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Great Day for Liberation League Baseball Enjoy Saturday’s 6:30 game now!


Enjoy Saturday night’s 6:30 game between the Indiana Barn Owls and the Indy WindStorm

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Last Night’s Raffle Winner of Autographed Bat Jackson Ruhe with CJ a Liberation Player and PA Announcer Saturday Evening.


More Coverage of Liberation Baseball coming next week on News Now.

Go to the Liberation Baseball Website for next weeks live schedule https://www.dogecoinbaseball.com/liberation-professional-baseball-league/


Now you can download the News Now App for I Phone or Android for free!

Movie Night at the Dubois County 4H Fairgrounds


Don’t forget, the Drive-In at the 4H Fairgrounds is TONIGHT (September 19th) at 8:00 pm. If you have not already purchased your tickets, you can do so at the gate. We will be accepting cash only. Tickets at $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

Despicable Me will be showing! So grab your minions and come out for a fun evening. Sander Catering and Dance Central Academy will be providing food and concessions.

This will be great family-friendly event and we hope to see many of you there!

Thank you to all the sponsors for this event!

Baseball Continues at League Stadium


The Liberation League plays Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and will be in League Stadium until October 18th. 


Saturday September 19th – (Game 1) Bandits vs Dogecoin (Home) 2:00PM, (Game 2) Windstorm vs Barn Owls (Home) 6:30PM

Sunday September 20th – (Game 1) Barn Owls vs Bandits (Home) 2:00PM, (Game 2) Barn Owls vs Windstorm (Home) 6:30PM


News Now will air the Saturday 630  match up as a replay on the News Now website  – The game is the Barn Owls vs Windstorm

No plans this Saturday watch baseball Live at League Stadium all tickets are only $5 – discounts for younger children so bring the whole family and make sure to practice social distancing.


Last week

The California Dogecoin defeated the Indiana Barn Owls lead by a strong outing from Norman Coleman-Goodwin. Coleman-Goodwin put up 7 shutout innings while scattering 3 hits. Seth Burris came on to shut down the Barn Owls for the final two innings to complete the shutout.

Football Friday Two Dubois County teams 5-0


The Southridge Raiders and the Jasper Wildcats are both 5-0

Both teams won tonight against tough competition as Southridge defeated Gibson Southern Titans (48-28) and offense played a big roll with over 500 yards total offense including 382 on the ground.  Another great outing for the Raiders  as they scored in their first 3 possessions of the game leading to a (27-21) ballgame at the half.  Camden Gasser started the 3rd quarter with a score and ended the 4th quarter with another.  Taylor and Springer also accounted for the remainder of the scoring in the game as Southridge goes to 5-0.   The Raiders will face Tell City next week in what is sure to be a great game.

The Jasper Wildcats go to 5-0 after defeating Evansville Mater Dei 28-14 and in that game the big boys on the defensive side of the ball did there job and then some holding Mater Dei to very minimal yards and only 14 points.   Jasper had over 300 yards of offense and Mater Dei could not keep them out of the end zone.  Jasper’s Blake Mann had another near perfect night as he even intercepted Mater Dei’s last chance against Jasper with just a little over a minute to go and put the icing on the cake.    Jasper will travel to Evansville to face Evansville Central in a conference match up.

The Forest Park Rangers got off to rough start against Mt. Vernon and at half time the score 16 -0 Mt. Vernon,  the Rangers scored in the 3rd and 4th quarters but it just wasn’t enough stat leaders for the Rangers include #4 Cooper Uebelhor: 9-18, 80 yds, 2 tds  #45 Jake Begle: 21 car, 151 yds, 1 tds #40 Trey Toby: 1 rec, 33 yds, 1 tds  and #60 Dylan Bays 5 tackles next week The Rangers will travel to South Spencer to face the Rebels.

Old National Bank Pay It Forward 2020 to help Dubois County Schools


Old National Bank locations in Dubois County want to help our kids who are being impacted by this Covid 19 Pandemic by collecting much need supplies for our schools click below to find out how you can help.

Hoosier History Highlights for September 20 – 26

Indiana (NNDC):

September 20 – September 26

The Week in Indiana History

map1853     The first boat to travel the entire length of the Wabash and Erie Canal reached Evansville.  The canal, under construction for over 20 years, connected the Great Lakes with the Ohio River.  At 459 miles, it the was longest canal ever built in the United States.  In most places, the waterway was 30 to 40 feet wide and 6 feet deep.  Alongside was a tow path for mules pulling the canal boats.

TR1902     President Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Indianapolis, after visiting Logansport, Tipton, Kokomo, and Noblesville.  In the capital city, he spoke at Tomlinson Hall and the Columbia Club.  From there, he was taken to St. Vincent Hospital where doctors performed surgery on a leg wound he had received a few days earlier in a carriage accident.  The President cancelled the rest of his tour and returned to the White House later that night.


