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Rosenvolk German Medieval Festival has so much to do and see!

Ferdinand – (NNDC)

Celebrate German heritage and culture in a family-friendly festival with great food, excellent crafts, and amazing entertainment.  Sunday things will be wrapping up for another year and if you didn’t get a chance to go make sure to get it on you list for next year.  This year’s festival had so much to see and do, you just can’t do it in one day and even three days just give you a taste of how things where during this time period during medieval times food, live entertainment including music, comedy, and more.

These guys didn’t take up much space but the Live combat really packed a punch!  (click on the video and remember these are real weapons)

 

More on Sunday events:

  • 10:00 Stary Olsa/Alexander Silver
  • 10:30 Molotov the Gypsy/Crossed Cannons
  • 11:00 Fool and His Family/Crossroads Mystic
  • 11:30 Delerio Del Arte/Bell Book & Canto
  • 12:00 Molotov the Gypsy/Alexander Silver
  • 1:00 Stary Olsa/Crossed Cannons
  • 1:30 Joust
  • 2:00 Delerio Del Arte/Bell Book & Canto
  • 2:30 Stary Olsa/Alexander Silver
  • 3:00 Fool and His Family/Crossed Cannons
  • 3:30 Molotov the Gypsy/Bell Book & Canto
  • 4:00 Delerio Del Arte/Crossroads Mystic
  • 4:30 Pub sing

 

The Festival has so many people with a knowledge of this time period it really made for a fun weekend.  And there is still plenty going on to see Sunday all day!  And it really was family friendly from the outfits to the games, demonstrations, and vendors it really is a one of a kind festival that everyone should attend.

The Rosenvolk German Medieval Festival Continues in Ferdinand

Ferdinand – (NNDC)

The Rosenvolk German Medieval Festival offers so much entertainment, plenty of live entertainment and music, real life jousting and hand to hand combat including swords, axes, mace and more.   The Festival also has plenty for the whole family to do and see and that is what makes this a really unique experience and people come from everywhere to be part of this California, Canada, Evansville, Kentucky, the list goes on and on.

Click on video to watch Saturday’s Live Jousting

 

And the large crowd really enjoyed the competition.  (Click on Video)

In case you missed the Jousting today, you can see more Sunday at 1:30 pm.

Click on this link for a complete schedule for the remainder of the festival.   http://rosenvolk.com

Other features of the Rosenvolk include a Fairy Forest, many vendors, and demonstrations, music, satire, and don’t forget about the axe throwing, they also offer lessons for just a small fee.

The very unique Masquerade Ball continues Saturday Evening –

  • 5:50-6:00 Parade with all performers
  • 6:00-6:10 Opening speeches with Queen Anne
  • 6:10-6:30 Musical Men with Bell, Book, & Canto
  • 6:30-7:00 Medieval Danse Class with Charles and Bell, Book, & Canto
  • 7:00-7:30 Free Danse with Stary Olsa
  • 7:30-7:45 Medieval Games with Stary Olsa
  • 7:45-8:00 Medieval Danse Class with Stary Olsa
  • 8:00-8:30 Free Danse with Stary Olsa
  • 8:30-8:45 Medieval Games with Stary Olsa
  • 8:45-9:30 Free Danse with Stary Olsa
  • 9:30-9:50 Musical Men with Bell, Book, & Canto
  • 9:50-10:00 Closing thank you/”Health to the Company” with all performers

Celebrate German heritage and culture in a family-friendly festival with great food, excellent crafts, and amazing entertainment.

Sunday Schedule:

  • 10:00 Stary Olsa/Alexander Silver
  • 10:30 Molotov the Gypsy/Crossed Cannons
  • 11:00 Fool and His Family/Crossroads Mystic
  • 11:30 Delerio Del Arte/Bell Book & Canto
  • 12:00 Molotov the Gypsy/Alexander Silver
  • 1:00 Stary Olsa/Crossed Cannons
  • 1:30 Joust
  • 2:00 Delerio Del Arte/Bell Book & Canto
  • 2:30 Stary Olsa/Alexander Silver
  • 3:00 Fool and His Family/Crossed Cannons
  • 3:30 Molotov the Gypsy/Bell Book & Canto
  • 4:00 Delerio Del Arte/Crossroads Mystic
  • 4:30 Pub sing

More from the Rosenvolk coming on NewsNow!

Touch-A-Truck Fun for the Whole Family (Click icon for pictures and videos)

Jasper (NNDC):

This Saturday October 19th, organizers And the city of Jasper held their annual Touch-A-Truck at Schroeder field from 11:00 to 1:00. 

Children had the chance to sit in a police car, explore a fire engine as well as investigate many more unique vehicles first hand.  Click below for pictures and videos of the event.

 

 

Football Friday local teams getting ready for Sectional!

(NNDC) –

The Jasper varsity football team won Friday’s home conference game against Mt. Vernon (IN) by a score of 29-14.  The Southridge varsity football team lost Friday’s home conference game against Gibson Southern (Fort Branch, IN) by a score of 22-21. The Forest Park varsity football team won Friday’s away conference game against Tell City (IN) by a score of 14-0.  All teams head to the sectional next week to face some tough opposition so come root you teams on to victory and stay tuned for more on NewsNow.

