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Jan 28, 2015 |
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Peter and the Starcatcher is the story of The Neverland you never knew…until now. By Heather Collins MUNCIE, INDIANA (ENTERTAINMENT) - The Tony award winning play Peter and the Starcatcher will premiere at Emens on Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30 p.m. The play is an adaption of the the book Peter and The Starcatcher written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
Jan 26, 2015 |
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Local lawmakers talk education, health care, gaming  By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -   Retired pathologist George Branam told local lawmakers about the bottom line of any policy discussion on Friday. "Your presentation should always be couched in money," said Branam, a member of the Muncie-Delaware Chamber of Commerce. Indiana lawmakers on both sides agreed as the only constitutional...
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...
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...
Jan 26, 2015 |
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Breakfast, march, giving all part of celebration By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Dave and Bill were thankful for the groceries that were offered at the Unity Center on Monday. Both had problems in life and barely have means to live, given their age and disability. Yolanda Taylor organized the food giveaway during the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, and also was able to feed more than...
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...

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