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John Carlson: Young Chefs Learn Cooking and More

By: John Carlson— MUNCIE, IN – Cracking eggs and laughing nervously, three girls crowded around a stainless steel bowl in the tight confines of Inside Out’s Community Kitchen, using the cup-like halves of broken shells to separate the yellow yolks from the syrupy whites. Nearby, other youngsters hacked aromatic strips of crisply fried bacon into bits. Just across the gleaming food-prep table, meanwhile, other kids expertly scooped bright green chunks of fresh avocado into a bowl, and chopped luscious ripe…

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Terry Murphy Honored with Sagamore of the Wabash

MUNCIE – DELAWARE COUNTY, IN – At a retirement reception at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie IN, Terry Murphy, CEcD, Vice President of Economic Development, was presented with the Sagamore of the Wabash. The award is the highest honor that the Governor of Indiana bestows. It is a personal tribute usually given to those who have rendered a distinguished service to the state or to the governor. Among those who have received Sagamores have been astronauts, presidents, ambassadors, artists,…


Muncie’s BY5 Boosts Early Education Onto Statewide Stage

By: Juli Metzger— 550 turn out from 49 counties Muncie, IN—The fate of a child may be set by the time they reach 5 years old. That statistic and getting children kindergarten-ready led the battle cry at the first ever Indiana Summit, hosted Tuesday by Muncie’s BY5 at the Horizon Convention Center. Some of the state’s most influential lawmakers and policymakers were among the more than 500 people from 49 counties to hear experts say 90 percent of the brain…


“100 Men”and “Champions for Safe Community Fund”Partners with Boys & Girls Club of Muncie

MUNCIE, IN— Jeff Howe, chairman of Champions for a Safe Community Fund, announced today a new partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie. (The Muncie Journal live-streamed today’s press conference held at the  Boys & Girls Club of Muncie. You may view that video here.) Listen to WLBC’s Steve Lindell press conference interview below.   Champions for a Safe Community Fund supports the prevention of violence and the protection and care of victims of violence in East Central Indiana. In…


Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler Presents 2016 State of the City Address

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The Honorable Mayor Dennis Tyler presented his State of the City Address Wednesday afternoon at the Horizon Convention Center. Sponsored by The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with The City of Muncie, Mayor Tyler highlighted the municipal achievements of his first term, shared accomplishments from 2015 and revealed his vision for future projects, partnerships and programs. The Muncie Journal live-streamed the presentation in real-time to the Muncie Journal Facebook page. Mayor Tyler highlighted the Muncie…


Economic Development Begins With Children

Muncie, IN– The Indiana Summit for Economic Development is hosting a special event on June 7th at the Horizon Convention Center, in Muncie, in collaboration with Early Learning Coalitions. According to the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee, by increasing access to high quality early childhood education, Indiana has the opportunity to ensure that children are ready to learn and succeed in school, compete in the global economy, and contribute to thriving communities. John Pepper, former CEO of Proctor & Gamble said,…


VISION 2021 Economic Development Planning Effort to Begin this Month

Roundtable focus groups planned for May 12 & 13, 2016 MUNCIE – DELAWARE COUNTY, IN – The Steering Committee for the VISION 2021 planning effort will hold a series of roundtable focus groups to solicit public input on the community’s economic development priorities for the coming years. Feedback from these meetings will help determine the framework and goals for Vision 2021, the community’s next comprehensive five-year economic development plan. The focus groups will be conducted on Thursday, May 12 from…


VIVA Award Winners Announced

By: Sara Shade— Muncie, IN – The Muncie Rotary Club, Muncie Sunrise Rotary Club and United Way of Delaware County announce that the VIVA, or Very Important Volunteer Awards, were presented on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Horizon Convention Center. The VIVA Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated the highest level of volunteer activity to serve the civic and social needs of our community. The event rewards, reinforces and inspires local volunteers to aspire to the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self.” Five individuals…


Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet Features Tamika Catchings on April 21st

By: Jeff Mosier— The Fellowship of Christian Athletes of East Central Indiana is very happy to announce that WNBA Superstar, Tamika Catchings will be the special guest for the 2016 FCA Banquet Thursday April 21st at the Horizon Convention Center. As a young girl with both speech and hearing impairments Tamika chose basketball and her faith as tools to help her overcome her obstacles. After an incredible high school career she played under Pat Summit as a Tennessee Volunteer. Her…


Muncie Announces Exciting Plan for Former Industrial Sites

Muncie, IN —At an unveiling ceremony today, Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler announced a transformative revitalization plan for the former King Indiana Forge and Indiana Steel & Wire industrial sites, located adjacent to the White River at the city’s eastern gateway, near the 2200 block of East Jackson Street/Highway 32. Hundreds of people attended the announcement, held at the Horizon Convention Center.  After Mayor Tyler’s opening remarks, presentations were made by: Phil Tevis of FlatLand Resources; John Craddock, Director Emeritus, Bureau…