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Education

MCS is “Fiscally Impaired”; BSU to Thieve Prime Real Estate

By: Todd Smekens State Declares MCS, “Fiscally Impaired” Muncie, IN BLOG – The latest saga with Muncie Community Schools (MCS) unfolds as SB-567 was passed by both houses and moves toward the governor’s desk for his signature. In a nutshell, MCS district has been taken away from locally elected board members, replacing them with a […]

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Education Government

MCS Board Votes to Close Elementary Schools

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana NEWS – To summarize the week, the board meeting on April 11th was supposed to send a clear message to state lawmakers, but the board failed to send a proactive message. If anything, the inability to pull the trigger sent the message that MCS isn’t capable of making tough decisions. […]

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Education Government

City Council Takes On Teacher Issue – Complete Failure

Campaigning City Officials Lack Understanding By: Todd Smekens Date: March 7, 2017 Muncie, Indiana NEWS– Dan Ridenour, District 2 council member for the City of Muncie, invited concerned citizens to last night’s meeting to hear about his plans for addressing the near $15 million cash shortfall. It was clear he was preying on the concerns […]

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Government

Legislative Exchange Council: United States of ALEC

The United States of ALEC Muncie, IN NEWS – Why is it important that we pay attention to what our political leaders are doing? A quote from Plato, “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Do Corporations Create Jobs? Well, in this […]

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Business Government

Ball State Expands Shilling for Koch Brothers

Muncie, Indiana NEWS – If you’re a current subscriber to Muncie Voice, then you are no stranger to the Koch brothers – Charles and David Koch. Their “free market” advocacy is nothing more than pure greed and self-interest. The Koch’s have inherited mountains of money derived primarily from coal and other dirty energy sources. They’ve […]

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Government

Cecil Bohanon: A Koch Paid Shill Using BSU for Credibility?

(photo courtesy of Pal-Item) Muncie, Indiana BLOG – As we mentioned in our previous article, a former Gannett journalist for the IndyStar newspaper slammed the paper for their lack of moral compass – choosing profits over their employees and choosing corporate CEO’s bonus plans over serving the constituents in their market. Yes, the role of […]

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Community Culture Press Releases

Sustainable Muncie Collaboration to Develop Maker’s Place

Cintas Building Site Purchased for Community Collaboration The Cintas building has a new owner. The building which sits adjacent to Muncie‚Äôs core downtown district is now owned and operated by Sustainable Muncie Corporation, a non-profit entity organized to focus on the economic development of Muncie. This Cintas program is focused to attract and support makers […]

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Government

Ball State Hires Former Governor’s Sister to Investigate Losses

MUNCIE, Indiana – Ball State University Trustees have taken an ugly situation and made it even worse by hiring the sister of the then sitting governor who administered over all public universities when the university lost $13.1 million, and then covered it up for three years. This should be an obvious “conflict of interest”, but […]

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Government

Ball State University & Gannett: The Blame Game Continues

MUNCIE, Indiana – For those following the story about the “investment loss of $13.1 million” by Ball State University, you’ve witnessed one of the most bizarre news events in Muncie, Indiana’s history. We’re getting a few emails and Facebook messages all saying about the same thing, “What are Ball State and The StarPress doing? Don’t […]

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Government

Ball State University Loses Millions – Press Conference?

MUNCIE, Indiana – For a progressive outlet to be delivered such an excellent example to support the decline of journalism and later loss of democracy in this country – it’s like getting two cars for the price of one special. Not an everyday occurrence. Ball State University and the Gannett owned The StarPress (TSP), are […]