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St. Mary’s Quilt Show

St. Mary’s Church in Huntingburg will have its Quilt Show on Saturday, August 27 after Mass from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 28 from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the activity center gymnasium. Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria by the Youth Group after 7:30 and 10:00. Masses on Sunday. Twenty quilts and three special quilts will be on display to be raffled off at the church’s annual picnic on Sunday, September 18.

Local Food Fair

The Dubois County Local Food Expo will be held August 30 from 5-8 p.m. at Sultan’s Run Golf Club (1490 N Meridian Rd, Jasper). Tickets are $25 per meal and include a 3-course meal prepared by Chef Phil Barth. Sign up at

For questions, call 812-482-1782 or email [email protected]

Women Empowerment Event

Dubois County’s women’s leadership organization, Women Empowering Women (WEW), will meet on Wednesday, August 31 to hear Sandy Smith’s presentation on “Why Are You Famous?” Why do you want to be famous? The August session will be held at the Jasper Public Library in Hickory Rooms A and B. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for networking prior to the 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. EST meeting. This event is open to all potential and current WEW members.

You, Inc.! What are you known for and what do you want to be known for? The question is not about success; the question is, ‘Are you going to get closer to your greatest potential?’ Join us to discover the dormant potential that will generate momentum and energy in your life! In this session, we’ll unpack seven ways to make You, Inc. better.

Advance reservations for lunch are required for members and guests. Reservations must be made by calling the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 812-482-6866 or by emailing [email protected] by Friday, August 26. The cost of lunch is $10.00 per person and is payable at the door.

The mission of Women Empowering Women is to inspire women in business to reach their highest potential by instilling confidence, building networks and promoting community in Dubois County. Membership is open to any woman in business who lives or works in Dubois County.

For more information about WEW and to access a membership application, contact the Jasper Chamber of Commerce.

Patoka Lake Star Party

The 31st annual Patoka Lake Star Party has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 27, from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on its beach.

Telescopes will be set up for observation of the night sky, and members of the Evansville and Louisville Astronomical Societies will help participants identify celestial objects, including planets, stars, constellations, nebulae and distant galaxies.

The $7 per vehicle entry fee for Indiana residents and $9 for out-of-state vehicles is required for the Newton-Stewart Recreation Area, located north of Wickliffe on State Road 164.

For more information regarding this program or other interpretive events at Patoka Lake, call the Nature Center at 812-685-2447.

Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Dinner

A dinner will be held Thursday, September 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. at VFW Post #673 in Jasper. Members whose surname begins with A to M, bring a covered dish. Members whose surname begins with N to Z, bring a dessert. Meat and Vegetables will be served as well as drinks and dishes are available. The Christmas dinner will be discussed at that time as well as the Veterans’ Christmas gifts. Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the VFW.

We would be delighted to welcome you to our meetings. RSVP to Donna Brittingham, Commanding Officer at 812-630-3029 by 9/1/2022 for dinner.

JHS Class of 1967 Reunion

The Jasper High School Class of 1967 will hold their 55th annual class reunion on Saturday, September 3 beginning at 5 p.m. at Jasper Moose Lodge. If you haven’t submitted your reservations yet but would like to join, please text or call Sylvia Seger at 812-630-5485.

Pervasive landowner training

Landowners are encouraged to register for this comprehensive one-day training located at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center (11371 Purdue Farm Road Dubois, IN).

This hands-on, hands-on training by foresters and natural resource professionals will include topics such as: evaluating your invasive plant program, the three pillars of invasive plant management, selecting control options, using and herbicide considerations, funding for control and technical assistance, and setting goals and objectives for invasive species management. It will include classroom portions, as well as a field demonstration of invasive control equipment and methods, and will include lunch.

The training costs $25 and will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 10. Register before September 2 by contacting Jessica Condra at 812-482-1171 x3, or [email protected]

Wigand family reunion

John and Mary (Schnell) Wigand’s family reunion will be on Sunday, August 28 at the Jasper Outdoor Recreation Club. A take-out dinner will be served at 1 p.m. Please bring your own drinks. Table service will be provided.

For more information, call Sylvester Voegerl at 812-326-2232 or email [email protected]

Emanuel Lutheran Hill Homecoming

Emanuel Lutheran Hill Church in rural Dubois, Indiana, will host the annual homecoming on Sunday, September 18 at 2:30 p.m. Reverend Tim Kraemer of Christ Lutheran in Haysville will lead the service. Holy Communion will be celebrated during the service. After the

service, there will be a take-out meal in the old school. The public is invited to join in the activities at the old Hill Church.

