Retrospective: 11/20 – Dubois County Herald


Jasper High School will present the play “Ups and Downs”. Jennifer Smith and Tory Vandeventer play the roles of Miss Barrett and Jo Ferone respectively. The play is directed by Sue Ann Burns and Cathy Stradtner. Herald file photo by Tim Myers. Published November 14, 1996.

65 years ago

November 19, 1956

Ms. Randi Knebel, wife of Leo Knebel, recently bought out the three partners of Triple Café on East Third Street, and will operate it on behalf of Randi’s Cafe. The establishment at 217 Mill Street, across from Hoffman Bros., had been operated in recent years by Linus Dick, Steve Walsh and Paul Wigand. The building is owned by Frank J. Seng. Randi’s Cafe will have its official opening on Wednesday evening of this week, Ms. Knebel announced. There will be music and entertainment.

November 20

A new school and gymnasium for the needs of Precious Blood of Our Savior parish, just west of Jasper, will implement educational facilities in this area. The entire development is expected to be completed in September 1957. The project which was designed and will be under the supervision of George E. McDonald, architect of Cincinnati, will include the supply of 8 classrooms and also of three future classrooms, each 32 by 22 feet in dimension. A kitchen and a cafeteria with 260 seats are included.

21 November

On this issue’s sports page are the original 16 active members of the Jasper Bowling Association, who were honored last night at the Gerbo Lanes. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the association. Persons pictured include: Edwin Krempp, George Kress, Paul Wuchner, AW Flick, Penny Rottet, Clem Berger, CP Berger, Albert Weigel, Oats Berger, Allen Joseph, Dennis Bell, Herb Grabeman, Marvin Kunkel, Pike Pfau, Leo Brelage and George Mehringer.

November 22 – Thanksgiving – No paper

23 november

Ferdinand’s Crusaders won a basketball thriller against the Netherlands on Wednesday night as they smothered the Dutch, 48-46, in a double overtime that was decided against outfielder Tim Fischer in the second extra period to the death sudden. Birdseye played their first net contest in their brand new gymnasium that same evening in front of a crowd of 700 to 800 basketball fans and the Yellow Jackets experienced the first “butterflies” night in their new basketball palace by giving up. the 69-50 decision at Leavenworth Wyandottes. In another Thanksgiving Eve action, the Montgomery Vikings continued to ride undefeated while whipping the Otwell Millers, 81-42.

24 november

The Jasper Wildcats knocked out the big but not-so-talented Bedford Stonecutters with surprising ease last night at Jasper’s gym by a score of 70-36. The victory was the Cats’ third in a row and their first SIAC triumph. Bedford’s loss was their third in as many starts. The Wuchnermen’s well-balanced offense was highlighted once again as Jody Giesler, a 5-11 senior guard, became the third different starter in as many games to win the honors with 18 points. Meanwhile, the Huntingburg Happy Hunters beat the Evansville Panthers Reitz, 52-37, at the Huntingburg Gymnasium last night. The Hunter’s top scorer was Dennis Stetter, who contributed 18 points.

50 years ago

November 22, 1971

Donald E. Marks, of Rt. 2, Jasper, who was a driving force in the local labor movement for more than a quarter of a century, died at 4:50 am today at St. Mary’s Hospital d ‘Evansville. Mr. Marks was not in good health last summer and four weeks ago he was discovered to have a brain tumor.

Herb Thyen, 1742 Newton St., Jasper, was appointed by Governor Edgar D. Whitcomb to serve as a Democratic member of the advisory board of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

23 november

From Jerry Birge’s KEEPING SCORE column: Five years ago at Thanksgiving, a new game “Bowl” appeared on the scene. The game is an annual affair involving JHS graduates and is played annually on the wasteland of Highway 231, next to Clem Nordhoff’s residence near the VFW. Alan D. Dick, who became IU’s number one receiver this year, is expected to play. Alan J. Dick, who played regularly at Purdue, has performed in recent years. The JHS class of 1968 created the game in the fall of its senior year. Participants this first year included Randy and Larry Seger, Steve Pfister, Gabe Mehringer, Mike Eckstein, Mark Stenftenagel, John Nicholson, Larry Schilling and a number of other Wildcat Gridders and non-Gridders. Other individuals such as Don Eckstein, Phil Rohleder, Tom Nordhoff and a number of others have joined in on the action each year.

