The awaited event is here. The Huntingburg Herbstfest Queen pageant will be held on September 20 at 5 pm on Sunday. The event will be held at Southridge High School auditorium. The event will open on from September 24 to September 26, (Thursday to Saturday). The place of the event is Huntingburg City Park. It may be noted that the Herbstfest Parade is all set to be held on September 27 (Sunday) at 2 pm.
There will be nine Herbstfest Queen Candidates, and these include, Emily Eckert (17), she is the daughter of Tony Eckert and Donna Eckert native of Huntingburg. A student at the Southridge High School, she is a basketball player, she is part of the cross country team and tennis team. Kayley Payne (17) is a senior student at Southridge High School. She is a member of FCA, Raiderette Dance Team and football manager. Misty Merter (16) is a junior at Southridge High School and is a member of German club, softball team and more.
Clarir Scherle (18) is a senior at Southridge High School. She is part of Army PT and 4-H. She serves the United States Army. Bailey Maria Barrett (17) is a senior at Southridge High School. She is a member of Cheer Team, track manager, National Honors Society, cadet teacher at the elementary school. Olivia Kazee (17) is involved in Young Women’s Program, March of Dimes and more. Erica Buechlein (17) is a member of Cheer club, choir and student council. Nicole Witlman (19) is working as occupational therapy assistant. She is a volunteer at the USI club. Jessica Hilsmeyer (17) is a class secretary. She is also a member of the Girl Scouts.
A man was arrested in connecting with allegedly setting a woman on fire after pouring alcohol on Sunday morning when a verbal dispute turned violent. The man, Kyle B Holtrust 27 was arrested by the Jasper Police Department. He lives on W Sixth St. He was charged with 7 misdemeanor and felony charges. On the way to the incident spot, officers noticed a man walking on the street shirtless. The man had blood stains on the hands and face. Holtrust walked off from the place of the incident after trying to set the woman on fire. The police immediately detained the man and later found him to be Holtrust.
The officers contacted the victim, who was punched in the face and was pulled by her hair after yelling obscenities at the woman. The police were informed that Holtrust poured alcohol from a bottle on the women and attempted to set her ablaze. He was also saying he would kill her. Holtrust was noticed to be well out of control even at the emergency medical unit when he was seen making threatening statements at the medical personnel who were there to treat him.
Meanwhile, Holtrust was booked by Dubois County Security Center on some charges. These include Level 3 felony of aggravated battery, intimidation count – Level 5 felony, intimidation of medical employees – Level 6 felony and also on counts of disorderly conduct, domestic battery, criminal recklessness and protesting law enforcement. In total Holtrust was charged seven charges. The incident occurred on West Sixth Street, 300 blocks.
Joseph W Christmon (42) was sentenced on charges of Big Brother drug interdiction operation by the Dubois County Superior Court. He pleaded guilty of dealing with Cocaine. As per the plea agreement, he will remain at the Indiana Department of Corrections for 16 years and the Sheriff’s Department Community Strike Fund will collect $240 from Christmon. During this time, three cases have remained unsolved while 13 Operation Big Brother cases were solved. This includes 129 years of the sentencing of approximately jail time of 105 years. Christmon was sentenced on July 27, 2015.
Meanwhile, the Prosecutor’s office in the Dubois County claimed it will start its third operation and will get active in pursuing the drug dealers in the County. Earlier on June 4, law enforcement officers started serving warrants on drug dealing offenses stemming from Operation Double Trouble. On 24 June around 7 arrest warrants was served on Round 2 operations. The Big Brother Operation was spanned over 11 months, and it was connected with cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other controlled and similar substances. The arrests were made jointly by the Dubois County Sheriff Department, Huntingburg Police Department, Jasper Police Department, Indiana Conservation Officers, Ferdinand Police Department and Indiana State Parole Office.
During the operation one person who held a warrant died but it was not during the raid, it was informed by Sermersheim and Crouse. In total 16 persons were arrested in connection with drug and other charges. The arrested were in the age group between 22 and 67, most of whom are from Huntingburg.
The Huntingburg Farmers’ Market will be open every Sunday starting June 27 through September 26. The timing will be from 7.30 to 11.30 am. The market will be held at the Memorial Gym parking lot, at the Main Streets. The committee is seeking vendor for the current season. The vendors are called upon to sell their produce including plants, bakery items, and plants. The booth price is put at $100 per booth for the season and $150 if you book two booths this season. A market is an ideal place for selling homemade cheese, soaps, herbal oils and dog treats. Artisans can make the most of the market.
So, what is new to the market the current year. The new attraction to the market this year is the Youth Market Days, it is one to watch out. This is to encourage children to participate in the event and learn the tricks of the trade. Here children between the age of 5 and 18 can sell their products like lemonade, flowers, baked items and homemade produces. This will happen on the third Saturday every month. The dates will be July 18, August 15 and September 19. The rates for the Youth Market Days will be fixed at $5 per day or per Saturday. The event is sponsored by Family Roots Nursery. Contact Elizabeth Bartelt to register for a booth at the Huntingburg Farmers’ Market.
Contact the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce Executive Director on 683-5699 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Come and make the most of it.