Doll Silent Auction Underway at Dubois County Museum

Jasper (NNDC) – A special silent auction, featuring seven collectible dolls, is underway at the Dubois County Museum in Jasper and continues through March 31, when the bidding stops and the dolls are awarded.

The dolls were given to the museum from the private collection of the late Ida Joe Temple, one of the founding directors of the museum. At her request, the proceeds from the auction will go to the Little Pioneers children’s room for exhibits and progrms.

The dolls are on display with information on the dolls and bidding instructions. Dolls may be viewed and bids placed during regular museum hours.

The auction is being held in conjunction with the Dolls and Dollhouse Exhibit which opened on March 1. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed on Mondays.


Rangers Post Friday Win Over Pike Central, Raiders and Jeeps Lose

Basketball (NNDC) – Forest Park defeated Pike Central Friday night in local high school boys basketball while Southridge lost at home to South Spencer and Northeast Dubois lost at Loogootee.

The Rangers charged by the Chargers, 54 to 41, their fourth straight victory, their eighth win in their last 11 outings. They will see action again Tuesday at home against Gibson Southern. Pike Central falls to 9 and 10 and will play again tonight at home, hosting Jasper.

The Raiders were upset by South Spencer, 64 to 51, their second loss in a row, their seventh loss in their last 10 games. Southridge plays again tonight at Loogootee. South Spencer improves to 7-14.

The Jeeps suffered a 47 to 40 setback at Loogootee. The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Jeeps. Now 11 and 9, Northeast Dubois plays again Tuesday at home against Tecumseh. Loogootee, now 10-10, plays tonight at home, hosting Southridge.


IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament Pairings Draw Sunday


Indianapolis (NNDC) – Pairings for the 108th annual Indiana High School Boys State Basketball Tournament will be drawn Sunday afternoon. The draw will begin at 5 o’clock at the IHSAA office in Indianapolis.

The draw will be streamed live at hosted by Bob Lovell and Greg Rakeshaw. Radio coverage will be broadcast live on the IHSAA Champions Network and its affiliates.

Complete pairings will be available at following completion of the draw.

Tournament play will begin the week of February 26.



Deborah Major Seeking Demo Nomination For District 3 County Council Seat

Ferdinand (From Release) – Deborah Major of Ferdinand has filed to seek the Democratic nomination to the Dubois County Council, District 3 seat. District 3 includes Columbia, Hall, Ferdinand, Jackson, Jefferson and Marion townships.

Major has resided in Ferdinand for 18 years with her husband Raymond; married for 35 years. They have three adult children; Woodrow, Eli and Kathryn. She holds a B.S. degree in Food, Nutrition and Institutional Management from the University of Alabama, is retired after 38 years of institutional management, and has served in hospitals, industry, and higher education, including Food Service Director at Person County Hospital (NC) and Clark Memorial Hospital (IN), GE Appliance Park, and St. Meinrad Archabbey and School of Theology. She developed institutional budgets, revenue generating projects, management policies, and has experience in analyses of budgets, sales, accounting and payroll functions, as well as personnel hiring, development and training.

Major has chaired fund raising committees for the Forest Park Marching Rangers and the Fund for the Arts in Louisville. She has served on the boards of the American Red Cross and the Easter Seals Foundation in Jeffersonville. She completed the Leadership training in Clark County. She developed and taught a class at a community college in Roxboro, North Carolina, and was a first aide instructor for first responders in Person County, North Carolina. She currently volunteers at the Ferdinand Branch Library and with the Friends of the Library. She is a member and volunteers for the Ferdinand Historical Society.

Major says, “I am fiscally conservative and believe that all spending be subject to well-reasoned cost-benefit analysis. I look forward to serving the citizens of Dubois County on the County Council.”

Shirley T. Meyer, 82, Jasper

Shirley T. Meyer, 82, of Jasper, died Friday (February 16) at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Shirley was born in Huntingburg December 16, 1935, to Harold C. and Leota (Helmerich) Frick. She married Richard “Rich” Meyer April 25, 1957, at Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg.

