Week in review: June 5


The reopening of a Muncie landmark, the deconstruction of a Ball State treasure and approved increases in tuition.

Take a look at some of the biggest stories with the Daily News' recap of the week of June 5.

Muncie landmark Burkie's Drive-In reopens - June 5, 2017

After being closed for nearly eight months, a Muncie landmark, Burkie's Drive-In, is finally reopened.

The store originally closed in September 2016, a few weeks earlier than normal, due to the building looking for a new owner. ... Read more.

GALLERY: Indianapolis Colts Fan Fest - June 6, 2017

The 14th annual Indianapolis Colts Fan Fest came to Morrow's Meadow in Yorktown on June 6. Colts players Adam Vinatieri and Robert Turbin along with Colts cheerleaders came for signings. The event had free live music, Colts giveaways, Play 60 Zone with inflatable games, mobile Colts Pro Shop, and the Experience Colts In Motion traveling museum. ... View pictures.

Custodian remembers time working in LaFollette as it nears deconstruction - June 6, 2017

After 50 years, the Woody/Shales building of the LaFollette Complex is being retired, but 59 year old custodian Jerry Coates, who has worked in the complex since 1999, is still four or five years away from retiring himself.

Coates began as an aspiring chief, but soon moved into custodial services. For him, losing Woody/Shales is more than just another change. ... Read more.

GALLERY: LaFollette Complex demolition project - June 7, 2017

The LaFollette Complex began coming down on June 7 with the demolition of the north section of the northeast tower. The $3.4 million demolition project started June 1 and will continue through August 10.

LaFollette will be replaced by two new residential buildings, dining options, and open spaces on the north side of campus. ... View pictures.

Ball State alumnus returns to Muncie with rockin' ideas June 7, 2017

After years of traveling the world with a passion for music, there was something missing for Ball State alumnus Christopher Swinney.

He traveled on tour with his own band, worked in music festivals and even tried to help the music presence in Jamaica, but there was one memory he always cherished - starting The Rock and Roll Summer Camp in Muncie. ... Read more.

Breakdown of Ball State's tuition increase June 8, 2017

Ball State's Board of Trustees approved a tuition and student fee increase – the lowest percentage increase in 41 years.

The increase implements a 1.24 percent and 1.25 percent increase for full-time in-state tuition over the next two years.

In a press release from the university, board Chairman Rick Hall said that the lower increase is a result of "university-wide, cooperative strategic planning efforts that reflect a strong commitment to high academic quality and a pledge to keep education affordable." ... Read more.


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