Huntingburg Hosting Southwest Indiana Film Festival


This Saturday, the first Southwest Indiana Film Festival will be held at the Huntingburg Old Town Hall, 309 North Geiger Street.

Filmmakers were invited to create local films featuring the iconic landmarks and locations of Dubois County as part of the backdrop of their creations.

During the festival, filmmakers, special effects artists, script writers and cinematographers will be open to discuss their craft. Seminars and Q&A sessions are scheduled throughout the day.

The event opens at 10 a.m. and culminates in the evening at about 6 p.m. for the showing of all the films created for the event.

Attendees to the screening will be asked to vote for the People’s Choice Award for the festival. The screening will be followed by the awards ceremony announcing the all the winners.

The schedule of seminars for the day is as follows.

  • 10 a.m. Creating and perfecting your sound for film.
  • 11 a.m. Special effects make-up and props.
  • 12 p.m. Acting
  • 2 p.m. Scriptwriting
  • 3:30 p.m. Directing and Cinematography
  • 5 p.m. Documentary filmmaking
  • 6 p.m. Film screenings open followed by the awards ceremony

This event was made possible by our sponsors, Dubois County Tourism, Friends of the Arts, City of Huntingburg, Smithville Communications, Farbest Foods, Dubois County Community Foundation, Uebelhor and Sons, Uebelhor Oil, Mike Braun, Wilson Flowers, Southern Indiana Investment/Jeff T. Schneider, Jasper Lions, Jade Eden Entertainment, Robert McCarty, Kunkel Insurance, Tom Schmidt, Wagner Family Dental, Jasper Seating Foundation, Wood Forest National Bank


New Haunted Huntingburg Events Scheduled

Haunted Huntingburg

The second annual Haunted Huntingburg will be taking place on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 with even more events in store. People from all around get in the Halloween spirit in Huntingburg as this events takes place the second full weekend in October.

Haunted Huntingburg officially kicks off with a Halloween house decorating contest on October 9th, where participants get creative in making their home a frightening display. Prizes will be awarded for the top house that enters in the following three categories: judges’ choice, spookiest, and best special effects.

On Friday, October 10th, join in the frightening tales of haunted buildings on Huntingburg Historic 4th Street with Ghost Tours taking place every half hour from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Tickets for the Ghost Tours are available for $8.

After Ghost Tours, make your way to the Gaslight at 10 p.m. EST to watch a horror movie for FREE on a huge screen with other horror film enthusiasts. Movie is rated R and material may not be suitable for children or teenagers.

zombie5klogoOn Saturday, October 11th, festivities begin at 9 a.m. EST as Zombies take over the city during Haunted Huntingburg’s Zombie 5K. Price of registration is $25. Day of registration will begin at 8 a.m. EST. Zombie makeovers are available for participants on request and based on availability. The Zombie 5K  registration and start will happen at Old Town Hall.

After the Zombie 5K at 11 a.m. EST, Haunted Huntingburg Ping Pong Tournament is taking place, with a singles tournament for ages 18 and under, a singles tournament for ages 18 and over, and a doubles tournament open to all ages. Price to enter is $5. The Ping Pong Tournament will be at Huntingburg’s Teen Outback.

On Saturday evening, the Teen Outback will have a costume contest and hayrides, and at 9 p.m. EST, Haunted Huntingburg’s Family Movie Night takes place on Huntingburg Historic 4th Street for a great family outing. These events are family friendly and FREE.

Other activities this festive weekend include: Ghost Stories contest, pumpkin coloring contest for children, and more! Tickets and registration forms for events are available at Huntingburg City Hall, Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce, Around The Corner, Optimal Performance Chiropractic, and Dubois County Visitors Center. For details and more information, visit the website at or contact Destination Huntingburg at 812-683-5699.

Proceeds for Haunted Huntingburg benefit Destination Huntingburg and other Huntingburg Programs. Destination Huntingburg is an organization of volunteers dedicated to encourage, enrich and develop an inviting atmosphere in Huntingburg. Destination Huntingburg is committed to preserving our history, while leading the way in civic, cultural, social and economic activities.

