Members of the Dubois County Dragons waited in the stands at League Stadium Thursday afternoon for photos of the team to be taken. The Huntingburg-based professional baseball team opens its season with a three-game road trip that kicks off tonight in Anderson. Herald file photo by Tim Myers. Published June 7, 1996.
By BOB ALLES
June 11, 1956
Reverend Jerome Neufelder, who was Associate Pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Washington since last July, has taken up his post as Associate Pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Jasper. Father Neufelder was ordained a priest in Evansville on June 4, 1955 and was assigned to church in Washington the following month. He is a native of Haubstadt.
Dubois County citizens now own $ 6,714,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds, according to report to Adam Blessinger, chairman of the county savings bond committee as part of the program’s 15th anniversary recognition savings bonds.
The two Dubois County American Legion junior baseball teams opened their 1956 season last night at Huntingburg City Park, where the Jasper Juniors scored a 14-4 victory over the host club. Jim Eckerle threw two hits for the visitors, these being singles over the last two innings of play. Jasper’s chucker walked seven times, and those free passes, coupled with untimely errors, gave Huntingburg his four points without a hit, one in the first and three in the sixth. Birkle, Hass, Eckerle and Giesler each hit safely twice for the winners. Haas’ hits included a sixth homerun and Eckerle slammed a treble in the first inning.
The third annual Jasper Lions Club auction grossed $ 705 for the organization’s charitable projects, event chair Jim Downey reported today. A total of $ 300 of the amount has already been allocated to the new Babe Ruth baseball league, in which the Lions Club has a team. Forty dollars will go to the Senior Girl Scout Roundup Fund and the remainder will go to other civic Lions Club projects. President Downey today thanked the traders, factories and individuals who contributed items to the auction, as well as those who attended Saturday’s sale and purchased the merchandise.
While the Indiana Forestry Division hasn’t placed too much emphasis in the past on Ferdinand State Forest as a recreation area, it has become so popular with campers and picnickers. over the past two years it now ranks among the most popular outdoors. recreation areas in southern Indiana. So many people head to Ferdinand State Forest for picnics that Superintendent Henry F. Huff has been given permission to create more facilities. At present, he is building 50 additional tables for the use of picnickers.
In a meeting held Thursday evening at the American Legion Home in Jasper, members of the Dubois County Tuberculosis Association and public health officials heard from Dr. David Stone of Indianapolis, a member of the State Board of Health, advising Legal action if necessary to force tuberculosis suspects to undergo further testing and to require their hospitalization if tests show they have active tuberculosis. Dr Stone explained the new law regarding patients refusing hospitalization, and pointed out that since the beginning of this year, 15 people living in Indiana have been forced by courts to enter sanatoriums.
Ten members of the 341st Military Police Co., an Army reserve unit based in Jasper, will depart on Sunday to begin their six months of active duty at a military camp. After eight or nine weeks of basic training at Fort. Leonard Wood, Missouri, recruits will go to Fort Gordon, Georgia. The 10 boys are: Pvt. William J. Dupps, Pvt. Jerry L. Hopf, Pvt. Richard Reker, Pvt. Dennis Steffe, Pvt. Edward L. Eckert, Pvt. Thomas B. Burger, Pvt. Charles L. Gadlage, Pvt. Ronald Rees, Pvt. Kenneth L. Striegel and Pvt. Kenneth A. Zehr.
June 14, 1971
Clarksville defeated Terre Haute Wiley, 5-2, and Mt. Vernon knocked out Huntingburg, 4-2, in the first round of the Jasper Semi-State Baseball tournament on Saturday afternoon at Recreation Field. Huntingburg dropped out in Game 2 despite a Dave Krieg homerun, double and single. Rueger, a hard-throwing right-hander, went all the way to Mt. Vernon allowing the Hunters six hits. Mount. Vernon had 10 hits against Hunter southpaw Mark Hildebrand, who went the distance for the Hunters. The loss ends the season for coach Jim Bardwell’s Huntingburg team who finished with an 18-5 record.
