Sharon McShurley

Jan 24, 2013 |
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By Rick Yencer   Former Mayor Sharon McShurley listens to Congressman Luke Messer. MUNCIE, IN -  Coffee with new Congressman Luke Messer turned out to be a partisan affair with predictable positions on balancing the federal budget and gun control.    Messer, a Republican, stopped by Bruner's, Wick's Pies in Winchester and a coffee shop in New Castle, as part of finding his constituency and what's on...
Dec 17, 2012 |
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Army Corps of Engineers wants action to protect against flooding By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - The white Xs on those trees along White River near Tuhey Pool mark death for those and other vegetation to protect the river levee and prevent flooding to nearby property and people.  It was ironic that the Army Corps of Engineers decided during last summer's drought to inspect the 75 year old...
Jun 10, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer INDIANAPOLIS, IN - That big Harley Davidson that Gov. Mitch Daniels rode in and the bright red pickup that Republican gubernatorial hopeful Mike Pence drove illustrated the   power and money at the Indiana Republican Convention on Saturday.  And that was not even counting billionaire Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential choice, along with Indiana State Treasurer Richard...
Apr 18, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN  Mike Thomas was standing like a guardian outside the Republican 6th Congressional debate Tuesday night at Ball State University.  Thomas, a BSU graduate, was handing out flyers and preaching that Ron Paul, a Republican congressman and so called father of the Tea Party, would win the party nomination for president that is all but locked up by billionaire and former...
Mar 21, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - Mayor Dennis Tyler partnered with downtown development on Wednesday, restoring funding just in time for Muncie Gras on Saturday.  Muncie Downtown Development is back in business under the helm of Vicki Veach, former Muncie Visitors Bureau director who brought the Academy of Model Aeronautics and its multi-million dollar membership to town.  Muncie's Board of...
Mar 21, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer  MUNCIE, IN -  The Burt Whiteley Fund was established to beautify parks and provide playground equipment at a time Muncie only had McCulloch, Heekin and a new Tuhey Pool. Whiteley's widow, Mary wanted that money to be directed to the African American community in Industry and Whiteley before the Muncie YMCA built a new community center and swimming pool on South Madison...
Feb 08, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - Scot Boyce showed off his latest work in downtown Muncie on Wednesday, spending about $500,000 to restore the 20th Century Flats that had been a victim of fire and neglect.  Downtown folks, historic preservationists, friends, family and even Sharon McShurley came down for the open house that showed four new apartments in the building that had been abandoned and...
Jan 03, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer  MUNCIE, IN -  Imagine Mayor Dennis Tyler's surprise when he found a signed 911 agreement on his desk left by outgoing Mayor Sharon McShurley.  McShurley apparently changed her mind and changed the agreement signed by Delaware County Commissioners last week, continuing the farce of a lawsuit and mediation over running 911 emergency communications.  Todd Donati, Delaware...
Jan 01, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - Mayor Dennis Tyler was anxious, eager and confident as he became Muncie's 29th mayor in front of  more than 300 people on New Year's Day.  "We will be a people's administration," said Tyler, standing besides his wife, Vickie.  The inauguration of the first Democratic mayor in 20 years and since the new Muncie City Hall was built marked a change in direction...
Dec 30, 2011 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - The top story of the year in Muncie is about tragedy and loss felt by a wife and three young children.  There's no question that the death of Scott Davis, 40, trying to fight the fire at Tabernacle of Praise on June 15 impacted more people, besides his wife, Raeanne, and three children, Jake, Emma and Myron, more than any other story in Muncie 2011.  More than...
Nov 12, 2011 |
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By Rick Yencer Mayor-elect Dennis Tyler will name a transition team soon, and his victory Tuesday over Mayor Sharon McShurley boiled down to one thing. "I might be outspent, but I will not be out worked," said Tyler, when he pledged to run a clean campaign. His work resulted in more votes, more money and more volunteers besides a local Democratic Party that stuck together after 20 years...

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