McBeth named Jasper District Trooper of the Year

Jasper – The Indiana State Police held their annual awards ceremony yesterday to recognize troopers and state police civilian employees throughout the state for various accomplishments and awards. ISP employees were recognized for their service, bravery, and devotion to the department and the citizens of Indiana.   Through his hard work and dedication to public service, Trooper…

Pride in the Park 2022

Jaycee Park was filled with hundreds of adults and children celebrating Pride in the Park Friday evening. Music, food trucks, free swimming, volleyball, cornhole, a photo booth, dancing and more contributed to the festive atmosphere of the fun festival in its third year. Dubois County’s many emotional and mental health providers and support groups were…

New code greatly expands Jasper’s animal control ordinance

The City of Jasper is considering adopting a more comprehensive animal control ordinance that adds more regulation for animals (mainly dogs) involved in dangerous or vicious behavior. At Wednesday’s regular council meeting, City Attorney Renee Kabrick presented the draft ordinance to the common council. The city began to consider an expanded animal control ordinance after…

Jasper’s voter redistricting discussed

The Jasper Common Council reviewed an ordinance adjusting voter districts in the city based on the updated census information. Indiana Code (IC 36-4-6-4) requires districts to be assessed according to the population and be adjusted to ensure generally equivalent population distribution in contiguous areas. The city formed a group that included staff members working in…

Flags put to rest

Members of the Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 and Ferdinand VFW Post 11365 held the annual Flag Disposal Ceremony at the 4H Fairgrounds Friday evening. Here are a few photos of the event. Photos by Matthew Crane.

A new kidney for Carol

Carol Persohn needs a kidney transplant. The 69-year-old Dubois resident only recently began talking about her plight publicly. She reluctantly put a Facebook post up about her medical need this spring in hopes that someone may be moved to help. “I really struggled going public,” she explained. “I dreaded putting it on Facebook, but I…

Tate’s super ear

Mark Seibert almost always wears a hat. It slides over the bionic ear on the back of his head. But in church, his cochlear implant is a magnet for stares. No hat to cover the silver dollar size disc attached to the back right side of his head, he feels the eyes — at least…

SVB&T Corporation included in list of top 200 banks in nation

SVB&T Corporation (OTCQX: SVBT) has been named to American Banker magazine’s Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks in the nation. In its May 2022 issue, American Banker ranked SVB&T Corporation 132nd on its prestigious nationwide list. In 2021, the corporation ranked 182nd; in 2020, the corporation ranked 153rd; and in 2019, the corporation ranked 102nd…

Juneteenth celebration about freedom

Singing, dancing, food, love and history were all accented in a special celebration at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center Saturday morning. While attendees were led through a set of gospel songs and learned about the relevance of the new holiday, Juneteenth, the delicious smell of samples of soul food wafted from the nearby concession area. Juneteenth…