Mary Louise Ohanian, 94, Ireland

Mary Louise Ohanian, 94, of Ireland, died Wednesday, August 21, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Webster County, Kentucky, July 3, 1925, to Thomas Cosby and Lilly Francis (Hawkins) Overby. She married Rev. Samuel Ohanian November 19, 1946, at the Methodist Temple in Chicago. He died October 16, 1993.

Mary worked as an instructional assistant and bus driver for the Dubois-Spencer-Perry Cooperative. She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Jasper and the Gentryville Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Lou Higginbotham and husband Darrell, Noblesville, and Lucinda Schmitt and husband Greg, Ireland; two sons, Philip Stroud Ohanian and wife Debra, Huntingburg, and Harry Eugene Ohanian and wife Kathy, Marble Falls, Texas; one brother, Thomas Sherril Overby and wife Dottie, Waukegan, Illinois;  11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by four brothers, William Charlie, Frankie B., Eugene Howard, and Jimmy Cornelius Overby.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m.Sunday and from 9-10 a.m. Monday at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be sent to Shiloh Church for mission programs. Online condolences can be shared at Funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. Pastor Dan Sinkhorn will officiate at the service.

Patoka Lake Cleanup On Again for this Saturday

Patoka Lake (NNDC):

 The 13th annual Patoka Lake Clean Up will be held on Saturday, August 24 at the Patoka Lake Dam.

People of all ages and abilities can sign up on location at 8 am EDT and will be assigned an area to pick up trash and recycling along the shore and roadways. At 11 am, all volunteers return to the dam to be treated to a fish fry, music, door prizes, goody bags.

Service and youth groups are asked to please register in advance, so mark your calendars.

Each year volunteers pick up over 2000 pounds of trash and recycling during this event. All supplies are provided; volunteers just need to show up and are asked to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and consider carpooling to the site as parking may be restricted or congested.

The event is held at the Patoka Lake Corps of Engineers office at the Patoka Lake Dam at 4512 N. Cuzco Road, Dubois.

Victor Herman Pfaff, 83, Jasper

Victor Herman Pfaff, 83, of Jasper, died Wednesday, August 21, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Ireland May 27, 1936, to John and Marie (Striegel) Pfaff. He married Janet L. Wehr November 13, 1959. She died October 19, 2016.

Victor was a graduate of Ireland High School and a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Germany.Victor Pfaff retired from the City of Jasper where he was superintendent of the city’s electric municipal utilities department for many years. He was a member of Redemption Christian Church in Jasper and VFW Post 673 in Jasper. He was a beekeeper, a horseshoe pitcher, and an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball and Indiana University basketball fan.

He is survived by four sons, Brian Pfaff and wife Angie, Jasper, Ryan Pfaff and wife Shirley, Tell City, Mark Pfaff and wife Tami, Otwell, and Mike Pfaff and wife Laura, Herndon, Virginia; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Richard Pfaff and wife Donna, Plainfield, and Ronnie Pfaff and wife Kim, Jasper.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dolores Curry and Marge Hinkely, one brother, Louis Pfaff, and one grandson, Daniel Pfaff.

Friends may call from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at Redemption Christian Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Redemption Church or to the Danial Pfaff endowment fund. Online condolences can be shared at VFW Post 673 will conduct military honors. Funeral services at 11a.m. Saturday at the church. Pastor Darrel Land will officiate. Burial to follow at a later date.

Habitat Groundbreaking announced

Jasper – (NNDC)

Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County (HFHDC) will be breaking ground on its seventeenth home in Dubois County! Join us at 10 am on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 804 E 9th Street in Huntingburg, Indiana.

Come meet our newest future Habitat Homeowner, Amy, view the house plans, and learn more about homeownership through HFHDC. Refreshments will be served.

We are also seeking volunteer to help build Amy’s house. To view our build schedule, and to sign up to volunteer visit our website at

HFHDC provides homeownership opportunities for hardworking individuals and families in Dubois County. Habitat Homeowners contribute sweat equity hours building their own home and take classes to learn the ins-and-outs of homeownership. A stable home means more time to focus on education opportunities for kids, healthier food on the table, and career advancement. Living in a new, energy-efficient home means lower energy bills, improved indoor air quality and lower water bills.

