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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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Culture

Earth Day: People of Conscience Take Action

photo courtesy of foreveryoga dot com Muncie, Indiana – So, how did you celebrate Earth Day? Are you celebrating Earth Week? Did you even know we were paying respects to Mother Earth? Be honest. Are you a denier or skeptic of such liberal nonsense, or are you a tree-hugger 365 days a year? There is […]

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Culture

Thinking of Moving to Muncie Indiana?

Thinking of Moving to the Muncie Indiana Community? Dwight Eisenhower claimed “planning is everything,” but when it comes to moving to a great family environment, Americans need look no further than Muncie Indiana community. Known since 2007 as America’s “most affordable college town,” Muncie also offers a range of amenities that will prove attractive to […]

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Business

Tuhey Pool is More Than Swimming

Tuhey Pool is More Than Swimming Tuhey Pool has been the sole community pool for decades, so you’d think with all the changes that have occurred in Muncie, that Tuhey would have lost its significance. Not even close. When an unfunded mandate came down from the federal government to upgrade the drains, and more repairs […]

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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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Government

Investing in Our Future

As a political scientist and entrepreneurship professor interested in economic development in this region, I speak with a lot of local and state politicians of both parties.  It may surprise you in this polarized environment that I hear a solid consensus among Democratic and Republican politicians alike when it comes to public spending. Most politicians […]

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Wellness

YMCA Should Fund Community Wellness Programs

After the previous articles written about the YMCA, we’ve received many positive responses within the community by citizens who also believe the Y no longer represents the best interests of our community. However, as we’ve indicated, many will not go public with this opinion due to fear of retaliation by this local “Christian” organization which […]

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Culture

Truth and Accuracy in Reporting – Not by Gannett

You expect an occasional error from local reporters at our big media firms, even though they charge outrageous fees to advertise in their paper to employ copy editors, editors, executive editors, etc. That is why they have retractions, and can make corrections. However, when it becomes a consistent reporting strategy, then it makes you wonder […]

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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 […]