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Horizon Convention Center Hosts Indiana State Sheriffs’ Association New Sheriff School

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—There’s a new sheriff in Delaware County…and 50 more across the state who began their duties on January 1st. Earlier in December over 200 sheriffs, chief deputies and support staff from 72 Indiana counties attended the Indiana Sheriffs’Association (ISA) New Sheriffs’ School at the Horizon Convention Center in downtown Muncie. According to Steve Luce, executive director of the ISA, every 4 years, sheriffs are on an election and re-election cycle. Indiana is a term-limited state for the office…


Muncie Journal’s Most Viewed Stories of 2018

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—22 children adopted at the Delaware County Justice Center on National Adoption Day topped Muncie Journal’s most viewed stories list for 2018. The article was written by attorney Rebecca Bruce and continues to be shared by our readers, even today. You’ll find the rest of our most viewed stories for 2018 below. You can click on any story headline to review the initial story and the date it was published. (When you click on a story below, you can hit…


Walls Mattress to Host Community Blood Drive On Dec. 17

By: Amanda Price— Muncie and Indianapolis—It’s the season of giving, and Walls Mattress is giving back in a new way.  The locally owned mattress store is hosting a community blood drive Monday, Dec. 17 in Muncie and Castleton.  “According to the American Red Cross, someone in the country needs blood every two seconds, and just one donation could save up to three lives,” the Facebook event page for the blood drive says.  The store’s owners decided to host a blood…


“Excellence In Innovation Awards” Recipients Announced

By: The Innovation Connector— Muncie, Indiana—The Innovation Connector’s 4th Annual Excellence in Innovation Awards were held on November 14, 2018 at a celebration event at the Horizon Convention Center in downtown Muncie. The evening’s events lead up to the introduction of the 5 finalists from the Innovation Connector’s Big Idea Pitch Competition. Each of the 5 finalists pitched live, in front of the audience. Additional awards given included the Young Innovators award and the Excellence in Mentorship award. (Results below.) Award recipients…


Lahody’s Steak House Opens In Downtown Muncie

By: John Carlson— Muncie, Indiana—If you’ve been waiting, the meat cleaver door handle to Ron Lahody’s Steak House (Motto: Trust Your Butcher) will be getting a workout starting today. The restaurant, located at 231 S. Walnut St., is opening this evening, Lahody said. Hours are 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. We snuck in with our buddy George Bennett for an early look the other day. Workers were scurrying to get it ready. Ron, owner of Lahody’s Meats, was manning a…


Horizon Convention Center Hosts 2018 Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Conference

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, Indiana—Approximately 127 people attended the 2018 Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Conference held at the Horizon Convention Center November 7-8. The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) provides services for individuals with developmental disabilities that enable them to live as independently as possible in their communities. BDDS assists individuals in receiving community support and residential services using a person-centered plan to help determine what services are needed and who can…


IU Health to Expand Statewide Network of On-Site Employer Clinics With Progress Rail

By: Jeff Swiatek— Muncie and Indianapolis Indiana— Indiana University Health will expand its statewide network of on-site employer clinics under a new contract with Progress Rail in Muncie. Under the new relationship with IU Health, Progress Rail employees will be offered a range of health services with a focus on occupational medicine and workplace safety. The onsite service will be offered starting in early 2019. “IU Health Business Solutions is honored to provide health care and partner with a company…


Two Well Known Muncie Retail Properties To Be Sold In Online Auction

By: Alex Nielsen— New York, NY—Mission Capital Advisors, a leading national real estate capital markets solutions firm, has announced that its Asset Sales Group is marketing two well known Muncie properties in an online auction to be held December 3-5. Both properties will be auctioned individually on the RealINSIGHT Marketplace platform, with the bidding window opening on December 3rd and closing on December 5th. The properties were previously occupied by the Marsh grocery chain – or its LoBill Foods brand –…


Young Entrepreneurs To Compete for Prizes Worth Over $100,000

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, Indiana — Young innovators from across Indiana may learn more about the entrepreneurial process through a pitch competition — and win up to $100,000 in prizes — co-sponsored by Ball State University in partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC) and the Indiana Department of Education (DOE). Innovate WithIN Pitch Competition, now in its second year, is designed for high school innovators who have an idea for a business, product, service, technology component, or other…


Old National Bank Raises Over $90,000 At 100 Men Who Cook

By: David Huhnke— Muncie, Indiana—On November 3, Old National Bank held its annual 100 Men Who Cook event for the Community Champions Fund, which raised over $90,000. The Community Champions Fund will consider support to not-for-profits, civic, business, and government organizations to fund the development and delivery of innovative solutions, otherwise unavailable in our community, designed to make our community a safer place to live, work, and play. Since 2015, the Community Champions Fund has awarded over $320,000 to 36…