Looking Back: 7/24July 23, 2021
By BOB ALLES
65 Years Ago
July 23, 1956
The Haysville Cubs and the Ireland Merchants battled through 18 innings yesterday, equal to a pair of regular nine inning games before the Cubs pushed over two runs in the top of the 18th frame for a 3-1 victory. It was one of the longest games ever recorded in the history of the Deer Trail League. Richard Mehringer of Ireland and Seaborn Hillis of the Cubs hooked up in a brilliant mound battle with both pitchers going the full 18 innings. Mehringer struck out 14 batters during the afternoon while Hillis fanned 22. Tuffy Anderson drove in two runs for Haysville.
At a meeting last night of the Jasper park board with representatives of three civic organizations, initial plans were made for the formal dedication program for the new municipal swimming pool Wednesday night, Aug. 8. Bob Siebert and Frank Loepker ,will represent the park board on the arrangements committee which will also include representatives of the Kiwanis, Jaycees and Lions Clubs. The program will coincide with the opening night of the Kiwanis Kiddie Karnival, to be held on Wednesday and Thursday Aug. 8 and 9. The board met with Victor Nixon, pool manager, to discuss details of the operation of the pool. Hours will be the same as those at the old pool — 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Admission charges are as follows: Children up to and including age 14, 25 cents; 25 to 18 years old inclusive, 25 cents; adults, 40 cents.
Dubois County ranked second among Indiana counties in the percentage of registered voters who cast ballots in the May 8 primary elections, according to a survey just completed by the Indiana State Chamber if Commerce. The unofficial survey, compiled from reports of local chambers of commerce, county clerks and from newspaper accounts, showed 7,104 Democratic ballots cast in the county and 881 Republican ballots, for a total of 7,985, or 55.6% of the registered voters.
"Inadequate telephone service" was cited today as the reason that the board of directors of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce authorized the filing of an official service complaint petition with the Public Service Commission of Indiana. The petition, filed yesterday with the executive secretary of the P.S.C., asked for an investigation of the telephone service in this area. A chamber spokesman stated that the petition was designed to invite the P.S.C. to make an investigation of the telephone services offered to all subscribers in this area.
About 425 persons attended the 16th annual Farmers Picnic which was held Thursday at Huntingburg's Municipal Park. Many of the youngsters and a few adults took advantage of the free swimming at the pool to cool off and whet their appetites for the season big carry-in dinner served at noon. The flower show winners were Mrs. Ed Katterhenry, Mrs. Emil Hoffman, Mrs. Dennis Uebelhor and Mrs. Ruby Thimling. Jean Feldmeyer was crowned cake queen for her first prize butter cake entry. Odelia Wibbeler won first prize in the angel food cake division and Mary Rummel had the best dark cake. The cakes were later awarded as prizes to the following couples: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Struckman as the most recently married couple; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Huebner, Sr., as the couple who has been married the longest (62 years); and Mr. and Mrs. Cloe Hunter in honor of their 16th wedding anniversary.
Pictured in this issue is the Jasper Little League All-Star team. They won the Little League Area Tourney last night at Recreation Field by downing Tell City 11-2. The Jasper Little League All-Stars will travel to Terre Haute next Wednesday, Aug. 1, to participate in the District Tourney: Team members include: Bill Schuler, Charles Berger, James Klein, Robert Waddell, Michael Beckman, Allen Henke, Dwight Ludwig, Eugene Fleck, Norbert Krapf, Robert Mercer, Michael Stenftenagel, Gerald Rees, Cyril Mehringer, Kenneth Kreilein and Jack McCune.
50 Years Ago
July 26, 1971
The Holland Dutchmen, trailing 3-1 after seven innings of play, scored one run in the eighth and two more in the bottom of the ninth to post a 4-3 win over Gentryville Sunday afternoon at Holland. With the victory, the Dutchman became Lincolnland League champions. Veteran Bob Peach slammed a one-out triple in the bottom of the ninth to drive in Bob Ransome and Dean Harris with the tying and winning runs for Holland. Ransome went all the way on the mound for Holland striking out eight and walking nine. Peach led the Dutch hitting with a triple and a double, Charlie Siebe tripled and Ransome, Terry Rademacher and Mike Fortune all had doubles.
Standard Oil defeated Dubois County Tire, 10-3, Monday night to earn the right to represent Jasper's City League in the upcoming ASA semi-state Tourney at Jasper. Members of the winning Standard Oil team include: Romie Dudine, Larry Ruckriegel, Don Kress, John Huelsman, Ron Keusch, Ken Leinenbach, Red Keusch, Hugh Ballenger, Bob Waddell, Denny Otto, Ernie Begle, Wayne Phelps, Rich Begle, and Denny Hasenour. Ron Bellner wasn't present when the team picture (elsewhere in this issue) was taken.
