Local News: Friday, February 2, 2018

Man Arrested on Warrant and False Informing

JASPER — A check on a suspicious vehicle at the Jasper Walmart lands an Orange County man in jail.

Police were called to the north Walmart just after 5 yesterday afternoon to check out that vehicle.

Officers say Tyler Quinn gave them a fake name, originally, but later got his real name.

He had an active warrant out of Orange County.

Quinn is charged here in Dubois County with false informing.

He’s also held on this out-of-county warrant.


Archbishop Buechlein is Laid to Rest

SAINT MEINRID — The Catholic community gathered to say goodbye to a spiritual leader who made a huge difference in the Catholic Church and the Indianapolis Community.

The funeral mass for Archbishop Daniel Buechlein was held Wednesday at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral – where he was installed as Archbishop in 1992.

Archbishop Buechlein led the Indianapolis Archdiocese for 19 years until a stroke forced him to retire in 2011. During his time in Indianapolis, the Archdiocese’s Catholic School enrollment grew by 30 percent.

Archbishop Buechlein died last week at the age of 79.

Cardinal Joseph Tobin – who was appointed to lead the Archdiocese after Beuchlein stepped down – delivered the homily at his funeral mass.

“He was a pilgrim, a seeker and he successfully convinced others to join in seeking the face of the Lord,” Cardinal Tobin said during the mass. “In word and sacrament, in unselfish service and in bold outreach – the small voice of his heart whispered the daily invitation to seek the face of the Lord.”

Archbishop Buechlein will be laid to rest on Thursday in southern Indiana.


City of Jasper Looking for Lifeguards 

DUBOIS CO. — It’s hard to believe but summer will be here before you know it, and the city of Jasper is looking for lifeguards.

City officials posting the request yesterday on social media.

The Jasper Park Department is looking for lifeguards to work at the Jasper Municipal Pool this summer.

If you’re interested, you can contact the Parks Department.


You Decide:  Weinzafel Won’t Run For Congress

AREA WIDE — After weeks of speculation, former Evansville mayor Johnathan Weinzafel announces he won’t run for our local seat in Congress.

Prominent Democrats previously told Evansville media outlets  he WOULD seek the seat in the U.S. House out of the 8th district.

That seat is currently held by republican Larry Bucshon.

In a statement released this week, the democrat says after soul-searching and discussions with family and friends, it was clear to him that the time wasn’t right for him to re-enter the political arena.

Only 2 other democrats have expressed interest in the House seat; Terre Haute attorney William Tanoos and Sullivan County Attorney Ron Drake.


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