Couple Arrested and Charged with Multiple Charges

Jasper (NNDC):

Charges were filed against 31-year-old Cody Christenson and 26-year-old Paige Boeckman were allegedly caught stealing at the Jasper Walmart around 11 a.m. Charges include:

THEFT (LEVEL 6 FELONY) / POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (LEVEL 6 FELONY) /
POSSESSION OF A LEGEND DRUG (LEVEL 6 FELONY) / CRIMINAL MISCHIEF (B MISDEMEANOR)

JASPER POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS DISPATCHED TO A REPORT OF A THEFT IN PROGRESS AT WALMART. OFFICERS DETAINED AN ADULT MALE AND FEMALE EXITING THE STORE WITH UNPAID MERCHANDISE. SUBSEQUENT SEARCH OF THEIR PERSON REVEALED ADDITIONAL STOLEN ITEMS AND NARCOTICS.

A SEPARATE SEARCH OF AN ASSOCIATED VEHICLE AFTER POSITIVE K9 INDICATION REVEALED ADDITIONAL NARCOTICS LOCATED IN THE VEHICLE. THE ADULTS WERE CHARGED WITH THEFT, A LEVEL 6 FELONY; CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, A B MISDEMEANOR; POSSESSION
OF A LEGEND DRUG, A LEVEL 6 FELONY; AND POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, A LEVEL 6 FELONY. THEY
WERE TAKEN TO THE DUBOIS COUNTY SECURITY CENTER FOR PROCESSING AND BOOKING.

Burn Ban Rules Modified for Dubois County

Dubois County (NNDC):

Dubois County officials have made an amendment to the burn ban.

The amendment was revised to:

Campfires and recreational fires, that are continuously accompanied and enclosed in a fire ring with dimensions of 23 inches in diameter X 10 inches high or taller.

The ban still prohibits:

  • Open burning of any kind using conventional fuel such as wood, or other combustible matter, with the exception of grills fueled by charcoal briquettes or propane;
  • The burning of debris, such as timber or vegetation, including such debris that results from building construction activities;
  • Bon Fires

Dubois County is still under moderate drought conditions. Surrounding areas are still under full burn bans.

Hazmat

Jasper (NNDC):

The Dubois County Local Emergency Planning Committee will be holding a functional exercise October 29th in the conference room at Memorial Hospital conference room.

Encouraged to attend are all local police, fire, EMS, dispatchers, hospital personnel, hazmat teams, industry, safety and environmental managers and EMA staff. The goal of this training is to increase responders’ ability to manage a Hazmat incident.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Dubois County EMA’s Tammy Humbert, Director Dubois County EMA at (812) 482-2202 or Pat Todd at (812) 996-5241 or email at tjhumbert@duboiscountyin.org

Digestive Care Center Opens New State of the Art Facility (Click icon for videos and pictures)

Jasper (NNDC):

Thursday, Digestive Care Center had a ribbon cutting for their new state of the art care facility.  See pictures and videos below capturing the event.

 

 

Brief overview by Dr Mike Snyder:

 

A large Crowd was on hand for the ribbon cutting and to tour the facility:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local individuals speak of the impact of this new facility on the community:

 

Pictures from inside the facility:

Dubois REC Awards $9,000 in Grants from their Round Up Campaign

Dubois County (NNDC):

Dubois REC recently awarded several organizations $9,000 through Operation Round Up® grants.

The  Trustees for the Dubois REC Operation Round Up fund met recently to award $9,197.20 in grants to three local organizations. This brings the total amount of grants awarded in the community to $387,076.88 since 2011.

Dubois REC would like to thank all the members who make this program possible. Operation Round Up is just what the name implies. Dubois REC members simply allow the co-op to “round up” their electric bill to the next highest dollar. That spare change goes into a fund that is overseen by a board of trustees, who are also Dubois REC members. Local groups, schools and community organizations can then apply for grants from this fund.

Those eligible to apply for the funds include groups or organizations located within the Dubois REC service territory, which covers the counties of Dubois, Crawford, Perry, Pike, Orange and Martin. Grants are available for local volunteer fire departments, youth programs, 4-H, senior citizen programs school programs and other community service projects. The fund will NOT be used to pay any electric or utility bills or be used in any way to support or oppose any political candidate or campaign.

Listed below are the recipients of the Operation Round Up grants that were awarded in the most recent grant cycle:

from www.duboisrec.com, under the “Community” section. Applications are also available at the Dubois REC office, by calling 812.482.5454 or sending an email to Kyla Jones at kylaj@duboisrec.com.

Young Women LEAD

Operation Round Up Trustee Carla Buechler presents the grant to Chris Roush and Jen Werner.

GRACE (Give Recovery A Chance Everyday)

Operation Round Up Trustee Cindy Belcher presents the grant to Sherri Bell.

Crawford County Senior Citizens

Operation Round Up Trustee Susie Brown presents the grant to Betty and Larry Eastridge.

 

 

Electric Bills in Ferdinand to Increase Soon

Ferdinand (NNDC):

Residents in Ferdinand will see their electric bills go up soon, though an exact implementation date has not been set. Ferdinand has not seen a rate increase in 10 years.
The town council this week approved a 12.5% increase for residential customers.  The increase should impact residents about $9 more a month.  Commercial electric customers will see an increase of 19.5%.