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Dubois County Sports – Monday Scores

Dubois County (NNDC):  It was a busy Monday night on the Soccer fields for the boys and girls that saw all Dubois County teams in action including a heavyweight tilt between Jasper and Heritage Hills.   The Wildcats pulled out the victory in that contest.   All of the County scores are listed below.

Volleyball

Forest Park – 3 @ South Knox – 0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-22)

 

Tennis

Crawford County – 0 @ NE Dubois – 5

Tecumseh – 5 @ Southridge – 0

 

Soccer

(Boys) Jasper – 4 @ Heritage Hills – 0

(Boys) South Knox – 3 @ Southridge – 1

(Boys) Forest Park – 2 @ South Spencer – 0

(Boys) NE Dubois – 0 @ Pike Central – 3

(Girls) Forest Park – 3 @ South Spencer – 1

 

Huntingburg (NNDC):  In a news release from Mike Uebelhor (Managing Partner) with the Dubois County Bombers, a new Head Coach has been announced for the 2019 season.   According to the release, Travis LaMar will be taking over the helm of the Bombers next summer.   LaMar joined the Bombers staff in 2017 as an assistant coach and assumed the role as a pitching coach this past season for Dubois County.   LaMar is a native of Evansville and a Harrison High School graduate.   He was drafted out of high school in the 44th round by the Baltimore Orioles but chose to attend Olney Central before finishing out his collegiate career at Wright State University.   LaMar played his collegiate summers with the Bombers and after graduating, he played for the Lake Erie Crushers and Evansville Otters.

Travis LaMar will take over the head coaching position as former skipper Andy Lasher has stepped down to accept a hitting coach position with Division One school Eastern Illinois University.   Lasher compiled a 122-63 record as head coach and under his guidance, the Bombers won League and Playoff Titles in 2015 & 2017.   In 2018, the Bombers won the inaugural Bluegrass World Series in Louisville.   Andy also coached at Olney Central while he was with the Bombers.

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The Jasper Wildcats boys soccer team will host a Kick Cancer/JMS soccer night on Thursday September 20th.   Donation buckets will be passed around between the JV and Varsity games and at halftime.   The money being raised is to Kick Cancer.   The JMS soccer teams will also be recognized on Thursday night.

 

 

Notes, Jokes & Quotes of the day for Tuesday

Notes of the Day:

  •  The strike note of the Liberty Bell is E flat.
  • Yesterday September 17th, 1972 the comedy series “M.A.S.H” premiered on CBS.
  • Ice age Britons used human skulls as cups.
  • The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio.
  • A year on Mars has 687 earth days.
  • Marijuana has been legal for personal use in Alaska since 1975, and is still legal today.

 

Jokes of the Day:

  •  A passenger in a taxi leaned over to ask the driver a question and tapped him on the shoulder. The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb, and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window.  For a few moments everything was silent in the cab, and then the still shaking driver said, “I’m sorry but you scared the daylights out of me.”The frightened passenger apologized to the driver and said he didn’t realize a mere tap on the shoulder could frighten him so much.  The driver replied, “No, no, I’m sorry, it’s entirely my fault.  Today is my first day driving a cab. I’ve been driving a hearse for the last 25 years.”
  • Q: What’s the best thing about Switzerland?
    A: I don’t know, but the flag is a big plus.
  • A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to church, “And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?” Annie replied, “Because people are sleeping.”

 

Quotes of the Day:

Dubois County Bombers Announce New Head Coach

Huntingburg (NNDC):  In a news release from Mike Uebelhor (Managing Partner) with the Dubois County Bombers, a new Head Coach has been announced for the 2019 season.   According to the release, Travis LaMar will be taking over the helm of the Bombers next summer.   LaMar joined the Bombers staff in 2017 as an assistant coach and assumed the role as a pitching coach this past season for Dubois County.   LaMar is a native of Evansville and a Harrison High School graduate.   He was drafted out of high school in the 44th round by the Baltimore Orioles but chose to attend Olney Central before finishing out his collegiate career at Wright State University.   LaMar played his collegiate summers with the Bombers and after graduating, he played for the Lake Erie Crushers and Evansville Otters.

Travis LaMar will take over the head coaching position as former skipper Andy Lasher has stepped down to accept a hitting coach position with Division One school Eastern Illinois University.   Lasher compiled a 122-63 record as head coach and under his guidance, the Bombers won League and Playoff Titles in 2015 & 2017.   In 2018, the Bombers won the inaugural Bluegrass World Series in Louisville.   Andy also coached at Olney Central while he was with the Bombers.

 

Kenneth “Ken” Schnaus announces his candidacy for re-election to the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of Education Trustees.

Jasper (NNDC) -Schnaus feels that during his term on the Board he has been instrumental in directing the improvement of the financial condition of Greater Jasper. “When he was first elected to the Board in 2006, the Corporation had very little cash in its operating fund”. Schnaus said. “Through my leadership of strong fiscal responsibility and teamwork between the board and the administration, the Corporation has been able to improve its cash reserves to a comfortable and safe balance of close to 10 percent of its annual operating expenses”.

