Bucshon Supports Trump Tax Plan

Evansville (WEHT/NNDC) – President Trump’s administration released its much anticipated tax plan on Wednesday.

The biggest proposal would cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%, which officials say would be the biggest tax cut in U.S. history. It’s estimated this would lead to $4 trillion in lost revenue.

8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon (R-Newburgh) released the following statement on the proposed tax plan:

“Traveling around the Eighth District over the past two weeks, I consistently heard from Hoosier families and job creators about their frustration with a broken and burdensome tax code.  And as Tax Day came and went earlier this month, we were all starkly reminded that the current system is just too complicated and too complex.  By just about every measure, it’s clear that the tax code needs significant overhaul. Over the past eight years the U.S. economy hasn’t grown at its full potential, which has translated to fewer jobs and less take-home pay for families. Implementing fundamental tax reform – a simpler, fairer tax code that gets rates down for everyone – is absolutely necessary to get the economy firing on all cylinders. That’s why I am encouraged to see President Trump set broad goals for tax reform today that builds on the Better Way initiative House Republicans released last year. President Trump’s proposal will help provide a guide for Congress and the White House to work together to achieve much-need tax reform to grow the economy, create jobs, and provide more certainty for families.”

For individuals, the ‘Trump Plan’ would:

  • reduce the number of tax brackets from seven to three and cut the top marginal rate from 39.6 to 35 percent

  • double the standard deduction, while eliminating most tax breaks except for home ownership and charitable deductions

  • repeal several taxes, including the Alternative Minimum Tax, the estate tax, and the Obamacare tax on investment income

For businesses, the plan would:

  • reduce the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, paid for with unspecified cuts to “special interests” and a “one-time tax on trillions of dollars held overseas”

  • allow small-business owners to have their income taxed at 15 percent.

  • move to a territorial tax system, in which businesses would only pay tax on income earned in the U.S.

Virginia “Jeanie” Schroeder, 88, Jasper

Jeanie SchroederVirginia “Jeanie” Schroeder, 88, of Jasper, died Wednesday (April 26) at her home. She was born in Perry County October 25, 1928, to Edwin and Viola (Wilmes) Bartley. She married Clarence Schroeder October 19, 1948, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Jeanie was a homemaker and a charter member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence Schroeder; three daughters, Karen

Weyer and husband Rich, Brenda Scraper and husband Larry, and Ann Schneider and husband Bob, all of Jasper; one son, Mark Schroeder and wife Marlene, Jasper; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris Schmitt, Jasper; and her caregiver, Dorothy Hunt.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Valada Klem, and one brother, Larry Bartley.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Precious Blood Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Menke; Schwenk Inducted Into Local Business Hall Of Fame

Huntingburg (NNDC) – Two new inductees formally entered the Dubois County Business Hall of Fame Thursday morning.

The 2017 laureates Robert H. “Hank” Menke and Gervase Schwenk were honored at a breakfast ceremony hosted by the Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana at the Huntingburg Event Center.



Menke has been President and CEO of family-owned OFS Brands in Huntingburg since 1978.  OFS currently has more than  1,700 employees in Dubois County.

According to the JASI, Menke and his family have given generously over the years in support of the Huntingburg Fire Department, Huntingburg Stellar Endowment, Dubois County Community Foundation, the preservation of Old Town Hall in Huntingburg, and were a major contributor to the building of the Huntingburg Event Center.

Gervase Schwenk was the long-time Chairman of the Board to the Associates of Jasper Engines and Transmissions.

After serving in World War II, Gervase Schwenk began working as a bookkeeper for Alvin C. Ruxer (a previous Dubois County Business Hall of Fame inductee) and his Ford Dealership in 1946.



Schwenk joined the then-Jasper Engine Exchange soon thereafter.  It later became Jasper Engines and Transmissions, the nation’s largest remanufacturer of gas and diesel engines, transmissions, differentials, rear axle assemblies, marine engines, stern drives, performance engines, and electric motors.

JASPER has more than 2000 Associates and 44 branch and distributor locations across the country.

The Junior Achievement of Dubois County says Schwenk also served in various capacities with Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center of Jasper, the Evansville Catholic Dioceses,  Precious Blood Church, Sisters of Saint Benedict, VU Foundation, St. Meinrad Archabbey, the Dubois County Community Foundation and he was also President of the Jasper Band Parents for a number of years.  He was presented the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Buffalo Trace Council of the Boy Scouts.

