Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge

The Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area represents one of the largest bottomland hardwood ecosystems in southern Indiana, with meandering oxbows, marshes, ponds, managed moist-soil units, and constructedwetlands that provide suitable habitat for a wide range of wildlife. An important group of organisms that inhabit these wetland areas are the Odonata, more commonly…

(Canceled) Benedictine Oblates of Saint Meinrad Archabbey to meet on May 10

The meeting is canceled due to an illness. The Benedictine Oblates of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, Jasper Chapter, will meet on Friday, May 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. EDT at the 93.1 FM House, 218 W. 13th St., across the street from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper. Chapter members will meet to pray Friday…

Ferdinand Heimatfest accepting Backyard BBQ registrations

Ferdinand Heimatfest, sponsored by MasterBrand, is accepting teams for the Backyard BBQ contest scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the Ferdinand Community Center. Entry fee for applicants is $25. BBQ categories include Chicken, Ribs, Pulled Pork, & Brisket. The overall winner will take home $500, and the overall runner-up will win…

Beta Gamma Chapter awards teaching scholarship to Forest Park Graduate

The Beta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa has awarded a $750 scholarship to Ava Widolff, an elementary education major at Ball State University. Widolff is the daughter of Matt and Christa Widolff of Ferdinand. She is a 2022 Forest Park graduate.  While attending Ball State University, she was named to the Dean’s list for…

Purdue 13 & 17-year Cicada workshop offered

Ferdinand — Purdue Extension and Ferdinand Library will be hosting a workshop for homeowners and general public on the upcoming joint emergence of the 13 and 17-year cicada in the Midwest.  The workshop will take place on May 14, 2024 starting at 6:30 p.m. EST at the Ferdinand Library, 112 East 16th Street, Ferdinand, IN. Participants…

Jasper Elementary School to Host Wildcat Walk Fundraiser on May 16

Jasper Elementary School will host the Wildcat Walk, a school-wide walk-a-thon fundraiser, on May 16 to raise funds for the school and promote health and wellness. Jasper Elementary PTO and the Upgrade committee are hosting the event. Students will participate at the Jasper Middle School track. Students can raise money for their school and walk…

New mix-media installation opens today at Thyen-Clark Cultural Center

Jasper Community Arts will feature the work of Louisville, KY mixed-media artists, John Begley and Linda Erzinger for the months of May, June and July 2024 at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center. The two-person immersive installation exhibit will feature a variety of lights, sounds, projections, digital art as well as found art and natural objects that…

Beta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa April meeting minutes

Beta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary sorority for women educators, met for their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 11, at Alexander School and Schaeffer Barn at the River Walk in Jasper. President Ann Buechler introduced Joe Rohleder, who gave a tour of the Schaeffer Barn and introduced all of the Alexander School’s…