Madison County Looks To Lose Out On State Funds For Bridge Work

With a February 1st deadline to file for a state grant and without a county engineer, it looks like Madison County will lose out on state reimbursement for work on the Eisenhower Bridge. The county could apply for up to $1 million in state Community Crossings funds to pay for work on the span, which has been underway for a couple of weeks now.

Grandmother Accused Of Striking Grandson In The Face

He says Grandma punched him alot in the face. That statement from a child police say is under ten years old landed a rural Hartford City woman behind bars. 48 year old Susan Egly of the 100 block of South Blackford County Road 400-E, is charged with battery resulting in bodily injury to a person under the age of 14. Another child reportedly captured part of the incident on cellphone video.

Weekend Weather Could Impact Downtown Parking

With snow expected this weekend, an advisory from the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership. If there are vehicles parked on the downtown streets during a time when the snow plows are here, they will be towed. There has been an effort made in the past to try and find vehicle owners, but due to expectations of more severe weather conditions, that will not be possible this weekend.

Gov Proclaims School Choice Week

Gov. Holcomb joins more than a dozen governors and hundreds of city and county leaders nationwide in officially recognizing School Choice Week in their area of governance. Gov. Holcomb has issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 20-26 as Indiana School Choice Week. Parents, schools, and other planners have organized 981 events and activities across the state of Indiana for School Choice Week. These events, which include rallies, cocktail receptions, roundtable discussions, festivals, and school fairs, aim to spark conversations about the educational opportunities parents have, or want to have, for their children.

Man Dies In House Fire

A man is dad after being trapped in a house fire in Muncie. Police say 62 year old Phillip Beaty was found in an area of the house at 1701 S. Burlington Drive that wasn’t damaged by flames. An autopsy is planned. Investigators think smoking in bed is what caused the fire that broke out at about 3am. Tuesday.

Beer Drinking Equals Fundraising In Muncie

They plan to drink some beer to raise money. On Saturday, January 26, the Delaware County Historical Society will host its fifth annual beer tasting fundraiser at the Fickle Peach. From 1:00-3:00 PM, guests will sample different craft beers, listen to the history presentation Votes for Womenregarding Delaware County’s suffrage movement of 100 years ago, and can take part in our silent auction. All proceeds benefit the DCHS’ annual operations.

Teaching Students Nursing In Real-World Environment

A Ribbon Cutting was held this morning celebrating the opening of the IU Health School of Health Sciences and Ball Brothers Foundation School of Nursing wings in the John and Janice Fisher Building at Ivy Tech Community College’s Muncie Campus. The newly renovated fourth floor resembles a hospital allowing students to learn in a real-world environment. The simulation lab has manikins that are designed to mimic actual patients.

Bail Set For Muncie Woman In Man’s OD Death

A Muncie woman charged with murder is behind bars in lieu of $50,000 bail. 30 year old Rachelle Tucker has been jailed since her arrest in July and a Delaware County judge just set conditions for her release on bail. She’s charged with selling Dustin Rhodes heroin laced with fentantyl, a deadly mix that killed Rhodes on July 22nd, 2017.

BSU Campaign Has $267,000 Impact On Delaware County

The impact to Delaware County is $267,000 between money donated by Ball State University faculty and staff and matching granrts from the Ball Brothers Foundation and Indiana United Ways. The on-campus campaign happened between September 19 and November 30. Contributions from employees alone totaled $182,000.

Scholarships Apps Up For Post-Secondary Education

Scholarship applications are now available for scholarships administered by The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County. High school seniors and current college students should visit to view available scholarships and access the online applications. The Community Foundation administers 50 scholarships to support post-secondary education.