Dubois County Democrats cancel public meetings

DuCoDem Party Chair Mike Kendall announced Wednesday the Democratic Party is canceling all “public meetings” for at least the next 30 to 60 days. They include, most immediately, the March 25th “DuCoDem Public Event,” featuring Democrat Indiana Attorney General Candidates, Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel of Evansville and State Senator Karen Tallian (Distr. 4); the monthly DuCoDem…

COVID-19 cases up to 39 in state

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today reported nine new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of Hoosiers diagnosed through ISDH to 39. The cases have been diagnosed through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. Two Hoosiers have died. The new cases involve residents of Clark (1), Fayette…

County works to limit potential exposure while maintaining needed services

Visitors to the county courthouse and other county buildings will be met with locked doors and a sign with numbers to the offices in the courthouse. The move to limit access to county offices was approved during a meeting Tuesday evening and is designed to enforce social distancing and prevent the spread of the coronavirus….

Dubois County declares local emergency

The Dubois County Commissioners enacted a local disaster emergency declaration Tuesday afternoon. The disaster declaration is in effect for seven days but can be extended. The decision to make the emergency declaration came at the request of the Dubois County Emergency Management director, health department, and County Health Officer. According to EMA Director Tammy Humbert,…

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church closed for public prayer

Archabbot Kurt Stasiak, OSB, has announced that Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church, in St. Meinrad, IN, will be closed for public prayer until further notice, as part of its efforts to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The decision follows the directives of Archbishop Charles Thompson, leader of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, in which the…

American Red Cross faces severe blood shortage as coronavirus outbreak threatens availability of nation’s supply

Nearly 2,700 Red Cross blood drives have been canceled across the country due to coronavirus concerns, resulting in some 86,000 fewer blood donations. The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate…

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church cancels services

Due to the current recommendations concerning the Coronavirus situation, St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church at the Dubois Crossroads will be canceling all services and activities beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and will continue until all restrictions are lifted. Further notifications will follow as changes occur.