The City of Muncie is revitalizing the heart of its downtown with a reconstruction of Walnut Street. In addition to wider sidewalks for pedestrians and merchants for better accessibility, Walnut street will see a complete reconstruction with storm sewer improvements. New design standards will also be put in place for more cohesion and uniformity for downtown aesthetics.
Robert F. Kennedy visited Muncie in May of 1968. The Ball State men’s Gym was selected as the location for Kennedy’s speech; however there was much concern over filling all the seats in the gym. Conversely, the Gym was filled to capacity, with an estimated 9,000 people filling all the seats and the entire playing court, after playing waiting hours for Kennedy’s appearance.
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