Jostens will be doing ring delivery—December 3rd, in the cafeteria from, 7:25-7:55. It was previously scheduled for December 2nd but needed to be changed. Thank you for your cooperation with the change.
You may want to check out the video created by JHS staff!
JHS Wildcat Corner is selling apparel in a spirit pack for Christmas.
Items are listed are sold both individually for purchase or as a pack.
Please use the google form to order.
Orders are due by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2nd and will be delivered/picked up by Friday, December 18th - just in time for Christmas.
Thanks, in advance, for your support of Jasper BPA.
Virtual learning has been going MUCH better than it did last spring. This is due to the efforts of the teachers as well as the students. However, as each day goes by, more students are becoming disengaged. This may include not being present virtually in class or not completing assignments. There is very little time remaining in the semester. We ask that everyone hangs tough and does their BEST over these next few weeks. We would hate for students to fail classes after they have completed so much work to date. As a reminder, we expect in-person learning to resume on Monday, November 30.
Thanksgiving Break November 25-27
Qualities of Self-Regulators
The benefits of self-regulation are numerous. In general, people who are adept at self-regulating tend to possess the following abilities:
Acting in accordance with their values
Calming themselves when upset
Cheering themselves when feeling down
Maintaining open communication
Persisting through difficult times
Putting forth their best effort
Remaining flexible and adapting to situations
Seeing the good in others
Staying clear about their intentions
Taking control of situations when necessary
Viewing challenges as opportunities
(excerpts from verywellmind.com)
School picture orders are in, but obviously won’t be passed out until we are back in school on 11/30. If you need to pick up your prints before the holiday break, please contact Mr. Elrod and we’ll leave them in the office for you to pick up during school hours.
If you have not yet paid the textbook rental and associated fees for this school year, please do your best to pay these as soon as you are able. An invoice was sent a while back if you still have a balance. If you no longer have the invoice, a balance can be found at your Powerschool dashboard. Or, you may email Mrs. Schum at firstname.lastname@example.org A check may be mailed or brought in the school office. Checks should be made out to: Jasper High School
Until further notice, attendance at athletic events is limited to parents only.
If you know someone who has graduated and either ordered a yearbook or would like to purchase one, they are now available in the JHS front office.
Each Monday morning, Young Life will be here on Monday morning starting at 7:15 outside selected entrances with free doughnuts for Jesus to help kickstart students’ day. Please come by, say hello, and grab a doughnut (gloves will be provided for you).
St. John Bosco Youth Ministry is a Catholic youth group that serves the four Jasper parishes. However, ALL are welcome. We have weekly youth nights where we hang out and learn more about our amazing God. In addition to faith discussion, games and snacks are always a must. HS meets every Wednesday from 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm. See below for location details.
Contacts: Jacqueline Ripberger, director: email@example.com
Anna Hayden, assoc. director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community News below:
The Turkey Trot 5k will be held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday Nov 26 at 8:00am starting at River Centre/FitFuel and ending at Downtown Fitness & Running in Jasper. Timing will be provided by To The Finish LLC and age group awards presented to overall and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners including a special 15-19 category for high school age group awards. Register before Nov 13 to guarantee a Brooks long sleeve technical running shirt at https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Jasper/TurkeyTrotDowntownJasperIN
Luke Hochgesang and GRAD GRID:
Subject: Gold Pages - An opportunity to better connect with hometown shoppers
First, our GradGrid team hopes you, your family, and your employees are doing well.
Why are we reaching out? There has never been a more important time to support and shop local. An incredible opportunity currently exists because hometown natives - living both inside and outside of Dubois County - want to better connect with and purchase items from companies like yours. However, there is no single marketplace that exists for these hometown natives to easily discover information on local offerings.
What is GradGrid doing to help? As a result, GradGrid is excited to introduce ‘Gold Pages, by GradGrid’ which enables our ever-growing network of hometown natives to more easily find and purchase your holiday offerings. ‘Gold Pages’ will consist of (a) an easy-to-use spreadsheet of all your holiday offerings on our well-trafficked platform and (b) spotlights on GradGrid’s Facebook page for limited-time sales. Our official launch will be before Black Friday, and Gold Pages is 100% free for businesses and shoppers to utilize.
How to sign up? Please fill out this short form (~1-2 mins) for each of your company's holiday offerings or sale.
Link here: https://forms.gle/4Wz6D8ZLMv5frzhQA
Based on our track record of helping the community - the most recent example being the Dubois County Job Board which saw 5K+ unique visitors and connected multiple companies with excellent candidates - our team feels confident in our ability to help both consumers and businesses this holiday season. Thanks again, and we look forward to working with you.
