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Jan 21, 2015 |
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By Heather Collins MUNCIE, INDIANA (ENTERTAINMENT) - Tara Tagliaferro, who plays Mary-Martin-of-Tours and in the ensemble in Sister Act, talks with the Muncie Free Press about glitter, Cher, a day in the life in a touring show, yoga, heart-warming moments and Domino’s pizza. Read the fun and quirky interview with Tara Tagliaferro! Direct from Broadway and coming to Emens Auditorium is the musical comedy, Sister Act...
Jan 16, 2015 |
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Human and Health Services official encourage Hoosiers to sign up  By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEW) - Until affordable health care became law, infants born with autism or other physical ailments were denied health insurance coverage for of pre existing conditions. And Mayor Dennis Tyler, a former state lawmaker, said that was just wrong as he helped the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
Jan 16, 2015 |
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Sirmax North America announce plans at Detroit car show By Rick Yencer ANDERSON, INDIANA (NEWS) -  An Italian based global manufacturer of plastic and resin is building a new plant and making a $25 investment to create more jobs in the once proud automotive community. Mayor Kevin Smith joined Sirmax CEO Massimo Pavin and Gov. Mike Pence  announcing the new auto interest coming to the Hoosier...
Jan 14, 2015 |
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The musical is based on the 1992 hit comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg By Heather Collins MUNCIE, INDIANA - Direct from Broadway and coming to Emens Auditorium is the musical comedy, Sister Act. The “Gloriously Broadway” musical will premiere at Emens on Wednesday, January 21st  at 7:30 p.m. The musical features original music by Alan Menken, a Tony and 8-time Oscar Winner. Menken also created the...
Jan 14, 2015 |
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Muncie schools looking to hire private company for food service, school maintenance By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - The lunch ladies at Muncie Community School raised concerns that hiring a private company to feed students could be a big mistake. "It just makes me sick," said Leslie Weaver, after hearing the administration wanted to get rid of food service and maintenance workers and have...
Jan 14, 2015 |
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Experience, defense bring Cardinals to life in conference play By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) -   Defense was the word Ball State basketball coach James Whitford used to described the mens team that suddenly is 2-0 in conference play after picked last to finish. Players Zavier Turner, Jeremiah Davis and Franco House all used the word hungry when the Cardinals beat Central Michigan 83-65...
Jan 10, 2015 |
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Education key word for Indiana General Assembly session By Rick Yencer INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) - A fight is anticipated over public education as Gov. Mike Pence and Republican lawmakers want change the school's funding formula besides expand vouchers and provide more money to charter schools. Pence rolled out his two-year state budget plan this week that would add $200 million more in K-12...
Jan 10, 2015 |
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New athletic director has 35 years of experience. By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) - Ball State University greeted its new athletic director Mark Sandy with wins from mens and womens basketball teams the night before. "That was a good win," said Sandy, former AD at Eastern Kentucky, to Coach James Whitford about the 60-59 upset of Eastern Michigan. Sandy mentioned winning more than once...
Jan 07, 2015 |
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Former Central High all star returns for conference play By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) - Jeremiah Davis recalls helping Cincinnati go to the Sweet 16 as a freshman after getting his start at Central High School. "I am just very thankful to be back out here," said Davis, as he resumed his collegiate basketball career at Ball State after a foot injury last fall. The now junior guard only...
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...
Jan 10, 2015 |
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Former Brooklyn Dodger wows sports fans By Clarke Payne MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) -  Carl Erskine still tells the story about how then Central High coach and teacher Odie Barnet encouraged him to play in the major league. Erskine, pitcher for the Dodgers more than a half century ago, got his start playing with the Anderson Indians and was told in high school he was too short to play in the big...

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