Mona Lee Brewster, 66, Birdseye

Mona BrewsterMona Lee Brewster, 66, of Birdseye, died Wednesday (June 21) at her home. She was born in Evansville September 18, 1950, to Kenneth and Virginia Marshall. She married Steven Brewster August 29, 1976.

Mona worked most recently at Carson’s in Jasper as a cosmetics salesperson. She enjoyed horses and gardening.

She is survived by her husband Steven Brewster; one brother, Tom Davis, Evansville, one sister, Kim Pinaire, Evansville; and five nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dubois County Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. There will be no service.

JPD Asking For Public’s Help In Identifying Uebelhor Theft Suspect (PHOTOS)

UPDATE: Jasper (Local Sources) – Jasper Police are asking for help identifying the man in the included pictures.

JPD says he is a suspect in the theft from Uebelhor & Sons on Sunday, June 11th at about 7:00am.

Jasper police are asking the public if you can identify this person to call JPD at 812-482-2255 or you can call the department’s anonymous tip line at 812-481-2677 (COPS).

Earlier, police released these photos of an SUV the suspect was believed to have been driving at the time of the theft…

James Franklin “Pinky” Powell, 83, Columbus

Pinky PowellJim “Pinky” Powell, 83, of Columbus, died Thursday (June 15) at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jim was born in Huntingburg October 6, 1933.

Pinky was a 1953 graduate of Huntingburg High School. He was named second team all-state in basketball and was offered full scholarships to Tulane, Mississippi State, and Alabama. He accepted a scholarship from Indiana State and then decided to transfer to Oakland City College (now Oakland City University) his sophomore year, where he went on to score 1,059 points in three years. He was inducted into the Oakland City University Hall of Fame in 2009. He began his teaching and coaching careers in Holland and moved to Hartford City in 1963, where he served as athletic director and head basketball coach for five years. In 1964 he was coach of the year for the Central Indiana Conference. In 1968 he moved to Columbus, where he served as counselor, director of guidance, assistant principal, and principal of Columbus North High School until his retirement in 1993. He served on many local, state, and national committees, and as president of the Indiana Association of Colleges and Financial Aid and, more recently, the Otter Creek Golf Course board of directors. He loved to hunt, fish, and play golf and was an elder at Grace Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara Powell; one daughter, Cathi Jones and husband Mark; three sons, Joe Powell and wife Pat, Jim Powell and Amy DeClue, and Tom Powell and wife Diane, all of Columbus; four granddaughters, Jamie Hoffman and husband Matt, and Ella Powell, all of Columbus, Kate Powell, Chico, California, and Claire Powell, Bradenton, Florida; two grandsons, Matthew Rust and wife Katie, Columbus, and David Powell, Plano, Texas; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in Columbus. Memorials in Jim’s name are suggested to the Grace Lutheran Church Foundation, 3201 Central Ave., Columbus, IN 47203. Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.Meyers-Reed.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with Rev. John Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow in Garland Brook Cemetery. Myers-Reed Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Traffic Stop Results In Drug-Related Charges

Dale Man Arrested On Drug-Related Charges Following Traffic Stop

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Huntingburg (NNDC) – A traffic stop Monday morning ended with a Spencer County man in jail charged with Possession of Methamphetamine.

The Huntingburg Police Department says at about 9:30am Monday, an HPD officer pulled over a car for speeding near 20th and Chestnut streets.

Police say the driver, 53-year old James Hargis of Dale (pictured) was clocked driving 37-miles and hour in a 25mph zone.

During the traffic stop, the department’s K9, Ester, was brought to the scene.  HPD says officers found two straws and a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine in a plastic bag in Hargis’ possession along with a glass pipe with residue.

Hargis was then taken into custody on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine (a Level 6 felony) and a misdemeanor count of paraphernalia possession.

Two Vehicles Totaled; One Injured In Maltersville Chain-Reaction Accident

Maltersville (NNDC) – A Tuesday morning four-vehicle, chain-reaction accident resulted in two of the vehicles being totaled and shutting down the highway for a short time.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says the accident happened shortly after 6:00am.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says a car driven by 49-year old Osmaro Ramos was traveling south on Indiana 162 just north of East 350 South when he came upon three other slowing southbound vehicles shortly after 6:00am.

Ramos told DCSD deputies the vehicles in front of him were coming to a stop very quickly and that he could not stop his car in time in the southbound lane, nor could he veer into the northbound lane to avoid a collision because of oncoming traffic.

DCSD says Ramos’ car rear-ended a car driven by 25-year old Cody Staup of Jasper.  DCSD says that collision caused Straup’s car to collided with a third car driven by 29-year old Andrew Young of Jasper.  DCSD says Young’s car then rear-ended a fourth southbound vehicle, a pickup truck driven by 33-year old Michael Christmas of Jasper, which was in the process of turning onto 350 South at the time of the collision.

