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‘Teddy Bear Tea with Grandma and Me’ at Dubois County Museum on July  16

The Dubois County Museum will host Teddy Bear Tea with Grandma and Me on Saturday, July 16, from 10:30 to noon at the museum. The program is for children ages 3 to 10 and their grandmas. Participants are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear or special doll and enjoy a morning of crafts, games,…

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Girl Scout Pool Party July 23

Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana is hosting a pool party at the Huntingburg City Pool for all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade to attend with their families. The Girl Scout Pool Party will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST at the Huntingburg City Pool, 203 South…

BUSINESS

Dubois County Chamber hosting chamber luncheon

The Dubois County Chamber of Commerce will host a Chamber Luncheon, Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. eastern, at Venue 1408 (1408 N Main St., Huntingburg, IN 47542).  “We are pleased to host the chamber luncheon, an informational session for our members. This is our first chamber luncheon that will bring together chamber members to…

NEWS

McBeth named Jasper District Trooper of the Year

Jasper – The Indiana State Police held their annual awards ceremony yesterday to recognize troopers and state police civilian employees throughout the state for various accomplishments and awards. ISP employees were recognized for their service, bravery, and devotion to the department and the citizens of Indiana.   Through his hard work and dedication to public service, Trooper…

Pride in the Park 2022
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Pride in the Park 2022

Jaycee Park was filled with hundreds of adults and children celebrating Pride in the Park Friday evening. Music, food trucks, free swimming, volleyball, cornhole, a photo booth, dancing and more contributed to the festive atmosphere of the fun festival in its third year. Dubois County’s many emotional and mental health providers and support groups were…

CORONAVIRUS

Covid-19 vaccinations for age 6 months and older available at Dubois County Health Department

The recent expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility now allows anyone 6 months and older to be protected against the disease.  Earlier this week, both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines received authorization from the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to allow use for any individual 6 months and older. The Dubois County Health Department…

NEWS

Local lawmakers to address Supreme Court ruling in upcoming special session

Dubois County lawmakers said they plan to support further protections for the unborn and expanded resources for pregnant women in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday. State Reps. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) and Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) said the nation’s highest court rightfully returned the question of abortion back to…

County and City of Jasper officials celebrate start of Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program
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County and City of Jasper officials celebrate start of Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch joined the Office of Community and Rural Affairs and representatives from Dubois County at the Statehouse on June 23, 2022, to celebrate the community beginning the Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program. The City of Jasper and Dubois County are participants in the year-long program in which OCRA teams up with communities to…

BUSINESS

Memorial Hospital is nationally recognized for high-quality stroke care

The American Heart Association Award presents Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plusaward for proven dedication to ensuring all stroke patients have access to best practices and life-saving care Jasper — Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke quality achievement award for the…

NEWS

Portion of E. 11th Street to close next week

Jasper — The Jasper Street Dept will close E 11th Street between Jackson Street and Mill Street beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m. Monday, June 27 for the installation of a manhole. This closure is expected to remain in effect until Friday, July 1, barring any unforeseen events. Motorists will not have access to this portion of…

New code greatly expands Jasper’s animal control ordinance
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New code greatly expands Jasper’s animal control ordinance

The City of Jasper is considering adopting a more comprehensive animal control ordinance that adds more regulation for animals (mainly dogs) involved in dangerous or vicious behavior. At Wednesday’s regular council meeting, City Attorney Renee Kabrick presented the draft ordinance to the common council. The city began to consider an expanded animal control ordinance after…

NEWS

Water shut off to impact seven blocks on Main Street

Jasper — On Monday morning, June 27, 2022, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., the City of Jasper and Ragle’s construction crew will be shutting off water service affecting customers along Main Street from Second Street to Ninth Street. This work is being done as part of the Courthouse Square Infrastructure and Revitalization Project. Paper notices…

LIVING

Patoka Lake hosts beginner archery lesson, July 3                   

Patoka Lake will host a beginner archery lesson with the interpretive naturalist, who is a certified archery instructor, on Sunday, July 3 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. This event is an introduction to the sport and is open to adults and children ages 8 and older. All archery equipment will be provided. The event is…

NEWS

Jasper’s voter redistricting discussed

The Jasper Common Council reviewed an ordinance adjusting voter districts in the city based on the updated census information. Indiana Code (IC 36-4-6-4) requires districts to be assessed according to the population and be adjusted to ensure generally equivalent population distribution in contiguous areas. The city formed a group that included staff members working in…

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Public invited to join in Strongest Town award celebration

The City of Jasper, Jasper Chamber of Commerce, and Heart of Jasper invite everyone to join in celebrating winning the Strongest Town competition with a “Time Out From Business” with guest speaker and president of Strong Towns, Charles L. Marohn, Jr. In April 2022, the City of Jasper was named the Strongest Town after advancing…


Features

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

Reading Time: 3 minutes
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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