Girls on the Run of Southwest Indiana celebrates 10 years

Girls on the Run of Southwest Indiana celebrated 10 years on Saturday with runs in Jasper and in Evansville. More than 242 participants from Dubois County and Spencer County took to the track for the celebratory 5k at Jasper Middle School, with 122 participants heading out for their 5k in Evansville at about the same…

Round 2 of annual Public Safety Community Day

While Clint Stewart’s idea for a water balloon battle between kids and public safety personnel was met with a few groans in its first year, this year, the veteran water balloon battlers were eagerly anticipating a second round. Stewart brought the idea for the special day highlighting public safety services like EMTs, firefighters, conservation officers,…

2023 Jasper Strassenfest in full swing

The 2023 Jasper Strassenfest continues Friday through Sunday. This year, the festival celebrates the city’s designation as the 2022 Strongest Town in the USA and the 20th year of ROJAC, Redevelop Old Jasper Action Coalition.  ROJAC was instrumental in transforming the Patoka River Front into a celebration of Jasper’s Rich German History. Those projects paved the…

Massive production brings Oz to life at Jasper Arts Center

It is nothing short of spectacular witnessing the controlled chaos of the hundreds of young extras, supporting artists, stage crew, actors, actresses, lighting, wardrobe changes, set piece movements, singing, dancing, and laughing on the journey along the yellow brick road to the ultimate climax of self-actualization and inner strength in the Actors Community Theatre production…

4-H Fair underway

Here are a couple of photos of Tuesday evenings events at the Dubois County 4-H Fair The fair continues through Saturday. If you have photos you’d like to share of your fun at the fair, send them to us with a brief description at editor@duboiscountyfreepress.com.

Dodge; it’s in the name

The Jasper Park and Recreation Summer Program offered up several rounds of dodgeball in the Cabby O’Neill Gymnasium Wednesday morning. Kids aged six to 14 took turns attempting to dodge flying balls of all sizes and colors for about an hour. Through multiple rounds, no clear winner could be determined, but a fun time was…

Birdseye bubble fun

The Jasper-Dubois County Public Library provided a special bubble play time at the Birdseye Town Park Tuesday afternoon. Kids were given access to a special formula concocted by Gayle Edelen, the library Maker Space Coordinator. She says it has to be mixed a day in advance. She does so in special five-gallon buckets that are…

Shaving cream-coated fun

The Jasper Volunteer Fire Department joined in the shaving cream fun at the annual Shaving Cream Wiffleball game held at Bohnert Park in Jasper on Friday. With rules as slippery as the Wiffleballs and shaving cream-covered field, the firefighters and hundreds of kids that turned out had a great time, with everyone walking off the…

Here we go!

Luis asks if they have any bandaids. He is resting on the couch in Scott and Laura Garrison’s living room, and his heels are bleeding from the five-and-a-half mile ruck that began before daylight.  The four other guys that joined in for the heavy circuit around Ferdinand spread out in the living room. One, Jacob,…