Enjoy the Re-play of the 2019 Jasper Strassenfest Parade (Click on Video to Start)

(NNDC) – Jasper

News Now is excited to bring you this re-play of the 2019 Jasper Strassenfest Parade.  We hope your enjoy the parade and look forward to see you at next year’s Jasper Strassenfest.


(Click to Start Parade) (Open full screen for best view)

Lucille J. Schilling, 93, Jasper

Lucille J. Schilling, 93, of Jasper, died  Saturday, August 1, at the home of a daughter. She was born in Siberia July 1, 1927, to Louis and Angela (Boeglin) Hulsman. She married Alfred Schilling November 26, 1946, in Siberia. He died December 1, 1986.

Lucille was a 1944 graduate of the Academy of the Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. She was a homemaker and retired from Siebert’s in Jasper, where she worked in retail sales for over 20 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, the St. Anne’s Society, the Daughters of Isabella, and the original Home Demonstration Club. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by three daughters, Dana Hoffman and husband Alan, and Myra Schuetter and husband Wayne, all of Jasper, and Alane Ploetner and husband Wayne, Schnellville; three grandchildren, Lori Mehringer and husband Todd, Jill Kelly and husband Jason, and Mark Hoffman and wife Nicki; 11 great-grandchildren, Kyle, Nathan, and Brandon Mehringer, Ella, Jack, Samuel, Ryan, and Kate Kelly, and Audrey, Abe, and Charlotte Hoffman.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, Linus and Richard Hulsman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.

Dubois County Election Board to meet

(NNDC) – Jasper

The Dubois County Election Board will convene a public meeting at 7:30 am on

August 4, 2020 in the Dubois County Auditor’s office Conference Room, One Courthouse Square, Jasper, IN  47546 pursuant to Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5.

For more information contact:

Amy L. Kippenbrock; phone 812-481-7035

Dubois County Clerk

Process Center open Saturday August 1

(NNDC) – Jasper

The Dubois County Solid Waste District is holding monthly Saturday events for residents unable to use District Process Center services during the regular daily public hours.

This will be held on Saturday, August 1 from 8 am to 12 noon EDT. Items normally accepted at the Process Center will be accepted during this time. Items accepted at the Process Center include electronics, appliances, household hazardous waste materials (HHW), fluorescent bulbs, cooking oil, large metal items, and tires. Information on acceptable items can be found at www.duboiscountyrecycles.org and then by searching the 3R Waste Wizard or by calling the District at 812-482-7865. Unloading assistance is not available and residents should bring a helper if unable to do so themselves.

In addition to unloading their own items, additional safety protocols are in place. Residents are required to wear a face covering while on site, and to stay in their vehicle until the attendant has greeted them. One resident will be served at a time, so expect delays.

Process Center Saturday is for Dubois County residents only. No businesses will be accepted. No unloading assistance available. Although a large/bulky item dumpster is on site, large loads will be refused and referred to the Blackfoot landfill in Winslow. All items taken during this time are also accepted during our normal public hours of 8 am to 1 pm Monday to Friday, so residents are asked to reserve this event for those unable to come during those hours. All regular fees apply. The District Process Center is located at 1103 S. 350 W., Jasper.

Residents having large/bulky non-recyclable items such as mattresses, chairs and couches are reminded that the Ferdinand Recycling and Trash drop site located at 9781 S Ferdinand Road NW now has a large item dumpster as well, that is open Saturdays. See www. duboiscountyrecycles.org for information on items accepted at the Ferdinand Site.

The Process Center will hold Saturday hours once per month through October. The next event will be held Saturday, September 12 from 8 to 12 noon.

Carla Striegel-Winner, Director 812-482-7865


Dubois REC Operation Round Up awards $8,500 in grants  



(July 31, 2020, Jasper, IN) —  Dubois REC is proud to have a program in place that can easily get funds to local groups and organizations that have a big impact on our community. This program is called Operation Round Up®.

Dubois REC members who participate in Operation Round Up allow their monthly electric bill to be “rounded up” to the next dollar. That spare change is placed in a community fund, overseen by a board of trustees, who are also Dubois REC members.

The trustees meet each quarter to review the requests for grants. Local community groups, non-profits, fire departments, school programs and similar organizations can apply. Since the program began in 2011, the $415,202.88 has been given back to the community.

In the most recent round of grants, The English Food Pantry received a $2,500 grant to help purchase an electric pallet jack. This piece of equipment will aid the organization that now serves over 1,200 people per distribution event.

The Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry received a $500 grant to help provide emergency food such as dry goods, bread, meat, dairy and produce to people in Perry County who are in need.

The Ireland Knights of Columbus received $2,000 to fund their Teddy Bear Project. This program allows the Knights of Columbus members to purchase teddy bears, and distribute them to hurting children in the local community. Points of distribution include Memorial Hospital ER, Huntingburg Urgent Care, Crisis Connection, Child Protective Services as well as local police and fire departments.

Northeast Dubois Elementary School received a $500 grant to help fund Project Lead The Way and/or a mobile STEM lab. (Science/Technology Engineering/Math.) Both programs assist students in developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

In light of the recent COVID-19 situation, which has caused many families to face challenges of decreased income, two additional grants were also given to help local food banks. The Dubois County Food Bank received a $1,500 grant and the Crawford County Community Foundation received $1,500 to be distributed to food pantries.

If you are already participating in Operation Round Up and donating a few extra cents each month to help our community, Dubois REC thanks you!

If you are not participating, please consider joining this great cause. Just visit www.duboisrec.com, look under the “Community” menu for the “Operation Round Up > Opt-In” link. Fill out the short form and submit it to start “rounding up” your bill to help your community.


Dubois REC will accept applications for the next cycle of Operation Round Up® grants August 1-28. Grant applications must be submitted before 4 p.m. on August 28. Representatives from local civic groups, non-profits, schools or community organizations who would like to apply for an Operation Round Up grant can download the application forms from www.duboisrec.com, under the “Community” section. Applications are also available at the Dubois REC office, by calling 812.482.5454 or sending an email to Kyla Jones at kylaj@duboisrec.com.


Richard J. Fischer, 74, Jasper

Richard J. Fischer, 74, of Jasper, died Wednesday, July 29, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg July 27, 1946, to Victor and Lucille (Doshier) Fischer.

Richard did kitchen help locally and loved country music, karaoke, and playing bingo.

He is survived by four sisters, Ruth Houchin, Pryor, Oklahoma, Susie  Stenftenagel and husband Mike, Jasper, Cathy Bright and husband Jack, English, and Edith Hickman and husband Danny, Paoli; three brothers, John Fischer, Needles, California, Charles Fischer and wife Vonnie, Fargo, North Dakota, and Bob Fischer and wife Barb, Velpen;  and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four sisters, Mildred Hoevener, Mary Fischer, Delores Strotman, and Marcella King.

Private family services will be held at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Homes in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Charles Health Campus. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.

Jasper Reds and the Sandlot Stars battle for 13 Innings at Ruxer Field on a great day for baseball

(NNDC) – Jasper

Jasper Reds battle for 13 innings against the Sandlot Stars on a great day for baseball.  This game also led to match ups that otherwise would probably never would of happened like brother against brother, star players at their schools teamed up or battling against classmates and players from other classes.

Because of the length of the game the video is broken up to two pieces –  Audio dropped out of last inning so 12 & 13 inning added below

Now here is Chris and Chick with the call (Click on the video)



Uebelhor Chevrolet Recognized with a Pair of 2019 General Motors Mark of Excellence Awards

(NNDC) – Jasper

Jasper, IN, 7/30/20 – General Motors recently recognized Uebelhor Chevrolet with two Mark of Excellence Awards for 2019, one for Business Elite Commercial vehicle sales and one for Retail vehicle sales.

These awards are presented to Chevrolet dealers from across the country who achieve outstanding sales performance and customer satisfaction. Uebelhor Chevrolet Business Elite has been the recipient of this award multiple times in the past.

“The commitments that our Chevrolet Commercial dealers have made to deliver world-class customer service have, without a doubt, contributed directly to the overall success and continued growth of General Motors’ fleet business,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, General Motors Fleet. “The Mark of Excellence Award is recognition for dealers who have gone above and beyond to ensure that fleet customers, large and small, have the product and service they need to keep their vehicles working for them. I truly appreciate and applaud the efforts of these outstanding Business Elite dealers.”

Award winning dealers met or exceeded criteria in areas such as sales and customer service within their competitive groups, setting a leadership standard for the Chevrolet Dealer network.

“At Uebelhor Chevrolet, our goal is to earn customers for life, and we are so honored to have our efforts recognized,” said Kurt Lorey, Commercial Sales Manager of Uebelhor Chevrolet Business Elite. “This award is a testament to the entire team’s dedication to making sure every touch point we have with our Chevrolet Commercial customers exceeds their expectations.”

