Shots Fired In Anderson Monday Morning

Anderson police are investigating shots fired in the 1600 block of Raible Avenue on Monday morning. The Herald Bulletin reports there was no sign of anyone injured but there was damage to a parked vehicle. Police say no arrests have been made and they are continuing to monitor the area.

Authorities Seize $150K Worth Of Drugs In Raid

Two New Castle residents face a combined 16 felony charges after members of the Henry County Area Drug Task Force seized an estimated $150,000 worth of drugs from their home. The Star Press reports authorities found 20 pounds of pot along with meth, ecstasy, cocaine, LSD and prescription medicines during a raid at the home of 28 year old Justin Griffin and 27 year old Shianne Wilson on the 2900 block of South 14th Street.

Summer Classes At Cornerstone Center For The Arts

Cornerstone Center for the Arts will host an eight-week-long session of classes this summer starting June 14 and continuing until August 8. Registration for these classes is available online at until June 4. Both in-person and online classes are available for students of all ages. The Muncie Journal reports for more information visit or email

Crist Receives Excellence In Teaching Award

Melissa Crist, an English and journalism teacher at Daleville Junior/Senior High School, was named the winner of this year’s Excellence in Teaching Award, distributed by Ball Brothers Foundation. The award—which includes grant money for the winner’s district, school and classroom ($5,000 each), as well as for the winning teacher’s own professional development ($2,500)—annually recognizes one Delaware County teacher who “uses unique approaches to motivate their students by creating authentic learning experiences,” according to the foundation’s website.

Monday, 5/10/2021 Woof Boom Radio morning news

It’s a myth.  So says Economist Michael Hicks, the Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University says the April jobs report provided two very strong indications of the economy, both suggesting that propulsion myths about labor markets are mistaken.  He says the biggest shock of this jobs report was wage growth with the hospitality and leisure areas experiencing good wage growth since last month, and he says the data says we are NOT facing a labor shortage, which he calls a myth.

Found Friday.  In a release that evening from ISP, Mikaela Grace Estes has been located and is safe.  Officer spoke to her, and verified she is safe and have no reason to believe she was taken from Indiana against her will.  Estes had been reported missing from Henry County on Saturday May 1st.  Investigators are not releasing Estes’ location in order to protect her privacy.

On Friday, the BSU Trustees approved the following for the next academic year: all classes will return to traditional instruction and scheduling, with limited exceptions.  The University will implement a traditional academic calendar for Summer 2021 and the next academic year, including Fall break, Thanksgiving break, and Spring break.  Housing and Residence Life will implement a traditional plan, informed by public health guidance, for students living on campus.

Anderson University has announced that it is resuming its dual credit LAUNCH and Early STEM programs, now including early business, early education, and early nursing.

This week in Hoosier history, in 1869, Indiana ratified the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  The third and last of the “Reconstruction Amendments,” the amendment prohibits the denial of voting rights based upon race or skin color.  Indiana was the 14th state to approve the measure.

After only one weather delay, Cardinals are ready for the workforce.   Aside from chilly temperatures, and a brief weather delay Friday night, Ball State held 5 weekend in-person ceremonies for approximately 3,500 graduates, according to a release from BSU.  Saturday’s all day sunshine provided for an incredible backdrop – and we are all thankful that Sunday’s rainy weather was not one day earlier.

This Saturday, the Indiana Run for the Fallen will arrive in the Muncie area. The 3-day, 140 mile run to honor and remember the Hoosier men and women who have lost their lives in the war on terror begins Friday in Ft. Wayne. Gold star families are at each mile marker along the way.  Indiana Honor and Remember chapter president, Don Finnegan will be a guest on WLBC later this week.

From Friday afternoon:  someone in southern Indiana became rich! The Hoosier Lottery says someone is the owner of a CASH 5 ticket that’s worth more than 788-thousand dollars. The ticket was purchased at a Chuckles Food Mart.

In a paid ad through the Muncie Chamber last week, premium office space is available for business start up’s.  For info, go to

Alexandria is hiring lifeguards for the community pool.  Applications at the Mayor’s office.  We are told that the Muncie pool is planning to open Memorial Day weekend, and plans for be open 7 days a week – weather permitting.

Traffic was backed up in downtown South Bend on Friday afternoon…thanks to a gas station. People were rushing to the new Exxon at the corner of Douglas Road and Highway 23, as it celebrated its grand opening by selling gas for just 99 cents per gallon.

MCS Celebrates National School Lunch Hero Day

Muncie Community Schools and its food service partner, Chartwells K12, is celebrating National School Lunch Hero Day to recognize the district’s team of essential cooks, chefs, dietitians and food service workers who have served more than 1.1 million meals since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic Friday. Over the past 14 months, rain or shine, Muncie lunch heroes rolled up their sleeves, put on their masks and got to work serving meals to students through emergency feeding programs, bus deliveries and special pick-up sites in addition to the work done in MCS cafeterias every day.

Muncie Woman Accused Of Stealing Items From Neighbor’s Home

A Muncie woman already in custody in an auto theft case now stands accused of stealing “several hundred” items from a neighbor’s home. The Star Press reports 34 year old Stevey Ellen Phillips is accused of taking items from her neighbor’s home in the 9700 block of South Delaware County Road 50-W between April 22 and Tuesday. Some of the stolen items were spotted in front of Phillips’ home, say police.

Habitat For Humanity Preps For Interfaith Build

Muncie Habitat for Humanity is looking for partners for its Interfaith Build, bringing together congregations and communities from a variety of traditions to volunteer, side-by-side, to build affordable homes for families. The 2021 Faith Build is slated for this summer during the month of June and July. Muncie Habitat for Humanity is holding an informational meeting on Thursday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.