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Raiders Advance To 2A Football State Championship Game

HARTER TOUCHDOWNSouthridge quarterback Jayce Harter had plenty of help from behind as he scored on a one-yard touchdown plunge in the third quarter of the Raiders’ 24-7 Class 2A semistate triumph Saturday in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis (NNDC) – The fourth time was charm! After missing the football state championship game by a single game three previous times, the Southridge Raiders advanced to the 2017 2A state championship game Saturday with an impressive 24-7 win over Indianapolis Scecina on a rain-soaked Indianapolis Tech football field in Indianapolis. The Raiders will play the Woodlan Warriors next Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium for the 2A state championship. Both teams have 12 and 2 records. Woodlan is in Allen County near Fort Wayne.

It took almost four hours to post the victory Saturday. After Scecina took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter the game was stopped for two hours because of lightning. When play resumed the Raiders scored on a Jeovany Dubon field goal, cutting the Mustangs’ lead to 7-3 at the end of the first period.

Coach Scott Buening’s Raiders took charge in the second quarter. They grabbed the lead, 10-7, on a Jayce Harter to Matt Price touchdown pass and made it 17-7 at halftime thanks to a 42-yard touchdown strike from Harter to Colin Smith.

The Raiders dominated the second half, scoring their last touchdown in the third quarter on a one-yard keeper by Harter while holding their hosts scoreless. The Raider defense was outstanding, the Raiders’ offensive line dominated the Scecina line in the trenches.

The game began at 2 p.m. and the final horn came just a few minutes before 6 because of the 2-hour lightning delay and the Raiders’ ball-control ground game in the second half. A cold rain fell during much of the game, but the Raiders and Raider fans didn’t complain. The play on the field warmed things up considerably.

TOUCHDOWN PASSES – Two touchdown passes by Jayce Harter helped seal the Southridge victory in the Class 2A semistate Saturday over Scecina Memorial at the Indianapolis Tech football field. Junior Matt Price (above) is shown scampering into the endzone after catching a Harter pass in the second quarter. Senior Colin Smith (below) scored on a 42-yard bomb in the third quarter to seal up a 24-7 Raider victory, sending them into the state championship game November 25 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.



2017 Southwest Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit

Jasper (NNDC) – Southwest Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit hosted by Purdue Extension and Dubois Strong.

Strings, Inc. Performs Today at Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt

Ferdinand (NNDC) – Strings, Inc., the string orchestra class that features students and adults ranging in age from six years to adult, has been performing this weekend at the Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt.

The first of two performances was held Saturday, the second begins at 11:20 a.m. today in the Forest Park High School gym. Everyone is welcome.

Strings, Inc. will also be performing at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 2, at the Dubois County Museum in Jasper.


Christkindlmarkt In Ferdinand Ends Today

Ferdinand (NNDC) –  The 30th annual Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt, which got underway Saturday and concludes today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., features over 200 booths of Christmas wares, handmade treasures, art, antiques, primitives, regional foods and wine, collectable gifts, free concerts, and more. The Christkindlmarkt is being held at the Ferdinand Community Center, the Tri-County YMCA, Forest Park High School, Ferdinand Elementary Gym, St. Benedict Monastery Event Hall, and Ferdinand American Legion. Over 200 booths of Christmas wares, handmade treasures, art, antiques, primitives, regional foods and wines, collectable gifts, and more. For additional information go to http://www.ferdinandchristkindlmarket.com.

Lindauer Sworn In As New State Representative

INDIANAPOLIS (From Release) – Indiana State Representative-elect Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) took the oath of office Thursday to serve as state representative for House District 63, which includes portions of Daviess, Dubois, Pike and Martin counties. Indiana Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Slaughter administered the oath in the House Chamber of the Statehouse during a formal swearing-in ceremony.

“I am excited for the opportunity to represent the hardworking people of our area,” Lindauer said. “I look forward to drawing on my experiences as a small-business owner and a member of county government to work with my fellow legislators and continue making Indiana an excellent place to live, raise a family and do business.”

Lindauer and his wife Stacy live in Jasper with their two children. He attended Jasper High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology supervision from Indiana State University and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan College. He was a member of the National Guard, served on the Dubois County Council, was a private-practice chiropractor, and has experience in running small businesses.

Lindauer will serve the remaining term of former State Representative Mike Braun of Jasper who resigned his seat in October and is presently running for the U.S. Senate from Indiana.

Special Thanksgiving Celebration this Sunday on Newsnowdc.com

This Sunday join newsnowdc.com for the 51st annual Huntingburg area Community Thanksgiving Program.   Local congregations gather to worship God through the sharing of scripture readings, and prayers as well as music from church choirs, community organizations, Southridge High School , and  local bands.

The event is open to the public and starts at 6:15pm at the Huntingburg Event Center this Sunday and streamed Live on newsnowdc.com.

Festival of Trees Opens Thursday at County Museum

Christmas With Our Veterans” is the theme of this year’s Festival of Trees event at the Dubois County Museum in Jasper. Special tribute is being given to servicemen and women, active or retired. Twelve lighted trees set up in Exhibit Room III. Grand opening November 16. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with viewing of trees from 5:30 to 6. A program with speakers begins at 6 p.m. Francisco Liovera, singer and music director at St. Francis of Assisi parishes in Spencer County will follow the speakers with a variety of Christmas musical favorites. Refreshments will be available. Drawing for door prizes. Free and open to the public.

Counterfeit Money Warning Issued In Jasper

Jasper (From Releases) – The Jasper City Police Department has received several complaints recently of counterfeit money being used as payment at a number of different Jasper businesses. The dominations range from $5 to $100 bills.

Police officials ask that businesses be cognitive of the currency they accept for payment and any currency received as change. If anyone receives counterfeit money they are asked to make contact with the Jasper Police Department at 812 482-2255.

If anyone has information on who may be making or bringing the counterfeit currency into the community they are asked to contact JPD at the 812 482-2255 number or the department’s Anonymous Tip Line at 812 481-COPS (2677).


Watch the Southridge vs Clarksville Providence game.

Watch the Video of the game here (limited commercial breaks on the replay because of a bad file,  but we wanted to be able to have the game available to be viewed again)  Thank You. 

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