Schnaus notes several of the school system’s accomplishments during his tenure. “There have been a number of raises given to the corporation’s teachers, support staff and administrators. Ireland Elementary School added class rooms as well as various support areas. The corporation is building a new consolidated elementary school .  Most of the school’s buildings have had major improvements and or maintenance including a new playing service at the football stadium and security upgrades at all of the buildings in the corporation” .  All examples Schnaus says “he is proud to have been able to help get accomplished without having to raise taxes”.

“My experience as a Banker, where I work directly with business owners, has allowed me to not only learn and understand budgeting and financial management”, says Schnaus. “it has allowed me to make the difficult decisions that need to be made to manage finances efficiently”.

Schnaus serves his Community on many volunteer boards and committees. He currently serves as a member of Ireland’s St Mary Church’s  finance committee, a member of the Dubois Strong’s Revolving Loan Committee, the City of Huntingburg’s Revolving Loan Committee, as Vice President of the Orange County Economic Development Partnership’s Board of Directors  and as Secretary Treasurer of the Ireland Utilities Inc.’s board of directors. He is also a member of the Jasper Lions Club and Ireland Knights of Columbus

Schnaus has been married to the former Marilyn Gogel for 44 years. They have three children, Nicole Schnaus, Kierstie Phillippo and Lance Schnaus. They have four grandchildren, Gage, Rowan, Quinley and Crew. Marilyn runs an in home daycare.  He is currently a Vice President at Springs Valley Bank and Trust Company where he works in the commercial (business) relationship department.

Schnaus says “I believe Greater Jasper Is one of the best schools, public or private, in the State of Indiana. I’m proud to have been part of making sure this continues. A school board’s job is to help run the business operation of a school corporation. This Board hires professionals to run the day to day operations while acting as a sound board and advisor to this staff. I believe my background and experiences give me a unique ability to help Greater Jasper to continue to be all it can be while continuing to keep TAXES LOW”.

Scout Fall Fun Day

Our future leaders, Boy Scouts of America, had a fall fun day at the 4H fairgrounds on a beautiful Saturday morning.

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Crash With Injury, JPD

Jasper (NNDC):

A vehicle was east bound on 15th Street and for an unknown reason went off the south side of the roadway just east of the Patoka River bridge and then struck a tree and continued east bound before landing on its side facing east.  It came to rest and was resting on a chain link fence, when it caught on fire. The driver crawled from the vehicle and a passenger had to be pulled out of the burning vehicle by Jasper Police Officers.  The vehicle became fully engulfed in flames before being put out by the Jasper Fire Department.

The driver sustained multiple injuries, with the most severe being a fractured femur in her right leg.  Another passenger also sustained multiple injuries, with the most severe being facial injuries.

More details to follow (NNDC).

Father John Boeglin Celebrates 40 years of Service

Father John Boeglin of Holy Family Parish celebrated his 40th anniversary to the priesthood to a large crowd and pageantry provided by the local 4th Degree K of  C honor guards.

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Ferdinand Folk Fest a Beautiful Day for Fun

Ferdinand Celebrated the Folk Fest Saturday to a nice crowd and a beautiful summer day.

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Touch a Truck a Fun Day for our Kids

Touch a Truck was held Saturday and the kids had a “Blast”.

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Dubois County Sports – Friday Scores

Dubois County (NNDC):  Near perfect weather greeted High School Football fans on Friday night and area teams didn’t disappoint.   The Southridge Raiders picked up a huge win over South Spencer at Raider Field and improved their record to 4-1 on the season while the Forest Park Rangers pick up their first win of the season as they visited Pike Central.   Vincennes Lincoln slipped by Jasper dropping the Wildcats record to 1-4.   There is plenty of high school sports action taking place today including the Girls Golf Sectional at Buffalo Trace.   Todays sports schedules are listed below.

 

Friday Sports Scores

Football

Vincennes Lincoln – 30 @ Jasper – 23

South Spencer – 21 @ Southridge – 55

Forest Park – 41 @ Pike Central – 17

 

Saturday Sports Schedule

Volleyball

Jasper @ New Albany Challenge – 10am

Southridge @ Tell City Invitational – 10am

 

Tennis

Forest Park @ Evansville North – 10am

 

Soccer

(Boys) NE Dubois @ North Harrison – 10am

(Girls) Washington @ Forest Park – 10am

(Girls) Jasper @ Vincennes Rivet – 11am

 

Cross Country

Jasper, Forest Park, NE Dubois and Southridge @ Crawford County Invitational – 10am

 

Golf 

(Girls) Sectional at Buffalo Trace in Jasper

 

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JCards Tryouts:  The Jasper JCards travel baseball team will have tryouts for the 9U team today Saturday (9.15.18) at 3pm at the Huntingburg Little League field located at the city park.   The age requirements are determined by age as of May 1, 2019.   Waivers are available at www.jcardsbaseball.org/ or for more information call Cory Luebbehusen at 812.630.3769 or Jason Stamm at 812.630.5760.