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Congratulations to the new 2018 Herbstfest Queen and Pre-teen Queen and their courts

Huntingburg (NNDC) – Nice crowd tonight at the Herbstfest Miss and Pre-teen contest at the Southridge auditorium.  The ladies and girls were questioned by the judges earlier in the day then they participated in personal wear and formal wear.  The queen contestants were also ask a random question as well.  Then the hard part waiting for the judges to make their decision so the results could be read.

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Click on Video for Miss results and Herbstfest Queen announcement


Congratulations to the 2018 Herbstfest Queen Chaney Barrett

1st runner up and Miss photogenic Louisa Nino

2nd runner up Joscelyn Blanchard


Congratulations to the 2018 Herbstfest Pre-teen Queen Annika Beard

1st runner up and Pre-teen Photogenic Kara Schmitt

2nd runner up Gabrielle McDowell


All the young ladies and girls did a great job and are looking forward to the Herbstfest this week.

Join newsnowdc.com each night 6-7pm at the Herbstfest from opening night until the Parade on Sunday for Herbstfest updates, interviews, and Live coverage of the 2018 Parade.

Oldies but Goodies, JHS Class of 1978

Jasper High School Class of 1978 celebrates 40 years:

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JHS classmates prove that after 40 years they still know how to have fun.









Stories from the past:

Old friends reunited:















Huntingburg Herbstfest Little Miss and Junior Miss contestants announced

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The 2018 Huntingburg Herbstfest Little and Junior Miss Queen Pageant is set for Friday, September 28th at League Stadium at the Huntingburg City Park starting at 7:30 p.m. EST.  Ron Spaulding from Newsnow will be your host for the evening.

A group of 5 contestants are competing for the title of 2018 Little Miss Herbstfest, who will be crowned by Little Miss Herbstfest 2017 Sophia DeKemper.

Little Miss Herbstfest Contestants:

Front Row (Left-Right):

Zoey Messmer, Hadley Rainey

Back Row (Left-Right):

Adalynn Swartz, Katie Thacker, Gabriella Leibering


A group of 15 contestants (not all girls are pictured here)  are competing for the title of 2018 Junior Miss Herbstfest, who will be crowned by Junior Miss Herbstfest 2017 Nicole Fant.

Junior Miss Herbstfest Contestants:

 Front Row (Left-Right):

Gracie Ridenour, Janelle Hill, Lexa Rhoads, Alexis Eckert, Ariana Leon, Madilyn Schwartz

Back Row (Left-Right):

Kennedy Poehlein, Addysen Rainey, Isabella Leibering, Jaylen Hill, Marisa Thacker

Not pictured:

Sarah Snider, Madeline Graber, Jazmin Dubon, Lillian Thewes

Come out and show your support for these young girls and make sure to catch Herbstfest Live each evening on newsnowdc.com Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 6-7pm with Live information from the Fest.

Holiday World’s ‘Happy Halloween Weekends’ Are Back!

Santa Claus (NNDC) – “Holiday World is all about family fun and making memories – even during the Halloween season,” says park president Matt Eckert. “We’re not about horror – the only screams will be on our roller coasters! Starting this weekend, we’ll also have hay rides, corn mazes, Halloween-themed shows and attractions, special activities for children, and more.”

New this year is the SCAREbnb funhouse. Tour Marilyn’s Mansion to see all the creepy guests who’ve already settled in, including Frankenstein who’s stretched out and comfortable.

