Thursday: 14 new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County

Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 14 new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County. This brings the total number of cases up to 8,263 since the pandemic began. There have been 131 Dubois County residents’ deaths The county advisory status remains in the “orange” Covid-19 advisory level. According to the state dashboard, the county…

Wednesday: Nine new Covid-19 cases

Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported nine new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County. This brings the total number of cases up to 8,249 since the pandemic began. There have been 131 Dubois County residents’ deaths The county advisory status remains in the “orange” Covid-19 advisory level. According to the state dashboard, the county…

Jasper closing portion of Power Drive

Beginning Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. the Jasper Street Department along with Calcar Paving will close Power Drive from the intersection with HRJ Lane extending north for approximately 500 ft. This closure is a result of a complete rebuild of the concrete street in this area. This project is expected to extend for…

Tuesday: One new death, 13 new Covid-19 cases

Another Dubois County resident has succumbed to Covid-19 according to the State Department of Health. This is the 131st death attributed to the disease. While the state does not issue identifying information in regards to the deaths, the Covid-19 dashboard indicates the number of deaths between the age of 40 and 49 has increased. Additionally,…

Newton and 3rd intersection to close for two days for continued work

Newton and 3rd intersection to close for two days for continued work

Jasper — The Indiana Department of Transportation announced a complete closure of the intersection of Newton Street and 3rd Street in Jasper. Here is a story we wrote about this infamous intersection a few years ago. Beginning on or around Wednesday, Oct. 20, contractors will close the intersection of Newton Street and 3rd Street for the replacement…

One new death, 17 new cases over weekend

Another Dubois County resident has succumbed to Covid-19 according to the State Department of Health. This is the 130th death attributed to the disease. Additionally, 17 new cases were reported since Friday — zero were reported on Monday. This brings the total cases in Dubois County up to 8,227 since the pandemic began. The county…

VUJ unveils collaborative robots lab

We are surrounded by technology, and it is changing at lightning speed. Collaborative robots, or cobots, currently work side by side with humans in a myriad of fields, including manufacturing, medical, and aviation. Vincennes University is bringing the technology and training necessary to support manufacturing employers’ needs in the region in regards to these new…

Local Daughters of American Revolution to commemorate anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Dubois County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is inviting the public to attend special events being held to commemorate the centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier this Veterans Day, November 11, 2021. Members of the Dubois County DAR will dedicate Never Forget Gardens and conduct National Salutes at three…

Luis Dubon: Building bridges to better the community

Luis Dubon: Building bridges to better the community

You can usually find Luis Dubon sticking around after a gathering to help stack chairs and clean up. The helping hand in the background that builds the bridges between ideas and activities, he is the first to arrive and the last to leave any meeting or event. “Don Luis is always there,” said Rossina Sandoval,…

Moderna/J&J boosters not approved yet

While the FDA advisory panel unanimously endorsed boosters for those individuals that have received the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, the boosters have not been officially authorized yet. According to Dubois County Health Department Administrative Director Shawn Werner the process for approval still has steps to go through before it will be made available to the public….

Friday: 16 new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County

Friday, the Indiana State Department of Health recorded 16 new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County. This brings the total cases in Dubois County up to 8,210 since the pandemic began. The 129th death attributed to Covid-19 in Dubois County was reported Tuesday. The county advisory status remains in the “orange” Covid-19 advisory level. According to…

Indiana State Police investigation nets heroin dealer arrest

An investigation that began earlier this summer resulted in the arrest of an Orange County resident for allegedly dealing heroin and fentanyl in several local counties. In June 2021, the Indiana State Police received information that Tyler Moore, 30, of Bedford, was allegedly dealing large quantities of heroin laced with fentanyl in Lawrence, Orange, and…

Thursday: 15 new Covid-19 cases reported

Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health recorded 15 new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County. This brings the total cases in Dubois County up to 8,194 since the pandemic began. The 129th death attributed to Covid-19 in Dubois County was reported Tuesday. The county advisory status remains in the “orange” Covid-19 advisory level. According to…

Indiana State Police investigating drive-by shooting

Indiana State Police and Pike County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred at approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning at a residence located at 3937 West River Road, Petersburg. Pike County 911 received a call at approximately 1:59 a.m. from a resident reporting that their neighbor had been shot.  When officers arrived,…

Chamber to celebrate Jasper’s bike park

Chamber to celebrate Jasper’s bike park

While still under construction — as donors have come forward organizers have reevaluated plans for the park, the Jasper Chamber will celebrate Jasper’s bike park, Birk & Berg Bike Park, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony next Thursday, October 19, 2021. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday with the ribbon-cutting taking place at 6 p.m….

Wednesday: 18 new Covid-19 cases recorded

Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health recorded 18 new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County. This brings the total cases in Dubois County up to 8,177 since the pandemic began. The 129th death attributed to Covid-19 in Dubois County was reported Tuesday. The county advisory status remains in the “orange” Covid-19 advisory level. According to…

Ruger is here to build

Ruger is here to build

Ruger Kerstiens always planned on returning to Jasper. On the surface, the reasons Ruger wants to live here are easy. Cost of living, excellent schools, community pride, plenty of activities, growing opportunities, his family and its business. But it’s also driving by his grandfather Jerome’s farm with the fall sunrise covering the hills in that…

Schroeder Avenue closing for storm sewer replacement

The Jasper Street Department will close Schroeder Avenue at the Justin Street intersection for storm sewer replacement, beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 14. Barring inclement or any other unforeseen events, this intersection should reopen by the end of the day on Thursday. Motorists will not have access to this intersection.