89-year old Cyrilla Schwindel of St. Meinrad passed away Wednesday in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.
She is survived by,
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.
Huntingburg 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.
1) FARM MACHINERY SHOW
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.
2) HOMEMADE DINNER
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.
5) VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY
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!
6) GET HEALTHY
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.
7) DINNER OUT
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
8) GO SKIING
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.
9) EXPLORE ART
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.
10) TRAVEL THROUGH TIME
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.
11) EXPLORE NATURE
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!
12) SHARED MASSAGES
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.
13) EXPLORE A NEW PLACE FOR FREE
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.
14) TAKE A WALK
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.