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Electric cooperatives host student art contest

Electric cooperatives host student art contest
Calendar art contest recognizes artistic talents of Hoosier youth

Jasper, Ind. – September 16, 2019

Indiana’s electric cooperatives and their statewide magazine, Indiana Connection, invite Indiana K-12 students to enter the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest.

A first-place artist will be selected for each grade, K-12, and will receive $200. The artwork of each grade level winner will illustrate either the cover or one of the 12 months of the calendar. Up to nine additional artists will earn honorable mention awards and will receive $75. These works will appear in a special section of the calendar.

Artwork will be judged on artistic merit, originality, creativity and its suitability for a wall calendar. Indiana public, private or home-schooled students in kindergarten through 12th grade during the 2019-20 school year are eligible.

“We are proud to be a part of recognizing and showcasing the artistic talents of our youth,” said Joe Henson, CEO and General Manager of Dubois Rural Electric Cooperative.

The 2021 wall calendar will be available at the offices of participating Indiana electric cooperatives in autumn 2020.

A complete set of rules, instructions, required entry forms and additional contest information are available visiting indianaconnection.org/for-youth/2021-contest. The entry deadline is March 20, 2020.

Dubois REC is a rural electric cooperative headquartered in Jasper, Indiana that serves over 10,000 members in the rural areas of Dubois, Crawford, Martin, Orange, Perry and Pike counties. For more information, visit www.duboisrec.com.

Huntingburg – Kiwanis give through recent partnership with Huntingburg Elementary

Huntingburg – (NNDC)

 

The Huntingburg-Kiwanis recently established a partnership with Huntingburg Elementary called, Kiwanis Helping Hands. Through that partnership a $1,000 donation was given to the Needy Nurse Fund, which can be used to assist students in need.

 

 

Pictured (left to right) Lindsey Burger, Mandy Allen, Lisa Clark, Larry Feldmeyer, Southwest Dubois Nurse Katie LaMar, Huntingburg Elementary Principal Chad Whitehead and Sara Schroeder.

The Huntingburg Kiwanis meet every Monday from Noon-1pm at the Eagles in Huntingburg. New members are always welcome.

Parking restrictions this week in Huntingburg

Huntingburg – (NNDC)

Huntingburg, Ind. – Weather permitting, the City of Huntingburg street department will be painting parking spaces this week on the following streets:

  • 5th Street between US231 and Washington Street;
  • Jackson Street between SR64 and 4th Street;
  • Van Buren Street between SR64 and 5th Street;
  • Washington Street between Railroad Avenue and 4th Street.4th

 “No parking” signs will be posted the night prior to the anticipated work date. The work will begin in the morning, and parking restrictions will be lifted once the work is completed.

For questions or for more information, please contact Rachel Steckler, Director of Community Development at 683-2211 or by email at rsteckler@huntingburg-in.gov.

Community Foundation Receives $330,000 Gift From Local Priest’s Estate

Jasper – (NNDC)

Dubois County Community Foundation recently received a generous donation from the estate of Rev. Philip Kreilein, a former priest at St.
Joseph Parish in Jasper and St. Ferdinand Parish in Ferdinand. This is the largest single contribution to the community foundation by an individual this year.

The gift is designated for the Lucille Kreilein St. Joseph Church Sacristy Endowment, an endowment established in 1999 by his parents, Raymond and Lucille Kreilein, and supports St. Joseph Parish for sacristy and altar expenses. “The Community Foundation is extremely grateful for Fr. Phil’s generosity and consider it a privilege to be named in his estate,” Clayton Boyles, community foundation executive director
said. “For a donor to entrust our organization with this type of gift is truly an honor,” Boyles said. Kreilein, a Jasper native, was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Evansville in 1974 and served  as Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Jasper from 1999-2003. He passed last October.

His priestly assignments included Associate, St. Simon Parish, Washington, 1974; teacher, Mater Dei High School, Evansville, 1977; associate, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Evansville, 1980; pastor, St. Mary Parish, Washington, and teacher, Washington Catholic High School, 1982; pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Fort Branch, 1988; pastor, St. Ferdinand Parish, Ferdinand, 1991; pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Jasper, March 1999; pastor, Resurrection Parish, Evansville, July 3, 2002; three-month sabbatical, 2010 (June-September); Pastor, Resurrection Parish, Evansville, 2010; Moderator, St. Boniface Parish, Evansville, 2010; Administrator, St Boniface Parish, Evansville, 2018 (Feb. 1-Feb. 13).

He served many years as the chaplain for athletes and teams at Mater Dei High School and the University of Southern Indiana.

Father Kreilein’s other responsibilities included service as Director of Continuing Education: Ministry to Priests, 2012; Dean, Evansville West Deanery, 2014; and Dean, South Deanery, 2015.