St. Meinrad Parish Picnic

The annual St. Meinrad Parish Fall Picnic will be held on the church grounds on Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CDT.

Parishioners, friends and neighbors are invited to enjoy entertainment throughout the day, including live music at the outdoor dining pavilion, weather permitting. Featured are fried chicken dinners, famous soup (by the bowl or gallon), ice cream from Windmill Chill, and a food court with burgers and cheeseburgers.

Other activities include a children’s zone with games and activities, live music by The Hagedorn Family Band and an architectural tour of the parish church at 11am. Take a virtual tour of the parish cemetery to locate and view specific burial sites, headstone photos and an aerial map of the cemetery at

The country store will offer handicrafts from local artisans, baked goods, preserves, jams, canned goods and, new for 2022, whole pies and cakes.

The celebration will end with a thematic basket and raffles. Raffle tickets are available from any St. Meinrad parishioner. Please return completed raffle tickets and donations to the raffle stands on the day of the picnic. You must be 18 to enter and you do not need to be present to win. Cash prizes will be mailed within 10 business days (Indiana Gaming Commission 2022 License 002566).

Parking is available on the parish grounds, with additional parking on the east lawn. Disabled parking is located on the south side of the church. A shuttle service will be available.

For more information on the Fall Picnic or to view the 2022 Honor Roll, visit

The parish church is open daily from dawn to dusk. For more information on upcoming events, visit

Family recovery education session

In conjunction with the Dubois County Community Foundation, Safe Haven REC welcomes you to our Family Recovery Education Session. Learn about the disease of substance use, free food and drink, narcan distribution, learn about our services and free materials to take home.

The education session will take place on Thursday, September 8 from 6-7 p.m. at the Habig Center (1301 St. Charles Street, Jasper).

Jasper Lions Radio Auctions

Jasper Lions will be hosting a radio auction September 19-22 from 5:30-7 p.m. live on WITZ 104.7 or at the Dubois County Museum. Call 812-482-5955 to make offers. Most items can be viewed the week of the auction on our Facebook page (Jasper Indiana Lions Club).

Patoka Lake Full Moon 5k

Registration is open for the Patoka Lake Full Moon 5K, taking place Saturday, September 10 at 9 p.m.

The race is 3.1 miles and will be run on roads, a well-maintained gravel path and a paved bike path lit by moonlight and tiki torches. All proceeds from this event will go to support Patoka’s Educational Birds of Prey Ambassadors. Early bird registration is $25, which includes a race t-shirt, and can be completed at

For more information or to sponsor this event, contact Race Director Dana Reckelhoff at 812-685-2447 or email [email protected]

Tri Kappa garage sale

The 29th Annual Tri Kappa Sorority Garage Sale will be held Saturday, September 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jasper Middle School. Please use the gymnasium entrance at the back of the school.

More than 50 families participate in this event. Some items included in the sale are a wooden train table with a rolling storage trundle bed underneath, a kitchen table, and children’s bikes/toys. Among the departments included in the sale are: designer boutique, sporting goods, clothing for the whole family, vacation items, home decor, furniture, toys, jewelry, handbags, shoes and accessories.

Additionally, local business gift certificates will be available for purchase at a discounted price. The bakery section will be filled with homemade products.

All proceeds from the sale will be donated to local charities. Recipients for our 2021-22 fiscal year include: Crisis Connection, Jasper Middle School, The Comfort Zone, Life Springs, Clothe the Children, Riley Cheer Guild, JHS Performing Arts, Youth First, Borrowed Hearts, Dubois County Matrix Lifeline, Dubois County Museum , JHS Robotics Team, SWICACC, Jasper Public Library, JCAC, ROJAC, Mentors for Youth, Survivors of Suicide and 4 scholarships awarded to JHS graduates.

Walking stick workshop at Lake Patoka

Hikers can design and decorate their own walking stick at the Lake Patoka Walking Stick Workshop on Saturday, September 3 at 9:30 a.m. at the Nature Center. The cost for this program is $5 per stick and all supplies will be provided.

After the workshop, there will be a short guided hike to discuss the history of Lake Patoka at 10:30 am.

Saint-Ferdinand High School Class of 1958 Reunion

The St. Ferdinand High School Class of 1958 will hold their annual class reunion on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 1 p.m., at Fleig’s home in Ferdinand. Please contact your classmates who live outside the area and let them know about the meeting. Thanks for trying to attend.

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