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Feb 17, 2015 |
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Glenda Ritz opens doors, wants agreement on testing, policy By Rick Yencer INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS)  - Public educators in Indiana were heard loud and clear by the governor and Republican lawmakers as school chief Glenda Ritz proclaimed, "I am an educator and I know what we need in schools." More than 1,000 teachers, parents and even students gathered at the Indiana Statehouse on President's Day to rally for...
Jan 16, 2015 |
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Sirmax North America announce plans at Detroit car show By Rick Yencer ANDERSON, INDIANA (NEWS) -  An Italian based global manufacturer of plastic and resin is building a new plant and making a $25 investment to create more jobs in the once proud automotive community. Mayor Kevin Smith joined Sirmax CEO Massimo Pavin and Gov. Mike Pence  announcing the new auto interest coming to the Hoosier...
Jan 10, 2015 |
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Education key word for Indiana General Assembly session By Rick Yencer INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) - A fight is anticipated over public education as Gov. Mike Pence and Republican lawmakers want change the school's funding formula besides expand vouchers and provide more money to charter schools. Pence rolled out his two-year state budget plan this week that would add $200 million more in K-12...
Dec 05, 2014 |
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Many kindergarten students not ready for school, study finds By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  A birth to kindergarden initiative locally will get attention at the Indiana Statehouse  in 2015, says Gov. Mike Pence. Pence was in town Thursday talking about the economy and education as he announced steps to do away with his education agency at odds with state school superintendent Glenda...
Sep 24, 2014 |
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Innovation Connector crowd hears new investment program By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Crowdfunding started as a way to raise money through social networking websites finance filmmaking, artists and musicians. After the federal government authorized the Securities and Exchange Commission to write federal rules for crowdfunding, Indiana, like other Midwest states including Wisconsin and...
Sep 21, 2014 |
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Secetary of state candidate has Muncie IN roots By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Beth White made it clear to Delaware County Democrats on Friday that Hoosier deserve better government than Republican leaders now offer. "There is a culture of corruption at the Statehouse," said White, Marion County clerk and Democratic candidate for Indiana Secretary of State. White, speaking at the annual...
Sep 05, 2014 |
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Interstate 70 corridor key to development in Henry County NEW CASTLE,INDIANA (NEWS) -  A premium producer of delicatessen meats and cheeses is building an $80 million processing plant in the community, creating more than 200 jobs by 2016. Boar's Head, the Sarasota, Florida based deli meat brand, announced plans to build on County Road 400-S just minutes from Interstate 70. Mayor Greg York and Gov...
Aug 15, 2014 |
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Jud Fisher talks about education initiatives at higher ed gathering By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Ivy Tech Community College beat out other state universities on performance based funding provided by the state.  While Teresa Lubbers, Indiana's higher education commissioner, said the funding performance is not a race, the indicators show that better graduation rates and helping more at...
Aug 15, 2014 |
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Farmer's Day at the Indiana State Fair celebrates food production By Rick Yencer INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Farmer's Day at the Indiana State Fair is the busiest day of the year for Don Villwock, president of the Indiana Farm Bureau. In the morning, there's a pancake breakfast for farmers where the talk was about a record crop production offered by Purdue University agriculturalists.  There...
Jun 25, 2014 |
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Federal court order throws out same sex marriage ban, same sex marriage begins By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS)  Julia Corbett Hemeyer has performed commitment ceremonies for same sex couples in Delaware County.  And she called the federal court ruling that throws out the ban on same sex marriage in Indiana a step in the right direction, awaiting that first ceremony where she can legally...
Apr 26, 2014 |
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Bill Poole Jr. a legacy in shooting, marksman sport By Rick Yencer INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA (NEWS) -  Sport shooting provides a bridge among generations and differences, says Muncie native Bill Poole Jr., now managing director of education and training for the National Rifle Association. And Poole knows that well, given his parents the late Bill and Hazel Poole were national shooting champions and...

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