Extra Neighborhood Patrol Results In Arrest On Drug Charges

Garcia Dixon


Jasper (NNDC) – A Jasper was arrested early Wednesday morning after police found him in possession of a synthetic drug and paraphernalia.

The Jasper Police Departmen says 21-year old Martin Salvador Garcia-Dixon was arrested at his home shortly after 1AM.

JPD says officers performing an extra patrol in the area of Cobblestone Road because of resident complaints of speeding vehicles and excessive noise observed a van driven by Garcia-Dixon failing to stop at a stop sign while southbound on Cobblestone.

A short time later, the van stopped at home in the 1700 block of Cobblestone where Garcia-Dixon lives.

After making contact with Garcia-Dixon, JPD officers found him to be driving as a habitual traffic violator (suspended for five years).  He was taken into custody.

JPD says a subsequent search of the van by officers found synthetic cannabinoids (K2/Spice) and paraphernalia for which he has been charged for being in possession of both.

He was also cited by police for failing to stop at a stop sign.

Kimball Office Celebrates Earth Day With Company-Wide Initiatives

Kimball Earth DayJasper (Local Sources) – Kimball Office is deeply committed to preserving a healthy, sustainable environment.

In recognition of Earth Day and Arbor Day and through our Trees of Tomorrow program, an evergreen seedling was given to each employee to plant that would further support the sustainable future of our environment. If an employee did not have a place to plant the seedling, Kimball Office donated the excess seedlings to local conservation clubs for planting in forests.

In addition, corporate office employees took time off during normal working hours to volunteer to help revitalize three local park communities for the upcoming summer season. Volunteers participated in activities that included planting of seedlings, spreading mulch, cleaning park landscape and picking up trash.

The Kimball Office sales teams throughout the country conducted similar activities unique to their areas to further support and promote environmental sustainability on Earth and Arbor Day. Some of these activities include: a further expansion of the Trees for Tomorrow program to the design community by presenting them with seedlings of a tree that could be planted, grow and thrive in their specific geographical area, planting of seedlings in and clean-up of local parks.


Local Man Arrested For Child Molesting

Huntingburg (NNDC) – A Huntingburg man has been arrested for Child Molesting following a joint investigation by the Huntingburg Police Department and the Dubois County Department of Child and Family Services.

HPD says 37-year old Adam Humbert is now facing a Level 4 Felony count of Child Molesting.

HPD says the investigation began April 19th when police received DCDCF received a complaint about an incident in March concerning a four-year old girl.

HPD says detective Sgt. Christian Gogel talked with Humbert Tuesday at HPD headquarters as part of the investigation.

Humbert was taken into custody at about 6 o’clock Tuesday evening without incident.

He’s being held without bond at the Dubois County Security Center.

If convicted, a Level 4 felony in Indiana carries a maximum prison sentence of 12 years and a fine of up to $10,000.



Local Man Flees Drug Court; Arrested After Being Chased Into Patoka River

GehlhausenJasper (NNDC) – A local man fled the Dubois County Drug Court office after an appoiuntment there late Tuesday morning but was caught a short time later in the Patoka River.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says 37-year old Brett Gehlhausen of Jasper was spotted a short time after leaving the drug court at about 11 o’clock office walking the bank of the Patoka River near South Newton Street in the area of Riverwalk Park.

A DCSD deputy spotted Gehlhausen who then fled into the river where the water was about 3-4 feet deep according.

DCSD says Gehlhausen hid for a short time in a large culvert under Clay Street.  He eventually came out of the culvert and went back into the river before a second deputy entered the river and took Gehlhausen into custody as he tried to flee once again.

Gehlhausen was arrested for Resisting Law Enforcement (a Class A Misdemenor).  He is currently being held at the Dubois County Security Center without bond on the drug charges including possession of cocaine.

Jeeps Down Orleans; Lady Jeeps Outlast Southridge (Scoreboard)


Northeast Dubois  9  Orleans 2

At Dubois, the Jeeps score 7 runs total in the 5th and 6th innings to put the game away.  Three Jeeps pitchers scattered five hits in the win.  Starter Reece Bauer went six innings for the Jeeps before being relieved.


