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Government

ISTEP Results Show More Than Test Scores

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana (NEWS) – The annual ISTEP test results were released showing the pass/fail rates of grades 3-8 and 10th, and the results are flat. But the scores also tell many other stories. State lawmakers have bet big dollars that charter schools will improve the scores where traditional schools and teachers have […]

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Community County Government

Mounds Lake Moves One Step Closer to a Commission

MUNCIE, INDIANA – BLOG – We’ve written plenty on our website and social media about our objections to the estimated half billion project in Madison/Delaware County called Mounds Lake Reservoir. We’ve also been honest about our original interest in the project’s concept. East Central Indiana could use the high-end housing stock and commercial development which […]

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Business Government

Mounds Lake Proposal Not Ready for a Commission

Muncie, Indiana NEWS – Opponents of the Mounds Lake Reservoir breathed easier since the Delaware County Council chose not to vote on joining the Mounds Lake Commission during this weeks ordinary council meeting. From what we’ve been told, the lawyers are determining the actual consequences for Delaware County should they vote no, and clarifying what […]

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Community Wellness

Mounds Greenway a Viable Alternative to Mounds Reservoir

East Central Indiana NEWS – The Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana’s largest statewide environmental policy organization, today renewed its call for establishment of the Mounds Greenway. The organization’s recommended plan would conserve the West Fork White River and provide sustainable economic opportunities for Anderson, Muncie and the communities in between. The Mounds Greenway would be a […]

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Education

School Consolidations: Who’s Next?

MUNCIE, IN – As the 2013 saga involving Muncie Community Schools is winding down, except for the Tea Parties always festive tradition of “beating the dead horse”, we are starting to get some clues about who might be next in Delaware County school consolidations. As Governor Mike Pence is learning, before you promise businesses that […]