Kaylee M. Lane, 15, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Kaylee M. Lane, 15, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, died Thursday (May 17) at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She was born in Jasper March 23, 2003, to Jerald and Michelle (St. Clair) Lane.

Kayee was a freshman at Christian County High School. She was a member of the cross country and track teams and color guard, and was trying out for the cheerleading team. She planned to join the Junior ROTC, as she wanted to be a member of the United States Air Force.

She is survived by her parents, Jerald and Michelle Lane, Hopkinsville; two sisters, Elezabeth Hearn, Hopkinsville, and Nalani Peters, Jasper; three brothers, Duane Lane, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, and Jadon and Toby Lane, both of Hopkinsville; her maternal grandparents, Pamela and Paul St. Clair, Santa Claus; her paternal grandparents, Jerald and Patricia Lane, Kingman, Arizona; three aunts, Gabrielle Burress, Evansville, Kristy Hilgeman, Ferdinand, and Stephani Lane, Jasper; and three uncles, Johnn-Paul St. Clair, Santa Claus, Chad Lane, Ferdinand, and Greg Lane,, Jasper.

Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Jasper with burial following at a later date.


Today over 200 Scholarships and awards were presented at Jasper High School to the Class of 2018

Jasper (NNDC) – Today over 200 Scholarships and awards were presented to Jasper High School seniors as part of the Jasper High School Honors Day Program.  Congratulations to all the seniors,  the future is bright with many students looking at careers in medicine, education, and other needed fields.

One Scholarship presentation was very dear to our heart here at NewsNow Dubois County.  Today the first Mick Birge fund was given out by his family.  Mick was the founder of NewsNow Dubois County, Mick passed away in his sleep last August unexpectedly.  Mick a native of Jasper, former Wildcat Football player and Jasper Wildcat fan and supporter his entire life was honored today with the giving of the $500 scholarship for a student to study journalism/media. This year’s recipient is Kaitlyn Neukem who will be studying film at IU Southeast.

The award was presented by his wife Star and family including son David, daughter Antoinette, father Jerry Birge and mother Margaret.

Pictured are David Birge, Kaitlyn, Star, Antoinette.

Superior Ag’s Ribbon Cutting for the New Dale Feed Mill

Dale (NNDC) – Superior Ag’s Ribbon Cutting for the new Dale Feed Mill took place today with a large crowd in attendance.  Guest at the event were greeted with a name tag and a t-shirt to remember the event today.  Construction for the feed mill began in January of 2017, by WL Portland as the general contractor.  The $20 million project represents new job opportunity and economic growth for Southern Indiana and the entire cooperative footprint.  The Feed Mill can produce 3,000 tons of livestock nutrition weekly and provide bagged or bulk products of feed and supplements.

Guest were treated to several speakers including  Bruce Kettler, Director of Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Kathy Reinke, Executive director of Spencer County Chamber of Commerce, and Tom Utter, Executive Director of Lincolnland Economic Development Corporation.

Barry Day, President & CEO of Superior Ag talked to NewsNow about the new mill. (Click on Video)

After the speakers presentations, ribbon cutting, and then a great meal by Catering by Meyer  guests were able to take a guided tour of the facility and learn more about the operation that should be up and running in about 3 weeks.

Jasper’s Backyard Outdoor Movie Night Saturday

Jasper (NNDC) – Jasper’s Backyard is hosting another Outdoor Movie Night Saturday at the Jasper Middle School. The movie and activities are free and open to the public.

The featured film, Wonder, starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay, begins at dusk.

Activities, which begin at 7 o’clock, include face painting, a food truck, concessions, bike safety tips, a limited number of free bike helmets, and more.

Jasper’s Backyard, a recently formed non-profit, offers community events to promote family bonding and create sense of community.

In the event of inclement weather all activities will be rescheduled at a later date. For more information on Jasper’s Backyard go to www.jaspersbackyard.org.

Charles F. “Chill” Habig, 83, Jasper

Charles F. “Chill” Habig, 83, of Jasper, died Wednesday (May 16) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Jasper October 13, 1934, to Edward and Dora (Kuper) Habig.

Chill was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of VFFW Post No. 673 and American Legion Post 147 in Jasper. He retired as the president of the Jasper Glove Company. He served on the Bainbridge Township Advisory Board for over 32 years, 28 as president. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and the Jasper Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by one brother, Don Habig and wife Joan, Louisville; one sister, Mary Jane Ryder and husband Bill, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; one granddaughter, Cody Myles; one great-grandson, Eli Myles; his caretaker, Sue Loepker, Jasper; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

Jasper Northside McDonald’s Ribbon Cutting for the new self service Kiosk Today!

Jasper (NNDC) -The Jasper Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for their new Kiosk ordering
machines today 05/17/2018. A new way to order food and get it fast.  Mayor Terry Seitz as well as many Chamber members and members of the press along with the public were also in attendance.

