2023 Jasper Calendars available

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The City of Jasper announced the 2023 calendars for Jasper city residents are available for pick up at the following locations:

Radius Indiana to host region’s first Home Brew Competition

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Radius Indiana invites local homebrewers to put their skills to the test in its first-ever regional Home Brewing Competition Saturday, March 18 in Jasper, Indiana.  As the regional economic development organization for the region, Radius works to create opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop their products and ideas further. The new homebrew competition is the latest…

Public invited to vote for favorite Christmas Trees at Dubois County Museum

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Be sure to stop in at the Dubois County Museum this holiday season and see all the holiday beauty displayed. And, while you are there, be sure to grab a ballot and vote for your favorite decorated tree.  The public is invited to pick their top three favorite trees — hard choice for sure — amond…

Huntingburg’s Christmas celebration continues

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Downtown Huntingburg was filled with folks this past weekend as the seasonal Christmas celebration continued with ice skating in Market Street Park Friday and Saturday, as well as a special Candlelit Christmas parade Saturday evening. Here are a few photos.

Museum: John Ackerman to read selections from his book

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The Dubois County Museum will welcome John C. Ackerman, formerly of Jasper, to a book reading on Friday morning, December 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the museum at 2704 N. Newton Street (US Hwy 231 N) in Jasper.   Mr. Ackerman grew up on a farm on the south edge of Jasper. He was born on…

Salty Dog Plod Along, or how I fell in love with running

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“I’m so tired of hearing about your half marathon,” the comedian said. “Quit it. Just stop.” “Who cares that you ran half a marathon,” he clarified on my tiny phone screen. “It’s kind of like saying, ‘Hey, I read half a book.’” Oof. I ran the Heartland Half Marathon this year, and I had felt…

Photographer’s work on display at Thyen-Clark Cultural Center

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Jasper Community Arts will host photographer and mixed media artist Scott Heinemeier’s work for the months of December 2022 and January 2023 at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center. Heinemeier’s solo exhibit is a variety of large digital photographs taken from his many journeys to the Southwest. “I am a storyteller. Whether it is pushing paint across…

2022 Santa Claus postmark available

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The special Santa Claus holiday postmark is now available at the Santa Claus Post Office. This famous small-town post office is the only one in the world with the Santa Claus name and receives over 400,000 pieces of mail in December. The Santa Claus Post Office has offered the unique postmark every holiday season since…

Our Precious Angels to hold annual candlelight vigil Dec. 11

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The Our Precious Angels group will hold its annual candlelight vigil on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the Precious Angels Memorial Garden site in Dubois County Park. The candlelight vigil will last approximately one hour and will take place at the Our Precious Angels Memorial Garden site overlooking the lake near the…

New director of Center for Youth and Young Adult Evangelization named at Saint Meinrad

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Scotty Biggs of Greensburg has been named the director of Saint Meinrad’s Center for Youth and Young Adult Evangelization. He begins his work on December 6. In this position, Biggs will provide vision and oversight for the programs and activities of the Center, including the “One Bread, One Cup” high school conferences and college internship,…

Dubois County Visitors Center giving away tickets to great Dubois County winter events

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The Dubois County Visitors Center is hosting “Making Winter Memories Giveaways”, offering exciting opportunities for you and your family to enjoy during the holiday season. Beginning Tuesday, November 29th, stop in at the NEW Dubois County Visitors Center office, located across the street from the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, to sign up to win one of the…

Patoka Lake to host eagle watch Jan. 7

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Patoka Lake will host its 35th annual eagle watch event on Jan. 7, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include both indoor and outdoor activities. Indoors, see Patoka’s resident bald eagle and other raptors as interpretive naturalists Dana Reckelhoff and Wade LeHue share the birds’ story. There will be children’s activities from…

City of Huntingburg leaf pick-up ending Friday, December 9

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The City of Huntingburg Street Department will pick up loose-leaf piles for Huntingburg residents for the final time on Friday, December 9, 2022. Leaves must be collected and placed in the curb line so equipment can reach them. To ensure leaves are collected, please call the Huntingburg Street Department at (812) 683-4122 with your street…

Friends of Jasper Public Library holding holiday book, media and gift sale

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The Friends of the Jasper Public Library is hosting a Large Holiday Book, Media, & Gift Sale. Suite Cherry A will have books & media (over 800 dvd’s), new books/media section, arts/crafts and gifts that are all priced as marked. This part of the sale is from Thursday December 1 to Saturday, December 3. Cherry B will have all books and media, including vinyl, priced .50…

