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…

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

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,…

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….

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…

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

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…

Roundabout in works for Bretzville Junction

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…

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,”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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)

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…

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

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…