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NE Dubois Kindergarten registration information

Kindergarten Registration is February 3, 2022, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (Open House) at the NDES front office. For those who are not wanting to attend in person, forms are also available online at nedubois.k12.in.us and can be returned to school anytime from now until February 15, 2022.  Brand new students should bring the child’s…

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Soil and Water Conservation District holding annual meeting Feb. 1

The Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) Annual Meeting will be on Tuesday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m. EST, in the Mobel Room of the Ferdinand Community Center.  The SWCD will be hosting a business meeting only, with no meal.  This year, the meeting will be “hybrid”:  it will be in person, but…

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Local artist featured in upcoming brown bag event

Join exhibiting local artist Myra Schuetter in the Gallery at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center for conversations and questions about her artwork on display. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and savor the arts. Register your spot online today at, www.jasperarts.org/workshops. $5 fee includes…

Artist Laura Stevenson to be featured at Thyen-Clark Cultural Center
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Artist Laura Stevenson to be featured at Thyen-Clark Cultural Center

Jasper Community Arts is pleased to present the work of Upland, Indiana installation artist Laura Stevenson for the months of February and March at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center. “My recent work explores images and ideas that often go unseen in cultures, the news, and our daily lives. While most may think looking and seeing can…

CORONAVIRUS

Another death, 54 new Covid-19 cases

The Indiana State Department of Health reported another Dubois County resident’s death due to Covid-19. This is the 154th death of a Dubois County resident attributed to the disease. Along with the additional death, 54 new Covid-19 cases were reported bringing the total up to 11,860 since the pandemic began. According to the state dashboard,…

Focused on your fitness
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Focused on your fitness

A stylized painting of a fanged gorilla with a mohawk looms over the gym as punk rock music quietly accents Matt Johnson’s calm instructions for his clients as he moves them through the focused workouts he creates. The polished concrete floor gym reflects dozens of personal paintings, hundreds of stickers and multiple framed photographs of…

BUSINESS

Dr. Elizabeth Webb appointed to medical staff

Elizabeth Webb, M.D. was recently appointed to the active medical staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. She will see patients in the Emergency Department.  Dr. Webb received her medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine in Miramar, Florida, and completed a five-year combined residency in emergency medicine/family medicine at Louisiana State University…

CORONAVIRUS

One new death, 122 new Covid-19 cases

Another resident has died from Covid-19 according to the Indiana State Department of Health. This is the 153rd resident’s death attributed to the disease. The state also reported 122 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday bringing the total up to 11,816 since the pandemic began. According to the state dashboard, the county has a 51.3 percent…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Corridor not needed and not wanted

For over 40 years local farmers, joined by other residents, small business people in the towns, as well as environmental advocates, stood firm in opposition when four previous routes for a bypass around Jasper and Huntingburg a bypass were studied—all of them taxpayer-funded—and this current attempt is just the latest version of a long struggle….

County Council approves $500,000 for downtown revitalization project
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County Council approves $500,000 for downtown revitalization project

The Dubois County Council approved $500,000 to assist the City of Jasper in the Downtown Revitalization project currently underway. The decision came after a lengthy discussion on the county’s responsibility to assist in the beautification and upgrades to the streets and sidewalks planned for the county seat. Council president Mike Kluesner expressed concern for the…

NEWS

Birk files for Dubois County Superior Court judge

Jasper attorney John E. Birk announced his candidacy for judge of the Dubois Superior Court, having filed his notice on January 10, 2022, subject to the Democratic primary on May 3, 2022 “Duty, honor, country,” Birk responded when asked the reason for filing. “Duty, honor, country are the institutional values pounded in us by the U.S….

CORONAVIRUS

278 Covid-19 cases since Friday

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 278 new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County over the weekend. This brings the total number of cases up to 11,696 since the pandemic began; 152 Dubois County residents’ deaths have been attributed to the disease. According to the state dashboard, the county has a 53.1 percent positivity rate…

BUSINESS

Old National Bank announces 2021 donation totals; $265,000 in Jasper market

Old National Bank announced its 2021 charitable giving including more than $6.1 million in Foundation grants and corporate sponsorships to approximately 1,100 organizations throughout its five-state footprint of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In the Jasper market, Old National donated $265,000 to 61 community organizations in Jasper, Ferdinand, Huntingburg and Paoli.  Additionally, ONB team…

IU Alumni and Friends deliver two tons of food
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IU Alumni and Friends deliver two tons of food

IU Alumni and friends conducted its annual food drive for the Community Foodbank for the 17th consecutive year. Working with Holiday Foods, Amanda Drew, and braving freezing — 10-degree — temperatures they delivered more than two tons of food. Dr. Keith Bartley spearheaded the drive with help from JHS students Avery Bartley, Halle, Knies, Kendalyn…

Letters to the Editor | Mid-States Corridor

Letter: Mid-States Corridor necessary for financial future of county

To all in the area affected by the Mid-States Corridor, I am writing in response to the letter in newspapers which posted a list of only exaggerated negative impacts regarding the Mid-states corridor I would hope everyone understands that several of our LOCAL businesses in DUBOIS COUNTY are no longer LOCALLY owned. The owners of…


Features

A measure of a life

Reading Time: 8 minutes
They stood up one after the other. His grandson went first. Junior regaled the funeral service with a winding story about a fancy car and looking at big houses with his grandfather. It ended with the pair of best friends sharing a metaphorical elbow jab and wink as they told Doc’s wife, Cathy, of their…
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Ruger is here to build

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Ruger Kerstiens always planned on returning to Jasper. On the surface, the reasons Ruger wants to live here are easy. Cost of living, excellent schools, community pride, plenty of activities, growing opportunities, his family and its business. But it’s also driving by his grandfather Jerome’s farm with the fall sunrise covering the hills in that…
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Josie: I am brave. I am strong

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Josie Brown is a bit apprehensive as the two miniature ponies approach her. That apprehension relaxes a bit as she and her sister, Daizee, along with a friend, Yvonne Hochgesang, begin to warm up to the ponies while the volunteers at Freedom Reins bring out another three horses for the sisters to pick from for…
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Side gigs and passionate pursuits

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This is a part of the series of articles we are doing on entrepreneurship in Dubois County. Previously, we have published stories about legacy businesses in our community, but for this story, we decided to look at the small hustles going on with side gigs. While a side gig is a way to make some…
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Heart of willpower and determination

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Logan Lampert played his final baseball season with Northeast Dubois with all of his heart. The senior took the mound facing tough teams like Jasper, Southridge, and North Daviess in duels that Northeast Dubois Head Baseball Coach Luke Woolems said were challenging situations. “We threw him to the wolves this year and asked him to…
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Paper, ink and determination

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Maurice Woods had a special pair of shoes he would wear when he visited potential customers in Jasper. He wanted them to know that his fledgling printshop in Holland was hungry for business so during those meetings, he’d cross one leg over his knee to expose the hole worn in the shoe’s sole. That fledgling…
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