Author Archive | Matthew Crane

Celebration Singers to perform at Christkindlmarkt

On Saturday, November 17 the Celebration Singers will perform at 7:00 p.m. in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand in conjunction with the Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt festivities. All are invited to attend. The choir’s 2018 holiday program features a wide variety of traditional and contemporary Christmas music. The program will last approximately one hour. No admission […]

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Brew-B-Q pops up on Fourth Street for Christmas Stroll

A new barbecue restaurant is opening up on Fourth Street. Temporarily. Barry Dunlop and Josh Premuda, owners of Brew in Jasper, have opened a pop-up barbecue joint, Brew-B-Q, for the Christmas Stroll. Located at 412 E. Fourth Street, the small space that has been empty for a few months now features colorful chairs and tables for […]

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Election night: A reunion of sorts

While waiting for the final numbers in the midterm election to be brought out to us, Justin Rumbach, Ty Hunter and I were doing math. How many votes were outstanding? The countywide races like the sheriff’s position were basically accounted for in that number but the paper at the top said we were waiting for […]

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Incumbent challenged by recently retired Ferdinand resident for District 3 seat on council

Deborah Major is challenging incumbent Councilwoman Charmian Klem for the District 3 seat on the Dubois County Council. Major, who is recently retired from a career in business and project management, said she became interested in the seat after she heard the council was working on a comprehensive wage and compensation study. “I had participated […]

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MC Aerial Imaging launches in Ferdinand

Michael Cummings plans on growing the list of offerings his fledgling drone company has based on whatever needs his customers have but he doesn’t see an end to the growing list of applications his services could cover. A lot of people have spent time on social media checking out cool images and videos shot from […]

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Sheriff’s spot will be filled by one of two department veterans with deep ties to community

Two Dubois County Sheriff’s Department veterans are vying for the top position in the department in the election this year. Tim Lampert and Tom Kleinhelter have both been members of the department for more than 20 years. Lampert is currently serving as the department’s chief deputy, the number two spot, while Kleinhelter is the detective sergeant, […]

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Violet Kunkler, 98, of Ferdinand

Violet Kunkler, 98, Ferdinand

Violet Kunkler, 98, of Ferdinand, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018, at home. Violet was born August 10, 1920, in Dale to John and Rose (Jent) Hubers. She married Urban Kunkler on January 10, 1939, in Kentland, Ind. He preceded her in death on April 9, 1995. Violet was retired from General Electric. She is […]

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Becca Schitter, Junior, applies some extra blood on Kerrigan Welp, Senior, for an upcoming video special. <Photo courtesy of JHS Media.>

Gory special effects Jasper student’s passion

Davie doesn’t talk a lot; he’s the perfect gentleman for Becca Schitter when she applies makeup to his hard, plastic features. “He has my jawline,” she explained. “But he’s been through a lot.” Davie is a makeup mannequin. He’s a welcome addition for the aspiring special effects makeup artist who spends any free time she […]

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Early voting turnout has county considering additional days

High early voter turnout has the Dubois County Election Board considering increasing the number of voting sites and machines leading up to election day. According to County Clerk Bridgette Jarboe, 1082 votes have been cast since voting started last Wednesday. She told the election board they averaged about 50 voters daily during the 2014 midterm […]

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