Looking Back: 9/12

After the hog wrestle came the mud removal 25 years ago. So after manhandling a pig in the mud Saturday afternoon at the Dale Fall Festival, Scott Elmer, Curt Schaefer, Phil Hagedorn and Bob Zink stood in front of fire hoses to shed the mud that covered their bodies. Herald file photo by Torsten Kjellstrand. Published September 11, 1995.

65 Years Ago

Sept. 12, 1955

A Dubois couple yesterday afternoon were informed by the Military Personnel Headquarters of the U. S. Air Force that their son is officially considered dead as a result of an aircraft accident. The message was received by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Matheis, who last Friday were informed that their son, S/Sgt.Harold Matheis, was missing in the Pacific. Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Clara Kreilein, the county sheriff, received a telegram from Evansville requesting that she relay the message of the death to the parents. Deputy Sheriff George J. Kreilein, accompanied by Rev. Joseph Terstegge of Dubois, broke the news to the Matheis family.

Sept. 13

By the time Jasper’s footballing Wildcats are ready to play their next home game, which will be Friday evening, Sept. 23, against Tell City, there will be a press box at the JHS gridiron. The structure is to accommodate members of the radio and newspaper staffs covering the Wildcat games and will be erected on the west side of the field, adjacent to the baseball scoreboard of Recreation Field, it was announced today by JHS Athletic Director Cabby O’Neill. Building the press box will not only be a boon to radio and newsmen but will benefit the football crowd as well because it will no longer be necessary for those covering the game to move up and down the sidelines, where, along with other “supernumeraries” they obstruct the fans’ view of the game.

Sept. 14

At last night’s regular meeting of Mayor Edward J. Lorey and the Jasper city council, it was decided to pass an ordinance for the annexation of a large tract of real estate northwest of the present city limits into the corporate limits of Jasper. The area proposed for annexation includes the Country Club, the Gus Eckert holdings, and the former Megner land and woods. This latter piece of property is now owned by Carl Heim. Also included is the developed area west of highway 45-56-231, opposite the Modernbuilt Homes development. The assessed valuation of this area, as shown by the record books in the court house, is $117,940.

Sept. 15

After a successful Open House showing of the “Fleetwood” last April, Modernbuilt Homes Corporation of Jasper will display one of its latest National Homes, the “Fenley”, in the Skyline subdivision Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 6 P. M. Arnold Streicher, president of the Modernbuilt firm, has been a carpenter for 15 years. Frank Fromme, Jr., vice president, started as a teenager working with his father in the masonry trade, becoming a brick and stone mason operating his own contracting business. Martin X. Rohleder, Jr., the secretary-treasurer of Modernbuilt, is the firm’s man in charge of sales. He was a salesman five years for the Carl Krodel Wholesale Co. before going into the home construction business five years ago.

Sept. 16

Dubois County’s last church picnic of the season will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Dubois. Rev. Joseph Terstegge, the pastor, said that this is the first picnic to be held by the St. Raphael’s congregation in 14 years. Entertainment will include pony rides for the children, and music by the Dubois High School Band. Serving of the dinners will begin at 1 p.m. Turtle soup and other food and refreshments will be available throughout the picnic.

Sept. 17

Howard Sharp’s Hunters got Happy last night with their first football victory of the season. They visited Tell City and after spotting the Marksmen a touchdown in the first quarter took over in the next period and drubbed them 30-6 in their SIAC encounter. Huntingburg outdowned the losers 8-5, outrushed them a net of 168 to 89, and was outgained in the air by the Marksmen 73-35. Meanwhile Bedford’s Stonecutters avenged last year’s defeat by Jasper last night by breaking a 6-6 tie with a third period marker and going on for two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lick the Wildcats 25-6 in their SIAC grid tussle at the BHS field. Jasper’s only score came when guard Bob Brang hauled in a loose ball and made it the necessary 54 yards for a touchdown.

50 Years Ago

Sept. 14, 1970

From Jerry Birge’s KEEPING SCORE column: Outside the Jasper dressing room coaches Jerry Brewer and Joe Talley were meeting with newsmen. “The big differnece in the game (won by Jasper 10-7) said Talley, “were those three points on the field goal and field position. We never had field position in the second half and they did. Why didn’t Rick Alvey, (without a doubt considered the finest back in the area), carry the ball more than eight times? Talley answered, “Most of our offense for Alvey is built over the ball and we simply couldn’t move there tonight.” Talley was also asked if he recognized the defense Brewer used against him Friday night. “Do I recognize it?”, he said. “I’m the guy who originated it!” On the same subject Brewer said, “We overshifted to the power side like they have done against us in the past. We could never run against it so we decided to use it ourselves.” “Considering everything (the loss to Huntingburg a week earlier and the 32-point underdog label placed on the Cats by the line-makers) this has to be one of our biggest wins at Jasper,” beamed Brewer. It was a big win.

Sept 15

Pictured on the front page of this issue are: Raphael Blessinger, first president of COHERE, Inc.; Dr. Isaac Beckes, president of Vincennes University; the Rev. Craig Reed, dean of the Jasper Center; and O. Leo Beckman, present president of COHERE. Seventy-one students began classes at the VU-Jasper Center yesterday.

Mayor Dale W. Helmerich of Huntingburg was elected president of the American Public Gas Association at the APGA’s ninth annual meeting held last week in Boston. Helmerich, who has been active for several years in the APGA, served last year as the first vice-president of the association. His term as president began with his election. More than 200 municipal gas utilities are members of the American Public Gas Association.

