City of Jasper by the numbers

Jasper Mayor Dean Vonderheide gave his 2022 State of the City address during Wednesday’s Common Council meeting. He took the council through the city’s accomplishments and numbers for 2021 highlighting a portion of the work completed annually. He began by pointing out the city’s financial health. The city has an unencumbered balance of $8,756,534.76 in…

VUJ shows off new collaborative robotics lab

Local business leaders, industry representatives, and educators got a tour of the new specialized equipment students and potential employees are training with at VUJ’s Cobot Lab. Through a grant from the Lilly Foundation and a partnership with Mt. Carmel-based Telamon, 11 robotic arms designed to collaborate (cobot) with humans were installed in October. The easily…

McCormick seeking Democratic nomination for Congress in Indiana’s 8th District

Ray McCormick announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination to serve as the next member of Congress from Indiana’s 8th Congressional District. “Caring for God’s creation has always been one of our highest priorities. At our home, we’ve grown peaches, cattle, corn, and an abundance of wildlife; for us, this is our purpose and our…

County Clerk to seek reelection

Dubois County Circuit Court Clerk Amy Kippenbrock announced that she will seek reelection to the office.  Kippenbrock, 47, was elected to the office in 2018. Previously, she served as Chief Deputy Clerk from 2017 to 2018. She has filed seeking the Republican Party nomination in the May Primary. The Clerk is responsible for many of…

Dubois County Libertarians set to host convention

The Libertarian Party of Dubois County is hosting the 2022 convention for state convention delegates and local candidates for local offices on February 12, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. at the Jasper Public Library, Cherry Room A. For those interested to watch and learn about the third political party in Dubois County, the public is welcome to…

Dubois County COVID Memorial Project issues call for artists

The group responsible for the creation of Covid memorial on the Courthouse Square has issued a call for artists. In response to the global pandemic that has affected essentially every resident of Dubois County, a group of citizens formed a committee to design and erect a historical monument and bench to be placed on the…

2022 Junior Achievement Hall of Fame laureates announced

Brenda Stallings and the late Emil Caldemeyer are the next two laureates to be added to the Junior Achievement Dubois County Business Hall of Fame Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana and Dentons Bingham Greenebaum made the announcement Thursday morning at Vincennes University Jasper Campus. Laureates will be inducted into JA Dubois County Business Hall of…

Craig announces bid for County Council

Republican Ryan Craig announced his candidacy for the Dubois County Council District 2 (Bainbridge) seat. He officially filed to seek office on January 5, 2022.  Craig is an alumnus of Jasper High School and graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management and a minor in Parks and Recreation…

Public invited to see new child resiliency center in repurposed 5th Street Elementary

The connections between the safety and love that children find in a school and the services that will continue in Fifth Street Elementary aren’t lost on Tammy Lampert. Lampert is the executive director of the Southwestern Indiana Child Advocacy Center Coalition (SWICACC), an organization designed to assist investigators with forensic interviews of children involved in…