Committee members and community partners for this event includes:

Destination Huntingburg, President—Rachel Steckler; Destination Huntingburg, Vice PresidentJayme RascheDestination Huntingburg, Promotions Committee ChairJenna Gogel; Huntingburg Chamber of CommerceNick Stevens; DC BroadcastingPeter Marshall; Dubois County Visitors Center & Tourism CommissionWhitney Hall


Ground-Breaking Ceremony for 13th Home on October 4th


Jasper, IN — Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County will break ground on its 13th home on Saturday, October 4th at 8am.  The ceremony will be located at 4232 South County Road 170 East – just north of Bretzville.  The day’s events will include a blessing and prayer followed by the ceremonial turning of the dirt to recognize the beginning of the home construction for the Rita Bender-Schroeder family.

Melissa Baxter, Habitat’s Executive Director, stated, “We are so very ready to make this first step toward placing the Bender-Schroeder family in a new, decent, affordable home.  This ground breaking represents the first time in Dubois County HFH history that we have endeavored to build two homes in one year!  We are thrilled and thankful to be able to help more families in need in our community this year and hope that this continues for years to come! We welcome and encourage everyone to come out and learn more about how our Habitat volunteers are working to eliminate poverty housing in Dubois County.”

Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County was founded 17 years ago and has helped thirteen local families by partnering with them to build simple, decent housing.  Funding is received from individual and corporate donors as well as from the ReStore, which is Habitat’s retail business that sells to the general public new and gently used home improvement items, furniture, decorations, etc. at discounted prices.  All products in the ReStore have been donated by local individuals, businesses, and manufacturers.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity, the ReStore, and opportunities to become a volunteer or donor, please call Melissa Baxter at 482-5995.


Habitat’s vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.


2014 OCRA Regional Conferences-Jasper Oct 14th


Keynote Presentation from:

  • Lt Governor Sue Ellspermann

Presentations from:

  • Dick Heupel, Director Economic & Community Development, Ball State Building Better Communities
  • Michael Hicks, Director Center for Business and Economic Research, Ball State University
  • Sharon Canaday, Associate Director, Economic & Community Development, Ball State Building Better Communities
  • Bo Beaulieu, Director, Purdue Center for Regional Development
  • Michael Wilcox, Assistant Program Leader, Economic & Community Development, Purdue Extension
  • Scott Hutcheson, Senior Associate, Economic Development & Business Growth Strategist, Purdue University

Be the first to learn about two brand new community economic development tools created exclusively for Indiana’s smaller communities and how you can apply to participate in them.  Presenting and answering questions about the programs and how to apply for them will include OCRA and its partners from the Purdue Center for Regional Development, Ball State’s Building Better Communities, and Center for Business and Economic Research.

Hometown Collaboration Initiative is an organizational program for communities that are serious about expanding their leadership and civic engagement pipelines, embracing new strategies for more vibrant local economies, and driving new avenues to leverage the built and natural resources unique to that place. This program provides communities with access to world-class thought-leadership and expert coaching on the ground.

Community Readiness Initiative is a state of the art economic development assessment and strategic planning tool.  Cities and towns are able to access a wealth of economic data and analysis and compare that data with existing local planning.  The CRI then engages in community conversation about the local economy so that they can move from the process with a solid data proven economic development strategy.

Learn about:

  • Stellar Communities
  • Shovel Ready Certification for economic development
  • Indiana Main Street organization and best practices
  • Community Entrepreneurship program offered by OCRA and the Office of Small Business and Engagement
  • Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch Relay – 92 counties, 2,400 miles, six weeks, from our first state capitol building to an everlasting flame to celebrate our history and ignite our future.

Also learn about these and more funding resources:

Place Based Investment Fund, Downtown Enhancement Grant, Main Street Revitalization Program, Small Cities and Towns Community Development Block Grant.

*presenters will vary based on location

Dates and Locations:

  • Valparaiso   October 2
  • New Castle October 7
  • Scottsburg  October 8
  • Bloomington  October 10
  • Jasper      October 14
  • Kendallville  October 23
  • Crawfordsville   October 28
  • Peru   October 30

To view the webpage, click:

REGISTER NOW! Cost $40.00


VUJC: Quickbooks for Beginners


Discover how to manage and maintain your business finances by automating your accounting and financial reporting functions.

Use this computerized program to set your company’s chart of accounts, receive payments, pay bills, create lists, track cash sales, enter bills,create invoices, make deposits, reconcile bank accounts and write checks in order to more easily manage your financial decisions.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Set up a Chart of Accounts
  • Create Invoices
  • Receive Payments
  • Track Both Cash and Charge Sales
  • Make Deposits
  • Pay Bills
  • Create Lists
  • Reconcile Bank Accounts
  • Produce Financial Reports

8 Tuesdays, October 7 thru November 25
6 to 8 p.m.

(Deadline  to register is Sept. 30th)

Instructor: Kay Hagerdon, Adjunct faculty, Vincennes University Jasper Campus.

