Raiders Football Stymied by Western Boone Defense, End Tournament Run

Thornthown (NNDC):   The Southridge Raiders Football team entered the Class 2A Semi-State one win away from a return trip to Lucas Oil Stadium and a chance to defend their State Title.   Their opponent, Class 2A #1 ranked and undefeated Western Boone had other plans for Southridge.   On a game broadcasted live here on News Now Dubois County, the Western Boone defense kept Southridge in check for almost the entire game, only allowing the Raiders to get into the end zone 1 time.    The lone Southridge touchdown came at the 2:21 mark in the 2nd quarter as Tucker Schank crossed the goal line with a 1 yard run that allowed the Raiders to get back into the ball game.   Southridge kicker Jeovany Dubon hit the extra point, pulling the Raiders within a touchdown.

The Stars of Western Boone entered halftime with a 21-7 lead over Southridge following another touchdown on a 24 yard keeper by QB Spencer Wright with less than a minute left in the half.    In the 2nd half, it was all Western Boone as the Stars defense held Southridge QB Colson Montgomery contained for the remainder of the game.   The Raiders would fall 48-7 as the dominate Western Boone defense held Southridge to only four first downs the entire game, and scoreless in the 2nd half.

With the win, Western Boone (14-0) advances to the Class 2A State Championship Game Friday night and will face #5 Eastbrook who defeated Bremen 34-33 on Friday night.   Southridge ends their season with a 10-4 record.


Football – Class 2A Semi-State

(14-0) Western Boone — 48

(10-4) Southridge — 7


Dorothy A. Bachman, 80, Jasper

Dorothy A. Bachman, 80, of Jasper, died Sunday, November 17, at her home. She was born in Schnellville October 7, 1938, to Leo and Veronica (Seger) Lueken. She married Eugene Bachman May 30, 1959, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville.

Dorothy was a 1956 graduate of Birdseye High School. She was a homemaker, a child care provider for many years, and worked at Leed’s Selling Tools. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper and the Ladies Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mother. She enjoyed quilting, embroidery, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Bachman; two daughters, Ann Reutman and husband Jeff and Marla Bachman, all of Jasper; two sons, Allen Bachman and wife Rita, Bretzville, and Mike Bachman and wife Kathy, Jasper; three grandchildren, Alex and Kelli Reutman and Maria Bachman; three sisters, Therese Ernst and Marie Dall and husband Robert, all of Ferdinand; and Janice Hurst, Huntingburg; and one brother, Ray Lueken and wife Aileen, Celestine.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters, Rosemary Lueken who died in infancy, Eileen Schuler, and Rosalee Scherle, and two brothers, Louis and Ralph Lueken.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, Indiana and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church. The Ladies Sodality will pray a rosary at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Holy Family Parish Quilting Fund. Online condolences can be shared at A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with entombment to following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum.

James D. “Jim” Neely, 60, Jasper

James D. “Jim” Neely, 60, of Jasper, died Friday, November 16, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Deerfield, Illinois, January 23, 1958, to James and Carol (Schauberger) Neely. He married Ann (Gadlage) Taylor January 24, 2003.

Jim was a 1976 graduate of Dayton Christian High School and a 1980 graduate of Cedarville College, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. Jim previously was the news director for WITZ and was a pastor at Grace Community Church. He was a member of CrossPoint Fellowship Church and loved to write, listen to music, and spend time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Neely; one daughter, Sarah Bradshaw and husband Evan, Indianapolis; one step daughter, Amy Mehringer and husband Shaun, Evansville; one step son, Ryan Taylor and wife Dayna, Jasper; four grandchildren, Ally, Kayden, Max, and Wyatt; his mother, Carol Neely, Terre Haute; two sisters, Janie Street and husband John, Santa Clarita, California, and Patty Zemmer and husband Dave, Terre Haute; and one brother, Kenn and wife Julie, Evanston, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Neely, and one sister, Sandy Lewis.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel. Memorial contributions can be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be shared at Funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with burial following at a later date.


Dubois County Sports Scores

Dubois County (NNDC):   Three Dubois County Girls Basketball teams were in action on Thursday night with Forest Park improving their record to  2 – 3 on the young season.   The Rangers led by a single point after 1 quarter but trailed by 1 at halftime.   Forest Park took control in the 2nd half outscoring Perry Central 32-22 and cruising to a 53-43 win.   Macie Zinc led the Rangers with 17 points.   Up next for Forest Park is Evansville Mater Dei.  That contest is set for Tuesday night in Evansville.

Evansville North jumped out early over Jasper and took a 20-12 lead into halftime.   The Huskies never looked back and Jasper fell to 1 and 2 on the season with a 47-26 loss.  Kortney Ruhe led the Wildcats with 11 points.  Jasper travels to Evansville Memorial on Saturday (11.17.18) with a 3:30pm tip.

The NE Dubois Lady Jeeps are still looking for their first win of the season.   Madison Cave led the Jeeps with 16 points, but it wasn’t enough as Orleans picked up the win over NE Dubois 58-37.   The Jeeps are 0-8 and will play at Wood Memorial on Monday night.


Basketball (Girls)

Forest Park: 52 – Perry Central: 43 (Macie Zinc led the Rangers with 17 pts)

Evansville North: 47 – Jasper: 26 (Kortney Ruhe led Jasper with 11 pts)

Orleans: 58 – NE Dubois: 37 (Madison Cave led the Jeeps with 16 pts)

Rebecca Lynn Petry, 58, Evansville

Rebecca Lynn Petry, 58, of Evansville, died Wednesday, November 14 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. She was born in Evansville April 3, 1960, to Darb and Mary Ann (Gatewood) Gilmore.

