Memorial Hospital Medical Staff Offers Bethany Volz Scholarship

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Medical Staff is awarding a $500 scholarship to area high school seniors entering a two- to four-year educational program in a health-related field. To qualify, the applicant must maintain at least a “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale) grade point average. Other criteria for consideration include SAT scores,…

Not necessarily news but we thought you should know

Today is INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY! (Is that exclamation point redundant?) This is the ninth year of the holiday. Here is the Twitter feed and official Caps Lock Website. We must admit the site needs a little polishing, although it does include the late Billy Mays (OxiClean fame) who always seemed to talk in all…

Santa Claus Post Office announces new Christmas Postmark

Santa Claus – The Santa Claus Post Office has chosen the 2012 special picture postmark for this Christmas season. This famous small-town post office is the only one in the world with the Santa Claus name and receives over 400,000 pieces of mail in December. During the rest of the year, only 13,000 pieces of…

First Marine Corps League Golf Scramble held on Saturday

“Let’s just say it’s been very successful,” Pat O’Keefe, organizer of the first Marine Corps League Golf Scramble said on Saturday afternoon about the new event. The event had 23 teams of four playing at Jasper Municipal Golf Course and 32 local sponsors supported the inaugural event. According to O’Keefe the funds raised will go…

Jasper Riverwalk questionable tree included in annual weird tree publication

A weird tree along the Jasper Riverwalk made the 5th annual “Invasion of the Weird Trees” booklet put out by the Department of Natural Resources. Jasper Chamber Executive Director Nancy Eckerle submitted the “questionable” tree after Dennis Moehler brought it to Patoka 2000’s attention. Patoka 2000 is a subcommittee of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce…

Boy Scout Banquet incredibly successful

The Boy Scout Distinguished Citizen Award Banquet was held last night at the Jasper Inn & Convention Center. The annual event always features great speakers and worthy recipients. A full house of over 300 attendees heard Pat Koch of Holiday World as the Keynote Speaker, and watched Scott Schwinghammer, CEO of Versteel, receive the Distinguished Citizen…