MasterBrand Cabinets Raises $2387 for the American Red Cross

Jasper (NNDC) -MasterBrand Cabinets raised $2387 for the American Red Cross by selling “Building Hope” shirts to employees at our Corporate Office.  The shirts were sold for a $10 donation with all of the money going directly to the American Red Cross.  Many associates donated additional money towards this fundraising event. MasterBrand Cabinets is proud to give back to our local communities.

Dubois County Sports – Monday Scores

Dubois County (NNDC):  It was a busy Monday night on the Soccer fields for the boys and girls that saw all Dubois County teams in action including a heavyweight tilt between Jasper and Heritage Hills.   The Wildcats pulled out the victory in that contest.   All of the County scores are listed below.

Volleyball

Forest Park – 3 @ South Knox – 0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-22)

 

Tennis

Crawford County – 0 @ NE Dubois – 5

Tecumseh – 5 @ Southridge – 0

 

Soccer

(Boys) Jasper – 4 @ Heritage Hills – 0

(Boys) South Knox – 3 @ Southridge – 1

(Boys) Forest Park – 2 @ South Spencer – 0

(Boys) NE Dubois – 0 @ Pike Central – 3

(Girls) Forest Park – 3 @ South Spencer – 1

 

Huntingburg (NNDC):  In a news release from Mike Uebelhor (Managing Partner) with the Dubois County Bombers, a new Head Coach has been announced for the 2019 season.   According to the release, Travis LaMar will be taking over the helm of the Bombers next summer.   LaMar joined the Bombers staff in 2017 as an assistant coach and assumed the role as a pitching coach this past season for Dubois County.   LaMar is a native of Evansville and a Harrison High School graduate.   He was drafted out of high school in the 44th round by the Baltimore Orioles but chose to attend Olney Central before finishing out his collegiate career at Wright State University.   LaMar played his collegiate summers with the Bombers and after graduating, he played for the Lake Erie Crushers and Evansville Otters.

Travis LaMar will take over the head coaching position as former skipper Andy Lasher has stepped down to accept a hitting coach position with Division One school Eastern Illinois University.   Lasher compiled a 122-63 record as head coach and under his guidance, the Bombers won League and Playoff Titles in 2015 & 2017.   In 2018, the Bombers won the inaugural Bluegrass World Series in Louisville.   Andy also coached at Olney Central while he was with the Bombers.

Around Dubois County

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The Jasper Wildcats boys soccer team will host a Kick Cancer/JMS soccer night on Thursday September 20th.   Donation buckets will be passed around between the JV and Varsity games and at halftime.   The money being raised is to Kick Cancer.   The JMS soccer teams will also be recognized on Thursday night.

 

 

Jimmie L. “Jim” Lammers, 88, Huntingburg

Jimmie L. “Jim” Lammers, 88, of Huntingburg, died Tuesday, September 18, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg October 28, 1929, to Enos and Lela (Blemker) Lammers. He married Norma Hagen March 20, 1955, in Terre Haute.

Jim was a 1947 graduate of Huntingburg High School. He lived his entire life on a farm raising livestock and farming. Jim played the trombone and was an original member of the Santa Claus German Band, played with ther Willie Bartley Orchestra, and finished his musical career with the Crawford County Community Band. He was a member of the Huntingburg United Methodist Church, the Methodist Brass, and the Celebration Singers. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren compete in 4-H Fair and sporting events.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Lammers; two sons, Mike Lammers and wife Mary and Brian Lammers and wife Ann, all of Huntingburg; and five grandchildren, Lance, Brianna, and Justin Lammers, Beth Smith and husband Matt, and Jordan Lammers and wife Nicole.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Huntingburg United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the church. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Huntingburg UMC with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery. Pastor Lee Campbell will officiate.

