Dubois County is a genuine community where people have careers, live comfortably and enjoy the amenities around them with family and friends at their side. It is more than just a place to live and work, it has various luxuries that allow you to call it home. Our existing businesses are growing, entrepreneurship remains on the rise and we are becoming more connected. The growth our county has seen over the past year is incredible.
- Mid-States Corridor Economic Impact Study
- The Mid-States Corridor Project Team expects to identify a preferred corridor for the improved highway connection in southern Indiana later this year. CLICK HERE for an updated project schedule.
- The Mid-States Corridor Project Office has reopened by appointment only. Email or call to schedule an appointment. CLICK HERE for more information.
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Chamber of Commerce on Thursday unveiled its list of the Best Places to Work in Indiana for 2023. The list, which features 125 Hoosier businesses representing more than 30 cities and towns, was determined through employer reports and employee surveys.
Cody Vaden has been awarded a Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
BEDFORD – Radius Indiana welcomed nine new board members and announced a new slate of officers and key initiatives for 2023, including expanded efforts in regional tourism, talent attraction and collaboration and development in the defense sector.
JASPER – German American Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: GABC) reported strong annual earnings of $81.8 million, or $2.78 per share, for the year end Dec. 31, 2022, representing the second highest level of annual earnings in the company’s history. This level of reported annual earnings resulted in a 13.4% return on average shareholders’ equity, marking the 18th consecutive fiscal year in which the company has delivered a double-digit return on shareholders’ equity. The company also announced the declaration of a 9% increase in its quarterly cash dividend, marking the 11th consecutive year of increased cash dividends.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), in partnership with Conexus Indiana, announced Thursday that 186 Manufacturing Readiness Grants totaling $22.7 million were awarded in 2022, supporting $352.7 million in technology-enabled capital investment among manufacturers. The innovative program, structured to allow Indiana based manufacturers to increase production efficiency, invested in 60 counties across Indiana in 2022.
Brock Reckelhoff has been awarded a Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 12, 2023) – The members of the Indiana Bankers Association 2023 Board of Directors have assumed their positions effective Jan. 1. Board members were elected Sept. 12 at the IBA Annual Convention in French Lick. In addition to guiding IBA policy and setting long-term goals and objectives, the Board helps determine the Association’s legislative programs and positions on issues affecting Indiana’s banking community.
Dubois Strong announces the 2023 board of directors, including a new chair who will help support the nonprofit’s work to foster economic growth in Dubois County.
Kimball Electronics, Inc. announced that Donald D. Charron, chairman and chief executive officer, will retire on February 28, 2023.
JASPER – A local economy that is more than four times as manufacturing-intensive as the United States overall, Dubois County and its cities of Jasper and Huntingburg carry outsized weight in the economy of southwestern Indiana.
JASPER – Kimball International Inc. announced this week its corporate headquarters in Jasper received the WELL Certified Platinum designation.
JASPER — Dubois Strong announces a unique new business retention and expansion (BR&E) program to learn more about conditions at businesses throughout the county and how the local economic development office can help support them.
JASPER — Retiring Dubois County Superior Court Judge Mark McConnell reminisced about his 14 years on the bench Wednesday, while officially swearing in the county’s newest elected officials, including the man who will now fill his seat during a ceremony at Jasper City Hall. The departing judge offered office holders three simple words of advice, “be the exception.”
WEST LAFAYETTE — To successfully guide a farm operation from generation to generation, farm owners and families need to have a plan for where they are going and knowledge of how they will fund that transition. The Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team is hosting workshops along with individualized sessions to help strategically structure a farm succession plan.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Association of County Commissioners (IACC) announced Monday the Honorable Elmer Brames, Dubois County Commissioner was selected IACC’s Achievement Award winner as the “2022 South Distinguished County Commissioner of the Year”
Radius Indiana invites local homebrewers to put their skills to the test in its first-ever regional Home Brewing Competition Saturday, March 18 in Jasper, Indiana.
The Kueller family has been awarded a Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
FERDINAND — 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, Dubois, Orange, Perry, Pike and Spencer counties.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) awarded $5.7 million in grant funding to more than 200 police departments for enhanced traffic enforcement. Departments will use the funding to conduct overtime patrols and carry out strategies aimed at curbing dangerous and reckless driving.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s unemployment rate rose to 3% in October, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. By comparison, the national unemployment rate in October stands at 3.7%, compared to 3.5% in September.
JASPER — Local garden center industry supplier Tierra-Derco International, LLC, dba TDI Brands announced Friday the expansion of its distribution warehouse in Jasper.
JASPER — The seventh Southwest Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit featured several guest speakers that highlighted important topics from energy improvements, lighting systems, soil resiliency, and carbon markets.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) recently announced 20 newly-designated Purple Star schools. Schools receiving the Purple Star designation are awarded for their significant display of commitment to service members, veterans and students and families connected to our nation’s military. Among them were the three Northeast Dubois schools.
JASPER — The Vincennes University-Jasper campus hosted a Center for Innovation, Technology and Manufacturing Challenge on Wednesday afternoon where local industry brought challenges for 140 students from 10 area high schools.
JASPER — The Dubois County Council met for nearly four hours on Oct. 24, hearing updates on several county projects and approving fiscal moves within county government to help fund those efforts.
JASPER — Kimball International, Inc. announced Friday it has been named to Forbes’ list of “Best-in-State Employers” for 2022. According to Forbes, approximately 70,000 employees working for businesses with at least 500 employees were surveyed to determine the list.
Sabrina Payne has been awarded a Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
Cassidy Allen has been awarded a Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
JASPER — Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has been reverified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes Memorial Hospital’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
Dubois Strong – in partnership with Vincennes University Jasper, Patoka Valley CTE, Hub 19, Indiana Municipal Power Agency, the four Dubois County school corporations, and local businesses – will be providing 530 high school freshmen with a firsthand exploration of job opportunities in Dubois County on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.
Local Sources – In the United States, a majority of high school graduates do not know what they want their careers to be. One statewide organization wants to help with that.
JASPER — Dubois County officially kicked-off a two-year partnership with the Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement Thursday night at Vincennes University-Jasper.
WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week. The annual observance has taken place during the third week of September since 1944.
JASPER — With rising property values, local tax rates are decreasing, resulting in less funding for local governments to operate. The City of Jasper began considering avenues to maintain a flax tax rate during a monthly meeting Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) announced Friday Dubois County Treasurer Kitty Merkley received the 2022 Outstanding Treasurer Award. The award recognized her contributions made to county government throughout her years of public service.
JASPER — Local community leaders and Indiana University’s Center for Rural Engagement will officially kick off Dubois County’s Sustaining Hoosier Communities projects next Thursday, September 22.
Vincennes University-Jasper’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing Theatre will host the event, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Julia Taylor has been awarded a Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
The 2022 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest just wrapped up, and the results are in. With a record number of entries from over 80 dairy companies, Prairie Farms Dairy and its family of companies received more awards than any other company, making Prairie Farms the reigning contest champion.
INDIANAPOLIS — Five local farm families from Dubois County were among 106 Hoosier farm families presented with the Hoosier Homestead Award on Wednesday at the Indiana State Fair.
FERDINAND — Dubois Strong President Ed Cole provided an update on the different projects and initiatives that the community organization has been working on to the Ferdinand Town Council earlier this week.
JASPER — The Dubois County Board of Commissioners were provided an updated on the ongoing county-wide expansion of fiber optic services during its Aug. 1 meeting.
INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers awarded 47 Indiana companies and organizations with the Governor’s Century or Half-Century Business Award in recognition of each company’s longevity and service to its employees, community and the state.