All the best,
The GradGrid team
All the best,
Co-founder | GradGrid
Associate | L.E.K. Consulting
email@example.com ❘ 812.631.5997 ❘ LinkedIn
The City of Jasper is looking to the future with its Multimodal Transportation Plan and we want your input!
The Multimodal Transportation Plan sets the city's transportation vision, goals, policies, and program for motorized and active modes of transportation and Jasper wants those who live and or work in the area to help shape the vision for the future.
The Multimodal Transportation Plan will not only update a long term transportation vision for the City, but will also be the road map the City follows to get there.
Jasper's Multimodal Transportation Plan includes:
• Prioritized list of project recommendations;
• Estimated project costs;
• Potential funding sources;
• And, a timeline for making it happen.
So how can you contribute to the future of Jasper? Complete this survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/jaspermultimodalplan) and give your feedback by November 25, 2020.
You can view the recording of the Virtual Open House held on November 10. https://app.box.com/s/xkpw250fstmuhylq0lu81c9ezjvddmfh
Jasper Open House Presentation (PDF link)
Jasper Multimodal Plan-Recommended Road Projects (PDF link)
For questions, comments, or more information please contact Jasper Director of Community Development and Planning Darla Blazey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-482-4255, or Cheryl Sharp at email@example.com or 314-446-3793.
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This newsletter is meant to keep you up-to-date with what is
going on with the Jasper Chamber and your fellow Chamber Members.
If you ever have information you would like your fellow members
to read, just let us know.
We cannot possibly list all of the things going on - so our apologies if we
missed your event.
The Jasper Chamber of Commerce:
~~Works to Create a Strong Local Economy
~~Convenes Leaders & Influencers
~~A Champion for a Thriving & Strong Community
~~Develops Networking Opportunities
~~Represents the Interests of Business with Government
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National Chamber Day was last month and we are
SO PROUD to present this fantastic video.
It is about 28 minutes in length - - but well worth your time to sit back
It is more than what we had hoped for - - and is an excellent representation
of the business community and the Jasper Chamber of Commerce.
Thanks to Smithville, Patrick Uebelhor, the participants, and the Gold and
Here's the youtube link:
Registration is now open for Indiana SBDC Digital Transformation Courses!
This is highly recommended for any business interested in cybersecurity!!
These courses were created specifically for Indiana SBDC clients and
are meant to help business owners and leaders adapt to the increased need
for digital tools and offerings.
There are three courses available, each with a different target audience,
delivery method, and focus:
1. Strategy, Risk and Security in Digital Transformation
2. Applying Digital Tools to Your Business Operations
3. Cybersecurity for Your Business
You can find course descriptions on the ISBDC website here
These courses are being offered in partnership with Delta Research and
Purdue cyberTAP and participants will receive a badge from Purdue upon
The SBDC has provided the Jasper Chamber with some
booklets on CYBERSECURITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.
Please stop by and pick one up.
State to Implement Stricter COVID Restrictions
Governor Eric Holcomb says starting this weekend, the state will no longer
be in Stage 5 of the Back On Track Indiana plan. At his weekly COVID-19 press
Conference, Holcomb said he is preparing to sign an Executive Order that will implement
Pandemic requirements to slow the spread of the virus. The state has been at Stage 5
Since September and Holcomb says the new order will be in place for the next
The Dubois County Health Department wants to remind everyone
that the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) virus is continuing to spread
community wide. We are in the ORANGE Zone - - this is serious!!
Wear a mask, wash your hands with soap and water for at least
20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Sneeze or cough into a tissue,
or inside of your elbow. Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as
much as possible. Stay home if you are feeling ill.
Please continue to practice physical distancing and stay at least 6 feet from others. Limit social gatherings.
The statewide mask mandate is still in effect.
What should you continue to do?
~~CONTINUE TO WEAR A FACE MASK/COVERING
~~PRACTICE SOCIAL/PERSONAL DISTANCING
~~INCREASE HYGIENE PRACTICES
~~STAY AT HOME WHEN SICK
~~FOLLOW EMPLOYER GUIDELINES
~~FOLLOW C.D.C. AND LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT
~~LIMIT SOCIAL GATHERINGS - - FOLLOW GUIDELINES ABOVE
The ISDH COVID-19 Dashboard:
has all the information and much valuable information.
Please use this site for all your daily updates.
The ISDH Dashboard updates every day at 12:00 noon.
The Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center is pleased to present
the artwork of oil painter, Betty Beshoar of Frankfort, KY
and potter, Monte Young of Jasper, IN.
Betty Beshoar's landscape paintings are an expression of her emotional
connection to nature.
