Medication Collection Day even with the weather was very successful


Medication Collection Day staff and RSVP volunteers stand ready to greet Dubois County residents at the Indiana State Police Post in Jasper. One of three sites in the county on Saturday, the event brought in 788.2 pounds of medications to be disposed of properly.

Football Friday was wet, cold, and not what the doctor ordered for some local teams


Evansville Central Bears ranked number 2 and showed it with the 30 -7 victory over the Cats.  But the Cats did a good job of keeping this game close with a score of 10 -7 Bears  at the half.  The Bears scored first with a 10 yard run from Teorien Evans then with early in the second quarter the Cats recover a fumble and have it at the 48 which then led to the Cats first score with a touchdown pass.  Late in the 2nd quarter Jasper holds the bears to a field goal to make the score 10 – 7 Bears.  The Cats had a little less than two minutes before the half and did everything they could but the Bears stopped that effort and went into the half in the lead 10 – 7.

Jasper gets the ball back after the Bears first 3rd quarter possession leads to punting to the Cats giving them a chance to score and take the lead but the wet conditions and the Bears defense just kept the Cats just out of reach of the goal line.  Then late in the late in the 3rd quarter the Bears unleashed  5 foot 11, 250 lbs of Devonta Madison and kept running the ball down the Cats throat.  Madison scores 2 yard rushing TD, then another one its now 23 -7 Bears, with only 7 minutes in the 3rd Jasper is intercepted and Bears score again and you know the rest of the story as the game ends 30 -7 Bears over the Cats.   The Jasper Wildcats had a really good year considering all the covid craziness and just not knowing what might happen next.

In the 2a match up the Forest Park Rangers where at home against the North Knox Warriors although weather conditions did not help the Rangers it was the North Knox offense that had the biggest effect as they scored time and time again.  Forest Park was able to 15 points on the board but they had no answer for the Warriors won the 2a match up 59 – 15.

In the 3a match up Southridge traveled to Mt. Vernon although the weather was wet, cold, and slippery and because of Covid concerns the ticket sales for the game was limited to only players, coaches, and family the Southridge Raiders did their thing on the ground, in the air everywhere as they defeated Mt. Vernon 42 -10 and move on to the next match up against Gibson Southern who defeated Heritage Hills 21 – 10

Randall Hayes, 75, Derby

Randall Hayes, 73, of Derby, died Tuesday, October 20, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. He was born in Cannelton May 11, 1947, to Dewey and Josephine (Riley) Stirk. He married Wanda White April 8, 1968, in Columbus, Georgia. She died October 27, 2017.

Randall was a Vietnam veteran. He enjoyed playing multiple musical instruments and entertaining residents at local nursing homes. He also enjoyed fishing, Atlanta Braves baseball, Indiana University basketball, and spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

He is survived by one daughter, Tammy Haas and husband Darren, St. Anthony; three grandchildren, Savanna Haas, Jasper, and Shane and Reece Haas, both of St. Anthony; one sister, Tonya Humphrey and husband Steve, Cannelton; one half-sister, Elaine Howell and husband Ed, Cannelton; and his companion, Doris Jean Krutz, Troy.

Graveside services at 10 a.m. Friday, October 30, in Greenwood Cemetery in Tell City. Ferdinand  American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rites.

Hoosier History Highlights for October 25 – 31


October 25 – October 31

The Week in Indiana History

Harrison1908     Dedication ceremonies were held for the statue of President Benjamin Harrison in University Park in Indianapolis.  Harrison’s 11-year-old daughter Elizabeth assisted in the unveiling.  The ceremony followed a parade which drew thousands to the event.  Participants included Vice President Charles Fairbanks, Indiana Governor J. Frank Hanly, Former United States Attorney General William Henry Harrison Miller, and Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley.


1922     Raymond Blackwell and William Bridges, two students on the Franklin College newspaper staff, held a high school journalism convention.  Over 250 editors and sponsors attended the event on the Franklin campus.  Subsequent meetings led to the formation of the Indiana High School Press Association, one of the strongest scholastic press organizations in the nation.


1938     The “War of the Worlds” radio drama convinced many listeners that Martians had invaded the Earth.  The classic story by H. G. Wells was presented as a series of news bulletins that interrupted regular programming.  Many tuned in after the show’s introduction and grew alarmed as the announcer described the arrival of alien monsters.  In Indianapolis, a woman ran into St. Paul Methodist Church on Eugene Street during the Sunday evening service.  She said, “New York has been destroyed!  I believe the end of the world has come.  I heard it on the radio.”  Rev. Charles Lizenby then gave a short prayer and announced that those who wanted to leave could do so.  Several in the congregation departed as he continued the service.  A short time later, those members returned to say that it was a false alarm caused by the radio drama.

