Sen. Messmer, Rep. Lindauer give updates at legislative breakfast

Two local state legislators were on hand at the first Jasper Chamber Legislative Breakfast in 2023. Senator Mark Messmer and Representative Shane Lindauer gave updates on bills they were involved in to about 50 people at the VUJ Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing held Saturday morning. Representative Steve Bartels was unable to attend due…

Schmitt selected to represent District 1 on County Council

Daryl Schmitt will finish Craig Greulich’s term on the Dubois County Council after being selected by caucus on Saturday at the Jasper Train Depot. The District 1 seat was vacated by Craig Greulich when he was selected by caucus to finish Kitty Merkley’s term as Dubois County Treasurer earlier this month. Greulich was re-elected to his…

School bus Wifi provides necessary resource for students’ education

Students can spend a lot of time on buses, whether commuting between their homes and school daily or taking part in school-sponsored activities outside the area. As internet access becomes integral to completing schoolwork, spending hours on a bus without access to the internet can lead to late nights at home completing that work. To…

LifeSpring breaks ground on new inpatient treatment facility in Jasper

In another step to provide a comprehensive solution to the mental health and substance abuse issues in Dubois County, LifeSpring broke ground on a new 24-bed residential facility Wednesday afternoon at the organization’s 480 Eversman Drive location. The 10,000-square-foot facility will provide comprehensive care for those suffering from substance use disorders. Residents will have access…

With international project in mind, Dubois County Stone Carvers begin holding classes

Gentle, experimental tapping filled the Dubois County Museum stone carving hut as prospective stone carvers began the process of learning the art under the tutelage of several local artisans. Organized by the Dubois County Stone Carver group, the new classes are designed to invigorate the next generation of stone carvers. But, it will also create…

Huntingburg considering backyard chicken coop ordinance

Huntingburg has begun the process of creating an ordinance to allow residents to add backyard chicken coops within the city limits. Huntingburg’s animal control ordinance currently doesn’t allow raising farm animals in city limits. However, an exception was made for pot-bellied pigs when a resident brought the issue to the council in 2014. The animal…

Election audit confirms accuracy of Dubois County 2022 General Election

Dubois County Clerk Amy Kippenbrock’s hopes were confirmed yesterday as an audit of the 2022 General Election revealed no discrepancies. The audit was conducted by VSTOP (Voting System Technical Oversight Program). This Ball State University initiative tests all of the election equipment used in Indiana for an added layer of safety and security. According to…

Greulich to finish treasurer’s term

Craig Greulich was sworn in as the new Dubois County Treasurer Saturday morning after a caucus was held by the Republican Party committee at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center in Jasper. Greulich was re-elected to represent District 1 on the Dubois County Council in November’s General Election, but, after learning of the former treasurer’s resignation, Greulich…

Airport Authority hopeful to build new Frosty Jones Airport Terminal

The Huntingburg Airport’s terminal building has been greeting pilots and passengers since the 1960s, and now, the Dubois County Airport Authority is preparing to build a new entryway to the county. Engineering plans and renderings of the proposed Frosty Jones Terminal Building are available to view at the current airport terminal — a visit will…