Northeast Dubois 14  Southridge 9

At Southridge, an 8-run fourth inning propelled the Lady Jeeps to the win.   Northeast Dubois sent 14 batters to the plate in the inning that also saw the Lady Raiders commit five errors.


Loogootee 6  Forest Park 1

At Loogootee, a four run second was all the scoring the Lady Lions needed in the win over visiting Forest Park.

Taylor Bayer, Kylie Giesler and Mayson VanMeter all doubled for Forest Park.  Giesler’s double in the 7th plated the Lady Rangers’ only run.


Girls Tennis 

Northeast Dubois 4 Vincennes Lincoln 1

# 1 Singles – Chloe Terwiske (ND) defeated Katie Lunsford (VL) 7-5, 6-3
# 2 Singles – Taylor Dodd (ND) defeated Alison Hein (VL) 7-5, 6-2
# 3 Singles – Anna Purdom (VL ) defeated Paige Knies (ND) 6-4, 6-1
# 1 Doubles – Megan Lueken/Savannah Stafford (ND) defeated Abi Fowler/Katie Roman (VL) 6-1, 6-2
# 2 Doubles – Olivia Schroering/Delaney Rasche (ND) defeated Andrea Vieck/Caroline Frey (VL) 6-2, 6-2

Southridge 5  Wood Memorial 0

#1 Singles – Emily Eckert (SHS) vs. Kate T. (WM) – 6-2; 6-3

#2 Singles – Hailey Michel (SHS) vs. Cori P. (WM) – 6-4; 6-0

#3 Singles – Louisa Nino (SHS) vs. Taylor A. (WM) – 6-0; 6-1

#1 Doubles – Leah Diekhoff/Kenzie Lubbehusen (SHS) vs. Cassidy S./Hannah T. (WM) – 6-1; 6-1

#2 Doubles – Olivia Mundy/Katlyn Brewer (SHS) vs. Adison Stone/Kylie Hicks (WM) – 6-2; 1-6; 6-4





Paul E. Allen, 64, Jasper

Obit picPaul E. Allen, 64, of Jasper, died Wednesday (February 15) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. He was born in Washington December 1, 1952, to Thomas Jefferson and Delores (Harder) Allen.

Paul was a 1971 graduate of Barr-Reeve High School. He was a United States Air Force veteran, serving during the Vietnam War era.He was a truck driver for Boyd Trucking for several years, enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on cars, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his mother, Delores Allen, Jasper; four daughters, Melissa Allen, Washington, April Harp and husband Nick, Amber Sutton and husband Travis, and Loretta Allen, all of Jasper; 18 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; one sister, Janet Doscher and husband Kevin, Cannelburg; two brothers, Lonnie Allen and wife Carolyn, Washington, and Terry Allen and wife Pamela, Jasper.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Jefferson Allen, one son, Timothy Allen, and one granddaughter, Audra Bath.

A graveside service for Paul E. Allen will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Cemetery in Washington. American Legion Post No. 121 will conduct military graveside rites.

Jasper School Board Approves New Turf Field At Alumni Stadium; New Track Too

STADIUMJasper (NNDC) – The Greater Jasper Consolidate School Board gave its formal approval Monday night to the installation of a new artificial turf at Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium.

The vote comes in time for the new turf to be in place for this fall’s football season.

The almost $872,000 price tag will be paid with a gift from a donor family according to school superintendent Dr. Tracy Lorey.  The family wishes to remain anonymous.

The field will be named after Joe Rohleder, the long-time Jasper football assistant coach and varsity wrestling coach.  Rohleder was an assistant under former head coach Jerry Brewer who led the Wildcats for 44 years; winning the 4A state championship in 2001..

Rohleder is an inductee of both the Indiana Football and Wrestling Halls of Fame.

Jasper will be the first member of the Big 8 Conference with an artificial turf home field.   Jasper also competes in the IHSAA Class 4A Sectional which does included several Evansville schools that do have turf fields.

