Fire Marshal issues warning about firework-related injuries

Each year, more firework-related injuries are reported on Independence Day than any other day. In 2015, 47 percent (85 cases) of the total number of reported cases occurred on Independence Day. “Having more knowledge on fireworks safety and taking smart precautions when handling fireworks can lead to safer celebrations,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson. […]

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Jasper Rotary announces 2016 Athena finalists

The Rotary Club of Jasper, hosting its fifth annual ATHENA International Leadership Award presentation in Dubois County, has announced this year’s seven finalists. They are Elaine Brames, Brenda Buehler, Jessica DeLorenzo, Betty Jenkins, Vickie Lewis, Tracy Lorey, and Connie Nass. Go to for more finalist information. The event will be held at the Huntingburg Event […]

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Letter: Insurance and benefits – not tax caps – hurting county and city budgets

Over the last four years, I have been following local government spending and taxation. I have spoken about what I saw as problematic. This started with multiple letters to the editor about economic development income taxes and then transitioned to the effects tax increment financing has on local government. In recent months there has been […]

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Bombers drop to third with loss to Oilers

Special from the Dubois County Bombers The Dubois County Bombers and the Owensboro Oilers squared off last night in a showdown for second place in the OVL standings, as both squads entered the contest six games back of the league lead. Owensboro returned home in sole possession of second place after trouncing the home-standing Bombers […]

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Women of the World

Jasper Arts reveals 2016-17 season performances

Jasper Arts announced the upcoming Performer Series acts which will include the Texas Tenors, Russian National Ballet, Live in Central Park – The Simon and Garfunkel Concert, Women of the World, The Hot Sardines and Black Violin among others. Check out the full list of performers for this coming year.

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Dubois County Marriage Licenses June 16 to June 22, 2016

The following couples were issued marriage license by the Dubois County Clerk’s Office between June 16 and June 22. 06/16/2016 Maria Magdalena Castillo Menjivar to Pedro Joel López 06/17/2016 Derek John Wigodinski to Kimberly Dawn Hoyt Justin Dean Howell  to Tanya Marie Pfaff Jennifer Marie Caffrey to Anthony T. Beckham Lance Jonathon Massey to Madelaine Kay […]

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Facing public dissent, Jasper Council slows Courthouse Square Renovation Plans

The Jasper Common Council decided to slow the Courthouse Square Redevelopment Project down a bit at Wednesday’s regular meeting. A snag appeared as Councilman John Bell, who also serves as president of the Jasper Redevelopment Commission, reviewed a portion of an ordinance that would allocate about $400,000 to cover Phase II costs of the project. Bell told […]

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Habitat for Humanity announces new executive director

Sarah Weatherwax will take over as the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County effective July 18, 2016. Previously, she served as the involvement director at Redemption Christian Church in Jasper and as an adjunct professor at Vincennes University in Jasper. She has an MA in Arts Administration from Eastern Michigan University and […]

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Monastery Baked Goods joins Indiana Grown

Monastery Baked Goods, the bakery of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana, was recently named a member of the Indiana Grown community. Indiana Grown is an all-inclusive collaborative initiative designed to promote Indiana-produced agricultural products to residents, restaurants, grocery stores, farmers markets, wholesalers, processors and other retail businesses throughout the state. The goal […]

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National Office creates VR tour of showroom and headquarters

National Office Furniture, a unit of Kimball International, Inc., announced a 360 degree  Virtual Reality (VR) video tour and panoramic 3D model of the company’s showroom. Users of the technology can tour the National Corporate Headquarters and get in-depth views of product solutions through two unique experiences. This technology allows users to engage with National’s culture […]

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1912 Willys Overland belonging to David Lipeilt of Milan, Mich.

International Willys club holds meet-up in Dubois County

Dave Liepelt cranked the Willys Overland’s engine to life at Huntingburg’s City Park Monday afternoon. The six-cylinder engine purred quietly thanks to the special sleeve valves common in the cars produced from 1903 to 1941 by Willys in Midwestern factories — including one in Terre Haute. The quiet engine was somewhat unheard of at the time, according […]

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