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Dubois County Sports

Dubois County (NNDC):   Saturday night saw three of the four county schools in action on the basketball court.   Southridge hosted Princeton and NE Dubois visited Forest Park.    The Raiders and Rangers were looking to get back on the winning track while NE Dubois was looking for their 5th win of the season.   At Huntingburg Memorial Gym, the visiting Tigers jumped out to an early 6-0 lead over the Raiders with a pair of 3’s.   Southridge got on the scoreboard and both teams went into the locker room at the half tied at 26.   Princeton dominated the 3rd quarter and held off Southridge in the 4th to pick up their 5th win of the season.   With the 53-48 loss, the Raiders drop to 2-3 on the season.   Colson Montgomery led Southridge with 15 points.   The Raiders return to action Tuesday night as they host Pike Central (1-3).    At Forest Park, the Rangers picked up a 41-36 win over NE Dubois.   Forest Park improves their record to 3-3 while NE Dubois drops to 4-2 on the season.   The Rangers return to action on Saturday as they will host Washington (3-3) with an 8pm tip.   NE Dubois travels to Barr Reeve (6-1) to face the Vikings on Tuesday for a 7:30pm start.

Basketball (Boys)

Forest Park 41 – NE Dubois 36

Princeton 53 – Southridge 48

Dubois County Sports

Dubois County (NNDC):  Friday night saw the Jasper Wildcats and Southridge Raiders Boys Basketball teams in action.   Jasper hosted the Boonville Pioneers in conference play and Southridge traveled to Martin County to face the Shoals Jug Rox.   Jasper picked up a 55-54 victory for their 4th win of the season against 1 loss.   Jackson Kabrick led the Wildcats with 22 points.   Jasper (4-1) will be back in action on Friday night as they host Tell City (3-1).   The Southridge Raiders came up short in their battle with the Jug Rox.   Southridge led by 9 at halftime, but Shoals dominated the 2nd half and came away with a 57-51 win over the Raiders.   Colson Montgomery led Southridge with 20 points and Senior Jaden Hayes added 19.   The Raiders are now 2-2 on the season and return to Memorial Gym tonight (Saturday) to host Princeton (4-2) who defeated Vincennes Lincoln on Friday night.

In other action scheduled for Saturday night, Forest Park and NE Dubois will battle in Ferdinand.   The 2 Dubois County teams will tip at 7:30pm.


Basketball (Boys)

Jasper 55 – Boonville 54

Shoals 57 – Southridge 51

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Mayor Seitz Remarks on the Past, Present and Future (Click video and enlarge screen for best effect)

Jasper (NNDC):

Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz took a few minutes to speak to News Now about his tenure as Mayor, his plans for the future on the Mike Braun team as well as the go forward for Jasper.

Note: The video is 7 minutes long but it is well worth the view.


Local Republican Speaks Regarding Mayor’s Resignation (Click video to view, enlarge screen and adjust sound for best effect)

Jasper (NNDC):

Local Republican County Chairman and Indiana State Senator Mark Messmer comments on Mayor Terry Seitz’s decision to resign as of the end of the year to join newly elected U.S. Senator Mike Braun’s team.


Busy Day for Dubois County Politics

Dubois County (NNDC):

It had been a busy couple of days for politics in Jasper and Dubois County.






Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz announced his resignation to work for newly elected U.S. Senator Mike Bruan of Jasper effective the end of this year.  U.S. Senator Elect Braun commented on Mayor Seitz and his many contributions to Jasper as well as the State of Indiana and welcomed him to the Braun team.

Mayor Seitz complimented his Jasper team on their great efforts throughout his tenure and reassured citizens that the transition to his yet to be decided successor would be smooth and that projects already in place as well as those projects still in the planning stage will continue on pace.


NOTE:  This story is being updated, check back Friday for videos and updates.

Also, the announcement from Mayor Seitz can be found in its entirety on another tab on our home page.


Dubois County:

The Central Committee of the Dubois County Democrats caucused on December 12th at the Jasper Habig Center to fill a recent vacancy in party

Mike Kendall was elected as chairperson for the Dubois County Democrats.

Mike has served our community in the past as a member of St. Joseph’s Parish Council, as a lawyer for teachers and factory workers in Dubois County, and as a State Senator. Over the years, he has been politically active throughout Indiana, always, with a plan to return home.

We are glad to have you back.

For any information about the local Democratic Party, you can leave a message for Chairman Kendall at 812-827-2508.

Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz Announces Resignation Today

Jasper (NNDC):

A letter to the citizens of Jasper from Mayor Terry Seitz:

2018 has been a year of monumental events for our community. From the dedication of The
Parklands of Jasper to being named the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Community of the Year,
there have been many significant moments. We also drew national attention with the election of
Jasper businessman, Mike Braun, to the United States Senate.

This moment in time has provided a rare opportunity for me to consider a different approach to
public service. After much consideration, I have accepted a senior staff position with our
Senator-elect and will be resigning as Mayor of Jasper effective January 1, 2019. Elected
officials, department leaders and my colleagues at City Hall were notified of my decision today.

Senator-elect Braun issued a formal welcome today: “Terry has done a phenomenal job as
mayor of my hometown of Jasper. Under his leadership, Jasper was recently named the Indiana
Chamber of Commerce Community of the Year. Mayor Seitz’s skills as a leader and a passion
for serving Hoosiers make him a tremendous asset I’m proud to have joining our team.”

