Education

Community Foundation Announces Scholarships

By: Eunice Whitlock—  J Scholarship Awarded The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., has announced that Noah Kinghorn is the recipient of the 2015 J Scholarship. Kinghorn is a 2014 graduate of Yorktown High School and is currently a sophomore majoring in accounting at Ball State University. He is the son of Tom and Nichole Kinghorn. This scholarship is awarded to a student from a county high school in Delaware County who is interested in obtaining a business degree…

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Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region to hold Dual Credit Transition Event on August 13

By: Shawn Carmichael— Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region will hold a Dual Credit Transition Event on August 13th at their Muncie Cowan Road location. Approximately 3,000 high school students are participating in the East Central Region’s Dual Credit program. Dual Credit is a program that allows high school students to remain in the high school classroom and earn credits toward both high school graduation and college, all while saving on the cost of college tuition. The Dual Credit Transition…


Listen to Steve Baule, Superintendent of MCS Talk About the New School Year

This Week in Delaware County is a radio program produced and hosted by Steve Lindell, Vice President / Station Manager for Woof Boom Radio.  It is a public affairs program, with interview topics that range from healthier living, community events, government officials, and topics that generally do not receive as much publicity as they deserve.  In short, this is the audio version of Munciejournal.com. The audio below is an excerpt from This Week in Delaware County. Below you’ll hear Steve Baule, Superintendent…


Back to School Heroes and Helpers to be Held August 8th

By: Ana Maria Pichardo— The annual Back to School Heroes and Helpers, formerly known as Back to School Shop with a Cop, event will be held Saturday August 8th, 2015. Children are selected by the Salvation Army and their organization assists in shopping with children on that day. Muncie Crime Stoppers has raised the funding through grants from several local companies and foundations. Funding has also been obtained by Crime Stopper Board members who sold raffle tickets for a cash…


Muncie Central Senior Charlie Murphy is No Ordinary Eagle Scout

By: Mike Rhodes— Charlie Murphy is no ordinary Eagle Scout. Not by a long shot. To become an Eagle Scout, one must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, complete an Eagle Scout Community Project and take a leadership role for a set amount of time in a Boy Scout Troop. Charlie needed 21 merit badges to obtain his Eagle Scout designation. He earned 137—every badge the Boy Scout program offers. His sash is completely covered—front and back—with brightly colored,…


Tom Jarvis Talks About the New School Year Plus Full MCS Registration Schedule

This Week in Delaware County is a radio program produced and hosted by Steve Lindell, Vice President / Station Manager for Woof Boom Radio.  It is a public affairs program, with interview topics that range from healthier living, community events, government officials, and topics that generally do not receive as much publicity as they deserve.  In short, this is the audio version of Munciejournal.com. The audio below is an excerpt from This Week in Delaware County. Below you’ll hear Tom…


Yorktown (Team Indiana) Girls Softball Team on WLBC this Morning

Yorktown JAA (Team Indiana) Girls Softball Team and Coaches were live on WLBC this morning. Fun time and great group of kids! Listen to Steve Lindell’s audio interview with the team, broadcast live this morning, July 31st. Click below to hear the audio.   Photo Gallery Below. Click on any picture to begin. 


Iraqi students visit Ball State

By: Gail Werner— Snkar Mam’s dreams of coming to America led him to Ball State, where he’s now one of 24 Iraqis participating in a monthlong educational exchange hosted by the university’s Center for International Development (CID). “To me, America … it’s the entire world,” said Mam, 23, who is studying petroleum engineering in his hometown of Kirkuk. “The place everyone wants to come. The things we are learning here to help us serve as leaders back home are priceless.” Ball State…


Muncie Central Announces Fall Practices and Athletic Ticket Pricing

Athletic Physicals: July 29, 2015 from 12:00-3:00 in the nurse’s clinic at Central HS Concussion Impact Testing: July 29, 2015 (12:00-3:00) and August 3, 2015 (8:00am or 1:00 pm.) Physicals and Impact testing forms must be turned in the Athletic Office prior to 1st practice. 1st Official Practice Date and Times July 31st Girls Golf: 9:00-11:30am at Crestview Golf Course August 3rd: Boy’s Soccer: 8:00am – 10:00 am Practice Soccer Field Football: Varsity, Reserve and Freshman: 4:00pm -7:00pm – Stadium…


Kelly Scott is New Principal at Storer Elementary

The Muncie Community Schools Board of Trustees has appointed Kelly Scott as principal at Storer Elementary School. Mrs. Scott graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Education with a Kindergarten Endorsement from Anderson University. She received her Master of Arts in Education from Ball State University, followed by her administrative license in 2004. Mrs. Scott has nineteen years of experience in education and has been employed with the Muncie Community Schools for the last six years as a data coach at…