Sabor Cubano opens in Jasper

Family connections to the area brought Evelio Otero and his wife, Yuslay Gomez, to Jasper to open Sabor Cubano on Brucke Strasse. While following in his father’s footsteps to create his restaurant in Miami, Florida, Evelio found the cost exorbitant. Fortunately, his sister, Natalys Medina, mentioned opportunities in Southern Indiana, where she lived, and he…

Huntingburg Council approves wastewater rate increase to support new plant, infrastructure

The Huntingburg Council approved the recommended sewer rate increase to accommodate the updated wastewater treatment plant. In April, at a combined meeting of the Huntingburg Board of Public Works, the Huntingburg Rate Advisory Board and the council, which also serves as the utility service board, the council discussed the reason for the increase and the…

Messmer set to represent GOP in 8th District

State Sen. Mark Messmer overcame seven other hopefuls in the 8th Congressional District to nab the GOP nomination for the general election this November. Messmer took 38.5 percent of the vote, defeating John Hostettler (19.6 percent), who previously represented the district from 1995 until 2007. Dr. Richard Moss was next in line with 14 percent…

Huntingburg officer recognized for kindness

Last week, Huntingburg Officer Riley Fleetwood was presented with a special award for simply being kind and patient. Officer Fleetwood attended this year’s The Sky is the Limit event, a special needs festival and resource fair held at the Huntingburg Event Center on Saturday, April 6. From the beginning of The Sky Is The Limit,…

Schnellville Volunteer Fire Department to receive new gear through state funding

The Schnellville Volunteer Fire Department is set to receive about $250,000 in essential personal protection equipment (PPE) upgrades for its firefighters. Fire Chief Mark Fischer explained that they applied for the grant for new PPE, which includes boots, pants, jackets, helmets and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), last year. He was surprised to hear that they…

2024 Student Climate Film Festival nets diversity of local films

Green Drinks Dubois County will host the 2024 Student Climate Film Festival on April 19 at the Astra Theater in Jasper. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the program starts at 6 p.m. The event is free to attend, and all area students, family, friends, and anyone interested in seeing these short environmental documentaries produced…

Prosecutor’s office promotes new resource for reporting sexual assault

The Dubois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is promoting an online application that helps victims of sexual assault. Seek Then Speak, https://www.seekthenspeak.app/, is a site designed to provide sexual assault victims or advocates with resources and assistance in reporting any assault to police. The website helps walk victims through the process of reporting while providing them…