A Huntingburg man is behind bars after a woman reported a suspicious vehicle near her home.

Just after 6:30 yesterday morning, Huntingburg Police were called to the 1100 block of North Jackson Street. The female caller stated there was a suspicious vehicle in the area that was still Ricardo Carbajalrunning.

After they arrived, police found 48-year-old Ricardo Carbajal slumped over the steering wheel of his van. Police say they could not wake Carbajal up until they opened the door and turned the engine off.

Officers soon noted an odor of alcohol coming from Carbajal. They confirmed their suspicion that Carbajal had been drinking once they got him out of the vehicle. Carbajal’s BAC came in at .11 percent.

Carbajal was taken to the Dubois County Security Center. He is facing operating while intoxicated charges.

89-year old Cyrilla Schwindel of St. Meinrad passed away Wednesday in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

She is survived by,

Three daughters,

Mary Lou Vaal of St. Meinrad,

Mitzy Lewis of Bloomington

and Brenda Braslow of Denver, Colo.

One half-sister, 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren also survive. .

Funeral services for 89-year Cyrilla Schwindel of St. Meinrad will be held at 10 am CDT Saturday in St. Meinrad Catholic Church in St. Meinrad. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 till 8 pm CDT Friday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand and after 9 am CDT Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

All Dubois County nonprofits can now get a free membership to a countywide volunteer organization.

Volunteer Dubois County, a group that connects organizations that need volunteers with prospective volunteers, is now offering free membership for all Dubois County nonprofits.

Group officials say the change was made in order to get more nonprofit organizations to sign up, which would result in an increase of volunteer opportunities available to those who use the group’s website. The free membership is also there to encourage those who may have struggled to find success on the site to continue using the site. Membership had previously cost 75 dollars.

The group says its website has handled almost 200 inquiries about volunteering opportunities. Newsletters, community alerts, and Facebook activity reaches more than 350 volunteers.

For more information, you can visit volunteerduboiscounty.org.

Two Huntingburg women were arrested last night after they got into an altercation in a parking lot.

Stephanie MathiesJessica GreenHuntingburg Police were called to the North Parking lot in the city park on a report of two females fighting. Police found 25-year-old Stephanie Matheis and 36-year-old Jessica Green yelling at each other. Both women had marks on themselves to suggest that there had been a physical fight between the two. Both women told police that they had indeed been fighting.

Both were arrested and charged with Class B misdemeanors for battery and disorderly conduct.

They were lodged at the Dubois County Jail. The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

Well tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. You can go the

typical route of chocolate and flowers.

But maybe you want to do something different.

Whether you have a date or not, here are 14 ideas of

what you can do on the 14th.



Looking for the perfect date to impress the farmer

in your life? Take a weekend trip to check out the

Farm Machinery Show in Louisville,  going on Feb 13

-16. He will know you think his tractor’s sexy, when

you surprise him with a trip to the nation’s largest

indoor farm show at the Kentucky Exposition Center

in February.  View row after row of farm products

and services, hands-on demonstrations of the latest

technological advancements, and a variety of free

seminars. There’s even a Championship Tractor Pull

every night to get your engines revved up for a

romantic night together. 




If you don’t want to travel far, find food close

to home and share a homemade dinner to rival any

local restaurant. Cooking together is even more

romantic. Many area farms provide local products

even in the wintertime. It will taste even better

knowing you are spending less by not eating out,

while also boosting the local food economy. Check

out Hasenour’s Organic Produce in Huntingburg

located at 8564 S 200 W, who specializes in pork,

beef and greenhouse-grown vegetables. Call them at

-683-4780. They are also on Facebook! Or make a

visit to Grounded in Jasper to find many local food




The baby sitter cancelled for your romantic

valentine’s dinner. So, plan a lunch date instead.

It will likely be cheaper than dinner. And it gives

you both a break from work, while still having alone

time on the day of romance. Check out some locally

owned restaurants that serve you quickly.



Stay home with a movie to please everyone. Rent two,

one for the kids and a more romantic one for the

parents after the kids get to sleep.  Go to your

local Redbox, mailbox if you have netflix or the

movie store for a relaxing night at home.



Check out what programs are going on at your

local public library. Pick out a romantic novel or a

valentine’s theme book for your kids. Or if your

solo on Valentine’s day, pick up a good book to

bring home for a relaxing evening. The Jasper

library is open until 8pm tomorrow!