JHS Athletic Director Andy Noblitt says the new field will be quite a benefit for the Wildcats football program.

He says, ” The new turf football field will allow our football program to practice and play everyday on the one of the finest synthetic surfaces in the entire
country.  No longer will weather play a factor in our ability to practice during the days leading up to our games.”

He went on to say, “In addition, the turf opens up the possibility of usage by our younger football players in the JMS football program and the Jasper Junior Football League.”

Monday’s vote of approval comes after several years of debate that included possible health concerns since the turf uses ground up rubber from recycled tires.  It will be installed by FieldTurf of Calhoun, Georgia.

The board also approved the resurfacing of the all-weather track around the field.  The price tag for it is $105,000 and it will be installed by Tennis Technology of Louisville.

Also Monday night, the Jasper school board approved the promotion of Ryan Erny to the position of principal at 5th Street Elementary School starting with the 2017-18 school year.  Erny replaces Leah Jessee, who is retiring after eight years as the school’s principal.

Erny, who is also Jasper High School’s girls varsity basketball head coach currently teaches 4th Grade at Ireland Elementary.  He’s been at Ireland for the last 17 years.  He plans to relinquish his coaching duties when he takes over at 5th Street.

 The new turf football field will allow our football program to practice and
play everyday on the one of the finest synthetic surfaces in the entire
country.  No longer will weather play a factor in our ability to practice
during the days leading up to our games.

Our players will be much safer with a maximized infill system that will
reduce the likelihood of injuries.  The turf also brings the ability to
have practice on the surface that we will most likely see in our IHSAA
tournament sectional games.

In addition, the turf opens up the possibility of usage by our younger
football players in the JMS football program and the Jasper Junior Football

It should be noted that increased usage is expected by our track teams,
soccer teams, baseball and softball teams, out of season training programs,
JHS band, and the students of 5th street school.

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NNDC To Air Local Youth Baseball And Softball Games LIVE

13u-c27 (2)Jasper (NNDC) – In continuing its mission in showcasing local athletics, NewsNow Dubois County will televise ‘LIVE’ selected youth baseball and youth fastpitch softball games this summer.

NNDC (www.NewsNowDC.com) and NNDC-TV (Spectrum Cable Channel 183) is planning to air at least one youth leagure game each week beginning next week. These featured games will be from the leagues that feed into high school baseball and softball athletics.

In addition to being able to watch the games LIVE, fans can also watch replays of the games on NNDC’s webchannel (www.NewsNowDC.com).

NNDC General Manager Ron Spaulding says, “We are really excited to feature the youth in our community and showcase the talent that’s out there. NewsNow really values the hard work that goes into these youth programs. We also like that these programs allow the kids in our community to work on their teamwork and problem-solving skills as well as their fitness and growth.”

Spaulding says an updated schedule of televised games including the youth leagues will be released later this week.

NNDC’s new Sports Specialist and play-by-play announcer, Brian “The Snowman” Snow, will call the games. There are also plans for him to host his “Snowman on Sports” talk show from the ballpark prior to many of the games, according to Spaulding.

As always, please “Stay Tuned!”

Tip Helps JPD Find Wanted Man Lying On His Vehicle’s Floorboard



Jasper (NNDC) – A tip from the public helped police locate a man who was wanted for failing to return to the Dubois County Community Corrections Center.

The Jasper Police Department says at 8:45 Monday evening, an anonymous caller said 36-year old Josh Leckie of English could be found in an apartment in the 500 block of Main Street.

JPD says officers did not find Leckie inside the apartment, but a subsequent search of his vehicle in the apartment’s parking lot found him lying on the vehicle’s floorboard.

JPD says Leckie was wanted for failing to return to DCCC last month.

A warrant for his arrest was issued March 31st charging him with a Level 6 felony count of failing to return to lawful detention.

Police say Leckie was also wanted for failing to appear in court for proceedings related to Level 5 felony counts of methamphetamine possession and illegal possession of a hypodermic needle filed last August.