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Friz Court Date Moved to December 12th

The Alan and Aimee Friz court date has been moved to December 12th.  Attorneys needed more time to use before the pre-trail date which originally was set for today, November 9th.

The Huntingburg dentist Alan A. Friz, 57, and his wife Aimee Friz, 36, were charged a total of 48 felony counts in Dubois Circuit Court in October. The charges stemmed from an October 4th  incident at their rural Huntingburg home.

Dubois County Sheriff’s Department had been called to the home following a report of a juvenile out of control at the home. Investigations resulted in the arrest of the Frizes, the juvenile girl’s parents.

For more see archived story on newsnowdc.com

Registration Open For Girls On The Run Program

Jasper (NNDC) – Registration is now open for the upcoming Girls On The Run 2018 season. Registration will close at days end Monday, November 20.

The Girls on the Run program is available to all third, fourth, and fifth grade girls in Dubois County. The program, an international non-profit, is a positive youth development program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experienced based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Teams of girls and their volunteer coaches will meet twice a week for 10 weeks to play games, exercise, and learn important life skills.

The fourth season of the program will kick off February 5th and culminate with the GOTR Celebratory 5K on April 28th (rain date May 4). Program fees are income based and ranger from $10 to $100. Scholarships are available through an application process.

All third, fourth, and fifth grade girls are encouraged to join the program regardless of previous running experience and level of physical fitness. Home school students are encouraged to participate at any of the program sites (Northeast Dubois County Schools, Southeast Dubois County Schools, Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools and surrounding area, and Southwest Dubois County Schools).

Girls On The Run is seeking coaches and other volunteers for the spring season to assist with many different aspects of the organization. Volunteer opportunities include coaches, snack fairies, committee members, 5K running buddies, event volunteers, and more.

To register, for additional information on Girls on The Run, for program schedules at each of the four sites, or for more volunteer information, go to www.gotrswin.org.

Organ Dedication Sunday at Holy Family Church

Jasper (NNDC) – Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper is hosting an “organ dedication” concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 12, in the church, 950 Church Avenue. The presentation features guest artist Greg Zelek playing Holy Family’s new Rodgers Infinity 361 organ.

A Greg Zelek review in The Madison Magazine states: “Greg brings new life to the organ with effortless skill and precision.”

Free admission. The public is invited.

Huntingburg Christmas Stroll This Weekend

The 33rd annual stroll begins at 10 a.m. Thursday and continues through 3 p.m. Sunday on Fourth Street in downtown Huntingburg. Dozens of antique and specialty shops, eateries, and more.

Carriage rides, shopping, carolers, photos with Santa, a lantern launch, and the popular cookie walk. Photo “hot spots” along 4th Street.

The Christmas Stroll heralds the official start of the holiday season.

Rotary Club of Jasper to Help Dispose of Bulky Items through Grant


Rotarians around the world work to provide clean water, and the Rotary Club of Jasper is no exception.  The local Rotarians received a grant to help keep our local drinking water sources safe and clean.  As a part of the recent Dubois County Creek Sweep, Jasper Rotarians assisted with bulky item pickup from local residents who need assistance with transporting their items.


For a limited time, club members will assist local residents who lack the financial means or transportation to take their bulky items to the Dubois County Solid Waste District for proper disposal.


To find out if you qualify for this special offer, contact Rotarian Judi Brown at (812) 482-1171 Ext. 131 by 4 PM Monday, November 13.


The Dubois County Creek Sweep was sponsored by the Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District, Dubois County Solid Waste District, and City of Jasper Stormwater Department.  The Rotary Club of Jasper supported this project by providing volunteers on the day of the Sweep, and also through the transport of the large and bulky items.  Over 4,500 pounds of trash and debris was collected out of the local waterways by 38 volunteers during the Creek Sweep.  The Rotary Club has extended their grant project until November 13 to assist as many residents as possible.

