Christmas Stroll begins; Huntingburg Holiday Home Tour returns

Southern Indiana trees are wearing their autumn finery in shades of muted gold, scarlet, russet and burnt orange, which in Dubois County signifies it is time for one of the most anticipated events of the year, the Huntingburg Christmas Stroll, slated for November 7th through the 14th. Here is an events list and this year includes…

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…

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

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….