DCBi Staff

69-year old Edward Tiemann of Jeffersonville passed away Wednesday at Clark County Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.

He is survived by

Two sisters,

Theresia Fischer of Ferdinand

and Anna Lee Fischer of Jasper

Several nieces and Nephews also survive.   

Funeral services for 69-year old Edward Tiemann of Jeffersonville will be held at 9 o’clock Monday morning at the Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand with burial to follow at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church Cemetery in Siberia.

There will be no visitation at the Funeral Home.

29-year old Christopher “Cletus” Klee of Jasper passed away Wednesday at his residence.

He is survived by,

His Mother,

Roberta Klee of Jasper

Two brothers,

Austin Wright of Jasper

and Suade Weisheit of Dubois,

His Companion,

Jessica Miller of Jasper

His Grandfathers,

Donald Herring of Jasper,

and Phil Freeman of Otwell, IN

Funeral services for 29-year old Christopher  “Cletus” Klee of Jasper will be held at 10 am Saturday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, with burial to follow in Enlow Cemetery in Jasper.

Friends may call from 2 till 8 pm Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

90-year old Ella Mae Nigg of Jasper, formerly of Haysville, passed away Tuesday at Daviess County Community Hospital in Washington.


Three sons;

Thomas Nigg and Joey Nigg both of Jasper,

and James Nigg of Wilmington, DE

Four Grandchildren and five Great-Grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services for Ella Mae Nigg will be held at 10 am Saturday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, with burial to follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Haysville.

Friends may call from 3 till 8 pm Friday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.

The WELCA will have a service at 6 pm at the funeral home.

 Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or to a favorite charity.

Funeral services for 91-year old Lucille Heilers of Ferdinand will be held at 10 am Friday in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call for visitation from 2 till 8 pm this evening and from 7 till 9:30 Friday morning at the Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Benedict.

A second person is now in the running for the office of Mayor for the city of Jasper.

Yesterday Steve Messmer announced he would seek the Republican Party’s nomination for the office.

The office is up for election in 2015.

The 63-year old Messmer is a lifelong resident of Jasper and is a graduate of Jasper High School and Lockyear Business College in Evansville.

He has been involved with Junior Achievement and is a member of the Jasper Moose Lodge and the Jasper Optimists Club. He is also a member of the Sons of the American Legion and attends St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Messmer has led the advertising and marketing efforts of two local corporations ó Spencer Industries of Dale and Uebelhor & Sons of Jasper and Vincennes. He has also continued to work in radio, cable television, technology and website development as well as other corporate ventures.

In a news release Messmer says though the years Jasper has experienced tremendous growth and prosperity due to the vision, planning, and full cooperation of city leaders.

He says as mayor, he will continue that long term vision of growth and success, always working close with city employees, officials, and departments, plus seeking input from all citizens.

Steve Messmer

Steve and his wife, Andrea, live in Jasper and have two sons who also reside in the community.

Messmer is the second person to announce his intentions for the office.  Current Jasper mayor Terry Seitz announced his plans to seek re-election back in late July.

The 47th annual Dale Fall Festival known as the “Biggest Small Town Festival in Southern Indiana”, gets into full swing tonight and will continue through Saturday evening.

Events actually kicked off last Sunday with the 1-thousand dollar scholarship queens pageant held at the Heritage Hills Auditorium.

This years winners included Jennifer Heltzel who was crowned 2014 Fall Fest Queen as well as Miss Photogenic.  Jennifer also picked up an interview scholarship.

Madison Gogel was first runner up. Dallas Buse second runner up and she too gathered an interview scholarship.  Third runner up was Mariah Burdin, Derian Scales fourth runner up and Miss Congeniality was Shelby Klueh.

Tonight the grounds will open at 6 pm CDT featuring carnival rides, games, a beer garden offering thirsty Thursday all evening long and many types of food.  Also at 6 is the Cheerleader and Dance Team performance. At 6:30 its the Little Miss and Mister Pageant at the center park stage and a Euchre tourney will take place in the Beer Garden beginning at 7 o’clock.

Other notable events to look forward to this weekend include the Kiddie Tractor Pull, a Dart Tourney, a Keg Toss, 3 on 3 Basketball tourney all on Friday along with plenty of entertainment through the evening.

Saturday’s Events include a 5k Walk and Run, a golf scramble, the children’s games and pet parade, a couple new events including the people’s choice chili judging contest and a barbecue contest, plus the huge Dale fall Festival Parade beginning at 2 pm with the theme “Honoring those who serve” with Corky Dugas  serving as grand marshall.

Also on Saturday its the next leg of the WBDC Cornhole Tournament of Champions at 4 pm with registration beginning at 3 at the Brown Brothers lot.

The Fest will wrap up at 11 o’clock Saturday evening with the Grand Raffle.

Sister station, 101 Country WBDC will be providing live reports from the 47th annual Dale Fall Festival beginning Friday evening and continuing through the weekend.

Yesterday the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department reported that a male inmate was pronounced dead early that morning at the Dubois County Community Corrections Center in Jasper.

29-year old Christopher Klee was pronounced dead after the sheriff’s department responded to the corrections center at 4 am to the report of an unresponsive male subject. The county coroner’s office was also dispatched to the scene.

A release from the sheriff’s office said an autopsy conducted Wednesday morning found the death was from natural causes and no foul play is suspected. They say toxicology samples were taken and it’ll be several weeks before they receive the results.