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Jasper Chamber of Commerce Holds 65th Annual Meeting Wednesday

Jasper (NNDC):


The Jasper Chamber of commerce held it’s 65th annual meeting on Wednesday at KlubHaus 61.  Presentations and remarks were made by outgoing Chamber President Brian Hostetter who also presented the “President’s Community Excellence award” as well as remarks by incoming President Tom Moorman.

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Brian Hostetter introduces Dean Vonderheide as this years recipient of the “President’s Community Excellence Award”.


Incoming Jasper Chamber Tom Moorman remarks on his new position.


Nancy Eckerle introduced NSWC Crandall Commanding Officer CAPT Mark Oesterreich.  See excerpts from his remarks below:


CAPT Mark Oesterreich closes his remarks on Crane:


Nancy Eckelrly closes the event:


One on one interviews with CAPT Mark Oesterreich – NSWC Crane, Dean Vonderheide – winner of President’s Community Excellence Award, and Tom Moorman – Incoming President of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce.

The Final round of the Ladies Senior LPGA Championship is underway at the Pete Dye course today in French Lick

French Lick (NNDC) – The Ladies Senior LPGA Championship is underway at the Pete Dye course today in French Lick and Steve Luegers and his fiancee Linda are on the list of volunteers today.  It’s a great day for golf and the week long tournament has drawn golf enthusiast from all over.

Leader Board below: Major Sponsors include Old National Bank and Riley Children’s Hospital. Also pictured is the first tee below along with a beautiful view of the course.



newsnowdc.com will have more on the tournament check back for updates.

The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing 30 countries. With a vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA teaching and club professionals grow the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.comwww.facebook.com/LPGA,www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.

Air Force Concert Band to Perform Wednesday Evening


The event begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.  The concert by the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America is free and open to the public and is to be held at the Jasper arts Center.  Presented in partnership with Jasper Community Arts, the performance is family-friendly for all ages.

Notes, Jokes & Quotes for Wednesday/Thursday

Notes of the Day:

  • Pope Gregory I declared rabbit foetuses were marine animals and could be eaten during Lent.
  • Canada has a strategic maple syrup reserve to ensure global supply in case of emergency.
  • Apple’s Siri will flip a coin for you if you can’t make a decision.
  • People with high IQs tend to appreciate dark humor more.
  • U.S. Senator Joe McCarthy was a heroin addict in his later years, and the U.S. government paid for his heroin.
  • During WWI, a group of Russian and German soldiers agreed to a cease-fire to fend off an attack by wolves.
  • The earliest known @ sign features in a 14th century Bulgarian translation of a Greek chronicle. It is used instead of an a, but historians aren’t sure why.

Jokes of the Day:

  •  An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of church services when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled, “Stop! Acts 2:38!” (Repent and be baptized, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven.) The burglar stopped in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done. As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar, “Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture to you.” “Scripture?” replied the burglar. “She said she had an ax and two 38’s!”
  • The phone rings in the middle of the night at a doctor’s house.  He answers and it is his friend, another doctor, that tells him:  “we need a fourth player for our card game”.  So he gets up and puts on his coat.  As he is leaving, his wife asks : “Is it something serious?”, and he replies:  “You can bet on it.  There are three doctors in there already and they need my help”.
  • Did you hear about the two guys who stole a calendar?  They each got 6 months.
  • What did one eye say to the other?  Between you and me, something smells.
  • What does a wicked chicken lay?  Deviled eggs.
















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Agriculture Economic Summit Set

Jasper (NNDC):

A Southwest Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit is to be held Friday November 16th:

Details and schedules are outlined below:

The program begins at 8:30am and run until 1:00pm EST @ Vincennes University Jasper – Center for Technology, Innovation & Manufacturing Theatre, located at 961 College Avenue, Jasper.

Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District with Dubois Strong will be hosting the event geared towards updating local producers, agricultural businesses, and financial institutions on the latest in economic programs, education and opportunities in the county.

* 8:50am – OPENING REMARKS by Ed Cole, President, Dubois Strong.
* 9:00am – 1+1+2= NEW AGRICULTURE PROGRAM AT VINCENNES UNIVERSITY by Christian Blome, Dean,
Vincennes University Jasper.


Medical Collection Day

Dubois County (NNDC):

Dubois County will hold a Medication Collection Day on Saturday, Oct. 27.  The Jasper State Police Post, located at 2209 Newton St., will host the collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while the Holland Fire Station, located at 504 Main St., and the St. Anthony Fire Station, located at 4068 E 450S, will host from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Huntingburg and Jasper police stations also accept pharmaceuticals 24/7 in their medical drop boxes.

Expired, unwanted and unused medications, vitamins, ointments, syrups, drops, herbal products and aerosols not in pressurized containers will be accepted at the collection sites. No sharps, infectious materials (anything containing bodily fluids) or waste will be collected.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department will supervise the collections at the Holland and St. Anthony fire stations, and the Indiana State Police will supervise the Jasper Post site.

Area Bands Advance to Next Level

Dubois County (NNDC):

Several local high school marching bands are advancing to the semi-state competition this month, including Southridge, Forest Park and Jasper which all placed in the top 10 during this past weekend’s regional.

All three schools are hoping to place in the top 10 during semi-state which would lead them to a spot in the ISSMA State Finals in Indianapolis early next month.

Scam Alert for Coats for Kids

Dubois County (NNDC):

Residents are being warned about a phone scam seeking money for the annual Coats for Kids campaign:

Organizers of this year’s Coats for Kids drive are warning area residents of a phone scam.

According to Andy Welsh, someone is calling locals claiming to be from the Dubois County Coats for Kids annual campaign “We don’t want this to taint everything that’s been going on for the past 25 years,” explains Welsh.  “I’ve been making calls, but I’ve only called maybe 8 or 10 different businesses and I’ve finished doing that for the most part.”  He continued, “If someone were to make a call from Coats for Kids asking for money, it would be from me and me only.”

Several people have reported getting a call but we don’t know if anyone fell for the scam.  People who receive this type of call should hang up and report it to the police.

The distribution day for Coats for Kids will be held at the Precious Blood Gum beginning at 9:30 a.m. on  December 8th in.

Boxes will begin appearing in local businesses next week where you can drop off your donated coats.

Jasper Man Arrested on Theft Charges

Jasper (NNDC):


A Jasper man is in jail Monday on felony theft charges.

Police say Zachary Gilbert of Jasper stole a motorized scooter earlier this month, disassembled it and used the parts on his own scooter.  Reports indicate he admitted to the theft.

He says he attempted to hide the remaining evidence by throwing  the other parts of the scooter into a wooded area.

He’s been charged with felony theft.

Frost Advisory Tuesday Night

Dubois County (NNDC):

Dubois County and surrounding areas are under a frost advisory Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning and possibly all week:

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. EDT Tuesday and may extend through Sunday with possible lows of 31 degrees.

Temperature Lows are likley to be 33 to 36 degrees, with the coldest temperatures limited to sheltered valleys and typical cool spots.  Sensitive vegetation should be covered to prevent freezing.