Sept. 16

Burton’s Catering Service of Jasper is announcing the opening of Burton’s Cafeteria in Huntingburg Monday. The cafeteria is located in the basement of the new city building at 530 Fourth St. Hours for the present will be from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Later, the hours may be extended the management stated. The Burtons have been in the catering service for several years, operating from their Jasper location. The dining area will seat 44 and is located in the same place where the old Ideal Hotel dining area was. The room has been completely redecorated with new flooring and fixtures and the cafeteria and kitchen equipment as well as tables and chairs are all new. The food will be served cafeteria-style.

Sept. 17

At the September meeting of the Jasper City Council and Mayor Jack Newton, held Wednesday night, considerable discussion was devoted to the problem of unpaid parking tickets. Kent Kunz, city clerk-treasurer, reported that parking tickets totaling around $20,000 have not been paid for. He presented a list of 245 names of persons who owe for 10 or more tickets. The total owed by the 245 people is $6,786, or almost $28 each. City attorney Roger W. Brown was directed to write letters to the holders of parking tickets and urge them to pay up. If the tickets are not paid for, the city will take court action.

Sept. 18

About 300 persons who attended the annual dinner meeting of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce held Thursday night at the K. of C. Club in Jasper have a much more comprehensive picture of America’s space program as a result of a very informative talk delivered by Jasper’s contribution to the program, Bob Schwinghammer, Jr. Schwinghammer, who is Chief of Materials Division in the Astronautics Laboratory at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, devoted the greater part of his talk to the part the space program will play in the economic and ecological future of mankind, and predicted that the billions spent on space will be returned as dividends in the form of improvement of man’s environment, economy and enjoyment.

Sept. 19

Quarterback Doug Prior passed for three touchdowns and scored another as the Huntingburg Happy Hunters sank the North Posey Vikings, 24-6, Friday night in a game which the Hunters controlled from the beginning at Huntingburg’s Municipal Park. The big Red is now 3-0 for the season and 2-0 in the PAC. This is the first time since 1958 that the Hunters have won their first three matches. The Hunters have only played the Vikings five times, the last meeting being in 1963, and have come out the victor each time.

25 Years Ago

Sept. 18, 1995

Lower electric bills are in store for Dubois REC customers starting next month, thanks to lower operating costs,utility officials said. The rate decrease is the second reduction in less than a year, said general manager Don Book. The utility’s request to lower rates was recently approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Lower fuel-related costs incurred by the utility’s power supplier, the cooperative-owned Hoosier Energy, were passed on to the REC, Book said. Now, the Dubois REC will pass along those savings to its 10,500 customers in Dubois, Crawford and Pike counties.

Sept. 19

Five Northeast Dubois cheerleaders have been named National Cheerleader Association All-American Cheerleaders. The honor came way back in June when NCA officials evaluated a dozen Jeep varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders during the squads’ local summer camp. The payoff comes Nov. 28-Dec. 2 when the girls attend the Adolphus/Children’s Christmas Parade in Dallas, Texas. Those named All-Americans are: Jennifer Pankey, 17; Brianne Heeke, 16; Rachel Beck, 15; Stacy Burgan, 15; and Kelly Merkel, 15. Pankey, the only senior honored as an All-American, credited the mother-daughter coaching team of Donna and Marcy Denbo for improving and fine-tuning the cheerleaders’ tumbling and jumping routines.

Sept. 20

Washington’s girls soccer program has been a work of art this season. Jasper’s continues to be a work in progress. The difference between the two was evident Tuesday as the masterful Hatchets forged three unanswered goals, blanking the Wildcats in a Big Eight Conference contest, 3-0. “Washington has a good program,” said Jasper’s second-year coach Mark French. “They’ve been around for a while. I’m not using that as an excuse, but it makes a difference. We’ve only been in existence for two years, but I feel like we are getting better. The loss dropped the Cats to 3-7-1 on the season.

Sept. 21

The list of celebrities who will be playing in the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame benefit scramble at Sultan’s Run Golf course in Jasper includes the following: Montreal Expos pitcher Jeff Fassero, Indianapolis Indians catcher Brian Dorsett, University of Southern Indiana basketball coach Bruce Pearl and Jasper’s Scott Rolen, who now plays with the Reading Phillies. Another one is Libby Pancake. Her maiden name was Libby Akers and she is originally from French Lick, where she played on the Springs Valley boys golf team because there was no girls golf team. She later went on to play at Arizona State University and now resides in Louisville with her husband Tony, a golf professional.

Sept. 22

The Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center will get a $3.3 million underwater sound testing facility under a plan approved by the U. S. House this week. A 100-foot tower, floating platform and a 3,900-square-foot building will be built at Glendora Lake to test and repair sonobuoys, devices that detect the underwater noise of submarines. Spokeswoman Candy Winklepleck said Crane workers now must travel to Alaska or California to test the equipment. Some tests that cost $6,000 a day in Alaska and $18,000 a day off the coast of California will only cost $1,000 a day at Glendora Lake.

Sept. 23

A bloated second-ranked Jasper squad took the field Friday and trudged through a 27-14 win over Big Eight Conference foe Princeton. It was a plain-Jane, no frills victory — nothing more, nothing less. “I think about the only thing I can say about our effort tonight is that we won the ballgame,” said Jasper coach Jerry Brewer. “I was not pleased with the way we played,” Coach Brewer stated. “The only thing I thought we did good tonight was we warmed-up well.”

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