Robert J. Schepers, 69, Celestine

Robert J. Schepers, 69, of Celestine, died Monday, September 17, at his home. He was born in Celestine September 13, 1949, to Roman and Leona (Fromme) Schepers. He married Annette M. Braunecker August 9, 1975, at St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Robert was a 52 year employee at Jasper Engines and Transmissions. He was a member of St. Isidore Parish – St. Celestine Campus, the Celestine Community Club, and the Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus. He was the 2013 recipient of the Celestine Distinguished Citizen Award. He enjoyed camping, hunting, cutting firewood, volunteering at the Celestine Community Club, and spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Annette M. Schepers; one son, Kurt Schepers and wife Roxanne, Jasper; two daughters, Stacy McCracken, Celestine, and Kimberly Bayer and husband Vanis, Jasper; four grandchildren, Gabrielle and Gaige Schepers, Chloe
McCracken, and Haley Bayer; six sisters, Sr. Mary Ann Schepers, OSB, and Rosie Brinkman, both of Ferdinand, Dorothy Schepers, Loogootee, , Bertha Merkley and husband Jerry, Henrietta “Susie” Baglan, and Virlee Hams, all of Jasper; two brothers, Jerry Schepers and wife Diana, Newburgh, and Alan Schepers and wife Phyllis, Celestine; and brother-in-law Wilfred Brinkman, Jasper.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Darlene Brinkman.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednessday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Isidore Parish, the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Celestine Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Notes, Jokes & Quotes of the day for Tuesday

Notes of the Day:

  •  The strike note of the Liberty Bell is E flat.
  • Yesterday September 17th, 1972 the comedy series “M.A.S.H” premiered on CBS.
  • Ice age Britons used human skulls as cups.
  • The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio.
  • A year on Mars has 687 earth days.
  • Marijuana has been legal for personal use in Alaska since 1975, and is still legal today.

 

Jokes of the Day:

  •  A passenger in a taxi leaned over to ask the driver a question and tapped him on the shoulder. The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb, and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window.  For a few moments everything was silent in the cab, and then the still shaking driver said, “I’m sorry but you scared the daylights out of me.”The frightened passenger apologized to the driver and said he didn’t realize a mere tap on the shoulder could frighten him so much.  The driver replied, “No, no, I’m sorry, it’s entirely my fault.  Today is my first day driving a cab. I’ve been driving a hearse for the last 25 years.”
  • Q: What’s the best thing about Switzerland?
    A: I don’t know, but the flag is a big plus.
  • A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to church, “And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?” Annie replied, “Because people are sleeping.”

 

Quotes of the Day:

Dubois County Bombers Announce New Head Coach

Huntingburg (NNDC):  In a news release from Mike Uebelhor (Managing Partner) with the Dubois County Bombers, a new Head Coach has been announced for the 2019 season.   According to the release, Travis LaMar will be taking over the helm of the Bombers next summer.   LaMar joined the Bombers staff in 2017 as an assistant coach and assumed the role as a pitching coach this past season for Dubois County.   LaMar is a native of Evansville and a Harrison High School graduate.   He was drafted out of high school in the 44th round by the Baltimore Orioles but chose to attend Olney Central before finishing out his collegiate career at Wright State University.   LaMar played his collegiate summers with the Bombers and after graduating, he played for the Lake Erie Crushers and Evansville Otters.

Travis LaMar will take over the head coaching position as former skipper Andy Lasher has stepped down to accept a hitting coach position with Division One school Eastern Illinois University.   Lasher compiled a 122-63 record as head coach and under his guidance, the Bombers won League and Playoff Titles in 2015 & 2017.   In 2018, the Bombers won the inaugural Bluegrass World Series in Louisville.   Andy also coached at Olney Central while he was with the Bombers.

 

Edmond “Dwain” Reynolds, 82, Ferdinand

Edmond “Dwain” Reynolds, 82, of Ferdinand passed away at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper on September 15, 2018, surrounded by family members. Ed was born on February 18, 1936, in Plainville, IN to John Marion and Lillian Naomi (Meurer) Reynolds. He married Susan D. Schue on October 18, 1958 in Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill.

Ed graduated from Westfield High School in Westfield, IN and then went to work at Delco Remy. He joined the National Guard and then the Air Force, where he was an Air Traffic Controller. He was in the service during the Korean War. After leaving the service he was an Air Traffic Controller for Weircook Airport in Indianapolis. He was a Machine Room Supervisor for Ferdinand Furniture and then Styline Industries. He drove a semi for Wabash Valley Transport before retiring. He was a life member of Santa Claus American Legion Post 242. He enjoyed woodworking, model airplanes, fishing and being with his family .

