Letter: Libertarians choose candidates for general election

With the primary season over, it is important to highlight the other major candidates running for statewide office who were nominated via convention. This past March of 2024, the Libertarian Party of Indiana held its annual convention to nominate state and federal level candidates for the fall election. Below are the two statewide nominees. Donald…

Messmer set to represent GOP in 8th District

State Sen. Mark Messmer overcame seven other hopefuls in the 8th Congressional District to nab the GOP nomination for the general election this November. Messmer took 38.5 percent of the vote, defeating John Hostettler (19.6 percent), who previously represented the district from 1995 until 2007. Dr. Richard Moss was next in line with 14 percent…

Braun nabs early win in the Republican primary for governor

by Whitney Downard, Indiana Capital ChronicleMay 7, 2024 U.S. Sen. Mike Braun soundly defeated challenges from five other hopefuls to clinch the Republican nomination in the race for governor on Tuesday, winning just after polls in the Central Time Zone closed at 6 p.m. “I intend to be the most entrepreneurial governor the state has…

Column: He knows what it means to miss New Orleans

“There is no place on Earth even remotely like New Orleans.” — Anthony Bourdain During our evenings in New Orleans, the walking tours were as multitudinous as Fats Domino hits. The true crime fanatics in our group slavered like Creole moon werewolves while our eye-patched guide regaled us with true tales of malevolence, murder, and…

Heart of Jasper presents conceptual designs for new downtown plaza

The Heart of Jasper presented the Jasper Redevelopment Commission with renderings for a proposed plaza at the corner of Fourth and Main Streets in downtown Jasper. In a multi-phase approach, the nonprofit group is working to add a trail from the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center to Main Street, with the plaza anchoring the trail to the…

RESPECT a tribute to the women of rock and soul set for Sunday, October 6

An Amp Unplugged Sunday afternoon matinee will close out the 2024 season at the Lincoln Amphitheatre on Sunday, October 6.  The show, RESPECT, will feature an acoustic trio paying homage to many of the women of both rock and soul.  Doors for the performance will be at 3 p.m. with music beginning at 4 p.m. …

Huntingburg officer recognized for kindness

Last week, Huntingburg Officer Riley Fleetwood was presented with a special award for simply being kind and patient. Officer Fleetwood attended this year’s The Sky is the Limit event, a special needs festival and resource fair held at the Huntingburg Event Center on Saturday, April 6. From the beginning of The Sky Is The Limit,…

Indiana Furniture supports Mentors for Youth with $5,000 donation

Indiana Furniture recently made a $5,000 grant to Mentors for Youth. According to the nonprofit serving children in Dubois County, the generous donation solidifies Indiana Furniture’s unwavering commitment to supporting youth development in Dubois County. This donation was supported by the generosity of Indiana Furniture employees who organized and participated in a silent auction, among…

INDOT scraps Link 101 road project

by Leslie Bonilla Muñiz, Indiana Capital ChronicleMay 2, 2024 Gov. Eric Holcomb’s $200 million Link 101 road endeavor isn’t moving forward, at least in its original form, following a gloomy cost-benefit analysis and sustained public pushback. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced Wednesday that it had pulled the plug on the project — meant…