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In addition to Holiday World’s rides and roller coasters, the park will include:

  • The new Come Alive! musical show, with slightly spooky characters singing and dancing, played by:
    • Emma Jones, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Amanda
      Claise, Rockport, Indiana
    • Robert Sharkey, Chicago, Illinois
    • Simeon Rawls, Salina, Kansas
    • Cara McNuff, Westport, Connecticut
    • Garrett Hill, Ridgeway, Ohio
    • Hayrides to a 12-acre corn maze (plus a junior maze for smaller children)                                                                                                                                                                                             





here are other Halloween shows and features to see:

  • LOL Halloween Magic Show with Brandon Baggett
  • Holidog’s 3D Halloween Adventure – a non-haunted house with colorful 3D features
  • Carnival Chaos funhouse with mirrors, clowns, and side-show startles
  • Kitty Claws Dance Party, Gourdon the talking pumpkin and Trick or Treating
  • Special fall menus, with pumpkin spice funnel cakes, make your own s’mores, and more

Visitors to the park are welcome to wear their family-friendly Halloween costumes (no masks, please).

For more information about Happy Halloween Weekends, visit HolidayWorld.com/Halloween or call 1-800-467-2682.

Kids Day on the Square

Jasper (NNDC):

Kids Day Downtown, a fun day if a little wet.

From Pirates to Wands and everything in between a fun day even with a bit of rain.

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Face Painting 

A Magical Touch from Sarah Buechler selling Wands and her sister Maria selling Art:


Ann Knies Explains the Day:

Time again for Boy Scout Popcorn

Huntingburg (NNDC) – It’s that time again Boy Scout Popcorn is being sold by scouts all over Dubois county.  And because scouts are always prepared a little rain didn’t dampen their sales this morning at the new southside Dollar General Store in Huntingburg.  Newsnow talked with two fine scouts from scout troop 184 and they even sold us some popcorn.

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The scouts sell the different kinds of Trails End Pop Corn to individuals and also set up at locations throughout the county like here at the Huntingburg Dollar General and others.  Trails End has been the preferred popcorn product from many years and as much as 73% of the sales goes back to the local scout troops.  And helps support the many programs as our young scouts explain.

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So, when a young scout ask you to buy some popcorn know that with every sale it helps to offer some great programs and help these young scouts to grow up to be fine citizens.

Dubois County Sports – Friday Scores

Dubois County (NNDC):  A perfect night for high school football as fans from around the area enjoyed cooler temperatures while their teams battled it out on the field.   The Jasper Wildcats picked up their 2nd win on the campaign with an 11 point victory over Princeton.   Jasper is now 2-4 on the season.   The Southridge Raiders travelled to Tell City and picked up win number 5 on the season with a 31-18 win over the Marksman.   The Raiders are now 5-1.   The Forest Park Rangers were looking to pick up another win tonight as they hosted North Posey.   The Rangers came up 3 points short to fall to 1-5 on the year.   A complete look at the County sports scores are listed below along with the schedules for today (Saturday).


Friday Sports Schedule


Jasper – 28 @ Princeton – 17

Southridge – 31 @ Tell City – 18

North Posey – 24 @ Forest Park – 21


Saturday Sports Schedule


Jasper Invitational – 10:00am



Washington @ NE Dubois – 10:00am

Forest Park @ Heritage Hills Invitational – 10:00am

Jasper @ Center Grove Invitational – 9:00am



(Boys) Castle @ Jasper – 2:30pm

(Boys) Evansville Reitz @ Forest Park – 11:00am

(Girls) Gibson Southern – @ Jasper – 11:00am

Dubois County Sports – Thursday Scores

Dubois County (NNDC):  Dubois County rivals Jasper and Southridge went head to head on the volleyball court Thursday night with the Wildcats winning the match 3-0.  See below for a rundown of the scores from around Dubois County.

Thursday Sports Schedule


Southridge – 0 @ Jasper – 3 (25-17, 25-13, 25-12)

NE Dubois – 3 @ Shoals – 0 (25-13, 25-6, 25-8)

Forest Park – 0 @ Evansville Memorial – 3 (25-12, 25-10, 25-11)



NE Dubois – 5 @ South Knox – 0



(Boys) Washington – 4 @ Jasper – 2

(Boys) NE Dubois – 2 @ Southridge – 2

(Girls) Southridge – 1 @ NE Dubois – 5

(Girls) Forest Park – 7 @ Washington Catholic – 5


Friday Sports Schedule


Jasper @ Princeton – 8:00pm

Southridge @ Tell City – 7:30pm

North Posey @ Forest Park – 7:30pm

Dubois County Sports

Dubois County (NNDC):  A full schedule of high school sports are on tap tonight including Volleyball featuring county rivals Jasper and Southridge.   A complete rundown of tonight’s schedule is listed here.