For more information contact: Andrea Ward at 812-482-5995 or

The Isaacs Performance Rescheduled

Jasper – (NNDC)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Isaacs performance scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2019 has been rescheduled to Sunday, December 15, 2019.  Patrons that already have tickets will receive a letter in the mail with new tickets for the correct date.  Tickets already purchased will still be honored.  Those who would like to return their tickets for a refund should call the Jasper Arts Center at 812-482-3070 by Friday, September 6th.

Jasper Community Arts is a department of the City of Jasper. Additional support is provided by Friends of the Arts, Inc., Dubois County Tourism, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts with special thanks to the Community Foundation Alliance.

Dubois County Sports Scores

Dubois County:   Several area high school sports teams were in action on Tuesday night while others were rained out.   A rundown of Tuesday night scores are listed below.


Castle 3 – Jasper 0 (Riley Merder led all hitters with 8 kills, while Regan Egbert contributed 7 kills and 11 digs on the night)

Washington 3 – Southridge 0 (Mikah Goeppner led the Raiders with 4 kills, while Myah Montgomery and Bailey Keusch had 3)

Crawford County 3 – Northeast Dubois 2 (Taylor Dodd had 23 kills, Chloe Terwiske had 43 assists)

Barr-Reeve 3 – Forest Park 0 (Macie Zink had 4 kills, Kylie Giesler finished with 13 assists)



New Albany 6 – Forest Park 0 (The Forest Park boys varsity soccer team traveled to New Albany on Tuesday for their first match of the season. New Albany went up 2-0 in the first half and added another 4 goals in the second half)















‘Kids World’ event begins at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

Santa Claus –  (NNDC)  Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is now hosting Kids World–an event designed especially for kids that features “Fun Zones,” special kid-friendly food, and entertainment created just for families.


“Kids World is all the rides and slides you love about our parks, plus extra shows and entertainment for kids,” says park president Matt Eckert.


Kids love Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari already, but for the weekends between August 17 and September 14 we’ve decided to dedicate the park to the little ones so they can have even more fun!”


Dorothy M. Meyer, 89, Jasper

Dorothy M. Meyer, 89, of Jasper, died Tuesday, August 20, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born in Jasper June 27, 1930, to Theodore and Hilda (Lehnen) Dudine. She married James H. Meyer June 13, 1953, at St Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died  April 12, 1991.

Dorothy was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Blessed Sodality, and the Habig Senior Center. She was a 1948 graduate of Jasper High School and worked at Jasper Memorial Hospital in registration for 35 years. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals, Indiana Pacers, and Indiana University basketball. She also enjoyed playing cards, yardwork, traveling, and visiting casinos.

She is survived by two daughters, Patti Stinnett and husband Luke, Bristol, Virginia, and Jenny Wakeland and husband Gary, Newburgh; one son, Michael Meyer and wife Cindi, Jasper; one brother, Kenneth Dudine, Jasper; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Woolsey, two brothers, Bob and Charles Dudine, and one sister, Mary Ann Titzer.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Holy Family Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Some wind damage Tuesday-More Heat with heat indexes over 100 degrees and some isolated storms tonight


Heavy winds Tuesday causing some damage including trees down on Kellerville road and a few others.  Dubois REC also reported some interuptions to service due to the storm that came through but power was restored quickly to those effected.   Hot today with heat indexes of over 100 degrees so be careful out there drink plenty of liquids like water and take breaks as needed if working in the heat.  The rest of the week will bring a continued chance for showers and thunderstorms.

Forecast August 22, 2019


wind speed: 4 mph SSE
wind gusts: 7 mph
Forecast August 23, 2019

Mostly cloudy

Mostly cloudy
wind speed: 4 mph ENE
wind gusts: 9 mph
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Unemployment Remains Low in Dubois County

Dubois County (NNDC):

Dubois County along with two other counties remain tied for the lowest unemployment in the state in July results.

All 3 counties, including Dubois all posted 2.6% unemployment in July. That was up one-tenth of a percent from the previous month for all three.

The overall state rate in July dropped one-tenth of a percent, arriving at 3.4% and remaining lower than the national rate of 3.7%.

The last time Indiana’s unemployment rate was at 3.4 percent was April 2018.

Indiana’s July labor force had a net decrease of 6,608 people over the previous month as U.S. employers as a whole slowed their hiring in July.

For Indiana in total, it was a result of a decrease of 1,274 unemployment and a decrease of about 5,334 employed residents, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Dubois County’s labor force consisted of 23,925 people in July — 23,296 of whom were employed. That left 629 classified as unemployed.

Indiana’s 3.4% July rate was lower than all of its immediate neighboring states.