Jasper Goes To State

Features from Jasper’s 4-0 loss to South Bend St. Joseph in the state championship game of the Indiana Class 3A Baseball Tournament at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 17, 2017. More coverage: The Herald

Jasper High School junior Eric Nordhoff, right, was comforted by his brother Adam, 14, after Eric gave Adam his runner-up medal following the game.


Guardian Angel

Picture Story: Guardian Angel

This Saturday Feature was the type of story that led to many “I love my job” moments. I got to know Angel, a gentle giant who cares deeply about his animals. And yes, he does play Santa Claus around Christmastime (in exchange for donations for the wildlife). I bottle fed baby deer and stood within inches of a grazing buffalo. I struggled because it was hard to capture how much Angel cares when his actions were mostly process-based, so I can only hope that my pictures show a little bit of his kind soul.

Spring 2017

With guidance from his father, 7-year-old Gage Sherman of Huntingburg took aim at a turkey target during at a safety meeting for participants in the National Wild Turkey Federation annual youth hunt at the Jasper Rifle and Gun Club. It was Gage’s first time firing a shotgun and he was scared of the gun’s recoil. Cory Sherman said his son grew more confident and improved with each shot.

Cody Schnell, 17, left, Andrew Jespersen, 17, and Skyler Kubler, 16, all of Jasper, fished in a flooded parking lot near the Jasper Riverwalk on Sunday, April 30, 2017. “I’m hoping to catch some bass that may swim up where it’s shallower,” said Cody Schnell. Over 8 inches of rain fell over the weekend, causing the Patoka River to flood.

Dubois Elementary School students participated in a limbo challenge, a reward for collecting 20,000 Box Tops for Education. The school uses proceeds from the box tops to fund field trips, field day activities and special treats throughout the year.

Sister Paulette Seng raced to collect coupons as they swirled around her in a booth during the Sisters’ Summer Social at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. The Sisters of St. Benedict celebrated 150 years with live Christian music, games, food and a 5K race during the two-day event.

Addie Seger, 8, left, whispered to Ella Wagner, 7, as their sisters Ellie Seger, 6, and Ally Wagner, 5, all of Jasper, ate ice cream during the “Build A Better Ice Cream Sundae” kickoff event for the library’s summer reading program at the Jasper Public Library.

Jasper senior Tara Cassidy took a team selfie as the Wildcats celebrated winning the girls track sectional title at Perry Central High School in Leopold.

Charlotte Blok of Copenhagen, Denmark, left, was reunited with her son Matias Blok, who has been an exchange student at Jasper High School since August, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Jason and Ann Terwiske of Ireland are hosting Matias until June. Matias’ parents surprised him by bring his twin brother Oliver to visit as well.

The Wildcats celebrated winning the Class 3A regional championship against Lawrenceburg at North Harrison High School in Ramsey. Jasper defeated Lawrenceburg 4-2.