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IRONMAN Group Selects Muncie to Host Full Distance Event in 2021

By City of Muncie Communications— Muncie, IN—The IRONMAN Group announced the addition of a new full-distance IRONMAN triathlon event that will take place in the long-standing IRONMAN partner city of Muncie, Indiana on October 2, 2021. This event will be held in conjunction with IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie. “We are excited to bring a full distance IRONMAN triathlon to this community,” said Keats McGonigal, Vice President of Operations, North America for The IRONMAN Group. “We have hosted races in Muncie for…

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Shafer Leadership Academy Hosts Ethics Training for City of Muncie

By Kate Elliott— Muncie, IN—In early December, Muncie City Council members unanimously approved the first resolution Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour brought before them. Resolution 1-20 stipulates that all city government department appointees and supervisors participate in comprehensive ethics training, and all city employees engage in annual ethics training as a condition of their continued employment. Ridenour said the resolution reflected his campaign promise for a more ethical and transparent city government. To facilitate ethics training, Ridenour turned to Shafer Leadership…


Changes to Public Access to City Hall and Other City Services

By City of Muncie Communications— Muncie, IN- Mayor Dan Ridenour has issued an executive order changing the access to City Hall. From Tuesday, December 15th until Thursday December 31st, the City Hall building will be open to the public by appointment only.  In order to protect employees and the public from unnecessary exposure of COVID-19, individuals looking to do business with the City are encouraged to call City Hall (765) 747-4845. City employees will be in attendance in the City…


City of Muncie To Receive More Community Crossings Funds for Street Repairs and Improvements

By City of Muncie Communications— Muncie, IN- Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness announced 241 Indiana cities, towns, and counties received a combined $101 million in state matching funds for local road projects through Community Crossings, a component of the Governor’s Next Level Roads program. Muncie City Engineer, Brian Stephen-Hotopp stated, “The City of Muncie was awarded $296,401.20 as part of the second round of the 2020 Community Crossings Matching Grant. In addition to…


FBI Warns of Holiday Online Shopping Scams

By Chris Bavender, Public Affairs, FBI Indianapolis— Indianapolis, IN—Residents across Indiana are joining the rest of the country in shopping online this holiday season in big numbers. But Hoosiers aren’t the only one’s trying to steal a deal – so are scammers. With more people shopping online this year, consumers may encounter more online scams. “The holiday season not only means consumers are looking for the best deals for their holiday gift giving, but scammers are also looking for ways to swindle…


Congressman Greg Pence: Indiana to Receive $169 Million in Rural Broadband Funding from FCC

By U.S. Congressman Greg Pence Press Office— Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) announced today that Indiana will be the recipient of $169 million to improve access to high-speed internet service through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction. The announcement today came via the Federal Communication Commission. Counties in Indiana’s Sixth District to receive the funding: Delaware, Randolph, Henry, Wayne, Hancock, Fayette, Union, Franklin, Shelby, Bartholomew, Decatur, Jennings, Ripley, Dearborn, Ohio, Switzerland, Jefferson and Scott. “Without access…


Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour Secures Option to Purchase 13 Acres for New City Park

By City of Muncie Communications— Muncie, IN- Mayor Dan Ridenour has taken action on his commitment to expand and improve Muncie city parks, by securing an agreement to purchase 13 acres along South Tillotson Avenue along Buck Creek.  According to the Muncie City Parks 5-Year Park Plan, when comparing park systems according to acres, Muncie contains the 2nd lowest park acres. However, when Prairie Creek Park is included, Muncie’s parks department maintains the most park acreage among the 17 second…


NFIB Awards Senator Todd Young ‘Guardian of Small Business’ Award

By Senator Todd Young Press Office— WASHINGTON – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) awarded U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) with their most prestigious legislative recognition, the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award. “As the son of a small business owner, I know how important small enterprises are to our economy. I will always fight to support Indiana’s small businesses, especially during the difficult times they have faced this year due to the pandemic. As we continue working to…


Rowray Sworn In As New State Representative for House District 35

By Lydia Kirschner, Press secretary— STATEHOUSE  – Elizabeth Rowray of Yorktown took the oath of office today to serve as state representative for House District 35. Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush administered the oath to all House lawmakers during a swearing-in ceremony in the House Chamber of the Statehouse during Organization Day, the formal start to the 2021 legislative session. “From growing up in the community to raising my own family here, I am fortunate to know…


City of Muncie Announces New Deputy Mayor and Deputy Controller

By City of Muncie Communications— Muncie, IN—Mayor Dan Ridenour has announced his selection of Richard Ivy to serve as the Deputy Mayor for the City of Muncie. During a press conference on November 12, 2020,  Mayor Ridenour highlighted Ivy’s experience as a former personnel director, a leader in the community, and experience in matters related to his service to the Muncie City Council. Below are highlights Mayor Ridenour shared regarding Ivy’s experiences: Government Experience—City Council At-Large, serves on Finance Committee…