Jasper Reds Remain Undefeated with Doubleheader Win over the Saline County Monarchs

Jasper (NNDC):  The Jasper Reds improve to 9-0 on the season and have now won 30 consecutive regular season games and will be back in action on Sunday as they host the Avon A’s in a doubleheader.

On Friday night in game one, Ben Lambert picked up his 3rd win of the season on the mound as he held the Monarchs to just one hit while striking out 8.  Lambert also had a big night offensively as he picked up 3 RBI’s in the game including a 2 RBI home run in the 6th.   Right fielder LaWan Rollins went 4 for 4 at the plate for Jasper with a triple and 3 singles.  Reece Bauer also had 2 hits in the game.  The Reds pick up the 8-1 win.

In game 2, the Jasper offense exploded for 18 runs as the Reds pick up an 18-1 win over Saline County.  Veteran southpaw Kris Weisheit made his first start of the season and pitched a 3 hitter, all of which were singles.  Weisheit struck out 3 and walked 1.  Offensively Austin Simmers and Trevor Zink had 3 singles each to pace the Reds.   Reece Bauer and LaWan Rollins also had big games as Bauer tripled and doubled while Rollins went 2 for 2 leading to a 6 for 6 night at the plate.  Jasper saw 12 of their runs come in the 4th inning alone as the Reds scored all 12 with 2 outs on the board.

Jasper will attempt to add to the historic streak when they host the Avon A’s in a Sunday doubleheader at the Jasper JV field.  First pitch is set for 1:30pm.

The Jasper Reds will be playing in the NBC World Series in two weeks as the Reds will travel to Wichita Kansas for the tournament.   NNDC will provide complete results coverage of Jasper in the tournament.

Game 1: Jasper Reds 8 – Saline County Monarchs 1

Game 2: Jasper Reds 18 – Saline County Monarchs 1

Bombers Open Up Weekend Homestand with Loss to Franklin on Friday, NNDC will Broadcast Saturday Game with Owensboro

Huntingburg (NNDC):  The Dubois County Bombers were unable to hold on to a 5 run lead which would lead to their 3rd loss in a row as the Franklin Duelers pick up the 10-7 win at League Stadium.

The Bombers plated 2 in the 3rd when Matt Joslin doubled to center putting him in scoring position.   Joslin would come around to score when Chase Hug also doubled up the middle.  Hug would also score in the inning, giving the Bombers a 2-0 lead.  The 4th inning was also fruitful for Dubois County as 3 Bombers crossed the plate.  Joslin reached on a walk, Marcus Hill and Benji Brokemond singled and all would score in the inning giving the Bombers a 5-0 lead.

The Duelers started their comeback in the 5th inning as they plated 2 runs and added one more in the 7th to pull within 2.  Dubois County would add 2 more runs as Matt Ellis singled and scored in the 7th and 9th inning.   The big blow for Dubois County came in the top of the 9th as the Duelers scored 7 runs to put the game away.  In the inning, the Bombers gave up 3 hits, allowed 5 walks and had an error which led to the big inning and eventual loss.

Brennan LaBarbera took the loss for Dubois County.  He allowed 3 hits and 4 runs while striking out 2 in one inning of action.  Dubois County had 13 hits on the day including 4 hits from Matt Ellis in his 5 at bats.

The Bombers return to action tonight (Saturday) as they host Owensboro at League Stadium.  Dubois County will be celebrating League Stadium and the 125th anniversary.   There will be a game featuring the Belles and the Peaches at 5:15pm which will lead up to the Bombers and RiverDawgs matchup at 7pm.  Bring the family and have your picture taken with the Peaches, Belles and Bombers from 4:30pm-5:00pm.   Dubois County will also be in action on Sunday as Colts in Motion will visit League Stadium from 4pm-6pm and it’s Winner Winner Chicken Dinner night at the ballpark.

NNDC will be broadcasting tonights game with Owensboro live here at newsnowdc.com and will be archived for viewing anytime 24/7.


Franklin Duelers 10 – Dubois County Bombers 7






Marjorie Elizabeth “Marge” Short, 91, Huntingburg

Marjorie Elizabeth “Marge” Short, 91, Huntingburg, died Friday, July 12, 2019. She was born October 9, 1927, in Eccleshall Stoke-on-Trent, England, to Arthur and Mary Toplis. She married Leroy E. Short January 11, 1947, in Crown Point, Indiana. Marge was a homemaker and a member of Salem United Church of Christ.

