Dubois Boys Basketball LIVE on News Now Tonight Saturday Dec.7th

Dubois (NNDC):

Join News Now Tonight Dec. 7th at 7:00 PM for some exciting High School basketball as the Jeeps take on Shoals at home.

Note: This game as all live events, is archived on newsnowdc.com for later viewing.

Hit and Run in Jasper Has police looking for Suspect

Jasper (NNDC):

The Jasper Police Department is investigating a Personal Injury Accident that occurred at the
intersection of 9th Street/Main Street at approximately 5:15 a.m. on December 7, 2019.

The accident involved a silver or gray van that struck a pedestrian crossing the street. The van left the scene after briefly checking on the the injured pedestrian. The van was last seen north bound on Newton Street from the 9th Street intersection. No information about the driver or vehicle was shared at the scene.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or driver is asked to call Jasper Police at 812-482-2255 or the
anonymous tip like 812-481-COPS.

Mary Catherine Mehringer, 91, Jasper

Mary Catherine Mehringer, 91, of Jasper, died Friday, December 6, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born in Jasper July 14, 1928, to William and Rose (Schroering) Brosmer. She married Claude J. Mehringer November 8, 1952, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died September 4, 1964.

Mary Catherine retired from Jasper Woodworking, where she worked in the office for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph Church where she was a member of its St. St. Anne’s Sodality and served as a Stephen Minister and was a member of the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella where she organized the monthly Bingo at the Providence Home for 45 years. She served as a Eucharistic Minister at Northwood Good Samaritan Retirement Community and was a member of the Dubois County Right to Life. She enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends.

She is survived by three daughters, Diane Verkamp and husband Charlie, Schnellville, Martha Keusch and husband Kevin, Ireland, and Trish Mehringer and husband Dan, Jasper; three sons, Stan Mehringer and wife Mary Jane, Teague, Texas, and  Glen Mehringer and wife Marcia and Mark A. Mehringer, all of Jasper; son-in-law Bob Scherle, Crystal; 20 grandchildren;  24 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Robert Brosmer and wife Ramona and Alf Brosmer, all of Jasper.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Scherle, four sisters, Lillian Fromme, Anna Mae DeMotte, Betty Brosmer, and Martha Brosmer, who died in infancy; and four brothers, Romie, Harold, Tom, and James Brosmer, who died in infancy.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. The St. Joseph St. Anne’s Sodality and the Daughters of Isabella will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church, Dubois County Right to Life, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial  will be held  at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Big Olaf Ice ream to close December Re-open Next Sprig in new Location

Jasper (NNDC):

Big Olaf Ice cream, located on the square in the old Libby’s location, will be closing for the winter on Dec. 14, and begin preparing a NEW location set to open Spring 2020. We are very thankful for your support of our first summer in Jasper, and look forward to serving you for years to come!

During this transition their Montgomery location will remain open throughout the winter.

Tis the Season Ireland Elementary School Packed House for Christmas Program

Ireland – (NNDC)

A great program was put on by Ireland Elementary students Thursday featuring Christmas around the world with each class doing two songs then all the grades joining together for the grand finale.

Click on video for highlight from each class –



Third Grade:




Picture from the Finale Thursday


Local Roads Covered/Closed by High Water Down to 3

 from Jasper (NNDC):

The drain off of flood waters reduces local roads are closed due to high water from recent rain down to 9 from a high of 20. Citizens are reminded NEVER drive thru a road covered in water and drive around a closed can result in a fine.  remember, turn around don’t drown. A complete list is detailed below:




Madison CR 800 West North of CR 300 South – River Bottoms
Madison CR 150 South West of Old Huntingburg Road
Madison Ell Creek Road North of CR 400 South

O’Tannenbaum Days in Jasper This Weekend (Click video adjust to full screen and adjust sound for best effect)

Jasper (NNDC):

Jasper will be holding its annual O’Tannenbaum days in and around the square in Jasper this weekend Dec. 6,7, & 8th.  The event has many sponsors exhibiting and selling goods and services with many giving free samples.  See full list of merchants and products below.

Click Video to watch Nancy Eckerle speak about the event:




One local Tornado Siren Found Not Working After Sundays Test

Jasper (NNDC):

Officials in Jasper say the tornado siren located near the Humane Society on Wersing Road in inoperable at the moment.

It was discovered during this week’s monthly tornado siren test. The siren will remain out of service until repairs can be made.

Residents in that area are being encouraged to have a working NOAA weather radio with fresh batteries to receive emergency information.

Jasper Street Closed through Friday

Jasper (NNDC):

The Jasper Street Dept will be closing W 15th St between Newton St and Kundeck St beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, Dec 5 for storm sewer replacement.

This closure will remain in effect Thursday thru Friday & is scheduled to re-open at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6th.

This closure will proceed barring inclement weather or any other unforeseen events.

Charles J. Durcholz, 88, Ireland

Charles J. Durcholz, 88, of Ireland, died Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Ireland December 26, 1930, to Carl and Marie (Bleemel) Durcholz. His first marriage was to Rita M. Rasche on October 27, 1951, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. She died August 8, 1983. He then married Eugenia “Dolly” Prohaska July 7, 1984. She died March 15, 2003.

Charlie was a 1949 graduate of Ireland High School. He was a farmer and a grain bin salesman, a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, the Ireland Knights of Columbus, and the Jasper Moose. He enjoyed playing cards, riding motorcycles, and cooking.

He is survived by one son, Randal “Randy” Durcholz and wife Sue, Duff; three daughters, Janice Durcholz, Petersburg, Carol Schetter and husband Eugene, Arlington, Texas, and Sarah Helms and husband Mark, Jasper; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Rita Dall and husband Art and JoAnn Lechner, all of Jasper, Ruth Small and husband Alan, Ireland, and Dottie Mack and husband Ron, Indianapolis; and one brother, Ed Durcholz and wife Mary, Ireland.

In addition to his parents and wives he was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth “Kenny” Durcholz, three sisters, MaryLou Lechner, Rosie Cole, and Angeline Schwoeppe, and two brothers, Cletus and Rich Durcholz.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at Mary’s Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Jasper River Walk Memorial for Charlie. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery..