Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt Opening Ceremonies Tonight

FERDINAND (From Releases) – Opening ceremonies for the 30th annual Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt will be held tonight on the west side lawn of the Monastery Immaculate Conception. The Christkindlmarkt Eve ceremonies begin at 6:30. The Christkindl Angel will appear and regale the assembled with her angelic, melodious voice. Children will light the way as trumpeters herald in the markt, monks chant, choirs sing, and the Sisters of St. Benedict Bell Choir perform. Event is free and open to the public.

The Sisters will host their annual “Simply Divine Bake Sale” immediately following the program. All proceeds benefit the Sisters of St. Benedict.

The Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For complete details go to http://www.ferdinandchristkindlmarkt.com.

Christkindlmarkt In Ferdinand This Weekend

Ferdinand (NNDC) – Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 30th annual Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt features over 200 booths of Christmas wares, handmade treasures, art, antiques, primitives, regional foods and wine, collectable gifts, free concerts, and more. The Christkindlmarkt is being held at the Ferdinand Community Center, the Tri-County YMCA, Forest Park High School, Ferdinand Elementary Gym, St. Benedict Monastery Event Hall, and Ferdinand American Legion. Over 200 booths of Christmas wares, handmade treasures, art, antiques, primitives, regional foods and wines, collectable gifts, and more. For additional information go to http://www.ferdinandchristkindlmarket.com.

Lindauer Sworn In As New State Representative

INDIANAPOLIS (From Release) – Indiana State Representative-elect Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) took the oath of office Thursday to serve as state representative for House District 63, which includes portions of Daviess, Dubois, Pike and Martin counties. Indiana Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Slaughter administered the oath in the House Chamber of the Statehouse during a formal swearing-in ceremony.

“I am excited for the opportunity to represent the hardworking people of our area,” Lindauer said. “I look forward to drawing on my experiences as a small-business owner and a member of county government to work with my fellow legislators and continue making Indiana an excellent place to live, raise a family and do business.”

Lindauer and his wife Stacy live in Jasper with their two children. He attended Jasper High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology supervision from Indiana State University and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan College. He was a member of the National Guard, served on the Dubois County Council, was a private-practice chiropractor, and has experience in running small businesses.

Lindauer will serve the remaining term of former State Representative Mike Braun of Jasper who resigned his seat in October and is presently running for the U.S. Senate from Indiana.

Jeffrey L. Wilson, 52, Jasper

Jeffrey L. Wilson, 52, of Jasper, died Wednesday (November 15) at I.U. Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Huntingburg October 15, 1965, to James and Barbara (Southwood) Wilson. He married Nancy Egloff October 20, 2007, at the Ireland Historical Church.

Jeff worked for Masterbrand Kitchen Cabinets at the Ferdinand plant. He was an avid sports fan, especially I.U. football and basketball, Notre Dame football, the Indianapolis Colts, the St. Louis Cardinals, and NASCAR. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family and his dog Gus.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Wilson; two daughters, Michelle Wilson and

fiancé Benny Grimm and Brittany Wilson and boyfriend Mike Jones, all of Evansville; one son, Kyle Wilson, Jasper; one brother, Terry Wilson and wife Shannon, Bellevue Nebraska.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at Redemption Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Redemption Christian Church, Mt. Zion Christian Church in Santa Claus, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday at Redemption Christian Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.  Pastor Ryan Stiles will officiate.

Bernida M. Bredhold, 83, Ferdinand

 

Bernida M. Bredhold, 83, of Ferdinand, died Wednesday (November 15) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in Spencer County May 17, 1934, to Edward and Caroline (Hoppenjans) Schipp. She married Ferrel Bredhold May 12, 1960, at St. Ferdinand Church..

Bernida was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church, and its St. Anne’s Sodality. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and needlework.

She is survived by her husband, Ferrel Bredhold; two sons, Scott Bredhold and wife Marilyn and Glenn Bredhold and wife Jane, all of Jasper; and five grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Norman and Norbert Schipp and Othmar, who died in infancy; and two sisters, Martina Gaesser and Edwina Gogel.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

 

Special Thanksgiving Celebration this Sunday on Newsnowdc.com

This Sunday join newsnowdc.com for the 51st annual Huntingburg area Community Thanksgiving Program.   Local congregations gather to worship God through the sharing of scripture readings, and prayers as well as music from church choirs, community organizations, Southridge High School , and  local bands.

