Looking Back: 9/26

The Marching Raiders performance of "Rhapsody in Blue" was put through another run 25 years ago on the Southridge football field. Area bands will be tested Saturday at the district competition in Jasper, those with Division I ratings advancing to regionals. Herald file photo by Tim Myers. Published September 26, 1995.

65 Years Ago

Sept. 26, 1955

Mail orders are being accepted for tickets to the Hagen Bros. Circus, scheduled in Jasper for afternoon and evening performances next Friday, it was announced today by the Jasper Jaycees, who are sponsoring the event. Tickets may be obtained by writing to: Jasper Circus, c/o Jasper Jaycees, Box 292, Jasper, Ind. The prices are $1.10 for adults and 50 cents for children. Reserved seats, available at the grounds on Friday, are 50 cents extra. The Jaycees, who plan to turn over their proceeds to the swimming pool fund, will receive 50 percent of all advance sale money and 10 percent of all ticket sales at the gate. Tickets can also be obtained by contacting any Jaycee member or by seeing Vernon Reising at Reising’s Corner Store or Jim Brunegraff at Newberry’s.

Sept. 27

The Kiwanis club of Huntingburg met at the Ideal Hotel Monday noon with an attendance of 55. President Stone presided at the luncheon. Rev. Van Ness Chappel said grace. Ted Uebelhor of the Jasper Kiwanis club was awarded the attendance prize. The Kiwanis club received first honorable mention on its Achievement Report of 1954. Past Gov. Goldman presented Past President John Bretz with a framed certificate in recognition of this achievement.

Sept. 28

Washington’s Hatchets banged over two first period touchdowns last night and went on for a 20-6 SIAC victory over the Jasper Wildcats in the first football game between the two high schools, played on soggy Recreation Field before what was a surprisingly good crowd for the weather. Mary Jane Fritch, a Jasper High School senior, was crowned the JHS Football Queen. Co-captains Fred Brames and John Thyen, officiated for the team at the crowning, which took place at halftime. The win brought Washington’s record to 3-2 and the defeat made Jasper 0-3-1 for the season to date.

Sept. 29

A total of 405 employees of the four Jasper woodworking plants have had their blood typed and will soon receive cards suitable for insertion in their purses or billfolds showing their type of blood. In the event they are involved in an accident or become seriously ill attending physicians will know immediately what type of blood is required for a transfusion. The typing was done by Sisters of the Memorial Hospital Staff with the aid of members of the Dubois County Navy Club, which is building up a master file of names of prospective donors.

Sept. 30

Jasper’s newest service station, The Twin Front, is holding its grand opening today and tomorrow. The station, one of the most modern in southern Indiana, is in the Y at the junction of state roads 45 and 56 at the west edge of Jasper. The station was built for the Egloff Oil Company by Edwin “Pike” Pfau, the general contractor, and will be operated under lease by Earl Schiller, who formerly operated the Phillips 66 station just across the highway. The new station will handle Phillips 66 products, for which the owner, Herb Egloff, has been the local distributor for more than 20 years.

Oct. 1

Bill Myers’ Princeton Tigers won for the third time in four SIAC tries when they downed the Huntingburg high school gridders 18-6 last night before a large crowd at Lowell field in Princeton. The game was played under a full moon and in ideal temperature for football, and the gridiron was in good shape despite the downpour of the previous evening. J. R. Bishop, 150-pound senior quarterback, accounted for all three Princeton touchdowns with his plunging and running. Huntingburg’s was made on a sprint around end in the third quarter by 165-pound senior halfback Jerry Lamkin.

50 Years Ago

Sept. 28, 1970

From Jerry Birge’s KEEPING SCORE column: The officers and school officials of the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference met this afternoon for their annual fall meeting. Tonight coaches and members of the area news media will gather for their annual SIAC fall banquet at the Jasper Country Club. The biggest order of business facing the powers-that-be of the SIAC this afternooon is the applications received from two the two new Terre Haute schools for admittance to the big conference. Terre Haute North (consolidation of Gertsmeyer and Garfield) and Terre Haute South (consolidation of Wiley and Honey Creek) have applied for membership. Sunday it was reported elsewhere that the conference may delay a decision on the application until the spring meeting but some officials stated today that action could be possible this afternoon.

Sept. 29

A reunion for former Dubois County residents who are now residing in the Indianapolis area is being planned for Friday night, Oct. 9. Announcement of the reunion was made by Robert J. Boeglin, senior vice president of the First Federal Savings & Loan Association at Indianapolis. The reunion will be held at Jug’s Plantation along Ind. 67 near the Marion-Hancock County line. The reunion will begin at 7 p.m. and a dinner will be served at 8:30. Price of the meal will be $3. The price will include a chicken dinner catered by Jug’s Plantation and “all the beer and soft drinks you want,” according to the announcement. Later there will be dancing to the music of Herman Hagemeier’s Happy Huns.

Sept. 30

The FBI has been called in to investigate the identity and background of a patient in Memorial Hospital in Jasper who became ill Tuesday morning in a Jasper service station. Local police believe the car he was driving may have been stolen, in which case he would be subject to prosecution under the terms of the Dyer Act. The car bears North Carolina plates. The patient gave his name as Charles Tipton, Jr., 42, of Asheville, N.C. Acccording to Jasper city police the man became ill after driving into Apple’s Shell Service Station at Ninth and Newton. Dow Apple took him to the hospital and then notified the police, who contacted North Carolina authorities and were reportedly told the car had been stolen.

