Parade entries for 46th Jasper Strassenfest

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The 46th Jasper Strassenfest will be held August 1st to the 4th, 2024. The Theme, “German Flair on the Square”, honors the return of the premier German Festival to Jasper’s newly revitalized Downtown Square.  As a business or organization providing service to the community, we encourage you to participate in this year’s Strassenfest parade which will be held…

Get into Indiana State Parks free this Sunday, May 19

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It’s the opening day of Visit Indiana Week, a promotion of the Indiana Destination Development Corporation that runs through May 25. All Indiana state parks, state recreation areas, and reservoirs (on.IN.gov/stateparks) that charge a daily gate fee will waive it for all guests that Sunday, making it a great time to explore a property you’ve…

Celebrate National Trails Day – Hike & Learn Event June 1st

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Paoli, IN – Youngs Creek Trailhead, Hoosier National Forest Join the Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee and the Hoosier National Forest for a Hike & Learn event on June 1st in celebration of National Trails Day.  This free event will take place from 9am to Noon at the Youngs Creek Trailhead, just south of Paoli…

TRI-CAP trip to New Orleans planned this October

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Travel opportunities with TRI-CAP are returning this fall with a trip to New Orleans from October 21 – 26. “The travel opportunities support TRI-CAP’s mission to provide services and resources that help families improve their well-being in the communities we serve. We are excited to again offer fun and affordable travel opportunities for adults of…

First Shop and Sip in Downtown Jasper Wednesday evening

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Heart of Jasper invites you to the Downtown Square for the first Shop and Sip of 2024. The Shop and Sip is Wednesday, May 15, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Experience a fun night of shopping at the downtown Jasper merchants while enjoying live music by Kirby Stailey in the Astra corner. The Astra will…

Dr. Schaefer named 2024 LCM Outstanding Physician

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Leroy Schaefer, M.D. has been named the 2024 Little Company of Mary (LCM) Outstanding Physician Award recipient at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.  This award is named in honor of the Little Company of Mary Sisters—USA, the founders of Memorial Hospital. The LCM Award is given annually to a physician on Memorial Hospital’s active…

Thermwood Corporation announces 2024 scholarship awardees

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Thermwood Corporation is proud to announce that six local Class of 2024 Seniors have been awarded $2,000 renewal scholarships this year.   Samantha Haefling is the daughter of Paul Haefling and Ellen Haefling of Santa Claus. She is a graduate of Heritage Hills High School. While in high school, she was a member of BETA, Pep Club, Fellowship…

Applications being accepted for this year’s Miss and Teen Miss Dubois County

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Applications for the Miss Dubois County 4-H Fair and Teen Miss pageants are now being accepted until the May 15th deadline. Information for the contest and an application can be found on the Facebook page here. You can also contact committee chairs, Jennifer Hasenour at 812-631-9589 or Sandy Neukam at 812-630-3302 for more information or…

Ferdinand Library hosting scam seminar with Better Business Bureau

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 The Tri-State Better Business Bureau will present, “Top Scams Affecting Consumers, plus Additional Scams Targeting Seniors” on Friday, May 10 from 11:30 to 12:30 EST at the Ferdinand Library.  Light lunch snacks will be served. Scam tactics are continually evolving, so it can be tough to stay up to date with the most current marketplace…

2024 Huntingburg Parks & Recreation Summer Program information 

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Huntingburg — The City of Huntingburg Parks & Recreation Summer Program is an eight-week program for children ages five to 13 years of age that allows participants to meet friends, develop a variety of skills, and learn from new experiences. It will take place on weekdays beginning Monday, June 3 through Friday, July 26, 2024….

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge

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The Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area represents one of the largest bottomland hardwood ecosystems in southern Indiana, with meandering oxbows, marshes, ponds, managed moist-soil units, and constructedwetlands that provide suitable habitat for a wide range of wildlife. An important group of organisms that inhabit these wetland areas are the Odonata, more commonly…

(Canceled) Benedictine Oblates of Saint Meinrad Archabbey to meet on May 10

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The meeting is canceled due to an illness. The Benedictine Oblates of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, Jasper Chapter, will meet on Friday, May 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. EDT at the 93.1 FM House, 218 W. 13th St., across the street from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper. Chapter members will meet to pray Friday…

Ferdinand Heimatfest accepting Backyard BBQ registrations

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Ferdinand Heimatfest, sponsored by MasterBrand, is accepting teams for the Backyard BBQ contest scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the Ferdinand Community Center. Entry fee for applicants is $25. BBQ categories include Chicken, Ribs, Pulled Pork, & Brisket. The overall winner will take home $500, and the overall runner-up will win…

