Author Archive | Matthew Crane


New online community helps people share, recycle

A new online community designed to help people share stuff for free was recently launched by a Huntingburg resident. Andrea Himsel decided to create a local FreeCycle group to support the community. She moderates a group on the FreeCycle site called “Huntingburg FreeCycle” although posting on it isn’t limited just to Huntingburg area. All surrounding […]

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Dubois County owes a little historical marker quite a bit

How important is a little marker located a little more than a mile south of Haysville on U.S. 231? Pretty important if you are a prospective property owner at the turn of the 18th century trying to establish your life in the Northwest Territory of the burgeoning United States. “The reason Abraham Lincoln’s father and […]

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The Parklands opens!

The new 75-acre park, The Parklands, officially opened Saturday. It is located on the former Jasper Country Club property. The entrance is off of 15th Street across from the National Guard Armory.

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4H Queen, Teen Miss contests this weekend

The Dubois County 4-H Council is hosting the 2018 Dubois County 4-H Queen Contest and Teen Miss Contest on Sunday, July 8 at 3 p.m. in the Jasper High School gym. Admission for the contest is $5. It is free for 4-H members and club leaders with membership cards. There will also be a Junior […]

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New $11 million housing development planned for St. Joseph’s Hospital property

The developer of The Lofts at St. Joseph’s in Huntingburg has proposed an apartment complex and townhomes for another area of the former St. Joseph’s Hospital property. Pete Schwiegeraht with MVAH Partners of Cincinnati approached the Huntingburg Common Council with the company’s plans at Tuesday’s regular meeting. MVAH Partners was split from Miller Valentine, the […]

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Couple’s dedication, hard work and love build upon historic restaurant’s foundation

Age and experience played a factor in BJoe and Kim Aull’s decision to expand their business from its Jasper restaurant and catering base to renovating and opening a new events venue in Huntingburg. They did take a bit more time considering purchasing Reflections to create Venue 1408 on Huntingburg’s north side compared to the youthful […]

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New Jasper business set to help students achieve their college aspirations

Parents seeking help for their prospective college-bound children now have a place to go for advice and direction. Colleen Whalen has opened College Entrance Strategies LLC in Jasper, a business designed to help students with the application and testing processes required to get into most colleges. “It’s never too early for students to begin planning […]

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Lillian Cannon

Lillian A. Cannon, 97, Jasper

Lillian A. Cannon, 97, of Jasper, passed away at 2:35 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. Lillian was born in Portersville on December 11, 1920, to Louis and Catherine (Yeagley) Mauder. She married Herschel J. Cannon on July 15, 1944, in Washington Indiana. He preceded her in death on […]

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Police finally put murder puzzle together, outline love triangle that ended in death

Authorities were tight-lipped regarding any extra details regarding two arrests made in the nearly year-old murder investigation during the press conference held Tuesday at the Dubois County Annex. However, court documents and previous comments from the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department Detective Sergeant Tom Kleinhelter, the lead investigator in the murder of 49-year-old Darin L. Atkins, […]

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Two arrested in Birdseye murder investigation

Deputies arrested a man and a woman Monday in connection with the murder of a Birdseye man that occurred last July. Jason A. Atkins, 40, Birdseye, and Sarah K. Andry, 41, Eckerty, are each charged with a count of murder and a Level 3 felony count of aggravated battery in the case involving the murder […]

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Huntingburg entertainer/entrepreneur creates a new take on the escape room concept

An escape room — the fun kind — that travels to your location. That’s the gist behind Jared Thompson’s new Huntingburg business, Let’s Escape. The local entrepretainer has been thrilling crowds for about 11 years diving from 70-foot platforms at Holiday World and on cruise ships, but he’s always wanted to be his own boss. “Ever since I […]

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