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Mid-States Corridor RDA discusses public communication issues

Residents attending the Mid-States Corridor Regional Development Authority (RDA) meeting last Friday voiced frustrations over the perceived lack of communication from the contractor charged with determining the path forward on the Mid-States Corridor. The corridor is a proposed improved highway through Dubois County designed to connect the improved U.S. 231 in Spencer County to Interstate…

Questions, frustrations apparent at Mid-States Corridor meeting
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Questions, frustrations apparent at Mid-States Corridor meeting

The five-member board of the Mid-States Corridor Regional Development Authority attempted to field many questions that were raised by property owners at Friday’s quarterly meeting. Currently led by Mark Schroeder, the RDA’s five members include Sue Ellspermann, Ken Mulzer Jr., Scott Blazey, and David Drake. Each member of the group was appointed and approved by…

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Mid-States preferred corridor to be identified in 2021

The Mid-States Corridor Project Team issued a statement regarding the upgraded timeline for the Tier I study. Lochmueller Group expects to identify a preferred corridor for the improved highway connection in southern Indiana later this year. The corridor will be identified in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), which is expected to be published this…

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Letter: Make your voices heard at Mid-States Corridor meeting

A few years ago I regret not trying to get the word out on an important public meeting – the meeting where council members voted to use taxpayer’s dollars toward the Environmental Impact Study for this road that no one wants. That meeting was pivotal as it put the Mid-states Corridor project on the table…

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Letter: Vote out the pro-Mid-States Corridor candidates

As a mature Christian (one who cares more about God’s feelings than my own) I cannot, in good conscience, vote to put anyone in office from a party that leaves God out of it. With that being said, I also cannot vote for Shane Lindauer or anyone else that is trying to usurp the rights of…

Stop the Mid-States Corridor rally held
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Stop the Mid-States Corridor rally held

Saturday, the organizers for the Stop The Mid-States Corridor in Dubois County held a second rally opposing the proposed four-lane highway. About 135 people gathered around the Dubois County Courthouse Square with many wearing t-shirts and carrying homemade signs bearing messages against the highway that is currently in the midst of a Tier 1 Environmental…

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Letter: Take this wildly destructive highway off the books forever

I was born in Jasper and lived much of my life in Dubois County, returning after college and employment in two urban areas in 1978. I saw firsthand there the damage which rapid growth and uncontrolled technology could do, and I came home to live quietly in the woods among trees and family in this…

100s gather to protest Mid-States Corridor
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100s gather to protest Mid-States Corridor

“People will lose homes. I don’t want to lose my home. When it is gone, it is gone forever,” Stella Mahar of Haysville told the crowd opposing the Mid-States Corridor Saturday morning. The 11-year-old didn’t hesitate to grab the megaphone when the speaker before her asked if anyone else would like to say something to…

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Letter: Rally against highway

Ninety seven years ago my grandpa bought a farm south of the Huntingburg airport. He and my grandma raised eight children on this farm. My son and his wife’s beautiful new daughter is now the fifth generation to live on and love this farm. It’s called the American Dream. We now have politicians and businessmen…

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Mayors: We stand together in support of a thorough and deliberate study of the Mid-States Corridor

Jasper Mayor Dean Vonderheide and Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner issued a joint message regarding the proposed Mid-States Corridor: As your local elected officials, we strive each day to make our citizens proud of the communities in which they live, work and raise their families. Both of our cities have their place in Indiana’s history —…