Shelley Madison has been awarded the 16th Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
Anthony Tarullo has been awarded the 15th Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
Drew and Rachel Hasselbring have been awarded the 14th Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
State Invests in Future, Modernization of Indiana Manufacturing Operations through Next Round of Readiness Grants
INDIANAPOLIS (June 20, 2022) – The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), in partnership with Conexus Indiana, announced the sixth round of awards totaling nearly $4 million in Manufacturing Readiness Grants to 43 Indiana businesses, supporting a projected $46.1 million in technology-enabled capital investment across Indiana.
Christopher Moore has been awarded the 13th Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
Sarah Fallon has been awarded the twelfth Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
Linda Shea has been awarded the eleventh Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
Erik Mosley has been awarded the tenth Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
William May has been awarded the ninth Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
Dubois Strong – in partnership with Vincennes University Jasper, Patoka Valley CTE, Hub 19, the four Dubois County school corporations, and local businesses – will be providing 580 high school freshmen with a firsthand exploration of job opportunities in Dubois County on Thursday, May 12th.
Caroline Brinster has been awarded the eighth Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
Southern Indiana Gateway, including Dubois County to Focus on childcare
Seven counties in Southern Indiana are working together to better understand the supply and demand of child care within the region. Southern Indiana Gateway (SIG), a21st Century Talent Region, is comprised of six counties: Crawford, Dubois, Orange, Perry, Pike, and Spencer. Knox County is also partnering with these counties on this initiative.
Dubois Strong, in partnership with The Dubois County Community Foundation and Radius Indiana, has awarded the seventh Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
Dubois Strong held its 2022 Annual Meeting on the evening of Tuesday, April 26th at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center in Jasper, Indiana.
On Monday, April 4th, representatives from the two finalist towns—Norwood, Ohio and Jasper, Indiana—participated in a webcast with Rachel Quednau and Jay Stange of Strong Towns. The votes rolled in until polls closed Thursday, April 7th at 12 p.m. CDT.
After four rounds and tens of thousands of unique votes cast, Jasper was announced as the 2022 Strongest Town winner.
Dubois Strong, in partnership with The Dubois County Community Foundation and Radius Indiana, has awarded the fifth Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
Twenty wood manufacturing firms from Indiana have been included on the 2022 FDMC 300 list, which ranks the largest cabinet, furniture, millwork, store fixture, office/contract and component producers in North America.
Dubois Strong is ready to help small business start-ups and existing businesses with available USDA grant dollars through the Dubois Strong Enterprise Loan Fund (ELF).
Dubois Strong, in partnership with The Dubois County Community Foundation and Radius Indiana, has awarded the fifth Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
Dubois Strong, in partnership with The Dubois County Community Foundation and Radius Indiana, has awarded the fourth Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
The Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD), Purdue Extension, and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) today announced a partnership to launch the Agribusiness Initiative.
Tell City Pretzels announces relocation of the production facility to 402 Jackson St., Jasper, IN and the opening of 2 outlet stores, one at the Jackson Street location in Jasper and one at Logo’s, 1001 Main Street in Tell City, IN, effective February 28th, 2022. Both outlet stores will carry the full line of flavors and an assortment of sizes.
The Indiana Economic Development Association Foundation is pleased to announce that the US Economic Development Administration (US EDA) has awarded a $100,097 grant to assist four regions in Indiana in creating a strategy to leverage each region’s agricultural assets. The grant will fund implementation of the Rural Economic Development Model (REDM): a first-of-its-kind process developed in Indiana to assist rural communities in creating new economic development opportunities for Indiana’s farmers.
Bonnie Bee McKeefrey has become the third recipient of the Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant. This grant is provided in partnership with The Dubois County Community Foundation and Radius Indiana and is part of the Make My Move/Choose Southern Indiana initiative with TMap to incentivize out-of-state workers to move to Dubois County.
Dubois Strong announces the 2022 board of directors, including a new vice chair who will help support the nonprofit’s work to foster economic growth in Dubois County.
JASPER — Dubois County’s unemployment rate dipped to .8% in December, according to the latest data from Indiana Workforce Development.
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 18, 2022) – The Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) today announced applications are open for the Indiana Technical Assistance Program (INTAP) through Feb. 20, 2022. This statewide initiative connects small businesses with critical professional assistance to complete growth and improvement projects.
Dubois Strong, in partnership with The Dubois County Community Foundation and Radius Indiana, has awarded the second Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant.
Mayor Steve Schwinghamer published the annual State of the City address on Youtube Tuesday.
IANAPOLIS (January 12, 2022) – Indiana Secretary of State Holli Sullivan announced a record-breaking number of new businesses were registered in Indiana in 2021, with nearly 100,000 new businesses registered.
The first recipient of the Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant is a county native who is coming back home. Justin Neal, formerly of Huntingburg, is moving his family from Alabama back to Dubois County. The $5,000 grant will help Neal and his family establish their new life back home in Dubois County.
BEDFORD – Radius Indiana says four candidates have relocated to southern Indiana in the last few months through its relocation incentive program, Choose Southern Indiana. The organization says the program has received more than 1,000 applications since its launch in July.
Dubois County’s jobless rate fell to 1.6% in October, down from 1.8% in September, according to preliminary data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Supervisors are announcing the availability of cost-share funds for cover crops sown in the fall of 2021. The funds are very limited. Completed applications must be received by the SWCD office by 4 PM Monday, November 29, 2021. Incomplete or phone applications will not be accepted.
JASPER — The 2022 state, national and international economic climate will not be simple or easy, economic experts said Thursday.
HUNTINGBURG — Huntingburg will receive more than $500,000 from the state to work on West First Street.
Dubois County’s jobless rate fell to 2.3% in September, down from 2.7% in August, according to preliminary data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
JASPER — Although they have been around Jasper since 2018, LifeSpring Health Systems is still considered new by many.
JASPER — Plans to continue the revitalization of the Jasper Downtown Square are moving forward.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Communications Commission announced this week that it has committed $2.63 billion in program funding to school and library applicants through the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program.
Some of those are in the local area.
Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools will receive $181,742, which includes $152,750 for equipment and $28,992 for services. Southeast Dubois School Corporation will receive a total of $63,102 for equipment.
Indiana Uplands READI Development Plan, “A Region on the Rise,” outlines regional development efforts and future opportunities for transformational growth
development plan submitted for the Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) is now available publicly.
News Release: Indiana Regions Deliver Bold Visions as Statewide READI Funding Requests Total More Than $1B
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 7, 2021) – Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced 17 regions representing all 92 counties submitted proposals for funding from the Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI). Together, these proposals, which aim to accelerate small- and large-scale growth within their communities, total more than $1 billion in requested funding; the READI budget is $500 million.
JASPER — The Jasper Redevelopment Commission approved a plan Tuesday to build townhomes on the old Jasper Public Library property.
JASPER – From manufacturing the musical inner workings of electric home organs in the 1960s to auto injectors today that can block a life-threatening allergic reaction, Kimball Electronics’ legacy in Indiana is deep and diversified.
Dubois Rural Electric Coop and at least two broadband providers, PSCi and Orange County Fiber, approached the Dubois County Council to help fund the addition of miles of fiber optic internet Dubois County.
Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs today announced the Indiana Connectivity Program, a new resource designed to help more Hoosiers obtain access to reliable and quality broadband, is now open.
HUNTINGBURG — Work to lengthen and widen the Huntingburg Airport’s runway is pretty much complete.
The COVID Stops Here campaign recognizes Indiana workplaces that have achieved widespread vaccination
The Indiana Chamber and Wellness Council of Indiana are celebrating employers that are leading the fight against this virus — and encouraging more Hoosier workplaces to join their ranks.
Fischer Farms Natural Foods has been recognized as the Indiana SBDC’s 2021 Family-Owned Small Business of the Year.
Several local volunteer fire departments have been awarded Volunteer Fire Assistance grants, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Bortner announced Thursday.
FERDINAND — Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission has launched a community survey and website for its economic recovery and JASPER — Jasper’s east side will soon have a newly renovated women’s recovery home.
FERDINAND — Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission has launched a community survey and website for its economic recovery and resiliency plan.