Ramos complained of pain to his chest after the accident.  He was ticketed for following too closely causing the accident which closed the highway for about 20 minutes.  Ramos declined to be transported by ambulance from the scene.

DCSD says Ramos and Straup cars were totaled.  Damage to Young’s car was estimated at $1,400. DCSD says Christmas’ truck was not damaged.

Zooperstars Return To League Stadium (VIDEO)

Huntingburg (NNDC) – Great family & fan entertainment is coming to the area this Friday, June 23rd at Huntingburg’s League Stadium during the Dubois County Bombers game with the return  of the crowd-pleasing, zany antics of the ZOOperstars!.

Bring the entire family and enjoy the laughs as these crazy, hilarious inflatable characters put on between-inning shows for kids of all ages. Characters such as Slammy Sosa, Shark McGwire, Harry Canary and many others have appeared in the past.

The ZOOperstars! entertain audiences in venues across the US and overseas. They perform at MLB, MiLB, NBA, and NCAA games regularly.

The Bombers will be hosting the Muhlenberg County Stallions on Friday.

Tickets can be pre-purchased by calling the Bombers office at 812.683.3700. Or, show up early for good seats. Ticket prices range from $5 – $8. Kids 6 & Under get in free (general admission).

Gates open at 6:00 pm. Game begins at 7:00. All times Eastern.

The Zooperstars! are making League Stadium a regular stop on their calendar each season. Click on the video below of the Zooperstars! in previous appearances at League Stadium…

Mary Ruth McCune, 76, Jasper

Mary Ruth McCuneMary Ruth McCune, 76, of Jasper, died Monday (June 19) at her home. She was born in Jasper July 5, 1940, to Leo J. and Margaret (Borho) Brelage. She married Max McCune September 3, 1960, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Mary Ruth was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Church and its Daughters of Isabella.

She is survived by her husband, Max McCune; three daughters, Michele Rose and husband Brian, Jasper, Maureen McCune (Melanie Berg), Greenwood, and Christy Sadri, Indianapolis; three sons, Rod McCune (John Michael Flate), Highland Lakes , New Jersey, Zach McCune and wife Jill, Jasper, and Patrick McCune and wife Stacy, Plainfield; 10 grandchildren, Clayton, Neil, and Jake Rose; Mina Sadri, and Hayden, Hunter, Hudson, Carsen, Logan, and Holden McCune; two sisters, Sue Ann Klein, San Luis Obispo, California, and Nancy Teder and husband Vic, Jasper; and one brother, Lee Brelage and wife Annette, Jasper.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Merris McCune.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church with entombment to follow in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. A rosary will be prayed at 1:45 p.m. by the D of Is at the funeral home.

A ‘Wet’ Weekend Is ‘A Comin!’ (VIDEO)

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For Wildcat Seniors; Its Been Quite A Ride (VIDEO)

Jasper (NNDC) – Though their quest for a state championship came up short Saturday, the seniors on this year’s Jasper High School baseball can look back on a very successful baseball legacy…

Community Foundation Scholarships Awarded

Jasper (Local Sources) – Dubois County Community Foundation says $200,000 in scholarship awards were made to students in the county for the 2016-17 school year. These awards are made possible by endowments established by local donors.

Al and Rosina Schuler Family Scholarship

Nicole Hentrup (Jasper) Plans to attend Purdue University

Sydney Traylor (Jasper) Plans to attend Marian University

 

Arnold A. Schwartz Memorial Scholarship

Sam White (Southridge) Plans to attend Indiana University

 

Best Chairs, Inc. Scholarship

Audra Kippenbrock (Heritage Hills) Plans to attend IUPUI

Katelyn Lawson (Jasper) Plans to attend University of Southern Indiana

Rachel Moore (Jasper) Plans to attend Indiana University

Emily Nord (Forest Park) Plans to attend University of Southern Indiana

David Wahl (Signature School) Plans to attend University of Southern Indiana

 

Critser Family Scholarship

Molly Mehringer (Jasper) Plans to attend University of Southern Indiana

 

Dale Helmerich Boy Scout Troop 181 Scholarship

Daniel Pund (Southridge) Plans to attend Ball State University

 

Denise Davis-Thompson Scholarship

Camille Gerber (Jasper) Plans to attend Indiana State University

 

Edgar C., Estella M. and Kyle Friedman Memorial Scholarship

Garrett Armstrong (Jasper) Plans to attend Purdue University

 

Ferdinand Community Scholarship

Faith Schmitt (Forest Park) Plans to attend Indiana State University

 

Holland National Bank Community Scholarship

Paige Seger (Forest Park) Plans to attend Indiana University

Morgan Uebelhor (Forest Park) Plans to attend Purdue University

 

 

Jane Lankford Roberts Memorial Scholarship

Camille Gerber (Jasper) Plans to attend Indiana State University

 

