Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 Woof Boom Radio News

Indiana vaccine information.    At this week’s Indiana COVID briefing, Dr. Virginia Kane, the Marion County Health Officer spoke – she serves on the Vaccine Prioritization Committee


Some great press recently, and Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour mentioned Tuesday on a social media post regarding the work of Muncie Action Plan

Read free, anytime on our MuncieJournal.com.


This year, Conner Prairie will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a new way, premiering an online exhibit that can be safely explored from home.  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Legacies of Social Justice examines historical moments in the civil rights movement and relates them to what is happening in our world today.   It will debut on MLK Day (Monday, January 18) on ConnerPrairie.org.


Grissom Elementary in Muncie has two special education aide positions open. Please email brittney.charles@muncieschools.org if interested.


State Representative Terri Austin (D-Anderson) was recently elected as caucus chair for the Indiana House Democrats, according to the Herald Bulletin.  The caucus chair is one of the top three leadership roles elected by the members of the House Democratic Caucus.


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is re-opening today. It has been shut down in November due to the increase in COVID numbers.  The Museum will operate under its normal winter hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but at 25% capacity and with the same safety guidelines that were in place last year. On March 1, their hours will extend to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


To help manage the explosion in digital interactions, Shafer Leadership Academy created a new position — Virtual Program Manager — and hired, Eilis Wasserman, who has been connected with the Muncie nonprofit for more than five years as a participant and facilitator. 


Learning, virtually.   One of the challenges of the pandemic has been the way kids are having to learn from home. Chris Davis reports on a webinar that is meant to help


The Elwood City Council on Monday unanimously adopted an amendment to the chicken and livestock ordinance that restricts the ownership of wolf/dog and coyote/dog hybrids within the city limits, according to the Herald Bulletin.


Main Street America and The Hartford Award Grants to a Local Business.  Muncie Community Market LLC/ Common Market was awarded $15,000.  Grant proposals were judged based on: feasibility; the extent to which the grant will help address an acute business need or help a business owner implement innovative solutions to address COVID-19-related challenges; and other factors, according to a release from the City of Muncie.


SAVE the DATE for EGTI’s Cruising for Dreams!  Be sure to mark your calendar because you won’t want to miss this! You will be virtually traveling to New Orleans! More information will be released soon, for this important annual fundraiser.


The Top 10 most viewed stories of 2020 are still posted on our free MuncieJournal.com, and we asked Editor in Chief Mike Rhodes to remind listeners of the mission

Hear that entire interview this weekend on This Week in Delaware County.


On Tuesday, Senate Democratic Leader Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) and members of the Senate Democratic Caucus announced their 2021 legislative priorities. The Democratic Caucus agenda will consist of four main tenets:  Raise the minimum wage, Boost workers’ compensation benefits, Support the IBLC justice reform agenda, and Expand access to voting by allowing no-excuse absentee voting and ballot drop boxes.


The Reds have made the difficult decision to forgo the Reds Caravan for the 2021 calendar year. They say in a release they are fully committed to returning this important fan engagement event in January 2022.


Christmas may seem like it was a long time ago, but how about some $100 winners this morning for the lighter side of news?  The Muncie Downtown Development Partnership Elf Tracker contest winners were drawn this week on Facebook Live, by Cheryl Crowder

It was a scavenger hunt at downtown businesses.


 

CORRECTION: Firefighters Collecting Items For Displaced Family

City of Muncie Fire Dept is collecting donations for a fire that displaced a mother and two young daughters on Christmas Day. They’re being accepted at Station 1 on East Jackson, Station 2 on Memorial and Station 7 on Wheeling Ave. They’re looking for clothing and shoes and new and like new toys among other items to help the family get back on its feet.

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Muncie Firefighters Collect Items For Mother, Two Young Daughters

City of Muncie Fire Dept is collecting donations for a family that displaced a mother and two young daughters on Christmas Day. They’re being accepted at Station 1 on East Jackson, Station 2 on Memorial and Station 7 on Wheeling Ave. They’re looking for clothing and shews and new and like new toys among other items to help the family get back on its feet.

Vaccines Available For Some Seniors Starting Friday

Delaware County Emergency Operations Center reminds you starting Friday, Hoosiers age 80 and older will be able to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccination sites will be primarily hospitals or health departments. There is no charge for the vaccination. Individuals can schedule by going to www.ourshot.IN.gov and follow the instructions to find a vaccine site. Then you choose a site and register for a date and time.

