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Social media post launches investigation, juvenile probation referral

Over the weekend, the Jasper Police Department and a Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation Resource officer investigated a threatening social media post made by a student in the corporation. According to police, during the investigation, they determined there was no credible threat associated with the social media post and the student was referred to juvenile…

BUSINESS

Jasper Chamber hosting ribbon-cutting at Shoe Sensation expansion

Shoe Sensation on Jasper’s north side has expanded its selection of work and safety footwear and undergoing a remodel to the 3637 North Newton location in the Germantown Shopping Center. The Jasper Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting for the updates and expansion on Friday, December 9, at 10 a.m.

Radius Indiana to host region’s first Home Brew Competition
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Radius Indiana to host region’s first Home Brew Competition

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…

Gifted grapplers: Boy and girl wrestlers’ progress ‘fulfilling to see’
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Gifted grapplers: Boy and girl wrestlers’ progress ‘fulfilling to see’

Huntingburg — Local youth wrestlers are getting an early jolt with Southridge Wrestling Crew.  Drew Songer, a volunteer and wrestler from the class of 2010 Southridge alumnus, is helping usher in these future boy and girl wrestling Raiders. He is one of several former wrestlers helping Crew coach Dan Rauscher, also a former Raider grappler,…

Letters to the Editor | Opinion

Opinion: Inflation will make the legislature’s job difficult this year

One of the more challenging aspects for any state legislature next year will be how it deals with the effects of inflation. This is one area where an economic model can help; in this case, the simpler the model, the better. Suppose your state is a wholly self-contained island economy with a fixed amount of…

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

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…

NEWS

Opinion: Long-eared bat endangered designation should be considered in Buffalo Springs Project

New Listing has Implications for the Proposed Buffalo Springs Project, but Neglects Dire Need to Define Critical Habitat for Conservation On November 29, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) of the Department of the Interior determined that the Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) warrants protection as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act….

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Huntingburg police release information on train fatality

On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at approximately 3:50 p.m., Huntingburg Police and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the area of North Main and 8th Street in reference to a female pedestrian that was struck by a train. The initial dispatch stated that the female was unresponsive, but breathing was confirmed. Officers arrived shortly after…

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

“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…

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Study shows Southern Indiana employers increasing wages and plan on adding more employees

Southern Indiana employers say a workforce pay increase is expected in the next 12 months in addition to the ones given in 2022, according to Radius Indiana’s third biennial survey of wages and benefits throughout the region.  The 2022 Radius Indiana Wages and Benefits Survey gives local companies up-to-date, real-world information about the labor market…

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

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…

Who is Dr. Kevin Schewe and why is he winning all these awards?
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Who is Dr. Kevin Schewe and why is he winning all these awards?

Kevin L. Schewe, MD, FACRO, is the brilliant, rather dignified (but not stuffy) board-certified radiation oncologist serving Southern Indiana at Memorial Hospital and Health Care’s Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center in Jasper. For 35 years, his work and focus revolved around saving the lives of cancer patients. You can and should, of course, call him Dr. Schewe…

2022 Santa Claus postmark available
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2022 Santa Claus postmark available

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…

Roundabout in works for Bretzville Junction
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Roundabout in works for Bretzville Junction

Along with a roundabout planned for State Road 56 west of Jasper, the Indiana Department of Transportation has plans for a roundabout at another busy intersection in Dubois County. Sometime in the first quarter of 2025, INDOT plans on adding a roundabout at the intersection of State Road 64 and 162 (Bretzville Junction) north of…

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Our Precious Angels to hold annual candlelight vigil Dec. 11

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…

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Braun running for Governor in 2024

by Whitney Downard, Indiana Capital Chronicle Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Braun filed with the Secretary of State’s office Wednesday morning to form a campaign finance committee, launching his candidacy for governor in 2024.  “Mike Braun has filed his paperwork to run for governor and will be making an official announcement of his candidacy very soon,”…

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Dubois County Republican committee to hold mid-term caucus for county treasurer’s office

The Dubois County Republican Party has announced a mid-term vacancy effective December 9, 2022, in the elected Republican seat of Dubois County Treasurer. Kitty Merkley is currently in her second term as county treasurer. She was elected to her first term in 2016 and ran unopposed in the 2020 election. According to party chair Bob…

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

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,…

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Dubois County burn ban lifted

The Dubois County Commissioners and Dubois County fire chiefs have lifted the burn ban effective Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. The Dubois County Emergency Management Agency also issued a reminder that clean wood products are the only items legal to burn in the State of Indiana. Other waste should be recycled or disposed of properly. “Take…

Penn Station East Coast Subs coming to Jasper in January
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Penn Station East Coast Subs coming to Jasper in January

A Penn Station East Coast Subs will open on Jasper’s northside in January. An ownership group based in Jeffersonville plans on bringing the national chain to Jasper next door to the new Starbucks (The Starbucks opens on Thursday, December 1, for those wondering). This is the same group that opened Zaxby’s across the street. Ohio-based…

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Huntingburg police investigating fatality involving a train

The Huntingburg Police Department is investigating a fatal crash involving a train striking a pedestrian near Sixth Street Tuesday evening. At about 4 p.m., officials closed down the intersection of U.S. 231/Main Street and Sixth Street after getting a call about the incident. The intersection remained closed until 4:41 p.m. Wednesday morning, the department reported…

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Dr. Stephen Toothaker appointed to medical staff

Medical Oncologist Stephen Toothaker, M.D. was recently appointed to the Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.  A medical oncologist is a doctor with special training in diagnosing and treating cancer in adults using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy. Dr. Toothaker received his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School in…

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

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…

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Patoka Lake to host eagle watch Jan. 7

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…

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

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…

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Jasper Chamber hosting two ribbon-cutting ceremonies Wednesday, Dec. 7

The Jasper Chamber of Commerce will host two ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. The first will take place at the new Kimball International Warehouse, 1001 HRJ Lane, Jasper, at 9:30 a.m. Then, later that day, the chamber will celebrate Townary, a new location-based social media application, with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony in the…

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Jasper Chamber celebrating its 68th Anniversary

The Jasper Chamber of Commerce works with businesses, merchants, and industry to advance the civic, economic, industrial, professional and cultural life in the City of Jasper and throughout Dubois County, Indiana. Chambers of Commerce have contributed to the economic life of Indiana for more than a century – and the Jasper Chamber of Commerce and…

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

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…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Straight ticket voting can put poor candidates in office

Straight-ticket party voting is a bad idea for Indiana. An example at the state level can be found in the supermajority of Republicans choosing Diego Morales for Secretary of State. He has been fired from that office in the past and is currently under investigation for voter fraud. On the other hand, Destiny Wells is…

Jasper decked out for the holidays
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Jasper decked out for the holidays

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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Celebration Singers hosting several Christmas Concerts

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…

Letters to the Editor

Opinion: Economic optimism and worry on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving weekend is a fine occasion to take stock of our world and to consider honestly how our economy fares globally, nationally and locally. The economy isn’t everything, of course. Freedom, family and health matter more. However, strong economic growth is the best remedy for many vexing challenges. In almost every way the past three…

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

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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Christmas comes to Jasper

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….

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Bishop Siegel returns Father Bernie Etienne to public ministry

The Evansville Diocese released a statement that Father Berni Etienne had been returned to active ministry following the completion of the thorough investigation into an allegation of inappropriate sexual conduct. According to the Diocese press release, the allegation against Father Bernie, which was alleged to have occurred more than 20 years ago, was determined to…

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DNR properties offering free entry for Black Friday

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…

High school students compete for cash and bragging rights at Vincennes University Jasper CTIM Challenge
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High school students compete for cash and bragging rights at Vincennes University Jasper CTIM Challenge

High school students put their skills to the test and demonstrated their knowledge of technology, innovation, and manufacturing to earn prizes in the Vincennes University Jasper CTIM Challenge.  The event provides a fun, engaging, and interactive competition focused on cooperation. About 144 high school students from 10 schools and one university participated in the challenge…

NEWS

Water rate increase expected for Huntingburg customers

During Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Huntingburg Common Council introduced an ordinance to increase the rates for water customers. Financial advisor Buzz Krohn explained that two factors have impacted the need for the rate increase. First, the Patoka Regional Water and Sewer District has a planned increase in rates for all of its customers as they…

Column: Open-minded gratitude
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Column: Open-minded gratitude

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…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Get your comments in on the Hoosier National Forest Buffalo Springs while you can

Deadline is December 16th Last week, the U.S. Forest Service opened the long-awaited comment period on the Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the Buffalo Springs project. The proposed project prescribes up to 15,100 acres of aggressive burning and 5,124 acres of logging, including up to 707 acres of clearcutting, within the Hoosier National Forest (HNF)…

Large crowd joins Knights to honor clergy
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Large crowd joins Knights to honor clergy

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…

NEWS

Residents concerned about county’s plan to add sanitary sewer district

Residents potentially impacted by the proposed sanitary sewer infrastructure showed up with questions and concerns at the public hearing held Monday morning at the Dubois County Commissioners meeting. The public hearing was to approve a resolution to petition the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for the establishment of the proposed Regional Sewer District — the…

NEWS

Input sought for economic development strategy

Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission is preparing a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for 2023-2027. The purpose of the CEDS process is to analyze the local conditions of the six-county region and define goals and objectives to meet the needs of the district. The CEDS is designed to identify economic and community needs for Crawford,…

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Roundabout planned for busy Jasper intersection

The Indiana Department of Transportation has included plans to install a roundabout at a busy Jasper intersection on State Road 56. According to INDOT Vincennes District Public Relations Director Gary Brian, the state has the installation of the roundabout at the intersection of State Road 56 and County Road 350 W, which is currently a…

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Law enforcement ramping up patrols during peak Thanksgiving travel

