Audrey J. Kirby

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TheStarPress
Army veteran fights PTSD while attending Ball State

CLOSE MUNCIE, Ind. - Patrick Weber walks into each of his classes on high alert, very aware of his surroundings. After all, it's how he has been trained. The 47-year-old social work major at Ball State University is one of 180 veterans taking classes on the college's campus.

TheStarPress
05/26/2011
Community pays tribute to Al Rent, 'Mr. Muncie'

MUNCIE, Ind. - When Hank Milius was hired as Meridian Health Services CEO 15 years ago, one of his first duties was finding the organization a new board member. He needed someone "smart, credible, a visionary. Someone proactive with the ability to bring people together."

TheStarPress
03/14/2018
National School Walkout: Hundreds demonstrate at Ball State, Muncie Central High School

MUNCIE, Ind. - "This is what democracy looks like." That's what hundreds of Ball State students were chanting outside on a brisk Wednesday morning. Some were holding signs. Some wore bracelets. All were there as part of the National School Walkout, a 17-minute walk to call for legislation protecting students from gun violence, while honoring the 17 victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., exactly one month ago.

TheStarPress
David Letterman stops by Muncie for Jeannine Lee Lake's campaign event

MUNCIE, Ind. - The famous Ball State University alumnus who made a surprise visit to Muncie in May returned on Thursday to show support for a local Congressional candidate. David Letterman spent the evening at a private event at the Muncie home of Jeannine Lee Lake, the Democratic candidate running against Republican Greg Pence, Vice President Mike Pence's older brother, for Indiana's Sixth Congressional District.

TheStarPress
06/08/2018
At osteria32, Muncie's new Italian restaurant, it's all about wine and authentic cuisine

MUNCIE, Ind. - It's a near-100-degree Monday afternoon, and staff members of Muncie's newest fine-dining restaurant are scurrying to bring coolers of wine indoors to keep them chilled. The wines will be sampled by Yorktown residents Daniel Stackpoole and Summer Hellis, who own the new 21-and-over wine bar and Italian eatery, osteria32.