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New Faces at Minnetrista

Posted by: Sam Condon on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:00:00 pm

A new year means news faces at Minnetrista! We are excited to introduce to you our newest Sales & Events team members, Lauren Bowman and Brett Ellison.

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Now That's Scandalous!

Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:00:00 am

Let’s be honest, everyone loves a good scandal—at least once in a while. They typically come with a good dose of intrigue, rumor, and information that always seems to reveal itself at just the right time. These are the kinds of stories that the media jumps on! And what sells better than a juicy story?

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The Berenstain Bears Visit Minnetrista

Posted by: Sam Condon on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 9:00:00 am

It’s not every day that one sees a bear walking around Minnetrista campus. It’s also not every day that Sister Berenstain Bear comes to campus. Thankfully for us, both bears turned out to be the same.

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Fifty Years Ago This Month

Posted by: Karen Vincent on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 9:00:00 am

February 28, 1967, was a bitterly cold night with temperatures hovering around ten degrees, when an alarm came into Muncie’s Fire Station Number One at about 8 p.m. There was a fire at Minnetrista, the former home of the Frank C. and Elizabeth Brady Ball family. The firefighters were on the scene within five minutes. The fire was so intense and widespread that a second alarm was issued soon after. A general alarm, calling in all off-duty firefighters, was issued at 9:06 p.m.

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A Winter Bird Quest Happened at Minnetrista?

Posted by: Sara St. Clair on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 9:00:00 am

Minnetrista had the pleasure of inviting two girls from our community to play and discover our 40-acre campus with the Winter Bird Quest Explorer Bag. With the help of the girl’s mother, Joleen and Claire spent a fun and exciting afternoon with us!

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Like Father Like Daughters

Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 9:00:00 am

Photographs are all around us. They cover the pages of popular magazines, are included in newscasts, are highlighted on media feeds, and are scattered around our homes. The Minnetrista Heritage Collection contains thousands of photos that document life in East Central Indiana. Some are casual photos taken by everyday citizens showing daily life and events around the area. Others document schools and businesses. Many were taken by professional photographers who called East Central Indiana home.

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New Year, New Minnetrista

Posted by: Sam Condon on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 3:00:00 pm

It may only be the second week of January, but at Minnetrista, our creative team is already busy crafting and planning new programs for friends and families to enjoy this year.

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Hang a Little Piece of Ball Corporation on Your Christmas Tree

Posted by: Karen Vincent on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 10:00:00 am

Fruit jars, aerospace equipment, pop cans—those are the products that naturally come to mind when Ball Corporation is mentioned. Christmas ornaments, not so much. In the mid-1970s, Ball Corporation did get into the Christmas ornament business, one of several new products made when the company wanted to expand its product lines. In order to changes its product mix, Ball produced new products to sell directly to the consumer both in stores and by mail-order catalog.

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Cheesecake for Christmas

Posted by: Karen Vincent on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 9:00:00 am

Thoughts of home, family, and sweethearts were never far from the minds of the men and women who served during World War II. Mail call was a much anticipated time of the day, and letters were read, re-read, and read once again. Soon after the United States entered the war, the volume and bulk of mail became problematic for the Post Office and the War and Navy Departments. Officials looked no farther than the British Airgraph Service for a solution. That solution was to microfilm correspondence going both to and from the home front, thus reducing both bulk and weight.

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Tips for Hanging Decorations in Trees this Holiday Season

Posted by: Dustin Stillinger on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 10:00:00 am

It’s that time of year again. Christmas lights are starting to shine, adding colorful scenes to yards, waiting to be admired by passersby’s. At Minnetrista, the grounds crew has already put lights on the trees of the Center Building parking lot and down the Minnetrista Boulevard, while others have been busy planning light displays elsewhere on campus.

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