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel seasons of the year. AAA is predicting 54.6 million people will be heading out for the holiday. Of those, nearly 49 million will be traveling by car, a rebound to almost pre-pandemic levels. This time of year is also associated with higher drinking rates, which, combined with the sheer number…

Jasper church announces name change, leaves national conference (updated)
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Jasper church announces name change, leaves national conference (updated)

The leadership of Shiloh United Methodist Church announced a name change for the church community. The church will now be known as Shiloh Church of Jasper. The name change comes with the church congregation’s decision to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church. According to Pastor Dan Sinkhorn, the decision came “after several years of deep…

BUSINESS

German American Insurance names Diana Wilderman as president

German American announced the appointment of Diana Wilderman as president of the company’s insurance division, German American Insurance. As an 11-year veteran of German American Insurance, Diana will shape the strategic direction of the insurance division. As president, she will work with the insurance team to build an even stronger customer experience with a focus…

Dubois County Humane Society offering pet adoption assistance over the holidays
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Dubois County Humane Society offering pet adoption assistance over the holidays

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…

Letters to the Editor

Opinion: Black Friday is changing

It is Thanksgiving week, and for many, that means another Black Friday shopping experience. I must say, there’s really nothing quite like hitting the 1:30 a.m. sales after a long day of turkey and pumpkin pie. Whether you view that as enjoyable or quite the opposite, there’s reason to expect this tradition is changing. There…

County’s student councils team up to help feed the hungry
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County’s student councils team up to help feed the hungry

School councils in all the Dubois County school corporations have teamed up to collect as much food as possible for the Dubois County food banks and the Dove Recover House for Women. The idea came about as the Jasper High School student council considered a food drive for local needs. According to JHS economics teacher…

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

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…

NEWS

Jasper: Busy intersection to close for storm sewer installation

The City of Jasper will be closing Third Street at the intersection with Newton Street to facilitate the installation of storm sewer infrastructure on Monday, November 21st, 2022. Third Street will be closed between Main Street and Newton Street. Traffic will be rerouted onto Second Street and Main Street, with truck traffic encouraged to use…

TDI Brands expanding in Jasper
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TDI Brands expanding in Jasper

Tierra-Derco International, LLC, dba TDI Brands, announced the expansion of its distribution warehouse in Jasper, Indiana. TDI Brands operate their brands (Tierra Garden, TDI Carts & Liners and Stone Age Creations) from locations in Jasper as well as New London, Ohio. With the warehouse space expansion in Jasper, all existing Stone Age Creations inventory in New…

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Pat Koch to receive 2022 Sachem Award

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb will honor community leader and originating partner of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Patricia (Pat) Koch with the 2022 Sachem Award, the state’s highest honor. A ceremony to celebrate the honor will be conducted at Will Koch Family Auditorium at Heritage Hills High School on Friday, Dec. 2. The Sachem is…

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RSV on the Rise: Signs to watch for and tips for prevention

Currently across the country, there is an increase in the numbers of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) cases. This has shown to also be leading to increased numbers of hospitalizations. The same is true at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana. RSV is a respiratory virus that affects the younger population more intensely…

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Dr. Andreas Hennig joining Memorial Surgical Associates

Andreas Hennig, D.O., MBA, was recently appointed to the active medical staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Dr. Hennig is a general surgeon who will be joining Marcus Kurucz, M.D., Joanne Leibe, D.O., M.P.H., Megan Stevenson, M.D., and Charles Tollett, Jr., M.D. at Memorial Surgical Associates. Dr. Hennig received his medical school degree…

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Forest Service releases Draft Environmental Assessment on Buffalo Springs project

Public Invited to Comment on Buffalo Springs Restoration Project The Forest Service has released a draft environmental assessment for the Buffalo Springs Restoration Project, located on the Hoosier National Forest (Forest) in Orange and Crawford counties.  This document was created in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), an environmental review process required by…

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Recycle your old Christmas Lights again this year

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…

New report says rural Indiana needs more investment to ensure economic stability, growth
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New report says rural Indiana needs more investment to ensure economic stability, growth

by Casey Smith, Indiana Capital Chronicle November 17, 2022 More than 1,000 Hoosiers living in rural Indiana were surveyed for the report Rural Hoosiers “desperately” need state leaders and lawmakers to make greater investments in Indiana’s lesser-populated regions, especially as the younger and more educated workforce moves to more urban areas of the state. That’s…

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Change in local Dubois County Republican Party leadership announced

The Dubois County Republican Party announced mid-term changes in its party leadership. County Republican Chair Kitty Merkley recently announced her resignation and was replaced by vice-chair Bob Duncan by a majority vote at a County Committee caucus on Saturday, November 12. Operating under the authority of state party rules and state code, Duncan named Amy…

Jasper Christmas decorating contest open
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Jasper Christmas decorating contest open

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…

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Northeast Dubois schools receive Purple Star Schools designation

Northeast Dubois Elementary, Intermediate and Junior/Senior High schools were included in the 21 newly-designated Purple Star Schools by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). Corporations can apply to receive the designation. The Northeast School Corporation Board approved the application at the request of Superintendent Dr. Tara Rasche. Schools receiving the Purple Star designation are awarded…

Northeast Intermediate School repairs prepared to go to bid
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Northeast Intermediate School repairs prepared to go to bid

The Northeast Dubois County School Corporation Board heard an update on the renovations and repairs to the intermediate school. The intermediate school was damaged during an unprecedented rainfall that overwhelmed the drainage in the area and inundated the school building in August of 2021. Schmidt Associates was hired to create plans and options to return…

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Daughters of Isabella November meeting

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…

NEWS

Huntingburg: Two street sections to be closed for milling and paving work

Due to milling and paving work, the following streets will be closed beginning Wednesday, November 16, through Friday, November 18, 2022, weather permitting: There will be no parking on the street during the work. Please avoid the area and plan to use an alternate route.

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

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…

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Substance Abuse Council announces nearly $34,000 in grants

The Dubois County Substance Abuse Council has announced its 2022 Grant Award Recipients. The Council receives funds from substance abuse-related conviction user fees. Those funds are used to support local efforts to reduce substance misuse right here in our community. This year, the Council awarded $33,961.00 in funds to be used by Grantees in 2022….

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Bromm and Schepers attend Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

The Rotary Club of Dubois County recently sponsored two Dubois County high school students to the 2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) at Bradford Woods. This year’s chosen attendees were Carson Bromm, a junior at Southridge High School, and Ruby Schepers, a junior at Forest Park Jr/Sr High School. RYLA is a Rotary-sponsored youth leadership…

Jasper Community Arts seeking pieces for upcoming exhibit honoring Tom Schum
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Jasper Community Arts seeking pieces for upcoming exhibit honoring Tom Schum

Jasper Community Arts is searching for original artwork by Jasper artist Tom Schum to include on display in the upcoming gallery exhibit ‘Honoring Tom Schum’ this coming January and February of 2023. The exhibit will be on display from January 5 through February 26, 2023. A Gallery Reception will take place on Sunday, January 8th, 2023,…

Ferdinand celebrates 25th annual Christkindlmarkt this weekend
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Ferdinand celebrates 25th annual Christkindlmarkt this weekend

All weekend long from Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20,  live entertainment and events are scheduled to delight festival goers to the annual Christkindklmarkt in Ferdinand. Based on the Christkindlmarkts that began in 14th century Germany and continue today, Ferdinand celebrates the Christmas season the third full weekend in November with specialty foods, regional…

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Registration open for economic development course for elected officials

Radius Indiana hosts a free, region-wide economic development course for elected officials Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, at the French Lick Resort Meeting and Event Center. The course is designed for both incumbent and newly elected officials. Radius created the intensive, one-day seminar, which will specifically target the needs of elected officials, as an extension of its annual…

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Firewood cutting permits available at Lincoln State Park

The public is invited to cut up and remove certain downed trees at Lincoln State Park for firewood. Trees eligible for firewood have fallen as a result of natural causes or have been dropped by property staff. They are along roadsides or in public areas such as campsites and picnic areas. Permit sales and cutting…

BUSINESS

Family Dollar set to close in Huntingburg

The Family Dollar store at 705 N. Main Street in Huntingburg is closing on Dec. 17. The store carries a wide assortment of items, including cleaning supplies, discount groceries, and seasonal items and toys, as well as kitchen essentials, laundry supplies, and food and beverages, including the basics like milk, eggs, and bread.  Family Dollar…

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Harp concert set for November 27 at Saint Meinrad

Canadian concert harpist Gianetta Baril will present a one-hour concert at Saint Meinrad Archabbey. St. Meinrad, IN, on Sunday, November 27, 2022. An award-winning concert harpist, Baril has performed around the world for over 40 years. Aware that her talent is a blessing to be shared, she has long sought to bring the light of…

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Christmas at the Dubois County Museum kicks off this week

The Dubois County Museum kicks off the 2022 Christmas season on Thursday, November 17,, 2022, with its opening of The Festival of Trees.  The museum will be open from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. to give visitors the opportunity for a free evening to view the sixteen trimmed Christmas trees decorated by representatives from the county…

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Service of the Longest Night set for December 17

Abbey Caskets, a work of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, will host a Service of the Longest Night on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 6 p.m. Central Time in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House Chapel in St. Meinrad, IN. Many people find the holidays a challenging time. Instead of celebrating, they are struggling with grief. They…

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Advent lessons and carols service planned for December 4

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and the Saint Meinrad community choir will present an Advent lessons and carols service. The event will be Sunday, December 4, at 7 p.m. Central Time in the school’s St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, St. Meinrad, IN. The service tells the story of the redemption of humankind by alternating…

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Dubois County Disabled American Veterans hosting Christmas dinner

The annual Christmas dinner for members and guests of DAV Chapter #77 will be held Thursday, December 8th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. EST at VFW Post #673 located at 3131 Newton Street Jasper.  A program will follow the meal. Please RSVP by calling 812-630-3029, Auxiliary President Donna Brittingham, by December 1st. The cost is $10 per person.

