WLBC To Host Christmas Ornament Smash

WLBC is again hosting its annual Christmas Ornament Smash where selected participants —104 of them — get to smash a Christmas ornament and win prizes. MuncieJournal.com reports five lucky children will begin the event by each being given a special gift that Santa knows they want and elves bring from the North Pole. Ornament Smash will begin at 6 p.m., Dec. 8, in the E.B. Ball Auditorium. Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main, Muncie.

Ball Brothers Foundation Announces Grant Recipients

Ball Brothers Foundation has approved over $6.5 million in its second round of funding for 2021. MuncieJournal.com reports the grants support a variety of efforts, from bolstering local healthcare organizations. Recipients include Ivy Tech Foundation, Ball State University, IU School of Medicine–Muncie , IU Health Foundation, Meridian Health Services, and Open Door Health Services.

Thursday, 12/2/2021 Woof Boom Radio morning news

It’s a pandemic of the “off campus.”  We checked in yesterday with the post-Thanksgiving COIVD status at Ball State with President Mearns

That WLBC Zoom Room interview airs this weekend on This Week in Delaware County with Steve Lindell.

22 year old Tywaine Perry is awaiting the setting of a date for his third trial on charges of murder and attempted murder in connection with a 2016 shooting – he was arrested in January 2017 in connection with the shooting death of Carlson Conn and the wounding of Marcus Prickett.  According to the Herald Bulletin,  his first trial started on Aug. 10 with the selection of a jury, but the next day the judge declared a mistrial when people were talking to the jurors about the case.  Earlier this month a jury deadlocked on reaching a verdict with Judge Mark Dudley declaring a mistrial – he’s set 8:30 a.m. Friday to set a new trial date.  Normally there is no bond set on a charge of murder.

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame has announced that Purdue head coach Matt Painter will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the organization’s 60th class.  The ceremony to held at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame on March 23.

Riverside  United  Methodist  Church  is launching an online auction for many items that have been part of the church’s ministry for over one hundred years.  The Riverside online auction runs through Dec. 6.   People may participate by going to Mr. Bid Auctions online at mrbidauctions.com.

Watching the data closely.  A post-Thanksgiving  surge has not been seen yet at IUBMH – since Monday, only 4 additional COVID inpatients, with three added to the ICU.  11 of the 72 total are under the age of 50, all as of 2 p.m. yesterday.

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration says its Be Well Crisis Helpline has surpassed 25,000 calls, a milestone in its ongoing efforts to provide Hoosiers with free, confidential mental health counseling and resources.  Indiana residents can speak with a trained mental health counselor by dialing 2-1-1 or the toll-free number, 866-211-9966, entering their ZIP code and selecting the option for the Be Well Crisis Helpline.  For more information, please visit BeWellIndiana.org.

More fast food for Muncie

Anderson Community Schools reminded us that Highland Harvest will be held today from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm outside the Highland Middle School auxiliary gym doors. This pantry is open to current families at Highland Middle School and Anderson High School. It will be drive-thru only again this month.

BSU has sports excitement: President Mearns spoke of Coach Kelli Miller Phillips and the team

And, we asked him about football:  what kind of Bowl Game lobbying is happening

There are more impressive facts that the A.D. is sharing – hear those this weekend on This Week in Delaware County.


Murder Case Appears Headed To Trial For Third Time

Tywaine Perry is awaiting the setting of a date for his third trial on charges of murder and attempted murder in connection with a 2016 shooting. Earlier this month a jury deadlocked on reaching a verdict with Judge Mark Dudley declaring a mistrial.
Dudley has set a hearing for 8:30 a.m. Friday to set a new trial date. The Herald Bulletin reports Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings said last week that he plans to take the case to trial for a third time.

Muncie Man Facing Additional Charges In Madison County Crash

A Muncie man charged in connection with a head on crash in Madison County now faces additional counts. 58 year old Glen Dent was initially charged with causing serious bodily injury when driving while intoxicated in the August 10th crash. Following the crash victim’s death, Dent this week faces counts of causing death when driving while intoxicated and causing death when driving with a controlled substance in system.

New Subdivision Will Include New City Park

Storer Estates, which is a new subdivision with 34 lots, will be going out to bid this month. The new development will provide new housing options for Muncie. MuncieJournal.com reports, in addition, a new park, Storer Woods Park, will be born. Funding is coming from the Muncie Redevelopment Commission and the mayor’s EDIT fund.

Wednesday, 12/1/2021 Woof Boom Radio morning news

Her mom would have been proud.  Although Anderson resident  A’Niyah Birdsong didn’t win the Miss USA pageant, she felt fulfilled.  Her mother Deveta Whigham died earlier this month in a car accident in Indianapolis.   Birdsong won the Miss Indiana title representing the city of Anderson earlier this year and competed in the pageant Monday in Tulsa.  Elle Smith, Miss Kentucky was crowned Miss USA.

70 years in business – Modern Trailer Sales in Anderson recently celebrated, with Terri Austin, Indiana State Representative posting the note on social media.   MTS employs 44 people and makes a significant impact on Anderson’s economy.  In 2013, they were named Small Business of the Year by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce.

Ball State baseball team announced the schedule yesterday.  The Cardinals open the season in Charleston, South Carolina, on Feb. 18.   The home opener against Eastern Michigan is March 11-13,and remains at home for four games against Bowling Green on March 18-20.

One of the best light shows in the state can be found at Mounds State Park in Anderson from Dec. 3 – Jan. 1, from5:30 p.m – 10 p.m.  The park is hosting its inaugural Nights of Lights celebration. The show includes more than 30 light displays in the campground. Cost is $5 per vehicle for cash payment and $6 if paying with a credit card.

Indiana is the No. 11 Best State at Managing Waste according to Lawnstarter.  Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans throw away 25% to 43% more trash — or up to 29 pounds of extra garbage per week. That nearly doubles the 34.3 pounds each person already discards in a typical week.  Indiana Ranks 1st for Presence of Mandatory Recycling Laws, and Presence of Electronic Waste Recycling Programs.

Subject line with strong words.  Some eyebrows were raised this week by the headline of an email:  “Abortion Is Essential: Rally For Our Rights This Wednesday.”  The National YWCA is holding the event beginning at 8:00 am at the U.S. Supreme Court Building, as well as a virtual rally.  A live audio feed of oral arguments through the Supreme Court’s website will also available at https://www.supremecourt.gov/

New Castle has a big basketball night planned for this Saturday, December 4th – Fieldhouse Doors open at 5:00pm with JV Game at 6pm and Varsity planned for 7:30 p.m. – Community Food Drive, and Wall of Honor Dedication with Champions Steve Alford, Kent Benson, Jerry Lamberson and Trey Ball accepting awards during halftime of the Varsity game.  A Fieldhouse Rally Towel will be given to the first 400 Donors. Bring a food donation, get a towel!

The annual seasonal presentation of the Children’s Nutcracker is set for Dec. 16 -18 at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, in the E. B. Ball Auditorium. On-line tickets go on sale today at MuncieBallet.org.