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Indiana State Senator Mark Messmer in Final Segment of 2019 Legislative Season (Click video to view, enlarge to full screen and adjust sound for best effect)

Jasper (NNDC):


Indiana State Senator Mark Messmer concludes his 3 part interview with News Now on his views about the 2019 legislative season:

Dubois County Sports

Dubois County (NNDC):  High School Girls Basketball is in the home stretch of the season as local teams gear up for Sectional play which begins in a couple of weeks.   The 44th Annual Tournament pairings show is this upcoming Sunday at 3:30pm.   NNDC will post the pairings here on newsnowdc.com.

A limited schedule on the hardwoods for the boys Tuesday but NE Dubois had no trouble with Cannelton while picking up a 68-36 win.   With the victory, NE Dubois improves their record to 5-5.   The Jeeps return to action on Friday night as they travel to Vincennes Rivet.

In Girls Basketball, Jasper downed Boonville 75-65 and improve to 13-6 on the season.  Next up for the Wildcats is the Castle Knights (16-3) who will visit Jasper on Thursday night.   The Forest Park Rangers earned their 10th win of the season with a 55-36 victory over South Spencer.   Forest Park is now 10-11 and will travel to Evansville North on Thursday night.    Southridge was on the road to face Wood Memorial and it was the Trojans who came out on top 41-39.   With the loss, the Lady Raiders are now 5-12 on the season.  Southridge is at home on Thursday night to face Gibson Southern (17-3) on Senior Night for the Raiders.


(Boys) NE Dubois 68 – Cannelton 36

(Girls) Jasper 75 – Boonville 65

(Girls) Forest Park 55 – South Spencer 36

(Girls) Wood Memorial 41 – Southridge 39


New Logo for 2019 Strassenfest

Jasper (NNDC):


The new official 2019 Strassenfest logo and button design was approved by the Strassenfest Committee meet was recently approved. The new logo will also be part of the design of the Strassenfest mug and program.

The committee also made a decision as to Sunday night Strassenfest fireworks.  Due to the continually rising cost of fireworks displays, they will only occur at five-year milestone years, which means that the next Strassenfest fireworks will occur in 2023, the 45th year of Strassenfest.

A portion of the funds typically targeted for fireworks will now be used for future displays and a portion allocated to for more quality entertainment.

The 41st annual Jasper Strassenfest is set for Aug. 1-4 in downtown Jasper.

Notes, Jokes & Quotes

Notes and Facts:

  • Prisoners waiting to be executed on Death Row in America are given a physical beforehand, to ensure they are fit enough to die.
  • In a study following the lives of 19,000 kids for 10 years, video games had no negative social behavior effects on the children.
  • According to various studies, between one third and two thirds of people surveyed in the U.S. admit they sometimes feel angry at God.
  • In 2010, a group of 15 monkeys escaped a research institute in Japan by using trees to catapult themselves over a 17ft high electric fence.
  • Stifling a sneeze by clamping your nose and mouth shut can rupture your throat.
  • During the Columbine massacre, two 20 pounds (9.1 kg) propane bombs were planted in the school cafeteria right before lunch. Had the bombs not fail to detonate, it’s estimated that 488 students would have been killed or severely injured.
  • A sophomaniac is a person who’s under the delusion that they are extremely intelligent.
  • The actual color of the Sun is White.
  • The longest mountain range in the world is the Andes which spans 7 countries.



  •  A man died and arrived at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter greets him and says, “Welcome. Come walk with me and I’ll show you where you’ll be staying.”As they’re walking along the path he notices clocks on the Golden Fence of Heaven. He asks St. Peter, “What are all those clocks for?”St. Peter replies, “They’re clocks for every person in the world. They click once for each time you lie.”By the time they reach where the man is staying, he asks out of curiosity, “I didn’t see any politicians’ clocks. Where are they kept?”St. Peter calmly replies, “People here use them as fans.”
  • An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned to her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”“Oh, I don’t know,” said the atheist. “How about why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?” as he smiled smugly.“Okay,” she said. “Those could be interesting topics but let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?”The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss God, Heaven and Hell, or life after death, when you don’t know crap?”And then she went back to reading her book.

















Murder Suspect in Court

Jasper (NNDC):

Kyle Schneider, the murder suspect made his first appearance in court Monday.  It was a preliminary hearing for the man accused of killing 23-year-old Chloie Lubbehusen Friday in St. Anthony.

During the initial hearing, Schneider requested a public defender and court documents, released Monday, are shedding more light into the incident.

A neighbor called 911 after seeing the victim covered in blood.  Officers on the scene say the victim was found bleeding from her face, apparently from stab wounds and a bloody knife was located.  The autopsy shows Lubbehusen bled to death.

When apprehended, Schneider asked police not to shoot, wanting to tell his side of the story.

The suspect made statements implicating him in the crime but a motive has not yet been determined.

