Daughters of Isabella March meeting held

The Daughters of Isabella Jasper Circle #140 met for their monthly meeting on Monday, March 13, 2023, at the St. Joseph Parish Center in Jasper.  Regent Kathy Schneider called the meeting to order.  A prayer began the meeting, followed by the Pledge to the Flag. Draping of the Charter was held for deceased member Martha Schluter….

‘What were you wearing?’ exhibit at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center

‘What were you wearing?’ exhibit at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center

Jasper Community Arts is pleased to partner with Crisis Connection Inc. for a third year to present aspecial exhibit on display in the atrium at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, “What Were You Wearing?” from April 5 through April 16. The “What Were You Wearing?” Survivor Art Installation originated at the University of Arkansas in 2013….

Kellems receives Distinguished Hoosier Award

Kellems receives Distinguished Hoosier Award

State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) recently nominated Dubois County historian Thomas Kellems for the Distinguished Hoosier Award. Lindauer, who nominated Kellems at the request of his friends and family, said the award was presented to him on March 5 for his community service and dedication to historical preservation in Dubois County. Kellems was instrumental in…


Kalbs recognized for corn yields by national organization

Five Dubois farmers have been recognized by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) for their corn yields.  Emmersen, Kevin, Nikia, Rhylan, and Shawn Kalb were all recognized by the NCGA in this year’s National Corn Yield Contest. Two of the Kalbs placed first overall. Emmersen placed third nationally in the Conventional Non-Irrigated Class with a…


Public voices displeasure regarding Southridge Swimming Pool dilemma 

From WJTS Parents concerned about the fate of the Southridge High School pool appeared at the recent Southwest Dubois School Corporation Board meeting. The corporation drained the pool last month in response to issues with leaks. The school board assured those attending they were searching for a solution.


RWB Music Festival features huge lineup of Country talent

The Red, White, & Brauen (RWB) Music Festival returns to Jasper for a third year. The event, presented by Shoe Sensation, takes place behind Uebelhor & Sons Toyota at 788 West 12th Avenue on Saturday, August 26, 2023. Produced by Rally Point Events, proceeds from the event will be used to purchase shoes for local children and veterans. This year’s lineup features Clay…

Sultan’s Run hosting Senior LPGA Championship in 2023

Sultan’s Run hosting Senior LPGA Championship in 2023

Former LPGA greats will compete at a new course 30 miles south of where the event originated  Jasper — The sixth playing of the Legends of the LPGA’s Senior LPGA Championship will be hosted at a different course than years past. Sultan’s Run Golf Club in Jasper will be home to the tournament that began…

150 miles closer to completing Birdseye Youth Center

150 miles closer to completing Birdseye Youth Center

When people believe something is an important and worthy cause, they can travel to great lengths to make that cause a reality. For Jason Throop and his close friend, Jay Harder, that worthy cause is completing the Birdseye Youth Center. This is why they are in the middle of a 150-mile trek through eastern Indiana….


Hosparus Health closing Jasper office

Hosparus Health announced the upcoming closure of the organization’s Jasper location. Citing challenges affecting the healthcare industry, including shifts in patient volume, increased costs, and staffing restraints, the organization will permanently close the Jasper office on Friday, March 31, 2023. Hosparus Health stated it is working with the remaining patients and families to provide a seamless…

Special car show celebrates Twinners 21st

Special car show celebrates Twinners 21st

Caroline Hartman knows exactly how her twin sons, Carter and Noah Atterson, will likely respond when they are surprised this Saturday for their 21st birthday. Regardless, she can’t wait to see that moment when they look out over the south parking lot of Jasper High School and see all the cars on display. The special…

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‘Oklahoma!’ sweeps through Forest Park

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Forest Park High School thespians will present the musical classic Oklahoma! this week. The Forest Park production directed by Chuck Bradley is based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs, which tells the story of farm girl Laurey Williams and her courtship by two rival suitors, cowboy Curly McLain and the sinister farmhand Jud Fry….
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Huntingburg teen’s dream for special needs festival coming to fruition

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When Maleah Dearing received the special assignment in her seventh-grade language arts class at Southridge Middle School, she knew exactly what she would do. Tasked with creating a special event or festival with a group of students she was teamed up with, Maleah drew upon her life experience with her nephew, Isaiah. Isaiah was born…
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Bowling fun

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The Optimist Club of Jasper Youth Bowling League is underway, with 83 bowlers ranging from first through eighth grade taking part in a fun hour of bowling at Eastown Recreation Center Saturdays. The league is held in the spring and fall and usually fills up. Here are a couple of photos from Saturday’s fun.
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Making waves for a good cause

