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Government

Tuhey Partnership Sound – Gannett is Not

It must be difficult for a daily newspaper to create content that would keep people buying product when less people are reading it while turning to social media/internet for news and information. Furthermore, if your job is to write stories and there is nothing to write about, would you create stories that don’t really exist? […]

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City

Burt Whitely Trust Fund Report Furnished

In our article dated February 22nd, we discussed the mishandling of city money by the former parks superintendent and then acting parks board president. The one item pending from that article was a formal review by the State Board of Accounts and legal counsel for the city. Tonight, we got the results of the review. […]

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Wellness

YMCA Not Deserving Charity

Sometimes it can be very unpopular to point out that the Emperor really is naked, or the sacred cow doesn’t pass the sniff test. Yet, one of my favorite quotes was from Dr. Seuss and his new movie Lorax has been a huge success. He once wrote,  “Be who you are and say what you […]

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City

Who’s Got the Burt Whitely Money?

Over the past two years, we’ve been following the City of Muncie Parks Board meetings because of the developments at Tuhey Park, and we watched how the administration, and volunteer board, primarily appointed by former Mayor Sharon McShurley, interacted with the public. Racial tensions erupted during several meetings, and we even had Fox59 News pay […]

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Government

YMCA – Profit, or Non-Profit? (Part 3)

(This is Part 3 of a series of articles questioning the tax exempt status of the YMCA.) In Part 2, we discussed the closing of the YMCA’s Southway Shopping Center site in December, 2010. While the executive board pondered the business decision, nobody from YMCA leadership was seeking community advice from the shopping center owners, […]

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Government Wellness

Resident Accuses Parks Board of Unfair Treatment

  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 President, Mary Beth Lambert, that he, and other residents, have felt like there is “disparity of treatment” on how […]