Ellettsville-based Smithville has completed its $15 million fiber overbuild project in the city of Jasper.
Kimball Electronics Inc. announced the introduction of Kimball Medical Solutions.
Dollar General has opened at 255 N. Celestine Road S. in Celestine.
Dubois County has grown in terms of population, diversity and housing in the past decade, according to 2020 U.S. Census data released Thursday.
A special celebration is planned to recognize the great amount of development that has occurred since a small group of people pooled their time and passion for Jasper to form the Redevelop Old Jasper Action Coalition 18 years ago.
Farbest Foods will be expanding and updating its Huntingburg facility again.
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), beginning Sept. 1, will seek project proposals from Indiana’s specialty crop industry for funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
Dubois Strong has been keeping busy.
There are lots of committees, groups and meetings on different topics that are all looking to bring more businesses and more people to the county.
Twenty-one food trails established by the Indiana Foodways Alliance tell the story about different areas across Indiana. So far, nine Dubois County establishments are on various trails.
Electric vehicle charging stations will be available in Jasper beginning as early as this week.
Radius Indiana, in coordination with Dubois Strong and the Orange County Economic Development Partnership, is proud to announce its latest economic development initiative for talent attraction and workforce development, Choose Southern Indiana.
Demolition of the former Ditto Sales building at the Y-intersection of U.S. 231 and State Road 56 in Jasper began last week.
Dubois County’s jobless rate slightly rose to 3.0% in June from 2.9% in May, according to preliminary data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
Dubois County is one step closer to becoming more bike and pedestrian friendly. A final draft of the Countywide Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan is complete and available online.
Jasper-based Kimball International Inc. (Nasdaq: KBAL) has announced plans for an expansion of its warehousing operations.
Indiana Furniture is adding a 165,000 square foot addition on Jasper’s southside with plans to close the company’s 116-year-old location on Mill Street.
Successful businesses often find recognition that is described in terms such as “innovative,” or “groundbreaking,” or perhaps they’re mentioned as a “trailblazer” in their markets. These are all traits that describe an LBM Journal Dealer of the Year, but for Krempp Lumber Company, the recognition is described another way: as quietly as possible.
Economic development agency, Dubois Strong, conducted a study in partnership with Hunden Strategic Partners, Inc. (HSP) analyzing the impact the Mid-States Corridor Project will have on Dubois and Spencer Counties. Anticipated benefits of the project include increases in economic activity, reduction in congestion and transportation delays, improved access for other modes of transit, decreased costs for freight movement, new employment opportunities, and an overall increase in the quality of life for the region’s residents.
Help for Hoosiers Resource Guide provided by The Office of United States Senator Mike Braun.
Environmental Impact Statement expected this fall
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 8, 2021) – Applications for the 2021 Innovate WithIN™ pitch competition, a statewide initiative hosted by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and the STARTedUP Foundation, are open to high school students across Indiana. Applications opened earlier this year, and student teams are encouraged to continue submitting video pitches before Feb. 28.
HUNTINGBURG — Garrison Tretter is starting his career as a jeweler early.
JASPER — Disinger Jewelers is back in business with a new owner. Teresa Heeke, a Jasper resident and longtime employee, took over the business at the beginning of January after its previous owners, Bob and Jacque Disinger, retired last year.
Jasper-based German American Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: GABC) is reporting record quarterly and full-year earnings.
Despite the challenges of COVID-19 and its financial impact, Hoosier Hills Credit Union (HHCU) has again achieved a superior five-star rating from BauerFinancial, an independent research firm for unbiased bank and credit union ratings since 1983.
HUNTINGBURG — An assisted living home is planned for land near an under-construction independent living community.
FERDINAND — Despite the pandemic, the town of Ferdinand had a pretty good year in 2020, Town Council President Ken Sicard said.
Jasper-based Kimball Electronics Inc. (Nasdaq: KE) is reporting fiscal first quarter net income of $16.8 million, compared to $6.5 million during the same period a year ago.
Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced changes to the Indiana Small Business Restart Grant to increase the availability of funding for Hoosier small businesses impacted by the global pandemic. The grant program, which provides working capital to accelerate economic recovery, is now:
The Indiana AgriInstitute pulls no punches with a virtual seminar planned for Sept. 29. The title of the half-day Healing the Heartland program says all you need to know — Suicide Prevention: What to Know and How to Help.
As schools throughout the country transition to e-learning, Jasper-based Matrix Integration has developed what it is calling the “Classroom of the Future.”
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The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting Indiana cities and towns hard with job losses and a massive drop in revenues, forcing some communities to delay or cancel projects. But in Dubois County, the city of Huntingburg last week celebrated tens of millions of dollars in projects and is preparing for what Mayor Denny Spinner says could be a post-pandemic bounce.
Hoosier businesses plan investments to modernize manufacturing operations, increase health care production to support ongoing COVID-19 response efforts
Huntingburg’s emergency loan program helped 10 small businesses in its first round. The program opened Monday for a second round.
Today, Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced several new economic recovery initiatives designed to bolster critical relief efforts while encouraging long-term planning and investments to stimulate Indiana’s economy well into the future. Through these initiatives, the state will allocate nearly $44 million to provide support and resources including approximately $37 million in direct funding through grants and investments to small businesses and manufacturers – two key drivers of the Hoosier economy.
Governor Eric Holcomb outlined the next steps Friday afternoon in getting the state back to business. The five-phase plan, called Back on Track Indiana, details a comprehensive process for reopening the economy, continued social distancing guidelines and more.
Advancement to the next phase is based on continuing evaluation of four key health principles.
· Full details on the Back on Track Indiana web site
· Governor Holcomb’s remarks
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will offer some relief to small businesses in Indiana as it launches on Friday, April 3. Indiana bankers ask for patience from the public as the program begins. Application volume will be very high as the financial institutions qualified to offer these loans will strive to keep up with demand.
Hoosier By the Numbers Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Links. www.hoosierdata.in.gov/covid19.asp
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will host a live webinar for Hoosiers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. A 30-minute live program will be held […]
After having sole possession of the No. 1 slot on December’s leaderboard, Dubois County found itself in a three-way tie for runner-up when new employment numbers were released Tuesday.
Airport, local, state and national leaders gathered this morning at the site where the Huntingburg Airport’s runway will be extended.
The county, Jasper and Huntingburg will look at the possibility of connecting communities through a countywide trail system.
Source from Dubois County Herald An addition to Vincennes University Jasper is in the works, this time geared toward student housing. Click here to read the […]
Dubois County teachers will soon have another tool to ensure students at all four school districts learn the soft skills they need to be successful.
Sourced from The Dubois County Herald Applications for Wagon Works workforce apartments may be available as early as February, the project developer told the Huntingburg Common […]
Sourced from The Dubois County Herald Public meetings to view and get input on the remaining options for the Mid-States Corridor will be held in mid-February. […]
Sourced from The Dubois County Herald A coAfter being tied with Bartholomew County on November’s leaderboard, Dubois County claimed sole possession of Indiana’s lowest unemployment rate […]
A committee has formed to work on the issue of rural broadband access and quality in Dubois County.
On Thursday, Brock Herr explained to a crowded audience at the Vincennes University Jasper Campus auditorium that the Indiana Economic Development Commission is continuing to implement strategies to push the state forward.
Dubois and Tipton counties shared the lowest unemployment in the state in October, according to a new state report.
Dubois County and the county’s two cities — Jasper and Huntingburg — have been talking about how a countywide trail system connecting all four of the county’s high schools could be done.
TRI-CAP has announced that the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis Board of Directors has issued $500,000 in Affordable Housing Program supplemental funding for the Wagon Works housing development that is under construction in Huntingburg.
The bulk of Historic Fourth Street’s redesign is complete.
A smile spread across Craig Weyer’s face Wednesday morning as the coffee beans turning in his professional-grade coffee roaster cracked, making a sound like popcorn popping in the microwave.
