Mary Jean “Jeanne” Schurz, 73, Ferdinand

Mary Jean “Jeanne” Schurz, 73, of Ferdinand, died Friday, January 14. She was born June 18, 1948, to Otto and Mary Lou Fritz. Jeanne was a graduate of Ferdinand High School and Sullivan Business College in Louisville. He worked as business administrator of Keller Hospital in Fayette, Missouri, business administrator of the YMCA resort at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, […]

Danny Ray Stutsman, 69, Huntingburg

Danny Ray Stutsman, 69, of Huntingburg, died January 2 at his home. He was born in Huntingburg August 20, 1952, to Robert R. and Leona F. (Lemond) Stutsman. Danny worked at OFS in Huntingburg for over 20 years and he enjoyed fishing. He is survived by one son, Brian Stutsman, Carlisle; and seven siblings, Margie Thompson, San Antonio, Texas, Norma […]

David L. Heichelbech, 71, Jasper

David L. Heichelbech, 71, of Jasper, died Wednesday, January 12, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. He was born in Jasper September 29, 1950, to Earl M. and Frieda J. (Oser) Heichelbech. He married Teri White. She died July 25, 2020. David retired as a truck driver. He is survived by one daughter, Emily Heichelbech; three sons, Scott, Bryan, […]

Lawrence G. Welp, 63, Ferdinand

Lawrence G. Welp, 63, of Ferdinand, died Tuesday, January 11, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Jasper October 10, 1958, to Herbert and Ida Mae (Seifert) Welp. Lawrence was a 1977 graduate of Jasper High School and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper and […]

Omer Eugene “Gene” Mitchell, 86, Huntingburg (Duff)

Omer Eugene “Gene” Mitchell, 86, of Duff area near Huntingburg, died Wednesday, January 5, at The Waters of Huntingburg. He was born in Eckerty December 17, 1935, to Albert and Dovie (King) Mitchell, Sr. Gene retired from the maintenance department at Jasper Rubber Products. He loved fishing, was a bee keeper, and raised and hunted with his coon dogs and […]

Alex Hohl to Seek Reelection to Dubois County Council

Dubois County Councilman, Alex Hohl age 38, has announced that he will seek reelection subject to the May Republican Primary election.  Alex Hohl was selected to represent District 4 (Patoka and Cass Townships) filling a vacancy created by the resignation of long-time Councilman Jerry Hunefeld.  He has served since 2020 on the seven-member fiscal body of county government.  He serves […]


Anthony Quinn has filed to run for Dubois County Superior Court Judge. Quinn filed paperwork Jan. 7 and is seeking the Republican Party nomination. State Senator Mark Messmer recently expressed his support for Quinn’s candidacy.  “I have gotten to know Anthony Quinn quite well both personally and professionally during his time as Prosecutor.  I know he will continue to serve […]


  Republican Beth E. Sermersheim has announced her candidacy for Dubois County Prosecutor. She officially filed to seek the office on January 7, 2022. Sermersheim, 35, has been a deputy prosecutor in Dubois County for more than 10 years, having served as the Chief Deputy Prosecutor in Dubois County since 2015. Prosecutor Anthony Quinn, who recently announced his candidacy for […]