Schwenk passed away in 2010.

Past inductees into the Dubois County Business Hall of Fame which was founded in 2015 are Arnold F. Habig (Kimball International), Clement M. Lange (Best Chairs), Robert Ruckriegel (Servus, Inc.) and Alvin C. Ruxer (Jasper Engines and Transmissions).


Police Need Help In Identifying Suspected Shoplifter (PHOTOS)

Jasper (NNDC) – The Jasper Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in these photos.

The man is a suspect in a theft investigation at the Jasper Rural King store.   JPD says the man has what is called a ‘sleeve tattoo’ on his left forearm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jasper Police Department at 812-482-2255 or you can call the department’s anonymous ‘tip line’ at 812-481-2677 (COPS).

Jeeps Win Third Straight; Lady Raiders Tennis Remains Undefeated (SCOREBOARD)


Northeast Dubois 5 South Knox 2

At Verne, the Jeeps hang on for the Blue Chip Conference win.

The Jeeps have won three straight after losing 2-0 to Barr-Reeve a week ago Tuesday (April 18th).

Griffen Bauer was 3 for 4 in the contest with four RBIs.

Peyton Hurt goes the distance on the mound for the win for Northeast Dubois scattering just three South Knox hits.



South Spencer 5 Jasper 3

At Jasper, South Spencer took the early lead on a 2-run home run by Mattison Bartlett in the first inning. The Rebels added 3 more runs in the 3rd inning and held off a 7th inning Jasper rally for a 5-3 win over Jasper in Tuesday evening softball at the Jasper High School Sports Complex.

Jasper had the potential winning run at the plate with two outs but a ground out ended the game at 5-3. Jasper lost despite out-hitting South Spencer eight to six.

Olivia Knies took the loss for Jasper. Knies also went seven innings, giving up five runs on six hits while striking out eight and walking 4 Rebel batters. South Spencer collected six total hits with Hannah Compton and Mattison Bartlett each collecting multiple hits for the Rebels.


Wood Memorial 5 Forest Park 2

At Bretzville, visiting Lady Trojans scored three runs in the top of the 7th to wipe out a 2-1 Forest Park and held on for the win.

Kylie Giesler got the Lady Rangers off to a good start with a solo home run in the bottom of the first.

Forest Park falls to 7-9 with the loss.


Girls Tennis

Southridge 3 North Posey 2

#1 Singles – Emily Eckert (SHS) vs. Amanda Marshall (NP) – 6-3; 1-6; 2-6

#2 Singles – Hailey Michel (SHS) vs. Baylee Willman (NP) – 7-6 (7-1); 6-1

#3 Singles – Louisa Nino (SHS) vs. Annie Goetz (NP) – 6-3; 6-1

#1 Doubles – Leah Diekhoff & Kenzie Lubbehusen (SHS) vs. Kennady Livers & Kamryn Brandenstein (NP) – 6-4; 7-5

#2 Doubles – Evie Sherer & Audra Hochgesang (SHS) vs. Roni Inkenbrandt & Kendra Schorr (NP) – 2-6; 2-6

Southridge Season Record 9-0


Northeast Dubois 5 Tell City 0

# 1 Singles Chloe Terwiske NE Dubois defeated Madilyn Hoskinson Tell City 6-0, 6-0

# 2 Singles Taylor Dodd NE Dubois defeated Baylie Peter Tell City 6-1, 6-1

# 3 Singles Paige Knies NE Dubois defeated Elizabeth Whitworth Tell City 6-0, 6-1

# 1 Doubles Megan Lueken and Savannah Stafford NE Dubois defeated Alex Lawalin and Kaydi Backer Tell City 6-1, 6-1

# 2 Doubles Alexis Stafford and Delaney Rasche NE Dubois defeated Caitlin Teague and Kyra Gentry

NE Dubois Season Record 5-1  Blue Chip Conference 3-0


Forest Park 5 Tecumseh 0

#1 Singles – Paige Uebelhor (FP) def. Megan Tooley (T) 7-5, 6-0

#2 Singles – Emmy Miller (FP) def. Breah Bailey (T) 6-1, 6-3

#3 Singles – Hailey Thayer (FP) def. Melinda Mundy (T) 6-1, 6-3

#1 Doubles – Lauren Tretter & Anna Becher (FP) def. Cierra Brown & Darian Meyer (FP) 6-4, 6-2