Sylvester Kreilein, Ph.D., and elder brother of Fr. Phil, states, “For many years, our mother cleaned St. Joseph’s sacristy as well as washed and ironed altar cloths. In addition to attending daily mass, it was working with the sacristy group that gave her a stronger sense of belonging.
An added incentive for her to establish the Sacristy Endowment was Fr. Phil’s assignment as Pastor at St. Joseph’s Parish,” he said.

The Community Foundation will invest the estate gift allowing it to grow over time and provide an annual grant to St. Joseph Parish. “We will responsibly steward this gift in perpetuity,” Boyles said. Boyles said the foundation’s board of directors is focused on strategies to increase planned giving for the benefit of our community and the Kreilein estate gift demonstrates how the potential impact is limitless. “Fr. Phil was a son of St. Joseph. How wonderful it is that he honored the legacy of his parents with this donation to their endowment,” Fr. Eugene Schmitt, St. Joseph Parish Pastor said.

“The Community Foundation administers many endowments for St. Joseph, and we thank the donors for their generosity and the Community Foundation for their great work,” Schmitt said. “Fr. Phil’s contribution will greatly expand the existing sacristy endowment and continue to
mirror the pleasure he had in enhancing the church,” said Sylvester Kreilein.

For more information on planned giving to benefit future generations of Dubois County, please contact Community Foundation staff at (812) 482-5295 or visit dccommunityfoundation.org

UPDATED: Tuesday Sports Results

Dubois County (NNDC):  The fall sports schedules are winding down but several area teams were in action on Tuesday night.

Soccer

(Boys) Forest Park 10 – Washington Catholic 0

(Girls) Heritage Hills 5 – Jasper 2

The Forest Park Rangers was on the road at Washington Catholic on Tuesday and had no trouble dismantling the Cardinals.   Freshman Carter Hinson scored the Rangers 1st goal after a deflection off the goalkeeper.   The Rangers went on to score 3 more goals in the 1st half and added 6 more in the 2nd.   JD Kerber, Logan Englert, Tyler Berger, Gabe Muller, Hunter Helming and Trejan Morrison also had goals for Forest Park.  Zach Wahl recorded his 5th shutout of the season for Forest Park.   The Rangers had 4 starters that did not play in the contest due to injuries.

Tennis

Southridge 5 – Wood Memorial 0

The Southridge Raiders dominated Wood Memorial on the tennis court Tuesday as the Raiders pick up wins in all 5 matches.   Winners for Southridge include:  Austin Barkley (#1 singles), Max Rasche (#2 singles), Liam Lubbehusen (#3 singles, won by forfeit), Ethan Bell/Sam Sermersheim (#1 doubles), Konner Thyen/Levi Schaeffer (#2 doubles)

Volleyball

Barr-Reeve 3 – Jasper 0 (Varsity)

Barr-Reeve 2 – Jasper 1 (Junior Varsity)

Jasper fell to Barr-Reeve on Tuesday night in straight sets.   Allison Mair led all hitters with 10 kills.  Izzy Hopf had 3 kills and 5 blocks in the loss.  Kate Green had 15 assists on the night, while Reagan Egbert led the defense with 11 digs.   The Wildcats are now 10-6 on the season and will face Northeast Dubois on Thursday.

Golf

Evansville Central 189, Jasper 202, Boonville 232

The Jasper Lady Wildcats finished 2nd on Tuesday at the Boonville Country Club.  The Cats finished with a 202.  Individual scores for Jasper: Anna Schmitt 46, Ainsley Pierce 48, Allie Schnarr 53, Hillary Springer 55, Emma Ruxer 67

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Sports Results

Dubois County (NNDC):  Several area fall sports teams were in action on Monday night and their results are listed below.

Tennis

Southridge 3 – Gibson Southern 2 (Varsity)

Southridge 3 – Gibson Southern 0 (Junior Varsity)

Southridge picked up a big win in the PAC on Monday as the Raiders defeated Gibson Southern 3-2.   Winners for Southridge include: Max Rasche (#3 singles),  Ethan Bell/Sam Sermersheim (#1 doubles), Konner Thyen/Levi Schaeffer (#2 doubles)

Soccer

Jasper 6 – Boonville 2

Forest Park 6 – Northeast Dubois 0

The Jasper Wildcats racked up five first half goals and Sam Leonard recorded his first varsity hat trick as the Cats went to 4-0 in Big 8 Conference play. Jackson Kabrick added a pair of goals and Malte Fjarstedt added another.

