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Largemouth bass, Canada geese concern Big Blue River Conservancy District
Saturday, August 18, 2018
State teachers union: Indiana among most underfunded states in education
“Indiana should be ashamed of its disinvestment in education," says head of state's American Federation of Teachers
Saturday, August 18, 2018
How solar power could help this local church garden grow 1,500 pounds of produce
Friday, August 17, 2018
Marion's tallest downtown building sold for $150,000
New owner expects to sink $6 or $7 million into the renovation of seven-storey property
Friday, August 17, 2018
COMMENTARY: Meet the artists changing the face of Lafayette's Wabash Avenue
The murals of Wabash Walls, a project that brought 11 street artists to Lafayette, are changing the face of neighborhood
Friday, August 17, 2018
Girls in STEM: Female teachers key to breaking stereotypes
Women who earn college degrees in STEM-related majors usually opt not to work in those fields, often landing in education and health care instead
Friday, August 17, 2018
Muncie school board OKs emergency repairs to Fieldhouse
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Ball State trustees change course on Papa John's controversy
Will remove Schnatter name from a university institute and a distinguished professorship
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Growth County Economic Growth Council asks taxpayer funding not be cut
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Protecting the paths: Logansport budgets for trail cameras
Thursday, August 16, 2018
COMMENTARY: That's me, enemy of the American people
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Trade wars, following prices cause Ag Economy Barometer to biggest ever monthly fall
Thursday, August 16, 2018
North Central Indiana Regional Planning Council study identifies gaps, opportunities
Shows a billion dollars of leakage between manufacturing and agribusiness sectors in six-county area
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Third LaFontaine clerk treasurer resigns since 2013
Cites “harassment, discrimination and defamation” by the town’s council in a resignation letter
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Six-year-old New Castle shell building 'doing its job,' says EDC director
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
State: Delaware County could face lawsuit over jail
Plan says a jail with 500 to 750 inmate beds can be built in the former ASONS building for $45 million
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
HELP NEEDED: New mandates reveal low staffing levels at some Hoosier nursing homes
“I don’t think the supply is keeping up with the demand,” administrator says of qualified personnel
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
'Superfund' sites sprang from emergency declaration in late 1970s
Monday, August 13, 2018
Toxic priorities: 39 locations in Indiana among EPA's top 'Superfund' cleanup sites
Cleanups costs often exceed the coffers of even some of the state’s most profitable businesses
Monday, August 13, 2018
EDITORIAL: Ball State fails to grasp harm done by Schnatter
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Leaders pursue signed connector for Panhandle Pathway and Nickel Plate Trail
Would like paths going through four counties
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Study: Opioid crisis has cost Madison County $2.2 billion since 2003

