Opinion: Slowing growth and greater risk in 2019

The research center in which I work released our 2019 economic forecast this week. Like all economic forecasts, this one is likely wrong but is hopefully useful. To talk about the forecast, it is best to re-examine 2018. In many ways, this has been a good year for our economy. Employment growth nationally has been […]

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Indiana State Police Jasper Post welcomes four new troopers  

The Indiana State Police Jasper Post welcomed four new troopers from the recent academy. Last Thursday, December 13, 54 troopers graduated from the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy after completing 22 weeks of intense training that exceeded 1,000 hours. Some subject areas of training included criminal and traffic law, crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, defensive […]

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Dubois County Marriage Licenses December 10 to December 16, 2018

Dubois County Marriage Licenses issued December 10 to December 16, 2018 12/10/2018 Melissa Renee Kaiser to Delbert Ernest Taylor Anna Mariel Vonderheide to Ian Michael Grant Sarah Elizabeth Angerer to Tommi Jean Opel 12/11/2018 Michael W. Brawley to Margaret F. Macdonald Anthony James Clark to Marileibis Lamas 12/12/2018 Matthew Michael Eisenhut to Anna Christine Neal Stacy […]

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Former PTO treasurer charged with theft of funds

A Jasper woman was arrested on allegations she stole more than $17,000 from the Tenth Street Elementary School Parent-Teacher Club while she was treasurer. The Dubois County Superior Court issued a warrant for the arrest of Ellen L. Tubbs, 37, of Jasper, on 10 Level 6 felony counts of theft and seven misdemeanor counts of […]

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Jasper 2018 Christmas Decoration winners

Here is a list of winners and a map to their homes from the annual Jasper Chamber of Commerce Christmas Decoration contest. Winners: Family Theme First – The Brush Family – 333 Daisy Ln. Second – Jarrod Kearby – 2627 Birk Dr. Third – Zach Mauder – 721 E. State Road 164 Most Original First […]

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Coach callout: Girls on the Run seeking coaches for spring 2019

Girls on the Run serving Dubois County’s Spring 2019 Coach Registration is now open. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 5th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The 10-week program incorporates running to teach critical life skills, encourage personal development and foster […]

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Truck stuck in high water

A driver ended up in high water on County Road 300 N. early this morning northeast of Jasper. According to deputies, 57-year-old Scott Decorrevont of E. Vine St. Dubois, was westbound on County Road 300N at about 5:35 a.m. when he met an oncoming vehicle on the roadway. The oncoming vehicle splashed water up hindering Decorrevont’s […]

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Electric cooperative to sponsor students at Touchstone Energy Camp

Dubois Rural Electric Cooperative will sponsor four students at the annual Touchstone Energy Camp. The camp will be held June 5-8, 2019, at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. Students entering seventh grade in 2019 are eligible to attend and are selected by their local cooperative to participate in the three-day program. The students’ agenda combines […]

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Caucus for Jasper mayor date set

The vote to choose the person to finish Mayor Terry Seitz’s remaining term in office will be held the day after Christmas. Republican committee members from the 13 Jasper precincts that vote for mayor will meet in a caucus at noon December 26 in the Pfaffenweiler Room of Jasper City Hall, 610 Main Street. Seitz […]

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Diocese continues investigation into clergy

The Diocese of Evansville has issued an announcement it will release the names of clergy “credibly accused of sexual abuse of minor” in the early months of 2019. According to the diocese, the thorough inspection of clergy records dating from the diocese’s founding in 1944 continues. When complete, the Diocesan Review Board and Bishop Joseph M. Siegel will […]

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Town of Santa Claus to be featured on Hallmark Channel (Postponed)

Update: Hallmark Channel announced via Twitter that its “Christmas Across America” premiere is unfortunately postponed at this time. Hallmark Channel remarked, “We look forward to sharing it with you at another time. We will keep you updated. Original: ”Hallmark Channel’s “Christmas Across America” will include the famous Christmassy town of Santa Claus on Monday, December 17, 2018, […]

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Food Inspection Reports Nov. 19 to Dec. 4

The following inspection reports are from inspections conducted from November 19 to December 4. Inspection results from the Dubois County Health Department are published publicly after the restaurants and food stores have had 10 days to respond. Violations are corrected on the day of the inspection unless otherwise noted. If you have questions or concerns, […]

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Democrats choose new county chair

The Central Committee of the Dubois County Democrats caucused on December 12th at the Jasper Habig Center to fill a recent vacancy in party leadership. Mike Kendall was elected as chairperson for the Dubois County Democrats. Mike has served our community in the past as a member of St. Joseph’s Parish Council, as a lawyer for […]

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