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Doll Silent Auction Underway at Dubois County Museum

Jasper (NNDC) – A special silent auction, featuring seven collectible dolls, is underway at the Dubois County Museum in Jasper and continues through March 31, when the bidding stops and the dolls are awarded.

The dolls were given to the museum from the private collection of the late Ida Joe Temple, one of the founding directors of the museum. At her request, the proceeds from the auction will go to the Little Pioneers children’s room for exhibits and progrms.

The dolls are on display with information on the dolls and bidding instructions. Dolls may be viewed and bids placed during regular museum hours.

The auction is being held in conjunction with the Dolls and Dollhouse Exhibit which opened on March 1. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed on Mondays.


Rangers Post Friday Win Over Pike Central, Raiders and Jeeps Lose

Basketball (NNDC) – Forest Park defeated Pike Central Friday night in local high school boys basketball while Southridge lost at home to South Spencer and Northeast Dubois lost at Loogootee.

The Rangers charged by the Chargers, 54 to 41, their fourth straight victory, their eighth win in their last 11 outings. They will see action again Tuesday at home against Gibson Southern. Pike Central falls to 9 and 10 and will play again tonight at home, hosting Jasper.

The Raiders were upset by South Spencer, 64 to 51, their second loss in a row, their seventh loss in their last 10 games. Southridge plays again tonight at Loogootee. South Spencer improves to 7-14.

The Jeeps suffered a 47 to 40 setback at Loogootee. The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Jeeps. Now 11 and 9, Northeast Dubois plays again Tuesday at home against Tecumseh. Loogootee, now 10-10, plays tonight at home, hosting Southridge.


IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament Pairings Draw Sunday


Indianapolis (NNDC) – Pairings for the 108th annual Indiana High School Boys State Basketball Tournament will be drawn Sunday afternoon. The draw will begin at 5 o’clock at the IHSAA office in Indianapolis.

The draw will be streamed live at www.ihsaatv.com hosted by Bob Lovell and Greg Rakeshaw. Radio coverage will be broadcast live on the IHSAA Champions Network and its affiliates.

Complete pairings will be available at www.IHSAA.org following completion of the draw.

Tournament play will begin the week of February 26.



Deborah Major Seeking Demo Nomination For District 3 County Council Seat

Ferdinand (From Release) – Deborah Major of Ferdinand has filed to seek the Democratic nomination to the Dubois County Council, District 3 seat. District 3 includes Columbia, Hall, Ferdinand, Jackson, Jefferson and Marion townships.

Major has resided in Ferdinand for 18 years with her husband Raymond; married for 35 years. They have three adult children; Woodrow, Eli and Kathryn. She holds a B.S. degree in Food, Nutrition and Institutional Management from the University of Alabama, is retired after 38 years of institutional management, and has served in hospitals, industry, and higher education, including Food Service Director at Person County Hospital (NC) and Clark Memorial Hospital (IN), GE Appliance Park, and St. Meinrad Archabbey and School of Theology. She developed institutional budgets, revenue generating projects, management policies, and has experience in analyses of budgets, sales, accounting and payroll functions, as well as personnel hiring, development and training.

Major has chaired fund raising committees for the Forest Park Marching Rangers and the Fund for the Arts in Louisville. She has served on the boards of the American Red Cross and the Easter Seals Foundation in Jeffersonville. She completed the Leadership training in Clark County. She developed and taught a class at a community college in Roxboro, North Carolina, and was a first aide instructor for first responders in Person County, North Carolina. She currently volunteers at the Ferdinand Branch Library and with the Friends of the Library. She is a member and volunteers for the Ferdinand Historical Society.

Major says, “I am fiscally conservative and believe that all spending be subject to well-reasoned cost-benefit analysis. I look forward to serving the citizens of Dubois County on the County Council.”

Holland Kiwanis Annual Gun & Knife Show This Weekend

Jasper – (NNDC)

The event is held at the Huntingburg Event Center and features Gun and Knife dealers from all over including many nearby states.  The event includes many types of of guns and knives from hunting to rare collectible items are available.  The show is proud to offer the public this large about of dealers and experts for guns and knives and the Holland Kiwanis Club uses this show to support many of their local projects with proceeds going to Riley Hospital for Children and the Ronald McDonald House.  Doors open Saturday and Sunday at 9am eastern and refreshments will be available. Again Join Holland Kiwanis at the Huntingburg Event Center as they raise funds to benefit Riley Children’s Foundation & Other Community Projects during the Annual Gun & Knife Show. Admission $6 (kids 12 & under FREE).

