News Stories DC for Monday

Dubois County (NNDC):

– The Jasper Strassenfest Committee is seeking candidates for the Jr. Miss Strassenfest contest. 

Our deadline has been extended through June 24th.

If you know of an incoming 7th or 8th grade girl who lives in the Greater Jasper School corporation and would like to participate in Jr. Miss, please ask her to download and complete an application at the Strassenfest’s website:

— Monday, July 16, has been designated demolition day for the former Hoosier Desk building.

The almost 100-year-old building sits at the corner of Third and Mill streets in Jasper, land on which the future Jasper Cultural Center will be built.

The Jasper Public Library Board heard Thursday that the start of demolition will be highlighted at 10 a.m. that day. There will be some sort of celebration to start the project, Library Director Christine Golden said.

Officals estimate the cost at  roughly $12 million, noting that some parts of the original building can be kept and incorporated into the new center, like the Birdseye maple wood flooring.

The board also approved the first reading of the bond resolution to issue the rest of its $6.5 million bond. The resolution to bond $5.4 million will be considered for approval at the board’s July meeting. The bonds likely won’t be issued until later in the year, board attorney Bill Shaneyfelt said.

In 2016, voters approved the library’s property tax referendum for the library to borrow up to $6.5 million to cover the library’s portion of the center over a 15-year bond. Of that, $1.1 million has been bonded, and $1 million has been used on center plans and designs.

– Board members  said that the core group designated to work on the cultural center is working on a planned-unit-development proposal, which allows a site to be mixed-use. The core group includes representatives of the Jasper Public Library Board, the Jasper Community Arts Commission and City Properties Group of Louisville, the private developer on the project.  The planned-unit development allows multiple uses in an area zoned for a single use. Once the final document is reviewed by the board, it will be submitted to the Jasper Plan Commission for consideration; the board hopes that will happen in August.

– Seng, Temple named as new Holy Trinity Catholic School principals

Holy Trinity Catholic School has announced two principals were named to lead the school’s two campuses in Dubois County.Jon Temple will serve at the new principal at the East Campus (Holy Family Church Campus), which serves Third through Eighth Grade.Jenna M. Seng, who has served the past two years as assistant principal at all three campuses, will serve as principal at the Central and West Campuses, ( Ireland and Precious Blood Campuses), which serve Preschool through Second Grade.

Temple, an Indianapolis native who has more than a decade of experience in teaching, coaching and administration, has served as social studies teacher at the school since 2015.

“Jon has made a great impact at Holy Trinity,” said Father Gary Kaiser, pastor of Precious Blood Parish in Jasper and Priest Delegate to Holy Trinity. “He has the respect of staff, students and parents. His enthusiasm for both education and our faith is apparent.  I look forward to working with both Jon and Jenna as we serve Dubois County.”

Temple said he was humbled and honored to be chosen to serve as Holy Trinity’s next principal.

“We are blessed in Dubois County to have a dynamic and supportive group of Catholic parishes and priests. I have witnessed first-hand the tremendous successes and growth our school has achieved over the past three years,” Temple said. “Moving forward, we will build on our accomplishments, and always pursue new and creative ways to help foster students’ academic and spiritual growth. This includes working collaboratively with our supporting parishes, priests and Dubois County community. Together, we will continue to live our school mission: ‘Come to Learn, Go Forth to Serve, and Trust in the Divine Providence.’”

Temple is a graduate of Southport High School in Indianapolis, and he earned a degree in Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Hanover College in 2002. He has earned an additional 36 credit hour in special education, counseling education and economics from Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis.

Temple is married to Jasper native Erin Sendelweck Temple, an anesthesiologist at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. They have four children: William (age 9), Stella (8), Camille (6), and Elloise (4). All attend Holy Trinity.

Seng added that she felt the two of them were answering a calling.

“Last year’s theme in Diocese of Evansville schools was ‘Called to Serve;’ I’m excited for the 2018-19 school year, as Jon and I personally answer the call to serve and step into new roles within Holy Trinity Catholic School,” Seng said. “As our enrollment continues to rise, the opportunities for our students to engage in rigorous academics and grow spiritually are made possible by the hard work of our dedicated staff and our 11 supporting parishes. Together, we’re preparing our students for high school and beyond.”

Seng and her husband Anthony, who works for Jasper Engines & Transmissions in Jasper, attended Holy Family School in Jasper from kindergarten through eighth grade. She is a 2004 graduate of Jasper High School.

She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Purdue University in 2008, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Counseling Education in 2012 from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. She earned her License in School Administration from Indiana University.

Seng and her husband have a son, Barrett, six months old.

The two replace Tyler Lemen.

 by on June 18, 2018 in NEWS

In local sports, the Dubois County Bombers scattered 9 hits and picked up a nice win at home on Sunday night against the Hoptown Hoppers 6-5.  Nick Gonzalez had 3 hits for Dubois County who have now won 6 of their last 8 games.   The Bombers return to action on Tuesday night at League Stadium.   Game time is set for 7pm Eastern.


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