FDR1944     President Franklin D. Roosevelt, campaigning for his fourth term, made a stop in Fort Wayne.  He spoke from a special stage built next to railroad tracks at the crossing near Harrison and Pennsylvania Streets.  He said, “I have a conviction that the people of Indiana. . . know that I am the same Franklin Roosevelt who started campaigning 12 years ago. . . I wear the same-sized hat.”  It was Roosevelt’s last appearance in the state.  He died six months later.


Statehouse1948     Renovations were completed in the House and Senate chambers at the Indiana Statehouse.  The $750,000 project included additional meeting rooms and offices, oak-paneled walls, plush new carpet, and new desks with red leather chairs.  Upgraded seating was also provided in the public galleries.

art museum


1970     The Indianapolis Museum of Art opened at its new location at Oldfields, the Lilly family estate at Michigan Road and 38th Street.  Over 1,000 people witnessed the ribbon-cutting by Mayor Richard G. Lugar.  Indiana Governor Edgar D. Whitcomb told the crowd, “The museum will shine from this day on as the brightest light of art and culture in Mid-America.”


      Test your knowledge about “Hoosier President” Benjamin Harrison.  True or False?

1.  Benjamin Harrison served in the Civil War.

2.  He served as Governor of Indiana.

3.  He was a United States Senator from Indiana.

4.  He was the first President to have electricity in the White House.

5.  He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Answers Below

Hoosier Quote of the Week


“I had an instinct to gravitate towards people who were smarter than I was, teachers that were nice people trying to do things in life that were constructive.”

– – –  Florence Henderson  (1934 – 2016)

Herron H S

Herron High School

Did You Know?

     The Art Association of Indianapolis was founded in 1883  with an exhibit at the English Hotel on the Circle.  In 1895, a grant from real estate investor John Herron helped finance the purchase of property and construction of a building at 16th and Pennsylvania Streets.  The site was the former home and studio of well-known Hoosier artist T. C. Steele.  In 1906, the John Herron Art Institute opened in a handsome building designed by Arthur Bohn of the architectural firm of Vonnegut and Bohn.  In 1969, the name was changed to the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  The following year, the move was made to the new Krannert Pavilion on the Lilly Estate at 38th and Michigan Road.  The name “Newfields” was incorporated in 2017 to include the art museum and the entire campus of buildings and gardens.  The old museum building is now home to Herron High School.

ANSWERS:  1.  True  2.  False        3.  True   4.  True   5.  False (His grave is at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis)

Flora Phillipy, 94, Jasper

Flora Phillipy, 94, of Jasper, died Wednesday, October 21, at the Good Samaritan Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Bretzville December 23, 1925, to Anthony and Gertrude (Bretz) Schwartz, the youngest of a family of eleven. She married Robert Phillipy May 1, 1948, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bretzville. He died July 17, 2020.

Flora was a lifelong, active member of St. John’s Church, the Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center auxiliary, American Legion Post 147 auxiliary, and volunteered for Angel Worx. She enjoyed bowling and was secretary/treasurer of Eastown’s Tuesday Morning Ladies Bowling League for 28 years. She also enjoyed playing cards, watching Indiana Pacers basketball, crocheting, sending greeting cards, working outside with her flowers, and attending family gatherings with her nieces, nephews, and their families.

Flora is survived by nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by seven brothers, Arthur, Edgar, Alvin, Carl, Gilbert, Elmer, and Alfred “Pete” Schwartz, and three sisters, Helen Rademacher, Mildred Welp, and Ardella Meyer.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s Cemetery, Ronald McDonald House, or Tri-Cap’s Abused Children’s Program. Funeral services at noon Monday at the funeral home followed by burial in St. John’s Cemetery. Pastor Dan Sergesketter and Steve Oeth will officiate.

SR 162 is open Indiana State Police Investigation Continues


The single vehicle accident occurred late morning just South of Ferdinand on SR 162, it did cause the area to be closed down for several hours and involved a semi-tractor trailer with at least 1 person life flighted to St Vincent Hospital in Evansville.   No other information is available at this time as soon as the official information from the ISP is released we will pass it along.

Ivy Tech Community College Evansville reminds everyone of Virtual College Goal this Sunday


This is a great resource for anyone wanting to attend any  college and there is no charge to find out exactly what you or your student needs to get started.

Financial aid professionals from throughout the area will be volunteering to help collegebound students and their families open the door to financial aid during the first ever Virtual College Goal Sunday. The event is set for 1 p.m. (CST), Sunday, Oct. 25.

