Vintage connections create everlasting memories
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Vintage connections create everlasting memories

When their names weren’t announced as the first place winner during the Dubois County Motorcycle Club’s Show & Shine, it was okay. Jason Green and his son, Jon, felt good about their chances to place in the annual contest. Then, second place was announced. It went to another Jeep. Jon had seen the two winners;…

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Bower named recipient of GARDENER Award

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center announced Kate Bower as the recent recipient of the GARDENER Award.  Kate works in Radiology Services and is described as someone who consistently demonstrates empathy and compassion with each patient she serves. She is patient and kind and strives to provide the best care possible each and every time….

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Jasper police issue notice on counterfeit money

The Jasper Police Department issued a notice to the community to be on the lookout for counterfeit money. The department has seen an increase in the amount of counterfeit money over the past year. To avoid counterfeit bills, police are reminding the public to take a second look at bills that don’t seem quite right….

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Kimball Electronics seeking student videos and essays for Making a Difference Month

Kimball Electronics Gives (KEG), the employee giving circle of Kimball Electronics Inc., invites all students in Dubois County, as an individual, team, or class, to dedicate time to a project that makes positive social impact for others in our communities (or for the environment) before or during September—and then capture it on video as part…

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Indiana Furniture launches new website, IndianaFurniture.com. 

Indiana Furniture continues to set new standards for affordable, design-friendly products, and, today, they are making it simpler to explore and specify office furniture with the relaunch of IndianaFurniture.com.  This reimagined website allows visitors to seamlessly navigate their portfolio of products and services while also providing information and tools to help make decision-making throughout the…

Fifth annual Overdose Candlelight Vigil to be held next week in Haysville
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Fifth annual Overdose Candlelight Vigil to be held next week in Haysville

The Dubois County Substance Abuse Council plans to host its fifth annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day. This year, we will hold this important community event at Haysville Park on Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. EST.  This event is more needed than ever, as according…

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Dubois County DAR Chapter hosts district conference

On Saturday, August 6, the Dubois County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted more than 100 DAR members from around southern Indiana for the state organization’s Southwest District Conference. State Regent Cherie Baxter presided over the meeting, aided by Southern District Director Diana Ray and Dubois County Chapter Regent Karen Adams. Members…

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Heartland Half Marathon route volunteers still needed

Volunteers are still needed for the Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, Team Challenge, and Kids Fun Run taking place in Huntingburg, Indiana on Saturday, September 3.  Grab a friend or a family member to volunteer along the route to direct runners and encourage them. The available volunteer spot locations are at county road intersections and in…

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New teacher brings international experience to Huntingburg Elementary School

Huntingburg Elementary’s newest teacher comes with an international background; one perfect for the second graders enrolled in Southwest Dubois County School Corporation’s dual language immersion program. José Pineda Cabrera is originally from Barranquilla, a coastal town in Colombia. But his love for languages has given him the opportunity to live in Turkey, Italy and China….

Make a joyful noise with The Celebration Singers
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Make a joyful noise with The Celebration Singers

The Celebration Singers are beginning rehearsals for their 2022 Christmas season. This is an excellent time to join the all-volunteer community choir as they “sing for fun”. New members are always welcome.  The choir is approximately 60 members strong this year and would like to add more singers, accompanists and musicians. All that’s required to join is to…

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Women Empowering Women features talk on growing to your full potential

The Dubois County women’s leadership organization, Women Empowering Women (WEW), will gather on Wednesday, August 31, to hear Sandy Smith present on the topic of “What are you known FOR? What do you want to be known FOR?.”  The August session will be held at the Jasper Public Library in Hickory Rooms A & B. Doors…

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Greener Pastures Field Day coming up August 23

Join area Soil and Water Conservation Districts as grazing experts share ways to improve pasture health and livestock practices.  This evening event will take place at Steckler Farms (21477 N 600 E Dale, IN), on August 23, 2022, at 5 p.m. CDT/6 p.m. EDT.  Pre-registration is required by August 16, 2022, by contacting your local…

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Heart of Jasper hosting building tour for prospective businesses

The Heart of Jasper will be hosting an open house of the available building spaces in downtown Jasper on Friday, August 26.   After a successful vacant building tour in 2021, Heart of Jasper will be continuing the event with a vacant building open house on Friday, August 26, 2022. Heart of Jasper will host this…


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Tate’s super ear

Reading Time: 13 minutes
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

Reading Time: 6 minutes
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

Reading Time: 6 minutes
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

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

Reading Time: 5 minutes
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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