Letters to the Editor | Opinion

Opinion: The timing of economic policy

A reader recently suggested I write about the speed with which government policy can affect the economy. I’ve only lightly touched on this topic before, but it is both timely and interesting and rich with theory and empirics. The best place to begin is with a timeless warning about the role of public policy on…

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Celebrate America Recycles Day Nov. 15 with Paper Shredding Day in Jasper 

Kimball International’s Corporate Recycling Center is offering a free paper shredding day for America Recycles Day, Tuesday, November 15, at the 1550 Power Drive location on the south side of Jasper. The drive-thru event will last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. The event is for residents or businesses, and there is no weight…

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Thyen-Clark Cultural Center hosting job fair, Nov. 16

The public is invited to attend a Job Fair & Career Expo at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center on Wednesday, November 16th, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The event will be held in the Atrium. Local businesses will be on hand to talk about potential careers & provide assistance in filling out applications. They will…

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Vietnam War veteran and wife to sign book of love letters at Jasper Library

The authors and editors of “Vietnam War Love Story: The Love Letters of Bill and Nancy Young (1967)” will be speaking and signing their book at the Jasper Public Library, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22. The non-fiction book, published this year, is summarized this way: “He was a 20-year-old machine gunner from…

The Polar Express set to stop at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, December 3
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The Polar Express set to stop at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, December 3

The Polar Express will be pulling into station at the Astra Theatre once again this Christmas season. The 2004 film, based on Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved children’s book, will play on the big screen on Saturday, December 3 for a 3:00 matinee showing.  Tickets are on sale now at www.AstraTheater.com.  General admission tickets on the…

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Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari going cashless in 2023

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is going cashless in 2023 to provide faster operations and more secure transactions. Free cash-to-card services will be available throughout the southern Indiana theme park. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials will begin cashless operations in the 2023 season. The switch will allow for faster and smoother operations and increase…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Contesting results before votes even counted?

Has everyone noticed that, even before the elections, a number of Republican candidates across the country declared that they would not accept the results of their elections unless they won. Wow. Two cheers for democracy. What a great value to instill in your children. Admittedly, most of these candidates were of the self-important and puny…

O’Tannenbaum Season expands on traditional favorite
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O’Tannenbaum Season expands on traditional favorite

Great Things To See and Do During O’Tannenbaum Season in Jasper, Indiana O’Tannenbaum Season will soon be happening in Jasper, Indiana. From the Christmas Open House in the downtown Jasper stores, beginning on Thursday, November 10 until last-minute shopping hours on Christmas Eve – O’Tannenbaum Season has an extended time frame, rather than the one…

Rock Steady: Fighting Parkinson’s a punch at a time
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Rock Steady: Fighting Parkinson’s a punch at a time

A group of folks fighting the long-term effects of Parkinson’s Disease meets at the Ferdinand YMCA a couple of days a week and beat the crap out of padded posts, speed bags and a dummy named KJ (which stands for Kristen Junior in memory of a previous coach). It’s 12 rounds of intense station-to-station work…

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Memorial Hospital offers free event “Bone Health and Arthritis”

While there is no cure for arthritis, managing its symptoms is key to reducing pain, preventing or delaying disability, and improving the overall quality of life. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is hosting “Bone Health and Arthritis” on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Dr. Christine Stairs, Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Jill…

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Kimball International wins two Innovation by Design Awards from Fast Company  

Kimball International has won two Innovation by Design Awards from Fast Company. Now in their 11th year, these awards recognize the world’s leading efforts in design and Kimball International is proud to be recognized in two categories. EverySpace, by the Kimball brand, received an Honorable Mention award in the Workplace category and Ezzeri, by the Interwoven brand, received…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you

Thank you to all who came out and voted for me yesterday. I am proud and humbled and do not take this duty lightly. I am grateful you have put your trust in me, and I pledge to work hard on your behalf. I look forward to working with you, the people of Dubois County,…

Dubois County under burn ban
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Dubois County under burn ban

Dubois County is back under a burn ban. Crisp autumn nights by the fire pit are still okay (within certain constraints), but for the most part, all open burning in Dubois County is banned at this time. Due to the drought conditions throughout Dubois County, The County Commissioners, at the recommendation of the 12 Dubois…

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Corbyn Schnell named one of Kimball Electronics’ 10 scholarship awardees

Corbyn Schnell, of Celestine, was recently named one of 10 winners of Kimball Electronics’ 2022 Creating Quality for Life College Scholarships. Corbyn, a dependent of Kimball Electronics Jasper employee Danielle Schnell, is an Agribusiness major at Vincennes University.  This is the inaugural year for the company’s scholarship program, which was open to 2022 high school…

Kimball Electronics names winners of 2022 Dubois County Making a Difference awards
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Kimball Electronics names winners of 2022 Dubois County Making a Difference awards

Kimball Electronics announced the names of the winning students in the 2022 Dubois County Making A Difference Awards, which took place at the Astra on Oct. 13. Here are the top-place finishers in the essay contest.  High School: Avery Schneider (Forest Park) Sixth Grade:  First Place, Ayden Stenftenagel (Cedar Crest); Second Place, Lexi Gehlhausen (Cedar Crest);…

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Dr. Ashton Dixon joining Jasper Pediatrics

Pediatrician Ashton Dixon, D.O. has joined the active medical staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. She will be joining the staff at Memorial Hospital’s Jasper Pediatrics. Dr. Dixon received her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree with honors from Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville. She completed a pediatric residency at Akron Children’s…

Dubois County 2022 Midterm Election results
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Dubois County 2022 Midterm Election results

The vast majority of 14,023 votes cast in the midterm went for Republican candidates in Dubois County. Every locally contested seat started with a Republican lead and stayed that way by the time the last vote was tallied Tuesday evening. By the end of the evening, 46.08 percent of registered Dubois County voters had turned…

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Property taxes: Extended hours for Nov. 10 collection

Dubois County Treasurer Kitty Merkley reminded Dubois County taxpayers the fall installment of property taxes is due on Thursday, November 10. Payments can be mailed to the Treasurer’s Office, placed in the drop box located on the corner of the Annex Building (6th and Jackson Street in Jasper) or paid online at www.duboiscountyin.com by going…

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Wrong-side road parking to be targeted

Jasper Chief of Police Nathan Schmitt is warning the public about increased enforcement coming for drivers that cross the centerline and park on the wrong side of the road. “Your passenger side (of the car) goes on the right side of the road,” Schmitt told the Jasper Board of Public Works. “There is an ordinance…

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Kimball International wins Nightingale Award for EverySpace product

Kimball International announced the EverySpace product has been honored with a Silver Nightingale Award in the Furniture Collections category at this year’s Healthcare Design Conference + Expo (HCD). Healthcare Design Magazine, in partnership with the Center for Health Design announced the winners during HCD. Products are judged through an online entry process and an on-site…

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Daughters of American Revolution meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15

The Dubois County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will meet on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, in Hickory Meeting Room A of the Jasper Public Library, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Anyone interested in the DAR is invited to attend. In keeping with Native American Heritage month, the topic for the evening will…

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Beta Gamma Chapter offering local and state scholarships for aspiring educators

The Beta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators is seeking applications for its local and state scholarship. Both male and female applicants are welcome to apply. Applicants must be enrolled at an Indiana college or university and must have applied for student teaching. Applicants should be completing their…

Vision Boarding seminar offered at Ferdinand Library
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Vision Boarding seminar offered at Ferdinand Library

Want a free corkboard? Want a way to help with stress and be more motivated?  How about attending a fun session at the Ferdinand Library on Thursday,  November 10th at 6PM to create a Vision Board? Attend by yourself, with a friend or family member. All Teens and Adults are welcome. You’ll make your own Vision…

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Women Empowering Women: Martha Rasche on writing your life story

The Dubois County women’s leadership organization, Women Empowering Women (WEW), will gather on Wednesday, November 30 to hear Martha Rasche speak on writing your life story.  The November session will be held at the Jasper Public Library in Hickory Rooms A & B. Doors will open at 11:30am for networking before the meeting from 11:45am…

Huntingburg Christmas Stroll kicks off season of holiday festivities
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Huntingburg Christmas Stroll kicks off season of holiday festivities

The Huntingburg Christmas Stroll kicks off the Christmas Season in Dubois Count this week. This year marks the 37th Annual Huntingburg Christmas Stroll. Visitors can enjoy a day of shopping on 4th Street, free carriage rides, photos with Santa, Yoga with the Grinch, and so many more festive happenings. Full schedule of events at the bottom…

Jasper Band brings home Open Class B State Champion title
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Jasper Band brings home Open Class B State Champion title

Jasper Marching Wildcats’ immersive performance featuring three popular works by Vincent Van Gogh intertwined with the artist’s relationship with his brother, Theo, took home the Open Class B State Championship on Saturday. The Marching Wildcats competed against nine other bands in Open Class B.  Directed by Chad Gayso, this is the band’s first state championship…

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Heart of Jasper announces third round of Facade Grant Program

The City of Jasper FAÇADE GRANT PROGRAM, in coordination with Heart of Jasper, is a program intended to provide financial assistance for exterior building façade improvements in the Downtown and Riverfront Areas of Jasper, Indiana. The Facade Grant Program is now accepting applications for 2023. The deadline to apply is February 20, 2023. Winners will…

Honoring veterans
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Honoring veterans

On Saturday, nine living World War II veterans were honored during the annual Dubois County Veterans Day Observance held at the Holland VFW. According to Dubois County Veterans Council President Kent Schreiner, the nine men recognized for their service during the war are the few living veterans the council was able to locate for the…

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Opinion: Adopt the governor’s public health commission report proposals

Last summer, the Governor’s Public Health Commission delivered its final report. The Commission was established to find ways to improve Indiana’s public health system in the wake of the COVID pandemic. It was led by retired Senator Luke Kenley, one of our state’s most consistent fiscal hawks, and Judith Monroe, former state health commissioner. They…

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Huntingburg Transit System offering free rides to voting polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8

Huntingburg — The City of Huntingburg Transit System will offer free rides to voting polls in Huntingburg on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To schedule a ride, please call City Hall at (812) 683-2211.   For more information, please call the City of Huntingburg Transit Department at (812) 683-2211. 