24 november

Men and equipment were on site early this morning to clear the right-of-way and repair the tracks of the Southern Railway, where a derailment occurred last night near the site of the old Saint-Marc station. This latest derailment, the third in just over a year, at Kyana-St. The mark area between Huntingburg and Birdseye occurred at 1 a.m. today. Fifteen freight cars derailed. Until the track is cleared and repaired, the ten to twelve freight trains that normally use the track will not be able to use it.

November 25 – Thanksgiving – No paper

November 26

The Indiana Utilities Board on Wednesday approved a 5 percent rate hike for Jasper’s gas utility customers and also allowed 17 other gas companies to pass on wholesale gas increases to their customers. ‘they have to pay. The action came in the first meeting since President Nixon’s wage price freeze thawed. PSC chairman WW Hill, Jr. had said on Monday that up to 14 rate hike orders could be ahead due to the thaw, but later said more research would be needed before the orders were released. can be issued. Jasper was the only one of 14 utilities Hill mentioned to get the green light for his hike.

November 27

In 32 minutes of basketball Friday night at Harrison High School gymnasium in Evansville, the Harrison Warriors have made it known they are one of the area teams to watch in the SIAC race this season and the Jasper Wildcats. bit the dust for the first time in two outings as Harrison claimed an 80-65 victory. Meanwhile, despite the absence of three key players, coach Dale Glenn’s Huntingburg Happy Hunters were able to start the season on the right foot by beating Owensville in a CAP game on the Hunters’ field, 57-35. And the Forest Park Rangers used a tenacious pressure defense and a searing quick break to turn what was a close game into a rout on Friday night, as they completely dominated the Dale Aces impressively, 93-65.

25 years ago

November 18, 1996

A rapid fire destroyed the old Ruxer building on Third and Newton streets this morning, sending columns of flames and smoke high into the air above downtown Jasper. The fire was one of the biggest in the city’s history. The fire started in the Southwest Productions studio, said owner Lee “Eric” Huebner, owner of the building. No injuries were reported.

November 19

Barely 31 signatures separate the two parties after the month-long petition campaign at Southwestern Dubois Elementary School, according to a preliminary tally released by County Auditor Mark Brescher. Minutes before Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline, one side submitted 2,395 signatures while the other produced 2,364. Brescher declined to say which side has the most signatures. He stressed that this is a preliminary and unofficial assessment

account, noting that its staff must carefully verify each signature before declaring a winner by Dec. 13. The outcome will decide whether the school board can move forward with a $ 16 million project to replace its three elementary schools with new schools in Huntingburg and the Netherlands.

November 20

The Jasper J-Men Varsity Club will be holding their annual Fall / Winter Coaches Meeting on Wednesday, November 27 at the C of C. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Coaches from all seven of Jasper’s men’s sports were invited to chat and answer questions about their programs. In addition, Scott Rolen, a 1993 JHS graduate and member of the Philadelphia Phillies, will be on hand to talk about his career. The J-Men Club is open to any male graduate of Jasper or High School Ireland who has obtained a letter in a varsity sport.

21 November

The Dubois County Dragons regretfully accept the resignation of Mike Riehemann, General Manager / COO, effective November 19, 1996. Mike moved to Dubois County and effectively helped the Dragons become the most successful franchise of the Heartland League in 1996. Mike will be relocating to Los Angeles as he accepted a position with the production company that produced The Flood and will work with Jim McCabe who was the Huntingburg site manager.

For the movie.

22 november

Cannelton native Joe Riley celebrated his 100th birthday on November 11 at the Scenic Hills Care Center where he now lives. Reaching the century isn’t that big of a deal, Riley says, but apparently a lot of other people think it is. Cards and flowers from friends, relatives and strangers flooded her room. “I always get letters from people I don’t even know,” he said, looking slightly puzzled. I got a letter from the president last week. “I don’t know what he told me, just a lot of bulls,” Joe laughs.

23 november

The Southridge Raiders catch up with us all night. And in the end, the huge hole the Raiders dug early on was too much to overcome as the Boonville Pioneers held on for a 62-56 victory in non-conference basketball on Friday night. Senior Derek Prior, a 6-2 guard who was Southridge’s leading scorer last season with 18.3 points per game, scored a record 20 points for the Raiders. Prior also added 7 assists and six steals.


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