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Strassenfest Launch Brings Big Crowds

The Strassenfest Committee couldn’t have scripted a better opening for the 2015 Strassenfest last evening (Thursday) at 6:15 pm on the square in downtown Jasper. From the celebration of the 30th year of the partnership with Pfaffenweiler, Germany and the over 2 dozen guests from that city, to the opening music by the Celebration Singers, MORE >

Reverend Raymond Andrews, 85, of Santa Claus

A funeral service for 85 year old Reverend Raymond Andrews of Santa Claus will be held Tuesday at 11 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville with burial to follow at a later date in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 until 8 pm Monday at the Becher Kluesner North Chapel.

Jasper Board of Works Activity

From the Dubois County Free Press, the following actions were taken at the Tuesday Jasper Board of Works and Safety meeting: According to Jasper Police Chief Michael Bennett, the emergency call boxes along the Jasper Riverwalk have recently been used to make false calls to the police department. Bennett explained the calls go to the MORE >

Best Home Furnishings Career Fair Looks for Workers

We don’t understand how bad the need for workers is in Dubois County. That’s the message from Best Home Furnishing’s Pat Miller. Miller is the in-house attorney for the manufacturer in Ferdinand and in an interview this (Wednesday) morning, Miller told us that finding workers for open positions is harder than ever:   A job MORE >

Another Sentencing in Big Brother Case

Chief Deputy Prosecutor Beth Sermersheim with the Dubois County Prosecutor’s Office reported that another sentencing related to Operation Big Brother took place in Dubois Superior Court on Tuesday. On June 1, 42 year old Margaret “Faith” MacDonald of Huntingburg pled guilty to a class B Felony for dealing Methamphetamine. Under the plea agreement, MacDonald could MORE >

Jasper Library Board Holding on Hoosier Desk Decision

From the Dubois County Free Press: Research into the use of the Hoosier Desk site as a collaborative project between the library and Jasper Arts Department continues. The Jasper Library Board of Trustees discussed progress in a quick meeting held after an executive session Tuesday night. The meeting was originally scheduled to potentially make a decision MORE >

Dubois County Corrections Advisory Board Meeting

Still no word on a new director for the Dubois County Community Corrections Department. At the end of the meeting Tuesday night of the Dubois County Community Corrections Advisory Board, Interim Director Jenny Fuhs asked board president Judge Mark McConnell about the progress on getting the new director on board. The Advisory Board voted on June 9th MORE >

Kroger Recalls Spices

The Kroger Co. has recalled Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac’n Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from salmonella. A sample of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in North Augusta, South Carolina was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated MORE >

Greater Jasper School Board Meeting

The Greater Jasper School Board voted to advertise the tax rate for the 2016 budget. The rate is 1.7605 per $100 of assessed valuation. School Superintendent Dr. Tracey Lorey reminded the board that this is just the first step in getting the budget approved by the state: She’s talking about the general, capital improvement and MORE >

Huntingburg Workforce Housing Project Set for 2016 Construction

With the Stellar Community Designation in Huntingburg, comes the opportunity to address concerns about available housing for workers to fill jobs that are open at area businesses. This (Monday, July 27th) morning at the Huntingburg Event Center, an announcement was made by Mayor Denny Spinner on just such a project that is getting underway. Spinner MORE >

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