Chevrolet’s current Commercial and Retail product portfolio is the best in the brand’s history, offering Jasper, IN, and many other customers in the Midwest, a wide range of products that include the latest designs, technologies and safety features.

NOTICE: This is an COVID-19 Update for Pandemic Information (click for the latest information) UPDATED and Interesting

Dubois County and Indiana (NNDC):






UPDATED: COVID-19 Situation Report and Guidance For Indiana:

The U.S. Census Bureau is in a unique position to produce data on the social and economic effects of COVID-19 on American households and small businesses. Here are the latest updates on several of our experimental data products.

Household Pulse Survey Updates

Based on responses collected July 9 through July 14, the Household Pulse Survey estimates that during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • 50.1% of American adults live in households which have experienced a loss in employment income
  • 35.1% of American adults expect to experience a loss in employment income
  • 10.8% of Americans lived in households where there was either sometimes or often not enough to eat in the previous 7 days
  • 40.6% of adults had delayed getting medical care in the previous 4 weeks
  • 25.3% of respondents reported having little interest or pleasure in doing things more than half the days/nearly every day last week
  • 23.3% of respondents reported feeling down more than half the days/nearly every day last week
  • 33.8% of respondents reported feeling anxious or nervous more than half the days/nearly every day last week
  • On average, households spent $212.79 a week to buy food at supermarkets, grocery stores, online, and other places to be prepared and eaten at home
  • 26.4% of adults either missed last month’s rent or mortgage payment, or had slight or no confidence that their household could make the next payment on time


Indiana will stay at stage 4.5 of the governor’s reopening plan for, at least, another month.

The pause will go through, at least, August 27th.

The governor’s decision to pause his own reopening plan comes as the state’s positivity rate has risen to 8.9%.

Holcomb says if you’re behind on rent or mortgage payments, he’s extending the no eviction or foreclosure date through Aug. 14.

The Indiana State Department of Health said Thursday 630 more Hoosiers tested positive for the coronavirus, out of 7,464 new tests reported, meaning 8.4% came back positive, about a half-percent lower rate than Tuesday. 2,733 Hoosiers have died from the coronavirus — eight more reported than Tuesday.


Several large retailers as well as many local stores are now REQUIRING Customers to wear Masks. This has been motivated by the increases of COVID throughout the Country as well as locally in Dubois county. The Governor has put the full reopening plan on hold temporarily to help curb the rise in both cases and deaths. Health officials still the best way to stay healthy is to wear a mask and wash your hands and socially distance from others. Not just for your own protection but out of respect for your fellow citizens as well.



As of July 14, at 8 a.m., there are 25 new positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to report. That brings the total to 344 positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubois County residents. And as of Tuesday a 7th death in the County has been confirmed.



Total Positive Cases New Positives Recovered* Deaths Approx. Total Tested
344 25 257 6 3484

   *A p   *A person out of isolation and reporting feeling well. isolation


The Dubois County Health Department, Dubois County Emergency Management Agency, and our local response partners are continuing to work in close partnership with one another in order to best support our wonderful community.  The increase in cases of COVID-19 in our community reminds us the vital importance of taking precautions to protect the health and safety of our residents.  The recommendations have not changed: Wear a cloth face covering when in public, maintain social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and stay home if you are feeling ill.  Educate yourself by listening to reliable sources and authorities.  Take care of your friends and neighbors by checking in on them via phone or emails.


Governor Delays Stage 5 reopening for now as cases begin to rise:

 Indiana governor Eric Holcomb says the state will not proceed to Stage 5 on July 4th as originally planned due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
“Stage 4.5” will temporarily pause increases in capacity limits put on restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.  Most outdoor activities, including local parades and fireworks shows, have been given the green light, with proper social distancing and masks.
“This virus is on the prowl,” Holcomb said during a press briefing a short time ago. “In some places it’s gaining momentum. It’s not slowing down.”

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday that 371 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19.


Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced Wednesday the state will modify the Back On Track Indiana plan through at least July 17.

While a few restrictions will lift on July 4 in version 4.5 of the plan, most will stay in place. Elkhart County will remain fully in Stage 4 until at least July 17. Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines.

“While most of our health indicators remain positive, our data indicates a need to be extra cautious, which is why we will pause much of our Back on Track roadmap,” Gov. Holcomb said. “I urge Hoosiers to maintain vigilance in social distancing and wearing masks so we can continue to reopen our state for business.”

