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Delaware County Indiana Races 2018

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Delaware County 2016 Primary

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Delaware County Primary Election Results

Unofficial Results 

May 3, 2016


Delaware County Election Results Primary 2016

Please excuse the rough draft.  The results have yet to be certified, not expecting any major changes in the totals.

State Board of Accounts and $3 million dollars

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State Board of Accounts and $3 million dollars


Internal controls over the receipting, disbursing, recording, and accounting for the financial activities were insufficient for the redevelopment commission:

Trust statements for all trust accounts were not retained by either the auditor or the redevelopment commission therefore amounts reported to the auditor for inclusion in the financial statements did not include a $1,200,000 bond issue. There were no controls in place to ensure that information about debt issues or federal grants was properly reported to the auditor for inclusion in the financial statements and such information was subsequently not correctly reported.

Payments of $2,321,706.50 were made from the trust accounts by the trustee. The Redevelopment Commission did not approve these expenditures and received no documentation of the expenses. Governmental units should have internal controls in effect which provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial information and records, effectiveness and efficiency of operations, proper execution of management’s objectives, and compliance with laws and regulations. Among other things, segregation of duties, safeguarding controls over cash and all other assets and all forms of information processing are necessary for proper internal control. (Accounting and Uniform Compliance Guidelines Manual for Counties of Indiana, Chapter 1)


While elected officials consistently ridicule us, wage personal attacks and covertly accuse of wrong doing, one is simply looking at the financials and operations of local government.   If we’re broke, then why are we broke.  Where and how are the tax dollars collected and used?   The 1st Amendment offers this to us, and certainly free speech is extended to elected officials.  However, to publically accuse a person of “absconding”  is well beyond freedom of speech and more likely a defamation of character.  It says more about the originator of such tactics then the persons consistently attacked.   Well, officials need to find someone to blame, Lord knows, the heat is on ’em.


Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Delaware County: A Modern Day Fairy Tale

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As a child we were entertained with reading fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Anderson and a wide variety of fantastic authors.   Fairy Tales held some high moral ground like integrity, honesty, compassion and character which was a reoccurring theme and easily defined.   Of course, we are now adults, and for the most part, know we can’t ride a magic carpet or sleep for 100 years…still we can take the lessons taught and apply it today.

One of my favorite tales was about an Emperor who loved to style.  Hans Christian Anderson wove an intricate tale of a man who loved his clothes.    One day two rogue designers came to the city, selling their ability to weave magnificent garments with the most unbelievable colors.  Of course, the Emperor was intrigued and imagined himself arrayed in splendor. This was a “must” buy and commissioning of the suit began.   He sent an officer of the court to examine the progress of his robes but, the looms were empty. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet the Candidates Delaware County February 2012 Events

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I am so excited about the great line-up of candidates this primary season.  You all will have a chance to meet several of the people running for local to congressional seats this week.  In our little corner of the world, we have the opportunity to be a part of changing the face of government. 

There is no greater gift that our Founding Fathers have bestowed upon us than the right to participate in the political process.

Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust be men of unexceptionable characters. The public cannot be too curious concerning the character of public men.  Samuel Adams

~ Upcoming events in Muncie, Indiana ~ February 2012

Monday February 20,2012 Muncie 9-12/Tea Party will be holding their bi-monthly meeting.  Topic: Flat Tax

 Special Guest Speaker will be Scott Alexander President of Citizens of Delaware County for Good Government

6:30 to 8:30 PM at Kennedy Library


Tuesday February 21, 2012 Meet and Greet with Don Bates, Jr. candidate for Congress.  

 5:00 to 8:00 PM Cardinal Hall B in the Ball State Student Center from 5-8 p.m. People can park in any yellow or green lot. Feel free to invite your friends


Saturday February 25, 2012 GOP candidates for 6th Congressional will debate.   Sponsored by Delaware and Henry Counties  and will conduct a straw poll during this time. The event also includes candidates for the Senate seat currently held by Richard Lugar.

Candidates attending:


 Richard Mourdock

 6th District:        

Don Bates; Bill Frazier; John Hatter;  Luke Messer

Andrew Phipps; T. J. Thompson; Joseph Van Wye

7:30 to 9:30 AM  A & A Banquet Hall, 901 E. 29th St. (Old US 35) in Muncie (a few blocks west of the Muncie Southside Wal-Mart).  Doors open at 7:30 AM.  Event begins at 8:00 AM.  Concludes by 9:30 AM. Candidate speeches from 8:15-9:15 AM followed by straw poll voting, announcement of results and end of event.  Index cards with questions will be gathered from the audience from 8:00-8:15 AM.  Only Precinct and Vice Precinct Committee people from Delaware and Henry counties will be allowed to vote in the straw poll.


Saturday February 25, 2012 Meet and Greet for Delaware County GOP candidates.

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Kennedy Library

Printable PDF Flyer Feb 2012 Events

Delaware County Citizens are Not Alone!

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Delaware County citizens are not the lone ranger in the quest for honest and good government. We are not the only people in this nation wondering about how the money is spent.

An interesting audio clip about a small city in California where the citizens began to band together and attend city council meetings and ask questions. Please take a few minutes to listen to the short three-minute audio clip. Pay particular attention to the man and his advise to all people in every city or town.

Bell, California officials arrested reported on NPR ` Morning Edition September 22, 2010. Click here for the audio clip.

“The blue-collar municipality of 37,000 mostly Latino residents is one of a cluster of small cities southeast of Los Angeles that has been wracked by corruption scandals for years.

“This is corruption on steroids,” said Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, who filed the charges Tuesday. At a news conference, Mr. Cooley said more charges could be filed as the probe continues. He said the officials could face a range of sentences if convicted, and promised “substantial prison time for the worst offenders.”

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Bell Tolls for Officials in California Pay Scandal- Wall Steet Journal

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