Dennis Tyler

Jan 26, 2015 |
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 Noise reduction in DWNTWN guaranteed for new Courtyard by Marriott By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - That $5 million investment in closing rail crossings and silencing train whistles could result in a $35 million increase in property values, according to a local economic study. And Mayor Dennis Tyler said that type of investment in the quality of life and place that sustains the community would continues in...
Jan 14, 2015 |
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 Democratic mayor kicks off re-election campaign By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -   A standing room only crowd listened to Mayor Dennis Tyler talk about working together to make the community grow and prosper. "Nobody will work harder than Dennis Tyler to bring more development and jobs to the community," the mayor told the cheering crowd at local Democratic Party headquarters. About 200...
Dec 30, 2014 |
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Year in review also finds horrific crime, failing public schools By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  That whisper in the wind could be heard in Muncie as millions of dollars in construction brought jobs and growth to the community in 2014. "If you build it, he will come," the voice says in the movie, Field of Dreams. That's what builder and longtime public servant Ron Quakenbush said as he...
Dec 23, 2014 |
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Community engagement includes actress and singer Cynda Williams By Rick Yencer MUNCIE INDIANA (NEWS) - Hundreds of people like Mary and her two children came Saturday to The Unity Center looking for food and hope during the holidays. Mary has been unable to work because of her declining health and her girls depend on reduced lunches at school. The girls got Christmas presents of new Barbie dolls ...
Dec 19, 2014 |
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Tobacco free kids, cessation groups offer startling report By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -   Ashley was a 21-year-old heroin addict who usually smokes an e-cigarette while carrying a pack of Marlboro Reds.  While she beat the drug addiction, she still smokes just to calm her sometimes hectic life. Ashley is an example of what a national report shows in Indiana that the state is behind in...
Dec 15, 2014 |
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Talking circle intends bring calm amid national protests over police brutality, racial profiling By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Myna Robertson's voice was heard Friday when she told about a 70-year-old man in the community that was stopped and handcuffed by police. Robertson, daughter of activist Vivian Conley, told a group of people talking about racism how the police were looking a...
Nov 22, 2014 |
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Membership goes with office, gathering place By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA - The new Downtown Business Connector was trending high on Friday as the new cool office and meeting space found in The Lofts at the old Roberts Hotel. Whether it's a young business professional looking for fast speed internet and a cup of coffee, or a company wanting a meeting place amid a living room setting with art...
Oct 28, 2014 |
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Hundreds come DWNTWN on Wednesday to hear about new hotel By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  John Dickerson was delighted to see the turnout Tuesday for the groundbreaking of the new $25 million Courtyard by Marriott Hotel that will be first of its kind training ground for people of disability in the hospitality industry.  So grateful was the Arc of Indiana that its yearly state conference...
Sep 18, 2014 |
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New social host law among common sense messages By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Mayor Dennis Tyler joined Ball State President Paul Ferguson this week to offer survival tips for students living in off campus neighborhoods besides engaging them in being part of the community.  The walk through some of Muncie's student neighborhoods surrounding campus was part of the Campus Community...
Sep 02, 2014 |
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Mayor Dennis Tyler: America was built with blood, sweat and courage of working people By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS)  - Labor had its day in the community as the Solidarity United Way Picnic drew a few hundred people to south Muncie to celebrate working people and those who built America. Live United was the message among business and labor as a classic car show, hot dogs and beans and...
Aug 25, 2014 |
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$16 million bond paid by food and beverage tax funds improvements By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS)  -A pledge of millions of dollars in food and beverage tax for a new DWNTWN parking garage and efforts to silence train whistles took government and civic leaders only an hour to decide last week.  The $8 million garage will accommodate the new Courtyard by Marriott expected to break ground in...

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