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Quinn most qualified for Superior Court Judge

I have recently retired after practicing law for 50 years, mainly in the Dubois County Courts. Much of my practice has been in the Dubois Superior Court. In my career, I have also dealt with numerous prosecutors in many other counties. I have been in numerous court proceedings with Anthony Quinn during his 24-year career…

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Letter: Here’s why I am voting for Steve Lukemeyer

Here’s why I’m voting for Steve Lukemeyer for Jasper School Board. I have known Steve personally for years but have spent the last 10 years working alongside him in a professional capacity at F.C. Tucker Emge. Through many real estate scenarios we have discussed over the years, I have found Steve to be very thoughtful,…

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Letter: Quinn will make a fair and reasonable judge

I have known Anthony Quinn since he graduated from law school. We practiced law together for several years until he went to the prosecutor’s office. Other lawyers in our firm and I have dealt with him as deputy prosecutor and prosecutor. I have always found him fair and reasonable. Whether he is willing to give my…

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Kimball International included in Best-in-State Employers Forbes List for 2022 

Kimball International, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been named to Forbes’ list of “Best-in-State Employers” for 2022. According to Forbes, approximately 70,000 employees working for businesses with at least 500 employees were surveyed to determine the list. The evaluation was based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees who were asked to rate…

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Huntingburg Council approves 7.5 percent pay increase for city employees

The City of Huntingburg approved a 7.5 percent pay raise for city employees due to the rising cost of living. “We’ve all seen the impact of the economy over the past year,” Mayor Steve Schwinghamer said when he introduced the pay raise to the council Tuesday evening. In 2021, the council approved a four percent…

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Alabama family awarded Dubois County Relocation grant

Sabrina Payne has been awarded a Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant. Sabrina, along with her husband Jordan and their two children, Isaiah and Abigail, is relocating to Jasper from Huntsville, Alabama. Sabrina is originally from Jasper and is excited to be near family and friends again. Sabrina is employed by Jasper Engines in Inside Sales….

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Beckman brings years of community dedication and service to county commission

It is reassuring to see Mary Beth Beckman still involved in local government, volunteer activities and organizations.  When voting for County Commissioner District 2, please think about what she brings to the table.  Her career includes eight years of volunteer service as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), so if your interest is protecting and advocating…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Birk’s military and law experiences prepared him to be judge

I am a Korean War veteran. The U.S. Military is tough but fair. This is why I’m voting for John Birk for judge. John went to West Point. He served over 11 years in active and reserve. It doesn’t get harder than that. I don’t know much about Mr. Quinn. I assume he is able…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Quinn has strengthened Dubois County justice system

Over the course of the last several weeks, I have seen a lot of “Vote Democrat” or “Vote Republican” signs, social media posts, and ads. Having served in a leadership capacity in the Dubois County justice system for many years at Dubois County Community Corrections, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with wonderful people on…

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Letter: Quinn will be dedicated and qualified Superior Court Judge

I, like many others, received a mailing this week and had the same thoughts as Mr. Brian Lucchi in yesterday’s letter to the editor for Prosecutor Quinn. Along with echoing everything Brian said, because it was a great read and perfectly worded, I have noticed something rather important in researching for this election.  There have…

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Friends of the Jasper Public Library Book Nook hours for November

The  Book Nook, a used book store run by the Friends of the Jasper Public Library, will be open in November as follows: Saturday, November 5, open 9a-12p Saturday, November 12th, open 9a – 12p Saturday, November 19th, open 9a – 12p          Saturday, November 26th, open 9a – 12p Items are priced…

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Patoka 2000 accepting donations for bridge planters for winter months

Patoka 2000 (beautification committee of the Jasper Chamber) is getting ready to prepare the urns on the Patoka River Bridge for the Holiday and Winter 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 any amount…

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Vogt named as next Gardener Award winner

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center announced the next recipient of the GARDENER Award is Gabrielle Vogt, CNA in Critical Care Services.  Vogt is described as someone who goes above and beyond her duties to provide specialized care for her patients. Memorial Hospital is blessed to have Vogt as part of our team.  Memorial Hospital and…

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DNR offers free admission to veterans, active-duty military, Nov. 11

All veterans and active-duty military personnel, and everyone in their vehicle, will be admitted free to DNR state parks, reservoir properties, state forest recreation areas, and off-road state recreation areas on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. This includes admission to Falls of the Ohio State Park’s Interpretive Center. “We appreciate the sacrifices and service of…

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Courthouse Square Infrastructure and Revitalization project update — November 2

A progress meeting was held on November 2, 2022, for the Courthouse Square Infrastructure and Revitalization Project. Representatives of Ragle Construction, Rundell Ernstberger Associates, Dubois County, and the City of Jasper attended. Here is the summary of the discussion: The Northeast Quadrant of the Courthouse Square still remains closed. Concrete crews plan to finish their…

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Hands-on fall field event planned at VUJC crop fields

The Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District has scheduled a fall field tour of the VUJC crop fields on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. EST.  Join SWCD and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service staff as they demonstrate and share the changes in the soil over the past ten years, since…

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Kimball International names Candra to new executive position

Kimball International announced Willi Candra’s promotion to Chief Digital and Information Officer. This is a newly created role on the company’s executive leadership team and will report directly to CEO Kristie Juster. “I am thrilled to have Willi as a business partner and to add his expertise to the executive leadership team,” said Juster. “Digital…

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Dubois County Museum: NSWC Crane commanding officer to speak at special Veterans Day program

The Dubois County Museum will welcom Captain Duncan McKay, commanding officer of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) to the museum for a Veterans Day program on Saturday, November 12, 2022. The museum will open at 10:00 a.m. Captain McKay will speak at 10:30 a.m. about NSWC Crane, his career, and the history of…

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Rotary Club of Dubois County to host 18th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon

The Rotary Club of Dubois County recently opened registration for their 18th annual Indiana University Kelley School of Business Economic Forecast Luncheon, to be held Thursday, November 17th at KlubHaus 61 in Jasper from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Attendees will enjoy lunch while receiving an update on world, national, state, and local economic outlooks…

Letter: Operation Green Light for Veterans
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Letter: Operation Green Light for Veterans

Each year we come together as a nation on Veterans Day to honor and celebrate the hundreds of thousands of brave Americans who have served our country in uniform.   Now more than ever, our veterans need our support. In a time when our country is divided on many issues, we can all agree those individuals who…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Quinn most qualified candidate for Superior Court Judge

I had intended to put out a yard sign for Anthony Quinn, vote for him for Dubois Superior Court judge, and leave it at that. Then I received a campaign mailing from John Birk and I couldn’t stay silent. Mr. Birk touts an endorsement from Judy O’Bannon (a former first lady of Indiana). I don’t…

Jasper announces new tourism initiative
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Jasper announces new tourism initiative

The City of Jasper launched a new multi-faceted outreach program to bring leisure travel visitors to the city. “Citizens of Jasper know well the many amenities, attractions, businesses, and events we enjoy every day, and we want to invite people from outside our immediate area to explore Jasper, Indiana, so they can experience for themselves…

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Arizona resident most recent relocation grant recipient

Cassidy Allen has been awarded a Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant. Cassidy is relocating to Jasper from Tempe, Arizona. Ms. Allen, originally from Mesa, Arizona, works remotely in sales. She was drawn to Dubois County due to the lower cost of living and its proximity to family and friends. Cassidy says that she was ready…

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Tickets available for 88th HADI Shrine Circus

The 88th HADI Shrine Circus-The Last Great American Circus- will offer eight performances over Thanksgiving weekend at The Ford Center in Evansville.  The Dubois County Shrine Club is excited to announce this year there will be a HADI Shrine Circus Ticket Booth in Huntingburg. As always, advance purchase general admission tickets are available from any Shriner,…

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Harlee Ramsey named recent Daisy Award winner

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center announced Harlee Ramsey, BSN, RN, PMH-BC as the next recipient of the DAISY Award. Ramsey cares for patients in Memorial Hospital’s Behavioral Health Services. She is described as a caregiver who provides exceptional medical care with professionalism, positive attitude, and compassion, even through times of increased stress. Memorial Hospital is blessed…

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Veterans Day Observance to include recognition of county’s living World War II veterans

Along with honoring veteran Reynold “Lenny” Knust, this year at the annual Veterans Day Observance to be held at the American Legion Post #343 in Holland this Saturday, November 5th, the Dubois County Veterans Council will be recognizing World War II veterans who are still with us. These are Lenny Knust, Charles Striegel, Paul Striegel, Leroy Haug,…

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Rotary Club of Dubois County donates nearly $10,000

The Rotary Club of Dubois County recently donated a total of $9,945 to three local area nonprofits as part of their 2022 Community Grants program. Recipients of this year’s grants were Southwestern Indiana Child Advocacy Center (SWICACC), Pine Ridge Elementary, and Crisis Connection. “Giving back to our local nonprofits is an integral part of the…

Huntingburg family’s life of adversity filled with triumphant faith
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Huntingburg family’s life of adversity filled with triumphant faith

