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Government

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

Muncie City Election 2019

By: Todd Smekens I’ll be updating this article throughout the day as we get reports about the city primary election. I’ve heard lots of projections. “The scandal was cause a blow out at 214!” is a common theme. I’ve heard that Craig’s offense did was business as usual so nobody will care. Another common theme […]

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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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Business Community Government

Muncie’s Oligarchy

The power structure in Muncie is a perfect example of an Oligarchy. In my last article, I concluded with the following question for which I’ll attempt to answer today: “If the government isn’t holding the private sector accountable and our free press/media has become more like state-sponsored public relations firms, what kind of political-economic society […]

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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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Community Culture Government Wellness

What is Next Muncie?

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana Blog– In case you’ve not discovered the connections between all things Muncie, we have a trust fund managed by Jud Fisher, a descendant of the Ball Family who became incredibly wealthy off access to cheap natural gas and low land and labor costs. They amassed a fortune even though their […]

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Business Community Culture Government

Papa John Schnatter Still on Ball State’s Center

Muncie, Indiana BLOG– In a world where our POTUS has given the term “bad weeks” a new meaning, a close second would have to be John Schnatter’s fall from grace as CEO & Chairman of Papa John’s Pizza franchise. His pizza empire has lost over 30% of its value since his last November comment about […]

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Education

The Coup of Muncie Schools is Nearly Complete

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – I just had to write a few words about the “Ball State takeover” or coup of Muncie Community Schools, otherwise known as House Bill 1315 authored by Rep. Tim Brown from Crawfordsville who orchestrated the original state takeover of Muncie Community Schools (MCS) last year via an emergency manager. Let […]

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Education

Steven Baule Thrown Under the Bus @MCS

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – Sometimes I hate being correct on assumptions, but with the case of Muncie Community Schools, the state and local community was looking for a scapegoat and found one – current superintendent, Steven Baule. I’m not sure what the psychology is but Americans love to persecute the messenger or […]

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Government

Russia Can’t Influence A Democracy Which Doesn’t Exist

The USA is Not a Democracy By: Todd Smekens Blog – I shouldn’t come out in the first paragraph to declare the Russian story a hoax but I still cannot believe the media continue pressing this issue while ignoring those who are truly influencing our democracy – the Donor Class. If Facebook can possibly account […]