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Hoosier History Highlights

1969     50 years ago, this headline from the South Bend Tribune said it all as the whole world watched the progress of the Apollo 11 mission.  Purdue University graduate Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the surface of the moon.  He was 239,000 miles from home when he stepped from the lunar module Eagle and said, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

1906     Gary, Indiana, was incorporated by the United States Steel Corporation.  It was named for the company’s founder, Judge Elbert Henry Gary.  The new city grew quickly and within 20 years was one of the largest in the state.

Red Skelton

1913     Comedian Red Skelton was born in Vincennes.  Starting as a circus clown, he became famous in vaudeville, movies, radio, and television.  Today he is honored by a museum in his hometown which includes a fully-interactive exhibit entitled “Red Skelton:  A Legacy of Laughter.”

1926     Dedication ceremonies were held near Angola for land that would become Indiana’s fifth state park.  Originally called Lake James Park, the name was changed to Pokagon to reflect the area’s Native American heritage and Potawatomi leaders Leopold and Simon Pokagon.  Among those at the ceremony were Governor Ed Jackson and former Governor James Goodrich.

State Police

1935     The first Indiana State PoliceAcademy was held at the State Fairgrounds.  The recruits slept on army cots on the second floor of the horse barn and took their meals at the State Fair Hotel near Gate 6.  The rigorous five-week training program produced the first class of formally-trained state troopers.

RCA TV1950     Sales of television sets were expected to rise in Indianapolis as WFBM announced plans to carry network programs.  Viewers could look forward to seeing the World Series and popular shows featuring Arthur Godfrey, Jack Benny, and Hopalong Cassidy.  Most of the RCA receivers were built in factories in Indianapolis, Bloomington, and Marion.  In today’s dollars, the price of the model pictured here would be over $4,000.


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1.  The fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, is the location for what popular TV series?

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More Road Work On the Way

Jasper (NNDC):



The Jasper Street Dept along with contractor, Calcar Paving, will begin the next phase of their paving schedule on Monday, July 15.

The following streets will be Milled, followed by Paving:

            Emily St – from 13th St to 15th St

            W 8th St – from Newton St to Dorbett St

            W 9th St – from Bartley to Dorbett St

            Valley View Dr near W 15th St

            Keystone Ct – between W 15th St & Valley View Dr

This project will continue throughout the week until completion & may extend into the following week as a result of inclement weather or unforeseen events.

Motorists will continue to have access to these streets, however delays are to be expected.

Followup Story:

The City of Jasper, along with contractor, Knies Construction, will Close 12th Ave between US231 & Test Dr beginning at 7:00 A.M. Monday, July 15, for road reconstruction.

This closure will remain in effect throughout the next 3-4 weeks, barring inclement weather or any other unforeseen events.

This is the first phase of a 3 phase project on this street.

Motorists wishing to access business’s along this portion of 12th Ave, may do so by using Division Rd & St Charles St or HRJ Ln & Power Dr.


Jasper (NNDC):

Chase Langdon of Jasper  was arrested after crashing his vehicle  just before midnight.

Officers contend he was unresponsive and not breathing normally when officers arrived.  The police administered NARCAN and discovered the suspect had used heroin.

Langdon was charged with OWI, Possession of Heroin and Possession of a Syringe.

He was subsequently lodged in the Dubois County Security Center.

Bombers Fall at Henderson in 15 Innings, Return to League Stadium for Weekend Homestand

Henderson (NNDC):  The Dubois County Bombers wrapped up a 4 game road trip on Thursday night as they visited Henderson.   It took 15 innings, but Henderson walked away with the win 12-11.

The Bombers jumped out on top early as Evan Kahre and Tyler Best crossed the plate in the top of the first, giving Dubois County a 2-0 lead after one inning.  The Flash picked up 3 runs in the 2nd and another in the 3rd inning to take a 4-2 lead.   The Bombers bounced back with a big 5 run fourth inning.  Tyler Van Pelt reached base on an error to lead off the inning, Bryson McNay reached on a single to left, Zuriel Collins doubled to right, Evan Kahre doubled to left and Tyler Best singled up the middle.   All 5 would come around to score giving Dubois County a 7-4 lead.

The Bombers added another run in the 5th as Van Pelt reached base on a walk.  He would come around to score later in the inning when Collins reached on an error.  Dubois County added 3 more runs in the 7th inning when Van Pelt, McNay and Kahre scored for the Bombers giving them an 11-4 lead.   Henderson fought their way back into the game by picking up a pair of runs in the 7th and 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to tie it up.

Both teams remained scoreless in extra innings until Henderson was able to get one run across the plate giving them the win.   Charlie Mooneyham opened up the bottom of the 15th with a walk.  He would steal 2nd base, advanced to 3rd on a single by Austin Domer to left field.  Mooneyham would come around to score when Trey Hutchison sent a fly ball to left field.  Mooneyham’s run would give the Flash a 12-11, 15 inning win.

Benton McGill took the loss for Dubois County.  He went one and two-thirds innings allowing one run and one hit.

Up next for the Bombers is a 3 game homestand as Franklin visits League Stadium on Friday night,  Owensboro comes to town on Saturday and Hoptown rounds out the weekend with a Sunday night contest.   The Hagedorn Family Band will perform on Friday, the Belles will play the Peaches on Saturday at 5:15pm as League Stadium will be celebrating 125 years.  Bring the family and have your picture taken with the Peaches, Belles and Bombers from 4:30pm-5:00pm.   Sunday, it’s Winner Winner Chicken Dinner night at the ballpark and Colts in Motion will be at League Stadium from 4pm-6pm.


