CORONAVIRUS | NEWS

Friday: 16 new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County

Friday, the Indiana State Department of Health recorded 16 new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County. This brings the total cases in Dubois County up to 8,210 since the pandemic began. The 129th death attributed to Covid-19 in Dubois County was reported Tuesday. The county advisory status remains in the “orange” Covid-19 advisory level. According to…

Letters to the Editor | Opinion

Bartels: Federal vaccine mandates are unconstitutional

Although written and ratified centuries ago, the U.S. Constitution remains a guiding force for lawmakers at all levels to both protect individual freedoms and guard against government overreach. President Joe Biden’s recent call for vaccine mandates on businesses nationwide, and hefty fines for those that refuse to comply, shows blatant disregard for the U.S. Constitution…

NEWS

Indiana State Police investigation nets heroin dealer arrest

An investigation that began earlier this summer resulted in the arrest of an Orange County resident for allegedly dealing heroin and fentanyl in several local counties. In June 2021, the Indiana State Police received information that Tyler Moore, 30, of Bedford, was allegedly dealing large quantities of heroin laced with fentanyl in Lawrence, Orange, and…

LIVING

Four Rivers Harvest Home Festival this weekend

Begin – and complete – your holiday shopping early by taking advantage of the Four Rivers Arts and Crafts Harvest Home Festival this Saturday and Sunday at the Dubois County 4H Fairgrounds. This Southwest Indiana event features 250 booths teeming with exemplary hand-crafted merchandise. Vendors specializing in wood, clay, fabrics, yarns, wax, metals, glass, ceramics,…

CORONAVIRUS | NEWS

Thursday: 15 new Covid-19 cases reported

Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health recorded 15 new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County. This brings the total cases in Dubois County up to 8,194 since the pandemic began. The 129th death attributed to Covid-19 in Dubois County was reported Tuesday. The county advisory status remains in the “orange” Covid-19 advisory level. According to…

NEWS

Indiana State Police investigating drive-by shooting

Indiana State Police and Pike County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred at approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning at a residence located at 3937 West River Road, Petersburg. Pike County 911 received a call at approximately 1:59 a.m. from a resident reporting that their neighbor had been shot.  When officers arrived,…

Chamber to celebrate Jasper’s bike park
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Chamber to celebrate Jasper’s bike park

While still under construction — as donors have come forward organizers have reevaluated plans for the park, the Jasper Chamber will celebrate Jasper’s bike park, Birk & Berg Bike Park, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony next Thursday, October 19, 2021. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday with the ribbon-cutting taking place at 6 p.m….

Halloween activities and trick-or-treating times
LIVING

Halloween activities and trick-or-treating times

Upcoming Halloween activities and trick-or-treating information for Dubois County. If you are participating, please have porch lights on to accept costumed candy-seekers. Sunday, October 24 The Heart of Jasper has coordinated with the Jasper Public Library and the Jasper Parks and Recreation Department to provide a fun, Halloween-inspired day. At 3 p.m., the library will…

CORONAVIRUS | NEWS

Wednesday: 18 new Covid-19 cases recorded

Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health recorded 18 new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County. This brings the total cases in Dubois County up to 8,177 since the pandemic began. The 129th death attributed to Covid-19 in Dubois County was reported Tuesday. The county advisory status remains in the “orange” Covid-19 advisory level. According to…

BUSINESS

Family Nurse Practitioner Cassey Ziegler joins emergency department

Jasper — Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center announced the addition of Family Nurse Practitioner Cassey Ziegler to the staff of Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department.  Family nurse practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses who are educated and trained to provide health promotion and maintenance through the diagnosis and treatment of acute illness as well as…

Ruger is here to build
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Ruger is here to build

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…

NEWS

Schroeder Avenue closing for storm sewer replacement

The Jasper Street Department will close Schroeder Avenue at the Justin Street intersection for storm sewer replacement, beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 14. Barring inclement or any other unforeseen events, this intersection should reopen by the end of the day on Thursday. Motorists will not have access to this intersection.

CORONAVIRUS | NEWS

One new death, 26 new Covid-19 cases

Another Dubois County resident has died from Covid-19 according to the State Department of Health. This is the 129th death attributed to Covid-19 in Dubois County. Along with the death, the state reported 26 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday bringing the total up to 8,159 since the pandemic began. The county advisory status remains in…