Fee: $189 (includes text)

To register call 481-5937 or send an email to



Dubois County Community Foundation Seeks Creative Community Projects

Creative Community

Dubois County Community Foundation announces Creative Community, an area of focus to inspire creativity and imagination. Through Creative Community, the Foundation seeks to fund projects that will enhance art, culture and design in Dubois County.

“At the heart of this effort is the belief that art and culture are integral to community life,” Foundation grants committee chair, Jen Verkamp said. “Creative Community seeks to inspire efforts that will strengthen the linkages among art, culture and commerce, making our communities even more vibrant places to live.”

Creative Community proposals are only limited by the imagination of the applicants and could include architecture, design, events, literature, music, folk, media, performing and visual arts.

“Dubois County recognizes the central role that art, culture and design plays in the shaping of the social, physical and economic futures of our communities,” said Foundation CEO Brad Ward. “It is found in the heritage we preserve and celebrate, the products we design and manufacture, and the welcoming factor inherent among our communities.”

Individuals, in partnership with nonprofit organizations, are encouraged to submit a one-page letter of intent to describe how the project will promote art, culture and design. Viable projects will be considered for funding.

A “creative think-tank” will be held on Thursday, September 18 at 5:30 pm at the office of the Dubois County Community Foundation, 600 McCrillus Street, Jasper. The conversation will surround ideas for creative community projects and is open to the public.

“By thinking differently and outside the box, we all can make Dubois County even better,” Ward said. “The creative think-tank is the start of an ongoing conversation. I hope Creative Community projects catalyze the utilization of art, culture and design as the means for us to connect over new ideas and deliver some of the next big things to happen in Dubois County.”

To learn more, visit Any questions about can be answered by calling the Foundation at 482-5295.


Huntingburg Farmer’s Market Teams up with Herbstfest

Huntingburg Chamber logo farmerlogoFamily Roots Nursey

Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce is excited about teaming up once again with the Huntingburg Herbstfest for the September 27th Huntingburg Farmer’s Market. The Huntingburg Farmer’s Market for one week only will be at the Huntingburg Municipal Park in front Dan Merkel Field for the Huntingburg Herbstfest.

Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and Market Master, Nick Stevens says “We are honored and excited to bring these two great community activities together in one place. The Market and the Herbstfest mean so much to our great community. By giving the community the opportunity to come to one place for this event is just wonderful. Just another reason why Huntingburg is such a Stellar Community.”

We are looking for local farmers and individuals who might be interested in selling their produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, meat, and other homemade/handcrafted items at our market. The Huntingburg Farmers’ Market requires that all vendors sell produce that are grown or made in Dubois, Martin, Orange, Crawford, Perry, Spencer, Warrick, Pike, & Davies Counties. Booth spaces are $7 per week.

The Huntingburg Farmers’ Market is organized by the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Family Roots Nursery.  For more information or to become a vendor, please call 812-683-5699.




Kiwanis Club: 8th District Congressman Dr. Larry Buscheon to Speak in Huntingburg

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Huntingburg- The Huntingburg Kiwanis Club would like to invite the public to attend Monday September 22nd, at 12:30 PM at the Eagles Club located at 708 E 6th St. Huntingburg, to have the opportunity to hear from Representative Larry Bucshon, the Republican candidate for Congress in District 8. The public is invited to attend the presentation starting at 12:30 PM at the Eagles Club, 708 E 6th, Huntingburg.

Dr. Larry Bucshon was elected to serve as Indiana’s 8th congressional district in November 2010. Before accepting the call of to be a public servant, Dr. Bucshon served as President of Ohio Valley HeartCare, the tri-state region’s most comprehensive cardiology and cardiovascular surgery practice. Additionally, he was serving as Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Medical Director of the open heart recovery intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Dr. Larry Bucshon and his wife Kathryn, who is a practicing physician and anesthesiologist in Evansville, reside in Warrick County. They have four children; Luke, Alexander, Blair and Zoe. The family attends Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Evansville.

The Huntingburg Kiwanis Club has been serving Huntingburg since May 16, 1922. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.


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