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Fly Your Flags to Promote Local and National Heritage in Times of Crisis

Dubois County (NNDC):

The Jasper Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents to fly their American Flags at home and asked businesses just to encourage our fellow Citizens that we are all in this together.  So says Nancy Eckerle, Executive Director of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce and echoed by those in the community as well as local businesses.

She was speaking to the the fact when we Americans as well as residents of Dubois and surrounding counties have withstand-ed crisis’ before, we will again. Contending that we stand as have those before, as One and that in these uncertain times, it’s a way to show one another our American and Dubois County Spirit our best.

Urgent Message From Dubois County Healeth Department, 3rd COVID-19 in Dubois county

Dubois County (NNDC):

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           

March 30,2020

 

DUBOIS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONFIRMS
3rd CASE OF COVID-19

Dubois County Health Department confirms today the third positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dubois County. The patient is in isolation. Anyone who may have an exposure risk, including the individual’s employer, has been or is being notified about potential exposures so that appropriate infection control procedures can be followed.

Dr. Ted Waflart, Dubois County Health Officer wants to make clear, “We have been messaging all of you what to do to mitigate this crisis and to protect our community.  At this time, nearly everyone is following the advice by our national, state and local leaders.  Stay Home, Practice Social Distancing and Good Hygiene.  For those of you who are not, for the sake of our county, begin now.”

Local Man in Jail on Multiple Charges

Huntingburg (NNDC):

JACQUES JINIUS​​​​​, AGE 37 OF HUNTINGBURG WAS ARRESTED FOR OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED ENDANGERING A PERSON AND OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED WITH LEVEL OVER .15

AROUND 5:00 PM SATURDAY, JPD RECEIVED A REPORT FROM A CONCERNED CITIZEN IN REF TO A VEHICLE ALL OVER THE ROADWAY AND VARYING SPEEDS.  OFFICERS LOCATED AND CONDUCTED A TRAFFIC STOP ON THE VEHICLE IN THE AREA OF TWENTY THIRD ST/MILL ST.  UPON FURTHER INVESTIGATION, DETERMINED DRIVER WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND TRANSPORTED TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOR A BLOOD DRAW AND MEDICAL CLEARANCE, TESTED .20 .  JINUS WAS ALSO WANTED ON A FEDERAL WARRANT. HE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY LODGED IN THE DUBOIS COUNTY SECURITY CENTER.

New statewide map available for Hoosiers seeking food assistance during COVID-19 pandemic

Dubois County (NNDC):

New, interactive online tool will make it easier for families to find food resources near home; site will be updated to reflect current openings and closures

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, in partnership with the state’s  food banks, the Indy Hunger Network and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, has developed a statewide, interactive map that will help Hoosiers seeking food assistance find what they need. The map is online here, and will be prominently featured at www.fssa.in.gov. The map can be used on desktop/laptop computers and mobile devices.

“Many Hoosiers’ situations have changed as a result of our state’s important and necessary response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,” said Jennifer Sullivan, M.D., M.P.H., FSSA Secretary. “We know there is a significant need for families – many of whom have never needed assistance before. We hope this tool helps them locate resources to meet their food and nutrition needs during this crisis and in the future.”

There are two types of organizations shown on the map: food pantries and meal sites. Food pantries are locations where Hoosiers can pick up groceries to prepare and use at their homes. Meal sites serve packed meals, ready to take home and eat.

Earlier this week, FSSA encouraged food pantries to stay open to keep serving Hoosiers and issued a call for volunteers under age 60 who are able to serve. FSSA is actively working with food pantries, food banks and community kitchens across the state to track which are open and is updating the map accordingly.

Heavy Storms and possible Tornado hits Warrick county and Newburgh area

(NNDC)

Storm damage and a possible Tornado  in Newburgh area heavy but according to officials only minor injuries. After severe storms  went through Newburgh Saturday night, the city has declared a state of emergency. Thousands of people in the area are still without power at this time.  The storm hit shortly before 9:30pm Saturday causing extensive damage including trees, power lines, and homes in the Warrick county area.

Picture from last night: below                                                                         Picture of damage in the area Sunday morning: below

House passes $2.2tn coronavirus economic stimulus package for US

(Washington D.C.)

Congress gave final approval on Friday of a $2.2tn economic stimulus package designed to rush federal aid to workers, businesses and a healthcare system ravaged by the coronavirus, uniting to overcome a last-minute attempt to delay its passage.

Congressman Thomas Massie, a Republican of Kentucky, attempted to force a recorded vote on the bill but was overridden by a unanimous show of force against the motion. The legislation was adopted by a voice vote. It next goes to Donald Trump, who has said he would sign it.

House leaders had hoped to avoid a recorded vote so that lawmakers would not be forced to return to Washington amid the coronavirus pandemic. The last-minute drama sent House members scrambling to find flights back to the capital in time for the vote, scheduled for Friday, and brought strong bipartisan criticism of Massie, from the White House on down.

More to come….

As local businesses run low on meat supplies opens opportunities for others (click on video)

(NNDC)

Steak & Seafood Direct is in Jasper doing what they do best –  with a little bit of social distancing of course!