The event is open to the public and starts at 6:15pm at the Huntingburg Event Center this Sunday and streamed Live on newsnowdc.com.

Maurice E. “Pete” Werremeyer, 90, Huntingburg

Maurice E. “Pete” Werremeyer, 90, of Huntingburg, died Sunday (November 12) at his home. He was born in Pike County February 17, 1927, to Oliver and Alvina (Kemper) Werremeyer. He married Melba M. Roesner August 20, 1950, at St. James Lutheran Church in Holland.

Pete served in the United States Navy as a Gunner’s Mate Third Class during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1955. He worked as an independent bulk milk hauler. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, the Holland American Legion, and V.F.W. Post #2366. He enjoyed playing cards, gardening, and fishing and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Indiana University basketball fan.

He is survived by his wife, Melba M. Werremeyer; one son, Jack R. Werremeyer and wife Barbara, Dale; one daughter, Joni M. Zarnoth and husband Jay, Dale; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one step great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Everett “Jim” Werremeyer, and one sister, Katherine M. Werremeyer.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. James Lutheran Cemetery Endowment Fund or to Honor Flight of Southern Indiana. Online condolences may be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday at St. James Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Rev. David Darling and Rev. Ed Wicks will officiate. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Holland American Legion Memorial Detail assisted by members of V.F.W. Post #2366.

Festival of Trees Opens Thursday at County Museum

Christmas With Our Veterans” is the theme of this year’s Festival of Trees event at the Dubois County Museum in Jasper. Special tribute is being given to servicemen and women, active or retired. Twelve lighted trees set up in Exhibit Room III. Grand opening November 16. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with viewing of trees from 5:30 to 6. A program with speakers begins at 6 p.m. Francisco Liovera, singer and music director at St. Francis of Assisi parishes in Spencer County will follow the speakers with a variety of Christmas musical favorites. Refreshments will be available. Drawing for door prizes. Free and open to the public.

Albert Norbert Elmer, 79, Siberia

Albert Norbert Elmer, 79, of Siberia, died Monday (November 13) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. He was born in Siberia January 8, 1938, to Edwin and Alma (Troesch) Elmer. He married Doris J. Mehringer August 24, 1963, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. She died February 23, 1986.

Albert was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Germany. He was a member of St. Meinrad Legion Post 366 and St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting, farming, playing cards, animals, especially dogs, and being with family and friends.

He is survived by three sons, Glen Elmer and wife Carla, Darrel Elmer and wife Martha, and Scott Elmer and wife Michelle, all of Siberia; eight grandchildren, Taylor, Lance, Madelynne, Emily, Aubrey, Dylan and Tyler Elmer, and Braydon Songer; and three sisters, Edwina Wendholt, Ferdinand, Mildred Sander and husband Othmar, Ireland, and Alfrieda Matthews and husband Austin, Rockport.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 7-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia followed by burial in the church cemetery. Military graveside rites will be provided by St. Meinrad Legion.

 

 

 

Bruce E. Breeding, 65, Dubois

Bruce E. Breeding, 65, of Dubois, died Friday (November 10) at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Dubois December 28, 1951, to Delma and Phyllis (Tuttle) Breeding. He married Norma Kay Hembree May 10, 1980, in Truelove United Methodist Church.

Bruce worked for Kimball Office Furniture in Jasper for 47 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, spending time at his cabin on the White River, and loved spending time with his friends and family and his golden retriever Molly.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Kay Breeding; one daughter, Ashley Breeding, Dubois; three sons, Curt Breeding and wife Krystall, Oakland City, Mark Breeding and wife Jamie, Taswell, and Ryan Breeding and wife Kristen, Celestine, nine grandchildren, Kadin, Mason, Trey, and Teegan Breeding, Kinley Dorsam, Taylor and Emily Bise, Sarah Haley, and Hunter Rowland, and three brothers, Jerry Breeding and wife Linda, Dubois,Michael Breeding, Jasper, and Phillip Breeding and wife Celia, Eaton.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Breeding.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial following in the Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church cemetery in Rutherford Township in Martin County. Rev. John Simmons will officiate.