Exclusive Interview With JPD Chief of Police Nathan Schmitt (Click icon for video and view press release)

Jasper (NNDC):

News Now had an exclusive opportunity to Speak with Nathan Schmitt, the Chief of Police for Jasper regarding Jasper’s response to all the nonsense in the world today and Jasper’s response.

As an independent reporter, please see his message of hope below and watch his full video and press brief below:

June 4th, 2020

With the arrest of two individuals responsible for vandalism in the City of Jasper, the Jasper Police Department wants to remind all citizens to express their viewpoints in a respectfully and responsible way.   For example, the peaceful protest that occurred last weekend is a positive way to bring awareness to a cause without defacing or damaging someone’s property.

The police department would like to point out that the recent destruction of property and vandalism should in no way reflect a negative image on the peaceful protest that took place this past weekend around the courthouse square.  It’s imperative that we do not judge a group of people as a whole, on the unlawful act of vandalism of a small group of people.   Similarly, you should not judge all police officers, on the actions of one officer that acts improperly.

Please continue to be positive agents for change for your family, friends, neighbors, and community.  Let’s continue to express ourselves in a way that encourages change without defacing property or violence.   The City of Jasper and Dubois County are great places to live.   We are striving to make Jasper a community that encourages everyone to express opinions in a positive and peaceful way.



-Do what’s right!

-Do your best!

-Treat others like you want to be treated!

Chief Nathan J. Schmitt


See Video Below:

Springs Valley Bank and Trust announce the retirement of Jim Alexander

(NNDC) – Jasper

Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company announces the retirement of James (Jim) Alexander, Security Analyst, effective Thursday, June 18, 2020.

Prior to joining Springs Valley in 2016, Jim worked at South Harrison Community School Corporation for eight years, Matrix Integration for twelve years, and had owned his own business.

Jim resides in Ferdinand with wife, Cindy, who recently retired from New Albany Floyd County School Corporation as a Systems Administrator. He enjoys motorcycling, hunting, fishing, and golf. Jim has a passion for computers and jokingly says he might have the only household in Ferdinand that has its own full-height server rack with server, firewall, Access Points, Uninterruptable Power Supply, and switches.

“I want to say thank you to Springs Valley for giving me the opportunity to use what I know to help the organization grow while keeping security top-of mind,” said Jim Alexander. “What I intended to be a two-year gig to ease into retirement, turned into four years of employment with Springs Valley. In that time, there was not much easing-up on the workload. I was responsible for growing and upgrading the network, incorporating a state-of-the-art video surveillance system, and adding networking for two new banking centers. It has been a wonderful time at Springs Valley, and I will cherish the memories.”

“It has been an honor to have Jim Alexander as part of Springs Valley Bank & Trust,” said Craig Buse, SEVP & Chief Lending Officer. “Jim has improved our information technology and pushed the knowledge he possesses down to the rest of the information technology team members. In his time with Springs Valley, he has helped us grow to become a sophisticated and highly secure organization.  I can speak for everyone at Springs Valley when I say that it was an absolute joy to have Jim be part of our organization and that he will be truly missed.”

Leo R. Mullis, 91, Ferdinand

Leo R. Mullis, 91, of Ferdinand, died Monday, June 1, at Willowdale Village in Dale. He was born in Fulda February 3, 1929, to Emil and Cecelia (Jacob) Mullis. He married Rose M. Petry July 28, 1956, at St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Leo was a retired dairy farmer. He was a 65 year member of St. Meinrad Legion Post 366 and was a Korean Conflict veteran. He was a member of the Fulda Sportsman Club and the American Dairyman Association and enjoyed playing cards, especially Euchre, traveling, bird watching, tractors, farming, and getting together with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rose M. Mullis; six sons, Gary, Stanley, and Richard Mullis, and Dean Mullis and wife Mary, all of Bristow, and Leon and Allan Mullis, both of Ferdinand; three daughters, Diana Cox and husband Richard and Charlene Rickenbaugh and husband Jay, all of Ferdinand, and Rebecca Miller and husband Junie, Santa Claus; 24 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther Klueh and Mary Ann Troesch; three brothers, Joe Mullis and wife Mary Alice, St. Meinrad, Oscar Mullis and wife Marilyn, Bristow, and Leroy Mullis and wife Elaine, Earlville Iowa; and sisters-in-law Ruth Mullis, Ferdinand, Rose Mullis, Fulda, and Betty Mullis.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Beth Ann VanWinkle, four brothers, Sylvester, Edgar, Othmar, and John Mullis, and two brothers-in-law, Clarence Troesch and Bob Klueh.

Friends may call from 12:30-3 p.m. Thursday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand.  Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Private services at 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial following in St. Meinrad Church Cemetery. St. Meinrad Legon Post 366 will provide military graveside rites.

Final Election Results are In

Dubois County (NNDC):


Click Link above for early details.

Dubois County voters went to the polls Tuesday to vote on just a couple of races.

Democrats Ron Drake, Thomasina Marsili and Mike Webster all hope to take on incumbent republican Rep. Larry Bucshon for the U.S. House seat he holds in District 8.
In Dubois County, four democrats are running for three seats on the Dubois County Council.  They are Mike Kendall, Matt Brosmer, Mikayla Granados and Duncan Mathies.
We’ve been warned it could take longer than normal to count all of the absentee ballots mailed in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click Link below for final results:

News Now Took a Brief Look at Jasper’s New Elementary School

Jasper (NNDC):

Jasper’s new Elementary school is almost complete.  News Now had the opportunity to view the facility Tuesday and the progress is impressive. Next week News Now will be allowed an exclusive tour and will bring it to our viewers via video, so stay tuned.

Voting Day June 2 Tuesday is Here (Click icon for video of a polling place in Jasper)

Dubois County (NNDC):

Tuesday June 2nd is Primary voting day and though there were not many contested races, still citizens came out to perform their civic duty and vote.

News now will cover the results tonight after the polls close at 6:00 to bring you the final results.

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Jasper Police Department asking for your help

(NNDC) – Jasper

Crazy last couple of days..Jasper Police Department is asking for anyone who knows or saw anything to contact them in regards to spray painting on several businesses and the riverwalk last night and over the last week. Call 812 482 2255

Heartland Events Postponed to 2021

(NNDC) – Jasper

Heartland Events Postponed to 2021

Dubois County, Indiana – After thoughtful deliberation, the Heartland Events Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, Team Challenge, and Kids Fun Run.

A committee spokesperson states,

“Our focus is the health and safety of all participants and volunteers and we feel that under the current unknown climate, there are too many unknowns to proceed forward. The Heartland committee is eager to focus ahead on planning the 2021 Heartland.”

All registered participants for the 2020 Heartland will be issued a full refund. More details will be released at a later date regarding the 2021 Heartland events.

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Mother’s Day Month of May Contest Winner Announced! Father’s Day Month of June contest is Next!

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Congratulations to Renae Rohleder a school teacher and mom our News Now Mother’s Day Month of May contest winner! Details & Prizes on the way!   Thanks to our Sponsors!


Up next Father’s Day Month of June starts very soon!