Stop the Mid-States Corridor rally held

Dr. Woody Myers, Democratic candidate for governor, spoke at the rally held in Jasper on Saturday. Photos provided.

Saturday, the organizers for the Stop The Mid-States Corridor in Dubois County held a second rally opposing the proposed four-lane highway.

About 135 people gathered around the Dubois County Courthouse Square with many wearing t-shirts and carrying homemade signs bearing messages against the highway that is currently in the midst of a Tier 1 Environmental Study being conducted by the Lochmueller Group.

The rally featured a number of special guest speakers opposed to building a bypass including Democratic candidate for Governor Dr. Woody Myers, his running mate for Lt. Governor, Linda Lawson, Executive Director for the Indiana Forest Alliance, Jeff Stant, and Senior Policy Director for the Hoosier Environmental Council, Tim Mahoney.

Several people from counties that could be affected by this corridor project came to show support.

Janel Kennedy of Orange County talked about Orangeville Rise, a group of residents and businesses opposed to the bypass.

The rally concluded with several local residents expressing their viewpoints toward protecting our farms, homes, forests, wetlands and natural habitat.


  1. We are so blessed to live in the United States where we can voice our opinion. We can voice our opinion, but in turn we need to show respect to others as well. They have a right to their opinion also.
    Some say “No”. Some say “Yes”. Both sides have opinions and are welling to share why they feel that way.
    Hopefully something fantastic will be the final results when the dust all settles.

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