Hosparus Health to hold grand opening for Jasper office Sept. 25th

Jasper – (NNDC)

In response to increased demand for compassionate hospice and palliative care in Southern Indiana, Hosparus Health is celebrating the opening of its new office in Jasper. The new location offers comprehensive medical care, social services and support to patients and families facing serious illness in the not-for-profit organization’s recently expanded service area, which includes Dubois, Perry, Orange, Daviess, Martin, Pike and Spencer counties.

Since 1978, Hosparus Health, a fully accredited not-for-profit hospice and palliative care organization, has provided medical care, grief counseling, pain management and much more for people facing serious and life-limiting illnesses in Kentucky and Indiana. Hosparus Health has approximately 700 employees and 700 volunteers who care for almost 8,500 patients and families every year. Hosparus Health serves patients and families in 14 Southern Indiana counties, including Clark, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Martin, Orange, Perry, Pike, Scott and Spencer. To learn more, visit www.hosparushealth.org.

The office is located at 225 W. 41st Street, Suite C, Jasper, Ind.

The Grand Opening will take place at 2pm EST Wednesday, September 25th.

The event is free and open to the public.


For more information, contact Amy Higgs, Hosparus Health Public Relations Manager, at 502.552.2140 or ahiggs@hosparus.org.

Emily A. Rauscher, 36, Salt Lake City, Utah

Emily A. Rauscher, 36, of Salt Lake City, Utah, formerly of Huntingburg, has passed away in Utah. Funeral services are pending at Nass and Son
Funeral Home in Huntingburg.

Southridge Tennis Wins 6th Straight

Dubois County (NNDC):  A very limited sports schedule for Wednesday night as the only local team that was in action was the Southridge tennis team.    The Raiders were on the road to face the Princeton Tigers and a victory by the Raiders would give them their 6th straight win.   It was Southridge who did pull out the 3-2 win giving the Raiders their 6th straight.   The JV Raiders also brought home a victory.   A look at the individual results are listed below.


Southridge 3 – Princeton 2 (Varsity)

Southridge 3 – Princeton 1 (Junior Varsity)


#1 Singles: Austin Barkley (SHS) vs Lance Stuckey (P) 6-4,7-5

#2 Singles: Owen Kinker (SHS) vs Garrett Scott (P) 1-6,3-6

#3 Singles: Max Rasche (SHS) vs Jevin Huey (P) 6-7(3-7),5-7

#1 Doubles: Ethan Bell/Sam Sermersheim (SHS) vs Collin Holzmeyer/Hunter McCandles(P) 6-1,6-4

#2 Doubles: Konner Thyen/Levi Schaeffer (SHS) vs Cade Hunt/Jacob Payne (P) 6-4,6-2

Junior Varsity

#1 Singles: Brice King (SHS) vs Jakob Robbins (P) 8-2

#1 Doubles: Breck Sternberg/Liam Lubbehusen (SHS) vs Quin Sanders/Kyler Kidd (P) 4-8

#2 Doubles: Cory Abell/Roger Hunter (SHS) vs Lucas Fucate/Kaiden Kreig(P) 8-7

#3 Doubles: Mick Uebelhor/ Kyan Thyen (SHS) vs Brayden Booker/Corbin Morrison (P) 8-0

T.J.MAXX TO OPEN IN JASPER September 29th!

Jasper – (NNDC) Press release from T.J.Maxx

FRAMINGHAM, MA (September, 2019) – T.J.Maxx, one of the nation’s leading off-price retailers with more than 1,200 stores currently operating in 49 states and Puerto Rico, will open in Germantown Shopping Center on September 29, 2019. From fashion and accessories to jewelry, home, beauty, pet products, toys and more, shoppers can expect to find something for the entire family at the latest T.J.Maxx store.


“Our newest store in Jasper will offer an ever-changing selection of high-quality, on-trend and brand-name merchandise at the amazing prices T.J.Maxx is known for.  Our buyers create a unique mix that offers value for styles in every department, and we’re excited to bring this experience to a new neighborhood,” said Tim Miner, President of T.J.Maxx. “With a constant flow of new arrivals, we offer an exciting one-stop-shop that makes it easy for consumers to find what they want, take it home that day and save money at the same time.”



Local shoppers can celebrate our newest location on September 29 starting at 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and experience the thrill of off-price shopping. Reusable bags will be given to the first 500 customers.



  • New Location: Germantown Shopping Center
  • Approximately 22,000 square feet
  • Regular hours:
    • 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday
    • 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sundays
  • Easy to shop layout
  • Bright and spacious dressing rooms
  • Single line queue for faster checkout

T.J.Maxx offers high-quality and on-trend merchandise from top designers and brands at amazing prices. What’s our secret? Our T.J.Maxx buyers work with thousands of brands and designers from around the world to score the most desirable merchandise at prices that work for shoppers. Our buyers shop year-round, not just seasonally, to take advantage of merchandise opportunities as they arise, allowing us to be smarter about trends and to negotiate better prices to pass along to our customers!



In addition to providing a new shopping option for local residents, the new store plans to add approximately 60 full and part-time jobs to the area.


In celebration of its new Jasper location, T.J.Maxx will contribute to the surrounding community by presenting a $10,000 donation to a local charity at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 29 at 7:30 a.m. The new store will also join all other stores nationwide in sponsoring Save the Children’s U.S. Programs. T.J.Maxx also supports Save the Children, Autism Speaks, and Joslin Diabetes Center with annual in-store fundraising campaigns.



