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Finance Meeting to Discuss Fire-Based EMS

When you call 911 as a consumer, there are lots of assumptions and expectations. Usually, all are met and I’ve personally never heard anybody say they had a bad experience with the Emergency Management Service (EMS) which arrived at the door. I expect the same will happen with Muncie’s new fire-based EMS. However, until we […]

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Government

Craig Nichols: Did he act alone?

What if the corruption case in Muncie, Indiana isn’t exactly like Keith Roysdon and The Star Press presented to Muncie residents? Did they get it wrong or at least present another half-truth? Two years or 24 months in a federal prison is a long time to think about wrongs committed. It’s also a long time […]

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Government

A Letter to Muncie Democrats

By: Todd Smekens I wanted to reach out to registered Muncie Democratic voters who are swearing off all democratic candidates because of the corruption within the Nichol’s family and the HQ at 214 N. Walnut Street (214 for short). In case you didn’t know, not all candidates are products of the Nichol’s and Tyler regime. […]

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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. […]

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Government

Election Day Predictions – 2018

Yes, I’m going out on a limb and making some wild predictions regarding the U.S. elections taking place tomorrow. Maybe even a couple of local predictions as well, but mostly national races.  The best news I can convey is tomorrow will be the last day we have to tolerate the Donnelly/Braun attacks ads. I only […]

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Government

Guardian Brewery Given $460K By Taxpayers

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – In my last article on MadJax, I eluded to the corruption within our city administration tainting the makers’ place in the former Cintas project. In order to satisfy upset Guardian Brewery’s executives, city officials decided to loan $460,000 to Sustainable Muncie paying Pridemark for tenant improvements. Normally, these tenant improvements […]

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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 […]

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Community Culture Government

‘Religious Freedom Bill’ Exposes the Ugly Side of Indiana

Religious Freedom Bill Brings Darkness to the Light MUNCIE, Indiana BLOG – None of the Indiana colleges played in the Final Four Men’s Basketball Tournament, but it was still an emotional week for Hoosiers across the state. A republican governor, with the support of a supermajority of republicans in Indianapolis, who were still feeling the […]

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Business 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 […]

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Community

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 […]