VUJC hosting speaker Kevin Hines – Mental Health Advocate

The Campus Activities Board at Vincennes University Jasper Campus will be bringing in Kevin Hines to speak on suicide prevention and mental health. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 1st at 12:00 p.m. in the Jasper Campus Classroom (JCCB) Lecture Hall at VUJC. Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, bestselling author and […]

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Encore performance of Voices of Schnellville this weekend

After a highly successful show in October last year, the Voices of Schnellville will return for an encore performance tonight and Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. The encore performance features the addition of the stained glass windows from the original church as part of the production’s backdrop. The windows have been in storage for nearly […]

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Huntingburg Council notes from August 28, 2015

The Huntingburg Common Council’s second meeting for August was brief and only required one action. Before beginning the regular reports from the power and water departments, the council and Mayor Denny Spinner took a moment to recognize Angie MacDonald and Carolyn Bartelt for their years of service as at-home on call emergency utility dispatch. The […]

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Cravener joins Community Foundation

Dubois County Community Foundation announced Jill Cravener was recently hired as the Office and Grants Administrator. Jill brings nearly 13 years of proficiency in office management and public service, most recently with the City of Jasper as the Street Department’s Administrative Assistant. Cravener participated in the 2014 Dubois County Leadership Academy and was instrumental in […]

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Man arrested in double homicide investigation

Dover Hill — Two men were found dead at a home north of Shoals and another is in custody charged with murder after a short car chase Wednesday. On Tuesday, law enforcement officers in Martin County started searching for Tom Tharp, 52, 8720 Cale Road, Shoals, after his family reported him missing Tuesday evening. Wednesday […]

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Michigan man arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a Jasper Middle School girl

A Grand Rapids, Michigan man was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a 14-year-old Jasper Middle School student through a series of online chats over a five-month timeframe. According to the Jasper Police Department, they obtained warrants for 44-year-old Michael P. Van Houten, of Grand Rapids, for Level 5 felony counts of child solicitation. On […]

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Astra Theatre to open for weekend of events in October

2012 Guitar Center national “Battle of the Blues” Winner Boscoe France to Headline the Activities Guitar Center’s 2012 national “Battle of the Blues” winner, Boscoe France, will perform at a Next Act, Inc., fundraiser in the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 3.  In addition to the performance, the 30-minute PBS documentary “Shoeless Blues:  The […]

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Executive Director Mike Steffe, Board President DeNae Mulzer and Nicole Kreilein from Dubois County Community Foundation

Tri-County YMCA creates endowment to support its missions

The Tri-County YMCA has created an endowment with the Dubois County Community Foundation to support its programs and operations. “We’re setting the stage for our future growth,” said Mike Steffe Executive Director of the organization. “This endowment was part of our strategic plan and gives our donors an opportunity to contribute to the sustainability of […]

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Letter to the Editor: Obama continues hatred for Israel with Iran nuclear deal

Obama has long nursed a hatred of Israel as reflects his early indoctrination by leftist parents and grandparents and later in the church of anti-Semite Reverend Jeremiah Wright.  Domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and PLO mouthpiece Rashid Khalidi were also important influences in his formative years. Obama has demonstrated his contempt for the Jewish people from […]

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Ferdinand to host community planning meeting Thursday

The Town of Ferdinand is inviting members of the community to attend a special meeting Thurday to provide input as the town updates its comprehensive plan for future developments. In 2007, the Town of Ferdinand updated and adopted a Comprehensive Plan. This plan looked out over 10 years and addressed ideas for the town to […]

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Will Read and Sing for … Habitat for Humanity

Will Read and Sing For Food will perform a benefit show for Habitat for Humanity Wednesday at 7 p.m. It will be in VUJC’s CTIM Theater. Admission: $10 per person. All proceeds to benefit Habitat. A unique mix of live music and humor essays. Featuring The Bolins, Brick Briscoe, Kyle Lueken, Scott Saalman, Debbie Schuetter, […]

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Sheriff ticked off at council’s decision on corrections director’s salary

Jim O’Neal, WITZ AM/FM News Director contributed to this report “In 2011, I came to this facility and said ‘hey, people aren’t being paid fairly,’” Sheriff Donny Lampert told the Dubois County Council after they voted 4-3 to give the new community corrections director a $5,000 raise. Lampert unleashed on the council after they approved […]

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Dubois Equipment bought by Timesavers LLC

Timesavers, LLC, a global provider of wide belt sanders for the wood sanding, planing and polishing markets and wide belt grinders for the metal deburring, finishing and calibrating markets, announced the acquisition of Dubois Equipment Co., Inc., a leader in wood finishing machinery and systems. The acquisition combines the strengths of Timesavers and Dubois by […]

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Dubois County leads reported unemployment rates for state

Dubois County led the state in July with the lowest unemployment rate of 3.3 percent, down from 3.5 percent reported in June. According to the July report released by the Department of Workforce Development, the counties adjacent to Dubois County posted the following unemployment percentages for July. Crawford: 5.4 percent. Daviess: 3.8 percent. Dubois: 3.3 […]

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