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Patoka Lake Cleanup On Again for this Saturday

Patoka Lake (NNDC):

 The 13th annual Patoka Lake Clean Up will be held on Saturday, August 24 at the Patoka Lake Dam.

People of all ages and abilities can sign up on location at 8 am EDT and will be assigned an area to pick up trash and recycling along the shore and roadways. At 11 am, all volunteers return to the dam to be treated to a fish fry, music, door prizes, goody bags.

Service and youth groups are asked to please register in advance, so mark your calendars.

Each year volunteers pick up over 2000 pounds of trash and recycling during this event. All supplies are provided; volunteers just need to show up and are asked to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and consider carpooling to the site as parking may be restricted or congested.

The event is held at the Patoka Lake Corps of Engineers office at the Patoka Lake Dam at 4512 N. Cuzco Road, Dubois.

Habitat Groundbreaking announced

Jasper – (NNDC)

Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County (HFHDC) will be breaking ground on its seventeenth home in Dubois County! Join us at 10 am on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 804 E 9th Street in Huntingburg, Indiana.

Come meet our newest future Habitat Homeowner, Amy, view the house plans, and learn more about homeownership through HFHDC. Refreshments will be served.

We are also seeking volunteer to help build Amy’s house. To view our build schedule, and to sign up to volunteer visit our website at www.duboishabitat.org.

HFHDC provides homeownership opportunities for hardworking individuals and families in Dubois County. Habitat Homeowners contribute sweat equity hours building their own home and take classes to learn the ins-and-outs of homeownership. A stable home means more time to focus on education opportunities for kids, healthier food on the table, and career advancement. Living in a new, energy-efficient home means lower energy bills, improved indoor air quality and lower water bills.

For more information contact: Andrea Ward at 812-482-5995 or andrea@duboishabitat.org

The Isaacs Performance Rescheduled

Jasper – (NNDC)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Isaacs performance scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2019 has been rescheduled to Sunday, December 15, 2019.  Patrons that already have tickets will receive a letter in the mail with new tickets for the correct date.  Tickets already purchased will still be honored.  Those who would like to return their tickets for a refund should call the Jasper Arts Center at 812-482-3070 by Friday, September 6th.

Jasper Community Arts is a department of the City of Jasper. Additional support is provided by Friends of the Arts, Inc., Dubois County Tourism, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts with special thanks to the Community Foundation Alliance.

Dubois County Sports Scores

Dubois County:   Several area high school sports teams were in action on Tuesday night while others were rained out.   A rundown of Tuesday night scores are listed below.


Castle 3 – Jasper 0 (Riley Merder led all hitters with 8 kills, while Regan Egbert contributed 7 kills and 11 digs on the night)

Washington 3 – Southridge 0 (Mikah Goeppner led the Raiders with 4 kills, while Myah Montgomery and Bailey Keusch had 3)

Crawford County 3 – Northeast Dubois 2 (Taylor Dodd had 23 kills, Chloe Terwiske had 43 assists)

Barr-Reeve 3 – Forest Park 0 (Macie Zink had 4 kills, Kylie Giesler finished with 13 assists)



New Albany 6 – Forest Park 0 (The Forest Park boys varsity soccer team traveled to New Albany on Tuesday for their first match of the season. New Albany went up 2-0 in the first half and added another 4 goals in the second half)















‘Kids World’ event begins at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

Santa Claus –  (NNDC)  Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is now hosting Kids World–an event designed especially for kids that features “Fun Zones,” special kid-friendly food, and entertainment created just for families.


“Kids World is all the rides and slides you love about our parks, plus extra shows and entertainment for kids,” says park president Matt Eckert.


Kids love Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari already, but for the weekends between August 17 and September 14 we’ve decided to dedicate the park to the little ones so they can have even more fun!”


Some wind damage Tuesday-More Heat with heat indexes over 100 degrees and some isolated storms tonight


Heavy winds Tuesday causing some damage including trees down on Kellerville road and a few others.  Dubois REC also reported some interuptions to service due to the storm that came through but power was restored quickly to those effected.   Hot today with heat indexes of over 100 degrees so be careful out there drink plenty of liquids like water and take breaks as needed if working in the heat.  The rest of the week will bring a continued chance for showers and thunderstorms.

