John Quiñones speaks to a crowd of Ball State students and faculty April 11 at Pruis Hall. Quiñones took part in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series by visiting Ball States campus along with local schools. Eli Houser, DN
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John Quiñones visits Ball State

The David Letterman Professional Lecture Series welcomed John Quiñones April 11. Quiñones hosts the TV show “What Would You Do?”   Quiñones starts his lecture by talking about his show and asking his audience, “What would you do?” 


Emily Wilson holds her daughter, Ada, before a service April 4 in the basement of Urban Light Community Church. Wilson's Patron Saint, or personal Guardian is Cecilia of Rome. Rylan Capper, DN
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From Humble Beginnings: Local outreach starts an Orthodox Christian church in Muncie

On April 4, Father Joel Weir began a lengthy drive from Crawfordsville, Indiana, to Muncie. He was preparing to lead the first full liturgy of presanctified gifts at St. Photini’s Orthodox Outreach. Weir is a part of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) and has been the serving priest of St. Photini’s Christian Orthodox Outreach and rector of St. Stephen’s American Orthodox Church in Crawfordsville, Indiana. 




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Severe weather possible late Wednesday evening

 Chief Weather Forecaster Maddi Johnson is tracking severe weather chances late in the evening on Wednesday, with the primary threats being damaging wind gusts of 60+ MPH and an isolated tornado or two. Stay weather aware in the coming days! 



Bartenders work at 1925 PubHouse April 6 in Downtown Muncie. The restaurant features a wrap around bar as well as indoor and outdoor seating. Rylan Capper, DN
NEWS

Be Our Guest: 1925 PubHouse takes over space in Muncie’s downtown Marriott

For a variety of businesses, staying afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic has been an ongoing struggle. Locations in Muncie, like 625 TapHouse, found it difficult to continue serving the community. Operating inside of the downtown hotel Courtyard by Marriott Muncie without a drive-thru window adversely impacted the establishment, Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour said. 


Lee Ann Kwiatkowski, Muncie Community Schools (MCS) Director of Public Education and CEO, gives the MCS Board of Trustees an update on school programs for the 2020-21 school year at the meeting May 25, 2021. Board members approved salary increases for all teachers, ranging from $2,400 to $5,200 annually. In 2020 and 2021, MCS' financial stability and savings increased from previous years. MCS YouTube page, Screenshot Capture
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Muncie Community Schools records increased financial performance, enrollment

Below are some charts showing the financial stance of Muncie Community Schools (MCS) in 2022, which were provided by Brad DeRome, MCS chief financial officer. “Prior to the [Ball State] partnership in 2018, the district was losing around 500 students or so each year,” Klotz said via email. “That then subsided to around 100 students for a couple years before actually seeing a gain of 100+ students last year – the first enrollment increase at MCS in 15 years.”







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