It has been the highest honor to have served as your mayor for the last seven years. Waking up
each morning knowing that I represented all the good this city offers has been an extraordinary
experience. Along the way I’ve met many new friends, both here in Jasper and around the State
of Indiana. Building upon these same friendships will be part of my work for Senator Braun.

A very talented City staff has been engaged in every step of the projects underway and planned
in the City. This will not change. Let me assure you that, while I’ve played a role in what is
happening in Jasper, this dynamic team deserves credit for all our accomplishments. We will
continue to build upon the collaboration we have established in our region as a leading Indiana
city and a city of leaders. Our future is in good hands.

Pursuant to state law, Jasper’s next mayor will be selected by a caucus of Republican Precinct
Committee members to be convened by Dubois County Republican Chair, Mark Messmer.
My wife, Deena, and I offer our deepest gratitude for all the kindness and trust bestowed upon us
over the years. Likewise, we are grateful for the opportunity to assist Senator-elect Braun as he
begins his new journey. May God continue to bless Jasper!

Mayor Terry Seitz


NOTE:  This story is being updated, please check back Friday for interviews and updates.

Notes, Jokes, & Quotes

Notes and Facts:

  •  Coffee is most effective if consumed between 9:30 am and 11:30 am.
  • Going to church is good for you: Services lowers your blood pressure, a study found.
  • Despite its “Sunshine State” nickname, Florida is not the sunniest U.S. state. Arizona is, closely followed by Nevada.
  • 1 in 10 Americans thinks HTML –the language of web pages– is a sexually transmitted disease.
  • It’s been over 30 years since we had a cooler-than-average month.
  • YouTube has over a billion users, almost one-third of all people on the Internet.
  • Women speak about 20,000 words a day. That’s 13,000 more than the average man.
  • The world’s biggest family lives together in India: a man with 39 wives and 94 children.
  • California was the first U.S. state that banned Marijuana
    a century.


  •  A Why do chicken coops have two doors? Because if it had four doors it’s be a chicken sedan.
  • A fat man and a skinny man were arguing about who was more polite. The skinny man said he was more polite because he always tipped his hat to ladies. But the fat man said he was the more courteous because, whenever he got up and offered his seat, two ladies could sit down.
  • I believe you should live each day as if it is your last, which is why I don’t have any clean laundry because, come on, who wants to wash clothes on the last day of their life?
  • A man goes to the doctor and says, “Doctor, wherever I touch, it hurts.” The doctor asks, “What do you mean?” The man says, “When I touch my shoulder, it really hurts. If I touch my knee –OUCH! When I touch my forehead, it really, really hurts.” The doctor says, “I know what’s wrong with you –you’ve broken your finger!”.
  • Why is it that when you blow in a dog’s face it gets mad at you? But when you take it in a car it sticks its head out the window.




Dubois County Sports

Dubois County (NNDC):  The Jasper Lady Wildcats Basketball team picked up a huge conference win on Tuesday night with a 41-36 win over previously undefeated and Class 3A #10 Washington Hatchets.  With the win, the Wildcats are 3-0 in Big Eight Conference play.   Brooke Nottingham and Kortney Ruhe paced Jasper with 12 points each.  Jasper has won 5 straight and improved their record to 6-4 on the season.   The Wildcats will host NE Dubois on Thursday night with a 7:30pm Varsity tip.   Forest Park hosted Evansville Central on Tuesday night as the Rangers were looking to pick up their 4th win of the season.   The 1-8 Bears came into the contest with other plans but the home team picked up the victory as the Rangers cruised to a 61-48 win.   Macie Zinc led all scorers with a career high 29 points while Kenlee Gehlhausen knocked down 12.   Forest Park is now 4-6 on the season and will travel to Paoli (7-4) on Thursday night.   In other Girls Basketball involving Dubois County schools, the NE Dubois Jeeps ran into a buzz saw at Crawford County as the Jeeps fall to the Wolfpack 57-25.   Brinley Royer led NE Dubois with 9 points.   The Jeeps (1-12) will travel to Jasper and face the Wildcats (6-4) on Thursday night.

On the Wrestling mat, the Jasper Wildcats hosted Pike Central and Vincennes Lincoln in a dual meet.   Jasper won over Vincennes Lincoln 58-15 and Pike Central 48-21.   The Southridge Raiders fell on the road in their match against the Castle Knights.   The Raiders and the Knights each had 6 wins but Southridge had to forfeit two weight classes which led to Castle picking up the victory.

In High School Swimming, NE Dubois hosted Tell City.   The Marksman won both on the Boys and Girls side.   Tell City Boys picked up a 96-66 win while the Lady Marksman picked up the win over the Jeeps 133-25.


Basketball – Girls

Jasper 41 – Washington 36

Forest Park 61 – Evansville Central 48

Crawford County 57 – NE Dubois 25



Jasper 58 – Vincennes Lincoln 15

Jasper 48 – Pike Central 21



(Boys) Tell City 96 – NE Dubois 66

(Girls) Tell City 133 – NE Dubois 25


County Commissioner Elmer Brames Elected to New Position

Dubois County (NNDC):

Elmer Brames, a Dubois County Commissioner has been elected as president of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners’ for the Southwest District of Indiana.

The Indiana Association of County Commissioners provides education, leadership, support, and education as well as serve as a resource for county commissioners throughout the state. The association serves as a liaison among counties, state and federal agencies, as well as lobbies the Indiana General Assembly on behalf of county commissioners and provides technical assistance and training to county commissioners and support staff.

Brames will serve on the association’s board of directors and will represent the elected county commissioners in the southwest district of the state.