Wade Pierce believes there’s a beer out there for everybody. Perhaps you haven’t found your beer just yet. That’s OK. A new local brewery and restaurant wants to help.
This weekend marks the third weekend of November, and in Ferdinand that means the Olde World is coming.
This semester, 28 students are enrolled in the Career Advancement Partnership program at Vincennes University Jasper Campus, more than double last year’s enrollment.
The Dubois County Chamber of Commerce will begin operations on Jan. 1 after the merger of the Ferdinand and Huntingburg chambers of commerce.
There are opportunities in Indiana agriculture. That was the main message Jordan Seger, deputy director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and a Dubois County native, shared at the 2019 Southwest Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit Friday at Vincennes University Jasper Campus.
Hub 19’s Jim Mehling believes if you bring the right people into the room, good things will happen.
Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District with Dubois Strong will be hosting the Southwest Indiana Agricultural Economic Summit, geared towards updating local producers, agricultural businesses, and financial institutions on the latest in economic programs, education and opportunities in the county.
With the final leg of work ongoing at the site of the Jasper River Centre, the leader of the upcoming project gave a presentation on Thursday updating the Jasper Rotary Club of the project’s progress.
Huntingburg residents will soon have a new way to connect with each other and the government leaders who represent them.
This year is the Dubois County Park’s 50th anniversary — five decades of providing a much-needed, wooded escape for visitors.
The Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement received the Award of Excellence in the category of Place from the University Economic Development Association during its annual summit in Nevada this month. This is the first year IU Bloomington has won the award.
Holland, Ferdinand and Lincoln Trail elementaries were all named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School.
Jasper High School freshmen Jane Franklin and Madison Kinder both love to bake. To them, a career in the food industry sounds like just the thing.
The Tri-County YMCA is about to get bigger.
People are invited to Market Street Park on Saturday to enjoy food, brews and the blues.
The first phase of work for the Dubois County Park will likely start next year.
Aimed at starting conversations and celebrating the past and future, a string of free community programs focused on exploring change in rural America will soon take place at various Jasper locations.
Each annual festival around Dubois County is a time for residents — and visitors, too — to celebrate the community, its people and its traditions.
Today is National Manufacturing Day, and Vincennes University Jasper Campus celebrated with a challenge.
Vincennes University Jasper is hosting the Jasper Regional College Fair 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Ruxer Student Center.
A new state-level talent attraction initiative and employee retention were the two big topics discussed at the 2019 Dubois Strong Workforce Retention and Attraction Forum Thursday.
Research by Security Baron — a security-based review, comparison and news site — has identified Huntingburg and Jasper among Indiana’s 50 Safest Cities.
Dubois and Gibson counties shared the second-lowest unemployment in the state in August, according to a new state report.
It’s still early in the school year, but Jasper High School senior David Uebelhor has already learned about technology he didn’t know existed.
Folk music fans, artists and environmentally-minded people will have a local outlet for their passions Saturday at the 10th annual Ferdinand Folk Festival.
24/7 Wall St. recently named Jasper among the 50 best cities to live in the United States, according to a USA Today story.
LendingTree recently named Huntingburg as the best place for young families in Indiana.
Ferdinand Park Board President Matt Weyer hears a lot of excitement around town when the Old Town Lake project comes up.
Ever wanted a Big Mac delivered to your house? Soon, Jasper residents will be able to steer clear of drive-through and carryout lines and order food from a wide variety of fast food joints — as well as other restaurants — from a burgeoning service.
There’s something about music and dance that can make a person feel close to their roots, while also bringing others closer to a way of life they’d never experienced before.
Future development, downtown, homes, industry and scenic countryside — Mill Street offers it all in its nearly 3 1/2 miles.
The seventh annual Latino Culture Fest is this weekend at Huntingburg City Park.
Accelerate Indiana Municipalities is honoring the City of Huntingburg with a 2019 Community Placemaking Award for its Market Street Park.
Sourced from The Dubois County Herald Dubois County and two others — Gibson and Bartholomew counties — remained tied for the lowest unemployment in the state […]
More than 230 people attended a public informational Mid-States Corridor meeting at Jasper High School on Thursday night. Many — if not most — wondered the same thing: If the long-discussed road becomes a reality, who will see their property transformed into fast lanes and rumble strips?
Whether you’re hoping to lose weight that stubbornly won’t burn away, or you want to clear up acne before a big day, a new beauty and wellness business has recently opened in Jasper to lend a hand.
In the last 25 years, Sander Catering has grown by leaps and bounds.
If you want to learn more about the Mid-States Corridor project or weigh in on the long-discussed roadway, you will soon have a few chances to do so.
Dubois Strong hosted a community meeting to collect input from the citizens of Dubois County for a Quality of Place and Workforce Attraction Plan on . Our […]
What ideas and developments should be worked on for Huntingburg? About 50 people came to an open house workshop Thursday evening to help answer that question.
Where do we go from here? Local government boards have posed that question and taken steps to answer it in 2019, and another group aims to contribute to the conversation — as well as the direction of Dubois County’s future.
Dubois County and two others — Gibson and Bartholomew counties — tied for the lowest unemployment in the state in June, according to a new state report.
A Pub ‘N’ Grub is coming soon to 514 N. Jackson Street, the former location of 514 and Yaggi’s.
Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner delivered the annual State of the City address this morning to a crowd of 60 people at Old Town Hall.
Public meetings are scheduled. Meaningful public involvement is a key part of the environmental study process.
How many lives do you think you could live in 125 years? What kind of impact could you leave with that kind of longevity? Would you be remembered as a fixture of your space and time? These questions aren’t so much philosophical concerns as they are the concrete conditions that surround Huntingburg’s League Stadium, one of the oldest fixtures in Dubois County.
The City of Huntingburg will begin a 10-month planning process to develop an update to the current comprehensive plan. “Your Home, Your Huntingburg” will establish a long-term vision for the future of the City, and serve as a road map for future growth and development.
Get ready for screaming, $35,000 garden tractors, slip-and-slide kickball with swimming pools in place of bases and the tastiest dressing to be found south of the East Fork of the White River.
When the Dubois County Department of Child Services places local children in foster care, those kids often only have the clothes on their backs to take with them. A team with the 2019 Dubois County Leadership Academy is trying to change that.
Next Act Inc, the nonprofit organization that owns and operates the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper, released the second half of their 2019 season. This is the second season of entertainment to take place on the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage in the theater since major renovations took place in 2017.
It’s a catalyst for business growth, a convener of people and a champion of a thriving community.
People in remote areas of the county will have a better chance of surviving a cardiac event thanks to a 2019 Dubois County Leadership Academy project.
The Mid-States Corridor Regional Development Authority announced this morning the initiation of the Tier 1 environmental impact study for the Mid-States Corridor project.
The City of Jasper has won the Sister Cities International 2019 Innovation Award for Business and Trade for a city with a population less than 25,000.
When students and staff return to Ferdinand and Tenth Street elementaries this fall, they’ll be greeted by a new emphasis on health and wellness.
Jasper’s newest comprehensive plan is a 174-page document packed with data showing what the burgeoning city consists of today, as well as what goals it can chase to become an even better version of itself.
Alana Hulsman is a savvy entrepreneur who brought a tasty piece of her hometown to Jasper through her local business, Strasse Pops.
After being tied with Bartholomew County on April’s leaderboard, Dubois County claimed sole possession of Indiana’s lowest unemployment rate last month.
he Huntingburg and Ferdinand chambers of commerce announced this morning that the two entities will merge.
An evening of outdoor music, food and fun will be held in Huntingburg on the fourth Friday of each summer month.
Woodcrest Capital of Forth Worth, Texas, has purchased the Jasper Manor Shopping Center located on the city’s southeast side.
