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Jasper Reds Reunion this Weekend

Jasper (NNDC):  

The Jasper Reds will be hosting their 27th annual reunion this weekend at the Jasper Jaycee Clubhouse adjacent to the Municipal Swimming Pool.   The doors will open at 10:30am Eastern time and the public is invited.

Plenty of  Reds memorabilia will be on hand which includes old team photos, uniforms and films of Reds games dating back to the 1940’s and 50’s.   There will also be color films from the 1950’s of the Cardinals, Yankees, Dodgers and Braves as well as spring training in Florida that features Ted Williams taking batting practice.

Plenty of hot dogs, pizza and refreshments will be available throughout the day and a reminder that the public is invited.

Be sure to join NNDC all summer long for complete coverage of Jasper Reds baseball as they enter their 126th season.


Wildcats Blank Red Devils on the Baseball Diamond

Jeffersonville (NNDC):

The Jasper Wildcats were able to get their baseball game in on Wednesday night before the rains hit at Jeffersonville.

Carter Stamm stymied the Red Devils allowing only 2 hits on the game as the Wildcats picked up a 4-1 win over Jeffersonville.    The lone run for the Red Devils came in the top of the first on a solo shot.   Stamm improved to 3-0 on the season following his complete game effort, while striking out 12 Red Devil batters.   With the win, Jasper is now 11-1 on the season and return to action on Thursday night with county rival Northeast Dubois.



Jasper 4 – Jeffersonville 1 (WP: Carter Stamm)



Dubois County Sports Scores

Dubois County (NNDC):   The area high school sports teams will see a washout on Wednesday night but Tuesday saw a full slate of action.   In high school baseball, Southridge traveled to Washington to face the Hatchets while Northeast Dubois visited South Knox.   On the softball diamond, Jasper and Forest Park was at home while Southridge and Northeast Dubois was on the road looking to add to their win totals.  In local track, Northeast Dubois and Forest Park hosted invitationals on both the boys and girls side.   A rundown of the area scores and results are listed below.


Southridge 12 – Washington 6 (WP: Cort Gerber / Southridge had 17 hits)

South Knox 5 – Northeast Dubois 0 (LP: Reece Bauer)



South Spencer 7 – Jasper 4 (LP: Mia Werner / Rachel Gress & Mia Werner had 2 hits apiece)

Forest Park 7 – Wood Memorial (WP: Allyson Werner / Ali Welp went 3 for 3 and had 1 RBI)

Southridge 14 – Evansville Bosse 0 (WP: Lydia Genet / Peyton Nalley 4 hits and 2 RBI’s)

Loogootee 3 – Northeast Dubois 2 (LP: Camryn Stemle)



Jasper 5 – Boonville 0 (Winners for Jasper: Josie Yarbrough (#1 singles), Priyal Sharma (#2 singles), Emma Reutepohler (#3 singles), Hadley Meyer/Mackenzie Cooley (#1 doubles), Taylor Marshall/Delaney Wigand (#2 doubles)

North Posey 4 – Southridge 1 (Winner for Southridge: Audra Hochgesang/Jordan Biehl (#1 doubles)

Northeast Dubois 5 – Tell City (Winners for Northeast Dubois: Chloe Terwiske (#1 singles), Olivia Rasche (#2 singles), Courtney Vittitow (#3 singles), Paige Knies/Alexis Stafford (#1 doubles), Olivia Schroering/Delaney Rasche (#2 doubles)

Forest Park 4 – Tecumseh 1 (Winners for Forest Park: Brooke Haug (#1 singles), Leah Wilmes (#3 singles), Molly Lusk/Kaylee Uebelhor (#1 doubles), Payton Dilger/Emma Grundhoefer (#2 doubles)



Forest Park 202 – Boonville 207

Gibson Southern 179 – Southridge 182



(Boys) Northeast Dubois Invitational:  Southridge 176, Perry Central 107.5, Forest Park 92, Northeast Dubois 78.5, Paoli 61, Shoals 8





Indiana Approves New Budget = More for Education but None for Teachers

Indiana (NNDC):

Indiana lawmakers neared a two-year spending plan Tuesday that would add hundreds of millions of dollars to education spending, though none for teacher salaries, dial back planned increases for the state’s troubled child services agency and opened the door for an agreement with a Native American casino.

Education was the top priority of the budget, with $14.8 billion in funding that amounts to a 2.5% increase each of the next two years. Flanked by the heads of various state education groups — but none representing teachers — House Speaker Brian Bosma called the spending plan “historic.”

The final budget deal, which lawmakers expect to vote on Wednesday, adds $539 million to tuition support over the two years. With another $150 million to pay down pension liability — saving school districts as much as $70 million annually — and additional spending on Teacher Appreciation Grants, charters, vouchers and school safety, the final budget deal adds more than $760 million to education spending

Southridge Sports Physicals for 2019-20 School Year

Huntingburg (NNDC):  

Southridge High School has announced their sports physicals for the 2019-20 school year. 