The Rural Electrification Association has approved a loan of $ 272,000 to the Dubois Rural Electric Co-operative, according to a note received this morning from the office of Congressman Roger Zion. A Zion spokesperson said the money will be used to fund 11 miles of distribution line to serve 240 new customers and other major upgrades, including three miles of new connection line and the conversion of 18 miles of line. and existing facilities, and to finance a new wholesale electricity distribution point. Leo Hochgesang, director of REC Dubois, said the latter point involved lines to a new substation planned for the area north of Jasper.
The combined efforts of Memorial Hospital’s Dietetic Department, the St. Joseph’s Church Community Affairs Commission, and the Tri-Cap Business Opportunity Office have resulted in the launch of a “Meal on Wheels” program. For Jasper. The program kicked off on Monday, June 14, with the main focus of this effort being to provide a hot lunch for seniors who otherwise might not have a hot meal at all times of the day. Meals are prepared by the hospital’s dietetic service and delivered by volunteers from the Saint-Joseph Parish Community Affairs Commission.
June 17, 1996
Phil Kendall said he felt completely useless on first base so he did something about it – in a big way. The Wildcats’ senior hobbyhorse propelled 11th-ranked Jasper to his second consecutive final appearance with Herculean effort. A three-run homerun tied to Mars and 2 2/3 goosebumps innings on the mound for a 3-2 win over Floyd Central. Kendall and his clearing circuit represented all of Jasper’s races while his brief, but all-important, stint on the hill booked the Wildcats’ reservations for the state final at Bush Stadium in Indianapolis. “It’s not easy to do,” Jasper coach Terry Gobert said of his team’s return to the state final. “It hasn’t been done here for almost 30 years.”
Ralph Humbert has been repairing shoes in the basement of his Jackson Street home since 1950. He learned the trade from his father, who started working at the same location in the 1930s. Many of his machines are decades old. Humbert, retired from Peabody Coal, only works in the morning in his shop. As a shoemaker, Humbert, 65, says he only has one job: âYou try to make a shoe look new and feel old. “
Spring flooding has caused more than $ 200,000 in damage to Dubois County roads and bridges this year and could cause the county to cut back on its 1996 road paving projects unless state funding or from the federal government does not happen. âThis was the worst year we have had in my 15 years working for County Roads,â said Superintendent Bob Lichlyter. Heavy rains and high water washed away road shoulders, caused dirt banks to collapse and undermined bridges, Lichlyter said. So much debris was washed away on some roads that workers had to use graders to clear the debris.
Although the one-room Zoar School closed in 1933, the teacher who locked both of its front doors that day plans to be present next year when the alumni celebrate the building’s centenary. . Plans for a 100th anniversary reunion and celebration are underway. Lilly Beumer, 88, Holland, always loves having a goal to strive for, and reminding her alumni of their days there – at the school’s 100th anniversary party – is her most recent. Lilly retired in 1971. Her 43 years in the classroom included stints in one- and two-room schools near Dale, Haysville and Portersville before coming to Zoar. The 1897 school where she taught grades 1 through 8 sits next to Zoar United Methodist Church, almost at the top of the Dubois-Pike County line.
Floods and heavy rains this spring prompted the Upper Patoka Conservatory District to call for preventive measures. The district has asked the Department of Natural Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers to lower the level of the Patoka Lake winter pool from 533 feet to 530 feet. They also want to extend the target date for this level from April 1 to May 1. “It would increase the water storage they have up there,” said Alan Small, district board member. “I’m not saying 530 feet would have made a big difference, but it would have made a difference.” Delaying the target date would allow the body to release water more slowly, preventing some flooding in the lower area, said Small, a farmer from Huntingburg.
The Dubois County Dragons are now facing a very unknown situation – a losing streak. The Anderson Lawmen came to Huntingburg on Friday night and rocked the Dragons 14-5 in front of 900 fans. The Lawmen tore the Dragon’s pitching staff for 14 hits, including three for extra goals. The Dragons stumbled 6-4 in the Heartland League while the Lawmen moved closer to 0.500 to 5-6. Dragon starter Drew Durham, now 0-2, suffered defeat, while Rob Gamble took the win in his first decision of the year.