Cabin Fever Event at Ferdinand State Forest Postponed

Jasper – (NNDC)

The Cabin Fever Hike originally scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 2018,
at the Ferdinand State Forest has been postponed due to inclement weather
conditions. A new date will be announced soon. Follow DC Multisport on
Facebook (Facebook.com/DCMultisport) for further updates.

“On Golden Pond” Live On Stage Sunday at Jasper Arts Center

Jasper (NNDC) – The Montana Repertory Theatre’s production of On Golden Pond will be presented live on stage Sunday evening at the Jasper Arts Center on the campus of Vincennes University Jasper Campus. Curtain time for the one night only performance is 7:30.

Montana Repertory Theatre, one of the most dynamic and respected touring companies in the country, was established as a professional touring company in 1967. Montana Rep assembles principal actors, directors, and designers with prestigious credits, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours of Broadway shows, and major regional theater credits. Its mission is to tell the great stories of our world to enlighten, develop, and celebrate the human spirit in an ever-expanding community.

Tickets are $35 for adults, $33 for seniors, and $30 for students and children. Group rates are available. Tickets are available at the Jasper Arts Center ticket office, open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before curtain time, or by calling 812 482-3070.

IU Economic Forecast Luncheon Registration Deadline Monday

Jasper (NNDC)The Rotary Club of Jasper and IMA Evansville Chapter are hosting an Indiana University Economic Forecast Luncheon Thursday, February 22, at KlubHaus 61 in Jasper. The luncheon, scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., features four panelists and up-to-date opinions regarding the world, national, state, and local economic for 2018 and beyond.

The panelists are Jerry Conover, director Indiana University Research Center, Kelley School of Business, Ed Cole, president of Dubois County Strong, Charles A. Trzcinka, director Indiana Business Research Center, Kelley School of Business, and Willard E. Witte, co-director of the Center for Econometric Model Research, Association Professor Emeritus.

Cost is $25 (meal included). Registration deadline is Monday, February 19. To register call 812 482-9650 or email success@duboisstrong.com.

Tedrow Seeking Democratic Nomination For District 63 Seat

Jasper (NNDC) – Dennis Tedrow of Jasper has announced his candidacy for the office of State Representative in Indiana District 63.

In announcing his candidacy Tedrow said, “Local government provides us with the most powerful of offices in our free world; for it is with local action and leadership that we truly see our families and neighbors prosper. While more and more is being poured into national campaigns every election cycle, we are seeing less and less getting done here locally. Our infrastructure is in decay and our funding for education is in dire need of assistance. Our roads and our school system’s voucher program is a mess.”

He added, “I am running this year for the purpose of providing a voice of change; but one of reason. Our political leaders are failing us and the time has come for real, honest, good change. We need someone with the will and strength to stand up and fight for our rights, and for our future. We need someone who actually has the energy and stamina to go the distance against establishment politicians. With your vote I vow to be that someone.

Tedrow is a graduate of Barr-Reeve High School and studied political science, international science, and Spanish at the University of Evansville. He is presently employed at Masterbrand Cabinet Company in Ferdinand.

News Now Sharing Valentines Cheer

Jasper – (NNDC)

News Now General Manager Ron Spaulding and Account Manager Steve Luegers made the rounds today spreading some delicious chocolate cheer from Chocolate Bliss in downtown Jasper.  Since Ron and Steve where downtown it was only right to visit a few of our News Now Business friends and associates along with the chocolate truffles from Chocolate Bliss and needless to say it was easy to walk in many doors today.

Pictures below include Ron and Steve at the City Office of Jasper, Rachelle and Jane at Siebert’s and Karen at the City office.  Mayor Seitz was very busy today but Ron and Steve where able to drop a few chocolates off anyway.






News Now would like to take this time to wish everyone a happy Valentines Day and thanks for following News Now on your mobile devices.