Letter to the Editor: Job fair part of service to the district

Friday’s job fair at The Ruxer Gym on Jasper’s VUJC campus was a success for both employers and those seeking employment. This is not the first job fair that has been organized by Congressman Larry Bucshon, each year since being elected the Congressman has hosted job fairs across the 8th district. Last year, job fairs…

Letter to the Editor: Gas taxes should go to roads, not walking paths

Is money from the gas tax to fund a walking path in Jasper really an appropriate use? I would think not. The reason why is simple. Money collected from taxes on gas and well pretty much anything that has to do with driving is meant to be spent on the upkeep of our nations roads….

Letter to the Editor: Operation Big Brother reveals crack in the system

I spent much of my day reading the write-ups and social media comments on “Operation Big Brother” that took place in Dubois County during the morning hours of June 5, 2014.  I’m so proud of the law enforcement who work tirelessly to stop the rampant spread of drugs in our community.I also have spent the day…

Jasper Chamber celebrating Chamber of Commerce Week

Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz reads a proclamation honoring the Jasper Chamber of Commerce. The Jasper Chamber of Commerce works with businesses, merchants, and industry to advance the civic, economic, industrial, professional and cultural life in the City of Jasper, Indiana. Chambers of Commerce have contributed to the economic life of Indiana for more than a…

Letter: Help the Republican party choose who will be in the November election

To the Editor: Tuesday, May 6th will be Primary Election Day. Many people have misconceptions about primary elections since only Republicans and Democrats hold them in Indiana. The existence of only two major political parties in America is unique among the world’s political systems. In parliamentary systems, multiple political parties exist requiring a coalition of…

Letter to the Editor: Vote should reflect our conservative ideals

To the editor: We stand at a crossroads this primary election. In Dubois County, we are blessed with a great number of high quality limited government candidates to pick from in the GOP primary. Inside the group of candidates one race stands out as a choice between establishment and limited government reform, the Congressional race…

Lives change @ your library: celebrate National Library Week April 13-19

This week the Jasper Public Library and the Dubois Co Contractual Public Library join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities,…

Letter: Poison Control Center calls rise with E-cig popularity

I wanted to make all caretakers, as well as e-cigarette businesses and users, aware of a newsletter recently sent from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding e-cigarette poisoning in children. The recent years’ boom of e-cigarette use has resulted in children of all ages having access to a new novel item, with phone calls to…