Gov. Holcomb has used data to drive decisions since the state’s first case of the novel coronavirus in early March and he continues to do so as the state continues a sector-by-sector reset. The state will move to reopen while continuing to monitor and respond to these four guiding principles:

·  The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients statewide has decreased for 14 days

·         The state retains its surge capacity for critical care beds and ventilators

·         The state retains its ability to test all Hoosiers who are COVID-19 symptomatic as well as health care workers, first responders, and frontline employees

·         Health officials have systems in place to contact all individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and expand contact tracing

Through at least July 17, the following restrictions will continue:

·         Social gatherings following the CDC’s social distancing guidelines will be limited to up to 250 people. This limit applies to wedding receptions, parties, and other events where people are in close physical contact for extended periods of time, particularly indoors.

·         Dining room food service may continue operations at up to 75 percent capacity as long as social distancing is observed. Bar seating in restaurants may continue operations at 50 percent capacity. Bars and nightclubs may continue operations open at 50 percent capacity as long as they adhere to social distancing guidelines.

·         Cultural, entertainment and tourism sites may continue operations open at 50 percent capacity.

·         Movie theaters, bowling alleys and similar facilities may continue operations open at 50 percent capacity.

·         Amusement parks, water parks and similar facilities may continue operations open at 50 percent capacity. Reservations are encouraged to limit the number of customers at any one time.

·         Raceways may continue operations open at 50 percent grandstand capacity.

Beginning July 4, fairs, festivals and other similar outdoor events may open. Pari-mutuel horse racing and county and state fair racing may begin with 50 percent spectator capacity. Youth overnight camps may open.

K-12 school operations may begin the 2020-21 academic year on July 1. Extra-curricular, co-curricular activities may resume July 6.

Outdoor visitation is required at assisted living facilities and nursing homes beginning July 4 and indoor visitation may begin. Hospital visitations with precautions are encouraged.

Hoosiers 65 and over and those with high-risk health conditions – who are the most vulnerable to the coronavirus – should adhere to social distancing guidelines and remain cautious. Face coverings in public places are highly recommended.

Gov. Holcomb and Indiana State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, today announced a statewide initiative to encourage Hoosiers to wear masks to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The #MaskUpHoosiers initiative is launching with videos and photos of state government leaders, celebrities, and Hoosiers from all walks of life sharing their heartfelt reasons for wearing a mask in public, which is one of the strongest steps possible to limit the spread of COVID-19, saving lives and allowing the state to continue its phased re-opening. Additional photos and videos will be featured as the educational campaign progresses. Visit www.coronavirus.in.gov/maskuphoosiers to learn more.

To learn more about the different stages and the associated dates to get a better understanding about where we’re going as a state, click here to see the full plan: BackOnTrack.in.gov

The Governor signed an executive order implementing these changes to the Back on Track Indiana roadmap. The Governor also signed an executive order extending the public health emergency through Aug. 3. The executive orders can be found here: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm


Just Announced-The remaining 2020 shows at the historic Astra theatre to be postponed.

The Next Act strives to bring high-quality and enjoyable events to our community, and the 2020 season has already been filled with highly anticipated shows. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on all aspects of our lives over the past few months, and the coming months are very much still in flux. Therefore, it is with heavy hearts, that the Next Act is announcing the postponement of all remaining shows from the 2020 season.


Jasper Man Arrested for Domestic Dispute Causing Death

Jasper (NNDC):

Jasper resident Joshua W Rominger Age: 32


Was arrested and arrested for leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Death

The Charges Filed: Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Death While Intoxicated (Level 3 Felony)

Associated Vehicle Make & Model (DUI): 2006 White Dodge Ram

Lodged in the Dubois County Security Center: Y ☒ / N ☐
Miscellaneous Information: On July 29th, 2020 at approximately 06:0 3pm Officers with the Jasper Police
Department were dispatched to 1323 Newton St in reference to a vehicle accident, vehicle versus person. When
Officers arrived it was later determined that there was a domestic dispute between the male and female occupants
of the residence. Officers determined that as the male was leaving the residence, he had ran over the female with
the rear wheel of his 2006 Dodge Ram. At approximately 06:50pm the female victim was pronounced deceased at
Memorial Hospital. After the male subject struck the female with his vehicle he refused to stop at the scene. It was
later determined that the male subject was under the influence of marijuana (THC). The male was later located and
placed into custody at approximately 08:21 pm in Paoli. JPD was assisted by the DCSD, ISP and Ruxers Towing