Eli Pierson, DN Photo; Amber Pietz, DN Photo Illustration

The distance for competition

Golf in the U.S. has been on the rise since the COVID-19 pandemic. According to GolfDigest, around 500,000 people picked up golf in 2020 in America. Chain stores like the PGA Superstore reported a 70% increase in sales in the past two years due to the golf wave in America, reported by Forbes


Early voting begins

“It’s really important [to vote] because we need people in the house and senate to really represent who we are as a people. If we don’t have any representation it’s really hard to get what we need as a community and a state,” Macklem said. 


Breezy weekend ahead

Weather Forecaster Rachel Wynalda provides Hurricane Ian updates and breaks down your weekend forecast tonight. 


The road to Fort Wayne

In recent years the college has partnered with companies and organizations in over 80 communities Indianapolis, Selma, Muncie and now into a new city up north east. 

Dave Largent poses for a portrait in his office Sept. 26. Amber Pietz, DN

From Social Work to Computer Work

Though Dave Largent initially secured a social work major in college, he has made a career out of computer science. Largent won the 2022 Ball State University Most Outstanding Faculty Award due to his work for the university and with local K-12 schools.


Dear Mare...; Dear Susan...

Mare Castner of Muncie, Indiana and Susan Smith of Wales have been friends for 47 years. Their only interaction for 25 years was exchanging letters, but even across thousands of miles, they have supported each other through thick and thin.

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