#2 Doubles – Kendyll Gaesser & Emily Nord (FP) def. Allie Lockmueller & Layne Pemberton (T) 6-4, 6-4


Boys Track &  Field

Northeast Dubois Invitational



Girls Track & Field

Forest Park Invitational


EDITOR’S NOTE:  Coaches & Team Reps – Please forward your scores and additional information about your game/event to sports@newsnowdc.com or mailto:snowman@newsnowdc.com.  You can also fax information to the NNDC office in Jasper at 812-848-2021.  Thank you!



Local Entities Release Strong Earnings Reports

Jasper (NNDC) – Three companies, Kimball International, German American Bancorp and Old National Bancorp are reporting increased earnings for the first quarter of 2017.

All three are publically traded; two are based in Jasper (Kimball and GAB).

Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ:KBAL) declared a quarterly dividend of 6 cents per share for all outstanding shares of common stock payable July 14, 2017, to share owners of record on June 23, 2017.

Meanwhile, German American Bancorp, Inc. reported strong first quarter 2017 earnings, posting a net income of $9.6 million, or $0.42 per share.

GAB Chairman and CEO Mark Schroeder says, “We’re pleased that our strong financial performance continued during the first quarter of 2017. One of the positive factors during the first quarter was the expansion of our net interest margin. Having operated in a historically low level of general market interest rates during most of the past decade, it is very encouraging to see this indication that recent upward movements in market interest rates had a positive impact on our margins.”

Also, Old National Bancorp, which has a regional office in Jasper, is reporting 1st quarter 2017 net income of $36.0 million, or $0.27 per diluted share.

Old National Chairman and CEO Bob Jones says, “With a 33% year-over-year increase in net income, strong commercial loan growth and well-controlled expenses, this was a strong 1st quarter for Old National and our stakeholders.  This performance demonstrates our continued focus on execution and our commitment to driving shareholder value.”

Announcing Our First Holiday World Tickets Winner! (VIDEO)

Jasper (NNDC) – Wednesday morning, NewsNow Dubois County Director of Marketing Mallory Humbert announced “LIVE” on NNDC our first Holiday World tickets winner!  The first of many this summer…

HPD’s New K9 Officer



Huntingburg (NNDC) – Huntingburg Police Department officer Cody Byrd is the department’s new K9 officer with partner “Esther.”

HPD Chief Arthur Parks says Byrd and K9 Ester attended the American Police Canine Association narcotic detection course in Bedford last month and two of them were certified as a team in the detection of illicit narcotics.

Byrd and K9 Ester are currently taking part in a five-week patrol school in which they will be certified in obedience, tracking, article, area, and building searches, as well as obedience / aggression control (apprehension & detaining).

Officer Byrd has been with HPD for 10 years.

K9 Esther is a four-year old German Shepherd from Poland. She became part of HPD in October of 2014

Rain Tonight; Cooler Temps Thursday (VIDEO)

Jasper (NNDC) – Ron Rhodes with our media partner, the Eyewitness News Weather Authority, has our latest forecast…

Extra Neighborhood Patrol Results In Arrest On Drug Charges

Garcia Dixon


Jasper (NNDC) – A Jasper man was arrested early Wednesday morning after police found him in possession of a synthetic drug and paraphernalia.

The Jasper Police Departmen says 21-year old Martin Salvador Garcia-Dixon was arrested at his home shortly after 1AM.

JPD says officers performing an extra patrol in the area of Cobblestone Road because of resident complaints of speeding vehicles and excessive noise observed a van driven by Garcia-Dixon failing to stop at a stop sign while southbound on Cobblestone.

A short time later, the van stopped at home in the 1700 block of Cobblestone where Garcia-Dixon lives.

After making contact with Garcia-Dixon, JPD officers found him to be driving as a habitual traffic violator (suspended for five years).  He was taken into custody.

JPD says a subsequent search of the van by officers found synthetic cannabinoids (K2/Spice) and paraphernalia for which he has been charged for being in possession of both.

He was also cited by police for failing to stop at a stop sign.