Faith, acceptance, and resilience are the waters the Werne family swims in daily. While many would be overwhelmed by the adversity and challenges they have faced and continue to face, they bear it with a view on the eternal found in their trust in God. A new book written by Laura Seger McAninch through extensive…

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367 pounds of medications properly disposed of in Take Back Event in Dubois County

Organizers counted 136 residents taking advantage of Saturday’s opportunity for proper disposal of medications during a beautiful fall day. Residents are doing a great job cleaning out those medicine cabinets. Tri-Cap RSVP Director Rachel Trabant stated that 367 pounds of medications were properly disposed of on Saturday, including six pounds of vaping devices. Additionally, several…

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GAB, Inc. reports strong third quarter, declares quarterly dividend

German American Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: GABC) reported strong operating performance for the third quarter that ended September 30, 2022, with earnings of $24.6 million, resulting in the company’s second highest level of historical earnings per share at $0.83 per share. This level of quarterly earnings represented an increase of $0.9 million, or approximately 2.5 percent…

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Kimball Electronics reports $1.3 billion in sales for the fiscal year

Jasper-based Kimball Electronics proxy report filed in September highlighted a net sales increase of four percent over the 2021 fiscal year. Net sales for the company were $1.3 billion over 2021, a new high. Sales by market: Automotive – $582 million – up 6%. Medical – $392 million – up 2%. Industrial – $308 million…

Famous Santa Claus Postmark selected for 2022
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Famous Santa Claus Postmark selected for 2022

The Santa Claus, Indiana, Post Office selected the special 2022 picture postmark for the upcoming holiday season. On Thursday, December 1, the post office will begin offering the picture postmark to cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail again this year. This famous small-town post office is the only one in the world with the…

Bob Lockhart featured artist at Thyen-Clark Culture Center
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Bob Lockhart featured artist at Thyen-Clark Culture Center

Jasper Community Arts is pleased to present the work of Louisville, KY, award-winning artist, Bob Lockhart for the months of November and December at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center. Lockhart’s solo exhibit is a mixture of 2-D Drawings and 3-D sculptures. Bob Lockhart is an award-winning sculptor whose work is in the permanent collections of the…

Kazhia Kolb work on display at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center
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Kazhia Kolb work on display at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center

Jasper Community Arts will present the work of St. Meinrad artist, Kazhia Kolb for the months of November and December at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center. The exhibit opens on November 3. Kolb’s solo exhibit, titled ‘Fugitive Moments’ is a variety of Linoleum Block Prints, Reduction Prints, and Egg Tempera Paintings. “The pandemic has made us…

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DNA connects Crawford County man to rape cold case

Recently, Indiana State Police Detective Ryan Conrad arrested Terry Daffron for the rape of a juvenile female that occurred in 1996. ISP Detective Charlie McDaniel initiated the investigation and ultimately collected DNA at the crime scene. However, at that time, police were unable to determine who the DNA belonged to. In September 2019, a CODIS…

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Jasper Holdings, Inc. acquires Jer-Den Plastics

Jasper Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Weller Truck, Diesel USA Group, D&W Diesel, Jasper Innovative Solutions, and Jasper Electric Motors, announced the acquisition of Jer-Den Plastics, Michigan’s leader in Plastic Rotational Molding. “We are honored to add Jer-Den Plastics to our Jasper Holdings, Inc. brands as they are well respected…

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Area high school marching bands return to state finals

Three Dubois County schools along with several other Southern Indiana schools will be represented at the Indiana State School Music Association state finals this Saturday at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis. Jasper Marching Wild Cats will perform at 3:20 p.m. in the Open Class B competition. Awards for Class B will be announced at 3:50…

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Memorial Hospital offers free event “Bone Health and Arthritis”

While there is no cure for arthritis, managing its symptoms is key to reducing pain, preventing or delaying disability, and improving the overall quality of life. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is hosting “Bone Health and Arthritis” on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Dr. Christine Stairs, Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Jill…

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Dubois Democratic Party hosting Get-Out-the-Vote event with state candidates

The Dubois Democrats will host a Get Out the Vote event on Thursday, November 3, 2022. from 5 to 7 pm at the Jasper Train Depot 201 Mill Street, Jasper. Democrat Candidates U.S. Senate candidate Tom McDermott, Secretary of State candidate Destiny Wells, State Treasurer candidate Jessica McClellen, State Auditor candidate ZeNai Brooks, along with Congressional…

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State police, Carroll County officials report suspect in custody in Delphi murder case

Carroll County – After an extensive investigation, the Delphi Double Homicide Task Force made an arrest for the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German. On February 13, 2017, Abigail Williams and Liberty German were tragically murdered while visiting the Monon High Bridge in Delphi, IN. Shortly after, the Indiana State Police and Carroll County…

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Generations hosting training to help elderly avoid scams, fraud and abuse

Generations, in partnership with the Knox County Community Foundation, will be hosting its elder justice event, Stack the Deck Against Scams, Fraud and Elder Abuse on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at the Green Activities Center, 120 W. Harrison St., Vincennes, on the Vincennes University Campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Join us for an…

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Purdue Extension holding annual meeting Friday, Nov. 11

The Purdue Extension Dubois County is holding its annual meeting Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the VUJ Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing theatre. This year’s meeting will be an exploration of diversity between and among Latino cultures. Esmeralda Cruz, M.S. will speak about the different cultures and geographical regions of Latin American…

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Jasper Community Arts reviewing portfolios for 2024

Jasper Community Arts will be reviewing portfolios for solo and group shows for 2024 in the new Thyen-Clark Cultural Center. All media. No fees. Professional and graduate-student artists only. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner with a weight limit not to exceed 100 pounds (if hanging on the wall). Submit online or send…

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Opinion: Remarkable productivity growth in hospitality and tourism

Fall is a time for inexpensive conferences and parent weekends at colleges, and so, over the last month, I’ve been traveling extensively in the eastern half of the country. Some folks enjoy travel for the beautiful scenery, historic architecture and differing cultures. As an economist, I also think about local productivity differences over time—we are…

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Jasper conducting gas leak surveys

The Jasper Municipal Gas Department will be conducting its annual gas leak survey in various locations of the city beginning October 31, 2022. Testing could take three to four weeks to complete.  This survey is mandated by both State and Federal Laws and local area businesses. This testing includes high-pressure feeder mains.  City Personnel will…

NEWS

Burn ban lifted

The Dubois County Commissioners and the Dubois County Fire Chiefs have lifted the burn ban effective Monday, October 31, 2022. A reminder that the only thing that is legal to burn in the State of Indiana is Clean Wood Products; all other waste should be recycled. Take all precautions necessary to prevent out-of-control fires, and…

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Sisters of St. Benedict to Host St. Mechtilde of Hackeborn Sacred Music Series

Ferdinand — On Sunday, November 6 at 3:00 p.m. EST, the Sisters of St. Benedict will host a concert as a part of the St. Mechtilde of Hackeborn Sacred Music Series. The First Presbyterian Choir of Evansville will be performing at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. The Choir School, directed by Robert Nicholls, consists of…

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Youth First, Inc. receives significant donation

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation Awards $300,000 to Youth First, Inc.Multi-Year Gift to Provide Mental Health Support for Indiana Students Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation is investing in mental health support for Indiana youth. The organization has awarded a gift of $100,000 per year for three years to Youth First, Inc….

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Upcoming event honors Vietnam veterans and family members with special gift

The Vietnam Veterans Gift Giveaway is returning to Dubois County on Saturday, November 19, at the Family Life Center of Shiloh Church of Jasper, 1971 W. SR 56, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Any Indiana veteran who served during the Vietnam Era (1955 to 1975) is eligible to receive a free gift at the Giveaway….

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Divine Mercy Catholic Parish hosting supper and silent auction, November 12

Divine Mercy Catholic Parish of Schnellville and St. Anthony will be having a Supper and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Schnellville Community Club.  The meal will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will consist of turkey or pork roast, dressing, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Meals are $12.00 for an…

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Jasper Dementia Caregiver workshop Thursday, Nov. 3

The Alzheimer’s Association, in partnership with Shiloh Methodist Church, Home Instead, and Heart to Heart Hospice, is hosting a free workshop for caregivers at Shiloh Methodist Church, 1971 W IN-56, Jasper, on Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT. This workshop will provide practical information to assist caregivers and answer some of the most…

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Rotary Club hosting 18th Annual IU Economic Forecast Luncheon

The Rotary Club of Dubois County is hosting the 18th Annual Indiana University Economic Forecast Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Attendees will hear from a panel of notable IU professors and researchers as they provide a forecast for the National, State and World Economies for 2023 and beyond. Panelists include IU Kelley School of…

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Sheriff: Be safe while having fun on Halloween

Halloween is a fun time for children and adults alike. Assembling funny or spooky costumes and trick-or-treating are among the highlights.  However, there are definite risks on this holiday worth noting. Events that take place in the dark are more dangerous – unfortunately, this means children are more than twice as likely to be hit…

Flying high: Dream career launched from Huntingburg Airport
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Flying high: Dream career launched from Huntingburg Airport

Holland native Colin Smith assumed responsibilities as the new Seymor Airport manager in Seymor, Ind., earlier this week. The double major (Aviation Management & Unmanned Systems) graduate of Indiana State University is fulfilling his dreams of working in the aviation industry. He credits this past summer interning at the Huntingburg Regional Airport, working hand-in-hand with…

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Health Department hosting late night vaccine clinic

The Dubois County Health Department will be holding a special late-night clinic to help accommodate anyone needing routine vaccinations or wanting the COVID-19 or flu vaccine. The clinic will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. (no appointment needed). The clinic is at the Dubois County Health Department office at…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Birk displays compassion and wisdom

