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Legacy Living of Jasper Hosts Open House Tuesday Afternoon (Click icon to view videos and pictures, enlarge screen and adjust sound for best effect)

Jasper (NNDC):

Legacy Living of Jasper Holds Open House Tuesday:  An Independent / Assisted Living facility catering to the elderly community. See pictures and videos below.

Memorial Hospital Wins Outstanding Patient Award

Dubois County (NNDC):

 It was recently announced that Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center achieved the Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award.

This distinction recognizes Memorial Hospital as being among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient experience, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Memorial Hospital is one of only three hospitals in Indiana to achieve the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award (Top 5%) for 12 years in a row.

Healthgrades evaluated 3,449 hospitals that submitted at least 100 patient experience surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), covering admissions from January 2017 through December 2017, to identify hospital performance.  Of those hospitals evaluated, 434 hospitals outperformed their peers—based on their patients’ responses—to achieve this distinction.

Healthgrades evaluated hospital performance by applying a scoring methodology to nine patient experience measures, using data collected from a 32-question experience survey from the hospital’s own patients. The survey questions focus on patients’ perspectives of their care in the hospital. The topics of these questions ranged from cleanliness and noise levels in patient rooms to physician and nurse communication. The measures also include whether a patient would recommend the hospital to friends or family.

“These awards are driven directly by patients’ feedback, giving them a voice in helping to improve the hospital experience while also helping other consumers make more informed healthcare decisions,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We’re proud to recognize the hospitals around the country that receive the Outstanding Patient Experience Award for their commitment to providing exceptional patient experiences and always striving to put the patient first.”

Indiana Warning Drivers to Click it or Ticket for the Memorial Holiday

State Wide (NNDC):

 Law enforcement agencies across the nation, including Indiana are kicking off “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement ahead of the Memorial Day holiday and the unofficial start of summer.

Millions of Americans will travel by car over the weekend and visible police patrols will be on the lookout for unrestrained passengers and drivers in cars and trucks with proper child restraints enforced.  Children under 8 must be properly restrained in child car seat or booster seat. Unrestrained motorists and passengers are statistically far more likely to die in crashes.


Huntingburg Police add 2 New Officers 1 with an Experienced K-9

Huntingburg (NNDC):

Huntingburg added 2 new officers to their police ranks on Tuesday May 21.

Two new officers and a new K-9 officer joined the Huntingburg Police Department force Tuesday.

Jason Haycox of Dale and Stephanie Alexander of Boonville were sworn in on Tuesday.  Jason is bringing along his K-9 Partner named Maya.

Jason has been an officer with the Dale Police Department for five years. Prior to that, he worked for the Rockport Police Department for two years.

Maya is an experienced K-9 who has been trained in multiple tasks such as narcotics as well as a defense and bite dog.

Stephanie Alexander, 27, remarked that she has always wanted to be a police officer and has served as a correction officer at the Warrick County Sheriff’s Department for two years.

Stephanie will attend the law enforcement academy at the end of this year, until then she will complete pre-basic training and ride along with other police officers.

A hiring process for a vacant opening is set to begin early June.

Jasper Man Arrested for Domestic Battery with Serious Bodily Injury

Jasper (NNDC):

Jonathan Holt of Jasper was arrested May 20th around 7:30 PM after officers were dispatched to a domestic situation. Police found that 2 women inside the home had sustained significant injuries and were taken to Memorial Hospital by EMS.

Holt was arrested and lodged in the Dubois County Security Center.

Jasper Police were assisted by the Dubois County Sheriff’s office and Memorial EMS.

Libby’s may be Gone but New Ice Cream is Coming to the Square

Jasper (NNDC):

Big Olaf, a family owned ice cream business for 25 years has announced that they will be opening somewhere on the square in Jasper.

They feature premium hand made ice cream done just as in the old days as well as coffee and other goodies.

The exact location and expected opening have not yet been announced but hiring of employees is to begin soon.

Northeast Dubois Jeeps Win Class 1A Softball Sectional, Jasper Advances to Class 3A Title Game

Dubois County (NNDC):   The Northeast Dubois Jeeps have won their first softball Sectional in 13 years (2006) as the Lady Jeeps advance to the Regional with an 8-6 win over host Wood Memorial.  Camryn Stemle pitched 7 innings and allowed 6 runs on 6 hits with only one run being earned.    Stemle picked up the win on the hill for the Jeeps.   With the win, Northeast Dubois improves to 14-9-1 on the season and will face the Loogootee Lions in the Regional.    The Lions defeated the Jeeps 3-2 just 4 weeks ago.

At Jasper in Class 3A, the host Wildcats roll into the Sectional championship game with an 11-1 win over the Washington Hatchets.   It was all Jasper from the outset as the Wildcats jumped on the board 3-0 after one and led by 7 after 3 innings.   Washington’s lone run came in the top of the 4th while Jasper tacked on insurance runs in the 4th and 5th giving the Cats a 5 inning victory.   Jasper had 9 hits in the contest with Kennedy Matheis going 3 for 4 and Taylor Mitchell went 2 for 4 to lead the Cats.   Grace Colvin earned the win on the mound for Jasper while allowing only 1 run on 4 hits and striking out 9 Hatchets.   The Wildcats will face off against Pike Central in the title game on Wednesday night with first pitch set for 6:30pm.   The Chargers were 14-1 winners over Princeton in the other semi-final match up.

The Southridge Raiders and Forest Park Rangers will return to action on Wednesday night with the Raiders playing South Knox in the Linton Class 2A Sectional.   That game was originally scheduled to be played on Tuesday night but was postponed due to the weather.   Forest Park opens up their post season on Wednesday as they host the Class 2A Sectional.

In high school tennis, the Jasper Wildcats advance to another Regional Championship as they knock out Bloomfield 3-2.   Jasper will face Washington on Wednesday night as the Hatchets slipped past Northeast Dubois 3-2.



Softball (IHSAA Sectional)

Northeast Dubois 8 – Wood Memorial 6 (Jeeps are Class 1A Sectional Champions) – WP: Camryn Stemle

Jasper 11 – Washington 1 (5 innings) – WP: Grace Colvin


Tennis (IHSAA Regional)

Jasper 3 – Bloomfield 2 — winners for Jasper: Emma Reutepohler (#3 singles), Suchi Bandaru/Josie Yarbrough (#1 doubles), Hadley Meyer/Delaney Wigand (#2 doubles)

Washington 3 – Northeast Dubois 2 — winners for Northeast Dubois: Chloe Terwiske (#1 singles), Paige Knies/Alexis Stafford (#1 doubles)

Regional Championship: Jasper vs Washington (Wednesday night at Jasper)











Jasper Joins the SIAC Conference

Dubois County (NNDC):  The Jasper Wildcats have announced that they will be leaving the Big 8 Conference and join the SIAC (Southern Indiana Athletic Conference).   The change will take place during the 2020-2021 school year.   Also joining the SIAC for the 2020 school year is Vincennes Lincoln.   The Alices and Wildcats rivalry is something that fans from both schools will continue to enjoy.   Along with new members Jasper and Vincennes, the SIAC will consist of 8 other schools including Evansville Mater Dei, Evansville Memorial, Evansville Bosse, Evansville Harrison, Evansville North, Evansville Central, Evansville Reitz and Castle.  With the loss of Mount Carmel earlier this year, the Big 8 Conference now consists of only 4 teams.   They are Washington, Princeton, Boonville and Mount Vernon.


Ferdinand Veteran Memorial Ceremony Set for Monday, Memorial Day

Ferdinand (NNDC):

Dedication Ceremony Planned For Ferdinand Veterans Memorial:

 A dedication ceremony for the Ferdinand Veterans Memorial,
constructed on the north side of Ferdinand to honor the service of all United States Veterans, will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019 at 2:00pm. The public is invited to attend.

The memorial features a large granite monument thanking all U.S. Veterans , five smaller monuments representing each branch of the United States Military, and three flags – the U.S. flag, Indiana flag, and the black POW/MIA flag. A granite stone engraved with the saying, “All gave some, some gave all”, will be placed at the foot of the large monument.

U.S. Senator, Mike Braun, will be speaking at the dedication along with Indiana Senator, Mark Messmer and Ferdinand Town President, Ken Sicard. The Forest Park High School Band will be playing patriotic music.

Public parking will be at the Ferdinand Community Center with a free shuttle transporting guests to the memorial site. Pine Drive and Rose heights neighborhood will be closed off to traffic with the exception of VIP & handicap parking.

Lincoln Amphitheatre off to a Rousing Start

Lincoln Amphitheater (NNDC):

Story sourced from Lincoln Amphitheatre:

Southern Rockers Molly Hatchet to Perform at the Lincoln Amphitheatre June 1st.

Rock and roll veterans Molly Hatchet will bring their famed southern rock catalog to the Lincoln Amphitheatre for a near sold out performance on Saturday, June 1, 2019.  Doors for the show open at 5 p.m. and local and regional favorites Eighty-Sixt will open with a performance at 6:30 p.m.  Molly Hatchet will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. All times are central.

A limited amount of general admission tickets remain and are $23.95 per seat.  VIP tickets are sold out.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.LincolnAmphitheatre.com or by phoning 812-937-2329.

Molly Hatchet is a multi-platinum artist best known for the southern rock anthem “Flirtin’ with Disaster”, as well as “Dreams I’ll Never See”, “Whiskey Man”, and “Gator Country”.

For additional information about the Lincoln Amphitheatre, single event ticketing, group ticket discounts, as well as about hosting employee or member appreciation nights this season, please visit www.LincolnAmphitheatre.com or phone 812-937-2329.  The next scheduled performance at the Lincoln Amphitheatre is a sold out tribute to Aerosmith on June 15.  On June 28, the Lincoln Amphitheatre will host the world premiere Lincoln drama Here I Grew Up.  Tickets are available for each of the five performances (June 28-29, July 11-13) at www.LincolnAmphitheatre.com or by phoning 812-937-2329.