Discussion of the proposed new high school highlighted Monday night's meeting of the board of trustees of the Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools. A group of interested citizens asked questions about the proposed building program. Discussion centered on the economic aspects of the program and many questions were answered and much information gathered. Rex May, assistant basketball and assistant baseball coach at JHS the past three years, was named head baseball coach of the Wildcats, replacing Don Noblitt, who was recently named as the new Athletic Director. Bob Cook, a coach in the Jasper grade school system, was named as May's assistant.
While wars are still going on full blast in other parts of the world, at least one "war" seems to be at an end. It's the "gas war" that has had motorists in Dubois County chuckling with delight while proprietors of service stations were sweating it out and wondering when it would end. When motorists have their tanks filled up from now on they will pay about 25% more for the fuel than they would have paid earlier this week. The major service stations in the Huntingburg area increased the price of regular gas to 39.9 cents per gallon. The price war, which drove the cost of regular at most stations down to .28.9 cents a gallon, reportedly started at Huntingburg on April 14.
The Jasper Lions Club is preparing for its eighth annual radio auction. Broadcast dates for the auction are Aug. 16-20 inclusive, with broadcast time from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The radio auction will be aired through the remote facilities of WITZ and auction headquarters will be located in the German American Bank basement. Co-chairman of the auction are Bob Rasche and Mike Vogt. The radio auction is the main money raising project of the Jasper Lions Club.
A first-ever joint meeting between the Boards of Directors of the Lay and Clergical Alumni Associations of the St. Meinrad Seminary was held recently at the St. Jude Guest House in St. Meinrad. During the meeting, the final results of the joint Alumni Giving Program were announced. A total of $68,008 was received from all alumni in the 1970-71 campaign, which more than doubled the amount received during the 1969-70 campaign, a record high itself. Alumni gave an average gift of $53.53, with 1,271 (29.6%) of St. Meinrad's 4,310 recorded alumni participating. Of the 1,271 donors, 677 were priests and 594 were laymen. The largest gift was for $10,000.
25 Years Ago
July 22, 1996
Sunday night was the 29th annual 4-H queen contest held at the county fairgrounds in Bretzville. "We were in it last year and had a blast, so we decided to come back and do it again," Sara Steckler of St. Henry explained as she and her friend, Rachel Dittmer, did last-minute makeup checks in the same mirror. "No one goes into it thinking they're going to win. You just do it for the fun, Dittmer said, unaware that she would later be named the winner. Kami Schipp was first runner-up; Tina Hurst second runner-up, and Miss Photogenic and Tara Kieffner, third runner-up and Miss Congeniality.
Jasper city police responded to 27 prank calls in June, police chief Rick Gunselman said at this morning's board of public works meeting. "It's mostly kids playing with the phone," Gunselman said. However, it's department policy to send an officer to each call to make sure that nothing is wrong, even if the person answering the call says so. "We can't take a chance that someone could be coerced into saying everything was all right," he said. "It eats up a lot of officers' time." There were a total of 99 prank calls in the first six months of the year.
The National Guard Unit headquartered on Bartley Street in Jasper is playing a role in this summer's Olympic Games. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry, have been providing security since July 7. Over 60 battalion soldiers are stationed around the Olympic Village at any one time, serving two weeks before rotating out, said S. Sgt. Randy Bennett, a Jasper soldier coordinating the effort. Eight of the soldiers currently on the detail are from Jasper's headquarters, Bennett said.
There's serious work afoot at Tenth Street School this week. About 70 teachers and other professionals are grading essay questions from last spring's ISTEP-plus exams. About 400,000 tests had to be scored statewide. Jasper is the third and final grading site said Mary Tiede, a Department of Education spokeswoman.The test was given to the state's third-, sixth- and 10th-graders in March. The results will be returned at the beginning of this school year, Tiede said.
Appearing one night only — Dubois County swine. Because of precautions, 4-H organizers were taking due to the discovery of pseudorabies in the county earlier this year, animals for the 4-H Swine Show were only allowed to stay one night at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds. Janet Paulin, 10, won junior champion showmanship. Rachel Becker, 13, won grand champion for her cross-bred quilt and Tyler Knies, 9, took Grand Champion for his cross-bred barrow.
The Jasper Stars won the 14-and-under Mooresville slowpitch softball tourney this past weekend. They went undefeated by beating Shakamak, two teams from Mooresville and then Paoli for the championship. Team members include: Rachel Birk, Alana Detzer, Katie Dilger, Amber Jacobs, Casey Kluesner, Brooke Kunz, Ashley Lambert, Nicole Lesko, Audra Mattingly, Leigh Meyer, Lindsay Meyer, Krista Rees, Ashley Seger, Jody Seger, Amber Simmons and Bethany Stork. The team is coached by Myron Lambert and Mike Stork.
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