Jasper Redevelopment Commission approves townhome project on former library property

Jasper Redevelopment Commission approves townhome project on former library property

The Jasper Redevelopment Commission discussed and approved the project agreement for the townhome project planned for the former Jasper Public Library property. To clear up some questions regarding incentives, City Attorney Renee Kabrick stated Kerstiens Development is not receiving any incentives except for the donation of the library building. However, Ruger Kerstiens had requested some…

Ferdinand Community Center celebrates updates to Möbel Room

Ferdinand Community Center celebrates updates to Möbel Room

The Ferdinand Community Center board celebrated the completion of the expansion of the Möbel Room with a ribbon-cutting hosted by the Dubois County Chamber of Commerce on Friday. Originally completed in 1989, the recent project significantly enlarged the room and added amenities including two restrooms, an ice machine, refrigerator-freezer, and a separate entrance. The room…

Award recognizes Jasper firefighter, draws attention to proper safety devices for homes

Award recognizes Jasper firefighter, draws attention to proper safety devices for homes

Dr. Ann Patterson was home alone. Her husband was away on an annual fishing trip with some friends and the kids were all out of the house at school or work. She decided to work out in their home’s basement gym. But, as she went downstairs, she caught a whiff of something that might have…

Forest Service addresses some concerns regarding the Buffalo Springs Restoration project

Forest Service addresses some concerns regarding the Buffalo Springs Restoration project

The Buffalo Springs Restoration Project, proposed for National Forest System lands primarily in Orange County, is in the early stages of analysis.  The Hoosier National Forest has begun considering implementing actions within this area of the Forest that are aimed at improving and diversifying the forest’s conditions to benefit native tree species, other native plants…

Café Piña: Hospitality, warmth, friendship and fantastic food

Café Piña: Hospitality, warmth, friendship and fantastic food

Tasting the mac and cheese was a defining moment for Chef Claudia Juarez. It clarified her vision as a chef; bringing people to their knees with the flavor of something so simple as macaroni and cheese. She was attending an art workshop at the Santa Monica Art Institute in California. They were having an open…

Governor continues public health emergency to ensure benefits, federal funding

Wednesday, Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed Executive Orders 21-31 and 21-32 to continue the public health emergency and the executive order for provisions that address the impact of COVID-19.  Extending the executive orders allows key items to remain in place that protect Hoosiers. Gov. Holcomb has outlined three provisions that necessitate the extension of a…

Huntingburg making efforts to expand downtown parking

Huntingburg making efforts to expand downtown parking

In efforts to expand parking near its iconic downtown, the City of Huntingburg is exploring purchasing a property just north of Fourth Street. According to Mayor Steve Schwinghamer, the owner of 405 North Main Street approached the city about purchasing the property. The property, about a quarter acre, stretches behind several Fourth Street businesses and…

Saint Meinrad receives grant to create Office for Hispanic and Latino Ministry

St. Meinrad — Saint Meinrad Archabbey has received a grant of nearly $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to improve the way priests, deacons, and lay ministers serve Hispanic and Latino youth and young adults. Saint Meinrad will use the $999,620 grant to establish an Office for Hispanic and Latino Ministry within Saint Meinrad’s new…

Kimball Electronics giving circle announces $10k in grants

Jasper — Kimball Electronics Gives (KEG), the employee giving circle of Kimball Electronics, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021 grants. The eight grant recipients, as chosen by the 59-member giving circle, are: Dubois County area: Crisis Connection ($3,000), Anderson Woods Summer Camp ($2,500), Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding ($1,000), The Association of Latin…

Duncan inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

Gary Duncan was named a member of the 60th Men’s Induction Class to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Duncan coached basketball for 21 seasons as head coach at Salem and Southridge where he finished his basketball career in 2010. is a 1963 graduate of Oakland City High School and 1967 graduate of Oakland City…

Scams making rounds

Recently, local law enforcement departments have received reports of scammers making calls to local residents. In two recent incidents, scammers are representing themselves as part of known entities with the goal of scaring individuals to give out personal information like social security numbers and personal banking information or paying to receive prizes. The Dubois County…

MasterBrand Cabinets joins effort to Spread Smiles across Dubois County

MasterBrand Cabinets joins effort to Spread Smiles across Dubois County

Jasper — A recent donation of gift baskets to law enforcement departments across Dubois County by MasterBrand Cabinets is part of a bigger effort by area businesses to put smiles on the faces of frontline and essential workers as they continue to work through challenging times. Spreading Smiles Dubois County is a county-wide initiative first…

Dubois County to take part in HELP

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs today announced nine communities to be included in OCRA’s new Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program. HELP is a year-long program that offers guidance for communities in spending allotments of Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, which was created under the American Rescue Plan Act….

One new death; 21 new cases over weekend

Another Dubois County resident’s death was attributed to Covid-19 over the weekend according to the Indiana State Department of Health. This brings the number of deaths up to 138 since the pandemic began. Additionally, the state recorded 21 new Covid-19 cases in Dubois County since Friday bringing the total up to 8,618. The county advisory…

211 can connect residents to monoclonal antibody treatment centers for Covid-19

Residents seeking information about where to receive the monoclonal antibodies that have been used to prevent the progression of Covid-19 disease can contact 211 for information. Callers to 211 will be connected to Crush COVID, a support center managed by KPMG LLP that provides information about monoclonal antibody treatment on behalf of participating providers. The…

Special oath of enlistment held at Dubois County Museum

Special oath of enlistment held at Dubois County Museum

Two have already gone through boot camp; one is preparing to head out after graduating this spring. The three longtime friends all feel a conviction to serve their country. Aiden Pieper, Caden Leistner, and Alex McCullough have been friends since seventh grade. The three took part in a ceremonial oath of enlistment in front of…

Two new Covid-19 deaths reported

Two Dubois County residents’ deaths have been attributed to Covid-19 bringing the total up to 137 since the pandemic began. In the past two days, the state has recorded 39 new cases of Covid-19. That brings the total up to 8,597 cases. The county advisory status has been upgraded to the “orange” Covid-19 advisory level….

Archie’s BBQ brings southern-style barbecue to area

Archie’s BBQ brings southern-style barbecue to area

“Their eyes roll back and they look at me like they want to beat me up,” Charles Archie said. ‘Where you been all my life.’” The owner of Archie’s BBQ in Jasper is mimicking the moment his customers first taste his southern-style barbecue. Charles opened Archie’s BBQ in Jasper about three weeks ago. The retired…

Local turkeys heading to Washington for annual Presidential Pardon

Local turkeys heading to Washington for annual Presidential Pardon

Update: The turkeys’ names are Peanut Butter and Jelly. Here is a video of the announcement from the White House. https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1461348628803440667?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1461348628803440667%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Fnation%2F2021%2F11%2F18%2Fthanksgiving-turkeys-president-biden-pardon%2F8670281002%2F Two turkeys raised here in Dubois County will make an appearance at the White House this Friday to be pardoned by President Joe Biden. The lucky turkeys chosen to take part in the 74th…

Bucshon announces re-election bid

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) will run for reelection as Indiana’s 8th District representative in next year’s election cycle. Dr. Bucshon is a heart surgeon and has held the 8th District seat since being first elected in 2010. He issued the following statement formally announcing he will be seeking another term in the United States House…