 

 

Manager from Steak & Seafood Direct

We have been in the Food Business for over 10 years, from “Free at home food delivery service” to “local grown restaurant delivery,” to “Retail Store Fronts” across the East coast. Our mission at “Steak & Seafood Direct” is to use our extreme buying power to now bring Wholesale Food Pricing to the public!! #BigTractorTrailerSale. Due to our 10,000 sf warehouse and tractor trailer service we now can!
We appreciate all the support through out the years and our friends and family. At Steak & Seafood Direct we value your opinion and feedback and love hearing from our customers; We have a great Staff that will personally answer every message and email. Please contact us through our FACEBOOK page, email, phone, or website. (website or Facebook for faster convenience.)
According to the manager they offer a quality USDA product at a great price and follow all the city and state ordinances at every location.
Checking locally – Many of our local companies like Sander Processing, Hometown IGA  and others are working very hard to keep a good supply of food including meat in their stores available to everyone.   After talking to some of the folks in line waiting to see what Steak & Seafood had to offer I was told for many it’s just a a convenience thing, it’s there sounds like a good deal and many mentioned it was kinda fun.
for more information on Steak & Seafood Direct go to  https://www.facebook.com/pg/SteakAndSeafoodDirect/posts/?ref=page_internal

Domestic Dispute Lands Jasper Man in Jail on Multiple Felonies

Jasper (NNDC):

MAXWELL ELLIOTT OF 43ST IN JASPER WAS SUPPOSEDLY INVOLVED IN A DOMESTIC DISPUTE, WHEN OFFICERS RESPONDED A FIREARM WAS IDENTIFIED. WHEN OFFICERS ARRIVED THEY HEARD SHOTS BEING FIRED. OFFICERS OBSERVED SUSPECT ON BALCONY OF APARTMENT HOLDING A HANDGUN AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER, HE FIRED A ROUND THAT APPEARED TO BE SHOT INTO THE CEILING OF THE BALCONY. AFTER THIS, HE HELD THE WEAPON AS THOUGH HE WAS POINTING IT AT SOMEONE, DETERMINED TO BE A FEMALE, DUE TO LIGHTING, LOCATION AND SIGHT ISSUES A SHOT WAS NOT TAKEN BY OFFICERS TO DISENGAGE THE SUSPECT. SECONDS LATER, SUSPECT WENT INSIDE AND WITHIN SECONDS, HE EXITED THE BOTTOM DOOR HOLDING HANDGUN. (WAS DETERMINED LATER TO BE STOLEN) GLOCK 43 9 MM HANDGUN. HE WAS ORDERED TO DROP FIREARM, WHICH HE DID. HE PARTIALLY COMPLIED WITH VERBAL COMMANDS THAT WERE GIVEN. AS HE WALKED TOWARD OFFICERS, HE WAS REFUSING TO GO TO THE GROUND. A DUBOIS CO SHERIFF’S DEPUTY ASSISTED BY TAKING SUSPECT TO THE GROUND. HE WAS CUFFED AND DETAINED. OTHER OFFICERS CLEARED THE APARTMENT AND SECURED THE FIREARM. AT ONE POINT, SUSPECT ATTEMPTED TO FLEE ON FOOT AND WAS ONE AGAIN DETAINED BY THE DUBOIS CO DEPUTY. DUE TO MENTAL STATE OF ACCUSED, EMS WAS CONTACTED AND HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH A DEPUTY RIDING ALONG AND DEPUTY FOLLOWING THE AMBULANCE. ELLIOTT WAS CLEARED AND TRANSPORTED TO THE SECURITY CENTER. THERE WERE MULTIPLE

 

WITNESSES AT LOCATION INCLUDING JUVENILES AND ADULTS. THESE SUBJECTS WERE INTERVIEWED AT JASPER POLICE DEPARTMENT. WRITTEN CONSENT WAS GIVEN BY RENTER OF APARTMENT AND THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WERE LOCATED – SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA DIVIDED INTO 4 SEPARATE BAGS TOTALING 125 GRAMS, DIGITAL SCALE, EMPTY PLASTIC BAGAS, 9 MM BULLET. WALLET OF THE ACCUSED CONTAINED METHAMPHETAMINE. SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA ALSO LOCATED ON KITCHEN TABLE. TWO ADDITIONAL CASINGS WERE LOCATED AT THE APARTMENT. IT WAS DISCOVERED DURING INTERVIEWS AT JPD THAT WITNESSES STATED THAT THE ACCUSED WAS UNDER INFLUENCE OF ACID. STATED HE WAS WAVING THE GUN AROUND AND HAD TWO OF THE VICTIMS AT DIRECT GUN POINT. HE ALSO ORDERED ONE VICTIM AT DIRECT GUN POINT TO GET AWAY FROM A VEHICLE AND TO SIT ON THE GROUND. HE HELD ANOTHER VICTIM AT DIRECT GUNPOINT AND ORDERED THAT VICTIM TO STAY IN THE APARTMENT AND WOULD NOT ALLOW HER TO LEAVE. DURING THE INCIDENT, ALL VICTIMS WERE EVENTUALLY ALLOWED TO LEAVE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE WHO WAS ORDERED TO REMAIN IN THE APARTMENT.

