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Red Gold turning former Elwood school into company headquarters

by IPR News

June 22, 2011

The Red Gold company is headed back to school in Elwood, Indiana.  The company announced today it will turn the former Oakwood Elementary School into its new corporate headquarters.  Red Gold President Brian Reichart says the company will spend $3.5 million turning the former school into office space for 200 employees.  Red Gold is the... More »

State honors schools with improved graduation rates

by IPR News

June 22, 2011

State schools Superintendent Tony Bennett says Indiana schools need to create a culture of success if the state wants to achieve its goal of a statewide graduation rate of 90 percent.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Bennett Honors High Grad Rates More »

Muncie honors fallen firefighter Scott Davis

by Stephanie Wiechmann

June 21, 2011

The city of Muncie Tuesday honored the life of a fallen firefighter.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Scott Davis Funeral Photos of Davis funeral procession (Stephanie Wiechmann) More »

Planned Parenthood ends service to Medicaid patients

by IPR News

June 20, 2011

Medicaid patients will no longer be able to receive services at Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana after the organization announced today the funds it was using to cover those patients ran out.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — PPIN Ends Medicaid Patient Service More »

Judge denies Secretary of State White’s immunity request

by IPR News

June 20, 2011

A Marion County judge has ruled that Secretary of State Charlie White’s testimony at an Indiana Recount Commission hearing tomorrow can be used in his upcoming criminal trial.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Judge Denies White Immunity More »

Fallen Firefighter’s Wife and Friends React to Death

by IPR News

June 17, 2011

State and federal officials are investigating a fire that consumed a Muncie church Wednesday. The blaze injured two firefighters and took the life of another–40 year-old Scott Davis.  In this report, IPR’s Terry Heifetz has more on Davis’s life, and the loved-ones and memories he leaves behind. Heifetz_DavisReax The two others hurt in the fire were... More »

Muncie Firefighter Dies in Church Fire

by IPR News

June 15, 2011

A Muncie firefighter died fighting a fire that collapsed the sanctuary roof of The Tabernacle of Praise Church at 2200 East Fuson Road near State Road 67, on the city’s south side Wednesday afternoon. The Star Press reports the city firefighter killed has been preliminarily identified as 40-year-old Scott Davis.  Davis was a former fire... More »

Muncie and Delaware County hold reorganization public hearing

by IPR News

June 15, 2011

Next year, Delaware County voters will decide whether or not they want to consolidate their units of government.  Delaware County Commissioners and the Muncie City Council voted for an amended plan to merge some government operations.  If approved by a two-thirds majority vote on the 2012 ballot, the consolidation proposal would eliminate the positions of Muncie... More »

Indiana’s school voucher program

by IPR News

June 14, 2011

This year’s legislative session addressed education in a big way – with bills involving charter schools, teacher evaluations, merit pay for teachers, and collective bargaining rights.   One of the biggest and most controversial reforms was the Indiana choice scholarship, otherwise known as the voucher program.  While the state Department of Education continues to work on... More »

Legislature finds error in construction wage bill

by IPR News

June 9, 2011

A drafting error in a project labor agreement bill may force local governments to use the common construction wage on all public projects for the next six months.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — HB1216 Drafting Error More »

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