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Apr 23, 2014 |
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By Garry A. Reff MUNCIE, INDIANA (ENTERTAINMENT) - It is always a pleasure to return to Emens auditorium and feel the opulence of richly tapestried curtains and plush seats. The Ten Tenors from Australia were making their second appearance to the Ball State campus, having entertained the community in 2009 with their regular tour. The stage lighting and audio were well-blended to add to the total effect of the...
Apr 23, 2014 |
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Midwest Writer's Workshop July 24-26 By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Some of the best poetry can be found in simple children's tales that taught reading and writing to generations.  And Indiana's Poet Laureate George Kalamaras agreed, offering his respect to other poets while giving some who gathered for an evening of poetry his prose about life and death. Midwest Writer's Workshop...
Apr 23, 2014 |
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Work One needs more people to become ready to build By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - More than a year ago, Mayor Dennis Tyler and local government invested in a Work Ready program that provided training and education in advanced manufacturing.  The deal to take the class and graduate and a job would be waiting in one of several manufacturing plants whether it was Progress Rail, Magna...
Apr 18, 2014 |
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More economic development, new quality of life initiatives await community support By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Mayor Dennis Tyler told the story of surviving the Polar Vortex, bringing $140 million in new investment and offering more people based programs during the annual State of the City address on Thursday. "Improving the quality of life of a community is dependent on the...
Apr 16, 2014 |
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John Dorer pleads innocent, makes bail, plans to return to collect spring taxes By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Delaware County Treasurer John Dorer spent April 15 in jail, accused of mishandling millions in tax dollars, as spring property tax bills are mailed this week. "I am doing good," said Dorer, shackled and dressed in an orange jumpsuit as he awaited a hearing Wednesday in Delaware...
Apr 15, 2014 |
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New documentary by Ball State students reflects native suffering in early American history By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Curtis Zunigha summed up the Lenape story in a few words after watching the documentary, The Lenape on the Wapahani River, on Saturday. Perseverance, said the business manager for the Delaware Indians what gave their name to Delaware County and Muncie. "We are still...
Apr 11, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - That big green sign that says Wasson also has a reminder it's a little too cold to plant too much yet. That's what Joanna Manor, greenhouse manager for Wasson Nursery reports, as she surveyed thousands of flowering plants on Friday before the greenhouses open Monday to the public. So how did Muncie's westside greenhouse survive the great winter of 2014...
Apr 11, 2014 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Business and government leaders predicted a strong construction season in 2014, coming off a year of hundreds of new jobs and millions in new investment.  Alison Quirk, chairman of Delaware Advancement Corporation, told a breakfast crowd on Thursday that a real "big, big, big year" awaited the community that spending millions in infrastructure, education...
Apr 08, 2014 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - It took Muncie Community Schools less than an hour to indebted property taxpayers $10 million over the next decade to renovate Central for consolidation and heat and cool other schools. Even the local Tea Party was not really against the borrowing from an Indianapolis bank and handled by Indianapolis attorneys and accountants, given it will not necessarily...
Apr 08, 2014 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Hurley Goodall lived when Muncie was segregated and broke that barrier, blazing the trail for other African Americans in  Muncie and Indiana. His time as a firefighter, school board member, lawmaker and community leader was recognized this week by Mayor Dennis Tyler, state lawmakers and members of Muncie City Council. When asked for a few words by someone...
Apr 07, 2014 |
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 Peace activists come together for afternoon of discussion, reflection By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Genocide is always a difficult issue for peace activists to address, says George Wolfe, outreach for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Ball State University. And the most compelling story during a War and Peace talk at The Cup in the University Village was a letter from a...

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