People wanting to become an over-the-road tractor-trailer driver will soon be able to take the needed class in Dubois County.
Clement “Clem” M. Lange, co-founder and chairman of Best Chairs Inc/Best Home Furnishings, will be inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame on Oct. 20 during the High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina.
For years, the Riverwalk has been part of Jasper’s story. But what are the stories of the people who follow its path daily?
The Old Town Lake has been on the town’s radar since the 1990s, and Park Board member Dolores Boeglin knows it’s been part of the park board’s five-year plan at least since she joined in 2001.
Jasper welcomed a Florida original to the Courthouse Square Saturday and they are looking to give the people what they want — ice cream.
Sultan’s Run Golf Club has been ranked No. 6 of the Best Courses You Can Play in Indiana for 2019 by Golfweek magazine, which has “more than 750 raters who judge courses based on 10 criteria that range from memorability of the par 3s to a ‘walk in the park’ test.”
The Ferdinand Park Board, Universal Design & Associates and Seufert Construction will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 3 p.m. on Monday to kick off the Ferdinand Old Town Lake Trail project.
You’ll soon be able to assemble for meetings, grab a bite to eat and have your car picked up for a car wash or oil change — all under one Jasper roof.
Marine Corps veteran Leon Weyer can’t believe the veterans memorial he championed for Ferdinand last year is complete.
The townships, cities and towns in Dubois County have, for the most part, grown in population over the years.
Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2019 Transportation and Infrastructure Services federal advocacy committee.
A youth center in the works in Birdseye could open by the end of summer.
Dubois and Bartholomew counties shared the lowest unemployment in the state in April, according to a new state report.
Indiana’s Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch walked around Market Street Park with Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner Thursday afternoon, admiring the different features of the new park.
Crossroads Behavioral Health in the former St. Joseph’s Hospital building in Huntingburg, will begin taking patients Monday.
Now that the runway expansion project is on the fast track to becoming a reality, the Dubois County Airport Authority is looking at other improvements that could be made at the Huntingburg Airport.
The names of businesses that will soon occupy the Jasper River Centre in Jasper were announced on Thursday.
Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Fred Payne’s stop in Dubois County was part of a trip he’s making to meet with mayors across Indiana.
Linda Kerr has never had an address in Jasper. But after walking into her new townhome at Legacy Living of Jasper, Kerr was struck with a familiar feeling.
Students at two local middle schools will get to dabble with a variety of science- and art-related activities thanks to grants from the Dubois Rural Electric Cooperative.
Doug Bawel and the late Robert “Bob” Menke were inducted into the Dubois County Business Hall of Fame this morning at a ceremony at the Huntingburg Event Center
Regional Opportunity Initiatives Inc. awarded Huntingburg’s Market Street Park project Thursday with the Indiana Uplands Regional Quality of Place Innovation Award at their annual report to the region event in French Lick.
In an area desperate for affordable housing options, a neighborhood of income-based townhomes could one day spring up outside of downtown Jasper.
Duke Energy recently awarded the Southwest Indiana Development Council — which serves Daviess, Dubois, Knox, Martin, Orange, Pike, Perry, Posey and Spencer counties — a $5,000 grant for the Marketing Partnership Program.
Dubois County and two others — Hamilton and Boone counties — tied for the lowest unemployment in the state in March, according to a new state report.
As part of Smithville Fiber’s $15 million fiber optic internet build across the county seat, the company has installed a 100-gigabit core network node in its Jasper communications facility.
U.S. Sen. Mike Braun was the featured speaker at the Dubois Strong annual meeting Thursday.
When and how the Mid-States Corridor will be completed after the initial study on the project is done are burning questions people have been wanting answered.
At Wednesday night’s Jasper Common Council meeting, consultants shared ways Dubois County could diversify its economy.
More than 500 miles from Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s home base in Jasper, a crowd erupted on Sunday night when the local organization was ceremoniously honored with the 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
The Mid-States Corridor Regional Development Authority and the Indiana Department of Transportation have selected the Lochmueller Group of Evansville as the consultant for the completion of a Tier 1 Study for the Mid-States Corridor project.
The Jasper Public Library and Jasper Community Arts Commission officially broke ground Tuesday on the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center.
As the development of Jasper’s comprehensive plan pushes to a close, city leadership is encouraging residents to attend a planning open house that will impact the ongoing project and the future of the city.
Local communities have been awarded Community Crossings funding for road and bridge projects.
The City of Huntingburg has been awarded a $350,000 grant that will be used to make repairs to some residents’ homes.
Dubois County and three others — Hamilton, Gibson and Boone counties — tied for the lowest unemployment in the state in February, according to a new state report.
St. Vincent StatFlight will relocate its Evansville-based aircraft to the Huntingburg Airport by the end of April.
According to a recently-published report, Dubois County is healthier today than it was a year ago.
When the career and technical education students at Forest Park Junior-Senior High School returned to class last fall, they were greeted by a new, larger space — a career and tech building.
A series of free programs hosted through the combined efforts of the Jasper Community Arts, Jasper Public Library and Dubois County Museum will explore change in the community.
The City of Jasper has set a date for the groundbreaking for the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, which will unite the Jasper Public Library and Jasper Community Arts Commission under one roof on the former Hoosier Desk site at the corner of Third and Mill streets.
Dubois and Gibson counties shared the lowest unemployment in the state in January, according to a new state report.
The Indiana Department of Education announced Friday the schools across the state that received the Four Star School Award for the 2017-18 school year.
After two years of community engagement work, the Latino Collaboration Table is going to evaluate its efforts.
In December, 27-year-old Ethan Trusty of Huntingburg became the new owner of REM Bicycle and Fitness in Jasper.
The business community in Dubois County is dominated by a niche industry: furniture. Some of the county’s largest employers are furniture manufacturers, like Best Home Furnishings, Masterbrand Cabinets, Kimball International, and my business, OFS. Though our businesses have locations across the country, we all take advantage of Indiana’s manufacturing tradition.
A geriatric behavioral health facility will be completed at the former St. Joseph’s Hospital site by the end March.
English and Spanish filled the community room at Jasper High School Friday as 80 Latino students from Southridge and Jasper high school socialized.
The 2019 economy will be down a bit from 2018, but still good, according to a forecast from three Indiana University professors.
Students from Southridge High School toured Jasper Engines & Transmissions Wednesday as part of the school’s Jobs for America’s Graduates program.
As a family owned business for four generations, our business has experienced so many changes since our founding in 1937, but our reliance on general aviation to reach those goals has stayed the same.
Backed by more than $2 million in grant funding from the Indiana Department of Transportation and a 20 percent match from the city’s wallet, the yet-to-be-laid stretch of trail will begin at the current Riverwalk access point at 15th Street, run to Kellerville Road, along Cathy Lane to Mill Street, and back to the north end of the Buffalo Trace Golf Course.
Employees at Kimball Electronics are walking while they work to raise money for the community.
Located in the SERVUS! Building at 4201 Mannheim Road, New Visions Counseling Center is a for-profit outpatient center that specializes in treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues.
Alarms.org recently published a study by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, listing “The Safest Cities in Indiana 2019,” and Jasper made the list as the No. 5 safest city.
Bill Potter sits down with Ed Cole to discuss Dubois Strong.
Dubois Strong has its sights set on another big year, and there might be a hefty chunk of money waiting for the organization near the end of 2019.
A recent performance at Kimball International featured the last piano off the Kimball piano plant line, marking the first time the instrument had been played by a professional in years. The artifact holds 88 keys that connect the past to the present.
Dad’s Old Fashioned Root Beer — owned by Hedinger Beverage, which is headquartered in Jasper — was named the best root beer in a recent MSN article.
In another major step forward for the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, the Jasper City/Library LLC awarded Krempp Construction of Jasper the construction contract Wednesday night.
Dubois County has been named an Indiana Healthy Community by the Wellness Council of Indiana.