Tuesday night saw the Forest Park Boys Soccer team beat Northeast Dubois 6-0.  In the first half, JD Kerber notched 2 goals, the first coming from an assist by Gabe Muller. In the second half, JD got things rolling with his third goal of the game, coming from an assist by Tyler Berger. Logan Englert then added a goal from a free kick. Evan Tretter scored the 5th goal with a left-footed shot in traffic near the penalty spot. JD Kerber finished it off with some incredible footwork down the sideline, avoiding some tackles and eventually finishing between the goalkeepers legs.   Zach Wahl recorded his 4th shutout of the season.

Golf

@Buffalo Trace – Gibson Southern 175, Jasper 203, Heritage Hills 223

@Boonville Country Club – Evansville Memorial 155, Southridge 217, Boonville 234

The Lady Wildcats finished 2nd in the 3 way match at Buffalo Trace.   Individual scores for Jasper: Halle Knies 46, Elizabeth Ackerman 50, Hillary Springer 51, Anna Schmitt 53, Avery Bartley 54, Ainsley Peirce 54, Allie Schnarr 58, Emma Ruxer 64

The Southridge Raiders finished 2nd in a 3 way match in Boonville on Monday.  Individual scores for Southridge:  Baileigh Schneider 43, Meredith Heim 56, Sidney Layton 58, Ana Hewit 60, Emma Marley 64, Isabel Morrison 65

 

 

Over a dozen drug warrants served today, investigations going back to 2018

Jasper – (NNDC)

Law enforcement officers in Dubois County served drug dealing arrest warrants today for drug dealing offenses that originated as early as August 2018. Beginning in August 2018, Dubois County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detective John Anderson began conducting undercover drug buys for the latest drug dealing warrant service. In Spring 2018, Detective Anderson was joined in his efforts by a Narcotics Detective with the Jasper Police Department and Huntingburg Police Department Narcotics Detective Rusty Drew. In total, fifteen individuals are facing drug dealing charges in conjunction with this warrant service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As in the past, the three narcotics detectives used confidential informants to facilitate undercover drug buys of methamphetamine, LSD, marijuana, heroin, and other opiate-derivative drugs. The primary drug purchased was methamphetamine. The drug purchases are led by supply and demand; meaning that the deciding factor in what drugs are purchased is what’s available in the area at the time of the purchase. As a result of the covert investigations, felony arrest warrants for drug dealing charges were obtained by the Dubois County Prosecutor’s Office.

The warrant service continues to be ongoing at this time, and additional an arrest is expected in the coming days. The individuals served with arrest warrants thus far are as follows:

Kelly J. Birkle, age 47, Velpen, Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Level 4 felony
Robert S. Sowders, 42, Huntingburg, three counts of Dealing in Methamphetamine, two Level 2 felonies and one Level 3 felony
Christy E. Miller, 42, Huntingburg, Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Level 5 felony
Jessica J. Fulkerson, 25, Huntingburg, Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Level 4 felony
Lindsay D. Austin, 23, Jasper, Dealing in a Narcotic Drug (morphine), a Level 2 felony
Frederick S. Moon, Jr. 26, Jasper, Dealing in a Narcotic Drug (morphine), a Level 2 felony
Brandon S. Bullock, 34, Jasper, Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Level 4 felony
Michael E. Norris, 36, Jasper, Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Level 5 felony, and
Dealing in Marijuana, a Level 6 felony
Nick M. Kreilein, 43, Huntingburg, Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, a Level 4 felony
Ira J. Peters, 29, Jasper, two counts of Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Level 3 felony and a Level 4 felony
Amanda S. Peters, 33, Jasper, Aiding in Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Level 3 felony
Brandon T. Jones, 31, Huntingburg, two counts of Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled
Substance (LSD), a Level 5 and 6 felony
Devon N. Morton, 28, Eckerty, Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Level 4 felony
Talicia E. Reynolds, 30, Jasper, Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, a Level 3 felony.

The fact that a person has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation, and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

INDIANA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES TO HOST PAGE DAY

Jasper -(NNDC)

This winter high school students from across the state will have the opportunity to participate in a Page Day hosted by Indiana Electric Cooperatives on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

The day will feature a tour of the Indiana Statehouse, mock bill activity, speakers and educational activities. Participants will have the opportunity to meet state legislators.

“Serving as a page gives young people a unique opportunity to participate in state government,” explained Joe Henson, CEO and General Manager of Dubois Rural Electric Cooperative.

“Experiencing the process and the heart of state government brings to life many of the lessons students learn in the classroom. Seeing it firsthand takes it to the next level.”

High school students are eligible to participate. To apply visit GoIEC.org/2KBj1pZ. The application deadline is Jan. 10.

For more information about the 2020 Indiana Electric Cooperative Page Day, contact Ann Mears, 317.487.2226 or amears@indianaec.org.

Indiana Electric Cooperatives, located in Indianapolis, represents 38 electric distribution cooperatives that serve 1.3 million Hoosiers in 89 of the state’s 92 counties. For more information about the association visit indianaec.org.

