Nora Powell Pranks Democrats

Even FBI investigations and arrests don’t stop the local democratic machine from playing games with their community–mainly their voters and some candidates. This go around was engineered by Mike White, Phil Nichols and Nora Powell. Due to the arrest of Phil Nichol’s son, and possibly other arrests emanating from the local 214 democratic party machine, […]

City Government

Muncie Mayor Not Seeking Reelection

Earlier this afternoon, an emotional Dennis Tyler announced to a room full of his department heads and the press that he will not seek reelection. At 76 years of age, he’s decided that he will continue serving as the chief executive for the remaining eleven months and then spend time with his children and grandchildren. […]

Community Culture Government

Madjax Project On the Ropes in Muncie

Is Madjax Still a Unifying Force in Muncie? By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana NEWS – In general, a lot can happen in two years. In Muncie, a town which suffers from decades of SILO building, Ball family control, and political corruption, two years can be an eternity. The former Cintas building was acquired by Sustainable Muncie […]

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. […]

Community Government

Tuhey Pool Mismanagement

By: Todd Smekens March 30, 2017 Muncie, IN – A friend came up to me this past Sunday night to tell me he was sorry to hear that my case fell apart against the actors involved in Tuhey Pool. He went on to ask if I would be starting a GoFundMe account to raise money […]

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’s 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 […]

Community Culture Government

Governor Mike Pence Needs to Spend Time in Muncie

MUNCIE, Indiana – Every state leader wants to see their residents happy so they’ll want to stay and raise their families. While Governor Mike Pence denies, or plays coy, about his plans to run for president in 2016, his actions tell a different story. He’s almost trying too hard to get the attention of the […]

Art City Community Culture

Auschwitz Holocaust Survivor Eva Mozes-Kor Tells Muncie: “To Forgive”

Muncie Voice-Easter Sunday-April 20th, 2014 Muncie, IN Photograph: Top photo courtesy of Candles Museum. Bottom photo of Auschwitz Holocaust Eva Mozes-Kor Tells Muncie “To Forgive”; photographer, Aimee Fant, Muncie Voice. On Thursday April, 3rd 2014- Eva Mozes-Kor, 80, former Auschwitz Holocaust survivor/Menegele Twin of Nazi Germany, and current resident of Terre Haute Indiana, shared her […]

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Mayor Dennis Tyler Declares “Muncie Moving Forward”

MUNCIE, Indiana – This past week, City of Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler gave the “State of the City” address to a packed house of attendees at the Horizon Convention Center. While the address is generally retrospective, I get the sense this is yet another symbol of spring, or the birth of a new life for […]

Government Wellness

County Health Rankings: Delaware County Ranks 83rd

MUNCIE, IN – The County Health Rankings were released today and Delaware County slipped a spot to rank 83 out of 92 counties in Indiana. We are not surprised since the Gallup WellBeing Index was released yesterday showing Indiana has made no progress over the past year. The County Health Rankings measure the health of […]