Thursday Sports Schedule


Southridge @ Jasper – 5:30pm

NE Dubois @ Shoals – 6:00pm

Forest Park @ Evansville Memorial – 6:00pm



NE Dubois @ South Knox – 5:15pm


Cross Country

NE Dubois @ Paoli – 5:30pm



(Boys) Washington @ Jasper – 5:30pm

(Boys) NE Dubois @ Southridge – 5:30pm

(Girls) Southridge @ NE Dubois – 5:30pm

(Girls) Forest Park @ Washington Catholic – 6:00pm


Friday Sports Schedule


Jasper @ Princeton – 8:00pm

Southridge @ Tell City – 7:30pm

North Posey @ Forest Park – 7:30pm



Around Dubois County

To have your Dubois County Sports related announcement added to “Around Dubois County”, please send information to sports@newsnowdc.com 

The Jasper Wildcats boys soccer team will host a Kick Cancer/JMS soccer night tonight (September 20th).   Donation buckets will be passed around between the JV and Varsity games and at halftime.   The money being raised is to Kick Cancer.   The JMS soccer teams will also be recognized on Thursday night.

Top News Stories for Thursday

Dubois County (NNDC):

The Jasper Common Council takes major step in making the I69 project around Jasper closer to reality.

The Jasper Common Council has approved funding for a study of the Mid-State Corridor, connecting Dubois County and I-69.  The council unanimously approved the resolution which called for a $7 million study of the proposed connector.

Jasper has agreed to pay almost $1.5 million over the next three years toward the study.  The city of Huntingburg has also committed to the project. Surrounding counties have also stepped up to the task to make the project become a reality.

A local group of business owners and public officials have been calling for construction of the corridor, which will connect at the Ohio River in Spencer County, going through Dubois County to I 69.

A new Rural Development Authority was created to assist in the effort and  needs to raise $7 million to facilitate the Phase I study needed to bring the group’s plan to INDOT for consideration.  Private businesses and public entities will also be involved in this combined effort.


Planned power outage.

The Dubois Rural Electric has announced a planned power outage tomorrow (Friday, September 21st) for customers near the Haysville and the Dubois Crossroads.

The outage is expected to last from about 4 a.m. to 7 a.m as crews are repairing a broken pole in the area.


Dubois County 4H Grounds and Park planning upgrades:

Dubois County Park / 4-H Fairgrounds Walking TrailsThe Dubois County Park Board is planning significant upgrades to the grounds including more recreation vehicle camping and tent campsites, sheltered picnic areas, even more extensive walking trails and an activity area for children.

The long range plan has not been accepted officially but the finalized proposal is to be presented at the park board’s regular quarterly meeting, which is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the 4-H Fairgrounds’ Clover Pavilion building.

Cost estimates are between $2M and $3M depending on the approved extent of the work.  The timing of the entire plan could take up to 10 years but it is a long range plan for the betterment of Dubois County.

The east side of the park grounds would have a pavilion south of the lake, picnic areas and more camping sites would be on the west side of the park grounds. A road would extend west of the existing RV campsite, to add another 40 RV sites and a shelter house site.  Another 37 RV sites would be south of the existing campsite and a new bath house would sit in between.  Another 20 tent camping sites would be placed on the south end of the park.

A fun area with features for children to enjoy would lie on the south of the sports courts, and many other activity areas and trails would be added.








Cards and Fun:

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The Dubois County Democrats will be hosting a Fall Card Party at the Knights of Columbus in Jasper on September 27th. The doors will open at 6 p.m.

Complimentary coffee and desserts served. Attendance prizes will be awarded.





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