Jasper High School Honors Day Program Update!

Jasper (NNDC) – Click here for a complete list of all Jasper Students receiving scholarships Friday during the honors day program.


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Purdue Extension and Dubois County 4H announce ATV Hands on opportunity for youth

Jasper (NNDC) – Kids can learn basic ATV skills to operate all-terrain vehicles of any kind safely.  ATV 101 Spark Club is the program.  Your  Purdue Extension along with Dubois County 4-H is hosting this event
designed to better prepare our youth for handling all-terrain vehicles. This exciting opportunity will take place on Thursday, June 7th; Thursday, June 14th from 6:30-8:30 pm and Saturday June 16th from 3-6 pm at Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds. Participants are required to attend all three days.

Participants will have the opportunity to operate an ATV in a controlled environment and learn skills to utilize when riding. The youth will learn controls, riding techniques and the proper way to manage different terrain. ATV 101 Spark Club will increase rider’s safety awareness and skills, and help identify rider’s abilities and ATV’s capabilities.

Any youth in grades 3-12 is welcome to participate. The youth will need to provide their own ATV that fits them. No ATVs will be provided. The cost is FREE for current 4-H members and $15 for all non 4-H members. The registration fee helps to cover the 4-H program fee for participants. If your family has a financial hardship that would make it difficult to pay, please contact our office. All participants MUST register in advance. You can register by visiting thefollowing link: http://bit.ly/Dubois4HATV101 or by contacting the Purdue Extension Office by phone (812-482-1782) or email (lhaase@purdue.edu). Limited space is available, so be sure tosign up as soon as possible.

The deadline to register is June 4th
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Purdue Extension office at:
Purdue Extension-Dubois County
1482 Executive Blvd., Suite A
Jasper, IN 47546
Phone: (812) 482-1782

Lincoln Amphitheatre Fleetwood Mac Tribute play to Sold Out Crowd!

Spencer County (NNDC) – Rumors a tribute to Fleetwood Mac played to a sold out crowd at the Lincoln Ampitheatre over the weekend. The show was sponsored by MasterBrand Cabinets and featured great performances of Fleetwood Mac’s greatest hits.  And the audience loved them “The lady who performed the Stevie Nicks songs nailed it” said Betty from Jasper.

Here is a look at June and early July schedule:  Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives;
Saturday, June 2 · KIST: A Tribute to KISS; Saturday, June 23 · Young Abe Lincoln—An Encore Presentation;
July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14 (Children 12 and Under Free)

For ticket information – 812-937-2329  1-844-205-4ABE

or visit their website LincolnAmphitheatre@visitindiana.com


Jasper (NNDC) – (Released today)

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Sternberg Chrysler Center Inc partnered with Holy Trinity Catholic School (East Campus) to raise $500 during the Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms fundraising initiative. Through Chrysler’s Cars for Classrooms fundraiser, the Chrysler brand makes a $10 contribution, up to $2,000, toward the school on behalf of every test drive participant.

“The Sternberg Chrysler Center Inc enjoyed raising funds for a great cause with families and the local community. We always look forward to giving back to the community and the Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms initiative is a great way to do it,” said Phil Scroggin, Midwest Business Center Regional Director. “On behalf of the Chrysler brand and the dealership, I would like to personally thank everyone who took the time to participate in this test drive to help us raise money for such a deserving group of students.”

In 2017, the Chrysler brand celebrated 25 years of supporting schools and families. Since 1993, the brand had helped to raise over 7 million dollars through fundraising test drives. For more information, visit www.cars4classrooms.com<https://cars4classrooms.track360.com/>.

GroundBreaking for New Jasper Elementary Today!

Jasper (NNDC) – Groundbreaking for the new Jasper Elementary School (located next to the current
Middle School) was held this morning May 21st with many teachers, students, school board members and members of the public in attendance.

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The ceremony opened with Dr. Tracy Lorey outlining the the project and it’s benefits to the community. An invocation was led by Darrel Land followed by the pledge of allegiance from students. School board president Bernie Vogler made special remarks including thanks to all who made this project happen, including contractors and designers and the public at large. He also gave Dr. Tracy Lorey special praise for spearheading the project and assuring that funding was provided and that the tax impact on our citizens would be minimal and that her planning will take the school corporation into the next few decades.

Dr. Tracy Lorey talked to NewsNow about today’s event (Click on Video)

The school corporation  had accepted a bid for $25,794,235 for construction and equipment costs back  in April. That cost does not include soft costs but falls within the $30,925,000 bond issued to cover the cost of the elementary school as well as any costs associated with the decommissioning of the other two elementary schools.








There was a special presentation of the vision of the building given by the architect firm of Gibraltar Design. In their remarks, they complimented Jasper as truly unique in their history of designing schools, saying “Jasper has their act together”. Dr. Tracy then closed the ceremonies to a large round of applause from
the crowd.