Bill Wozniak, co-chair of College Goal Sunday said, “We hope all Hoosiers who have not filed already, take advantage of College Goal Sunday, file the FAFSA, and get one step closer to fulfilling their educational goals.”

Volunteers will answer families’ individual questions as needed. To attend College Goal Sunday, go to on October 25, and click the link displayed on that page to enter the virtual event. For the best filing experience, working from a computer/laptop during the event is highly recommended.

If an individual needs access to a WIFI connection, there are mobile hotspots located on the glass windows over the parking places near Door J at the Evansville campus, 3501 N. First Avenue. Individuals are welcome to come to campus, remain in their car, and participate in the event using the WIFI connections, said Casey Trela, director of Financial Aid, at Ivy Tech Community College Evansville.

The free program assists Indiana students in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), no matter what college they choose to attend. The FAFSA form is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships and student loans at most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide. The FAFSA MUST be filed by April 15 to be eligible for Indiana financial aid.

Medication Collection Day this Saturday in Dubois County


Medication Collection Day Announced: Saturday, October 24 in Dubois County

Officials are expecting a pretty busy day because of the collection day that was cancelled in the Spring at the start of Covid 19 outbreak.

You can be a part of the addiction solution by bagging your expired, unused, and unwanted pharmaceuticals and disposing of them at the Dubois County Medication Collection on Saturday, October 24, 2020 as part of the DEA National Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back Event.  The Jasper State Police Post, located at 2209 Newton Street, will host the collection from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT while the Celestine Fire Station, located at 6964 E State Highway 164, and the Holland Fire Station, located at 504 Main Street will host from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT.

All three sites will be drive thru this fall, so residents are asked to please stay in your vehicle and a volunteer will assist you. Please wear your face covering.

The Huntingburg and Jasper Police Stations also accept pharmaceuticals 24/7 in their drop boxes located at 503 E. 1st Street and 309 E 6th Street respectively.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Chris Faulkenberg asks Dubois County residents to rid their homes of expired, unwanted, and unused medications. Unused drugs are a common household health threat that can be lessened when you clean the old and unused meds out of your home. Don’t forget vitamins, ointments, syrups, drops, herbal products, meds that should have been kept cold but were not, and aerosols not in pressurized containers. These pharmaceuticals will be accepted at the collection sites.

No sharps or needles, infectious materials, (anything containing bodily fluids) or waste will be collected.  This collection is for private citizens only.  No collections will be accepted from businesses or health facilities.

Dubois County Solid Waste Management Director, Carla Striegel-Winner, reminds residents that correct disposal of medications creates a safer and cleaner environment, and greater public awareness reduces illegal activities and scavenging of personal property and public waste receptacles.  Pharmaceuticals, when poured down the drain, or flushed down the toilet enter the sewage system, our rivers, ground water and drinking water. Some drugs may kill the beneficial bacteria in sewage treatment plants and septic systems if flushed down the drain and may produce resistant infectious bacteria.  Burning can release toxic pollutants into the air, and if thrown in the trash, can be scavenged from trash receptacles to be illegally sold or ingested.  If they go to landfills, drugs can create toxic leachate, which could contaminate the environment.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department will supervise the collections at the Celestine and Holland Fire Stations, and the Indiana State Police will supervise the Jasper Post site.



This project impacts the substance abuse and environmental stewardship of Dubois County communities.  The sponsors of this Dubois County Medication Collection are the DEA, Indiana State Police, Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Dubois County Solid Waste Management District, Dubois County Substance Abuse Council, Dubois County CARES, Fire Stations, and TRI-CAP RSVP.

Latest on Sectional Football Ticket Sales









Southridge Raider information:

For  Southridge Raider fans not so great news, further restrictions have been placed on Sectional ticket sales for the Mt. Vernon game.  This information from the school –

Update:  On Wednesday we were informed of further restrictions in Posey County which has limited our ticket sales to Football Program immediate family/household only.

The game will be live streamed however and we’ll get that information out as soon as we receive it.









Wildcat fans Tickets are only available on line and none will be sold at the gate follow the information below –

**Monday – October 19th – Friday October 23rd

Latest from Forest Park for the Rangers:

Football Sectional tickets and Girls Soccer Semi State tickets on  Today Thursday, October 22nd from 5:30 – 7 pm in front of the old gym off of Vienna
Drive. Football tickets are $6 and Semi State tickets for soccer are $10. Thanks

Single Vehicle Accident SR 162 under investigation


From ISP:

We are currently investigating a single vehicle crash with injuries on SR 162 in Ferdinand. The roadway will be closed for periods of time while the accident is investigated. Please use extra caution when driving through the area.

Accident occurred shortly before Noon and roadway has been closed during a good part of that time.