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Mar 17, 2014 |
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Community leaders look at eliminating poverty, blight By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Muncie's community leaders talked about ways Monday to provide new housing and jobs while eliminating slum and poverty in advance of the city's 150th anniversary in 2015. Mayor Dennis Tyler brought the group together to give an update on some projects and more than needs to be done to clean up Muncie's inner city...
Mar 15, 2014 |
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Moratorium on protected taxes keeps some transportation funds By Rick Yencer INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Muncie schools made out pretty good, according to Supt. Tim Heller, assessing what state lawmakers did for public schools in the 2014 session. Rep. Sue Errington, D-Muncie, working with Senate minority leader Tim Lanane of Anderson convinced Republican lawmakers to put a three year...
Mar 12, 2014 |
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By Rick Yencer INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA (NEWS) - Hoosiers might want to talk to their state lawmakers after deals to reduce business personal property taxes and money for early childhood education are offered. Thursday could be the day the Indiana House and Senate take final action on 2014 money and laws. With Big 10 mens basketball in town Thursday, downtown hotel rooms are booked up and most...
Mar 07, 2014 |
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First Thursday trending about new hotel, eatery and more By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  It's those feet on the the ground that Genny Gordy cannot wait to see as DWNTWN Muncie prepares for the new Courtyard by Marriott next to the Horizon Convention Center. Thousands of convention goers with now a place to stay DWNTWN is what Muncie's art community like Gordy Fine Art and Framing, The...
Mar 04, 2014 |
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Hotel has training for those with disability in hospitality industry By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - The first hotel of its kind in the United States to train those with a disability will open in downtown Muncie in 2015. And the impact of the $25 million, 150-room hotel will be huge. Branded Courtyard by Marriott - with a Thr3e Wise Men brewing company restaurant and a new city parking...
Jan 20, 2014 |
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Daylong events point to youth, future of social justice for all  By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Troy McElvaney led the march down McKinley Avenue with a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recognizing the fight against injustice, and poverty. And McElvaney, president of Alpha Phi Alpha, has carried own some of King's causes light getting students registered to vote and participation...
Dec 31, 2013 |
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Cranes return to Muncie landscape, New leadership for higher education in 2014 By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - A resurgence of investment and development brought progress to Muncie in 2013  and 2014 promises to bring more with new leadership in higher and public education. No one could imagine construction cranes dotting the skies over the community until new apartments were built along...
Dec 21, 2013 |
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Convention center sees record revenue By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - The Horizon Convention Center is sprucing up its pavilion and doing other renovation in advance of a new hotel being built next door. And the center has landed the ARC of Indiana state conference in 2014 that will bring more than 400 people to the community. The ARC is financing the new hotel to be a training sight for...
Dec 09, 2013 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - A great feeling of community spirit overcame DWNTWN Sunday afternoon during the 77th annual community Christmas Sing followed by a parade to light the community Christmas tree.   Whether it was the hundreds of Muncie students singing and dancing at the Fieldhouse or group of youth from Motivate Our Minds who smiled when the Christmas tree was lighted...
Dec 06, 2013 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Millions of dollars could be spent over the next few years to make Muncie a more pedestrian friendly community. Sidewalks and their compliance with the law was the topic Thursday at Muncie's Redevelopment Commission gathering that is usually spent on economic development and creating jobs in the community.  Following the death of a teenage...
Dec 05, 2013 |
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Local teachers, public safey workers, others will benefit By Rick Yencer Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler / File Photo MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Workplace Health Partners is just one of the ways that will save money and provide wellness under the Affordable Care Act for public employees and teachers in the community.  IU Health opens the new wellness clinic at 120 N. Tillotson Ave. on Monday...

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