Muncie Man Busted For Meth In Madison County

Police say a traffic stop led to a Muncie man being charged with dealing meth in Madison County. Police say 49 year old Shane C. Hale, was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee Saturday traveling at 48 mph in a 35-mph zone on Ind. 32. The vehicle was pulled over near the state highway’s intersection with Rangeline Road in Anderson. The Star Press reports investigators first found a syringe in the Cherokee, and then found “a large amount of methamphetamine” in one of Hale’s pockets.

Latest COVID Count For Delaware County

The Indiana State Department of Health reported that Delaware County had 196 new cases with an additional death, the fifth one in a week. That brings the totals since the pandemic began to 8,039 confirmed cases and 127 deaths.The Star Press reports Delaware County also remains close to moving its color ranking to red, a line that officials have said it has been close to nearing for weeks. The positivity rate is 13.3%.

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 Woof Boom Radio Morning News

Another week, another website.    OurShot.IN.GOV was announced yesterday as the best way to track vaccine availability, and  “who’s next in line.”  Hoosiers 80 and older are next up – and family members can sign on their behalf, as long as photo ID is presented at time if the shots.  Dialing 211 will also be an option for sign ups, for those unable to use the web portal.


The weekly map update came out yesterday – Delaware, Blackford, Jay, Randolph, and Wayne counties are Orange – with the high COVID level of Red still in effect for Madison county, as well as Grant, Tipton, Hamilton and Henry counties – the New Castle area has one of the State’s highest 7 day positivity rates at 22.4%.


With Grant County remaining red, the Taylor University Athletics Department will continue its current policy of only allowing a limited number of family mem


Factory sold in Muncie:

This will be their third location in the U.S., according to Mayor Ridenour on a social media post earlier this week.


Muncie native Ryan Kerrigan’s team is in the Playoffs this weekend, and his QB, Alex Smith has an Indiana tie.  A Brownsburg welding company turned a symbol of adversity into triumph for the QB. Cold Hard Art transformed a leg brace into a sentimental gift, after he recovered from a devastating leg injury from 2018. His wife contacted Cold Hard Art to reconstruct the brace into a Vince Lombardi trophy.  The artist said the trophy took six to seven hours to make, and asked for two autographed jerseys for his wife and daughter instead of a fee.


More Indiana history – this week in 1951,     After six overtimes, the Indianapolis Olympians defeated the Rochester Royals in the longest NBA game in history.  Played on the road, the contest ended with a close Indy win.  In existence from 1949 to 1952, the team was a founding member of the NBA, and their home arena was Butler, now Hinkle Fieldhouse.


 What was the most read story on our MuncieJournal.com in 2020?

Mike Rhodes, Editor in Chief during a WLBC Zoom Room interview yesterday – the entire talk is on Facebook.com/Steve.Lindell, and the entire Top 10 is on the site right now.


He’s turned himself in. Donnie Burgess reports


The only woman on federal death row is pleading for President Trump to “be a hero” for victims of sex trafficking.  Lisa Montgomery is set to be executed next week at the federal prison in Terre Haute for killing a pregnant woman in 2004 and taking her baby.  Court records show Montgomery suffered years of sexual abuse and was a victim of child sex trafficking.  Doctors say she also has brain damage.  Her attorneys are asking the President to commute her sentence.


As we reported several weeks ago, there’s a reason that a main Muncie road is backing up this week

That’s Mayor Dan Ridenour, from a social media post earlier this week. Utility work is going on there.


New year, new laws – and THIS one’s been delayed already.  Starting Oct. 1, every airline passenger 18 or older must have a Real ID-compliant driver’s license or other authorized form of identification, such as a passport.  The new licenses have a star on the upper right hand corner.


Over the last half-decade, Family Video has held on as the last big brick and mortar movie and video game rental store throughout the United States, outlasting stores like Blockbuster and Hollywood Video.  On Tuesday, the news was sent to all remaining 200 stores that they would have to sell off their inventory and close for good by late February.


Teen Wanted In Anderson Murder Turns Himself In

Police in Anderson say the 16-year-old charged in connection with the Sunday shooting death of 17-year-old Andon Oliver has turned himself in. The suspect, identified as De’torio Fleming, is charged with murder and attempted robbery in the shooting death of Andon Oliver at the Fairview Apartments during a drug deal. He’s currently at the Juvenile Detention Center. The Herald Bulletin reports if convicted, Fleming faces a possible prison sentence of 45 to 65 years on the murder charge and a possible sentence of 20 to 40 years on the armed robbery charge.

Man Charged After Allegedly Stealing Ambulance

Police say a Muncie man faces charges after allegedly stealing an ambulance from outside IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
The Star Press reports 50 year old Timothy Jay Godsey was caught after the ambulance became stuck in mud outside a home in the 4000 block of West Cornbread Road. The occupant of that home said Godsey had also forced his way into her home and threw a piece of firewood at her back door.