1925     The Broadcast Listeners’ Association in Indianapolis held an exposition at Cadle Tabernacle in the city.  Radio was the marvel of the age, and the group advertised a “million dollar display” of the latest sets available.  Special events included addresses by Indiana Governor Ed Jackson and Indianapolis Mayor Lew Shank.  Music on the program included Bill Watson and his musical saw, Whistler J. L. Hall, and the Carmel Symphony Orchestra.  The program was broadcast live on station WFBM. Pictured:  A 1925 Atwater Kent Radio.

Willard1929     A large crowd was present at the Indiana Statehouse for the unveiling of a plaque honoring Frances Willard, educator, suffragist, and leader in the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.  Participants included Indiana Governor Harry G. Leslie, Ella Alexander Boole, president of the National Women’s Christian Temperance Union, and Lorado Taft, the artist who designed the tablet.  A fleet of airplanes showered roses on the building as 5,000 children paraded into the Statehouse rotunda to place flowers at the base of the plaque.

Madelyn Pugh1961     The final episode of  “I Love Lucy” was broadcast on CBS Television.  One of the principal writers on the show was Madelyn Pugh.  Born in Indianapolis, she graduated from Shortridge High School and the Indiana University School of Journalism.  She and her long-time writing partner, Bob Carroll, Jr., created scripts for hundreds of radio and television programs.  Pictured:  Madelyn Pugh and Lucille Ball.  

Joshua Bell1982     14-year-old Joshua Bell played a violin solo with the prestigious Philadelphia Orchestra.  After he finished Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3, the audience burst into sustained applause.  Bell, at the time a sophomore at North Bloomington High School, began playing the violin at age 4 and made his debut as a soloist at age 7.  He has gone on to perform with virtually every major orchestra and today is one of the most celebrated violinists in the world.



Indiana Quick Quiz

Presidents in Indiana

     Over the years, many United States Presidents have visited the Hoosier State.  Match each of the four clues to the correct Presidential name listed below.

1.  This President, in 1866, spoke from the same Bates House Hotel balcony his predecessor had used five years earlier.

2.  On a 1948 “whistle-stop” campaign, this President stopped in at the Beech Grove Masonic Hall.

3.  In 1887, this President visited the brand new Indiana Statehouse with his young bride, Frances.

4.  This President, known for being “silent,” let his wife Grace do the talking when they came to Penn Station in Richmond in 1926.

A.  Harry Truman  B. Calvin Coolidge  C.  Andrew Johnson        D.  Grover Cleveland

Answers Below

Hoosier Quote of the Week


“You might think that after 40 years of practice you wouldn’t need to practice anymore, but sadly it doesn’t work that way.  You still have to keep chugging away and perfecting.”

– – – Joshua Bell

Did You Know?

     Madelyn Pugh had happy memories of her years at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis.  She said she did not realize until later what a great school it was.  The teachers were very encouraging and there were many opportunities to be creative.  In her senior year, she was the Friday editor of the student newspaper, The Daily Echo.  A variety of clubs met each week, and she and fellow student Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. were both members of the fiction club.

ANSWERS:  1.  C  Andrew Johnson       2.  A  Harry Truman       3.  D  Grover Cleveland    4. B Calvin Coolidge

Road Closure in Jasper

Jasper (NNDC):

The Jasper Street Dept along with Knies Construction/Calcar paving, will be closing W 19th Street, 400 feet west of the intersection with Emily St, beginning Monday, Sept. 21, at approximately 8:00 a.m. for street improvement.

Motorists will not have access to this portion of W 19th St.

This project is expected to extend approximately 3 weeks, barring inclement weather or any other unforeseen events.

Best Home Furnishings Career Fair this Saturday


Career Fair to be held this Saturday at the Best Home Furnishings Showroom located at 1 Best Drive in Ferdinand.  If you ready for a new challenge with higher pay then attend this career fair Saturday many positions are available and some like Upholsters offer pay averaging over $23 per hour.



Huntingburg Regional Airport presents First Indiana Airport Tunnel Opening and Ribbon Cutting


The Dubois County Airport Authority partnered with the Dubois county Chamber of Commerce presented the opening of the tunnel located on C.R. 200 South.  The tunnel is part of a overall 13.1 million dollar expansion.

Click on the Video Below for more.


The 13.1 Million dollar project includes lengthening and widening to allow service to larger aircraft.  It is 90% funded by the FFA, which prioritizes projects throughout the nation.

Local Man Arrested for Rape, Confinement, and Battery

Jasper (NNDC):

On 9/11, Francisco J Perez of Jasper was arrested on charges of Rape, Criminal Confinement, Battery and was lodged in the Dubois County Security Center.

On Saturday morning, JPD officers were contacted by Memorial Hospital, who advised they were treating an adult female who was involved in a sexual assault.  After an investigation, officers learned that Mr. Perez had sexually assaulted the female at a residence in Jasper late Friday night. Mr. Perez was located at Dubois Co Work Release Center. Mr. Perez was arrested and charged with Rape /Level 3 Felony, Criminal Confinement/ Level 6 Felony, and Battery/ Class A Misdemeanor.