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University Village Update: ‘Nattering Nabobs of Negativism’

Muncie, Indiana – Last week the local newspaper was given an “exclusive look” at the drawings for the newly named Village Promenade in Muncie’s University Village area. Those drawings are provided at the end of this article for your review. However, the developers of the project, Investment Property Advisors (IPA), has a similar project in […]

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Community Culture

Muncie Community Schools: Our Prejudice Keeps Us Apart

Muncie Community Schools (MCS) have now completed two rounds of Town Hall Meetings as residents were allowed to speak last night at Northside Middle School. A third Town Hall Meeting will be hosted by Wilson Middle School on Wednesday, September 11th at 6:30pm.  MCS has added another option and will post it online shortly for […]

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Reformation of the University Village

Great article this past week from Rick Yencer with the Muncie Free Press regarding the “deconstruction” at the University Village. Actually, he properly gave credit to Sarah Flores, a BSU student for coining the term. However, deconstruction is a philosophical theory of criticism that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below […]

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What is Progress for Downtown Muncie?

As a side note, while sitting in the public planning session for downtown this past week, one thought kept coming to mind over and over…why not Muncie? During the meeting, there was one statistic that was more relevant than any other to me, we have too much retail space. According to the figures presented by […]

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Munsee Has Seen Its Better Days…But!

Muncie has seen its better days, anyone can tell you that.  We are in a transition period that critics and experts might say is a do or die type scenario.  I would like to think that it is best to consider your situation as do or die at all times, because the truth of the […]

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Community Government

Drugs and Violence in Our Community

The announcement included below was sent to Ball State employees, but let’s share it with all citizens. There has been way too much violence in that area as local drug-using residents see early morning college students as easy targets. This must stop! Without much speculation, the motive was most likely to get money for drugs. […]