After a tie with Bartholomew County for the state’s employment lead in November, Dubois County landed in the No. 2 spot in December, according to a new state report.
Local educators and industry leaders have teamed up to revamp education in Dubois County’s public schools. Thanks to two Regional Opportunity Initiatives grants, the county’s education system will soon be more focused on career readiness, with local industries in mind.
Representatives from Grad Grid, Jasper High School’s alumni engagement platform developed by alumni, spoke to the Committee on Education and Career Development at the Indiana Statehouse Wednesday.
By the end of the year, 12 more apartments will be available in the town of Ferdinand.
The Fairfield Inn and Suites will likely open in March, with the apartments and business spaces opening at the end of the year or early 2020.
There was a lot of growth and development in Huntingburg in 2018. It will be no different in 2019, but there will also be evaluation and study of what should come in Huntingburg’s future.
According to a list assembled by 24/7 Wall Street and shared by USA Today last week, Jasper is the best Indiana city to call home.
The new year will bring new housing developments to Ferdinand, as well as a new park.
Dubois County shared the lowest unemployment in the state in November with Bartholomew County.
T.J. Maxx is coming to Germantown Shopping Center in Jasper next fall.
Regional Opportunity Initiatives is funding a regional housing study to help identify workforce housing needs and strategies for advancing housing opportunities in every county.
Dubois County Commissioner Elmer Brames has been elected president of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners’ Southwest District.
Internships can tell a student a lot about their desired career path. Most of the time, that happens later in the student’s education; however, high school seniors across the county are getting the opportunity to intern in various fields, molding their future career plans before they even graduate high school.
Jasper High School alumni Noah Bawel and Luke Hochgesang have created a website for JHS graduates to network and to stay in touch with their hometown.
What do you think of when you picture downtown Jasper?
Redstone, a taxi/limousine/car service company in Jasper, is offering a free ride from the airport or bus station this holiday season for active duty military persons returning home from deployment.
Angel Serrano’s family came to the U.S. from El Salvador for a better life. That’s also why he and his wife relocated from Los Angeles to Dubois County. And now, thanks to hard work and dedication, the Jasper man runs a successful Jasper business, La Frontera Haircuts.
Dubois County and two others — Bartholomew and Tipton — tied for the lowest unemployment in the state in October, according to a new state report.
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center announced today that the hospital has been honored with the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award.
Jasper was named the Indiana chamber’s Community of the Year in early September, and last night, the city was recognized at the yearly event.
Yasel Garcia knows that everyone likes Cuban food. If you’ve never had it before, you’ll crave it after you try it. And now you have the chance to do just that.
Thousands of people will flock to Ferdinand this weekend to experience the Olde World during the 22nd annual Christkindlmarkt.
Jasper’s newest affordable housing facility is open and ready for new tenants.
The city is seeking residents to apply for a state-funded home rehabillitation program. Approved applicants will get repairs done free of charge.
Family Home Medical Equipment is located in the Southgate Shopping Center on Jasper’s west side. The shop is slated to open on Monday, Nov. 19.
The second annual Dubois County Pitch Competition showcased entrepreneurs and startups across the state Monday night at Brew in Jasper.
Kimball International Inc. announced Monday $194.1 million in sales for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 that ended Sept. 30, marking its highest quarterly sales in more than 15 years.
The overpass is expected to open at the end of this week, weather permitting.
An addition is coming to the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand in the form of a senior living facility.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development awarded the Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce Board Inc. a $150,000 performance grant to help address critical workforce issues in the region.
Starting in the fall of 2019, Dubois County high school students will have a new opportunity to learn high-demand skills relevant to local industry.
Good weather conditions to pave 14th Street is the only delay.
Kimball International Inc. has named Kristine “Kristie” L. Juster as its new CEO, effective Nov. 1
Holland Commons, a project to preserve the unique history of Holland, is the recipient of the Indiana Historical Society’s 2018 Outstanding Collaborative Project Award.
Dubois County shared the lowest unemployment in the state in September with Adams County in the northeast portion of Indiana.
Phyllis Menke is dedicated to her family as well as philanthropy and environmental work in the community. And at 93, she’s still the face of her family-owned company, OFS Brands.
Kimball, a unit of Kimball International Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire David Edward, a premier designer and contract furniture manufacturer headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland., for $4.85 million.
A Jasper native and his invention company were recognized by Mattel for a new toy line that is now available in stores.
The landscape along Ferdinand’s Industrial Park Road will start to change next week as crews move in to start work on Country Ridge Estates.
A meeting today with potential bidders is but the latest development in the Town of Holland’s $1.13 million project to rehabilitate one water tower and completely replace another.
The three-day Renaissance faire starts Friday in Ferdinand’s 18th Street Park.
The project’s mixed-use building that will include apartments and retail space is expected to be finished at the end of 2019.
Elevate Ventures and Current Blend will host the second annual Dubois County Pitch Competition from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5 at Brew, 408 Main Street, Jasper.
Indiana University’s Center for Rural Engagement is currently inventorying Dubois County’s parks and recreation facilities and has other projects in the works, locally, that focus on health and wellness, resilience and quality of place.
The City of Huntingburg will contribute $350,000 to help fund a feasibility study required before the Midstate Corridor project can be designated as a state project and eligible for federal funding.
Years from now, Dubois County Park will be bigger to accommodate more campers and to have amenities that encourage day visitors to use park facilities.
The City of Jasper hopes to have awarded a construction contract and be closing on bonds for the future Thyen-Clark Cultural Center by the end of 2018.
It will be a monster mash of the scary and the entertaining this weekend in Huntingburg, with something for those who like to be scared and those who don’t.
Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner has been elected as Accelerate Indiana Municipalities’ next association president.
The Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce Development Board recognized Jasper Engines & Transmissions as its “Business of the Year” at its annual meeting Sept. 28.
Officials ceremoniously broke ground Thursday evening on a new health care facility that will bring previously unoffered services to the city of Jasper.
Crews are finishing work on the more than $4.4 million Huntingburg park.
Accelerate Indiana Municipalities, which serves as an advocate for Indiana municipalities, announced Tuesday that the City of Jasper has been named a 2018 Community Placemaking Award winner in the 10,000 to 20,000 population category.
A permanent place to showcase the Dubois County Business Hall of Fame is under construction at the Dubois County Museum.
The prospect of constructing a north and south Midstate Corridor highway has made strides recently, and a group of the roadway’s proponents spoke Thursday at a Rotary Club of Jasper leadership luncheon about the benefits the discussed corridor would bring to Dubois County.
Attracting and retaining skilled workers may be done more efficiently if employers are willing to help their workers obtain those skills.
Dubois County and two others — Bartholomew and LaGrange counties — tied for the lowest unemployment in the state in August, according to a new state report.
A local woman with a passion for soap making has turned her hobby of nearly a decade into a new, local business.
The prospect of constructing the long-discussed Midstate Corridor project took a leap forward Wednesday night when the Jasper Common Council authorized the commitment of more than $1 million in funds to a necessary environmental impact study for the potential highway.
The Waschsalon Laundromat will open after its ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce will present the City of Jasper with its Community of the Year Award on Nov. 13, at the at the Indiana Chamber’s 29th Annual Awards Dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
Business owners were honored with awards and congratulated by attendees at the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon Thursday at Venue 1408.
Musicians will assemble Saturday for a day of good music, good food and good company when the town’s ninth annual Folk Festival takes center stage at Ferdinand’s 18th Street Park.
The Schnellville community is getting ready for its annual picnic this weekend. And organizers are anticipating a lot of fun, food and fellowship.
Alyssa (Knepp) Wagler of Montgomery was looking for a profession she could see herself doing the rest of her life.
The last component needed to start construction on a $5.8 million workforce housing development was put in place Tuesday night.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce announced this morning that Jasper has been named its “Community of the Year” for 2018.