Beta Gamma Chapter awards teaching scholarship to Forest Park Graduate

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The Beta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa has awarded a $750 scholarship to Ava Widolff, an elementary education major at Ball State University. Widolff is the daughter of Matt and Christa Widolff of Ferdinand. She is a 2022 Forest Park graduate.  While attending Ball State University, she was named to the Dean’s list for…

Purdue 13 & 17-year Cicada workshop offered

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Ferdinand — Purdue Extension and Ferdinand Library will be hosting a workshop for homeowners and general public on the upcoming joint emergence of the 13 and 17-year cicada in the Midwest.  The workshop will take place on May 14, 2024 starting at 6:30 p.m. EST at the Ferdinand Library, 112 East 16th Street, Ferdinand, IN. Participants…

DAV hosting picnic at Riverwalk

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The DAV and the Auxiliary of Chapter #77 Jasper will have a picnic at the Riverwalk in Jasper this Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. Grilled hamburgers and sides will be provided. All DAV and Auxiliary members of Chapter #77 Jasper are encouraged to attend.

Jasper Elementary School to Host Wildcat Walk Fundraiser on May 16

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Jasper Elementary School will host the Wildcat Walk, a school-wide walk-a-thon fundraiser, on May 16 to raise funds for the school and promote health and wellness. Jasper Elementary PTO and the Upgrade committee are hosting the event. Students will participate at the Jasper Middle School track. Students can raise money for their school and walk…

New mix-media installation opens today at Thyen-Clark Cultural Center

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Jasper Community Arts will feature the work of Louisville, KY mixed-media artists, John Begley and Linda Erzinger for the months of May, June and July 2024 at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center. The two-person immersive installation exhibit will feature a variety of lights, sounds, projections, digital art as well as found art and natural objects that…

Beta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa April meeting minutes

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Beta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary sorority for women educators, met for their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 11, at Alexander School and Schaeffer Barn at the River Walk in Jasper. President Ann Buechler introduced Joe Rohleder, who gave a tour of the Schaeffer Barn and introduced all of the Alexander School’s…

Spirit of Jasper heading to League Stadium

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Climb aboard the Spirit of Jasper Train for a trip to the Bombers Baseball game on June 22. The train will depart from Jasper Depot at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, and pizza will be served en route to Huntingburg. Travel in style in these climate-controlled cars. A cash bar is available onboard. Watch the game…

HAIRBALL returns to the Knoll for season finale

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[Castle Knoll Amphitheater announced the 2024 Inaugural Season Finale Concert HAIRBALL will return for a second consecutive year on Friday, September 27, 2024. Special guest Super Beewill also perform. “After the incredible performance HAIRBALL brought to Castle Knoll last year, we knew we wanted them back for our first full season,” said Audrey Brames, Director of Marketing for Big Splash Adventure…

Patoka 2000 accepting donation for bridge planters

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Patoka 2000 (the Beautification Committee of the Jasper Chamber) is getting ready to prepare the urns on the Patoka River Bridge for the Spring and summer seasons. In order to defray the costs of this beautification project, Patoka 2000 seeks donations from individuals, families or businesses throughout the community. You may make a donation in…

4th Annual Honor and Remember Run signups open

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On August 24, 2024, OFS is hosting its 4th Annual Honor and Remember Run with a 5K Trail Run, 10K Trail Run, 13 Mile Ruck Run, and Kids Fun Run. Please join us in honoring our military veterans, their families, emergency personnel, and all who died on 9/11 and the wars following that fateful day.Ruck…

Downtown Chowdown this Thursday, May 2nd

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Heart of Jasper invites you to the Downtown Chowdown on Thursday May 2nd. The Downtown Chowdown will begin at 4pm at the Jasper Riverwalk/Dave Buehler Plaza. There will be food trucks, live music with Whiskey and Wine, and yard games. Heart of Jasper partnered with the Jasper Public Library this year to provide kid crafts…

Sunday: Museum celebrates opening of Wood Business and Industry in Dubois County exhibit

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The public is invited to attend the dedication of the new exhibit, Wood Business and Industry in Dubois County, at the Dubois County Museum this Sunday, April 28, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. The new exhibit showcases the wood industry in Dubois County, paying tribute to local businesses while highlighting the rich history of wood manufacturing….

The clock is ticking to control poison hemlock

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Has this spring seemed particularly mild?  Well, you’re not the only one who thinks so, and local Soil & Water Conservation Districts are concerned about the impact these mild temperatures are having on invasive and noxious weeds.  In particular, Poison Hemlock appears to be already bolting and preparing to flower weeks ahead of schedule. Poison…

L4G golf scramble set for June 22; Benefits Indiana Southwest Futbol Club

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The Dubois County nonprofit Living 4 God (L4G) will be hosting a golf scramble on June 22nd at the Buffalo Trace Golf Course in Jasper. Registration for the golf scramble starts at 12 p.m. and will have a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The times may change to morning depending on if 30 teams register. Team registration…