For the first time in his career, Indianapolis native Ed Carpenter will sit on the pole next Sunday for the start of the Indianapolis 500. He‘ll be joined on the front row next Sunday by rookie Carlos Munoz and Marco Andretti. EJ Viso, rookie AJ Allmendinger and Will Power will start in row two. Last [...]
Ball State University junior Allison Jacob was crowned the 2013 500 Festival Queen Saturday. Purdue sophomore Bailey Farrer of Royal Center and IUPUI senior Marlie Mathis of Greenwood were selected as Court Princesses. Jacob received a 25-hundred dollar scholarship to apply toward her education. She will also wear a jeweled crown in all of her [...]
A Muncie mother and son have filed suit against local basketball legend Bonzi Wells. They say allege, two years ago, he kicked in the front door of their northeastside home, threatened them and later battered the man. The lawsuit was filed by attorney Trent A. McCain, a former legal associate of the late Johnnie Cochran, [...]
About 50 environmentalists in kayaks and canoes paddled down the White River Saturday in protest of the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir. The protester’s 10-mile/nearly four hour outing was designed to call attention to the river’s value for recreation and scenery. Opponents call the reservoir a 1950s solution to a 21st century problem.
More than 13 hundred children participated in the final day of the 12th-annual YMCA Kidz Marathon Saturday. The event, held in the Worthen Arena parking lot at Ball State University, drew participants from more than 40 schools from four counties, enforcing a positive idea of fitness into the young minds of local students.
A frightening crash yesterday: Up to seven people, including five children, were taken to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital after a three-vehicle crash on Ind. 67 near Bell Creek Road. According to officers on scene, all injuries were non-life-threatening. The crash occurred around noon yesterday, when a truck backed out of a driveway onto Ind. [...]
It’s a new “end of the year” chore to add to the list for Muncie Community Schools. The district’s secondary schools will begin the big task of collecting all of the iPads this week. Students at Central are expected to follow a list of guidelines to make the process a little easier. They must remove [...]
The Muncie Firefighter’s new union hall and fire museum opened over the weekend. An open house was held Saturday at 418 E. Main St., the former home of the Muncie Club and F.B. Fogg. The new facility is the first official “home” for Local 1348, since the union formed in 1934. The building also houses [...]
LifeStream Services says thanks to agency changes and donations, their homemaker and attendant care programs will be able to continue. Slightly more than 250 clients were affected by the program’s initial cut announced in mid-February. The program budget’s shortfall was caused by missed projections regarding the number of people who would receive Indiana’s Medicaid waivers.
Delaware County wind farm opponents are asking for setbacks that would almost certainly prevent construction of a wind farm. Opponents are proposing a minimum setback of two miles between wind turbines and dwellings. One thousand feet from a dwelling makes most projects feasible in Indiana. Authorities say a two mile buffer would regulate the wind [...]