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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 September along with...
Aug 05, 2014 |
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City offers financial coverage for new independent living property By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  A new $12 million assisted living property in south Muncie got a boost from local government this week. And developer Mark Waterfill of Indianapolis, anticipates construction of Muncie Senior Living at Tillotson Avenue and Memorial Drive could begin this fall. The project modeled after...
Jul 29, 2014 |
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eBook prices at middle of debate between Amazon and Hachette Publishing FREE PRESS REPORT SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (NEWS) - Earlier today, Amazon posted an official note entitled, "Announcement Update re: Amazon/Hachette Business Interruption," that shares some information about their views on the dispute with Hachette. Here is the entire post from Amazon earlier today: With this update, we're...
Jul 20, 2014 |
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More than 250 jobs in pipeline for city along Interstate 70 By Rick Yencer NEW CASTLE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Corey Murphy offered some great economic news to partisans Saturday giving the Henry County community hope for more income and jobs. A large food processing company is looking at land along a county road near Interstate 70 that could start with 250 jobs and then add 100 more. It is the kind of...
Jul 09, 2014 |
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New rules, permits for outdoor entertainment, drinking and dining proposed By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA  (NEWS)  - A daring plan to make DWNTWN Walnut Street accommodate those with disability and others who drink and dine will change the landscape of the heart of the city. Mayor Dennis Tyler unveiled the latest plan Wednesday to redo Walnut that will involve rebuilding the street scape, adding...
Jul 07, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  University Estates (UE), located on Bethel Avenue, delivered over $26,000 in proceeds and donations to the local Habitat for Humanity Restore last month. The staff at University Estates believe that they have a responsibility to help the less fortunate and contribute to the common good. Over the past few months, University Estates has been going through...
Jul 02, 2014 |
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 Dozens of jobs, few job seekers during holiday week By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Thousands have attended the yearly congressional job fair at Ball State University in nearly two decades, but that was not the case Wednesday when only dozens showed up. More than 60 employers including manufacturers like Mursix and Reber Machine, retailers like Lowe's, Menards, Speedway and Rickers...
Jul 02, 2014 |
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Affordable housing for 55 and over in DWNTWN By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Dorothy Sweet recalled working at the old Roberts Hotel when she attended the former Central High School down the street in the 1960s. She and friend were among more than 100 people who came to the grand opening of the Lofts at Roberts on Wednesday to take a look at new apartments and public areas that bring more...
Jul 01, 2014 |
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Boomer’s Fireworks has been locally owned and operated since 1967. FREE PRESS REPORT MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Boomer's Fireworks is open year round, but it's usually around this time of the year that they get excited. With so many great deals, it's no wonder. Boomer's is all about family - especially when it comes to employees. Manager Jack Miller has been on staff for 27 years now. And his wife...
Jun 27, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT LOGANSPORT, INDIANA (NEWS) - Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) members from Local 615 in Logansport volunteered their time and skills to Servants at Work (SAWs), a nonprofit organization that builds wheelchair ramps for disabled individuals. IKORCC has been involved in many volunteer projects, but this is the first with SAWs.  From June 19-21, eight...
Jun 27, 2014 |
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Construction begins in fall to build 400-space garage next to convention center By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - The last piece of a huge DWNTWN development including a Courtyard by Mariott Hotel was unveiled Thursday with a new 400-space parking garage.  That $8 million cost will ultimately be carried by food and beverage taxpayers after five years while local partners like visitors,...

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