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Snow and Ice a Real Possibility for Southern Indiana

Southern Indiana (NNDC):

Snow and Ice are likely on the horizon for Wednesday evening and into Thursday.

A special Weather Statement was issued November 13 at 3:40PM by the National Weather Service out of Louisville KY

Local Areas Affected: Dubois; Orange; Crawford; Washington; Perry; Washington; Green; counties.

 Spencer and Pike Counties are already under a a winter weather advisory.

The threat for a wintry mix is increasing across much of southern Indiana Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Some accumulations of snow, ice, and freezing rain will be possible, especially across southern Indiana and northern Kentucky. These snow and ice accumulations could make travel hazardous at times Thursday morning.  Caution is urged when traveling.

Precipitation will begin with rain first in southern Kentucky and southern Indiana by or shortly after sunrise.

If current forecasts and model trends remain consistent, a winter weather advisory may be issued for parts of southern Indiana and central Kentucky. Be sure to keep up to date with the latest forecasts.

Forecast models are still changing, NNDC will keep you updated.

Elderly Man Hits Gas Instead of Brakes, Damages Local Supermarket

Jasper (NNDC):

An elderly gentleman mistakenly hits the gas instead of the breaks, jumps parking block and crashed into Hometown IGA on the South Side of Jasper on Saturday afternoon.  No significant injuries were reported but the store’s front window and wall sustained a modest amount of damage.

Notes, Jokes, and Quotes for the Day Mon/Tue

Notes of the Day:

  •  “X” is the only letter NOT used to begin the English language name of a country.
  • The first submarine when first used in combat in 1776 was powered by a hand-cranked propeller.
  • Despite spending half his career in the saddle, actor Clint Eastwood is allergic to horses.
  • People’s body temperature drops when they watch videos of other people putting their hands into cold water.
  • A dozen camels were disqualified in 2018 from a Saudi beauty pageant for receiving Botox injections to make them more attractive.
  • President Donald Trump asked the Guggenheim Museum to lend him a Van Gogh for the White House. Their counter-offer: a solid gold toilet.
  • The first female state senator elected in the United States was a Mormon polygamous wife who ran against and defeated her own husband.
  • When a mom feels depressed, her baby’s cells might feel it, too. At just 18 months old, young children can show biological evidence of added stress.
  • During WW2, Churchill wore a specially designed onesie, which he called his ‘Siren Suit’.

Jokes of the Day:

  •  Three men all die on Christmas Day and arrive at the pearly gates. Peter greets them and tells them that they are all evil men who should go to hell, but because it’s Christmas, he’ll let them into heaven if they have something representing the holiday with them. One of the guys has a Christmas ornament, and gets let in. Another guy has pine needles on his shirt, and gets let in. The third guy pulls out a pair of panties. “How do those represent Christmas?” asks Peter. “These are Christmas Carol’s.”
  • Two guys are standing in line to enter heaven. One turned around and asked the other how he died. “I froze to death. How about you?” “I had a heart attack.” “How did that happen?” “Well, I suspected my wife was cheating on me. So after work I went straight home. I ran upstairs to find my wife sleeping by herself. Then I ran back downstairs and looked in all the hiding spots. When I was running back up the stairs, I had a heart attack.” “That’s ironic.” “Why?” “If you would’ve looked in the fridge, we’d both be alive.”
  • Two men broke into a drugstore and stole all the Viagra. The police put out an alert to be on the lookout for the two hardened criminals.

















Quotes of the Day:

Vetrans Day Celebrated by 84 Candidates for the K of C’s Highest Rank (Click on videos for details and expand to full screen & adjust sound for best effect)

Jasper (NNDC):

Interview with Charles Whitcraft Jr., Vice Supreme Master:



Chad Lueken of Jasper delivers the Keynote Address:


Purpose and Mission of the K of C 4th Degree:

  •  To promote and strengthen the patriotic spirit of the civic community
  • To educate its members, and others, both in the Che acting’s of the Holy Mother Church, and the History of our Nation
  • To promote by example the highest type of citizenship so necessary for the preservation and perpetuation of our government and its democratic institutions
  • To oppose dissemination and spread of doctrine dangerous to our form of government and to the Divine law of faith and morality
  • To support by word and deed, the duly constituted authorities of local, state, and national government, and to recognize excellence in public life


Interesting Presidential Quotes:

Christkindlmarkt in Ferdinand Set to Begin this Weekend

Ferdinand (NNDC):


Opening ceremonies for the 21st annual Christkindlmarkt will be held in Ferdinand, Indiana.  All who wish to experience the magic are invited to gather on the sloped, west side lawn of the majestically domed Monastery Immaculate Conception at 6:30 p.m. EST on Friday, November 16.

