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Dubois County (NNDC):

Farm wallpapers, Photography, HQ Farm pictures | 4K WallpapersLocal family farms were recently recognized at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 100 years or more.

According to State Rep.  Mark Messmer (R-Jasper), these farms throughout the area were presented a Hoosier Homestead Award for being family owned and operated for 100 years.

  • The Victor A. Beckman Farm, located in Dubois County, has been in operation since 1849, and received Centennial and Sesquicentennial awards;
  • The Joshua J. Himsel Farm, located in Dubois County, has been in operation since 1887 and received the Centennial Award; and

“Indiana’s agriculture industry has a huge impact on every Hoosier’s day-to-day life,” Bassler said. “It’s important to recognize these families who have carried on agricultural traditions for over 100 years. Congratulations!”

“Family farms are essential to the economy and cultural tradition of our state,” Lindauer said. “With the increased demand for locally grown food and products, family-owned farms like these are making an even bigger impact. Congratulations to our local award winners for their contributions and commitment to our area.”

“Family-owned farms are the backbone of our state’s agriculture industry,” Messmer said. “I want to congratulate these families on preserving the Hoosier tradition of farming and wish them the best as they continue to serve their communities.”


The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana has honored Next Act Inc. with its Performing Arts Award.

The award was presented at the council’s Annual Arts Awards Celebration Thursday evening at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Evansville.

Next Act is a nonprofit that purchased and refurbished the Astra Theatre in downtown Jasper.

The Astra first opened in 1937 and then closed in 2002. Reopening the theater was part of Jasper’s 2010 master plan and Next Ac purchased the theater in 2015.

The group has hosted multiple events there during their efforts to raise funds to fully renovate the theater and after 3 years, the historic theater reopened to the public in April or 2018.


Local man turns self in to police after charges of multiple felon

A Holland man turned himself  in to police to answer to a warrant charging him with felony domestic battery and intimidation.

The Dubois Circuit Court warrant charges Zackery A. Head, 24, 401 N. First Ave., Holland, with Level 6 felony counts of intimidation and domestic battery in the presence of a child.

State Police investigated the incident which supposedly occurred in Holland on Aug. 1.  A female victim reported the alleged domestic battery Aug. 3.

An apparently there was a verbal disagreement between Head and the supposed victim turned physical. Later, Head was alleged to have sent the victim threatening text messages.

The warrant for Head’s arrest was issued Wednesday. He was Arrested and posted bond later in the afternoon.


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