34th Annual Huntingburg Christmas Stroll (UPDATED WITH PICTURES AND VIDEOS)

Huntingburg (NNDC):

Downtown Fourth Street’s Annual Christmas Stroll was held this weekend downtown Huntingburg. Most of the renovations are complete bring Huntingburg’s old time back to life.

The stroll officially began  with last Sunday evening’s tree lighting in Market Street Park. It will continue though Sunday with various events, eats and festive fun. The Christmas Stroll is seen by many as that kickoff to the Dubois County holiday season.

New to this year’s festival is the addition of two food trucks the Ole Canoe Slider Co. of French Lick and the German Corner of Vevay, which will be stationed on Huntingburg City Hall’s parking lot Friday and Saturday.

Also added is the outdoor movie on Saturday night, hosted by Destination Huntingburg. The movie “Elf” will be shown on a large outdoor screen at Market Street Park at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Barriers have been removed so that vehicular traffic can use the road during the stroll. The sidewalks will continue to be open for pedestrians.

Also as usual.  Santa will be around Saturday to spread holiday cheer and carolers will walk around singing Christmas favorites. Photo hot spots will also be located along the street, and people are encouraged to take photos with the large cutouts.

Again Local Merchants will participate in Window Wars, in which they decorate their windows and seek votes to win bragging rights. Visitors can vote for designs by placing monetary donations in a designated container at each business. The proceeds go to future beatification efforts, including purchasing decorations for next year’s stroll.

There will also be free carriage rides through downtown from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; loading will be at the Huntingburg City Hall parking lot. And a cookie walk will be held at Teen Outback from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Huntingburg Christmas Stroll schedule:


11 a.m. Cookie walk at Teen Outback

Noon Merchants along Fourth Street open until 5 p.m.; carriage rides start at City Hall parking lot

Dubois County Veterans Held their Annual Memorial Services in Jasper on Saturday

Dubois County (NNDC):

The Dubois County Veterans Council has announced activities fortheir observance of Veterans Day on Saturday November 9th with everyone being invited to attend and participate. All Veteran Organizations from Dubois County will be represented for this event.

The day will began with an 8:00 am mass at St. Joseph Church Jasper. All Veterans Groups were asked to join in the procession of posting their colors in the front of church. All Veteran organizations were recognized. Remembering our MIA’s will be presented by Steve Bartels of American Legion Post 147.

DCVC Vice-President Chris Knies will present the Living Veterans
Award to this years recipient Kent Schreiner.Kent Schreiner, the son of the late Norbert M. and Cyrilla Senninger Schreiner and a 1966 graduate of St. Ferdinand High School attended Automation Training Institute of Indianapolis for one year before being drafted. On April 3rd of 1968, Kent was inducted into the

United States Army taking his basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky
and then sent to Fort Sam Houston to be trained as a combat medic.
In early September of 1968 his orders took him to Vietnam where he
served for one year.

While in Tay Ninh, Vietnam, Schreiner was attached to the 25th
Infantry Division in the III Corps Sector. On November 27, 1968,
Schreiner and his Company B while waiting to be airlifted to base
camp for Thanksgiving dinner were dispatched to assist Company A
which was under attack. During this battle 36 men were injured and 18 soldiers lost their life. For his actions this day, PFC Schreiner was
awarded both a Purple Heart and the Silver Star for gallantry in action.

Knights of Columbus Honor Fellow Deceased Knights in Solemn Ceremony

Jasper (NNDC): 

Thursday Evening the Local Knights of Columbus remembered and prayed for all Knights who have passed away last year.  There were 14 recipients.

The evening was to honor all that have gone before us, honoring their memory and providing solace to Those left behind.

Chad Lueken describes the event.


Pictures from the event.



Video clips of the ceremony.


Each deceased member received a certificate and a rosary given to a family member:


Closing of the Ceremony.



Spencer County Crashes Killing One Sending Others to the Hospital

Spencer County (NNDC):

A vehicle crash occurred around 8 PM between Fulda and New Boston, one individual  was pronounced dead at the scene 2 others were transported to area hospitals.

It happened around 8 p.m. on SR 545 between Fulda and New Boston.

Police say a car was north on 545 when it went off of the road, hit a ditch, returned to the road and into the path of a truck driving south.

Hunter Greulich, of Evanston, was driving the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were taken to area hospitals. They’ve been identified as Jacob Ninke, of Grandview, and Derek Mulzer of Evansvton. There is no word on their conditions.

The driver of the truck has been identified as John Korresell of Cannelton. He was also taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Cletus C. Lubbehusen, 97, Ferdinand

Cletus C. Lubbehusen, 97, of Ferdinand, died  Wednesday November 6, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. He was born in Ferdinand February 11, 1922, to Albert  and Mary (Krampe) Lubbehusen. He married Ardella Bockelman January 23, 1947, at St. Joseph Church in Jasper.