Forecast August 22, 2019


wind speed: 4 mph SSE
wind gusts: 7 mph
Forecast August 23, 2019

Mostly cloudy

Mostly cloudy
wind speed: 4 mph ENE
wind gusts: 9 mph
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Unemployment Remains Low in Dubois County

Dubois County (NNDC):

Dubois County along with two other counties remain tied for the lowest unemployment in the state in July results.

All 3 counties, including Dubois all posted 2.6% unemployment in July. That was up one-tenth of a percent from the previous month for all three.

The overall state rate in July dropped one-tenth of a percent, arriving at 3.4% and remaining lower than the national rate of 3.7%.

The last time Indiana’s unemployment rate was at 3.4 percent was April 2018.

Indiana’s July labor force had a net decrease of 6,608 people over the previous month as U.S. employers as a whole slowed their hiring in July.

For Indiana in total, it was a result of a decrease of 1,274 unemployment and a decrease of about 5,334 employed residents, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Dubois County’s labor force consisted of 23,925 people in July — 23,296 of whom were employed. That left 629 classified as unemployed.

Indiana’s 3.4% July rate was lower than all of its immediate neighboring states.

Monday Sports Scores

Dubois County (NNDC):  All 4 area schools were in action on Monday night as the Fall sports schedules are underway.


In high school Volleyball, Jasper hosted Loogootee but the Lions head home with a 3-1 victory.  Kayla Fuhs led all servers with 4 aces.  Kate Green added 3 aces for Jasper.  Reagan Egbert and Riley Merder led all hitters with 8 kills each, and Allison Mair added 6 kills on the night.   Kate Green dished out 27 assists, while Meridith Hilgefort picked up 25 digs.   The Wildcats return to action on Tuesday night as Jasper travels to Castle to face the Knights.    In the JV match, Loogootee picked up a 2-0 win. Grace Kizior had 7 assists and 2 aces in the loss.   Aspen Sermersheim led all defensive players with 6 digs.   Kennedy Matheis led the Wildcats hitting game for the Wildcats with 3 kills.

Loogootee 3 – Jasper 1

Northeast Dubois 3 – Wood Memorial 0

Tecumseh 3 – Forest Park 1


The Christmas Lake Golf Club hosted Jasper, Forest Park, Springs Valley and Heritage Hills on a hot Monday night.   Jasper picks up the win after shooting 202, followed by Forest Park who finished at 216.  Springs Valley also shot a 216 and Heritage Hills finished in 4th place with a 230.   The medalist was Keisha Bennett (Springs Valley) who shot a 39.   Individual results for Jasper include Anna Schmitt (47), Halle Knies (48), Hillary Springer (53), Avery Bartley (54), Ansley Pierce (56), Allie Schnarr (58) and Emma Ruxer (68).   Individual results for Forest Park include Grace Wendholt (51), Maya Jones (53), Makayla McKim (53), Ella Borden (59), Alexis Lasher (64), Grace Hass (66), Kaitlyn Seffernick (67)


(Girls) Bloomington South 5 – Jasper 0


Southridge 4 – Boonville 1








Road construction continues throughout the Dubois County area

(NNDC) –  Road construction and updating continue throughout the Dubois County area and all construction crews are doing everything they can to keep traffic moving and seem to be doing a good job.   A reminder when you’re getting from point A to point B during this time is first of all pay attention when driving.  Second, keep your speed down when driving through the construction areas and keep not only the workers safe but you also. There is a lot of large equipment being used and moving all the time so paying attention is a must. Third,  give yourself plenty of time to travel in the work areas and know there may be some slower traffic to deal with by doing this it should make driving in town less stressful and keep everyone safe.

Below traffic slowed but moving out on Hwy 56 West near Kluemper Road



Road work along Newton Street Jasper

Notice of Water Shutdowns

Jasper (NNDC):

NOTICE: A FULL SHUT DOWN WILL OCCUR ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019 from around 3:00 am until 12:00 pm.

The are affected will be from 6th and Jackson to 2nd and Jackson.

When the water is turned back on, if you experience discolored or cloudy water, please run your tap until it clears.

The public can always call the Jasper Water Department at 812-482-5252 for status and updates questions.