A judge makes many hard decisions about the lives of those people who come before him. He must have grace, compassion, and above all, wisdom.   John Birk knows about wisdom. His wife passed away and he has other tragedies in his past.  But John believes in the words of the ancient poet:  “He who learns…

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Hosparus of Jasper hosting remembrance service

Hosparus of Jasper invites the public to a Remembrance Service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, to honor and celebrate those community members we lost over the past year. The service, to be held at Shiloh UMC, 1971 W. State Road 56, Jasper, will be by facilitated by the Hosparus Health Grief Counselors. The remembrance…

NEWS

Discussion on Indiana’s poor health and wellness report planned at VUJ

On Wednesday, November 2, Dubois County Council and Commissioners will host a presentation on the final report of the Governor’s Public Health Commission at the VUJ Center for Innovation, Technology and Manufacturing in Jasper next Wednesday, November 2, at 2 p.m. in Jasper. State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box and former State Senator Luke Kenley…

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First Baptist Church of Jasper to host Thanksgiving Community Dinner

The First Baptist Church of Jasper will be hosting a Thanksgiving Community Dinner for those who would otherwise not have a Thanksgiving Dinner. Pastor John Duncan shares that the church wants to give back to its community and help make a difference in the lives of those who are facing difficult times right now. “We…

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2022 Bridal Expo at KlubHaus61

KlubHaus61 and Flannagan Esthetics is hosting the 2022 Bridal Expo at KlubHaus61 on November 6, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit booths sponsored by a variety of vendors like Disinger Jewelers of Jasper, Beth Carter Bridal, The River Centre, Mama Bird Baking Co., and more.  This event is open to the public and…

Legacy Steakhouse next step for local restauranteur family
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Legacy Steakhouse next step for local restauranteur family

Next week, Legacy Steakhouse will open in Jasper and complete the restaurant trifecta for brother/sister partners Jared Weisheit and Tracey Price. The pair — with the help of their family and especially their father, Terry, who carries the inhouse title Vice President of Maintenance — have already established two popular restaurants in Dubois County. Pub…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Birk fair, competent, and will hold criminals accountable

I have known John Birk all my life.  He is fair and competent and believes criminals need to held accountable to the full extent of the law.  In recent years, there have been many plea deals allowing criminals to re-offend. As Superior Court Judge, John will review each case and render a sentence most effective for…

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Limb Yard winter hours begin on November 1

Huntingburg — The City of Huntingburg Limb Yard winter hours begin on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Between November 1 – March 31, the Limb Yard will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is due to shorter daylight hours. For more information, please call the Huntingburg Street Department at (812) 683-4122. 

Halloween Events and Trick-or-Treating information
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Halloween Events and Trick-or-Treating information

Trick or Treating (only visit homes with porch lights turned on) Sunday, October 30 Holland Trick-or-Treat is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, October 31 Jasper Trick-or-Treating hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Huntingburg Trick-or-Treat hours are from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Ferdinand Trick-or-Treat hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Birdseye Trick-or-Treat is…

Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Jason Yeager presenting “Unstuck in Time: The Kurt Vonnegut Suite” at Jasper Community Arts
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Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Jason Yeager presenting “Unstuck in Time: The Kurt Vonnegut Suite” at Jasper Community Arts

Jason Yeager will perform Saturday, November 12 at Jasper Community Arts, Third Avenue and Mill St., Jasper at 7:30 p.m. Yeager with John Raymond, trumpet; Lucas Pino, woodwinds; Michael O’Brien, bass; Jay Sawyer, drums. The performance is free of charge thanks to support from The United Cabinet Foundation. For information call 812-482-3070 or visit Jasper Community Arts – Arts Organization (jasperarts.org)…

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Jasper Community Arts: Three performances planned for November

Jasper Community Arts will present a variety of performances during the month of November — Letters Aloud: All Our Best; The Second City: Jingle Bell Ruckus; and Jason Yeager: Unstuck in Time: The Kurt Vonnegut Suite.   Letters Aloud: All Our Best will be presented on Friday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jasper Arts…

NEWS

Crash injures two, closes state road for hours

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash that closed State Road 545 east of Dubois Wednesday morning. According to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred at about 5:59 a.m. when a westbound 2019 Ram 1500 driven by Jaden Brosmer, 24, of Celestine, crossed the centerline into the eastbound lane of traffic west…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Senator absent from forum

One might think that after a night of politics, where candidates from all parties introduced themselves,  we might come away with some insight into the plans and promises of our Indiana State Senator. But current State Senator Mark Messmer was a no-show Tuesday night. Just like he has been a no-show for other forums where…

NEWS

Work to impact portion of St. Charles Friday, Oct. 28

The Jasper Street Department and Calcar Paving will be working on St. Charles Street between West 20th Street and Schuetter Road beginning on Friday, October 28, at 8 a.m. Work will continue until 3 p.m. that day, barring any unforeseen circumstances. This portion of St. Charles Street will remain open. However, motorists can expect delays…

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Health Department offering Covid-19 pediatric boosters and continues to offer flu vaccinations

The FDA and CDC have authorized the use of the Covid-19 Pediatric bivalent booster for individuals who meet the guidelines as outlined below:  Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine bivalent is now authorized for use in people ages 6 years and older. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine bivalent is now authorized for use in people ages 5 years and older…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Former county councilman supports Quinn

Anthony Quinn will make a great judge.  In the past, I worked with him on the Community Correction Board and often when he would appear before the County Council. I found him to be fair, insightful, and honest. Dubois County government has been blessed with people like Anthony, and he will be a great asset…

League Stadium wedding meaningful for new couple
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League Stadium wedding meaningful for new couple

It was a beautiful day when Jace and Kellie (Gelhausen) Merkel were married on home plate at League Stadium earlier this month. The stadium has been the backdrop for much of Jace’s life, whether he was playing on the field on the Southridge Raider baseball team, working with his dad at the stadium or now…

Willie Watson set to take the stage at Astra in November
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Willie Watson set to take the stage at Astra in November

Folk singer Willie Watson is coming to Jasper on Saturday, November 12, for a solo performance at the Astra. The music will kick off at 7:30 p.m., with Watson scheduled to take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at AstraTheater.com  Reserved seating tickets on the main floor and balcony are $25. …

Tri-County YMCA dedicates building to Clem and Mary Lange
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Tri-County YMCA dedicates building to Clem and Mary Lange

It is easy to see that without the dedication and commitment from Clem and Mary Lange, the Tri-County YMCA would not be celebrating its 18th year in Ferdinand. From the beginning, the Langes were instrumental in bringing the YMCA to Ferdinand through the commitment of their time as well as major financial contributions for each…

NEWS

Jasper Council approves issuing $3.28 million bond

In light of a rising assessed value and the number of ongoing projects on the City of Jasper’s slate, the council approved issuing a $3,285,000 general obligation bond. Matt Eckerle, a principal with the Indianapolis office of the financial firm Baker Tilly, advised the council the assessed value for the city had jumped 13.2 percent…

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Jasper City Mill hosting Gallery Walk featuring Jasper artist, Teresa Robinson

The Dubois County Art Guild will install a new exhibit featuring Jasper artist Teresa “Tere” Robinson at the Jasper City Mill on Thursday, October 27, 2022. The new exhibit will be on display through May 2023. The public is invited to the Jasper City Mill, open Thursday through Sunday. Robinson has been interested in color…

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2022 Southwest Indiana Agriculture Summit, Nov. 10

The 2022 Southwest Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit will be held Thursday, November 10th. Dubois Strong, in partnership with The Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District and Vincennes University Jasper, will host the Ag Summit at the VU Jasper Campus, CTIM Theatre. The Ag Summit is geared towards updating local producers, agriculture businesses, and financial…

Cemetery Specialist hosting ‘Tales from the Grave’ talk
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Cemetery Specialist hosting ‘Tales from the Grave’ talk

Cemetery, art history, and genealogy expert Joy Neighbors will be visiting the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center to give a special presentation that focuses on cemeteries. The program will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 6 p.m. in Black Box Theate located in the Arts portion of the Cultural Center. Her presentation, titled “Tales from…

Dubois County Veterans Day observance to honor Knust
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Dubois County Veterans Day observance to honor Knust

Veterans Day Observance of the Dubois County Veterans Council will be held on Saturday, November 5th.  Kent Schreiner, President of the Dubois County Veterans Council and Commander of Post #124, announced activities will begin with a 8:00 a.m. mass at St. Joseph Church Jasper with all veterans posts and organizations posting their colors.  Holland American…

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October is Alpha Delta Kappa Month

Mayor Vonderheide has proclaimed October as Alpha Delta Kappa Month. Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding.  It was founded in 1947 and has 75 years of service to education. October is set aside to honor and recognize educators who combine their energies and talents…

ELECTION 2022 | NEWS

Change of venue announced for candidate forum

This event has been moved from the Jasper Train Depot to the Parklands. The Jasper Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, at the Parklands Pavilion. The Chamber has invited the candidates from the contested races to attend and speak about their visions and strategies if they are…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: I support Birk for judge

I support John Birk for Judge because I believe too many people can avoid rehabilitation/correction due to too many plea agreements in Dubois County. Plea agreements happen when prosecutors allow a criminal defendant to plead to a lesser charge to get a lesser sentence. Thankfully the judge must approve these agreements. They can reject an…

Dubois County Clerk reports 1,555 votes cast so far in early voting
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Dubois County Clerk reports 1,555 votes cast so far in early voting

Dubois County Clerk Amy Kippenbrock reported early voting is going well. As of Monday at noon, they have processed 1,555 voters through the 35th Street Fire Station. She said they have had a steady flow of voters at the location since it started on October 12. “We did add more machines and poll workers today (Monday)…

