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Illinois Cyclist Arrested On Numerous Charges


Jasper (From Resources) – A 42-year-old man from Herring, Illinois, faces multiple chargers, including a battery on law enforcement charge, following an incident Saturday at the intersection of North Newton Street and Schuetter Road.

Jasper City Police report Nathan S. Jones crashed the motorcycle he was riding at the intersection early Saturday evening. An off duty Indiana State Police Trooper arrived shortly after the crash and identified himself to Jones. When he did, Jones attempted to leave the scene. According to the report, when the trooper took the keys out of the motorcycle Jones stepped off the motorcycle and began to push the trooper.

Moments later Jasper City Police officers arrived on the scene and placed Jones in custody. He admitted to drinking and tested .130. He also tested positive for THC. It was also learned that Jones did not have a valid drivers license.

Jones was booked into the Dubois County Security Center on charges of battery on law enforcement, resisting law enforcement, driving while suspended prior, and operating while intoxicated endangerment.



Huntingburg (NNDC) – The 2017 Huntingburg Herbstfest, Little Miss and Junior Miss Contest.

Dubois Man Arrested For Battering His 2-month-old Child


Dubois County (NNDC) – A 24-year-old Dubois man has been arrested on four felony charges of child neglect and battery. Following an investigation into numerous severe injuries to a 2-month-old child, Indiana State Police detective Brock Werne and Mater Trooper Brian LaRoche arrested Trent Grider at his place of employment in St. Anthony.

On August 29 police received a report from Memorial Hospital in Jasper regarding a 2-month-old child brought to the hospital with multiple injuries, including a broken collarbone and arm and a bruised right ear. Police learned Grider had pulled his child out of a car seat by the his right arm, causing the right arm and collarbone to break.

The warrant for Grider’s arrest was issued September 21 by the Dubois County Circuit Court. Charges include neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, Level 3 felony; neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury, Level 5 felony; battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a person less than 14 years old, Level 3 felony; and battery resulting in bodily injury to a person less than 14 years old, Level 5 felony.




Rachel’s Challenge Comes to NE Dubois (VIDEO)

Dubois (NNDC) – Rachel’s Challenge, a non-profit organization that works to reduce violence, came to Northeast Dubois High School earlier this week.

Race In America Public Meeting (VIDEO)

Jasper (NNDC) – One-Dubois County hosted “Race In America,” a community education forum, Friday evening.

Huntingburg Herbstfest This Weekend

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The 2017 Huntingburg Herbstfest, which got underway September 17 with the Fest’s Pre-Teen and Miss Herbstfest Queen Pageant and swung into full swing Thursday, continues Friday. Selected food booths open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday for lunch.

Activities scheduled from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, from 7 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and at 2 p.m. (parade) and 3-7 p.m. (carnival rides) Sunday.

A complete schedule of events can be found at www.huntingburgherbstfest.org/schedule.

Little and Junior Miss Pageant Tonight

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Huntingburg Herbstfest’s Little and Junior Miss Pageant Begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at League Stadium in Huntingburg.

Twelve contestants are competing for the Little Miss Herbstfest title. The winner will be crowned by 2016 Little Miss Lillian Thewes. Sixteen contestants are competing for the Junior Miss Herbstfest title. The winner will be crowned by 2016 Junior Miss Amerynn Fetter.

The pageant is part of the 2017 Huntingburg Herbstfest scheduled through Sunday in Huntingburg City Park.

LITTLE MISS CONTESTANTS – Front row, l. to r., Sophia DeKemper, Katie Thacker, Kensley Hiter. Back row, Isabelle Bolte, Delilah Stivers, Raegen Langdon, Isabella Nall. Not pictured: Jazmin Dubon, Addlynn Schwartz, Johanna Vasquez, Sarah Snider, Kennedy Poehlein.

JUNIOR MISS CONTESTANTS – Front row, l. to r., Ava Hall, Madilyn Schwartz, Addysen Rainey, Keira Volz, Katelyn Wright, Janelle Hill. Back row, Kara Schmitt, Isabella Leibering, Alexis Eckert, Maddie Graber, Marisa Thacker, Kakenna Hiter, Annika Beard. Not pictured: Nicole Fant, Gabriela Gomez, Mya Menke.

4-H Names Junior Leader of the Year

            Priscilla Olson               

DUBOIS COUNTY (From Releases) – Dubois County 4-H has named Priscilla Olson of Jasper its 2017 Junior Leader of the Year. The award is presented to the club member with the most collected points over the course of the year. The points are based on both service to the 4-H program as well as service to the community.

Olson, a graduate of Jasper High School, is currently attending the University of Alabama. Priscilla recently graduated from Jasper High School and is currently attending the University of Alabama. Priscilla is a unique 4-H member. She didn’t join until she was a freshman in high school. This past year was her first and only year in junior leaders. She assisted with school visits during National 4-H week and visited radio stations to promote 4-H. She helped throughout the year with different 4-H events including moving the office to the fairgrounds, sorting record sheets, assisting with state fair project check-in, and setting up 4-H visits with Northwood Assisted Living. She also served as president of her local 4-H club, Lucky Irish.

Outside of 4-H, Priscilla devoted much of her time to work with the Northwood Retirement Community. She organized several events for the Northwood residents including holiday visits, Glory Garden dedication, cookouts, and more. She organized her own event, the “Grand” Ball Dance, a dance for grandparents and their grandchildren, spending 65 hours organizing the event.

The 4-H Junior Leaders is a club and project where members learn how to be great leaders in the program and provide service to the organization and community. Junior Leaders is open to 4-H members in grades 7-12. Youth can join the club at any time. For additional information call 812 482-1782 or email jmonarch@purdue.edu.


Governor To Speak at Jasper Chamber Meeting


Indianapolis (From Releases) – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce November 5 at KlubHaus 61. The meeting is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The prestigious President’s Community Excellence Award will also be given that day by the president of the chamber board of directors, Mrs. Laurel Seger.

The regular annual meeting pricing is $30 per person or $220 for a table of 8.

Meeting sponsorships are also available. Sponsorship levels include:

GOLD ($500) – Reserved table for 8. Logo on sign at entrance of meeting. Logo on table signs. Recognition on chamber website until December 30, 2017.

SILVER ($250) – Four seats at annual meeting. Company name on sign at entrance of meeting. Company name on table signs.

For additional sponsorship information call 812 482-6866 or email chamber@jasperin.org. Sponsorship requests are due by September 22.

Destination Huntingburg Hires New Director


Huntingburg (From Releases) – The Destination Huntingburg board of directors have hired Sarah Flamion as the organization’s director, a part-time position.

In her new position Flamion, a 1998 graduate of Southridge High School, will further enhance quality of life in Huntingburg by developing programs, writing grants, and encouraging and supporting redevelopment, as well as existing businesses, in the downtown area.

Flamion, who was born and raised in Huntingburg and attended Ivy Tech Community College, works part-time at CVS Pharmacy. She joined the Herbstfest Committee as a chairperson in 2011 and served in that position for three years. She is currently a board member of the Herbstfest Committee and the Huntingburg Elementary School PTO. She is married and has three children.

”We are thrilled for Sarah to join Destination Huntingburg in this newly-created position,” says Destination Huntingburg Board President Crystal Buehler, “she hast an extensive history of involvement in our community and I’m confident she will lead our organization to enhance and support our historic downtown.”