"I am a self taught artist and am attracted to the visual vocabulary of the
I use painting as a means of becoming awake in the wild", states Beshoar.
Living on the Elkhorn Creek near Peaks Mill Kentucky, she has spent many
hours near water, wondering the woods, and working as a professional aquatic biologist.
This familiarity launches many of her paintings.
Beshoar studied at Artist Attic in Lexington, attended Penland School of
Crafts in Penland, North Carolina, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg,
Tennessee, and Three Pines Studio in Cross Village Michigan.
Monte Young was introduced to making pots at 13 and now, 45 years later,
he is still in love with the process, the product, and most of all the use
of handmade pottery in his day to day life.
Since graduation from college with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in the mid 80's,
Young has relocated his family to 5 states with at least a dozen different homes. Regardless of
their life situation, he had always maintained a pottery studio and continued to make pots.
The exhibit will be in the Krempp Gallery from November 4 - 25, 2020.
The Krempp Gallery, located in the Jasper Arts Center adjacent to the VUJ
Campus, is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, and
Sunday from noon to 3 pm. School groups, clubs and students are welcome.
Admission is free.
For more information, please call the Arts Center at 812-482-3070.
The Jasper Arts Center is managed by Jasper Community Arts, a department
of the City of Jasper. JCA is supported by the Friends of the Arts, Inc.,
the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
A DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF JASPER
The Dubois County Museum announces Christmas Festival at the Museum,
called: "Community Connections"
On Nov. 19, the many communities of Dubois County display their personalized
Seventeen trees will be decorated by communities from Dubois County.
Also on display will be: the Santa Collection of Kay Smock,
Hummel Collection from Mae and Don Metzger display, a
Special holiday photo background that will enable visitors to take holiday
Photos, A Dickens Miniature Display, over 30 decorated trees and new this year,
This display will continue till January 3 at the museum.
The museum will host FREE ADMISSION at the following times:
Festival Open House November 19, from 5:30-8:00 p.m.,
Saturday, December 12-10-3pm a Christmas Bazaar with ten vendors and Cookies
Sold, Sunday, December 13-1-4pm Swampy carving, Storytime Returns at 1:30 p.m.,
a take home craft, Cookies sold
The final free night will be Thursday, December 17, The Wonder of Wassail
for patrons to experience the holiday traditions and decorations and toast
the coming of the New Year.
Participating vendors on December 12 will be: Pampered Chef-Beth Underwood,
Tastefully Simple-Marlene Eck, Mary Kay-Ruth Coller, The Yellow House
Design-Tiffany Bauer, Handmade Greeting Cards-Ann Weyer, Crafts-Linette Creations-Abby and Kelly, Crafts-Angela T's Serendipity Crafts, Jewelry and Such-Amy Beckman,
Usborne Books & More-Gwen Persohn, Tupperware-Donna Merter and
Cookies and Sweet Treats made by the Museum Volunteers.
Wilstem Wildlife Park announces Wilstem Winter Fest Light Show!
Wilstem Winter Fest will be "ONE OF THE LARGEST LIGHT SHOWS IN AMERICA!"
The one-and-a-half-mile long drive thru light display will feature 2.5
million lights, live nativity, and a chance to see Santa Claus!
Guests will enter a 200-foot drive thru tunnel, which can be seen from the
You will be welcomed by Santa, Elves, and Mrs. Claus adorned in lights.
You may even get the chance to see the big guy himself! The beautiful
covered bridge will be adorned with lights followed by trees wrapped in lights and animated horses.
Guests will then pass through the Victorian Holiday scene, multicolored
spheres hanging from the trees, and then through the animal families consisting of buffalo,
grizzly bear, giraffes, and elephants. Wow, Santa has left the North Pole and went on an
Then you will, venture thru one of the most popular and children friendly
Displays, the Candy Factory. Two lit elves will be directing guests to continue
towards the big red barn and live nativity. Guests will see Santa playing sports with
the reindeer, classic reindeer scenes, a poinsettia farm, woodland animals, and complete
your trip through the 100-foot drive thru tunnel!
Winter Fest will be available November 7th through January 2nd
starting at dark to 9 pm.
For specific dates of operation or to purchase tickets visit
Ticket pricing is $30 per car.
