101 Country WBDC has completed its move to the corporate headquarters of DC Broadcasting in Jasper.
The headquarters building, located at Third Avenue and Herbig Lane in Jasper, now houses WBDC, 103.3 WAXL, 18 WJTS-TV, and the DC Broadcasting corporate offices. 18 WJTS TV has been housed in the building since last fall and WAXL moved into the building just over a week ago.
You can contact the headquarters building at 482-2727.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department is continuing its investigation into a Saturday night crash along County Road 400 South that sent one person to a regional hospital with serious injuries.
Dubois County Sheriff’s deputies say 34-year-old Nicholas Betz of Birdseye and 22-year-old Reece VanWinkle of Huntingburg both claim that the other person was in their lane of travel along County Road 400 South as they approached from opposite directions prior to the crash that took place just after 7:30 pm Saturday evening.
Betz’s vehicle escaped damage, but VanWinkle’s vehicle was a total loss in the crash. Both drivers registered BAC’s above the legal limit, with VanWinkle’s BAC registering at .09 and Betz’s BAC registered at .19 percent. Both Betz and VanWinkle were cited for operating while intoxicated.
A passenger in VanWinkle’s vehicle, Benjamin Schwoeppe of Ferdinand, was the only passenger in VanWinkle’s vehicle not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle as it rolled. Schwoeppe was transported to Memorial Hospital and was later airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville for work on a fractured spine. Officials say Schwoeppe is in serious, but stable condition. Neither Betz or VanWinkle were injured in the crash.
St. Anthony First Responders and Memorial Hospital EMS assisted at the scene.
An accident along Newton Street on the northside of Jasper resulted in one person being injured and one of the drivers being arrested for operating while intoxicated.
Jasper Police say 64-year-old Gary Brown of Santa Claus was northbound on Newton Street at Reyling Drive just after 3 pm when the accident took place. Police say 39-year-old Charles Kline of Loogootee was southbound on Newton Street north of 36th Street when he encountered slow traffic. Kline became impatient and began tailgating and swerving in his lane of travel. Kline attempted to pass the vehicle in front of him, but lost control of his vehicle as he crossed Newton Street and struck Brown’s vehicle on the driver’s front side. The impact caused Brown’s vehicle to flip over onto its roof.
A passenger in Brown’s vehicle, 60-year-old Maria Brown, complained of pain in her head and right arm. She was transported to Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Gary Brown and Kline were not injured. Both cars were totaled in the accident.
Upon investigation, police determined that Kline was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the crash. Kline was lodged in the Dubois County Security Center for operation while intoxicated. He was also cited for driving left of center, reckless driving, unsafe lane movement, and failure to obey signs and markings while driving.
Memorial Hospital EMS, the Jasper Fire Department, and wreckers from Sternberg’s and Uelbehor’s all assisted at the scene.
This past weekend, the St. Henry Heinrichsdorf Fest held this year’s two day festival.
The event was held at the Catholic Knights of America Hall at St. Henry. The event featured food vendors, a beer garden, and the opening event for the WBDC Cornhole Tournament of Champions.
Prior to the event, St. Henry Heinrichsdorf Fest coordinator Josh Meyer says this event was important to raise funds for the St. Henry Community Club:
The event began Friday night at 5:30 pm and ran throughout the day and evening on Saturday.
On another note, SteelerNation won the first tournament of the year for the WBDC Cornhole Tournament of Champions in the Pro Division. SteelerNation becomes the first team to advance to the Cornhole Tournament of Champions championship match, which will be held at the Huntingburg Herbstfest later this year.
The next round of the WBDC Cornhole Tournament of Champions is set for this Friday at the Ferdinand Heimatfest. Registration is set for 6 pm and throwing will start at 7 pm.
On Friday, the Dubois County Veterans Council held its annual US Flag disposal ceremony at the Dubois County 4H Fairgrounds.
Several people turned out for the event with their worn out flags no matter the size to be disposed of. New flags were made available for purchase at the event courtesy of a Dubois County Boy Scout Troop.
DCVC President Allen Bromm says the idea for holding a proper flag disposal ceremony came from the military:
Bromm says disposal of old flags through burning is the way to do it and people should not just throw old flags in the dumpster:
The Recycled Teenagers sang the national anthem and various other patriotic songs during the event. There also was a ceremony held in honor of prisoners of war and those missing in action.
Last night, the Ferdinand Miss Heimatfest and Little Miss and Mister Pageants were held at Forest Park High School’s auditorium.
Shanna Hoffman, the daughter of Scott and Sara Hoffman, was crowned Queen and also was named Miss Congeniality. Brooke Mullen was named as runner-up and Araceli Garcia was named Miss Photogenic.
In the Little Miss Heimatfest Pageant, Avari Schneider took home the Little Miss Heimatfest honors, with Hattie Dilger taking home runner-up honors and Riley Henson being named as Miss Photogenic.
Elijah Brosmer, the son of Scott and Lori Brosmer, won the Little Mister Pageant, with Carter Giesler as the runner-up and Cody Brames taking home the Mister Photogenic honors.
The Ferdinand Heimatfest is set to kick off this Friday night at 5 pm with the opening of food and game booths as well as the beer garden. The opening ceremonies will take place at 7 pm on the main stage with ambassadors Lee and Ginny Begle as well as the winners from last night’s contest.
Other featured events during Heimatfest will include the WBDC Cornhole Tournament of Champions, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a car show, and a BBQ contest.
The race for the Republican nomination for the Indiana Senate District 39 seat has a new candidate.
Eric Bassler, who currently serves as an At-Large City Councilman for the city of Washington in Daviess County, kicks off a two-day tour of counties served by District 39 to announce his plans to run for the Republican nomination.
Bassler says the focus of his campaign and of the state legislature going forward, should be on jobs, education, and families.
Bassler is also on the Board of Public Works for the city of Washington. He is a financial advisor for Edward Jones and serves as a member of the Edward Jones leadership team.
Bassler says his campaign is hoping to bring fresh ideas to the statehouse should he be elected:
Bassler says his experience as a small business owner and a manager will allow him to bring innovative solutions to Indiana in the future.
Bassler resides in Washington with his wife Julie. The couple have five children. The primary election for the Republican nomination is set to take place in May of 2014.
Indiana Senate District 39 consists of Daviess, Greene, Martin, and Sullivan counties, as well as portions of Clay, Knox, and Owen counties.