CHARGES INCLUDE CRIMINAL CONFINEMENT W/DEADLY WEAPON, LEVEL 3 FELONY, CRIMINAL RECKLESSNESS WITH DEADLY WEAPON, LEVEL 5 FELONY, INTIMIDATION WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, LEVEL 5 FELONY, RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT, LEVEL 6 FELONY, POSSESSION OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA, A MISDEMEANOR, DEALING IN A SYNTHETIC DRUG, LEVEL 6 FELONY, POSSESSION OF A STOLEN FIREARM, LEVEL 6 FELONY, POINTING A FIREARM AT ANOTHER, LEVEL 6 FELONY, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, LEVEL 6 FELONY

Hoosier Highlights March 29 – April 4

Indiana (NNDC):

 

 

 

 

 

March 29 – April 4

The Week in Indiana History


1968

KingApril 4, 1968     Robert F. Kennedy, in Indianapolis on a campaign tour, announced the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to a crowd at 17th and Broadway.  His impassioned plea for peace on that night is considered one of the greatest addresses of the 20th Century.  (Pictured:  The Landmark for Peace sculpture in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Park, site of the historic speech.)


Morton1863     Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton was in Washington, D. C., to visit soldiers of the Army of the Potomac.  He made speeches to the Indiana regiments and was received with great enthusiasm.  Morton had been working closely with President Abraham Lincoln in the state’s involvement in the Civil War.  While in the city, Morton collected federal reimbursements of $90,000 which would help in the continued operation of state government.

Hoosier cabinet1904     A furniture store in Argos, Indiana, advertised a Hoosier Cabinet on sale for $11.00.  Indiana was home to a number of companies which manufactured free-standing kitchen cabinets which served several functions:  cupboard for plates, cups, and silverware, work table, storage bin, and flower sifter.  The “Hoosier” brand models were made in New Castle.

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100 YEARS AGO

1920     The four Republican candidates for the upcoming Presidential election were making campaign tours through Indiana.  Ohio Senator Warren G. Harding spoke at a rally in Richmond, along with California Senator Hiram Johnson.  Ohio Governor Frank Lowden, also a candidate, spoke at a gathering at the Columbia Club in Indianapolis.  The fourth candidate, Major General Leonard Wood, also toured Indiana on the eve of the primary election.  Harding went on to win the nomination and the election.


1931     Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne and six others were killed in the crash of a private plane in Kansas.  Over 300,000 mourners lined the streets of South Bend as the funeral procession moved to the Sacred Heart Church on the Notre Dame campus.  (Pictured:  The statue of Knute Rockne on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend.) statue

album1948     The Mercury Records “Caravan of Stars” performed at the Murat Theater in Indianapolis.  At the top of the bill was Frankie Laine, along with Helen Hume, Flip Phillips, Buck Clayton, and the Mercury All-Star Orchestra.  The show was emceed by city deejay Easy Gwynn.  A local reviewer observed that the evening proved that recording artists “must be seen as well as heard to be fully appreciated.”

INDIANA STATEHOUSE TOUR OFFICE

Indiana Department of Administration

Due to the Coronavirus threat, the Indiana Statehouse is closed to the general public and tours have been suspended until further notice. You may still contact us by phone and e-mail.

You are invited to take a “Virtual Tour” of the Statehouse by clicking the link at the bottom of this column.

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INDIANA QUICK QUIZ

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1.  Name the former Indianapolis resident who is the subject of a new Netflix movie entitled “Self-Made.”

2.  Identify the actress from Fort Wayne who played the role of Diane Chambers in a very popular sitcom.

3.  Who was the singer, dancer, actress from Dale, Indiana, best remembered as TV Mom Carol Brady?

Answers Below


What They Say About Indiana

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” Indiana, a lovely name, musical and lingering upon the tongue.  It is a beautiful state, in many ways the most typical of our entire country.”

– – – Pearl S. Buck


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Did You Know?

     During the late 19th century and into the 20th, any well-equipped kitchen in America probably contained a “Hoosier cabinet.”  In the day before built-in kitchen cabinets, the “Hoosier” fit the bill with plenty of storage for plates, cups, saucers, and silverware.  There was also a built-in work table and flour-sifter.  Wire racks inside the doors provided space for jars and other containers. These popular cabinets, usually  made of oak,  were all called “Hoosier,” although the only ones of that particular brand came from New Castle.  The Hoosier brand slogan was “The Kitchen Cabinet That Saves Miles of Steps.”  In the peak years around 1920, the Hoosier factory in New Castle produced  nearly 700 cabinets a day.   There were other makers, too, and many of them were in the Indiana.  Among the other nameplates were Sellers, manufactured in Elwood, McDougall, made in Indianapolis, Boone, from Lebanon, and Ariel, the Handy Kitchen Helper  built in Peru.  The advent of built-in kitchen cabinets, at about the same time as the Great Depression, led to the demise of nearly all of the varieties of “Hoosier” cabinets.   Today, they are antiques desired by collectors and those who need a little more storage in their 21st century kitchen.

 



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