Jasper decked out for the holidays

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Downtown Jasper is now crowned with a live, decorated Christmas tree donated by Peyton and Craig Popp. Peyton has wanted to decorate the beautiful tree since she and her husband moved into their Holy Family area home in 2020. “I love Christmas and decorate in early November,” she explained. “I always wanted to put lights…

Celebration Singers hosting several Christmas Concerts

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The Celebration Singers community choir invites you to join them in celebrating the Christmas Season by attending one or more of their free Christmas concerts.  Beautiful selections were chosen to warm the heart with the Spirit of Christmas.  These one-hour concerts are all open to the public.  While there is no admission charge to any…

Dubois County Museum sponsors Cookie Walk

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The Dubois County Museum will sponsor their annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Cookie sale is organized with the cookies and candies made by museum volunteers, members and the ladies of Indiana Beta Gamma…

Women’s Health, Wealth and Success regional conference held in Jasper

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The Jasper Chamber collaborated with seven area chambers, including Gibson, Pike, Knox, Linton-Stockton, Perry, Spencer, and Warrick, to put together the second annual regional women’s conference on Friday, October 28, 2022, at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center in Jasper, Indiana. The focus of the conference was on health, wealth, and success. It was a sold-out event…

Christmas comes to Jasper

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The Christmas season officially opened up in downtown Jasper Friday afternoon with the lighting of the annual Christmas Tree and Santa settling into his holiday home on the Square. Here are a few photos of the event. Santa Claus will be in his house on the Square over the weekend from 12 to 3 p.m….

DNR properties offering free entry for Black Friday

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Is “free” one of your favorite words? Then you’ll want to “opt outside” by visiting a DNR property on Black Friday, Nov. 25, because you and anyone in your vehicle will get in free that day. To enjoy Black Friday even more, you can enter into drawings for DNR annual passes, lake permits, Outdoor Indiana…

Column: Open-minded gratitude

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By Martha Rasche I think it’s time to make Thanksgiving my favorite day of the year again. I am the sixth of nine children. When I was eight years old, all of my four older sisters went away to school; three were in college, and one was a freshman at a boarding high school. What…

Large crowd joins Knights to honor clergy

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By Tim Lilley, The Message editor More than 600 people from across the Diocese of Evansville filled the Huntingburg Events Center to capacity on Oct. 25 for the annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner sponsored by Knights of Columbus councils from Dubois and Spencer counties. Knights of Columbus State Deputy Scott Schutte called our priests, deacons, and…

Santa Claus coming to Jasper this Friday

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Santa Claus will be at the Sixth Street Fire Station at noon this Friday for photos. He will then lead a miniature parade a few short blocks to his special holiday house on the downtown square at about 1 p.m.

Dubois County Humane Society offering pet adoption assistance over the holidays

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Dubois County Humane Society joins 275-plus shelters participating in the “Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope” event BISSELL Pet Foundation, a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending pet homelessness, is bringing hope to the nation’s shelter pets this holiday season with its “Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope” adoption event from Dec. 1 to…

Hoosier Environmental Council hosting “Indiana’s Energy Future” event

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The Hoosier Environmental Council is hosting “Indiana’s Energy Future: what do clean energy policies and incentives mean for you and your community?” on December 3, 2022, from 9 a.m. through 12 noon Eastern time at the StoneGate Arts and Education Center in Bedford, Indiana at 931 15th St. This is a free community event open to the…

Recycle your old Christmas Lights again this year

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Last season, Dubois County residents recycled more than half a ton of old Christmas lights, and the Dubois County Solid Waste District is asking residents to recycle, rather than throw away, old strings of Christmas lights again this year. From Friday, November 18 to Friday, January 13, Dubois County residents can recycle strands of old…

Jasper Christmas decorating contest open

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Jasper residents who enjoy decorating their homes in celebration of the Christmas season can enter the annual Jasper Christmas Decorating contest sponsored by the Jasper Chamber of Commerce and Jasper Jaycees. The contest is open to all residents of Jasper and those living within one mile of the city limits.  Past response to the contest…

Daughters of Isabella November meeting

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The Daughters of Isabella Jasper Circle #140 met for their monthly meeting on Monday, November 14, in Room 301, at St. Joseph Parish Center, Jasper.  Regent Kathy Schneider called the meeting to order. Chancellor Bev Himsel led the opening prayer, and all members stood and recited the Pledge to the Flag. Draping of the Charter…

Sisters of St. Benedict to host renowned harpist Gianetta Baril in concert

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On Saturday, December 3, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST, the Sisters of St. Benedict will host a concert with Canadian harpist Gianetta Baril at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. The concert will be free and open to the public, with a free-will offering for those who want to give their support. Baril is one…