Shirley was a 1953 graduate of Huntingburg High School. She worked as a bookkeeper and tax preparer since 1983 and worked for the U.S. Census for many years. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper. She and her husband enjoyed travelling. She also enjoyed reading, embroidery, flower gardening, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Rich Meyer; three sons, Brian Meyer and wife Janet and Keith Meyer and wife Wendy, all of Jasper, and Brad Meyer and wife Cathy, Evansville; two daughters, Julia (Scott) Beck and husband Scott, Ireland, and Jan Meyerholtz and husband Bryan, Huntingburg; 11 grandchildren, Amanda Meyer, Jordan and Josh Beck, Chase, Clay, and Colton Meyer, Chelsey, Blaize, Logan and Hunter Meyerholtz, and Adonica Meyer; three sisters, Beverly Giesler and husband Bob, Birdseye, Marie Seibert, Huntingburg, and Brenda Gross, Evansville; and two brothers, Karl Frick, St. Augustine, Florida, and Marvin Frick, Jasper.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Meyer, four sisters, Helen Stobbe, Glenda Leibering, Wanita Wininger, and Patricia Reinhart, and five brothers, William, Harold, Wallace, Arthur, and Jacob Frick.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Church of Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at Funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Holland Kiwanis Annual Gun & Knife Show This Weekend

Jasper – (NNDC)

The event is held at the Huntingburg Event Center and features Gun and Knife dealers from all over including many nearby states.  The event includes many types of of guns and knives from hunting to rare collectible items are available.  The show is proud to offer the public this large about of dealers and experts for guns and knives and the Holland Kiwanis Club uses this show to support many of their local projects with proceeds going to Riley Hospital for Children and the Ronald McDonald House.  Doors open Saturday and Sunday at 9am eastern and refreshments will be available. Again Join Holland Kiwanis at the Huntingburg Event Center as they raise funds to benefit Riley Children’s Foundation & Other Community Projects during the Annual Gun & Knife Show. Admission $6 (kids 12 & under FREE).

Cabin Fever Event at Ferdinand State Forest Postponed

Jasper – (NNDC)

The Cabin Fever Hike originally scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 2018,
at the Ferdinand State Forest has been postponed due to inclement weather
conditions. A new date will be announced soon. Follow DC Multisport on
Facebook ( for further updates.

“On Golden Pond” Live On Stage Sunday at Jasper Arts Center

Jasper (NNDC) – The Montana Repertory Theatre’s production of On Golden Pond will be presented live on stage Sunday evening at the Jasper Arts Center on the campus of Vincennes University Jasper Campus. Curtain time for the one night only performance is 7:30.

Montana Repertory Theatre, one of the most dynamic and respected touring companies in the country, was established as a professional touring company in 1967. Montana Rep assembles principal actors, directors, and designers with prestigious credits, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours of Broadway shows, and major regional theater credits. Its mission is to tell the great stories of our world to enlighten, develop, and celebrate the human spirit in an ever-expanding community.

Tickets are $35 for adults, $33 for seniors, and $30 for students and children. Group rates are available. Tickets are available at the Jasper Arts Center ticket office, open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before curtain time, or by calling 812 482-3070.

IU Economic Forecast Luncheon Registration Deadline Monday

Jasper (NNDC)The Rotary Club of Jasper and IMA Evansville Chapter are hosting an Indiana University Economic Forecast Luncheon Thursday, February 22, at KlubHaus 61 in Jasper. The luncheon, scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., features four panelists and up-to-date opinions regarding the world, national, state, and local economic for 2018 and beyond.

The panelists are Jerry Conover, director Indiana University Research Center, Kelley School of Business, Ed Cole, president of Dubois County Strong, Charles A. Trzcinka, director Indiana Business Research Center, Kelley School of Business, and Willard E. Witte, co-director of the Center for Econometric Model Research, Association Professor Emeritus.

Cost is $25 (meal included). Registration deadline is Monday, February 19. To register call 812 482-9650 or email

Verlin C. Kenworthy, 91, Jasper

Verlin C. Kenworthy, 91, of Jasper, died Wednesday (February 14) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. He was born in Richmond September 27, 1926, to Robert and Hazel (Bryant) Kenworthy. He married Naomi Stetter September 13, 1951, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mars Hill.

Verlin served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a lifetime member and past post commander of VFW Post No. 673 and served on its Honor Guard Detail. He was in the automotive tool business throughout his life, working for Sun Equipment, selling Snap-On and Matco tools, and retiring from Jasper Engines. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, the outdoors, playing poker, and spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi Kenworthy; two daughters; Carol Wonnell, Lebanon, and Kathleen Mantione and husband Joe, Boulder, Colorado; three sons, Robert Kenworthy and wife Tessie, San Diego, California, Randall Kenworthy, Nashville, Georgia, and Ronald Kenworthy and wife Cathy, Louisville; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Norma Jane “Janie” Eversole and Jeanette Terrell, and one brother Eugene Kenworthy.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Holy Family Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Saturday at Holy Family Church. VFW Post No. 673 will conduct military gravesite rites at church with burial following in Patoka Lake Memorial Cemetery in French Lick.