Since its first store opening in 1977, T.J.Maxx has helped customers maximize what matters most in their lives by offering an ever-changing selection of high-quality, brand name and designer fashions at amazing value. T.J.Maxx is the nation’s largest off-price retailer, with more than 1,200 stores spanning 49 states and Puerto Rico. Visit tjmaxx.com or download the T.J.Maxx app to shop online and locate your nearest store.

Winners Announced from the 1st Annual “Egg Fest” (update)

Hey Jasper (NNDC):

Tom’s Lawn,Garden and Appliances in Jasper held their first “Egg Fest” Saturday to a large crowd and a mild summer day.  The food provided by Tom’s and many volunteers was outstanding. Even the live music entertainment by Sparrow & Crandall was outstanding.



Congratulations to the Winners of Tom’s Lawn, Garden, & Appliances Egg Fest!




1ST Place- Kristopher & Kristy Neukam, Chad & Jennifer Kluesner of Dubois, IN

2nd Place- Chris & Dessy Stephens of Jasper, IN

3rd Place- Micah & Amber Brown, Dave & Ashley Miller of Bloomington, IN










Joseph B. “Joe” Weeks III, 59, Jasper

Joseph B. “Joe” Weeks III, 59, of Jasper, died Tuesday, September 17, at his home. He was born in Topeka, Kansas, June 18, 1960, to Joseph Jr. and Martha (Fletcher) Weeks. He married Charlotte Kincaid June 17, 1988, in Florida.

Joe assisted his wife in her dog grooming shop. Joe was very giving and in place of any holiday or birthday gift he requested donations be made to St. Jude’s and Shiner’s Hospital. He was also a loving grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Weeks; one son, Joey Weeks and wife Jamie, Jasper; one step-son, Chris Clayton, Cape Cod, Massachusetts; six grandchildren; and three sisters.

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

Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Private services will be held at a later date.

Martha A. Rickelman, 83, Ferdinand

Martha A. Rickelman, 83, of Ferdinand, died Tuesday, September 17, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in Ferdinand March 3, 1936, to Prosper and Laura (Ruhe) Johanneman. She married Flavian “Flip” Rickelman June 14, 1958, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand. He died May 17, 2009.

Martha was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, going on bus trips, and spending time visiting family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter, Laura Tretter and husband Keith, Ferdinand; two sons, Tony Rickelman and wife Amy and Frank Rickelman and wife Sandy, all of Ferdinand; six grandchildren, Lexie, Katie, and Kamie Tretter, and Max, Jake, and Ben Rickelman; twp step-grandchildren, Brooke and Brandon Berg; and one great-grandaughter,  Ella.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 7-8:30 a.m. Saturday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Patricia A. “Pat” Braun, 86, Jasper

Patricia A. “Pat” Braun, 86, of Jasper, died Tuesday, September 17, at The Timbers of Jasper. She was born in St. Anthony April 12, 1933, to Herbert and Tillie (Schuch) Englert. She married John Braun September 12, 1953, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Pat was a 1951 graduate of Jasper High School. She was a stenographer for Kimball International and worked in customer service at Walmart. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and its St. Anne’s Society and the Jasper Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed nature, especially loving birds and butterflies, reading, music, singing, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, John Braun; two daughters, Barb McAtee, Jasper, and Beth King, Evansville; one son-in-law, Duane Chattin, Vincennes; four grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Lee Witcher, Ft. Wayne, and Darlene Drabing and husband Ben, French Lick; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Chattin.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with burial following at a later date.

Electric cooperatives host student art contest

Electric cooperatives host student art contest
Calendar art contest recognizes artistic talents of Hoosier youth

Jasper, Ind. – September 16, 2019

Indiana’s electric cooperatives and their statewide magazine, Indiana Connection, invite Indiana K-12 students to enter the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest.

A first-place artist will be selected for each grade, K-12, and will receive $200. The artwork of each grade level winner will illustrate either the cover or one of the 12 months of the calendar. Up to nine additional artists will earn honorable mention awards and will receive $75. These works will appear in a special section of the calendar.

Artwork will be judged on artistic merit, originality, creativity and its suitability for a wall calendar. Indiana public, private or home-schooled students in kindergarten through 12th grade during the 2019-20 school year are eligible.

“We are proud to be a part of recognizing and showcasing the artistic talents of our youth,” said Joe Henson, CEO and General Manager of Dubois Rural Electric Cooperative.

The 2021 wall calendar will be available at the offices of participating Indiana electric cooperatives in autumn 2020.

A complete set of rules, instructions, required entry forms and additional contest information are available visiting indianaconnection.org/for-youth/2021-contest. The entry deadline is March 20, 2020.

Dubois REC is a rural electric cooperative headquartered in Jasper, Indiana that serves over 10,000 members in the rural areas of Dubois, Crawford, Martin, Orange, Perry and Pike counties. For more information, visit www.duboisrec.com.

Huntingburg – Kiwanis give through recent partnership with Huntingburg Elementary

Huntingburg – (NNDC)


The Huntingburg-Kiwanis recently established a partnership with Huntingburg Elementary called, Kiwanis Helping Hands. Through that partnership a $1,000 donation was given to the Needy Nurse Fund, which can be used to assist students in need.



Pictured (left to right) Lindsey Burger, Mandy Allen, Lisa Clark, Larry Feldmeyer, Southwest Dubois Nurse Katie LaMar, Huntingburg Elementary Principal Chad Whitehead and Sara Schroeder.

The Huntingburg Kiwanis meet every Monday from Noon-1pm at the Eagles in Huntingburg. New members are always welcome.