They will take place at the high school on Wednesday, May 8th.   Incoming juniors and seniors will start at 6pm while the freshman and sophomore physicals will start at 6:30pm.   Southridge Middle School athletes should report at 7pm.   The cost is $20 and checks can be made to Southridge High School.

Dubois County Sports Scores

Dubois County (NNDC):

A near perfect evening for high school sports after a rainy finish last week which saw many cancellations and postponements .    In high school Baseball, the Northeast Dubois Jeeps struggled at home against the visiting Orleans Bulldogs.   The two teams were knotted up at 2 through 3 innings before Orleans struck for 3 runs in the top half of the 4th inning enroute to an 8-4 victory over the Jeeps.  Logan Mehringer picked up the loss on the hill for Northeast Dubois.

In high school softball, the Forest Park Rangers jumped out to a 3-0 lead on the road against Loogootee but the Lions tied the game at 3 in the bottom of the second and added 2 more in the third and one run each in the fifth and sixth inning to get past the Rangers 7-3.  Macie Zink and Amber Theising went 2 for 3 for Forest Park.  With the loss, the Rangers are now 5 and 5 on the season.   The Southridge Raiders jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one inning and added 5 more along the way while keeping the Jeeps scoreless as the Raiders pick up a 7-0 win over their county rival.   Lydia Genet earned the win for Southridge who picked up their 7th win of the season.


Orleans 8 – Northeast Dubois 4



Loogootee 7 – Forest Park 3

Southridge 7 – Northeast Dubois 0



Southridge 3 –  Wood Memorial 2 (Winners for Southridge): Olivia Durcholz (#2 singles), Audra Hochgesang/Jordan Biehl (#1 doubles), Kelby LaRoche/Corey Peters (#2 doubles)

Barr Reeve 3 – Forest Park 2 – (Winners for Forest Park):  Haylie Marks (#2 singles), Molly Lusk/Kaylee Uebelhor (#1 doubles)



North Posey 182 – Southridge 195



(Boys) Jasper 93 – Southridge 39

(Girls) Jasper 83 – Southridge 49 (Grace Sickbert – New School Record in Long Jump at 17′-5″)

U.S. Senator and Jasper Native Mike Braun in Final Segment on Local and National Issues (Click Icon to video, enlarge to full screen and adjust sound for best effect)

Dubois County (NNDC):

Senator Mike Braun’s comments on local and national politics and issues. Final segment.

Note: Again this portion is around 7 mins long but worth your investment in time if you are interested on how Government is handling our local and national issues of the day.

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Smithville Fiber Continues to Bring High Speed Internet to Local Areas

Dubois County (NNDC):

New high speed service is on schedule for completion by the end of 2019. “We’re making great progress on this development – we recently mailed letters to Jasper residents in our two new ‘fiberhoods’ to let them know that high-speed fiber service was now available to them,” said Melissa Wright, Project Manager for the Smithville Fiber GigaCity project in Jasper.

Initial customer feedback has been very positive, as customers experience the benefits of reliable high-speed fiber firsthand. High-tech gigabit fiber service can positively simplify the lives of people living in Jasper and transform their homes and businesses with new entertainment and high-speed applications.

Smithville already has more than 500 customers who are now receiving our fiber-based gigabit services. There another 50 new customers on deck who will have fiber services installed soon and we expect that number is expected to rise.

Begun in 2015, the $15 million Jasper GigaCity project passed its halfway point in its five-year project earlier in 2017. As of late December, more than 3,200 Jasper homes now have Smithville Fiber service available to them. That number will continue to increase as construction expands throughout the city. Eventually all of Jasper will have access to Smithville’s nationally recognized fiber service by the time the project is fully completed in 2019. Construction work continued through the winter, but was occasionally delayed due to weather.

World Tai Chi and QiGong day!Saturday April 27th! Free introduction at the Cabby O’Neal Gym

Jasper – (NNDC)

World Tai Chi and QiGong day! Saturday April 27th! A local introduction will be held at the Cabby O’Neal Gym from 9:45am – 11:45am ET.  This is a free event and a great way to learn easy to do exercises that have been done for hundreds of years.  The Mayor and the city of Jasper have proclaimed Saturday April 27th!  Tai Chi and QiGong day!  According to the presenter and instructor these exercises can be done by just about anyone no matter their age or physical shape even wheel chair or people with limited mobility will be able to participate.  The exercises can even be done while sitting in a chair.


Join us for this great opportunity taking place right here in Jasper  again this is a Free event!  The  Tai Chi and QiGong exercises are for Seniors, Adults, even Children as presented by James Birkle.