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Rotaract Club Hosts Manners and Models Etiquette Dinner for Boys & Girls Club

By: Micah Maxwell— “Be a gift to the world,” is a simple but powerful mantra that fueled a new student-run Ball State Rotaract Club, the collegiate version of Rotary, to host its first-ever fundraising event on Sunday, April 30 and benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie. About 30 Club Kids sat at 10 sponsored tables, with carefully folded napkins in their laps and elbows off the table, listening to the proper way to pass the butter and learning what…

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2016 East Central March of Dimes March For Babies

By: Jay Garrison— The 2016 East Central March of Dimes March For Babies was held this afternoon at Ball State’s LaFollette Field. Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler was on hand to start the walk, as approximately 150 walkers made the three-mile trek through the Ball State campus in support of the March Of Dimes mission…to give all babies a healthy start. “March of Dimes is truly grateful for the amazing group of sponsors, volunteers, walk teams, and donors that joined together to…


Paint the Park Day to Bring Color to McCulloch Park

By: Rebecca Parker— Whitely Community Council, The Muncie Parks Department, and Muncie Delaware Clean and Beautiful invite you to paint the town pastel on May 14th during Paint the Park Day at McCulloch Park. This exciting beautification event, part of Whitely’s Year of Color, seeks to pull the gorgeous candy colors of the Centennial Place apartments out into the rest of the Whitely neighborhood and McCulloch Park. The event will begin at 9am and continue until at least 5pm. During…


Susan G. Komen® Central Indiana announces 2016 Community Impact Grant Recipients

INDIANAPOLIS – Susan G. Komen® Central Indiana is awarding a total of $832,677 in Community Impact Grants to 15 breast health programs in its 41-county service area. Delaware County will benefit from funding provided to Cancer Services of East Central Indiana, Inc – Little Red Door and Interlocal Community Action Program (ICAP) during Komen Central Indiana’s 2016-2017 grant cycle, which began in April. These programs will use Komen grant dollars to provide comprehensive breast care for low-income women in the…


Pretreatment Program Continues to Protect Muncie’s White River from Industrial Pollutants

By: Rick Conrad— The Muncie Sanitary District’s Bureau of Water Quality recently received the results of an Indiana Department of Environmental Management periodic audit of its industrial pretreatment program. Muncie’s program, headed by Director Rick Conrad, is the local water quality testing and enforcement agency responsible for ensuring industries treat their potentially toxic wastewater before it can reach the White River or its tributaries. Since the establishment of this program by John Craddock in 1972, the Bureau of Water Quality’s…


Local Teachers Awarded Funding for Creative Classroom Projects

Muncie, IN— Local teachers will receive $3,480 in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. More than 750 students will benefit in this final grant cycle of the academic year. Awards of up to $450 are available through the Bell Grants program. Funded projects are innovative ideas or programs designed to stimulate learning in students. Delaware County teachers may apply throughout the year over four grant cycles.  More than $12,500 was awarded during the…


Delaware County Fair Board Honors Larry Clendenin

By: Shawn Rogers for the Muncie Journal— In 1979 when Larry Clendenin first became a member of the Delaware County Fair board, the buildings on the fairgrounds were not all numbered. In the years since, they have been identified by numbers. The building directly across from the Dinner Bell restaurant has always been close to Clendenin’s heart, as it was the home for the sheep. Clendenin’s children showed sheep during their years in 4-H. Larry was also past executive director of…


Land Conservation Fund Grant Applications Now Available

Muncie, IN – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has announced the availability of applications for matching grants through the Foundation’s Land Conservation Fund. The Land Conservation Fund was created to preserve and protect important conservation and recreation areas throughout Delaware County or those owned by Delaware County organizations by matching donations of land or dollars. Property acquired with Land Conservation Fund Grants will become part of the public trust to ensure that the land is protected…


Celebrating Earth Day Season

By: Susan Fisher— What’s Earth Day Season? You’ve probably heard about Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22nd each year since it first began in 1970. The day is dedicated to spreading the word about protecting the environment and using natural resources wisely. But have you heard of Earth Day Season? That’s a term coined by Wayne Meyer, a Green Team Coordinator at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie (UUCM) to describe the many activities taking…


Delaware County Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week May 1-7, 2016

By: The Muncie Visitors Bureau— National Travel and Tourism Week is a national event when America salutes travel and tourism. Across the nation, travel and tourism professionals celebrate and promote the impactful contributions of the travel market. The Muncie Visitors Bureau will kick off local NTTW early on April 18th.  The celebration will have a wrap-up event during First Thursday in DWNTWN Muncie. Why is tourism important in Muncie and Delaware County?  Yes, tourism provides unique experiences, museums, local dining, events, lodging…