Tai Chi with certified Tai Chi instructor and Black Belt Jim Birkle (Click on Video)

Jasper – (NNDC)

(NNDC) – Tai Chi is an ancient form of martial arts focused on defense, flexibility, and general health benefits. It’s a great discipline for everyone, particularly seniors. While you can easily sign up to any Tai Chi class nowadays, only a few  are reliable and worth your money.  In Southern Indiana, one Class that you can always count on is Tai Chi with Jim Birkle and Senior Stick Fit.

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The 2019 Huntingburg Herbstfest Miss and Pre-Teen Miss Queen Pageants this Sunday, at the Southridge High School Auditorium starting at 7:00 p.m. EST.

Huntingburg – (NNDC)

The 2019 Huntingburg Herbstfest Miss and Pre-Teen Miss Queen Pageants are set for Sunday, September 22nd at the Southridge High School Auditorium starting at 7:00 p.m. EST.  The following 6 contestants are competing for the title of Miss Herbstfest 2019, who will be crowned by Miss Herbstfest 2018 Chaney Barrett. The following 4 contestants are competing for the title of Pre-Teen Miss Herbstfest 2019, who will be crowned by Pre-Teen Miss Herbstfest 2018 Annika Beard.

Pictures provided by Studio Expressions by Jessica in Jasper.

Miss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LaKiesha Jo Wampler (pictured above) is the 18-year-old daughter of Brian & Melissa Wampler of Huntingburg. She is a senior at Southridge High School where she is a member of cheerleading, Spirit Club, Key Club, Freshman Mentors, German Club, and Kindness Club. She plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana to study secondary education. She is sponsored by her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Kappner (pictured above)  is the 17-year-old daughter of Joe & Stacy Kappner of Huntingburg. She is a senior at Southridge High School where she is a member of National Honors Society, Student Council, Natural Helpers, Freshman Mentors, FCA, Yearbook Editor, German Club, Basketball, Tennis, and BPA. She plans to attend Indiana University to study biology. She is sponsored by her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keysha Kieser (pictured above)  is the 18-year-old daughter of Mike and Carol Vailes of Huntingburg. She is a 2019 graduate of Southridge High School. She will be attending Ivy Tech this spring. She is sponsored by Hummingbird Daycare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louisa Nino (pictured above) is the 20-year-old daughter of Primitivo and Judy Nino of Huntingburg. She is a 2018 graduate of Southridge High School where she was a member of band and choir. She is currently attending Indiana University where she is studying Marketing Business Analytics. She is involved in American Marketing Association, IU Dance Marathon, and Sigma Kappa. She is sponsored by her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paige Kendall (pictured above) is the 17-year-old daughter of Pat & Linda Kendall of Huntingburg. She is a senior at Southridge High School where she is member of Mayor’s Youth Council, Key Club, Spirit Club, FCA, Natural Helpers, Freshman Mentors, NHS, SIEC Advisory Council, musical, choir, and track & field. She plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to study communications. She is sponsored by her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joscelyn Blanchard (pictured above)  is the 20-year-old daughter of Sheila Blanchard of Huntingburg. She is a 2018 graduate of Southridge High School, where she was a member of cheerleading, choir, musical, FCA, and Spirit Club. She is a graduate of The Salon Professional Academy and is currently working as a hairstylist at Southern Roots in Jasper. She is sponsored by Southern Roots Salon.

Pre-Teen:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Schoenbachler (pictured above) is the 13-year-old daughter of A.J. & Sandy Kempf of Huntingburg and the late Jeff Schoenbachler. She is in the 8th grade at Southridge Middle School, where she is a member of track, choir, and cheerleading. She hopes to become a veterinarian. She is sponsored by Jasper Family Dentistry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janelle Hill (pictured above)  is the 11-year-old daughter of Josh & Jody Hill of Huntingburg. She is in the 5th grade at Huntingburg Elementary School, where she is a member of Southridge singers, cheerleading, volleyball, and Girls on the Run. She hopes to become an Occupational Therapist. She is sponsored by her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kara Schmitt (pictured above) is the 12-year-old daughter of Chris and Sarah Schmitt of Holland. She is in the 7th grade at Southridge Middle School, where she is a member of cheerleading and soccer. She hopes to become a pediatrician or a surgeon. She is sponsored by her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaylynn Goodwin (pictured above)  is the 11-year-old daughter of Mark & Lynn Goodwin of Holland. She is in the 6th grade at Southridge Middle School, where she is a member of cheerleading. She hopes to become a Beautician. She is sponsored by her family.

 

The Huntingburg Herbstfest will run from Thursday September 26th to Saturday September 28th at the Huntingburg City Park with the parade to follow on Sunday, September 29th at 2:00 p.m. EST.