Veterans Breakfast Thursday in Ferdinand

Ferdinand (NNDC) – Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand is hosting its annual Veterans Breakfast Thursday morning, November 9. The breakfast will be served from 7 to 10:30 at the Ferdinand American Legion.

All local veterans and a guest are welcome to attend.


8th and Van Buren Intersection Closed in Huntingburg

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The intersection of Van Buren and 8th Street in Huntingburg is closed and will remain closed for approximately two weeks. The closing is due to work on the railroad crossing at that intersection, which does not allow access to it.

Motorists are urged to drive with caution in that area. The intersection will be reopened when the work on the crossing is completed.


100 Men Who Cook Will Benefit CASA

Jasper (NNDC) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Dubois County will be the benefactor of Old National Bank’s 2018 100 Men Who Cook fundraiser. The proceeds will be used for CASA’s expansion into Orange County.

The goal of Old National’s 100 Men Who Cook event is to raise as much money as possible for local non-profit organizations. In 2014 over $114,000 was raised to benefit the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund, in 2016 more than $245,000 benefited the E5 Foundation and the Dubois County Leukemia Association.

The 100 Men Who Cook event brings 100 local celebrity chefs together to prepare and serve their best culinary dish for the community. The event also offers music, live and silent auctions, and a chefs competition that honors the chef who raises the most money for the cause.

The 2018 event is scheduled for Saturday, September 8, at the Huntingburg Event Center. For information on sponsorship, chef registration, tickets, and/or tables, contact Denise Schnell at denise.schnell@oldnational.com or 812 634-5299.

MEN WHO COOK BENEFIT CASA – (l. t. r.) Clayton Boyles (Director, Dubois County Community Foundation), CASA representatives Angie Anderson, Nicole Lampert, Deena Hubler, Elaine Schitter, Sara Wendholt, and John Siebert, and in back, Old National Bank Region President Tom Krodel.


November Busy Month For Jasper Library Book Cellar

Jasper (NNDC) – November is a busy month for the Book Cellar at the Jasper Public Library. The Book Cellar, located in the basement of the Jasper Library Annex across the street from the library, is a well-organized used book store that offers most genres, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks.

November is Health Care Provider Appreciation Month and health care providers from all disciplines will receive discounts on all purchases throughout the month.

During November the Book Cellar is featuring the vintage medical collection of Dr. Edward Ploetner, donated by his family.

Also during November all Christmas books in the Cellar’s Christmas display are on sale with a buy one, get one free special.

The Book Cellar, which has both a clearance and free section, is run by volunteers of the Friends of the Jasper Public Library. Proceeds benefit the library programs for children and adults. In November the Book Cellar is open on Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, November 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Southridge Wins Football Sectional In Overtime Thriller

Evansville (NNDC) – The Southridge Raiders outlasted Evansville Mater Dei, 38 to 31 in an overtime thriller Friday night at Reitz Bowl to win the IHSAA 2A Sectional 40 championship. The victory sends the Raiders into the regional round of the playoffs November 10 against Clarksville Providence.

After each team scored 7 points in the first quarter, Mater Dei led Southridge 21-16 at halftime, and 31 to 23 at the end of the third quarter before the Raiders rallied in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 31-31 forcing the overtime.

The Raiders had the first possession in OT and scored on a six yard run by Tucker Schank followed by the PAT kick by Jeovany Dubon. The Southridge defense sealed the victory by keeping Mater Dei out of the end zone on four unsuccessful tries by the Wildcats.

Southridge, now 10 and 2 with victories in 9 of their last 10 games including three straight in the sectional, will host Providence this coming Friday in their regional matchup at Raider Field. Providence defeated Paoli, 41-25, in its sectional final and will bring an 8-5 record into the regional.

The Southridge-Mater Dei game was televised on NewsNow Dubois County. Replays of the game will be streamed at various times all week long at www.newsnowdc.com. You can also watch the replay by clicking on the red “NewsNow Live/Archive” tab at the top of the NewsNow DC homepage (www.newsnowdc.com).