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As Summer will be upon us before we know it, this post will be dedicated to assisting Class Reunions. We want to help publicize any class reunions that are already in the planning stages and facilitate creating any committees to plan those that are not.

Sending us information is as easy as leaving a comment on this post at the bottom. Comments do not post without being approved so your message will not be public unless you are leaving a comment intended for all readers.

For classes already planning their fifth, tenth, fifteenth or beyond class reunion, please send us the details. This is regardless of whether the reunion will be held in 2016 or later. Let us know who is responsible on your committee for providing publicity and how we can contact them, preferably their email address, in case we need further details.

When we receive information, a new individual post will be created for your class as well as updating this post with where to find that information.


Unfortunately, we can’t cram for these finals. We’re speaking of all the final moments this year. The final Varsity football game, the final Varsity football sectional win and the final Girls’ Varsity basketball game have already been played. We’re about to witness the final Boys’ Varsity basketball game at home on February 26. These are just a few of the hundreds of finals in the 2013-14 school year for Muncie Southside High School.

Therefore, we are reaching out to anyone who would like to provide memories of these final moments. If you have photos or information that pertain to the last moments of any event or organization, please contact us (use the contact link or leave a comment) so we can post it for permanent posterity.

By the way, please don’t feel slighted when we only mention football or basketball. These just happen to be some of the organizations that we’ve had the privilege to assist over the years. Your organization is just as important to us and we will give as much room as needed if you will provide the items.

I know that I count it a privilege to have been one of the referees to officiate the final Junior Varsity football game at home. It would be easy for any team to “phone it in” this year, but they all have and will give it their all.


And The Vote Is In…

November 18, 2013:

I waited until after the vote before creating a new masthead (pictured below) because I had to hold out some hope that something would change. But it didn’t and now we must move on.


For those who aren’t yet aware, the Muncie Community School Board this evening has voted to consolidate Muncie Southside High School and Muncie Central High School as well as create a junior high school out of the Southside building.

There are a myriad of decisions and plans that will transpire over the next few months and I am sure I will eventually give my opinion. But for now, I have decided to use the site to preserve the Muncie Southside heritage as much as possible. began in 1999 as my way of proclaiming my school pride when the Muncie South Boys Basketball team reached the state finals for the first time in history. It continued proclaiming that pride in 2001 when the basketball team reached the state finals for the second time and brought home the first championship trophy. Since then, I’ve updated it (not nearly as much as I would like) with various Southside items. Most recently, we used the site to publicize the successful All Class Reunion in August 2013.

As a start to preserving the Rebel heritage, I would like to collect, scan and publish a copy of each year’s graduation program. If you have one and would be willing to allow me to scan it, please either use the contact page or leave a comment on this post. I hope to have a majority found and posted before the end of the year!

Secondly, I would like to have suggestions from our visitors as to what you feel would help to preserve our heritage in years to come. Again, please use the contact page or leave a comment here.

In my mind, this will always be considered a bad day in Rebel history; however, for the sake of the children’s education, I hope that the Board puts together the best plan possible.


We Are Looking for Basketball Alumni

The following announcement was made at the South vs. Central basketball game, November 26, 2013.

If you are a former Boys’ Varsity Basketball player, manager, or coach at Muncie Southside High School, Muncie Northside High School, or Muncie Central High School, from 1963 – present, we want to honor you at the Central vs. Southside Boys’ Varsity Basketball game on January 24, 2014.

Any former Southside varsity player, manager or coach should contact the Southside Athletic Office at 765-747-5328 or email Kristi Ellis:

Any former Central High School or Northside High School player should contact the Central High School Athletic Office at 765-747-5270 or email Kay Rankin:

If you are able to attend the Janauary 24, 2014 game, contact your respective athletic office with the following information: Your name, year of graduation, and contact information (email, phone, home address).

We will need this information no later than January 10, 2014 so that we can plan accordingly. We will contact you with information about the program after we have received all information.

If you know of other team members, please forward this information to them.

Rebels Rally

Banners, Shirts, Towels, and facebook images – Rebels are rallying behind their heritage! Below are some of those messages and we’ll update as we find more.

The first is an adjustment of the logo I developed for the All Class Reunion that occurred in August 2013.


Once A Rebel 1

Pride Wont Be Denied

Rebel Bred

Rebel Cloud

Rebel Forever

Rebel Heart

Rebel Yell