Letter: Corridor not needed and not wanted

For over 40 years local farmers, joined by other residents, small business people in the towns, as well as environmental advocates, stood firm in opposition when four previous routes for a bypass around Jasper and Huntingburg a bypass were studied—all of them taxpayer-funded—and this current attempt is just the latest version of a long struggle….

Letter: Mid-States Corridor necessary for financial future of county

To all in the area affected by the Mid-States Corridor, I am writing in response to the letter in newspapers which posted a list of only exaggerated negative impacts regarding the Mid-states corridor I would hope everyone understands that several of our LOCAL businesses in DUBOIS COUNTY are no longer LOCALLY owned. The owners of…

Letter: Sen. Messmer, hold a hearing on environmental bill

The Honorable Mark Messmer200 W. Washington StreetIndianapolis, IN 46204-2785 Dear Senator Messmer, We are a coalition of community organizations in your district (including your new district for the 2022 election), and we have a common mission of improving the lives and environment ofHoosiers in southwestern Indiana. We care about our well-being, our environment, and thefutures…

Letter: Mid-States Corridor will destroy quality of life

The Stop the Mid-States Corridor coalition held a public informational meeting on January 11th at the VU Technology auditorium. The full-house event was attended by folks from throughout Dubois and surrounding counties. There are many misconceptions about the status of the proposed highway and the intention was to provide updates to all area residents. Several…

Letter: Democrats are delivering a better future for Indiana families

Wednesday, three Dubois County Democrat county officeholders announced they are changing their party affiliation to Republican and have filed to run in the Dubois County GOPPrimary. It’s unfortunate but understandable when Mr. Greulich and Mrs. Giesler chose to change parties due to their political beliefs. But it is disappointing to hear the prosecutor use canned…

Letter: Keep school boards non-partisan

Indiana House Bill 1042 and Senate Bill 144 will either require (HB 1042) or place extreme pressure on (SB 144) school board candidates to declare a political party in order to be included on the ballot. Currently, school board candidates do not declare a political affiliation. Associating school board races with political parties will only…

Letter: Good luck, Mr. Nunes

Devin Nunes is leaving Congress to become CEO of Donald Trump’s newest venture, the Media and Technology Group. Let’s hope this latest effort fares better than Trump’s previous entrepreneurial attempts, all of which ended in bankruptcy: Trump AirlinesTrump VodkaTrump WaterTrump IceTrump Casinos (You’ve got to work real hard to bankrupt a casino.)Trump MagazineTrump MortgageTrump UniversityTrump…

Letter: Plan to deforest portions of Hoosier National Forest lacks public input

I am writing as a concerned citizen regarding the proposed Buffalo Springs Restoration Project. An initial request for public comment was set for thirty days to end on November 15th. I am very concerned that there was insufficient notification to the public affected by this large project that will have a direct impact on the…