Rebecca worked at Kimball International; and enjoyed reading and collecting antiques.

She is survived by two sons, Chad Petry and wife Leslie, Holland, and Adam Petry and wife Brandie, Birdseye; and four grandchildren.

There will be no services. Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be shared at

VaRena L. Sakel, 87, Huntingburg

VaRena L. Sakel, 87, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday, November 14, at the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Jasper October 23, 1931, Gilbert L.
and Bessie L. (Key) Emerson. She married Glen Lee “Bud” Sakel October 8, 1950, at Huntingburg Methodist Church. He died February 18, 2013.

VeRena was a graduate of Huntingburg High School. She worked as a secretary for Dr. Bretz and as a homemaker. She was a member of the Huntingburg United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, knitting, and cooking.

She is survived by three daughters, Christie Jane Spear, Unionville, Lea Ann Liles, Hernando, Mississippi, and Julia Kay Hohl, Huntingburg; two daughters, Freda Prior, Huntingburg, and Patricia “Patty” Stetter, Lake Helmerich (Huntingburg); one son, Randall Emerson, Speedway; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Bradley Scott Sakel.

Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences can be shared at Funeral services at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery. Rev. Lee Campbell will officiate.

Judy Olinger, 79, Huntingburg

Judy Olinger, 79, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday, November 14. She was born in Huntingburg December 13, 1939, to Jacob and Freda (Kellams) Nahler. She married Norb Olinger December 31, 1958.

Judy was a 1957 graduate of Huntingburg High School and a 1987 graduate of 1987. In 2011 she earned the School of Landscape Architecture’s Distinguished Alumnae Award.

She is survived by one son, Kent; one daughter, Laura; and two granddaughters, Amalia and Hanna Frick.

She was executive director of the City of Huntingburg’s Chamber of Commerce from 1971 through ’75. Further, she provided 48 years of advice, designs, and labor to the chamber and the city of Huntingburg. She devoted her career to the renovation and beautification of downtown Huntingburg. Throughout the 1970s she gave 10 years as leader of Brownie Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cubs, Webelos and Boy Scouts. She was president of the Southridge High School Band Boosters from 1978 through 1980.
She was a past member of the church council of Huntingburg Salem United Church of Christ, in Huntingburg. She served multiple terms as a member of the church’s buildings and grounds committee as well as 45 years as a member and director of the church’s choirs.

She was a past-president of the Huntingburg Foundation, a member of Patoka 2000, and a contributing member of Historic Southern Indiana and Historic Landmarks of Indiana. She recently served as consultant with Huntingburg’s Stellar Cities Project. She volunteered many years on the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals. She was a past member of the Huntingburg Music Club, Huntingburg Study Club and the county’s Celebration Singers. She earned the Chamber of Commerce’s Golden Leaf award in 2007.
Friends may offer memorial donations to the Salem Church Music Fund and “Gus” Grissom Scholarship Fund of the Purdue Alumni Club of the Dubois County Area.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg and from 9-10 a.m. Monday at Salem United Church of Christ. Online condolences can be shared at A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Salem Church. Rev. Mike Thompson will officiate.

The Dubois County Museum Opened the Christmas Season with its Festival of Trees (Click videos to view, set to full screen and adjust sound for best effect)

Jasper (NNDC):

Thursday evening the Dubois County Museum held its opening for the 2018 Festival of trees.  

The event included entertainment by the St. Joe Bell Choir, singing, and of coarse viewing of the many decorated Christmas trees throughout the museum.  Also featured was a presentation of Christmas in India (very interesting, not what you might think)


The St. Joe Bell Choir presents musical entertainment:


Christmas in India, not what you might think:


NOTE:  Saturday, December 1st, O’Tannenbaum Days, enjoy “Breakfast with Santa” at the Dubois County Museum.  There will be crafts, activities, and visits with Santa.  Reservations are required.  Contact 

News Now will cover the event, so stay tuned for updates.

Vine Street Lofts Senior Living Holds Ribbon Cutting (Click videos for Details and increase to full screen and adjust sound for best effect)

Jasper (NNDC):


The completely renovated Jasper Wood Products building located on Vine St. in Jasper officially opened their doors Thursday with a ribbon cutting.

Members of the Chamber of Commerce, Public Officials, and members of the public were in attendance for the Grand Opening.


The Day and the facility explained:


The first resident comments on his experience with the Loft’s so far:


Comments from Developers and Officials:



The Ribbon Cutting by the Chamber of Commerce and Guests:

Arlene Schneider, 83, Jasper

Arlene Schneider, 83, of Jasper, died Thursday, November 15, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Cuzco November 5, 1935, to Victor and Ada (Owen) McCune. She married Basil A. Schneider November 10, 1956. He died November 16, 2000.

Arlene was a graduate of Vincennes University Jasper Campus and was a member of Redemption Christian Church in Jasper. He was manager for the Tulip Tree in Jasper, and worked for Sears in French Lick for several years.

She is survived by two brothers, Duane McCune and wife Patty, Cuzco, and Max McCune, Jasper; two sisters, JoAnn Cramer and husband Bob, Terre Haute, and Judy McCune, Salem; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one foster son, Robert Huff, and one brother, Jack McCune.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at Funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A private burial will follow in Cuzco Cemetery. Pastor Darrel Land will