Southridge YoungLife leader Terry Fogle shoveled down eight tacos Saturday evening to win the Latino Culture Fest’s first taco-eating contest. He’d never participated in an eating contest before, though he said he’d been preparing for this one his whole life.
Kimball, in partnership with Metropolis magazine, chose O2U as the winner of the Kimball Design Hack, a Smart Furniture Design Competition.
The Dubois Ruritan Club’s 17th annual Septemberfest will take place at the park Friday and Saturday
After years of work improving its trauma care, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center achieved verification as a level-three trauma center in June.
The Latino Culture Fest is set for Friday and Saturday at Huntingburg City Park.
A new local business aims to find the root of your bodily pain and facilitate the possible early detection of cancer and other diseases — all by looking at a picture of your body.
Fourth Street in front of City Hall was transformed into an outdoor restaurant Saturday evening.
The store, specializing in natural skin care and household products, will host a soft opening the week of Sept. 16 on Fourth Street in Huntingburg.
The Jasper City/Library LLC board kicked off its work for the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center Wednesday evening.
Dubois, Elkhart and Bartholomew counties tied for the lowest unemployment in the state in July, according to a new state report.
The city is in the midst of creating its next comprehensive plan and the public gets to weigh in.
The Jerry Seger family received the AgriVision Award Thursday at the Indiana State Fair.
VU Jasper is pleased to offer a variety of training programs for Fall 2018.
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Education was the hot topic Tuesday during a visit from Blair Milo, Indiana’s secretary of career connections and talent.
The people of Ferdinand will have a new trail around Old Town Lake by 2020 if everything goes according to plan.
The sounds of machinery plowing through the old Hoosier Desk building have filled the streets of downtown Jasper since demolition work began on the structure last month, and the dust will soon settle for good when the wrecking project ends.
Jasper’s newest senior living facility, Legacy Living of Jasper, is under construction on the north side of State Road 56 right across from Shiloh United Methodist Church.
The Regional Opportunity Initiatives grant is a collaboration between Dubois County’s four school districts, VUJC and local employers.
Huntingburg has benefited from the Stellar Communities program, beyond the financial benefits, according to a recent study.
Mayor Denny Spinner said in this morning’s State of the City address that everyone in the community must become active members and support each other.
Southwest Dubois Superintendent Tim LaGrange began his State of the Schools address this morning by pretending to announce his retirement.
The St. Joseph’s Townhomes are proposed for a site near 20th Street and Leland Drive in Huntingburg.
A new state report shows area unemployment edged up in June but Dubois County remained tied with Elkhart County for Indiana’s second-best rate.
It’s been two weeks since The Parklands opened on Jasper’s north side, and Parks Department staff are still seeing crowds every day.
More than 100 people gathered at the corner of Mill and Third streets to celebrate Jasper’s history and future this morning as demolition began on the Hoosier Desk building.
Demolition of the building at the corner of Third and Mill streets will begin Monday to make way for the future Jasper Cultural Center.
Tim and Jacob Brewer of Huntingburg launched VillaPar late last month, hoping to create a convenient and pressure-free environment for home buying.
People looking to learn more about Dubois County history have an new opportunity to do so thanks to a new partnership between the Dubois County Contractual Public Library and the Dubois County Museum.
Sourced from The Dubois County Herald The Parklands officially opened to the public Saturday. Click here to read the full story.
A new housing complex comprised mostly of townhouses is being pursued for the northwest side of the former St. Joseph’s Hospital site in Huntingburg.
JASPER – Jasper-based Krempp Construction has earned a nearly $17 million military contract. The deal involves the construction of new buildings at Naval Support Activity Crane in southern Indiana, as well as the demolition of 11 buildings.
Jasper-based TDI Brands presented a check to Anderson Woods, Inc. for $1,200, as a donation from their recently held Annual Warehouse Sale.
The estimate found that Jasper, Huntingburg and Ferdinand’s populations have increased.
Construction of a community center building inside the Dubois Community Park could begin in just a few months.
In the last two weeks, state and local officials and local companies have had discussions about the Midstate Corridor.
The Birdseye site that was once home to the historic Koerner Commercial Block building — which was destroyed by arson fire last October — could be used as greenspace for the community or developed by an interested company.
Rodney Crowell will perform at the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, November 3, 2018.
A new combined elementary school is Jasper is closer to reality. School officials and students took part in the groundbreaking Monday morning officially kicking off construction of the new multi-million dollar project.
DALE — Superior Ag held a ribbon-cutting this morning for its new state-of-the-art mill in Dale, a nearly year-and-a-half-long project.
Jasper city officials have long touted the city’s attributes as the root for the city’s success. Now, the city is getting a nod from outside the Jasper bubble, too.
Sourced from Dubois County Free Press Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center achieved the Healthgrades 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Memorial Hospital has received this designation for 10 […]
The Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation will break ground on Jasper Elementary School on Monday, May 21, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.
The Crossroads Behavioral Health Center groundbreaking is set to occur at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
Hunters Crossing You’re in Good Company Incentives. Available to anyone employed in Dubois County.
Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company received honors during the recent Indiana Bankers Association Mega Conference.
Dubois County’s bicentennial celebration will include events throughout the year, County Tourism Director Kevin Manley told the Dubois County Commissioners Monday.
JASPER -Funding to help cover the cost of the Midstate Corridor project’s feasibility study will be the topic of discussion at a meeting this week between representatives of Dubois County, Jasper and Huntingburg.
Jasper-based Kimball Electronics Inc. (Nasdaq: KE) says fiscal third quarter profit was higher than ever before. The manufacturer is reporting record net income of $10.8 million, compared to $8.1 million in the same period a year earlier.
The Latino Collaboration Table has identified three areas of focus: language and culture; education; and immigration.
High speed fiber broadband service is available to most of the city now, and will be available to all by the end of May.
Indiana Furniture, headquartered in Jasper, is now taking orders on a new space division series — Square One.
Information about financing for the Midstate Corridor project was discussed at the Dubois County Council’s Monday meeting.
U.S. Census projections indicate that the 65-and-older population will be the county’s largest age group by 2030.
The site is the future home of the Jasper Cultural Center, which will unite the city’s public library and community arts commission.
The Dubois County Museum is striving to entice younger generations to visit and become part of the museum family. With that, the museum elected a new president in January, 35-year-old Amy Weyer.
The renovation is complete and The Astra Theatre will enter a new era with Saturday’s grand-reopening show.
Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb and elected officials joined executives from Jasper Group today as the company announced plans to expand to Orleans.
More dust will soon be flying in Jasper, this time on the city’s west side.
Officials will break ground on Crossroads Behavioral Health at the former St. Joseph’s Hospital building next month.
Plans for creating a German medieval village in the northeast corner of the county are still moving, albeit slowly.
Construction is expected to begin on the development’s apartments and retail space this summer.
A new section of multi-use trail could be under construction in 2019.
A new section of multi-use trail could be under construction in 2019.
In less than a year, Ashley Downes’ health and wellness business, FitFuel, blossomed.
Dubois County native Dana Weidenbenner, 36, has brought a millennia-old health care practice to Jasper: acupuncture.
A Destination Huntingburg committee is bringing arts and cultural activities to the city.
Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz teared up at the end of his 2018 State of the City address Tuesday as he dedicated the speech to the late J. Michael Bennett, Jasper’s former police chief who died in August.
Officials broke ground Friday on Trilogy Health Services’ new senior living community that will be located on Sisters of St. Benedict-owned land in Ferdinand.
Driving Vine Street between 12th and 14th streets, motorists will see a lot of torn up ground.
JASPER – Jasper-based Indiana Furniture is expanding its Chicago showroom. The company says it will double its footprint in the Merchandise Mart, with plans to launch in June.
Although a chilly rain fell throughout the day last Friday, February 23, the mood inside Ferdinand Town Hall was anything but gloomy.