Carl “Bud” Wyatt, 81, Jasper

Carl “Bud” Wyatt, 81, of Jasper, died Sunday (May 20) at his home. He was born in Petersburg May 5, 1937, to Thomas and Berniece (Kirk) Wyatt. He married Brenda Wells November 1, 1963, at Monroe City Presbyterian Church.

Bud was a graduate of Oakland City University. While attending college he worked third shift at Ashby Yards, the New York Central Rail office in Petersburg. After graduation he was offered a position at the railroad, he accepted it and made a career of 34 years working there. During those years he saw the New York Central become Penn Central and then changing again to Conrail before retiring as an assistant trainmaster. He was a member of the Indiana National Guard for six and a half years, was an avid Indiana University basketball and Indianapolis Colts football fan, and enjoyed watching college basketball and football.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Wyatt, Jasper; one daughter, Janine Walters and husbgand Kelly, Leesburg; one son Thomas Wyatt, Jasper; two granddaughters, Karly Noble and husband Wayne, Cincinnati, and Jenna Walters, Colorado Springs, Colorado; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Sharlene Claridge, Petersburg; two nephews, Kent Claridge and wife Tricia, and Phillip Claridge and wife Jody, all of Petersgburg; three nieces, Vickie Neveu and husband Ron, Gilman, Illinois, and Judy McCoy and husband Terry, and Angie (Martin) Dreiman and husband Martin, all of Monroe City.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Rev. Joe Esarey will officiate.

Full or Part Time Serving Position available. Must be able to work weekends. Serious inquiries only. Some bartending is possible. The Gaslight is a family owned and operated  restaurant that has been serving our area for almost 50 years. Apply in person at the Gaslight on 4th Street in Huntingburg.



Over 500 Ducks raced down the Patoka during the Annual Duck Race

Jasper (NNDC) – The  duck race was held today May 20th in conjunction with the Lions Club Strawberry
Festival and proceeds are donated back to the community.

About 530 ducks were sold and floated to the finish line. The Patoka River was not cooperating as the ducks wanted to travel upstream. It was quite comical to see them having to be herded down river by a kayaker. By the end of the race his arms were quite worn out. The event was attended by several hundred people on a
beautiful Sunday afternoon along the river.

The event is sponsored by Patoka 2000 in conjunction with the Jasper Chamber of Commerce. About $2,500 was generated and is used for the improvement of nature in and around Jasper such as care, planting and maintenance of the beautiful flowers along the bridge in and around the riverwalk as well as trees and landscaping for the new Parklands project and various other improvements in and around Jasper.

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Congratulations on this year’s winner Marian Stark winner of a $250 Shopping spree from the Jasper Downtown merchants.

Others Winners Include:

2nd – John Blackgrave
3rd – Jessie Kuper
4th – Ray Howard
5th – Julia Hurst
6th – Jaden Denk
7th – Julie Schultz
8th – Dan & Sara Fritch
9th – Richard Smith
10th – Arlene Jackle
11th – Ron Mehringer
12th – Andy Welsh

Lions Club Strawberry Festival Today Yum!

Jasper (NNDC) –

The Lion’s club in Jasper held it’s Annual  Strawberry festival today May 20th and it was a beautiful day of
fun and activities, resulting in monies generated to be put back into our growing community.

Annually the Lions club contributes $10,000 or more for the benefit our our youth and many other worthy causes. Food and fellowship were the keystone of the day.  Activities included face painting for the kids a duck race and of course strawberries, shortcake, burgers, and tenderloins. Plus an opportunity to mingle with family, friends, and the community. A good time was had by all!

Jim Troesch, 52, Ferdinand

Jim Troesch, 52, of Ferdinand, died Thursday (May 17) at his home. He was born in Jasper March 8, 1966, to Walter and Virlee (Waninger) Troesch. He married Jennifer L. Peters July 16, 1994, at St. Meinrad Catholic Church in St. Meinrad.

Jim was a member of Christ the King Parish-St. Ferdinand Church and the St. Meinrad Knights of Columbus Council 5599. He was a 1984 graduate of Perry Central High School and attended Oakland City University. He was employed at Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Jasper for 23 years. He enjoyed running, playing basketball with his children, attending his childrens’ sporting events, and band competitions. He was an avid Indiana University basketball fan.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer L. Troesch; one daughter, Amy Tresch, who is attending Ball State University; one son, Bryce Troesch; his parents, Walter and Virlee Troesch, St. Meinrad; one brother, Steve Troesch and wife Kathy, St. Meinrad; and one sister, Lisa Shipman and fiancé Brett Kluemper, Dubois.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery.