Gerald F. “Jerry” Fickas, Sr., 74, Loogootee

Gerald F. “Jerry” Fickas, Sr., 74, of Loogootee, died Saturday, May 30, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Evansville September 19, 1945, to Hayden and Virginia (Faries) Fickas. He married Freda Bowles July 10, 1966, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Jerry was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a machinist and […]

Anna Mae Wagner, 92, Jasper

Anna Mae Wagner, 92, of Jasper, died Friday, May 29, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Ireland August 30, 1927, to Joseph and Anna (Stenftenagel) Schmitt. She married Urban B. Wagner November 23, 1946, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland. He died May 30, 2005. After raising their family on their St. Anthony farm Urban and […]

Charlotte Ann Wright, 79, Birdseye

Charlotte Ann Wright, 79, of Birdseye, died Friday, May 29. She was born in Birdseye May 1, 1941, to Edward Dow and Ethel Dora (Ridenour) Blunk. Charlotte was a homemaker. She enjoyed growing and canning her own fruits and vegetables and growing rises. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by four sons, Thomas Eugene […]

Ralph C. Voegerl, 84, St. Anthony

Ralph C. Voegerl, 84, of St. Anthony, died Friday, May 29, at Scenic Hills at the Monastery in Ferdinand. He was born in St. Anthony September 20, 1935, to Joseph and Catherine (Wallhauser) Voegerl. He married Marlene Kluemper January 12, 1963, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony. She died January 20, 2014. Ralph was a U.S. Army veteran, […]

Hoosier History Highlights May 31 – June 6

Indiana (NNDC): May 31 – June 6 The Week in Indiana History 1894     In Richmond, Indiana, Charles Francis Jenkins demonstrated what is considered the first motion picture projector.  His “Phantoscope” (pictured) used electric light and reels of film to cast moving images on the wall.  Witnesses to the event were amazed to see animated pictures of a woman performing a […]

Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company announces the retirement of Bernita Berger

(NNDC) – Jasper Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company announces the retirement of Bernita Berger, Assistance Vice President & Business Development Officer, effective Friday, May 29, 2020. In 1986, Bernita started her banking career in customer service at Springs Valley and most recently held the title of Assistant Vice President & Business Development Officer. “Springs Valley is very thankful for […]

IBF to release 1,800 largemouth bass into Patoka Lake today

(NNDC) – Patoka Lake IBF to release 1,800 largemouth bass into Patoka Lake Indiana Bass Federation (IBF) to release 1,800 largemouth bass into Patoka Lake on Friday, May 29 @ 12 noon EST as part of the Indiana DNR – Reservoir Habitat Enhancement Program (Birdseye, IN) The Indiana Bass Federation, a state organization with the purpose to assist and unite […]

Brian John Blessinger, 53, Fulda

Brian John Blessinger, 53, of Fulda, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, at his home. He was born in Jasper November 8, 1966, to Alfred “Fritz” and Mary (Fischer) Blessinger. He married Jennie Hoffman October 22, 1988, at St. Boniface Church in Fulda. Brian worked in maintenance at Kimball Logistics. He was a member of the Indiana Bee Keeping Association […]