Go on a walk together, hit the gym or do couple’s

yoga at home. (Instructional videos are easy to find

at the library or your local movie rental outlet.)

Working out releases endorphins, which make you feel

good. Also, it doesn’t hurt to warm-up for romantic

exercise later in the night. Take a class together

at the Wellness Center at Memorial Southside Office,

in Jasper. On thursdays, they offer Jazzercise from

9 to 10am, an “absolute abs” class from 12:10pm-

12:30pm. Or Zumba at 5:30.

Or check out the area YMCA in Ferdinand.  They are

open on Thursdays from 4:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.There is

even childwatch services provided from 4 to 8 p.m.



Dine at your local favorite spot or fall in love

with a new restaurant. Pick according to your price

range. Chances are if the place is dark and crowded,

you will probably spend more. Take a friend’s

recommendation or do some research. Of course, you

can also take a roadtrip to fall in love with a new

hotspot. Check out the Blue River Cafe in Milltown,

off of I-64 E to get hit by Cupid’s delicious arrow.

A little pricey at most meals starting at $10 and

up but well worth the investment.They are open

Thursdays from 4PM – 10PM . Or plan a weekend trip

for live music on Friday and Saturdays. Tyrone

Cotton will perform original blues music on February




With the freshly fallen snow, Skiing can be a

romantic if you’ve already had a lesson and are at

the same skill level. The snowy environment makes

you want to take breaks in the lodge to cuddle with

a hot drink and each other. Check out Paoli Peaks in

nearby Paoli. They are open 10am to 9pm on

Thursdays, but check their website paolipeaks.com 

before you visit since they also enjoy Indiana’s

variable and unpredictable weather. Not a date for

those on a budget, but skiing close to home is a

idea if you want to splurge on something exciting.



Grab some paint or other art supplies from the store

and get creative together at home, on paper or each

other! It will open up new aspects to your

relationship. Or for a outing, check out some local

art. The Jasper  Arts Center’s Krempp Gallery is

open extra late on Thursdays from 10am to 7pm. They

are located on the VUJC campus in Jasper at 951

College Ave. Currently on exhibit it is graphite

drawings artist Jessica Burke.



Explore the history of your relationship by gushing

about your favorite moments together. Or explore

your town for the oldest standing monument or

building. To see a lot of history in one place,

check out the Dubois County Museum in Jasper. Remind

yourselves of your own wedding, while viewing the

German black wedding dress. Or get in touch with

your youth as you admire the museum’s elaborate

train set. They are open 10am-2pm on thursdays and

there’s no charge for admission. Of course,

donations are gladly appreciated in order to bring

you exhibits and artifacts to reminisce over.



Check out the bustling tranquility of wildlife in

the wintertime by visiting a local Indiana state

parks. All 24 of Indiana’s state parks and 8 managed

reservoirs remain open throughout the winter months.

If you don’t mind bundling up for the cold, Patoka

Lake Naturalist Dana Recklehoff says the winter is

the best time for the nature lover to visit parks

because animals are more active when there’s less

people around. Better yet, Nov-March there is no

gate fee to come on patoka lake property. Besides

Patoka Lake, you can take a hike in the Ferdinand

State Forest or the Lincoln State Park.  Bring a

picnic lunch, a blanket and even a tent, just in

case you want to stay overnight in a sleeping back

built for one!



Buy some oil or cocoa butter and some candles and

help each other unwind. Even without massage

training, a little loving touch goes a long way.

Focus on an area your partner experiences the most

daily trauma, i.e. their feet if they stand all day

or their back if they do hard  labor.  This low-cost

date is sure to enliven romantic feelings for each

other. Massages are always better sans clothes.



Visit somewhere special nearby you both haven’t

visited. Dubois Count and the surrounding area

boasts an infinite number of excellent locations,

free of cost. Check out the amazingly beautiful dome

and scenery at the St. Benedict Monastery in

Ferdiand. Hold hands while you walk up the spiral

staircase to the romantic collonade that wraps

around the majestic church. They even offer

overnight accomodations onsite at the Kordes Center

at $65 for two people.



Don’t have a plan. Start at home and enjoy an eco-

friendly date with endless possibilities.  You

always see more on foot than you do through a car

window. Surprises might be just around a corner in

your neighborhood, which might turn into your new

favorite spot together. You will being getting

exercise without noticing it, and it’s always easier

to find something to talk about while you walk. 


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