Government

Muncie Named a 2020 Finalist For ‘All America City Award’

By: National Civic League— Denver, CO—The City of Muncie has been named a finalist for the All-America City award presented by the National Civic League. The All America-City award recognizes communities that leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation to successfully address local issues. Each of the finalist communities demonstrated civic engagement practices that are inspirational, inclusive and promising in their ability to unite members of the community to collectively and collaboratively help solve our country’s most pressing and complex…

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City of Muncie Takes Precautions for Coronavirus

By: Jase Crehan, Director of Communications, City of Muncie— At the Advice of the Delaware County Health Department, the City of Muncie Will Be Enacting Procedures to Limit Potential Exposure to COVID-19. Public Procedures At the direction of Jammie Bane, the administrator of the Delaware County Health Department, the City of Muncie will be taking precautions to help protect the health of its citizens and employees. Our goal is to limit exposure of COVID-19; these precautions, in no way, should…


Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour Gives His First State Of The City Address; ‘Better and Brighter Days Are Ahead’

By: Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief, MuncieJournal.com— Muncie, IN—”Do not fret. Better and brighter days are ahead for Muncie.” That was a recurring theme during Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour’s first State of the City address held on Saturday, March 7th in the Community Room of the Ivy Tech Fisher building in downtown Muncie. The Community Room was almost at capacity as Mayor Ridenour gave a 2 hour presentation of his administration’s first 67 days in office. “Muncie will be reborn,” he said….


Coronavirus Task Force Recommendations and Infographics

Editor’s Note: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and the Coronavirus Task Force has asked that media outlets share the following document with the American public which was approved on Monday, March 9, 2020. This document features an easy to read format with bullet points and recommendations on how to keep your workplace, school and home safe from the coronavirus.   Click here to open and print the document.    For additional information, visit coronavirus.gov  


Mayor Ridenour’s State of the City Address To Be Held at End of IDEA 2020 Conference

By: Aimee West, Cornerstone Center for the Arts & Muncie Action Plan— Muncie, IN—The City of Muncie finds itself in a state of transition, as Muncie Neighborhoods’ IDEA Conference enters year 5 in 2020, with Mayor Ridenour’s new administration now at the helm. On March 7th,  at the Ivy Tech Fisher Building, Mayor Ridenour will issue his first State of the City address and his department heads will take the keynote stage at the 5th annual Muncie Neighborhoods IDEA Conference. The conference…


U.S. Senator Todd Young Statement On First Coronavirus Case in Indiana

By: Press@Young.Senate.Gov— Indianapolis, IN– U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement regarding the confirmed coronavirus case in Indiana: “As of this morning, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has confirmed the first Hoosier case of coronavirus. Under the leadership of Governor Holcomb, the state, in coordination with our medical community, was prepared and ready to respond. To further help our state and local governments in the days to come, I voted to pass $7.7 billion in emergency supplemental…


Muncie Police Department Significantly Increases Training Opportunities for Officers

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Imagine this scenario for a moment… YOU are a police officer dispatched to a home where a woman alleges a man is trying to break into the back of her home. Upon arrival at the home, YOU make your way to the backyard. A woman in her late thirties, dressed in only a beach towel, approaches YOU and says the man is around the side of the house, just past a large outdoor hot tub. YOU…


Full Transcript of President Trump’s State Of The Union Address

President Trump’s remarks during his third State of the Union address can be found below— THE PRESIDENT:  Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — (applause) — and my fellow Americans: We meet tonight at a moment of unlimited potential.  As we begin a new Congress, I stand here ready to work with you to achieve historic breakthroughs for all Americans. Millions of our fellow citizens are watching us now, gathered in…



Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour Sworn In Along With Other New City Administration Appointments

By: MuncieJournal.com staff— Muncie, IN—On Saturday, December 28, Dan Ridenour was sworn in as the new Mayor for the City of Muncie, at ceremonies held in the auditorium of Muncie Central High School. Ridenour was sworn in by John Feick, Delaware County Circuit Court 4 Judge while surrounded by family and friends. On January, 1, 2020 at Muncie City Hall, new Mayor Dan Ridenour swore in appointed employees for his new administration. The ceremony was not required, but many of the officials…