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Resident Accuses Parks Board of Unfair Treatment

Published on November 15th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

  This past year has been a shaky one for the City of Muncie’s Parks Board, and tonight’s meeting was no different. City resident, Wayne Scaife, complained to the Board, and more specifically to Parks Board [&hellip... Read More


City

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Gannett and Mayor Still Bitter

Published on November 10th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

The Star Press just can’t help themselves. Their columnists spent 4 years spinning stories of a renegade mayor cleaning up Muncie from the “good ole boy” network, completely forgetting that a Republican Mayor operated Muncie for [&hellip... Read More


Government

Gannett Owned Newspaper

Gannett & Republicans Lose Temper

Published on November 9th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

During an awkward post-election moment, the executive editor of The StarPress, Lisa Nellessen-Lara, got into an online argument with several local citizens about the “lack of class” displayed at democrat headquarters for chanting a song about [&hellip... Read More


City

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Democrats Sweep Municipal Elections

Published on November 8th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

Municipal Ballots delivered to County Building The polls have closed for the 2011 Municipal elections, and voters have requested new leadership. Our State Representative Dennis Tyler (D) defeated Mayor Sharon McShurley (R) by a margin of [&hellip... Read More


Culture

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TSP Sounds Desperate

Published on November 6th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

Any informed voter in Delaware County knows the locally owned Gannett paper is a pro-republican paper. Some say it had been much worse, but the bias is still with us today. However, as this years municipal [&hellip... Read More


Culture

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Citizen Journalism

Published on November 5th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

This is a great video about crowdsourcing the news, or citizen journalism, highlighting why the media’s message shouldn’t be controlled by a select few. News and information need to be shared among those we trust most [&hellip... Read More


Culture

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1 in 15 Americans Live in Extreme Poverty

Published on November 4th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

Extreme poverty means personal income of $5,500, or $11,000 for a family of four. This is unacceptable in a country that generates such great wealth. Watch Census: 1 in 15 Americans Among the Poorest of the [&hellip... Read More


Culture

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Community Gardens

Published on November 2nd, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

Planting seeds in Neighborhood Garden Surviving 1918 and 2011. Did you know that Muncie/Delaware County has an impressive and fascinating past of surviving through a WW1 by means of community gardening? According to the book “Delaware [&hellip... Read More


Government

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Personal Foul on Mayor McShurley!

Published on November 1st, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

Fall is for football, so we have a metaphor for you! What does a “political football” look like, and how much does one cost? Based on the latest reports from City Hall, a “political football” looks [&hellip... Read More


Business

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Poor Ethics by Gannett

Published on October 30th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

Big Media Chooses Money over Objectivity In “not-so-surprising fashion”, the locally owned Gannett newspaper has chosen their candidates for City Council At-Large. While they’re justifying picking winners, and then rationalizing their chosen candidates, there are several [&hellip... Read More


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