Dubois County Murder Suspect in Custody, Victim Identified (UPDATED STORY)

St. Anthony IN (NNDC): 


 Indiana State Troopers are investigating a murder that occurred early Friday in St.Anthony. 

Friday morning, around 8:30 A.M. Dubois County 911 Center received an emergency call reporting a serious injury to an individual with significant bleeding.

Within minutes Indiana State Troopers, along with Dubois County Sheriff’s Deputies, responded.

 A  suspect, believed to be Kyle Schneider (pictured above), was located nearby and is currently lodged in the Dubois County Security Center.
 The female victim, now identified as Chloie Luebbehusen was given immediate medical attention by officers on scene and by ambulance paramedics. Unfortunately,  she  succumbed to her injuries and passed away.

The man suspected of killing a young woman in St. Anthony Friday was no stranger to police.

Kyle Schneider, a 27-year-old Huntingburg man, has  a history with law enforcement. Sources say he was connected with a domestic battery and strangulation.  Supposedly, a small child was present at the time of the alleged incident.

Early last year, Schneider was arrested again,  in Breckinridge County and charged with trafficking of marijuana. He was again arrested in Jasper for marijuana possession a month later. He was also found with a .38 caliber pistol, a digital scale and smoking devices.

Schneider is accused of killing 23-year-old Chloie Lubbehusen, of English on Friday at a home in St. Anthony.

Authorities are still investigating a motive in the case.

Story is still developing. Stay tuned to NNDC for  updates.

Dubois County Sports

Dubois County (NNDC):  A full schedule of High School Basketball was on tap for Saturday, including county rivals Jasper and Southridge who both entered the game with 5 game winning streaks.    The Raiders prevailed in overtime 40-38 to pick up their 6th win in a row and improving their record to 9-4.   With the loss, Jasper falls to 9-3.   The Wildcats will host Forest Park (8-6) on Friday night.  Southridge will be at home to face Heritage Hills (12-1), also on Friday night.   The Forest Park Rangers picked up a pair of wins over the weekend, including a 75-69 win over North Posey on Saturday night.  With the victory, Forest Park is now 8-6 on the season.

In Girls High School Basketball, Jasper ran into a buzz saw at Jeffersonville as the Red Devils handed the Wildcats their 2nd loss in a row 77-46.  With the loss, Jasper drops to 12-6 on the season and will travel to Boonville (7-10) Tuesday night.   Forest Park and NE Dubois had games scheduled but both were postponed due to the inclement weather.   The new dates for those games will be announced at a later date.


(Boys) Southridge 40 – Jasper 38 (OT)

(Boys) Forest Park 75 – North Posey 69

(Girls) Jeffersonville 77 – Jasper 46

(Girls) Forest Park vs Barr Reeve (postponed)

(Girls) NE Dubois vs West Washington (postponed)


New Councilman Elected Saturday Morning (Click video to view, enlarge to full screen and adjust sound for best effect)

Jasper (NNDC):

Phil Mundy was elected as new councilman in a republican caucus held Saturday morning.   He fills the position left open from the election of the new Mayor Dean Vonderheide.


Dubois County Sports

Dubois County (NNDC):  The inclement weather forced the postponements of the NE Dubois and Paoli match up along with the Southridge/Perry Central game.    The NE Dubois/Paoli game will now be played on January 22nd while the new date for the Southridge/Perry Central contest has not been announced.   The Jasper Wildcats and Forest Park Rangers were in action as Jasper travelled to Washington to face the Hatchets and the Rangers hosted South Spencer.

Jasper has now won 5 straight and remain undefeated in conference play as the Wildcats topple Washington 53-46 at the Hatchet House.  Jared Englert led Jasper with 17 while Jackson Kabrick knocked down 16.    The Wildcats improve to 9-2 on the season and will host county rival Southridge (8-4) on Saturday night.

Forest Park had no trouble in disposing of South Spencer 68-44 on Homecoming night.  Isaac Ueblehor paced the Rangers with 18 points.   Forest Park improves to 7-6 on the season and will travel to North Posey (4-7) on Saturday night.


Jasper 53 – Washington 46

Forest Park 68 – South Spencer 44

NE Dubois vs Paoli (postponed to January 22nd)

Southridge vs Perry Central (postponed)

Winter White on the Way (Updated)

Dubois County (NNDC):

10 facts about snow - Met Office

A major winter storm is threatening to push through our area Friday night into the weekend.

The National Weather Service issued a SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT for the entire area due to the potential for difficult travel Friday night into Saturday.  Snow showers could linger into early Sunday morning in some areas.

Right now, the heaviest of the snow is expected to fall along and north of I 64, including much of Dubois County. Other forecasts are suggesting the area could see a mix of snow and rain.

Though 2-4 inches of snow is possible for our area, forecasts are differing and could change before the storm arrives. Stay tuned to NewsNow for updates and warnings.