Oct. 1

The Dubois County Republican Women will sponsor a spaghetti dinner on Friday night of next week, October 9, at the American Legion Club in Jasper. Serving of the dinner, to which the public is invited, will begin at 6:30. The featured speaker will be Phillip E. Gutman of Ft. Wayne, who is serving his second term as state senator from Adams, Allen and DeKalb counties. Special guests include the following candidates for office: State Senator Emil H. Schmutzler Jr., who is seeking a second term in the Legislature; Carl Bredemeier, for county assessor; Harvey Berger and John Spindler, Jr., for county councilmen-at-large; Gerald Elliott, for county clerk; Elmer “Ham” Matheis, for county sheriff; Ray Kieffner and Jerome Blesch for county councilmen, and Al Reinsch, for constable.

Oct. 2

The Jasper Chamber of Commerce has requested that all county-based clubs and organizations convey certain information to its office at 101 west sixth st., Jasper, in order that they may compile an updated directory of the many faceted organizations in the county. The last time this directory was updated was in 1967. Recent attempts by mail and telephone to gain complete information for the directory have proved unsuccessful and therefore the chamber has requested that all county-based clubs and organizations convey the following info, if they desire a listing, no later than Oct. 20: Name of organization, name of the president, mailing address, regular meeting date and month of elections. The directory, besides providing the chamber with important information, will be made available to the Welcome Wagon and like groups which it is hoped will assist in the expansion of membership in the organizations.

Oct. 3

Senior halfback Jim Wenzel scored three touchdowns and teamed up with Mike Erny, Mark Detroy and John Gunselman to provide most of the rushing yardage as Jasper ground out 319 yards rushing enroute to a 35-0 cakewalk over outclassed Mt. Vernon in a high school football mismatch at Alumni Stadium Friday night. Meanwhile, a 24-yard pass play from Doug Prior to Mark Souders with only 10 seconds left in the game brought the Happy Hunters out of a one point deficit to defeat the Cannelton Bulldogs, 13-8, Friday night at Huntingburg. The mighty Red Machine is now 3-1 in the PAC and 4-1 for the season with a very good chance of capturing the PAC title this year, the first year the Hunters have competed full time in the conference.

25 Years Ago

Oct. 2, 1995

Sarah Schwenk, 16, Ireland, was named Miss Flame for the 18th district of the Indiana Volunteer Fireman’s Association on Sunday. She will compete for the statewide title in June at the association’s annual state convention. The winner will make promotional appearances for the IVFA throughout the state. Sarah, who represents the Ireland Fire Department, is the daughter of Michael and Kathleen Schwenk. She was chosen from 12 young women representing fire departments in Dubois and Spencer counties. Kathryn Smith, 15, representing the Holland Fire Department, and Audrey Steen, 16, representng the Ferdinand Fire Department, were first and second runners-up, respectively.

Oct. 3

Northeast Dubois students now have to ask the $64 question: Do I really want to light up? School board members approved a smoking policy change Monday that provides for fining anyone under 18 caught using tobacco on school property. Police will issue a $64 fine, payable to the Dubois County Superior Court. Prior to the change, a second smoking policy offense netted a violator a three-day external suspension plus notification of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. State law allows Indiana to invalidate a student’s license if the teenager is under at least a second suspension from school for the school year; an expulsion from school; or an exclusion from school due to misconduct. School officials decided that a fine was necessary in order to create a deterrent for those students in violation who are not old enough to drive.

Oct. 4

Dubois County received an Outstanding County Achievement award for its new records library, which has organized thousands of volumes and files from various county offices. Before the system was created in late 1994, record books and files were shoved in office corners, left to collect dust in the courthouse attic and stacked to the ceiling of a dark room in the basement, dubbed the “dungeon,” records librarian Rosie Stewart said. A system of large rollaway shelves which hold hundreds of bound volumes and shelves was installed. The system groups county records by office and in chronological order. With everything from Superior Court records and deed books to trust fund ledgers dating back to the 1800s, the records library provides a unique look into the history of Dubois County.

Oct. 5

Pictured on the front page of this issue is Heather Parsons. She is shown using a mirror in the Southridge High School band room to get ready from head to toe for the Herbstfest Queen Contest Wednesday night. The contestants started with a sportswear competition, then quickly moved to a formal wear section. In the end, judges chose Melanie Hevron (who is also pictured) as the 1995 Herbstfest Queen.

Oct. 6

Teresa Hopf carefully cut the sheet cake into neat, rectangular pieces as children played underfoot and their mothers shared anecdotes about the woman they admire and respect. “This is just like getting married,” Hopf said, as she lowered the knife through the white and blue icing, which bid farewell to the leader of Dubois County’s La Leche League. Hopf joined the organization before her first son, now 18, was born. Then it was called the Nursing Mothers Group. The group later became affiliated with La Leche League International, and shortly after the birth of her second son, now 15, Hopf became an accredited leader. Hopf attributes the group’s success to the informality of league meetings, where members can learn about raising children through the experiences of others. Hopf’s co-leader, Mary Stewart, will continue this approach on her own.

Oct. 7

In area football action, second-ranked Jasper collected its 16th straight victory over Washington at Hatchet Hollow Friday, 40-7. Undefeated Heritage Hills scored on its first seven possessions of the game to pitch a 63-0 homecoming shutout over Pike Central Friday at Lincoln City. Meanwhile, the Southridge Raiders, after blowing out Wood Memorial 54-27 last week, took a big step backwards with a 41-8 loss to Tecumseh in a PAC matchup Friday at Lynnville.

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