Cletus retired from Frank Heidet and Son Hardware after 54 years of employment. He was a lifelong member of St. Ferdinand Parish and its St. Joseph Sodality. He was a member of Jasper Knights of Columbus Council 1584, a life member and charter member of Ferdinand American Legion Post 124, serving as its commander and adjunct, a life member and charter member of Huntingburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2366, original board of directors of Patoka Lake, and Dubois County Commissioner for 11 years. He served as treasurer for the Dubois County Democratic Party for 16 years, was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police since 1960, and a former member of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department . He and his wife Ardella were the grand marshals for the Ferdinand Sesquicentennial as the oldest married couple in Ferdinand.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ardella Lubbehusen; one daughter, Karen Hopster, Jasper; five sons, Larry Lubbehusen and wife Penny, Pittsboro, Kenneth Lubbehusen and wife Doreen, Goose Creek, South , John Lubbehusen and wife Eileen and  James Lubbehusen, all of St. Anthony, and Kevin Lubbehusen and wife Sue, Ferdinand; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one brother Roy Lubbehusen and wife Hilda, Sarasota, Florida.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by son-in-law John Hopster, one sister, Alberta Schum, and one brother, Jerome Lubbehusen.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

Denny R. Pauckner, 45, St. Anthony

Denny R. Pauckner, 45, of St. Anthony, died Wednesday, November 6, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg April 21, 1974, to Donald Petry and Janice Pauckner.

Denny worked as a truck driver and enjoyed fishing, camping, and watching movies.

He is survived by one daughter, Cathryn “Catie” Pauckner, Jasper; one sister, Carrie Holmes, Florida; one half-sister, Elizabeth Petry, Texas; and one half-brother, Brandon Petry, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Petry and Janice Pauckner.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 7-8 p.m. Sunday at the Hampton Inn Meeting Room in Jasper. Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the wishes of the family.

Eldon Louis Dedrick, 86, Jasper

Eldon Louis Dedrick, 86, of Jasper, died Tuesday, November 5, at The Timbers of Jasper. He was born in Pike County October 14, 1933, to Aaron Lee and Bessie Marie (Grubb) Dedrick. He married Inza Mae Meyer February 21, 1959, at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Parsonage in Stendal.

Eldon served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and retired from Leeds Selling Tools. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with his family, and collecting toy tractors.

He is survived by his wife, Inza Mae Dedrick; two daughters, Robin Traylor and husband Gary,  Velpen, and Jennifer Blessinger and husband Tony, Jasper; one brother, Frank Dedrick and wife Peggy, Jasper; two sisters, Judy Patterson, Jasper, and Sharon Kovacs, Bedford; sister-in-law Virlee Dedrick, Jasper; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Glen, Richard, and William Dedrick, and two sisters, Mary Lou Polen and Carolyn Friedman.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Nass and Son Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with burial following in St. Peter’s Lutheral Cemetery in Stendal. Military graveside rites conducted by the Holland American Legion Post 343 Memorial Detail. Pastor Ed Wicks will officiate at the service.

Don Rene Mangel, 60, Holland

Don Rene Mangel, 60, of Holland, died Tuesday, November 5, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Huntingburg November 12, 1958, o Maurice and Peggy Mae (Wampler) Mangel.

Don was a graduate of Southridge High School, Oakland City University with an auto technician’s degree, and Ball State University with a Bachelor’s degree. He was employed at Toy’s Auto Parts in Huntingburg. He was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church and the Jasper Coin Club. He was a passionate mechanic, an avid coin collector, and a NASCAR fan. He enjoyed camping, boating, and water skiing, and loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy (Denton) Mantel, Holland; two daughters, Misty Mangel and fiancé Chris Aders, Bristow, and Toni Frick and husband Ben, Ferdinand; two sons, Henry Mangel, Louisville, and Meredith Mangel, Vincennes; two stepchildren, Misty Jones and husband Matt, Evansville, and Audrey Fleck, Jasper; one brother, Richard “Dick” Mangel and wife Brenda J., Holland; and 14 grandchildren.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to Zoar United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be shared www.nassandson.com. at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Funeral services at noon Saturday at the funeral home with burial following in Zoar Cemetery. Rev. Joe Kamman will officiate at the service.

Forest Park High School Mourns Death of Student

Ferdinand (NNDC):

 The Forest Park High School community is mourning the loss of a student.

Anderson Peters, a 16-year-old at Forest park high School apparent  died Monday apparently from an enlarged heart caused by  hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Anderson Joseph Peters, 16, Ferdinand

Anderson Joseph Peters, 16, of Ferdinand, died Monday, November 4, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, December 11, 2002.

Anderson was a junior at Forest Park High School, a member of the Forest Park Class of 2021 and the Forest Park wrestling team, and worked at Shamrock Cabinets. He was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church and Spencer County 4-H. He was an avid University of Michigan and St. Louis Cardinals fan, loved his dog Oreo, and driving around in his truck.

He is survived by his mother, Gaynell Peters, Ferdinand; one sister, Marlena Peters, Ferdinand; his maternal grandmother, Pearline Peters, Evanston; aunts and uncles Michael and Christine Peters, Evanston, and Brian Peters and wife Elisa, Lamar; and cousins Megan Wimsatt and Jacob, Eddison, Luke, Xia, Sadie, and Katie Peters.

Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Friday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following  in the church cemetery.