Jason Feldmeyer Memorial Scholarship

Drew Dearing (Southridge) Plans to Ivy Tech Community College

Brayden Wibbeler (Southridge) Plans to attend Indiana University

 

Jeanette Rauscher Scholarship

Christian Motteler (Southridge) Plans to attend Indiana University

 

Kelly M. Krodel Special Education Scholarship

Mary Grace Harrison (Northeast Dubois) Plans to attend Ball State University

 

Larry G. Dugle Memorial Scholarship

Daniel Pund (Southridge) Plans to attend Ball State University

 

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Dillon Hasenour (Forest Park) Plans to attend University of Notre Dame

 

Marcia Scanlon Scholarship

Cody Blessinger (Southridge) Attending Vincennes University

 

Marian Klausmeier Roettger Scholarship

Treyton Hedinger (Southridge) Plans to attend Purdue University

 

Orlan “Mockey” Lett Scholarship Endowment

Megan Diekhoff (Southridge) Attending Indiana University

 

Parke-Bell Ltd., Inc. Scholarship

Brianna Schuessler (Pike Central) Plans to attend Penn-Foster College

 

Pat Zehr Memorial Scholarship

Maria Gobert (Jasper) Plans to attend Indiana University

 

Raphael Blessinger Memorial Scholarship

Paige Jacob (Northeast Dubois)  Plans to attend Indiana State University

 

Ronald E. Blesch Memorial Scholarship

Gina Stone (Jasper) Plans to attend Indiana State University

Sam White (Southridge) Plans to attend Indiana University

Danielle Wilmes (Forest Park) Plans to attend Purdue University

 

Ruby and Dick Smith Scholarship

Daniel Pund (Southridge) Plans to attend Ball State University

 

Sarah Gobert Scholarship

Paige Green (Jasper) Plans to attend Purdue University

Lauren Meyer (Southridge) Plans to attend Purdue University

 

 

Smith-Krapf Scholarship

Andrea Rillo (Jasper) Plans to University of Missouri

 

Spirit of Southridge Scholarship

Chloe McNeely (Southridge) Plans to attend Indiana State University

Christian Motteler (Southridge) Plans to attend Indiana University

 

Teresa Jean Brooks Memorial Scholarship

Faith Schmitt (Forest Park) Plans to attend Indiana State University

 

Uebelhor Family Memorial Scholarship

Cody Blessinger (Southridge) Attending Vincennes University

 

AWARDED IN CONJUNCTION WITH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

 

Doris A. Ackerman and Family Nursing Scholarship

Madison Weidenbenner

 

Mabel L. Kuebler Nursing Scholarship

Lauren Roos

 

Mildred E. Schwinghammer Nursing Scholarship

Jennifer Erwin

 

St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

Rhegann Fetter

 

AWARDED IN CONJUNCTION WITH VINCENNES UNIVERSITY

 

The Herald’s John T. Rumbach Scholarship

Carrie Lueken

 

AWARDED IN CONJUNCTION WITH UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE

 

Steinkamp Family Scholarship

Corbin Neu

 

SCHOLARSHIP RENEWALS

 

Best Chairs, Inc. Scholarship

Lauren Blume Attending Murray State University

Dylan Buechler Attending Purdue University

Shea Gehlhausen Attending University of Southern Indiana

Demi Jahn Attending Indiana University

Ericka Lange Attending Ball State University

Vanessa Lange Attending Ball State University

Rachel Libbert Attending Indiana University

Travis Nord Attending Purdue University

 

 

Best Chairs, Inc. Scholarship

Bailey Pierson Attending Sullivan University

Taylor Prechtel Attending Butler University

Lucas Suttle Attending Indiana University

Jamie Tempel Attending Kentucky Wesleyan College

 

Critser Family Scholarship

Alyssa Sendelweck Attending Valparaiso University

 

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Isaac Austin Attending Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Cosette Fehribach Attending University of Notre Dame

Ethan Kieffner Attending Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Ethan Whitaker Attending Purdue University

 

Edgar C., Estella M. and Kyle T. Friedman Memorial Scholarship

Luke Hochgesang Attending Indiana University

Nicholas Monesmith Attending Indiana University

Brandon Sizemore Attending Indiana University

 

Marian Klausmeier Roettger Scholarship Endowment

Sydney Barrett Attending University of Southern Indiana

Sarah Ferguson Attending Ball State University

Madeline Neu Attending Indiana University

 

Mary Lee Schurz Healthcare Scholarship Endowment

Gabrielle Ingram Attending University of Indianapolis

 

Owen F. Roettger Scholarship

Katelyn Kendall Attending Indiana State University

Emma Mundy Attending University of Indianapolis

 

Raphael Blessinger Memorial Scholarship

Abigail Hessler Attending University of Southern Indiana

Garrett Winkler Attending Vanderbilt University

 

Smith-Krapf Scholarship

Caitlen LaMarche Attending IUPUI

Elli Schank Attending Indiana University

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