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With numbers rivaling the first year of the event, organizers of the annual Dubois County Plunge were enthused with the 68 people that ran into the frigid water of Ferdinand Forest Lake Sunday afternoon. In all, $5,705 was raised at Sunday’s plunge, bringing the total up to $56,865 over the 12 years the event has…
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Night to Shine: Back on the dance floor

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Night to Shine returned to its full prom-like experience Friday evening at Redemption Christian Church in Jasper. The event is part of the Tim Tebow Foundation’s initiative. In a special broadcast during Friday’s Night to Shine at Redemption, Tebow and his wife welcomed the guests to the prom. About 175 special kings and queens participated…
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Dressing up

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The dancing, karaoke and other festivities will again fill Redemption Christian Church on February 10 when Night to Shine returns after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Saturday, the church hosted a Dress Shop matching the honored guests with their gowns for the upcoming prom-like event. Dresses are still available, as well as suit…
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Making new friends

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Wednesday was a special day for children enrolled in Headstart at Tri-Cap. They were invited to participate in the Cops and Kids program offered through the local Fraternal Order of Police #138 Wood Capital Lodge. Members of the local law enforcement family were teamed up with the special shoppers to find needed clothing items and…
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Mass celebrates grand church’s reopening

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Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church celebrated the nearing completion of a multi-year, multimillion-dollar renovation hosting a Mass and dedication of the altar. The church was nearly full as Bishop Joseph Siegel led the congregation through the special ceremony, blessing the church and anointing the altar before holding communion. Plans for the renovation began in 2014….
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Gifted grapplers: Boy and girl wrestlers’ progress ‘fulfilling to see’

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Huntingburg — Local youth wrestlers are getting an early jolt with Southridge Wrestling Crew.  Drew Songer, a volunteer and wrestler from the class of 2010 Southridge alumnus, is helping usher in these future boy and girl wrestling Raiders. He is one of several former wrestlers helping Crew coach Dan Rauscher, also a former Raider grappler,…
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Christmas comes to Jasper

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The Christmas season officially opened up in downtown Jasper Friday afternoon with the lighting of the annual Christmas Tree and Santa settling into his holiday home on the Square. Here are a few photos of the event. Santa Claus will be in his house on the Square over the weekend from 12 to 3 p.m….
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Honoring veterans

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On Saturday, nine living World War II veterans were honored during the annual Dubois County Veterans Day Observance held at the Holland VFW. According to Dubois County Veterans Council President Kent Schreiner, the nine men recognized for their service during the war are the few living veterans the council was able to locate for the…
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Turning 50 with friends

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Monday and Tuesday mornings provide the fleeting moments when John Songer can take time just to think and maybe imagine what the next stage of his business looks like. He doesn’t open until 4 p.m. on those days. “I can come in, and I’m still working, but there’s nobody here,” he explained. “The ghosts don’t…
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Running to Honor & Remember

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OFS hosted a special 5K/10K at Cool Springs on Saturday. The event raised money to assist the national organization Honor & Remember’s mission to recognize and honored military veterans who have died while on duty or otherwise since the inception of our country. A 13-mile ruck was also held in recognition of the sacrifice of…
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Tate’s super ear

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Mark Seibert almost always wears a hat. It slides over the bionic ear on the back of his head. But in church, his cochlear implant is a magnet for stares. No hat to cover the silver dollar size disc attached to the back right side of his head, he feels the eyes — at least…
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Girl power

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Addy’s world was silent as she reached down and prepared to lift the bar. “I knew there were people cheering me on,” she remembers. “But I didn’t know, because when you get up on the platform, you can’t really hear it. You just kind of blank out. Everything goes away.” Her coach, Whitney, didn’t want…
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Now it is my turn

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Standing in the Indiana State House a few weeks ago, Dani Calderon was overwhelmed for a moment. She had accompanied a group from Dubois County invited by State Senator Mark Messmer to attend a committee hearing on Senate Bill 138. The bill would have given undocumented students access to in-state tuition and funding. However, it…
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Shining thru the rain

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The annual Night to Shine event hosted by Redemption Christian Church in Jasper was relegated to a drive-through event again in 2022. That didn’t stop the kings and queens from showing up to receive their special crowns and gifts to an entourage of fans and paparazzi for the Shine Thru Parade. Despite the rain and…
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A measure of a life

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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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On Foote Patrol

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Late Friday night, the cold air wafts the cacophony of three different air fresheners around the cramped interior of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala. The open window allows Jasper Officer Dakota Foote to hear activity outside of his car while he patrols the streets. The car’s futile fan’s attempt to beat back the cold air by…
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