asper selected for Indiana Community Transformation Workshop

Jasper is among seven Indiana Main Street communities chosen to participate in Community Transformation Workshops through the National Main Street Center consultants from November 2018 through February 2019. These workshops provide services to assist the Indiana Main Street organizations to define community-informed and market-driven strategies that can direct and strengthen its revitalization efforts. The seven […]

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The Vine Street Lofts housing project is an estimated $12 million project that would create 62 apartments for seniors age 55 and older in the former Jasper Wood Products building, 1316 Vine St. The project is expected to start this fall or early winter. The city has committed to contributing $410,000 in development incentives and $50,000 in off-site incentives, such as infrastructure work, like street and utility improvements.

Vine Street Lofts ribbon-cutting and grand opening this week

The Jasper Chamber will host a ribbon-cutting and grand opening at the Vine Street Lofts Thursday, November 15th at 2:00 p.m. Vine Street Lofts is a senior housing project from MVAH, a split-off company from Miller-Valentine Group, in Jasper that began about two years ago. The company gutted and renovated the former Jasper Wood Products […]

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Gearing up for 21st Annual Christkindlmarkt

The heady aroma of authentic Bavarian specialty foods and an incredible array of Christmas wares, antiques, quality hand-crafted, and primitives await the public at Ferdinand’s Christkindlmarkt, Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18. Christkindlmarkts began in 14th century Germany and continue today.  Ferdinand’s Christkindlmarkt is one of the most authentic in the United States, recently […]

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Opinion: Some real lessons of Veteran’s Day

This Veteran’s Day is a bit more significant as it is the centenary of the end of World War I. That is meaningful to me because my grandfather, Sgt. Harrison Hicks, was serving in Company K, 307th Infantry of the 77th Division as the war ended. Like many men in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, he was […]

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Celebration Singers to perform at Christkindlmarkt

On Saturday, November 17 the Celebration Singers will perform at 7:00 p.m. in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand in conjunction with the Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt festivities. All are invited to attend. The choir’s 2018 holiday program features a wide variety of traditional and contemporary Christmas music. The program will last approximately one hour. No admission […]

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Housing program provides money for needed home repairs in Huntingburg

A new program designed to assist homeowners with rehabilitating their homes is being explored in Huntingburg. The city plans on applying for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation funds through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. These funds can be used to assist homeowners who fall within the low and moderate income brackets with funding to fix their […]

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Purdue Extension: 2018 Indiana farm rental rates

As a plentiful grain harvest wraps up across Indiana and bins continue to fill, landowners and the farmers renting ground are reminded to review rental contracts where working agreements are in need of updating or renewal, including items such as rental rates. Written contracts are strongly recommended to add clarity to any owner-renter agreement and […]

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Community Foundation hosting Reimagine Charity seminar

Dubois County Community Foundation in partnership with Jasper Engines & Transmissions will host a “Reimagine Charity” event presented on December 4 in Jasper. The interactive seminar will be presented by The Lupton Center, the training and consulting division of Focused Community Strategies (FCS), a Christian community development organization in Atlanta. The event invites groups to consider […]

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Governor directs flags lowered for shooting victims

Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags across the state to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the tragedy at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. Flags should be flown at half-staff from now until sunset on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents to lower […]

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Brew-B-Q pops up on Fourth Street for Christmas Stroll

A new barbecue restaurant is opening up on Fourth Street. Temporarily. Barry Dunlop and Josh Premuda, owners of Brew in Jasper, have opened a pop-up barbecue joint, Brew-B-Q, for the Christmas Stroll. Located at 412 E. Fourth Street, the small space that has been empty for a few months now features colorful chairs and tables for […]

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