Bombers Announce Addition to Roster

Huntingburg (NNDC):  The Dubois County Bombers have announced that former Dubois County Bomber and Jasper High School pitching standout, Reece Kleinhelter will join the team.   He is currently a member of the USI baseball team and will be joining the Bombers starting pitching rotation to help fill recent pitching vacancies due to injuries.   Kleinhelter is slated to start at home Saturday against the league-leading Owensboro RiverDawgs.

IU standout and Jasper product Cal Krueger will make his Bomber debut tonight (Friday) at League Stadium against division foe Franklin Duelers.  Game time is set for 7pm both nights.





Bombers Present Autographed Baseball to Family (Click icon to view video, enlarge to full screen and adjust sound for best effect)

Bombers: Family Group receives signed baseball for the team on the 4th of July.

More on the Mid-States Corridor and it’s Impact to Southern Indiana

Jasper – (NNDC) Comments from Indiana Senator Mark Messmer & Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner 

The Mid-States Corridor Regional Development Authority initative  originated as a locally sponsored and funded infastructure project, which was made possible by recent legislation sponsored by Indiana Senator Mark Messmer and US  Senator Mike Braun.  This legislation, commonly known as Indiana Senate Enrolled act 128, was enacted as of July 1, 2017.

Indiana Senator Mark Messmer expained the process to getting this legislation passed.


Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner talked about some of the reasons for the Mid-States Corridor and the impact it will have in the future for our area of Southern Indiana.


Public meetings will most probably start as early as August in Dubois County.

New Road Closure

Jasper (NNDC):

The Jasper Street Dept has currently closed, E 15th St between Kellerville Rd & Cherry St for Storm Sewer Repair.  Motorists will need to avoid this area.

This portion of roadway will remain closed until approximately 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, barring any unforeseen events.

League Stadium celebrates its 125th Anniversary and the Dubois County Bombers will celebrate the milestone with a fun weekend – NEWS NOW WILL COVER SATURDAYS GAME LIVE

Huntingburg – (NNDC)

League Stadium celebrates its 125th Anniversary this year.  The stadium was originally built in 1894 and has served Huntingburg and the community in various capacities since, but has always been home to baseball.

The Dubois County Bombers will celebrate the milestone with a fun weekend of activities before & during their games at League Stadium this weekend July 12th – 14th.












FRIDAY:  Dubois County Bombers vs. Franklin Duelers.  The Hagedorn Family Band will be entertaining  beginning at 6:00.  Game begins at 7:00.  The Hagedorns consist of Andy, Henry, Gus & Ella (with Family Manager, Amy).  The Hagedorns are a host family to Bomber Matt Joslin this summer.

SATURDAY:  Dubois County Bombers vs. Owensboro RiverDawgs.  We’re bringing back the Peaches vs. Belles game!  The gals are in uniform for the rematch of the famous game in ‘A League Of Their Own’.  We will also be having fun with League Stadium history during the evening.

4:30 Gates Open.

4:30 – 5:00: Photo Ops with Peaches, Belles & Bombers on the Field.

5:15 – 6:15: Peaches vs. Belles Game

7:00:  Bombers vs. RiverDawgs

Fans to the first 1000 fans compliments of Old National Bank.

SUNDAY: Dubois County Bombers vs. Hoptown Hoppers.  We’re focusing on athletes tonight!  A new version of Colts In Motion, the Indianapolis Colts’ traveling museum, will be with us outside of the stadium.  The Southridge Raiders Baseball team will be recognized as 2019 State Finalists.  Evansville Thunderbolts hockey representation will be in the stadium with a SlapShot Inflatable  for the kids.  $1 OFF GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS.

4:00 – 6:00: Colts In Motion

4:00 – 5:00:  Stadium Tours & Field Access

6:00: Bombers vs. Hoppers

(all times Eastern)

The weekend events are sponsored by the Dubois County Bombers, Destination Huntingurg, City of Huntingburg, Jagoe Homes & PSC.

For Tickets call 812 683 3700


Jasper Chamber Celebrating 65th Anniversary and Jasper Chamber Week this week July 7-13

Jasper – (NNDC)

The Jasper Chamber of Commerce works with businesses, merchants, and industry to advance the civic, economic, industrial, professional and cultural life in the City of Jasper, Indiana. To celebrate the 65th Anniversary the week starts off with a Mayoral Proclamation this morning by Jasper Mayor Dean Vonderheide.


Chambers of Commerce have contributed to the economic life of Indiana for more than a century – and the Jasper Chamber of Commerce and its 400 members (representing nearly 12,000 employees) provide citizens with a strong business environment that increases employment, the retail trade and commerce, and industrial growth in order to make Jasper, Indiana a great place to live and to operate a business.

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce.





Incorporated in 1954, the Jasper Chamber encourages the growth of existing industries, services and commercial businesses and encourages new firms and individuals to locate in our city.

The Chamber website is a great resource for those moving here, those living here and those doing business here.  Each member has a separate “page” of their own on this website.

Visit this site at www.jasperin.org.