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Higher Health Care Costs May Be On The Way For Madison County Employees

Madison County employees will be experiencing an increase in health insurance rates starting in 2023. According to the Herald Bulletin, Madison County commissioners are requesting a 2023 budget of $13.3 million as compared to $10.8 million this year. Commissioner John Richwine said the majority of the requested increase is to cover health insurance costs. The…Continue Reading

Munich To Muncie Oktoberfest

The Yard, Muncie’s newest venue, will hold a Munich to Muncie Oktoberfest. on Saturday, October 1st from 5pm – 8pm. The event will have breweries, distilleries, and wineries from all over the state along with live music and food. MuncieJournal.com reports proceeds from this event will benefit ecoREHAB of Muncie’s efforts of rehabbing vacant homes…Continue Reading

MCS Begins a New School Year Today

MCS Begins a New School Year Today

The new school year begins today for Muncie Community Schools. Residents are asked to watch out for students as they prepare to return to their classrooms. Yesterday, Kira Zick and Kim Kowalski were selected as Muncie Community Schools’ primary and secondary Teachers of the Year, respectively, for the 2021-22 school year. The two were honored…Continue Reading

Free Medical Clinic To Open In Muncie

A free medical clinic, aimed at helping people who struggle to afford basic health care, is being organized at the Muncie Mission and is expected to open in October. The Star Press reports the organization is preparing an exam room and dispensary in the Mission offices on the south side of the city, and has…Continue Reading

More NaloxBoxes In Muncie

Muncie Folk, a local harm reduction initiative, continues to distribute naloxone through placement of additional “NaloxBoxes” in the Muncie community . In late 2021, two “NaloxBoxes” were installed in Muncie, with a third just recently installed and a fourth coming soon. Naloxboxes are hard, acrylic boxes mounted to exterior walls or posts and are able…Continue Reading

MCS Primary And Secondary Teachers Of The Year Named

Kira Zick and Kim Kowalski have been selected as Muncie Community Schools’ (MCS) primary and secondary Teachers of the Year, respectively, for the 2021-22 school year. MuncieJournal.com reports Zick teaches grades 3 and 4 in the Dual Language Immersion program at West View Elementary. Kowalski is a Master Teacher at Southside Middle School. Both Zick…Continue Reading

Governor Holcomb Signs Abortion Ban Bill Into Law

Governor Holcomb Signs Abortion Ban Bill Into Law

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed a near-total abortion ban into law, barely an hour after final approval by the Senate. The bill allows abortion if there’s a serious health risk to the mother, or in cases of rape or incest within 10 weeks. Abortions would be allowed for fatal birth defects up to 20 weeks.…Continue Reading