She is survived by two daughters Yvonne Wasson of Lutz, Florida, and Jan Loehr and husband, Daniel Lee, of Holland; three grandchildren, Laura Wasson, Mathew Wasson and Nicole Hopf; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an eight year old son, Derek Short.

Friends may call Monday, July 15 from 10 AM – noon at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at noon at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Burial will take place at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. Denny Spinner will officiate at the service.

Janet A. Wood, 66, Ferdinand

Janet A. Wood, 66, of Ferdinand, formerly of Velpen, died Friday, July 12, at the Golden Living Center in Petersburg. She was born in Huntingburg January 25, 1953, to Robert and Wilma (Kays) Uppencamp.  She was a homemaker and worked at Jasper Rubber. 

She is survived by four sons, James Dotterweich, Jr. and significant other, Dawn, of Jasper, Bruce Dotterweich of Holland, Mark Dotterweich and wife Sandy of Ferdinand, and Roger Dotterweich of Greenfield; four siblings, Robert Uppencamp of Petersburg, Alice Halstead of Oakland City, Jeanette Wheeler of Ashyre, and Michael Uppencamp of Ireland; by sixteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, her first husband, James Dotterweich, Sr., and her second husband, David A. Wood, she was preceded in death by two children, Bridget and Terrance Dotterweich; and one brother, Leonard Uppencamp.

Friends may call Sunday from 17:00 PM at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services will be Sunday at 7:00 at the funeral home. Pastor Jason Denton will officiate.

Hoosier History

Indiana (NNDC):

Hoosier History Highlights

1969     50 years ago, this headline from the South Bend Tribune said it all as the whole world watched the progress of the Apollo 11 mission.  Purdue University graduate Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the surface of the moon.  He was 239,000 miles from home when he stepped from the lunar module Eagle and said, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

1906     Gary, Indiana, was incorporated by the United States Steel Corporation.  It was named for the company’s founder, Judge Elbert Henry Gary.  The new city grew quickly and within 20 years was one of the largest in the state.

Red Skelton

1913     Comedian Red Skelton was born in Vincennes.  Starting as a circus clown, he became famous in vaudeville, movies, radio, and television.  Today he is honored by a museum in his hometown which includes a fully-interactive exhibit entitled “Red Skelton:  A Legacy of Laughter.”

1926     Dedication ceremonies were held near Angola for land that would become Indiana’s fifth state park.  Originally called Lake James Park, the name was changed to Pokagon to reflect the area’s Native American heritage and Potawatomi leaders Leopold and Simon Pokagon.  Among those at the ceremony were Governor Ed Jackson and former Governor James Goodrich.

State Police

1935     The first Indiana State PoliceAcademy was held at the State Fairgrounds.  The recruits slept on army cots on the second floor of the horse barn and took their meals at the State Fair Hotel near Gate 6.  The rigorous five-week training program produced the first class of formally-trained state troopers.

RCA TV1950     Sales of television sets were expected to rise in Indianapolis as WFBM announced plans to carry network programs.  Viewers could look forward to seeing the World Series and popular shows featuring Arthur Godfrey, Jack Benny, and Hopalong Cassidy.  Most of the RCA receivers were built in factories in Indianapolis, Bloomington, and Marion.  In today’s dollars, the price of the model pictured here would be over $4,000.


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More Road Work On the Way

Jasper (NNDC):



The Jasper Street Dept along with contractor, Calcar Paving, will begin the next phase of their paving schedule on Monday, July 15.

The following streets will be Milled, followed by Paving:

            Emily St – from 13th St to 15th St

            W 8th St – from Newton St to Dorbett St

            W 9th St – from Bartley to Dorbett St

            Valley View Dr near W 15th St

            Keystone Ct – between W 15th St & Valley View Dr

This project will continue throughout the week until completion & may extend into the following week as a result of inclement weather or unforeseen events.

Motorists will continue to have access to these streets, however delays are to be expected.

Followup Story:

The City of Jasper, along with contractor, Knies Construction, will Close 12th Ave between US231 & Test Dr beginning at 7:00 A.M. Monday, July 15, for road reconstruction.

This closure will remain in effect throughout the next 3-4 weeks, barring inclement weather or any other unforeseen events.

This is the first phase of a 3 phase project on this street.

Motorists wishing to access business’s along this portion of 12th Ave, may do so by using Division Rd & St Charles St or HRJ Ln & Power Dr.


Jasper (NNDC):

Chase Langdon of Jasper  was arrested after crashing his vehicle  just before midnight.

Officers contend he was unresponsive and not breathing normally when officers arrived.  The police administered NARCAN and discovered the suspect had used heroin.

