Long time WVPE Membership Manager Elaine Wolkins is retiring and I know you'll want to join us in wishing her well. While we’re sad to see her go, it’s an opportunity for the right individual who loves the station and can keep over 6,000 members happy and donating using Blackbaud Razer’s Edge & NetCommunity, Microsoft Excel & Word, and Adobe InDesign & Publisher, PLUS be able to marshal the staff during our Spring and Fall membership campaigns.
Indiana businessman Bob Thomas, who announced last week he was exploring a run for either governor or Indiana's 3rd Congressional District, said Monday he has decided to focus his efforts on the former. He says the governor's seat is the best position to be in if your goal is to make people's lives better.
The head of the state GOP announced today Gov. Mike Pence will make a bid for a second term. A Pence run for reelection wasn't always considered a lock as the Hoosier governor had been mentioned - sometimes prominently - as a 2016 presidential contender.
The Natural Resources Commission approved Tuesday a new fee for mountain biking in state parks. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, cyclists in state parks biking "off-road" must have a $5 daily permit or a $20 annual permit. The permit will not be required for people biking near campgrounds or hard surface trails.
Since 1983, jazz legends and fans have gathered each summer for a memorable weekend at the Elkhart Jazz Festival. Combining warm, intimate, small-town hospitality with the excitement of big city jazz, the Elkhart Jazz Festival has become an internationally acclaimed event.
Today, the festival draws an audience of 15,000 to our community celebration of America’s classic art form – jazz.
Known as the Band Instrument Capital of the World, Elkhart companies employ nearly 2,000 skilled craftsmen in the production of instruments that turn music into art.
Photo: Gretchen Frazee State Senator Karen Tallian, D-Portage, officially announced her candidacy for governor Tuesday. A ten-year veteran of the state Senate, Tallian says she's been considering a gubernatorial run for two years. The Northwest Indiana attorney says the Statehouse has been under one-party control for too long.
Photo: Esquisite Photography (Flickr) State health officials announced Tuesday that the number of HIV cases in the southeastern Indiana outbreak continues to rise. Since last Thursday, three new cases have been identified, bringing the total to 153. While the number of cases has increased, it has also slowed down, and officials say they hope to see it plateau soon.
A strain of avian influenza never before seen in Indiana has appeared in a backyard "hobby" flock in Whitley County, west of Fort Wayne. Some of the 77 ducks, geese, chicken and turkeys have died, but state officials say they don't know if the disease has spread elsewhere.
Hoosiers will be getting more refunds from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles over the next couple of months as further overcharges surface. Now an outside assessment of the BMV has revealed rampant problems within the embattled agency. The BMV, in the wake of lawsuits over fee overcharges and millions handed out in refunds, hired consulting firm BKD to evaluate the agency.
Photo: Brandon Smith Congressman Marlin Stutzman, R-Indiana 3rd District, on Saturday announced he is running for Senate, to replace outgoing Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana. With his announcement event occupying a whole block in downtown Roanoke, Ind., Stutzman talked to a crowd of supporters about a wide range of issues, from Iran to the national debt, Benghazi to healthcare.