway. Today around 4:45 p.m. Indiana State Police Dispatch at Indianapolis received a call from an elderly man, who said he was stranded in his car on a flooded roadway around SR1 and SR 28 in northern Randolph County.

In Search of “Good Government”

By Jim Arnold

I embarked on my search for good government in 2007, when property taxes rocketed from ridiculous to obscene. I was spending a beautiful spring day whittling down my “To Do” list, when I was visited by two neighbors who were furious over their property tax bills. My elderly neighbor’s property taxes had doubled from $1,200 to $2,400 per year in a two year period, and he was distraught because he couldn’t spare an extra $100 a month to fund local government.

Historic Step for Indiana Ethics Reform

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INDIANA STATEHOUSE – Today the Legislative Council approved the appointment of John Robert “Bob” Rudolph to serve as the Chief Counsel for the Office of Legislative Ethics within the Legislative Services Agency (LSA). House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) was the author of House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1002, the ethics bill which passed in a bipartisan effort during the 2015 legislative session.

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