Business

The Downtown Farm Stand. Photo courtesy of the Downtown Farm Stand.

Downtown Farm Stand Purchases Building

Downtown Farm Stand buys building with SBA 504 loan from Prime Trust Federal Credit Union and Indiana Statewide CDC By: Guy Johnson— Muncie, IN—David and Sara Ring, owners of the Downtown Farm Stand in Muncie, have purchased the building in which they’ve operated their Farm Stand since 2007. The two-story building…

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Ontario Systems. File photo.

Ontario Systems Acquires Justice Systems, Provider of Court Case Management Software

By: Casey Stanley– Muncie, IN – Ontario Systems, a leading provider of enterprise revenue cycle management software to the healthcare, accounts receivable management, and government markets, announced today that it has acquired Justice Systems, Inc., a leading provider of court case management software, and electronic payments solutions to government clients including state…


Lions are pictured singing the National Anthem at the beginning of the business meeting on Friday, April 27, 2018. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Horizon Convention Center Hosts 2018 Lions Club State Convention

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The 2018 Lions Club State Convention was held at the Horizon Convention Center, April 27-29th in downtown Muncie. Approximately 320 members and friends from across the entire state attended the convention. “One of the purposes of our state convention is to conduct the business of the…


(L-R) Josh Shaffer, Phil Peterson and Caleb Churchill are pictured during the Pete's Bar & Grill soft opening on March 29th. Photos by: Mike Rhodes

Pete’s Bar & Grill Opens in Albany

By: John Carlson— Albany, IN—These days, Caleb Churchill is a busy man, a challenged man, a tired man. But he’s also a happy man. “I’ve always wanted to start my own restaurant,” said the young husband, father and chef. “Then the right opportunity came up.” For Churchill and his partners,…


First Merchants Corporation

First Merchants Corp Announces 32 Percent Increase in 1st Quarter Earnings

By: Clare Leonard— Muncie, IN—First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ – FRME) has reported first quarter 2018 net income of $36.7 million, an increase of 58 percent, compared to $23.2 million during the same period in 2017. Earnings per share for the period totaled $.74 per share, an increase of 32 percent,…


Understanding the concept of paternity is important when involved with a family law paternity action. Photo by: graphicstock

Beasley & Gilkison: Understanding Paternity Concepts

By: Benjamin J. Freeman, Attorney at Law—       Muncie, IN—In Indiana, a child born to married parents is, by law, the child of both the mother and the father. However, when a child is born to unmarried parents, paternity, the identity of the child’s father, may be in…


Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, 505 W. McGalliard Road, Muncie, IN. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Fresh Thyme to Celebrate Muncie Store Grand Opening on May 17th

Specialty Grocer Invites Local Residents to Participate in 4 Days of Giveaways, Live Music and More! By: Anthony Filomena— Downers Grove, IL – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market®, a growing Midwest specialty grocer focused on healthy, organic products and groceries, announced today the company’s 14th Indiana store will open on Thursday, May 17 at…