Christine Golden is spending some time writing up thank you notes to the many volunteers that helped to get the Jasper Library referendum passed.

Jasper Library Director: Right where she belongs

The weekend after 8-year-old Christine Sigler moved to Seventh Street in Jasper from Chrisney, her mother, Teresa, brought her to the Jasper Public Library. That day, Elaine Streicher handed Christine her first Jasper Public Library Card. Elaine still works at the library but these days, Christine, 35 and married to Justin Golden, is the library […]

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Texas Tenors at Jasper Arts Center this Saturday

The Texas Tenors will perform Deep in the Heart of Christmas at the Jasper Arts Center on Saturday, December 10th at 7:30 p.m. The trio features Marcus Collins, J.C. Fisher, John Hagen and The 3 Bottle Band. With their Emmy Award winning PBS special now airing across the country, and Billboard chart-topping albums; it’s easy […]

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Opal Fly and KAPOW! to perform at the Astra in January

Bloomington-based jazz trio Opal Fly and KAPOW! will perform on the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage at the historic Astra Theatre at 6 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2017. Multi-instrumentalist Opal Fly is a Kentucky-born singer/songwriter whose music is firmly rooted in tradition, yet her style transcends established genres. A fresh and original voice, the […]

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Ferdinand News earns Blue Ribbon status

The Ferdinand News garnered 16 awards during the Hoosier State Press Association’s 50th annual Better Newspaper Contest Awards ceremony Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis. Among the many accolades, the News was honored as a Blue Ribbon newspaper — the highest honor awarded and chosen from all community newspapers in the state. Publisher Kathy Tretter said she […]

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Two arrested in Jasper theft investigation

Jasper police arrested two people for multiple counts after responding to a theft from a private residence early Monday morning. Police were called to the residence where the theft occurred at about 12:25 a.m. During the investigation, officers were led to 108.5 E. Eighth Street where they found a female resident, Jessica M. Messmer, 25, […]

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Birdseye man loses life in house fire

A 19-year-old Birdseye resident died in a house fire near Petersburg Saturday at about 5 a.m. CDT. Damian McBride died in the fire that also took the life of his dog, Zander. The fire occurred at 5178 West Pike County Road 150N. The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department was joined by Union and Patoka township volunteer […]

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Police seeking info on Jasper Moose burglary

The Jasper Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred early this morning at the Jasper Moose Lodge, 2507 Newton Street. Anyone with any information about the burglary that occurred between 3:30 and 5:00 a.m. is asked to call the department at 812-482-2255 or at the anonymous tip line at 812-481-2677 (COPS).

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At least 5 things going on this weekend; December 2 through 4

Friday Jasper O’Tannenbaum Days begins Carolling, carriage rides, special shopping deals, artisans, a craft show, Santa Claus in his special house and so much more. O’Tannenbaum Days celebrates the Christmas season in Jasper Jasper Arts Reception for Brian Mark and Sandra Bell Krempp Gallery, inside the Jasper Arts Center, on south Third Avenue will feature […]

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Sandra Sell and Brian Mark reception at Krempp Gallery

The Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center is pleased to present Little Rock, Arkansas sculptor, Sandra Sell and South Portland, Maine two-dimensional artist, Brian Mark for the month of December. The December Opening Reception on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 will also serve as a thank you and recognition to all the volunteers, patrons and […]

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Abbey Press closure to affect 71 employees

After nearly 150 years of printing and marketing Christian books and gifts, Abbey Press will close two of its main divisions, Trade Marketing and Printing, in mid-2017. Remaining open will be the Publications division, which produces the popular CareNotes line of booklets, Elf-help and other books, and Deacon Digest magazine. The closings, which will affect […]

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Off-duty deputy breaks up Walmart scuffle

An off-duty Dubois County Sheriff’s Deputy stepped in to break up a fracas in Walmart Thursday night. Jasper police were called to the store at about 10:45 p.m. for the report of an altercation between two men. When they arrived, Deputy Jesus Monarrez informed them he had witnessed the altercation between Nathan L. Phillips, 24, […]

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Industry magazine names Kimball Electronics electronic manufacture service of the year

Kimball Electronics was recognized by Circuit Assembly as the 2016 Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) Company of the Year by the online industry magazine Circuits Assembly. Headquartered in Jasper, Indiana, Kimball Electronics operates nine manufacturing facilities in six countries and was selected based on its long history of performance excellence, sustainable growth and profit, as well […]

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Deer carcass found thrown in Jasper Sports Complex landscaping

Indiana Conservation Officers are reaching out to the public to attempt to identify who left a deer carcass thrown in the landscaping of the Jasper Sports Complex. If you know the responsible party please contact 1-800-847-4367 or message the District 7 Facebook Page. “We would love to discuss alternate waste removal options with the responsible […]

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Santa Claus Postmark now available

The special Santa Claus holiday postmark is now available at the Santa Claus Post Office. This famous small-town post office is the only one in the world with the Santa Claus name and receives over 400,000 pieces of mail in December. The Santa Claus Post Office has offered the special postmark every holiday season since […]

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Holiday World’s Mannequin video reveals 2017 plans

Full-time staff from Holiday World froze in place this morning for a mannequin video designed to drop dozens of hints about the 2017 season. “Hints and ‘Easter eggs’ are everywhere in the video,” says park president Matt Eckert. “By carefully watching the video, viewers will learn that we plan to restore a classic flat ride […]

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Republicans to caucus to fill vacancy

A caucus of Republican Precinct Committeepersons will be held on Tuesday, December 13th to fill a vacancy in the office of Madison Township Trustee created by the resignation of Cathy “Kitty” Merkley, Merkley will assume the office as Dubois County Treasurer on January 1, 2107. Dubois County Republican Party Chairman Don Hayes will chair the caucus. […]

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