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Lunch and Learn to cover importance of sleep

Happy Fall!  As you get ready to turn the calendar to November, you will be reminded that soon we “Fall Back” and change our clocks. 2022 this happens on November 5, 2022. To help guide you in adjusting to the time change, Purdue Extension is offering a webinar called:  ‘Sleep On It-Why Sleep Matters’. When…

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Free Medicare open-enrollment counseling at Jasper Public Library

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is partnering with the Jasper Public Library to help local residents navigate their Medicare options. Medicare beneficiaries will have the opportunity to meet individually with trained SHIP Counselors to discuss their plan options and enrollment for the upcoming year. SHIP is a free and impartial Medicare information, education…

NEWS

Daughters of American Revolution chapter meeting notes

The Dubois County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held a chapter meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, in Hickory Meeting Room B of the Jasper Library. Keynote speaker for the evening was Lindy Heath, Ph.D. candidate in history, Indiana State Chair and East-Central Division Vice Chair of the American Heritage Committee, who…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: When voting, consider current legislators’ lack of concern for the environment

I understand there is no easy solution to mitigating the climate issues that continue to worsen. Serious work and legislation should have been acted on years ago. But doing nothing is not a solution. Most of our current Indiana legislators continue to avoid this serious issue and have a terrible record when it comes to…

Letters to the Editor | Opinion

Opinion: The badness of National Conservatism Ideology

Conservatism is in the midst of profound change. At least, what passes for conservative intellectualism and its application to public policy is in the midst of change. As a man who embraced most of Reagan-era conservatism, I watch this with considerable interest and worry. It is early enough to think through some of the developing…

BUSINESS

SVB&T announces Galloway as Dubois County retail banking center manager

Anna Galloway joined Springs Valley in July of this year as the retail banking center manager for Dubois County. She recently completed the bank’s rigorous training program and is looking forward to serving in her new role.   “We are pleased to have Anna as part of the Springs Valley team,” said Dianna B, Land, SEVP…

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Museum seeking submissions for Remembering Christmas Exhibit

A new temporary exhibit will be going up at the Dubois County Museum for Christmas 2022. It will showcase many Christmas-related items from our vast collection.  To be included in this exhibit, the museum would like to invite you to submit a story of a Christmas memory. The exhibit team will be displaying this written memory…

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Holiday World drone show returns in 2023 with 400 drones

Holiday World’s “Holidays in the Sky” drone and fireworks spectacular will return with an all-new show in 2023 with 400 drones, a 100-drone increase over the 2022 show. Park officials announced the reprise during its “Halloween in the Sky” drone show on Saturday, Oct. 22. “Not only do 100 additional drones increase the scale of…

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Ireland Utilities conducting hydrant flushing

The Ireland Utilities will begin hydrant flushing the week of 10/24/22. Hydrant flushing will last several weeks until all hydrants have been flushed. Water will be safe to drink. Should customers experience cloudy or discolored water, they are asked to run the cold water tap until it clears. Customers should use their own discretion when…

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Jasper begins bulk leaf collection Monday, Oct. 31

The Jasper Street Dept will begin curb-side Bulk leaf collection on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022 The Street Dept reminds residents to keep the leaf piles close to the road or curb, not in the street or curb, as putting your leaves in the roadway/curb will clog the storm drains, thus preventing water from draining to the inlets,…

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Libertarian Party hosting Liberty Day Lunch

The Libertarian Party of Dubois County is hosting the three Libertarian candidates at a luncheon in the Jasper Public Library Hickory Room on Sunday, October 23 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Liberty Day Lunch cost is $20 per ticket and begins at 2:45 p.m. Lunch has limited space available, so please contact us to…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Check out Tom McDermott for U.S. Senate

We heard a powerful speaker a few weeks ago named Tom McDermott, Jr.  Tom is the longest-serving mayor in the history of Hammond, Indiana, and is seeking to be our next U.S. senator.  Tom served six years in the navy as a nuclear submarine diver.  After his six years in the Navy, he went to…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Commissioner Brames says ‘Thank you’; endorses Beckman

As the year 2022 rapidly comes to a close, so does my term as Dubois County Commissioner.  I have served for eight years and have decided not to run for a third term.  I have learned a great deal over the years about everything from roads to criminal justice.  I want to thank you and…

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vincennes University Jasper to host Jasper PreVU on Nov. 3

Vincennes University Jasper PreVU Day is an excellent way for prospective students and their families to experience all VUJ offers. Future Trailblazers are invited to Jasper PreVU on Thursday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (ET). The event will be full of essential information. Students and their families will have a chance to tour the…

NEWS

Dubois County Medication Collection being held Oct. 29

You can be a part of the addiction solution by bagging your expired, unused, and unwanted pharmaceuticals and disposing of them at the Dubois County Medication Collection on Saturday, October 29, as part of the DEA National Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back Event.   The Jasper State Police Post, located at 2209 Newton Street, will host the…

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DNR reclamation at Sugar Ridge receives regional award

An Indiana DNR Division of Reclamation (DOR) project completed at Sugar Ridge Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) in Pike County has received the highest regional award the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) presents annually. The award was presented to the DOR’s Abandoned Mine Land (AML) program at the National Association of Abandoned…

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Rotary Club of Dubois County recognizes impact of polio

World Polio Day is October 24 Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. Poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in hours. It can strike people of any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio can be prevented…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Birk has my vote

I intend to cast my vote for John Birk for Judge of the Dubois Superior Court, and so should you. I’ve known John for many years and have always found him to be kind-hearted, decent, and fair. John is extremely bright but never arrogant. He is, however, an honest, hard-working man who possesses the right…

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Sisters of St. Benedict offer “Finding Your Call to Holiness” at the Monastery

On Tuesday, November 29, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., the Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand are offering a program at the monastery entitled “Finding Your Call to Holiness” for catechists, youth ministers, campus ministers and teachers. Under the guidance of Sister Jill Reuber, this will be a day of guided reflection, conversation and…

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Sisters of St. Benedict offer retreat: Soul Healing I with Julian of Norwich

From 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, through 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, the Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand are offering a retreat at the monastery entitled “Soul Healing I with Julian of Norwich.” Led by author Carolyn Berghuis, the retreat will guide participants on a journey with Church mystic Julian of Norwich…

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Ten hospital employees nominated for LCM Award

Ten Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center employees have been nominated for the 2022 Little Company of Mary Award, named for the Little Company of Mary Sisters – USA, the religious organization that sponsors Memorial Hospital. Nominated by their co-workers for their exemplary devotion to the hospital’s Mission and Core Values in their daily work,…

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Project Warm seeks households needing firewood for winter heating

CACD Project Warmis seeking to help more households that need firewood to heat their homes this winter. Project Warm is a program where seminarians from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology collect, chop and deliver wood to those who need it to heat their homes. Project Warm delivers firewood within a 20-mile radius of…

ELECTION 2022 | NEWS

Elaine Miller seeking re-election to Southeast Dubois County School board

Elaine Miller is running as a candidate for re-election this November for the District B seat on the Southeast Dubois County School Board. She is currently serving her third term representing Jackson Township. As a former elementary teacher, I feel I have an interest in educating our students and a working knowledge of how our…

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Cronin running for election to Southeast Dubois County School board

Mike Cronin is running for the District B seat on the Southeast Dubois School Corporation Board. He said he is running to “ensure we maximize every opportunity for our students, staff and community.” “My focus is to represent and work with all these key components to support our programs and systems,” Cronin said. “ALL is…

Q&A for the Dubois County Council District 1 candidates Matt Johnson and Craig Greulich
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Q&A for the Dubois County Council District 1 candidates Matt Johnson and Craig Greulich

County Council members perform the duties of the legislative branch of the county government and have the ultimate decision-making power regarding fiscal affairs. The council has the authority to view or review fiscal matters, determine proper policy, and set priorities for the allocation and expenditure of county funds. Typically these powers include: Approving and fixing…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Voting is a civic sacrament

“Voting is a civic sacrament,” a quote from Father Theodore Hesburgh, is a perfect statement about the importance of voting in the upcoming election. Your vote will have an impact on the people who will represent you in local, state, and national government, and it is your opportunity to choose the candidates that represent your…

Q&A with State Senate District 48 candidates Mark Messmer and Jeff Hill
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Q&A with State Senate District 48 candidates Mark Messmer and Jeff Hill

State Senate District 48 covers Perry, Crawford, Dubois, Spencer, Pike and Gibson counties. Incumbent Senator Mark Messmer (Rep) has served since being elected in 2014. Jeff Hill (Dem), a career law enforcement officer in Gibson County, currently serves as a police officer with the Oakland City Police Department. Here are the questions. (All answers are…

Q&A with State Rep. 63 candidates Teresa Kendall and Shane Lindauer
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Q&A with State Rep. 63 candidates Teresa Kendall and Shane Lindauer

The Indiana House of Representatives is the lower house of the Indiana General Assembly. Elected members serve two-year terms without term limits. District 63 now includes Bainbridge, Boone, Patoka, Harbison, Madison and Marion townships in Dubois County and parts of Pike, Daviess, and Martin counties. State representatives are elected every two years. Incumbent Shane Lindauer (Rep) has served as the District…

Q&A with Dubois County Superior Court Judge candidates John Birk and Anthony Quinn
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Q&A with Dubois County Superior Court Judge candidates John Birk and Anthony Quinn

The Dubois County Superior Court was created to supplement the Dubois County Circuit Court. Judges are elected for six-year terms. The Superior Court has equal jurisdiction with the Circuit Court. The Courts have divided criminal cases by agreement. The Superior Court handles the following types of criminal cases: arson, theft, home improvement fraud, drug cases, alcohol cases,…

