County and City of Jasper officials celebrate start of Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch joined the Office of Community and Rural Affairs and representatives from Dubois County at the Statehouse on June 23, 2022, to celebrate the community beginning the Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program. The City of Jasper and Dubois County are participants in the year-long program in which OCRA teams up with communities to…

NE Dubois approves bond issue for intermediate school repairs

The Northeast Dubois County School Corporation board approved the issuance of a $2 million bond to pay for the repair of the damaged intermediate school gymnasium. The bond includes the cost of issuance which include underwriting fees, attorney fees and title insurance. This will give the corporation $1.75 million for the project. The Bond will…

Electrical utilities concerned about supply and demand issues

The utilities supplying electricity to Dubois County residents are working out plans to respond to any calls from the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) to lower electricity usage to prevent system shutdowns. The organization warned of potential capacity shortfalls and other reliability concerns in the north and central regions of its coverage area earlier this…

Leed to eliminate Dubois County jobs after being acquired by Sampling International

Ireland-based Leed Selling Tools Corp and Leed Logistics is cutting 81 jobs between its offices in Evansville and factory in Ireland. According to a legal notice sent to Dubois County and Vanderburgh County Commissioners and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the company is eliminating the jobs due to its assets being acquired by Sampling…

Dubois County unemployment drops to 1.4 percent

Dubois County tied for the second-lowest unemployment in the state with four other Indiana counties according to the most recent Indiana Workforce Development report. Dubois County joins Daviess, Elkhart, Hamilton, Ohio, and Steuben with a 1.4 percent unemployment rate behind Boone and Lagrange with 1.3 percent. The state average is 2.2 percent and the highest…

$1.93M in Community Crossings grants going to local transportation projects

Dubois County communities will receive over $1.9 million in state matching grants for road and bridge improvement projects as part of the biannual Community Crossings Matching Grant program. The funds are dedicated to road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, guardrail replacements and signage, and can cover material costs for chip sealing and crack…

Downtown Revitalization project set to start in May

Work on the Courthouse Square Infrastructure and Revitalization Project is set to begin in May. The construction of the estimated $5 million* project is being completed by Ragle Construction with engineering and planning by VS Engineering and REA. The county has invested $500,000 into the construction as well. [Updated: The Jasper Board of Public Works…

Maps, Mid-States Corridor draft published

The Mid-States Corridor Project Team has identified Alternative P as the preferred route for the improved highway connection in southern Indiana. The comment period has opened now. There is information on how to comment below. The Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was released today, marking a significant project milestone. Alternative P improvements extend…

Orange County Fiber beginning fiber optic buildout; opens new office in Jasper

Invigorated through federal and state grants, Orange County Fiber is expanding fiber optic through portions of Dubois County. The company is a division of the Orange County Rural Electric Membership Cooperative To support residents wishing to use the services offered through Orange County Fiber, the company opened an office in Jasper on March 28, 2022….

Dubois County Marriage Licenses March 21 to March 27, 2022

03/21/2022  Claire Suzanne Becher to Lance Mark Rahman  Amber Johnson to Joseph Frank 03/23/2022  Nicholas A. Craig to Haili R. Estabrook  Laura A. Frick to Justin Keith Miller Chelsea Nicole Dennison to Logan Michael Karpiak  03/24/2022  Barry Neal Hurt Jr. to Robin Renee Schraner 03/25/2022  Mashell Irene Masterson to Bryce Thomas Becher