He is survived by his wife Susan Reynolds, of Ferdinand; four daughters, Lesa (Chuck) Hancock and Lora (Darryl) Lange of Ferdinand, Christina (Tom) McNary of Ekron, KY and Dana Lange of Holland; grandchildren, Chandra (Candido) Sablan of Illinois, Cecile Singer of Greenville, Amanda and Samantha McNary of Kentucky, Wynne (Kody) Curtsinger of Gentryville, Joshua Reynolds (Sloan) Voges of Bristow, Catherine Lange of Kentucky, Claire Lange of Ferdinand, Christopher and Emily Lange of Holland; four step grandkids; eleven great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren and two step great great-grandchildren.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and sister’s Cheryl Lonette Craig, Lillian Deanna Hopper and a brother in infancy, William Marion.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, September 19th at Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Santa Claus American Legion Post 242 will provide military graveside rights.

Visitation will be held Tuesday at Becher Funeral home in Ferdinand from 3-7:00 PM CDT and also at the church on Wednesday from 8:00 AM CDT until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at ALZ.org or the American Legion. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com

Ronald Gary Mason, 80, Huntingburg

Ronald Gary Mason, 80, of Huntingburg, died Saturday, September 15, at his home. He was born in Spurgeon August 9, 1938, to Henry Sutton and Inza (Nikon) Mason. He married Lois Tribbie September 12, 1981, at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Chapel.

Ron worked as a mechanical engineer for McDonnell Douglas/Boeing. He was a member of Redemption Christian Church in Jasper and a former member of the Spurgeon Baptist Church and Ridgecrest Baptist Church in St. Charles, Missouri. He served in the Army National Guard, was a 50 year member of the Masons, and a member of the Winslow Masonic Lodge No. 260 F&AM and the Scottish Rite.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Mason, Huntingburg; one daughter, Pamela Mason, St. Louis; one son, Gary Mason, St. Charles, Missouri; two sisters, Sharon Henke, Ellisville, Missouri, and Ruth Ann Fowler, Silvis, Illinois;  three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Spurgeon General Baptist Church. The Winslow Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial vigil service at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Spurgeon General Baptist Church or Redemption Christian Church. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Spurgeon General Baptist Church with burial following in Spurgeon Cemetery.

Kenneth “Ken” Schnaus announces his candidacy for re-election to the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of Education Trustees.

Jasper (NNDC) -Schnaus feels that during his term on the Board he has been instrumental in directing the improvement of the financial condition of Greater Jasper. “When he was first elected to the Board in 2006, the Corporation had very little cash in its operating fund”. Schnaus said. “Through my leadership of strong fiscal responsibility and teamwork between the board and the administration, the Corporation has been able to improve its cash reserves to a comfortable and safe balance of close to 10 percent of its annual operating expenses”.

Schnaus notes several of the school system’s accomplishments during his tenure. “There have been a number of raises given to the corporation’s teachers, support staff and administrators. Ireland Elementary School added class rooms as well as various support areas. The corporation is building a new consolidated elementary school .  Most of the school’s buildings have had major improvements and or maintenance including a new playing service at the football stadium and security upgrades at all of the buildings in the corporation” .  All examples Schnaus says “he is proud to have been able to help get accomplished without having to raise taxes”.

“My experience as a Banker, where I work directly with business owners, has allowed me to not only learn and understand budgeting and financial management”, says Schnaus. “it has allowed me to make the difficult decisions that need to be made to manage finances efficiently”.

Schnaus serves his Community on many volunteer boards and committees. He currently serves as a member of Ireland’s St Mary Church’s  finance committee, a member of the Dubois Strong’s Revolving Loan Committee, the City of Huntingburg’s Revolving Loan Committee, as Vice President of the Orange County Economic Development Partnership’s Board of Directors  and as Secretary Treasurer of the Ireland Utilities Inc.’s board of directors. He is also a member of the Jasper Lions Club and Ireland Knights of Columbus

Schnaus has been married to the former Marilyn Gogel for 44 years. They have three children, Nicole Schnaus, Kierstie Phillippo and Lance Schnaus. They have four grandchildren, Gage, Rowan, Quinley and Crew. Marilyn runs an in home daycare.  He is currently a Vice President at Springs Valley Bank and Trust Company where he works in the commercial (business) relationship department.

Schnaus says “I believe Greater Jasper Is one of the best schools, public or private, in the State of Indiana. I’m proud to have been part of making sure this continues. A school board’s job is to help run the business operation of a school corporation. This Board hires professionals to run the day to day operations while acting as a sound board and advisor to this staff. I believe my background and experiences give me a unique ability to help Greater Jasper to continue to be all it can be while continuing to keep TAXES LOW”.

Scout Fall Fun Day

Our future leaders, Boy Scouts of America, had a fall fun day at the 4H fairgrounds on a beautiful Saturday morning.

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