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Jamaican Families Assisted by Mary & Cornelius Dollison

The Dollison’s Need Our Support Family reunification has been a hot topic across the country for the past several years. Learning about parents’ cases experiencing separation from their children has brought about all kinds of emotions from parents and kids alike. On foreign matters, we rely on the federal government to lead the way. However, […]

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Community Culture

Who Engineered Racism in Muncie?

Structural Racism was Intentional Design by the Ball Family I was fortunate to meet with Gary Younge, a very well-respected journalist from London when he first came to Muncie. Gary wrote for the Guardian UK and stayed in Muncie for five weeks, leaving shortly after the election. While he was here, it didn’t take him […]

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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

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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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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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 […]