Glen Alan “Whitey” Schroeder, 54, Jasper

Glen Alan “Whitey” Schroeder, 54, of Jasper, died Tuesday, March 30, in Jasper. He was born in Jasper June 12, 1966, to Leroy and Bernetta (Jahn) Schroeder. Whitey was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and the Jasper Knights of Columbus. He worked at the French Lick Casino and Pete Dye Golf Course and enjoyed golf, playing […]

James Joseph “Jelly Bean” Kluesner, 75, Dubois

James Joseph “Jelly Bean” Kluesner, 75, of Dubois, died Tuesday, March 30, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Celestine January 28, 1946, to Albert and Marcella (Fromme) Kluesner. He married Donna Faye Persohn November 12, 1977, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville. She died May 4, 2019. Jim served as a radio […]

Nice turnout for the annual Cabin Fever Hike

(NNDC) Over 50 participants walked the Cabin Fever Hike on Saturday, March 27 at the Ferdinand State Forest. Attendees could choose to hike either the 2.5 or 5.5-mile guided trails. Entry was free; however, participants were asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Dubois County Food Bank. The event was sponsored by DC Multisport, an organization […]

Mary Lee Meyer, 84, Mariah Hill

Mary Lee Meyer, 84, of Mariah Hill, died Saturday, March 27, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Ferdinand January 10, 1937, to Anthony and Frieda (Boeglin) Olinger. She married Earl “Joe” Meyer February 5, 1966, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand. He died February 13, 2002. Mary Lee was a member of […]

Eugene “Pete” Peters, 79, Huntingburg

Eugene “Pete” Peters, 79, of Huntingburg, died Friday, March 26, at his home. He was born in Huntingburg March 31, 1941, to Orien and Wilma (Klausmeier) Peters. He married Mary Lou Rummel January 11, 1964, at Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg. Eugene was a 1959 graduate of Huntingburg High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army and […]

Kathryn A. Needhamer, 70, Huntingburg

Kathryn A. Needhamer, 70, of Huntingburg, died Thursday, March 25, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Huntingburg November 2, 1950, to Eugene and Edna (Madlon) Underwood. She married Russell Needhamer in Henderson, Kentucky. Kathryn was a homemaker, worked in furniture manufacturing, and loved watching Indianapolis Colts football. She is survived by her husband, […]

Prosecutor Anthony Quinn Announces National Poison Prevention

Indiana (NNDC): National Poison Prevention Week is celebrated March 21st-27th.  This week is used to draw attention to poison control centers and the Poison Help Hotline (1-800-222-1222). While we hope this phone number is never needed, storing this nationwide phone number in your phone or a prominent location in your home could help save a life in the future. Poisoning is an issue that unfortunately affects every age group.  While almost half of all poison emergency calls involve children under age six, it is not uncommon to receive calls from adults – especially seniors according to www.poison.org [1].  Frequently we think of poisoning as something we ingest, but there are a variety of ways besides ingesting that a person can experience poisoning, including breathing in a toxin, splashing in the eyes or on the skin, and through a bite or sting. Due to COVID-19, many homes have increased the number of common household items that contribute to the poisoning of adults and children. In order to keep the virus out of our homes, we are using more disinfecting wipes, cleaning supplies, and alcohol-based hand sanitizer. These items are often left within reach of small children as adults are trying to keep everyone safe and clean, giving young children the opportunity to explore items they have previously not had access to leading to more poisoning concerns.  Other items that frequently cause poisoning: 1)      Prescription medicine 2)      Pain reliever both over the counter and prescription 3)      Alcohol 4)      Pesticides 5)      Antihistamines 6)      Vitamins 7)      Foreign Bodies/Toys (glow sticks, silica gel) 8)      Batteries 9)      Antidepressants 10)   Fumes/Gases/Vapors Although most poisonings are accidental, we can take extra precautions to keep our families safe at home.   The National Capital Poison Center provides the following prevention guidance for children, adults, and seniors. Preventing serious poisonings in children: – Read the label before you give medicine to a child.  Use the right dosing cup, measuring spoon or syringe.  Put the cap back on tightly. – Lock medicines and household products up high, where children can’t see or reach them.  Child-resistant closures are not child proof! – Keep button batteries where children can’t reach them. – Store medicines and products in their original containers. – Watch children carefully outdoors.  Some plants and wild mushrooms are […]

John H. Staggs, 71, Huntingburg

John H. Staggs, 71, of Huntingburg, died Tuesday, March 23, at his home. He was born in Buddha, Indiana, May 28, 1949, to Harvey and Esther (Jones) Staggs. John worked as a mortician at IUPUI and at Wallace Construction and was a member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). He is survived by one […]

Joyce Ann Murphy, 82, St. Meinrad

Joyce Ann Murphy, 82, of St. Meinrad, died Monday, March 22, at her home. She was born in Bristow April 20, 1938, to Lee and Ollie (Holman) Aders. She married Marion Lee Murphy October 24, 1970, in Las Vegas. He died April 19, 2017. Joyce was a member of St. Meinrad Parish. She was a homemaker, an avid golfer, and […]