WIPB-TV’s first Be My Neighbor Day set for Sept. 12

Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?


MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) – WIPB-TV will have its first BE MY NEIGHBOR DAY from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at Canan Commons in downtown Muncie.

Based on the popular PBS KIDS animated program “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” and with a nod to the classic “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” this free family event will focus on the importance of being a good neighbor.

Daniel Tiger himself will be there to meet his grr-iffic fans on the MITS Trolley!


Balancing education technology and student privacy


WASHINGTON DC (NEWS) - Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) addressed a packed house at the Center for Democracy and Technology’s (CDT) briefing on national student privacy law and policy on Capitol Hill. He and Congressman Jared Polis (CO-02) were asked to speak about the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act (H.R. 2092)—a bill they worked on together and introduced in the House in April.

Indiana House Republicans show support for ESEA waiver


WASHINGTON DC (NEWS) - Today, seven members of the Indiana Congressional delegation announced support for the state’s request to extend Indiana’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver. The waiver would allow Indiana to continue work on state-developed plans designed to improve education outcomes instead of following federally-mandated one-size-fits-all education requirements.

Carolyn K. Buchanan, 86

MUNCIE, INDIANA (OBITUARY) - Carolyn K. Buchanan, 86, passed away on May 31, 2015, at her daughter’s residence following an extended illness.

Carolyn was born in Indianapolis on December 9, 1928, the daughter of Lloyd August and Katherine (Murray) Malott, and was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School. After graduation, Mrs. Buchanan became a Registered Nurse through Ball Memorial Hospital in 1950.

Combating “Summer Melt” for 21st Century Scholars


MARION, INDIANA (NEWS) - With the school year wrapping up and lazy summer days approaching, education experts are trying to figure out how to battle a condition known as “summer melt.” One way is through an upcoming event from the Indiana Youth Institute on Saturday, June 13.

Summer melt happens when students who enroll in college in the spring never actually attend classes in the fall. Nationally, summer melt affects about 10 to 20-percent of eligible students. In Indiana,

Trooper Rescues Elderly Man From Flooded Roadway


ALBANY, INDIANA (NEWS) - A man’s “Sunday drive” nearly took a tragic turn this afternoon after he drove into high water on a flooded Randolph County roadway. Today around 4:45 p.m. Indiana State Police Dispatch at Indianapolis received a call from an elderly man, who said he was stranded in his car on a flooded roadway around SR1 and SR 28 in northern Randolph County.

Congressman Messer honors 6th District students for academic achievement


BATESVILLE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Congressman Luke Messer honored dozens of students from east-central and southeastern Indiana Tuesday evening for their academic achievement during the 2014-2015 school year. The top male and female 8th grade students from middle schools across Indiana’s 6th Congressional District were presented the 8th Grade Scholar award by Congressman Messer. The ceremony, sponsored by Hillenbrand and Ivy Tech Community College, took place at Batesville High School on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Applications Period Open for Homeland Security Foundation Scholarships


INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) – The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is now accepting applications for the Secure Indiana Scholarship Program. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2015.Eighteen scholarships are available to Hoosiers. The scholarships reward those who volunteer with public safety organizations, and are made available to both full-time and part-time college students.

Historic Step for Indiana Ethics Reform


INDIANA STATEHOUSE – Today the Legislative Council approved the appointment of John Robert “Bob” Rudolph to serve as the Chief Counsel for the Office of Legislative Ethics within the Legislative Services Agency (LSA). House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) was the author of House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1002, the ethics bill which passed in a bipartisan effort during the 2015 legislative session.

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