Vickie J. (Stone) Williams, 70, San Bernardino, Calif.

Vickie J. (Stone) Williams, 70, San Bernardino, Calif., formerly of French Lick, passed away July 13, 2021. Her deceased parents are Vernon Eugene and Sarah Janette (Bird) Stone. She is survived by her brothers, Ronald (Annie) Stone of Jasper, Craig Stone, Scotty Stone, and sisters, Karen Fischer and Darla Cocanour. No funeral service is planned.

Clean Sweep project helps collect, dispose of pesticides

The Indiana Pesticide Clean Sweep Project is designed to collect and dispose of suspended, canceled, banned, unusable, opened, unopened or just unwanted pesticides (weed killers, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, miticides, etc.) is being sponsored by the Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC). This disposal service is free of charge up to 250 pounds per participant. Over…

Master Trooper Lubbers promoted to commercial motor vehicles

Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter announced the promotion of Master Trooper Philip Lubbers to serve as the Commercial Vehicle Division School Bus Safety Officer. Lubbers was chosen after competing in a promotion process that included a written examination, an oral interview, and an overall evaluation of his work performance.  Lubbers is a native of…

Patoka Lake hosts birthday party for Smokey Bear, Aug. 7

Patoka Lake will celebrate Smokey Bear’s birthday with a party on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Patoka Lake Nature Center. The party will include a chance to get a picture with Smokey, fire safety games, and a special craft to make and take home. The Orange County Southeast Township Volunteer…

Viola Summers, 94, Loogootee

Viola Summers, 94, of Loogootee, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2021, at Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon.  She was born February 7, 1927, in Washington, Indiana to the late Jacob and Lydia (Stoll) Swartz. Viola was a member of the Loogootee United Methodist Church and was a faithful prayer warrior. She loved…

Parents asked to take immunization survey

The Dubois County Health Department is working on a project to assess overall child immunization rates in Dubois County. In order to do so, they are looking for parent’s feedback on their child’s immunization habits and services. This survey is an anonymous five-question survey that can provide feedback to help the health department better assist…

Sheriff: Accidental calls account for third of 911 calls

The Dubois County 911 Communications Center handles all emergency and non-emergency calls for public safety agencies in Dubois County. In addition, the Jasper Police and Fire Departments also field emergency calls. Annually, dispatchers within the county field more than 12,000 calls. Even young children know to dial 911 in case of emergency. It is useful…

Nine new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County since last week

Since Wednesday, July 14, 2021, the Indiana State Department of Health has recorded nine new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County bringing the total up to 6,251 since the pandemic began. Three cases were reported Monday and four on Tuesday and two others over the weekend. 118 residents have died from the disease. Data can be…