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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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Business Culture

Muncie Corruption Shines With MadJax Funding Request

By: Todd SmekensBlog – When I previously wrote about the financial problems at MadJax – a makers place, I suggested that the abandoned Ball State project now run by our corrupt mayor’s economic development office might eventually come back to local taxpayers for more money to finish the project. It didn’t take a month for […]

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Madjax Project On the Ropes in Muncie

Is Madjax Still a Unifying Force in Muncie? By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana NEWS – In general, a lot can happen in two years. In Muncie, a town which suffers from decades of SILO building, Ball family control, and political corruption, two years can be an eternity. The former Cintas building was acquired by Sustainable Muncie […]

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Government

Muncie Corruption – FBI Makes First Arrest

Craig Nichols Arrested on 33 Counts Muncie, Indiana NEWS – The FBI has been investigating Muncie officials for over a year now culminating in an arrest last week of Craig Nichols, Muncie’s Building Commissioner. He was given the position by a newly elected Mayor, Dennis Tyler (D) back in January 2012. Mayor Tyler stepped down […]

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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 […]