Q&A with Dubois County Council District 2 candidates Ryan Craig and Dennis Tedrow
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Q&A with Dubois County Council District 2 candidates Ryan Craig and Dennis Tedrow

County Council members perform the duties of the legislative branch of the county government and have the ultimate decision-making power regarding fiscal affairs. The council has the authority to view or review fiscal matters, determine proper policy, and set priorities for the allocation and expenditure of county funds. Typically these powers include: Approving and fixing…

Q&A with Dubois County Commissioner District 2 candidates Mary “Becky” Beckman and Serice Stenftenagel
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Q&A with Dubois County Commissioner District 2 candidates Mary “Becky” Beckman and Serice Stenftenagel

The Dubois County Commissioners are the executive branch of the county government. County commissioners have multiple responsibilities in regard to the operations of the county. Those include: Controlling, maintaining, and supervising county property, including courthouses, jails, and public offices. Supervising construction and maintenance of roads, and bridges and providing for traffic control. Developing economic development…

NEWS

Dubois County emergency services holding local disaster training exercise

The Dubois County Local Emergency Planning Committee will host a live exercise on Saturday, November 5, 2022. The exercise will simulate a hazardous material incident at the City of Jasper Gas & Water Department, 852 Second Ave. and is designed to improve local responders’ abilities to handle an incident involving a hazardous chemical release. This…

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Palabras Tejidas | Woven Words at Huntingburg Library, Oct. 29

On Saturday, October 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Huntingburg Public Library, 419 N. Jackson Street, will host a special writing workshop. This workshop employs the art of bookmaking, poetry writing, and storytelling to celebrate an intergenerational, bilingual community. Poet and professor Mia Leonin will guide participants through a series of writing exercises…

BUSINESS

Dubois Strong hosting 2022 SW Indiana Agriculture Summit, Thursday, Nov. 10

Dubois Strong will host the 2022 Southwest Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit on Thursday, November 10, at Vincennes University-Jasper from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the CTIM building. Attendees are asked to RSVP by Nov. 3 by emailing sgray@duboisstrong.com. The day’s agenda will include networking and coffee beginning at 8:30 a.m., with opening remarks from Dubois Strong…

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City of Huntingburg leaf pick-up program to begin Monday, October 24

Huntingburg — The City of Huntingburg Street Department will begin city-wide leaf pick-up for Huntingburg residents on Monday, October 24, 2022. Leaves will be collected south of Highway 64 on Mondays and Tuesdays and north of Highway 64 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Leaves must be collected and placed in the curb line in order for…

First Baptist Church of Jasper hosting car show this Saturday, Oct. 22
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First Baptist Church of Jasper hosting car show this Saturday, Oct. 22

The public is invited to a FREE Car Show on Saturday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Awards willbe announced at 1 p.m. The First Baptist Church of Jasper is hosting this FREE event. First Baptist Church of Jasper is located at 3556 N. Portersville Road, near Jasper Elementary School. Cars of all…

New display is bridge of commonality for Hispanic immigrants
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New display is bridge of commonality for Hispanic immigrants

Residents took part in a celebration of the Dubois County Museum’s newest display featuring the history of Hispanic immigration in the county. During the event, several local Hispanic community leaders spoke of their journeys and efforts to help bridge the gaps between the Dubois County cultures. José Gil and Luis Dubon both helped to form…

NEWS

County Commissioners meeting notes: Corrections needs officers

The Dubois County Commissioners met Monday, October 17, 2022, and took the following actions. Community Corrections needs help: Dubois County Community Corrections Director Wyatt Madden said the department desperately needed officers as they housed the participants in the jail pod. He noted that he felt corrections had never been adequately staffed to ensure the safety…

Tractor Parade 2022
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Tractor Parade 2022

About 20 tractors took a two-hour tour of the Ireland area Saturday afternoon. Led by Mike Hochgesang, the parade of antique tractors was held instead of the annual Plow Day that has been held at Harris Farms for the past few years. (Photos Matthew Crane.)

NEWS

Coalition against Mid-States Corridor honored by Hoosier Environmental Council

The Coalition Against the Mid-States Corridor, formed in 2019 by a group of concerned Dubois County residents opposed to the proposed new terrain highway, received the Frontline Organizer of the Year Award from the Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) at the 2022 Greening the Statehouse event in Westfield, Ind. [Eleven other entities received awards as well]…

BUSINESS

Dr. Adam Songer new hospitalist at Memorial

Hospitalist Adam Songer, MD, LCDR, MC (UMO), USN, was recently appointed to the active medical staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Dr. Songer received his medical degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia. He…

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CRNA Angelica Hughes joins Memorial staff

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center announced the addition of Angelica Hughes, CRNA, to its medical associate staff.  Hughes received her bachelor of nursing science degree at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, and her doctor of nursing practice in nurse anesthesia from Marian University in Indianapolis. She is board certified and a member…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Beckman dedicated to public service

Governing at the local level is about providing services for the people of this area.   The closer the political position is to you, the more of a direct impact it has on your life. When you go to the polls, please vote for the person who is dedicated, experienced, supports this County, and is willing…

Opinion

Opinion: Partisan effect of disinformation on COVID deaths

Last week three Yale professors published a study of COVID-related deaths in the United States. The data they used matched COVID deaths, voter registration by party and age in two states—Florida and Ohio. One goal of the study was to test whether anti-vaccine or anti-mask campaigns contributed to differences in death rates by political affiliation….

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center reverified as Level III Trauma Center
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Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center reverified as Level III Trauma Center

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has been reverified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes Memorial Hospital’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. “Caregivers at Memorial Hospital…

Strongest Town celebration highlights community’s strengths, accomplishments
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Strongest Town celebration highlights community’s strengths, accomplishments

Maybe the Strongest Town title should be changed to the Strongest Connections title. Essentially, that is what set Jasper apart from the other competitors in the ninth annual contest by the national nonprofit organization, Strong Towns. Founder and president of Strong Towns, Charles Marohn, pointed to those connections between the government, the citizens and the…

Forest Park Builders Club raising money to Honor and Remember
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Forest Park Builders Club raising money to Honor and Remember

During tomorrow night’s football matchup between the Forest Park Rangers and Southridge Raiders, a group of students will be fundraising for a special cause at both entrances to the Forest Park football field. Members of the Forest Park seventh- and eighth-grade Builders Club are fundraising to purchase Honor and Remember Flags for at least two…

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Gallery Lunch Lecture with the Arts — Fernando Lozano

Join award-winning exhibiting Vincennes artist Fernando Lozano in the Gallery at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center for conversations and questions about his artwork on display.  The event is scheduled for Friday, October 14, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and savor the arts. Free event and open to the public. The galleries…

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Three join Saint Meinrad Board of Overseers

Three new members have been added to the Board of Overseers, the advisory board for Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN. In addition, a former board member has been named an emeritus member. The board advises President-Rector Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB, on matters related to the school’s programs and performance and…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Coal to diesel agreement turned down by Santa Claus council

On Monday night, October 10, 2022, the Santa Claus Town Council voted on their proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Town of Santa Claus, the Town of Dale, and Riverview Energy. The MOU, if signed by all three groups, would have allowed State Senator Mark Messmer and State Representative Stephen Bartels to pursue taxpayers’…

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Vote for Destiny Wells for Secretary of State

Indiana is extremely blessed to have Destiny Wells as a candidate for Secretary of State in 2022. Not only is she highly qualified and motivated, but she is also dedicated to serving and wants the government to work for all Hoosiers. Her rural roots in Morgan County, her experience in government, along with military service…

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Fall Break Mini 4-H Camp being offered next week

Youth in Grades K-2 can join Dubois County 4-H Tuesday, October 18, at the Clover Pavilion on the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds. Fall back in time with dinosaurs with crafts and activities. Sign up on 4-H Online v2.4honline.com by 4 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022. Enroll as a Mini 4-H member (Free) and then sign up…

NEWS

Daily lane restrictions planned for State Road 56

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces daily lane restrictions for State Road 56 near Ireland beginning on or around Tuesday, October 18, 2022. The lane restrictions will begin on State Road 56 between West 300 North and Walnut Street. Alternating lane restrictions will allow for crews to perform saw cutting, deep patching and spot wedging…

ELECTION 2022 | NEWS

Dr. Judy (Stenftenagel) Englert seeking District 1 Greater Jasper School Board seat

Dr. Judy (Stenftenagel) Englert is seeking election to the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation Board District 1 seat. Dr. Englert is a Jasper High School graduate who attended Indiana University before completing medical school and ophthalmology residency at Duke University. Afterward, she completed a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship in Charleston, S.C. She returned to Southern Indiana…

ELECTION 2022 | NEWS

Ken Schnaus seeking re-election to Jasper School Board seat

Kenneth “Ken” Schnaus has announced his campaign to be re-elected to the Greater Jasper Board of Education. During Ken’s term as a member of the Board of Trustees, he has always believed the classroom is the most important part of public education.  Ken is married to the former Marilyn Gogel and is the father of…

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Joe Rohleder named 2022 German Heritage Award winner; essay winners announced

The Jasper DeutscherVerein, Sister Cities of Jasper, Inc., and the Jasper Partnership Commission sponsored a German-American Day Dinner and Program on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at KlubHaus61 in Jasper. Mrs. Sandy Wehr, vice president of Sister Cities of Jasper, Inc. presented the 24th annual German Heritage Award to Joe Rohleder for his many contributions to historical preservation in…

Memorial Hospital Auxiliary donates nearly $84,000
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Memorial Hospital Auxiliary donates nearly $84,000

The Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently presented a check to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in the amount of $83,717.12, bringing their total contributions to Memorial Hospital to nearly $1.7 million since 1989. Fifteen separate departments will benefit from this year’s Auxiliary contribution. The Auxiliary, which consists of over 500 men and women dedicated to…