German American Bancorp, Inc. announced that its banking subsidiary, German American Bancorp, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire five branches in Columbus and Greensburg, Indiana.
Recognition honors those who operate with purpose and incorporate integrity into their ecosystems.
With a $1.6 million renovation headed toward completion, Nashville recording artists Will Kimbrough and Patrick Sweany are set to reopen the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the performance beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management recognized Kimball Electronics for their efforts at environmental stewardship.
The Office of Community and Rural Affairs along with Dubois Strong and the Town of Ferdinand will be presenting the Mobel property in Ferdinand as an Indiana Prime Site on Friday, February 23 at 10:30 a.m. EDT at the Ferdinand Town Hall, 2065 Main Street.
The Schnitzelbank Restaurant has been included in a list of most charming restaurants in each state by lovefood.com.
Another national chain has its sights set on Jasper.
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has been recognized as being in the top 100 in the nation for medical excellence in heart failure treatment and the top 100 in the nation for patient safety in joint replacement.
Have you ever considered starting your own business? Don’t know where to start? Current Blend, Ferdinand Chamber of Commerce, and Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a six-part series to help you out!
He’s worked in construction his entire life. She’s worked as the business manager for her husband’s Jasper medical practice. But, friendship brought Greg Kane and Rachelle Rader together to create Huntingburg’s newest eatery, Market Street Soup n Salad.
“I had a gymnastics coach that always spoke to us about using food as fuel,” Ashley Downes, the owner of FitFuel Nutrition + Fitness, explained.
2018 is looking to be another successful year for the locally owned self-storage company, Access Storage Now, after completing the transaction with Steve Morrow on the purchase of Birdseye Self-Storage earlier today.
Memorial Hospital’s Orthopaedic Center of Excellence is the first in the state of Indiana to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hip Fracture.
Jasper Group has expanded its operations with the purchase of a 1.2 million square foot manufacturing facility in Orleans.
A group of local investors has launched a website dedicated to selling tickets for concerts, professional and collegiate sporting events and other venues across the United States.
A technician from Jasper-based Hoosier Busines Machines was named the national winner of the Kyocera Technical Service Awards Competition by KYOCERA Document Solutions America.
JASPER — Jasper native Brittany Becher, 32, loves small businesses.
Huntingburg—Last week, Current Blend hosted a pitch contest which ended with two local entrepreneurs receiving grant money to support their aspirations.
Buehler Inc announced Save A Lot will be rebranded as Cash Saver Market beginning December 8.
JASPER— Food production was the hot topic Friday morning at the second annual Southwest Indiana Agriculture Economic Summit.
John Seng has no problem reciting the Boy Scout Law.
A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.
“It’s things you should do,” he explained.
Meyer Distributing was named the Warehouse Distributor of the Year Thursday evening at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) conference in Las Vegas.
After a successful 2016 launch, Dubois County-based business owners Crystal Buehler and Amanda Tempel are releasing a 2018 edition of their Empower + Attain Planner. The organizational product is designed for those seeking motivation and structure in their lives.
Kimball Hospitality, a subsidiary of Kimball International, Inc. announced the acquisition of the assets of D’style Inc. and its subsidiary Allan Copley Designs, headquartered in Chula Vista, Calif. The closing is expected to be complete within the next 30 days.
Memorial Hospital Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
Reflections, an event venue on Huntingburg’s northside, is getting some new owners as well as a major facelift.
Regency Properties, a commercial real estate company specializing in county seat communities, announced the addition of Harbor Freight and JOANN Stores to their national and regional tenant lineup at Germantown Shopping Center in Jasper, Indiana.
Yes Power Yoga has moved from its original location on Fourth Street to the opposite end of the street.
Made with Grace announced they will purchase the Jasper Gift Basket & Popcorn Company and move the company to the Newton Street location in the beginning of 2018.
Radius Indiana announced today its support for the Midstate Corridor, which is planned as an interstate-level route connecting U.S. Highway 231 in southern Dubois County to a point along I-69 in the north.
Current Blend and Elevate Southwest Indiana is hosting a Shark Tank-style pitch competition at Current Blend, 307 E 4th St. in Huntingburg, Tuesday, November 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Work on the major renovation of Huntingburg’s historic and iconic Fourth Street is set to begin in February.
Dr. Tracy Lorey, the superintendent of the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation, likened the process of designing and implementing a new combined elementary school to a puzzle.
Peaking the interest of a major hotel management company like General Hotels and actually getting them to invest in a community are usually separated by a chasm of uncertainty.
Our world keeps changing and growing. We experience the changes in our own lives and we know from experts that the change will continue. Changes in how we live and work are happening all around. Today, coding is a basic skill needed for the new systems, and Current Blend seeks to help train students for the coming age.
The former Swifty Gas Station on Huntingburg’s northside is being renovated to be turned into a Marathon Gas Station and convenience store.
The Latino Collaboration Table will host a series of discussions on employment and school relations in the Latino community
Marriott Jasper will break ground on the new Fairfield Inn and Suites at the River Centre on Wednesday, October 18.
Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner’s voice choked up as he was finishing his remarks regarding the creation of Market Street Park at Tuesday’s groundbreaking.
Governor Eric J. Holcomb and INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness visited Jasper to announce 396 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $150 million in state-matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.
Harbor Freight will be opening a store at Germantown Shopping Center.
VU Jasper will offer in October short noncredit workshop to improve communication and customer service skills.
Vincennes University Jasper will offer a new Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) training program for Fall 2017.
Former Colts cheerleader and Jasper native Mallory Humbert opened a dance studio in the Jasper Arts Center last week.
Electric Consumer, the monthly publication of Indiana’s electric cooperatives, is recognizing businesses and attractions throughout the state its “Best of Indiana” contest. The magazine’s sixth readers’ choice contest in 15 years allowed readers to vote in eight categories.
Huntingburg Chamber honors community members and businesses creating the next generation of leadership
About 180 people left the Huntingburg Event Center after lunch Thursday with a chicken-themed song playing through their heads.
There was the one time Shannon Roberts drove three IU students from Bloomington to Lansing, Michigan to pick up a Maserati.
The 8th annual Ferdinand Folk Festival, a family and earth-friendly event featuring live music, art, and environmental education, is scheduled Saturday at 18th Street Park in Ferdinand.
The Huntingburg Council approved a one-year $20,000 contract with the non-profit Destination Huntingburg during Tuesday’s meeting.
The Huntingburg Common Council took three steps to push the new Wagon Works housing development along its path to becoming a reality during the regular meeting Tuesday.
The City of Jasper has unleashed an online storytelling tool designed to provide an interactive map-based look at the economic and social investments that have occurred in the city over the past few years.
Dubois Rural Electric Cooperative is sending crews and equipment to assist in Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. The storm has created widespread property damage with more than 6 million without power in the southeastern part of the country.
Vincennes University Jasper Campus Dean Christian Blome has not seen anything quite like the combination of Indiana’s Workforce Ready Grant and Employer Training Grant — and that’s great news for Dubois County students and companies with a stake in Indiana’s specialized workforce.
Have you ever had an idea and spent a lot of time thinking about it while sitting at home on your couch? Did that idea get very far in implementation? We’re guessing not! That’s why Current Blend wants to bring people together to “get your idea off the couch” in our Fall 2017 series.
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Speed dating for business owners; that’s how the founders of a new business networking group in Jasper describes their event.
With changing technologies, some area manufacturers say there’s no doubt the amount of automation they use within their facilities will increase in years to come.
Dubois County is the first to agree to be part of a regional development authority whose goal is to get a bypass road built that would ultimately connect Dubois County to I-69.
The Dubois County Council agreed Monday to join the group.
Jasper Community Arts announced that individual tickets for its upcoming 2017-2018 Season are now available.
A new $5.8 million affordable housing development could bring 56 apartments to Huntingburg.