Author Archive | Matthew Crane

Kristen Boehm will open her new spa and boutique on Fourth Street Saturday, April 22.

Luscious new business opens on Fourth Street

Kristin Boehm could run out of fingers before she counts the number of businesses and entrepreneurs in her family. It’s no wonder she will be opening her own business in Huntingburg on Saturday. “I’ve always wanted to do this,” she said about her new business, Lush Esthetics and Boutique. Kristin’s family owns Fischer’s Furniture in […]

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New combined elementary school near Jasper Middle School one consideration for future needs

Facing aging buildings, outdated technological infrastructure and failing equipment, the Greater Jasper School Corporation is seeking input on moving forward to ensure its facilities continue to provide a proper education environment. Superintendent Dr. Tracy Lorey presented the results of a recently completed facility feasibility study to about 40 people who attended a public meeting Tuesday […]

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Kenneth R. Hochgesang, 72, of Jasper

Kenneth R. Hochgesang, 72, Jasper

Kenneth R. Hochgesang, 72, of Jasper,  passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. Kenneth was born in Washington, Indiana on September 9, 1944 to Martin J. and Louise (Bachman) Hochgesang. He retired from Crop Production Services in Jasper and previously worked for Jasper Plant Foods. He […]

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Pictured with Mr. Watt in the front row from TRI-CAP: Courtney Perkins, Nikki Brockman Lasher, and Deb Capps. Back row: Joyce Fleck, TRI-CAP Executive Director; Mike Hagerdon from Dubois County Community Meals and the Community Food Bank; Neil Elkins, TRI-CAP Housing Services Director and Habitat for Humanity Board Member; and Paula Rasche, Crisis Connection Executive Director.

Harry Homeless Hippie donates to 9 organizations

Tim Watt (Harrie the Homeless Hippie) made donations to several area nonprofits as part of his mission to spread awareness about the homeless and hungry across the State of Indiana. Harry Homeless Hippie passes through Dubois County on 92-county, 100-city mission While Tim travels across the state, he takes portions of donations he receives and […]

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Huntingburg hires new code enforcement officer

Huntingburg has a new Code Enforcement Officer. Kurt Souders, a former DNR Conservation Officer, took over the position last week. Souders is a Dubois County resident who calls Huntingburg his hometown. He and his wife Penny live in St. Henry. During his introduction to the Huntingburg Board of Public Works, Paul Lake, the City Planning Director, […]

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Donald Schepers, 24, of Celestine, is on a quest to raise $5,000 for St. Jude Hospital.

Donald Schepers: Running for a cause

There’s something liberating in the way Donald Schepers runs. The 24-year-old Celestine man doesn’t track anything but his finish times. No splits, no average paces, he doesn’t even have a watch on his wrist. Donald just runs. Anyone witnessing him at a finish line understands he runs with all of his heart. Pushing through, he […]

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Courtney Knies is the new community coordinator at Current Blend.

Knies joins Current Blend as community coordinator

Current Blend, the two-year-old cowork space in Huntingburg, has hired Courtney Knies as the organization’s new community coordinator. The 29-year-old Jasper native has been interested in Current Blend and the nonprofit group’s efforts to develop and support entrepreneurship in the county since it opened in 2015. After recently departing her position as executive director of […]

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Prom prep

Final preparations for prom got underway early Saturday morning as hundreds of girls from Jasper High School and Northeast Dubois began applying makeup, styling hair and getting pedicures and manicures. It’s a process that most enjoy thoroughly as they are pampered and made to look their best for the annual rite of spring.

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Detached garage destroyed in Jasper fire

The State Fire Marshal’s office was unable to determine the exact cause of the fire that destroyed a detached garage in Jasper Thursday evening. According to Chief Kenny Hochgesang, the fire at the property belonging to Stanley Vonderheide at 2602 Birk Dr. was called in at about 6:35 p.m. Firefighters responded and suppressed the fire […]

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