Langdon was charged with OWI, Possession of Heroin and Possession of a Syringe.

He was subsequently lodged in the Dubois County Security Center.

Bombers Fall at Henderson in 15 Innings, Return to League Stadium for Weekend Homestand

Henderson (NNDC):  The Dubois County Bombers wrapped up a 4 game road trip on Thursday night as they visited Henderson.   It took 15 innings, but Henderson walked away with the win 12-11.

The Bombers jumped out on top early as Evan Kahre and Tyler Best crossed the plate in the top of the first, giving Dubois County a 2-0 lead after one inning.  The Flash picked up 3 runs in the 2nd and another in the 3rd inning to take a 4-2 lead.   The Bombers bounced back with a big 5 run fourth inning.  Tyler Van Pelt reached base on an error to lead off the inning, Bryson McNay reached on a single to left, Zuriel Collins doubled to right, Evan Kahre doubled to left and Tyler Best singled up the middle.   All 5 would come around to score giving Dubois County a 7-4 lead.

The Bombers added another run in the 5th as Van Pelt reached base on a walk.  He would come around to score later in the inning when Collins reached on an error.  Dubois County added 3 more runs in the 7th inning when Van Pelt, McNay and Kahre scored for the Bombers giving them an 11-4 lead.   Henderson fought their way back into the game by picking up a pair of runs in the 7th and 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to tie it up.

Both teams remained scoreless in extra innings until Henderson was able to get one run across the plate giving them the win.   Charlie Mooneyham opened up the bottom of the 15th with a walk.  He would steal 2nd base, advanced to 3rd on a single by Austin Domer to left field.  Mooneyham would come around to score when Trey Hutchison sent a fly ball to left field.  Mooneyham’s run would give the Flash a 12-11, 15 inning win.

Benton McGill took the loss for Dubois County.  He went one and two-thirds innings allowing one run and one hit.

Up next for the Bombers is a 3 game homestand as Franklin visits League Stadium on Friday night,  Owensboro comes to town on Saturday and Hoptown rounds out the weekend with a Sunday night contest.   The Hagedorn Family Band will perform on Friday, the Belles will play the Peaches on Saturday at 5:15pm as League Stadium will be celebrating 125 years.  Bring the family and have your picture taken with the Peaches, Belles and Bombers from 4:30pm-5:00pm.   Sunday, it’s Winner Winner Chicken Dinner night at the ballpark and Colts in Motion will be at League Stadium from 4pm-6pm.


Bombers Announce Addition to Roster

Huntingburg (NNDC):  The Dubois County Bombers have announced that former Dubois County Bomber and Jasper High School pitching standout, Reece Kleinhelter will join the team.   He is currently a member of the USI baseball team and will be joining the Bombers starting pitching rotation to help fill recent pitching vacancies due to injuries.   Kleinhelter is slated to start at home Saturday against the league-leading Owensboro RiverDawgs.

IU standout and Jasper product Cal Krueger will make his Bomber debut tonight (Friday) at League Stadium against division foe Franklin Duelers.  Game time is set for 7pm both nights.





David R. Ziliak, 81, Ferdinand

David R. Ziliak, 81, Ferdinand, died Thursday, July 11th. He was born December 25, 1937 in Gibson County to John and Mildred (Zehner) Ziliak. He married Karleen Feldhaus May 3, 1958 in Corpus Christi Catholic Church. She died January 20, 1989. He then married Mary Fischer Blessinger November 24, 1990 in the Convent of Immaculate Conception. He was retired from Whirlpool and the United States Navy. He was a Navy Seabee from 1955 to 1989. He was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church. He belonged to Ferdinand American Legion Post 124, Haubstadt Knights of Columbus, Seabee Veterans of America, Jasper Moose Lodge, and St. Joseph Sodality. He was a lifetime member of the Ferdinand Community Center.  

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ziliak of Ferdinand; two sons, Brian Ziliak and wife, Angela, and Bret T. Ziliak all of Evansville; one stepson, Brian J. Blessinger and wife, Jennie, of Ferdinand; three step-daughters, Sandy Morton and husband, Mark, of Jasper, Debra Gogel and husband, Leon, of Dale and Lana Tobin of Ferdinand; fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and first wife, Karleen, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Hafler and a brother, Donald Ziliak.

Friends may call Monday from 2-8:00 PM and Tuesday from 7-9:30 AM at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 Maintenance Fund or the St. Ferdinand Church Cemetery Fund. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 AM in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rights.