IDEM issues statewide Air Quality Action Day for Tuesday 

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) issued an Air Quality Action Day (AQAD) for areas across the state. Dubois, Daviess, Spencer, Pike, Perry and Warrick counties are included in the areas forecasting high ozone levels for tomorrow, June 14, 2022. Here is a complete list. Central Indiana – Marion, Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Delaware, Hamilton, Hendricks,…

Flags put to rest

Members of the Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 and Ferdinand VFW Post 11365 held the annual Flag Disposal Ceremony at the 4H Fairgrounds Friday evening. Here are a few photos of the event. Photos by Matthew Crane.

Special legislative session called to return portion of state reserves to Hoosiers

Governor Eric Holcomb announced a plan to return $1 billion of state reserves to Hoosier taxpayers, following higher-than-expected revenue performance this fiscal year. Each taxpayer would collect about $225 in addition to $125 Hoosiers are currently receiving from the state’s automatic taxpayer refund (ATR). All told, each eligible Hoosier would receive about $350; a married…

Leed to eliminate Dubois County jobs after being acquired by Sampling International

Ireland-based Leed Selling Tools Corp and Leed Logistics is cutting 81 jobs between its offices in Evansville and factory in Ireland. According to a legal notice sent to Dubois County and Vanderburgh County Commissioners and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the company is eliminating the jobs due to its assets being acquired by Sampling…

Partnership brings music back to 4th Street

The City of Huntingburg is installing a new sound system on 4th Street. Speakers are being mounted throughout the downtown and music will be streamed from a centralized location that will be overseen by City staff. “We receive frequent feedback about the music on 4th Street and how much people miss it,” says Huntingburg Mayor Steve Schwinghamer….

11th relocation grant awarded

Linda Shea has been awarded the eleventh Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant. Linda is relocating from Vacaville, California to Bretzville to be closer to her three sisters and their families already living in Dubois County. Linda will be employed by Walmart in Jasper. She is looking forward to experiencing the Strassenfest this summer and exploring…

Potential school board candidates can learn more about role in upcoming seminars

The Indiana School Boards Association is hosting several upcoming seminars — one is scheduled in Jasper — so potential school board candidates can learn more about the role, responsibilities, and legal parameters of being a member of a school board. Register at https://web.isba-ind.org/events.

Tate’s super ear

Mark Seibert almost always wears a hat. It slides over the bionic ear on the back of his head. But in church, his cochlear implant is a magnet for stares. No hat to cover the silver dollar size disc attached to the back right side of his head, he feels the eyes — at least…

Evansville weather transmitter down, impacts severe weather alerts for Dubois County

Wednesday, the Evansville KIG76 162.550 MHZ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association transmitter is not working at this time. The National Weather Service is working to fix the issue as soon as possible. Residents are advised to have alternative ways to receive severe weather notifications to stay up to date on the weather. Dubois County is…

Storm sewer replacement to close Jasper street

The Jasper Street Department will be closing West 9th Street between St. Johns Street and Hendricks Street for storm sewer replacement beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m. Thursday, June 9. This closure is expected to extend through Friday, June 10. This project will proceed barring inclement weather or any unforeseen events. As motorists will not have access…