Crawford County home to new nature preserve

The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) approved the creation of a new nature preserve, Patoka Hills Nature Preserve, in Crawford County. The action increases to 290 the number of state-designated sites protected by the Nature Preserves Act. The new 26.79-acre nature preserve contains one of Indiana’s finest paleontological sites and consists predominantly of upland forest with […]

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Food Inspections 12/30 to 1/8

The following food establishment inspection reports are from inspections conducted from Dec. 30, 2019 to Jan. 8, 2020. Inspection results from the Dubois County Health Department are published publicly after the restaurants and food stores have had 10 days to respond. Violations are corrected on the day of the inspection unless otherwise noted. If you […]

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Wilstem Ranch announces new partnership and adds Asian elephant

New this spring, Wilstem will be adding a female Asian elephant to their wildlife family and partnering with the International Elephant Foundation.  Wilstem will be offering an experience unlike any other with the opportunity to see both species of elephants, Asian and African, in a herd together.    The Asian elephant is classified as endangered with […]

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Christmas light recycling program nets 1,000 pounds

The second annual Christmas light recycling program in Dubois County resulted in 1,096 pounds of Christmas lights being recycled at the Rural King and SWMD Process Center drop off locations in December and January. This is the second year in a row that a half-ton of light strands were diverted from the landfill through this program. “We are very […]

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Kimball reveals two new lines

Kimball announced the launch of two new lines; Work|Able and Nate & Natty. Work|Able creates the ability to turn a wall or space that isn’t being utilized into a usable space. San Francisco designer, Brian Graham partnered with Kimball to create a solution that leverages the wall and makes it as functional as it can […]

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Deputies seeking stolen tractor

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help from the public as deputies investigate a tractor theft from the rural Dubois area. A 4600 John Deere with an enclosed cab and front-end loader was stolen from an address on Jasper-Dubois Road near County Road 325E sometime between Sunday afternoon and evening. Anyone who can supply […]

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County-wide chamber names new executive director

John Tretter will take the reins of the newly formed Dubois County Chamber of Commerce. Tretter “John has the skills to guide the strategic vision and growth of the Dubois County Chamber of Commerce. He will be able to strongly develop relationships not only at the county level but also at a legislative level while […]

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Registration open for 20202 Women of the Heartland event

Bring your mom, sisters, and friends to the “2020 Women of the Heartland” program to learn more about important women’s health topics. This year’s topics include “Depression: Turning on the Light,” “Bone Health & Osteoporosis: The Skeleton in the Closet,” and “Breast Health: Early Detection & Surgery.” Join Jodi Richardson, Director of Behavioral Health and […]

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Strassenfest logo, button revealed

The Jasper Strassenfest Committee revealed the logo and button design for this year’s Strassenfest. The logo reflects the theme for the 2020 festival, “Celebrating Jasper’s Commitment to Higher Education” as part of Vincennes University Jasper’s 50th anniversary. The 42nd annual Jasper Strassenfest runs from July 30 through August 2 in and around downtown Jasper.

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Dubois Library to screen holocaust survivor documentary

Dubois Branch Library will show screenings of “Eva: A-7063” on Monday, January 27th at 1 p.m. and Tuesday, January 28th at 6 p.m. January 27, Holocaust Remembrance Day, marks the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Indiana resident, Eva Mozes Kor survivor of Auschwitz, survivor at age 10 of inhuman experiments by notorious Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, […]

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$25,000 grant support efforts at kindergarten success

Huntingburg was among 15 Indiana communities selected to receive a $25,000 Strong Start Community Grant to develop plans to strengthen kindergarten transitions. Southwest Dubois County School Corporation and A Kid’s Place, Color My World, and HUMmingbird Day Care Ministry were collectively announced as a recipient of a statewide grant opportunity for communities interested in strengthening […]

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Astra to feature popular national clean comedy act

Comedian Mike Armstrong will bring his good, fun, and clean comedy routine to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Friday, February 14 as the second show in the 2020 Next Act, Inc season.  Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m., the opening comedian will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., with Armstrong […]

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Letter: Voters should be allowed to select U.S. Senator candidates

Earlier this short session, legislation (Senate Bill 75) was filed that would eliminate the rights of voters to select Indiana’s U.S. Senator candidates in a primary election. The bill would move this vote to 2333 delegates in the Democratic Party Convention and 1800 delegates in the Republican Party Convention rather than the 4.5 million registered […]

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