Chamber to celebrate Jasper’s bike park

Chamber to celebrate Jasper’s bike park

While still under construction — as donors have come forward organizers have reevaluated plans for the park, the Jasper Chamber will celebrate Jasper’s bike park, Birk & Berg Bike Park, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony next Thursday, October 19, 2021. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday with the ribbon-cutting taking place at 6 p.m….

Ruger is here to build

Ruger is here to build

Ruger Kerstiens always planned on returning to Jasper. On the surface, the reasons Ruger wants to live here are easy. Cost of living, excellent schools, community pride, plenty of activities, growing opportunities, his family and its business. But it’s also driving by his grandfather Jerome’s farm with the fall sunrise covering the hills in that…

Townhome project approved for former library property

Townhome project approved for former library property

The Jasper Redevelopment Commission approved a proposal to add 18 townhomes to the former location of the Jasper Public Library in Library Park. The commission considered a proposal from Kerstiens Homes and Designs as well as one from Pfaff Construction as part of plans to develop the property. Kerstiens plans on adding 18 high-end 1,100…

Out of Darkness walk brings awareness/resources for mental health aspect of suicide

This weekend a new event will be taking place to raise awareness of the impact and causes of suicide. Kathy Milam and Gentryville United Methodist Church Pastor Charlotte Lee teamed up with the state chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to organize this special walk. Called the Out of Darkness Walk, Kathy and…

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Monday: 39 new Covid-19 cases since Friday

The Indiana State Department of Health recorded 36 new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County since Friday. The state also updated the total number of cases in Dubois County since the pandemic began to 7,997 with 125 Dubois County deaths attributed to the disease. The age range of all the deaths in Dubois County now includes…

Soap shop brings paint-your-own-pottery to Fourth Street

Soap shop brings paint-your-own-pottery to Fourth Street

My Little Soap Shop, which opened in downtown Huntingburg in April at 415 East 4th Street, has added a paint-your-own-pottery studio. Operated by Tammy and Joe Huddleston, the business initially opened in Jasper’s Southgate Shopping Center in 2018. (Here is a story about how Tammy became involved in soap making.) They began considering a move…

Memorial Hospital to identify a new Catholic sponsor

Memorial Hospital to identify a new Catholic sponsor

With the diminishing number of Sisters in The Little Company of Mary (LCM), Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has been asked to identify a new Catholic sponsor within the next three years. There are 10 Sisters left in the U.S., according to MHHCC CEO E. Kyle Bennett. Three are still active as stewards for…

$4M in Covid-19 funding being considered for Dubois County broadband buildout

Dubois Rural Electric Coop and at least two broadband providers, PSCi and Orange County Fiber, approached the Dubois County Council to help fund the addition of miles of fiber optic internet Dubois County. The county commissioners have identified the broadband buildout as well as wastewater improvements as two projects they would like to consider being…

Updating site

Hi folks, you may have noticed things look a little different here. We are in the process of updating our site with a new design so you will see some changes over the next week or so. We appreciate your patience as the new design comes together. Thank you.

It’s never too late

It’s never too late

Rita Gogel’s mother pulled her out of school when she was 16 years old. She and her four brothers and one sister are all first-generation citizens. Her mother and father emigrated here from Germany in 1926. They settled in the Mariah Hill area on her father’s uncle’s farm. They had little money and according to…