Jasper Salvage: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure
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Jasper Salvage: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Some businesses are created after months (or even years) of planning, complete with detailed financial examination, projections, and an excessive amount of research. And sometimes the wise businessman (or woman) just kind of falls into it, recognizing a good thing when said good thing presents itself. The latter was pretty much the case for Gerald…

The view from on high
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The view from on high

“I was born in Schilling’s Saloon.” So says Joe Helming. Don’t know Joe? He is the owner of Helming Bros. in Jasper. The company’s tag line is “When Craftsmanship Matters,” and truer words were never spoken (or written, as the case may be). Helming Bros. restores the old to the original — not as in…

Schnitzelbank: It’s a family affair
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Schnitzelbank: It’s a family affair

Ist das nicht eine Schnitzelbank? Ya das really ist eine Schnitzelbank! The Schnitzelbank —one of Jasper’s oldest and arguably most storied restaurants — is turning 60 this year. The Schnitz is well-known statewide (and for that matter throughout the tri-state and beyond) as the purveyor of fine dining, specializing in German fare. So how did…

Ferdinand Town Council: Phosphorous — a dirty word

It began with an unfunded mandate from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management — too much phosphorous was leaching into the sewer system and something had to be done. Following a study, Midwestern Engineering was hired to design something to fix the problem. Graves Plumbing (Switz City), was low bidder to build the plant after…

Ferdinand Town Council: Looking for (but not finding) solutions

It’s been a topic of concern since 2014 — and there doesn’t seem to be any resolution. That was the first year Larry and Kathy Mundy’s West 23rd Street home flooded — almost immediately after the couple installed new carpet throughout. They replaced the carpet with laminate after the flood and it flooded yet again….

Ferdinand Town Council: Water rate hike coming

It was a jam-packed meeting Tuesday night, the first of the new year and the inaugural session for Clerk-Treasurer Tammy Miller, chosen to replace 30 year clerk-treasurer and 40 year town employee Bev Schulthise. Schulthise was honored at meeting’s end with an engraved silver platter. Glass coffee cups etched with the town logo were gifted…

Ferdinand Town Council: Many changes forthcoming among officials

Change is inevitable — but not always welcome. Several changes came to the fore during the Ferdinand Town Council’s Tuesday night meeting. One had already been announced — Bev Schulthise is stepping down as clerk-treasurer after 40 years working for the town. No doubt about it — she will be missed. She has agreed to…

Olinger named Ferdinand’s 2017 Community Service Award winner

Olinger named Ferdinand’s 2017 Community Service Award winner

The Town of Ferdinand and Chamber of Commerce jointly (and annually) honor one outstanding individual with a “Community Service Award,” the highest accolade bestowed by these two entities for all this person has done for the Ferdinand Community. Rather unfortunately, the honor is always awarded on a Wednesday night, after the Ferdinand News has gone…

Ferdinand Town Council: Residents take note — town talking trash

Ferdinand Property and Street Superintendent Tom Lueken reported on the multitude of projects his department is working on during the Tuesday night (September 12) Town Council meeting. Then he started talking trash. According to the town’s ordinance, residents are supposed to dispose of trash in 40-gallon capacity bags that weigh no more than 40 lbs….

Ferdinand Town Council: Sweet, sweet music a feature in the park?

An extensive amount of business was tended to during the Ferdinand Town Council’s June 13 meeting, despite the fact both Councilwoman Debbie Johnson and Clerk Treasurer Bev Schulthise were absent. On a cheery note, a team from the 2017 Leadership Academy came bearing plans for a unique capstone project, presented by Emily Fuhs. The five-member…