Nancy Eckerle seeks to retain seat on the Jasper City Council

Nancy Eckerle, Executive Director of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, has announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for an at-large seat on the Jasper City Council in 2019.  Eckerle She currently holds that at-large position on the city council and previously served on the city council representing District 5 from 1996 to 1999. “I have […]

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Driver in Ferdinand crash arrested with .44 BAC

Ferdinand Police arrested a driver involved in a crash on the town’s south side after tests indicated his blood alcohol content was .44. Gary R. Riddle, 52, Santa Claus, was southbound on State Road 162 in a 2019 Toyota Tacoma at 6:17 p.m. waiting to turn left into the Wendy’s restaurant when his truck was […]

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No injuries after crash puts truck on side

Huntingburg police had to break the rear window of a pickup truck to remove the driver after a crash Tuesday afternoon. Police were notified of the crash on Jackson Street at 2:20 p.m. They determined that Donald Patberg, 80, of Huntingburg, was driving a 2011 Ford F-150 north on Jackson Street when a 2005 Jeep […]

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Visitors Center accepting grant applications

The Dubois County Visitors Center & Tourism Commission is accepting applications for grants from the Tourism Promotion Fund.  Grant applications are open to not-for-profit, tourism-related organizations, festivals, events, attractions and others which will increase visitor attendance from outside the immediate area. Approved applications for projects or events that have previously been funded may receive new grant […]

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Lueken files for Jasper District 3 Common Council Seat

Chad Lueken, 44, is seeking to earn the Republican nomination for Jasper Common Council, representing District 3. Lueken filed official paperwork with the Dubois County Clerk on Monday.  Lueken earned a bachelor’s degree in history from St. Meinrad College in 1997 and has been an insurance agent with Knights of Columbus insurance in Jasper since […]

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Accused murderer makes first appearance in court

Accused murderer Kyle Schneider had few words to say in his first appearance at in the Dubois County Circuit Court on Monday. In a preliminary hearing that was continued to Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., Schneider was given the probable cause affidavit of the preliminary investigation into the incident that occurred last Friday morning.

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Perspective: Factory jobs are changing fast

Manufacturing employment has enjoyed a long recovery since the darkest days of the Great Recession. As of late last year, we have a full 108,000 more factory jobs than in summer 2009, which marked the trough of the business cycle. This recovery eased some of the deep impacts of automation and trade that cost the […]

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4-H seeking Teens as Teachers volunteers

Are you a middle or high school student looking for a way to build your resume? Would you like to have skills that will make you marketable to both colleges and future employers? Teens as Teachers is a hands-on opportunity for teams of youth to learn how to do, implement and create hands-on learning experiences […]

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4-H enrollment open until Jan. 15

There’s still time to enroll in 4-H. The online enrollment window is happening now and will last until January 15. The mission of 4-H is to provide is to provide real-life educational opportunities that develop young people who will have a positive impact in their communities and the world. The 4H program offers a hands-on […]

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