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Happy Birthday Noel Fleck

(NNDC) –

Everyone at News Now wants to wish Noel Fleck a Happy Birthday Today!   Most people take off on their birthday but I know Noel he will end up shooting something today and sending it to News Now.   Noel have a great birthday and thank you for all you do at News Now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasper Rotary Club, DNR, and AC Motorsports team up for a great program

(NNDC) – Saint Anthony

The Jasper Rotary Club picked the Safety Sam ATV program three years ago, little did they realize what a great impact this program would make.

(Click on the Video for more)

 

 

 

Holland Tornado Siren is out of service at this time

(NNDC) – Holland

Please be advised that the siren in Holland is still out of service. Work is ongoing to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Tom Thacker, Town of Holland; Adam Chambers, Chief of Holland Fire Department; and Tammy Humbert, Director of Dubois County Emergency Management are encouraging all residents of Holland to be aware of the problem and to verify that their SAME weather radios have fresh batteries and are ready to notify you of any severe weather coming to the area.

We also encourage ALL citizens of Dubois County to do the same as the Sirens in the county are put in place as a back up to notify residents outside of threatening weather that is approaching.  Sirens are not to replace your own notification process such as a NOAA weather radios.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Dubois County EMA office at 812-482-
2202.

Possible Phone Scam for Jasper Municipal Utilities Customers

(NNDC) – Jasper

It has come to our attention that City of Jasper Municipal Utilities customers have been receiving phone calls stating if they did not pay their bill today, their utilities would be disconnected, due to non-payment.  This is a scam.   Jasper Municipal Utilities does NOT make phone calls prior to
disconnection of services, and WILL NEVER ask for payment information over  the phone. Notification of impending disconnection is made in writing only.

Due to the current global COVID-19 pandemic, and Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-28, there is currently a prohibition on discontinuing utility services at this time.

Please be aware of this situation and do not give any payment information out over the phone. If you have any questions about the balance on your utility account, please call (812) 482-9131.

Exclusive Interview With JPD Chief of Police Nathan Schmitt (Click icon for video and view press release)

Jasper (NNDC):

News Now had an exclusive opportunity to Speak with Nathan Schmitt, the Chief of Police for Jasper regarding Jasper’s response to all the nonsense in the world today and Jasper’s response.

As an independent reporter, please see his message of hope below and watch his full video and press brief below:

June 4th, 2020

With the arrest of two individuals responsible for vandalism in the City of Jasper, the Jasper Police Department wants to remind all citizens to express their viewpoints in a respectfully and responsible way.   For example, the peaceful protest that occurred last weekend is a positive way to bring awareness to a cause without defacing or damaging someone’s property.

The police department would like to point out that the recent destruction of property and vandalism should in no way reflect a negative image on the peaceful protest that took place this past weekend around the courthouse square.  It’s imperative that we do not judge a group of people as a whole, on the unlawful act of vandalism of a small group of people.   Similarly, you should not judge all police officers, on the actions of one officer that acts improperly.

Please continue to be positive agents for change for your family, friends, neighbors, and community.  Let’s continue to express ourselves in a way that encourages change without defacing property or violence.   The City of Jasper and Dubois County are great places to live.   We are striving to make Jasper a community that encourages everyone to express opinions in a positive and peaceful way.

 

Remember:

-Do what’s right!

-Do your best!

-Treat others like you want to be treated!

Chief Nathan J. Schmitt

 

See Video Below:

Springs Valley Bank and Trust announce the retirement of Jim Alexander

(NNDC) – Jasper

Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company announces the retirement of James (Jim) Alexander, Security Analyst, effective Thursday, June 18, 2020.

Prior to joining Springs Valley in 2016, Jim worked at South Harrison Community School Corporation for eight years, Matrix Integration for twelve years, and had owned his own business.

Jim resides in Ferdinand with wife, Cindy, who recently retired from New Albany Floyd County School Corporation as a Systems Administrator. He enjoys motorcycling, hunting, fishing, and golf. Jim has a passion for computers and jokingly says he might have the only household in Ferdinand that has its own full-height server rack with server, firewall, Access Points, Uninterruptable Power Supply, and switches.

“I want to say thank you to Springs Valley for giving me the opportunity to use what I know to help the organization grow while keeping security top-of mind,” said Jim Alexander. “What I intended to be a two-year gig to ease into retirement, turned into four years of employment with Springs Valley. In that time, there was not much easing-up on the workload. I was responsible for growing and upgrading the network, incorporating a state-of-the-art video surveillance system, and adding networking for two new banking centers. It has been a wonderful time at Springs Valley, and I will cherish the memories.”

“It has been an honor to have Jim Alexander as part of Springs Valley Bank & Trust,” said Craig Buse, SEVP & Chief Lending Officer. “Jim has improved our information technology and pushed the knowledge he possesses down to the rest of the information technology team members. In his time with Springs Valley, he has helped us grow to become a sophisticated and highly secure organization.  I can speak for everyone at Springs Valley when I say that it was an absolute joy to have Jim be part of our organization and that he will be truly missed.”

Final Election Results are In

Dubois County (NNDC):

ABSENTEE TOTALS

Click Link above for early details.

Dubois County voters went to the polls Tuesday to vote on just a couple of races.

Democrats Ron Drake, Thomasina Marsili and Mike Webster all hope to take on incumbent republican Rep. Larry Bucshon for the U.S. House seat he holds in District 8.
In Dubois County, four democrats are running for three seats on the Dubois County Council.  They are Mike Kendall, Matt Brosmer, Mikayla Granados and Duncan Mathies.
We’ve been warned it could take longer than normal to count all of the absentee ballots mailed in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click Link below for final results:

News Now Took a Brief Look at Jasper’s New Elementary School

Jasper (NNDC):

Jasper’s new Elementary school is almost complete.  News Now had the opportunity to view the facility Tuesday and the progress is impressive. Next week News Now will be allowed an exclusive tour and will bring it to our viewers via video, so stay tuned.

Voting Day June 2 Tuesday is Here (Click icon for video of a polling place in Jasper)

Dubois County (NNDC):

Tuesday June 2nd is Primary voting day and though there were not many contested races, still citizens came out to perform their civic duty and vote.

News now will cover the results tonight after the polls close at 6:00 to bring you the final results.

Click Video below:

Heartland Events Postponed to 2021

(NNDC) – Jasper

Heartland Events Postponed to 2021

Dubois County, Indiana – After thoughtful deliberation, the Heartland Events Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, Team Challenge, and Kids Fun Run.

A committee spokesperson states,

“Our focus is the health and safety of all participants and volunteers and we feel that under the current unknown climate, there are too many unknowns to proceed forward. The Heartland committee is eager to focus ahead on planning the 2021 Heartland.”

All registered participants for the 2020 Heartland will be issued a full refund. More details will be released at a later date regarding the 2021 Heartland events.