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Aggressive Flue Season in Indiana has Doctors Urging Flu Shots

State Wide (NNDC):

Indiana is in an aggressive situation regarding the seasonal flu, also being called“widespread” in Indiana.

The CDC says they haven’t seen this many cases this early in the flu season for at least five years.

The usual steps still help getting while this years vacine has been modified and reports an 80% successful rate of preventing or lessening the flu effects.

Tried and true steps still include: Wash your hands often with soap and water, use hand sanitizer, avoid spending time around people who are sick and stay home if you have the flu or flu-like symptoms.

Others include:

Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth clean and disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated with germs.

If you do get the flu, you should stay home and limit your contact with other people. If your symptoms become severe, call your doctor or go to the hospital.

And, of course, health professionals want you to get that flu shot before you get sick.

According to Doctors everybody should get a flu shot, most crucial for people who are higher risk, such as the very young, the very old, people with compromised immunity, and people with lung diseases. The flu shot does not contain a live virus, so there’s no way to get flu, though some side effects do “mimic” the flu but should subside in a day or so. That’s because it’s part of the process of getting immunity, can make people feel sick even though they are not

The Dubois County Health Department offers flu vaccines daily from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m and most Doctors and Pharmacies have the vaccine at little or no cost.

8 Arrested in Warrant Sweep

Dubois County (NNDC):

Local law enforcement has conducted another warrant sweep. Now, arrested 8 individuals Wednesday and Thursday.






They are:

  • Terry Denton of Paoli is also being lodged in Orange County on a felony Theft warrant.
  • Kala Looney of French Lick was arrested on a felony Theft warrant and lodged in the Dubois County Security Center.
  • Joshua Palmer of Vincennes was arrested in Daviess County on several charges including two counts of Attempted Rape, two counts of Attempted Burglary and one count of Attempted Residential Entry.
  • David Alan Knierem of Paoli was found hiding in a relative’s home in Paoli.  He’s wanted on meth charges and a probation revocation.  He’s in the Orange County Jail.Bryan
  • Gregory of Eckerty is being lodged in the Warrick County jail meth possession and Driving While Suspended.
  • Dora Apple of Paoli was also arrested on meth charges and lodged in the Orange County Jail.
  • Shanna Staggs of Bloomington was arrested in Orange County for Possession of Meth and probation revocation.
  • Kelly Birkle of Velpen is in the Pike County jail for allegedly dealing meth.

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Dubois County (NNDC):

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Servus of Jasper Donates over $24,000 to Riley Hospital

Jasper (NNDC):

Jasper-based SERVUS! has donated $24,633 to Riley Children’s Hospital’s.

The money was raised through the sale of the iconic “red wagon” at local SERVUS! restaurant locations.

For nearly 20 years, SERVUS has raised money for Riley Hospital, totaling more than $1.9 million.

SERVUS founders Bob and Lovella Ruckriegel were on site to sign this year’s check and members of the management team were present during the official presentation held at the Jasper headquarters.

Riley Children’s Hospital is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and is dedicated to providing medical care to all of Indiana’s children regardless of ability to pay and providing research to solve the toughest problems in pediatric health for children around the state, nation and across the globe.

Old Swiss Building in Tell City Burns to the Ground

Tell City (NNDC):

No injuries are reported after the Old Swiss Plywood building in Tell City caught fire Wednesday.

Tell City Police say reports of the fire came in around 11 am. Fire crews, from Dubois County and emergency medical services, and police departments from southern Indiana all joined forces to fight the blaze.

Authorities think the fire initially started in the far south end of the building but quickly became widespread.

The Tell City Police Assistant Chief and Public Information Officer, the building was built back in the 1800s and owned by the Tell City Port Authority at the time of the fire. The building was kept busy with softball practices and club meetings and other events.

Local officials are looking to the future for building a new and eve better facility as the fire completely destroyed the old building.

Jasper Police Announce Keep Watch Keep Safe Initiative

Jasper (NNDC):

keep watch keep safe


Promoting Crime Prevention Through Community Engagement

Police can’t be everywhere at once, and if resources are available in the community that can help solve crimes, why not make use of them?

All information is kept private and JPD does not have live access to registered cameras. If deemed beneficial, JPD will seek approval from homeowners to view camera footage. This registry does not guarantee JPD access to camera footage. You may opt out at anytime. For more details, contact JPD at 812-482-2255.

JPD says Thanks for helping keep Jasper SAFE!

Kimball Showcases Newly Renovated Campus and Head quarters

Jasper (NNDC):

Kimball International, headquartered in Jasper, is holding a Holiday Open House December 17th from 5:00 to 7:00 to showcase it’s newly renovated campus and home office.  See invitation below:


Habitat for Humanity to Dedicate 17th House

Dubois County (NNDC):

Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County (HFHDC) will be dedicating its seventeenth home in Dubois County on Saturday, December 14, 2019! Join them at 804 E 9th Street in Huntingburg, Indiana for the dedication ceremony at 10:00 am, followed by an open house until 1:00 pm. 

Come meet our newest Habitat Homeowner, Amy, tour the home, and learn more about home ownership through HFHDC. Refreshments will be served. Amy has completed more than 300 hours of sweat equity, graduated from Habitat’s Money Management Seminar, will receive the keys to her new home on Saturday and begin monthly payments on an affordable mortgage. 

HFHDC provides home ownership opportunities for hardworking individuals and families in Dubois County. Habitat Homeowners contribute sweat equity hours building their own home and take classes to learn the ins-and-outs of home ownership. A stable home means more time to focus on education opportunities for kids, healthier food on the table, and career advancement. Living in a new, energy-efficient home means lower energy bills, improved indoor air quality and lower water bills.

Dubois County Foundation Education Grant

Dubois County (NNDC):

Community Foundation Announces 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

Dubois County, December 11, 2019:  Southridge senior Grace Sickbert has been awarded a four-year full tuition scholarship and named the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar of Dubois County.

Sickbert will receive full tuition and required fees to an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Sickbert is a senior at Southridge. She plans to attend Purdue in the fall and pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering. She is the daughter of Chad and Billie Sue Sickbert of Huntingburg.  

Sickbert was chosen out of an applicant pool of 83 candidates from all four high schools in Dubois County.

The Community Foundation Scholarship Oversight Committee submitted the finalists to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI), the statewide scholarship administrator for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.  Final selection of the recipient was made and released to the Dubois County Community Foundation.  ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 30 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.  

The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program are 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Since the program’s inception in 1998, Lilly Endowment has awarded over $405 million to 4,769 scholars for tuition and book stipend to Indiana students.

Hit and Run in Jasper Has police looking for Suspect

Jasper (NNDC):

The Jasper Police Department is investigating a Personal Injury Accident that occurred at the
intersection of 9th Street/Main Street at approximately 5:15 a.m. on December 7, 2019.

The accident involved a silver or gray van that struck a pedestrian crossing the street. The van left the scene after briefly checking on the the injured pedestrian. The van was last seen north bound on Newton Street from the 9th Street intersection. No information about the driver or vehicle was shared at the scene.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or driver is asked to call Jasper Police at 812-482-2255 or the
anonymous tip like 812-481-COPS.