There, the Christkindl, or Christmas Angel, will appear (as she has done at Nuremberg, Germany’s Christkindlmarkts for over 500 years) and regale the assembled with her angelic, melodious voice.  Children will light the way as trumpeters herald in the markt, monks chant, choirs sing, and the Sisters of St. Benedict Bell Choir will perform.

This outdoor Christkindlmarkt Eve event is free and open to all who wish to live a little magic. The Sisters will be hosting their annual Monastery Baked Goods Bake Sale immediately following the 30 minute program.  In the case of rain, the opening ceremony will be held inside the monastic crypt.

Enjoy a German buffet dinner with entertainment at 7:00 p.m. EST in beautiful St. Gertrude Hall at Monastery Immaculate Conception.  Dinner reservations required ($32).  Parties interested in reserving dinner tickets can call 812.367.1411, ext. 7345 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST.  All proceeds benefit the Sisters of St. Benedict.

Parking is available on the grounds at Monastery Immaculate Conception.

First Snowfall Possibly on it’s Way

Dubois County (NNDC):


Dubois County could see the first snowfall of the season Monday night as cold air continues to filter in to the area.

Monday into Monday night, the National Weather Service expects the precipitation will begin as rain in the afternoon Monday, but could possibly transition into snow Monday evening as cold air drops down from the north.

Forecasting models show various unknowns about the forecast and different weather models agree that we will get some sort of  precipitation.  The models are do disagree, however, on the type and amount of precipitation.

As of now, the weather service is calling for no more than an inch of snow for our area, but again, the NWS warns this forecast is likely to change between now and the time the system arrives Monday night.

This could impact road conditions so use caution when driving.

New Housing Units Ribbon Cutting Thursday

Jasper (NNDC):

The Vine Street Lofts housing project is an estimated $12 million project that would create 62 apartments for seniors age 55 and older in the former Jasper Wood Products building, 1316 Vine St. The project is expected to start this fall or early winter. The city has committed to contributing $410,000 in development incentives and $50,000 in off-site incentives, such as infrastructure work, like street and utility improvements to the project.

The Jasper Chamber will host a ribbon-cutting and grand opening at the Vine Street Lofts Thursday, November 15th at 2:00 p.m.  They are located at 1308 Vine Street, Jasper/

Vine Street Lofts is a senior housing project from MVAH, a split-off company from Miller-Valentine Group  The planning process began about two years ago, and the company gutted and renovated the former Jasper Wood Products building to create the housing.

A wait-list for interested seniors was started earlier this year.  Inquiries can be made to 812-556-0361.

News Now will cover the ribbon cutting at 2:00 PM on Thursday.

Jasper Police Request Help in Locating a Suspect in a Theft Investigation

Jasper (NNDC):



The Jasper Police Department is looking for a elderly male involved in a theft from Smoker Friendly, located on N Newton St. Jasper.

The unknown male stole multiple items from Smoker Friendly.  Security cameras revealed the suspect pictured above.  The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this individual should contact the Jasper Police Department at 812-482-2255.

Southridge Raiders advance to Class 2A Football Semi-State

Huntingburg (NNDC) – On a game broadcasted live here on NNDC, the Southridge Raiders held on for a 42-35 win over previously undefeated Paoli on a cold night at Raider Field.   Southridge came into the contest with a 9-3 record and ranked #10 in Class 2A while the Paoli Rams entered the game at 12-0 and ranked #7 in 2A.    With the win, the Raiders defended their Class 2A Regional title.   Up next for the Raiders is Class 2A #1 ranked Western Boone who defeated Indianapolis Scecina 19-7.   Western Boone is 13-0 on the season.   The other matchup in 2A will feature Eastbrook and Bremen.   Eastbrook reached the Semi-State with a 52-21 win over Lapel.  Bremen routed Whiting 42-13 to advance in 2A.   The winners of both Semi-State games next weekend will advance to Lucas Oil Stadium for the State Championship game a week later.    With a win in the Semi-State against Western Boone, the Raiders will head to Lucas Oil to defend their Class 2A title from a year ago.

Southridge (10-3) – 42

Paoli (12-1) – 35

Southridge Raiders – Class 2A Regional Champions

Cold Weather on the Way

Dubois County (NNDC):

Cold weather to hit local area tonight thru most of next week:

Dubois County  is expected to have it’s first deep freeze this weekend and through most of next week.

This is the time of year to have a safety kit in your car with some tools for car maintenance, but also a small snow shovel, snacks, gloves and other warm clothing as will as road flares.

Some other tips regarding very cold weather are that it is important to not to wash you car immediately before a deep freeze or any kind of freezing temperatures, because that moisture can freeze within your locks and get into the door jam of your car and cause you a whole new set of problems such as wipers freezing to the windshield.

Overnight lows Friday will be in the low 20’s.  We could see snow showers by Monday night here in Dubois County.  The freezing temperatures are expected to last through most of next week.