New Law Proposal by IN Senator Mark Messmer of Jasper Hopes to Make Medical Billing More Transparent as of July 1st

Indiana (NNDC): Limits to surprise medical billing start July 1 By State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) To help improve health care costs for Hoosiers, the General Assembly passed several measures during the 2020 session, including House Enrolled Act 1004. This new law, which goes into effect on July 1, limits “surprise billing” for medical services by requiring doctors, hospitals and […]

Trail around Old Town Lake in Ferdinand is complete other work continues

(NNDC)   Ferdinand –   The project of putting a trail around the Old Town Lake on Ferdinand’s east side appears to be complete with an 1 mile, ADA accessible, gravel path around the 20 acre lake  As part of Phase 1, the trail project was completed at end of 2019. Today the trail, complete with benches and new bridges, is open for the public to use.  The cost of the $435,000 project is funded through a $200,000 matching grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Land and Water Conservation Fund, with the town matching the costs either in materials that qualify as a match for the grant or in funds. (Click on Video) The Old Town Lake once served as a water source for Ferdinand, and the pump house that once operated the pumps still stands on the property, though it is inoperable. Work continues on the parking lot and other facilities including projects in Phases 2 which will convert the old pump house to an open-air shelter and add restrooms, a kayak launch and a fishing pier. Completion date is expected prior to the end of 2020.

Frederick R. Gehlhausen, 74, Huntingburg

Frederick R. Gehlhausen, 74, of Huntingburg, died Sunday, June 28, at Memorial  Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Ferdinand March 4, 1946, to Merrill and Lucille (Stetter) Gehlhausen. He married Cindy Weisheit July 1, 1986, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Fred was a truck driver for 43 years, working at Breidenbaugh, Kimball, and Jasper Engine. He […]

James F. “Jim” Harris, 85, Huntingburg

James F. “Jim” Harris, 85, of Huntingburg, died Friday, June 26, at The Waters of Huntingburg. He was born in Huntingburg October 10, 1934, to Glenn and Alberta (Fisher) Harris. He married Dolly Mohr September 28, 1957, at St. Ferdinand Church in Ferdinand. Jim served in the U.S. Army and worked at DMI as a resident engineer. He was a […]

Dennis L. Wilz, 76

Dennis L. Wilz, 76, of Jasper, died Thursday, June 25, at his home. He was born in Jasper January 30, 1944, to John and Helen (Giesler) Wilz. He married Sue Ann Hedinger July 11, 1970, at St. Meinrad Catholic Church in St. Meinrad. Dennis worked at Jasper Cabinet for 40 years and retired from Jasper Chair, where he worked for many […]

New Reminder of COVID from Dubois County Health Dept.

Dubois County (NNDC): Dubois County Health Officer Ted Waflart has sent a letter to local businesses regarding patient privacy. In the letter, Dr. Walfart told businesses that sharing pending COVID-19 tests is not in compliance with HIPAA laws concerning a patient’s privacy. The letter comes after officials consulted with the Dubois County Attorney and the State Department of Health. Walfart […]

New COVID Testing Site in Jasper

Jasper (NNDC): Dubois County Health Department June 25, 2020 OptumServe Health Services COVID-19 Testing OptumServe Health Services will be opening a new testing site in Dubois County to expand COVID-19 testing in Indiana. Site: Ruxer’s Golf Course Building 400 South Clay Street Jasper, IN 47546 Testing will begin Monday June 29th Hours/Days of Operation include Monday June 29th- Thursday July […]

Hoosier History Highlights June 28 – July 4

Indiana (NNDC): June 28 –  July 4 The Week in Indiana History 1800     Under the terms of a bill signed by President John Adams, the Indiana Territory was created out of a section of the Northwest Territory.  The large area included most of what is now Indiana and Illinois and parts of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.  William Henry Harrison was […]