Kiosk machines are essentially high tech touch screen computers allowing users to order and pay without having to go to the counter. Simple to use and easy to understand. I/we actually viewed people in their 80’s and 90’s using them like pro’s. You could actually order a cheeseburger “without cheese”.











The Jasper band and the local VFW post assisted with an inspirational and patriotic
raising of the flag and introduction to the ceremony.


More from the Northside McDonald’s coming up on NewsNow Dubois County.

Betty A. Mehringer, 74, Ireland

Betty A. Mehringer, 74, of Ireland, died Wednesday (May 16) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born in Huntingburg September 15, 1943, to Fred and Frances (Mehling) Dilger. She married Kenneth C. Mehringer May 20, 1967, at St. Meinrad Catholic Church. He died April 21, 2017.

Betty retired as laundry manager for the Providence Home in Jasper. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland and its St. Anne’s Society. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Indiana University basketball fan and enjoyed crossword puzzles, Bingo, and fish frys.

She is survived by one son, Brian K. Mehringer, Ireland; one daughter, Amy J. Eger and husband Brian, Evansville; two grandchildren, Jarod and Lauren Eger; one brother, James Dilger and wife Linda, St. Meinrad; and sister-in-law Linda Underhill and husband Johnny, Ferdinand.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Dilger.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The St. Mary’s St. Anne’s Society will pray a rosary at 3:45 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, Southern Indiana Special Olympics, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Ireland Elementary School Honors Students Today!

Ireland (NNDC) – K – 5th grade students were honored today at Ireland Elementary, it’s all part of a program where students show Kindness, Empathy, Gratitude, Honesty, Cooperation, Perseverance, and Respect for others.  This is the first year for the program and  today all those students were recognized and their parents got to attend.

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Every  month during the school year each teacher picks two students from their class to be honored.  Second grade teacher Mrs. Hanneman explains the program to NewsNow.

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Tonight the students honored during the year and their parents get to see the Jasper Wildcats in Baseball action and many of the boys and girls are looking forward to that.

Great Job!  Boys and Girls!

Old Jasper Day, Strawberry Festival Sunday

Jasper (NNDC) – Sunday is “Old Jasper Day – Strawberry Festival” in Jasper. Sponsored by the Jasper Lions Club, the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, and Patoka 2000, the fun-filled day is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The activities include the Strawberry Festival (strawberries, sandwiches, and other treats all day long in the shelter house by the Plaza), Spirit of Jasper Train Rides (Tickets are $3 and will be on sale in the Jasper Train Depot. Rides tentatively scheduled at noon, 1, 2, and 3 o’clock. Rides are supported by German American Bank), Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides (Scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Hop on near the train depot for a short ride around Old Jasper. No charge to ride, but donations appreciated). Jasper City Mill (Come into the mill and watch as corn is ground into cornmeal every 30 minutes and learn about the history of Jasper and the Mill). Patoka 2000 Duck Race (Begins at 1 p.m. on the Patoka River. Family fun event featuring great prizes. Sponsor one plastic duck for $5 or three for $10. Proceeds benefit beautification of Jasper efforts in and around the Patoka River area). Concert in the Gazebo (scheduled from 3-5 p.m. featuring solo musician Jed Guillaume).

Other activities include walking the 2.1 files of the RiverWalk along the Patoka River all day long, Face Painting by Ruth for a small charge, visiting the Historic Barn on East 4th Street at the entrance to the RiverWalk for lots of activities including stone carvers, blacksmith, hand-hewing of logs and more, and a Historic Walking Tour of Jasper. Just follow the map and learn about Jasper.

Motorists are advised the automobile entrance under the Patoka River bridge into the plaza area is closed. One can park in the train depot area and walk to the plaza or they can park near the Shaeffer Barn using the 4th Street entrance.

Everyone welcome.

Crossroads Behavioral Health Center Groundbreaking Today!

Huntingburg (NNDC) – A project that got started nearly nine years ago broke ground today and is full steam ahead.  Mayor Denny Spinner of Huntingburg can only be pleased that one of the first Stellar projects announced is now reality and its all because of continual effort by the owner of the project Dr. Ijaz Mahmood his family, the City of Huntingburg, Mayor Denny Spinner, local banker Ken Schnaus and many others.

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The first part of this project is scheduled to be done January or February of this coming year will bring jobs to the area and we are told as the projects are finished that more job opportunities will be available.  Dr. Mahmood addressed the crowd.

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Mayor Denny Spinner shared his thoughts on this project and the team involved.

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As mentioned by everyone in attendance today it took a team effort to get this project to this point today and Ken Schnaus from Springs Valley Bank & Trust was a big part of that team.

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A special presentation was made to the Huntingburg Partners,LLC by Brian Turley of Edwards-Rigdon Construction Co., Inc. and Jack Hollingsworth Chief Architect with Array Architecture & Interiors.