The yearly cost of opioid misuse has risen 13 times over between 2003 and 2017


Saturday, August 11, 2018
Tax abatements for new Anderson homes top $10 million value since program began in 2015
Friday, August 10, 2018
Madison County seeks case manager to ease jail overcrowding
Judge Newman proposes new way to deal with probation violators
Friday, August 10, 2018
COMMENTARY: What ever happened to American dream?
Friday, August 10, 2018
Home inventory low and prices high, as Kokomo development continues upswing
Real estate agents like 'frenzied, starving fish' in hyper-competitive market
Friday, August 10, 2018
Planning Commission votes 'no recommendation' on Henry County wind turbine ordinance
Hot potato issue back in the laps of county commissioners
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Input sought on rural needs for 10 counties: Network forms to boost web access
$38.9 million Lilly Endowment grant was awarded to WHIN for its regional economic development initiative
Thursday, August 9, 2018
As the U.S. imposed tariffs ramp up, they may have unintended consequences
Potential rising cost for homebuilders and government
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Legislative committee studies how to regulate proposed hemp production
Kentucky allows state-licensed farmers to participate in a research pilot program where they can grow, produce and market hemp
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Grant County neighbors rally to oppose proposed CFO for 9,240 hogs on about 40 acres
“We're not against farming, it's the type of farming,” says organizer of those against the operation
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
West Lafayette City Council calls for tighter background checks on firearms
Indiana prevents cities and counties from adopting stricter gun policies than mandated by the state
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Another incentive offered Hoosier students to become educators and stay in Indiana
Scholarships to pay out up to $30,000 to new teachers who stay at least 5 years
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Active shooter: Teachers are trained to neutralize intruders and administer first aid
One of several strategies implemented by districts in Madison County and surrounding communities to increase safety in schools
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
BSU gets over 500 responses to Papa John decision
Petition asks board of trustees reverse decision and remove John Schnatter's name from institute
Monday, August 6, 2018
Lafayette's Wabash Avenue mural project turning the wheels for community involvement
"My friend once said, 'We build walls to divide us and then you paint a mural on that wall to bring us back together," artist says
Monday, August 6, 2018
Number of new Indiana home permits fall as tariffs and labor costs increase
“The concern over material and labor costs is making it more difficult to build homes at competitive price points, particularly for newcomers entering the housing market,” Indiana Builders Association CEO says
Monday, August 6, 2018
With responses underway, Howard County's jail overpopulation persists
Problem has not dissipated dispite measures to reduce numbers, and there is not an assured end in sight
Monday, August 6, 2018
Confidential informants and Mexican meth at center of Kokomo drug arrests
Operation Law and Order is biggest in Howard County history
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Purdue calls in private developers for new dorms for first time as enrollment surges
Public-private partnership would last 65 years for two new residence halls
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Purdue dumps Papa John's founder after slur, will return $8 million
But BSU keeping name and money
Saturday, August 4, 2018
L. Dick Buell's $10 million gift endows Purdue men's basketball coaching position
Friday, August 3, 2018
Purdue dumps Papa John's founder after slur, will return $8M, strip name from econ center
Trustees decide the $8 million from embattled John Schnatter distracts from work at economic center
Friday, August 3, 2018
Rail operator asks feds to run freight trains on Nickel Plate line in Hamilton, Marion counies
U.S. Rail would use the tracks to transport grain to Indianapolis, its petition reads
Friday, August 3, 2018
Kokomo's Heritage Trail to receive upgrades near Northside Park, Main Street
Friday, August 3, 2018
Ball State to leave Papa John's founder's name on institute
Trustees called the language used by Schnatter "insensitive and painful," but considered the context in which the remark was made and said "in our experience with John, he has never expressed racist views"
Friday, August 3, 2018
Wabash approves $200,000 in bonds to cover loan to startup 10X Engineering
Friday, August 3, 2018
The votes are in! And the Cardinal Greenway officially is a national hall-of-famer
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Rep. Siegrist's blocked tweets out of bounds, says Indiana public access report
Britt wrote that state officials should treat social media accounts that discuss policy or government decision-making processes as if they were covered by Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Kokomo progresses toward annexation of 140 Darrough Chapel residents
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
With Kokomo City Council OKs, public funding for hotel, conference center unveiled
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Ball State University says SAT, ACT scores not needed for admission
IU  is looking at test-optional; Purdue apparently not planning to follow BSU
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Day care centers, preschools on the lookout for hand, foot and mouth disease
There is no vaccine to protect against the disease
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Shoppers cite saved time, convenience as reason for online grocery shopping
By 2025, as many as 70 percent of U.S. consumers will be buying groceries online and those purchases will total more than $100 billion, report predicts
Monday, July 30, 2018
Consumer economy in crosshairs if trade war continues, BSU economist Mike Hicks warns
“The tampering of a supply chain that involves 15 percent of the economy is sufficient for us to slip into recession,” he says
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Conservation subsidies: Local farmers do their part for the environment
They must agree not to produce crops or livestock on highly erodible land without a conservation system
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Muncie, a once-industrial city, highly dependent upon government payments to stay afloat
Two largest employers, hospital and university, get a lot of public funding as do large number of residents
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Grant County Economic Growth Council faces cut of nearly two-thirds in public funding
“How can we afford to give (the Growth Council) $300,000 when we’re cutting sheriff’s deputies?” county council member asks
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Local community foundation gifts $150,000 to 10 groups helping to improve Marion downtown
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Logansport High School students' art installed on building in city's downtown
Friday's additions bring the total to more than 20 pieces of art downtown
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Rethinking the future: Lower enrollments threatens funding at Tipton schools
Primary factor contributing to slumping enrollment over the next 10 years is a lack of housing due to an increase in empty-nest households, study says
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Kokomo OKs affordable-housing rezoning, redevelopment plan
Goal of near northside strategy is to attract grocery, new employers
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Purdue on Papa John's name on campus: Trustees say they need more time
Friday, July 27, 2018
Downtown Lafayette needs a lot more housing, study says
Necessary for older professionals and empty nesters, who are looking to downsize their homes and move into the area where restaurants and other amenities are accessible by foot
Friday, July 27, 2018
Ball State gets 10 complaints about alum Papa John
Schnatter earned a bachelor's in business administration in 1983
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Nurse Family Partnership program helps combat infant, maternal mortality
The program is intended to reduce infant mortality through improved pregnancy outcomes, child development and economic growth
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Soybean herbicide drift complaints skyrocket in Indiana in 2018
The number has overwhelmed the state chemist's compliance officers
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Frito-Lay plans $159 million snack-food expansion in Logansport
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
15 die due to drugs so fare in 2018 in Howard County, but rate is lower than 2017
Coroner praises Turning Point, Howard County’s System of Care program, hoping it will create along-term dent
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
'By God's Design': Homestead Heritage a small-farm success story
Fourteen years into it, Howard County farm has some 500 total families it feeds
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Central Indiana June home sales decline amid escalating prices, lower inventory
Monday, July 23, 2018
More Lafayette businesses speak out against tariffs
Monday, July 23, 2018
Trump tariffs affecting businesses in Madison County
But not all are finding them to their disadvantage
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Making an impact: Kokomo Urban Outreach sees success in ManUP program
Starting with two 14-year-old boys in October 2016, program now has 100 active participants and it's making a change, says KUO director
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Facing $1.5 million budget shortfall, Grant County resolves to raise taxes
Friday, July 20, 2018
Week after hiring, Muncie fires developer for riverfront
Friday, July 20, 2018
Fiat Chrysler America opening employee-only clinic in Kokomo
More than 22,000 workers, families will get medical treatment at no cost
Friday, July 20, 2018






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