To purchase tickets or learn more, visit www.wilstem.com or call
Kimball Electronics Records Q1 Profit
Jasper-based Kimball Electronics Inc. (Nasdaq: KE) is reporting fiscal first
quarter net income
of $16.8 million, compared to $6.5 million during the same period a year
Chief Executive Officer Donald Charron says sales in the company's medical
division increased 25% from the first quarter of 2020. Read More
SHOE SENSATION TO HOST 5th ANNUAL SOCKS FOR TROOPS FUNDRAISER
Shoe Sensation is collecting socks for members of the Military and local
NOVEMBER 1st-DECEMBER 31st, 2020 - Shoe Sensation, a regional chain of
name brand family shoe stores, is hosting its 5th annual "Socks for Troops"
fundraiser in all of their 203 retail locations. Last year Shoe Sensation
Collected over 30,000 pairs of socks and hopes to continue the success of the
rogram in 2020. This year, each store will be collecting socks for
Active-duty military personnel or local veterans in their communities. Shoe Sensation
will have military approved socks for customers to purchase and donate in-store.
Customers will receive 20% off socks purchased for a donation at
Shoe Sensation and a $10 off $50 coupon vailed on customers' next purchase.
Shoe Sensation locations will also serve as a drop off point for customers
To bring in new socks they have collected on their own*
"2020 has been a tough year for everyone in our communities.
This is no exception for the country's military personnel. A small gesture
can go a long way in providing them with comfort during the holidays.
We appreciate the sacrifices of our armed forces and their families make
in their personal lives to protect our safety and our countries interests.
This is one way we can show our appreciation to the men and women
who serve in our armed forces and to our Veterans that have served
our country," says David Bateman, Community Connections Director
and creator of the Socks for Troops program for Shoe Sensation.
"Socks for Troops" will begin on November 1st and Shoe Sensation
will continue collecting socks until December 31, 2020.
Shoe Sensation in Jasper will be donating its socks to American Legion.
Please visit your local Shoe Sensation for details on the specific
supported charity or organization. For additional information about
Socks for Troops or to find a Shoe Sensation near you,
*Due to Covid-19 concerns, outside sock donations must be brand new and
donated in its original packaging. Shoe Sensation CANNOT accept used
pairs of socks or socks without its original packaging.
About Shoe Sensation
Shoe Sensation locations will showcase over 10,000 pairs of first-run shoes
as well as a large assortment of
fashion accessories and shoe care products. National brands such as Under
Armour, Nike, Clarks, Skechers,
and many others will be conveniently available for the whole family. The
store will carry a large selection of
men's, women's, children's, and athletic footwear in a better-branded
Shoe Sensation will be an easy-to-shop environment where associates will
deliver exceptional customer service.
Process Center available to accept magazines,
books, batteries and plastic bags for recycling
As the pandemic continues and we continue to serve Dubois County residents
the best we can, the Solid Waste District would like to announce that the Process Center can
Accept some items that are temporarily "on hold" from being taken at the 8 county
Our eight county drop sites are open on a contactless and self-serve basis.
This has allowed them to continue regular hours so far through the entire pandemic. However,
there are certain items that residents have been asked to hold on to, due to the contactless
operation of the sites.
Our Process Center location is now able to take those items from any Dubois
County resident during our regular public hours. The Process Center hours are much
more limited than the regular residential sites, but we hope that many residents can take
advantage of this and get those items they have been storing up properly recycled.
Items to be accepted at the Process Center and how to sort those items into
* Magazines/Catalogs - slick glossy paper
* Books/booklets/magazines/catalogs- any other type of paper
* Bag/film plastic- clean/dry plastic grocery bags, retail bags, paper
towel wrap, newspaper bags, plastic air pillows, etc.
* Non-alkaline batteries- button cell, rechargeable of any kind,
lithium, Nickel-cadmium, lead acid, etc.
Residents are required to wear a face covering while on site, and to stay in
their vehicle until the attendant has greeted them. One resident is served at a time.
Be prepared to hand small amounts to attendant or to be asked to get out and
unload your own items.
The Process Center is located at 1103 S 350 W, Jasper and regular public
Hours are 8 am to 1 pm Monday through Friday, closed all county holidays.
We will have special extended hours on Tuesday, November 24, which will be 8
am until 6 pm.
The SWMD Facebook page will have the most up to date information.
More information about the Process Center services can be found at
www.duboiscountyrecyles.org or calling 812-482-7865
Kimball International Enters Agreement to Acquire Poppin, Inc.
Kimball International recently outlined plans to accelerate its business
into the future with the next phase of the Kimball International strategy, Connect
Today, we're excited to share our intent to acquire a fast-growing,
digitally enabled commercial furniture company: Poppin. Poppin designs fresh and clever
commercial furniture that is made to mix, match and scale in today's modern
office and work-from-home environments. Founded in 2009 and headquartered
in New York City, it has about 100 employees. Poppin has combined its
eCommerce platform with a dedicated salesforce and network of five showrooms
to rapidly become one of the industry's leading disruptors, serving small-
To medium-sized businesses and selling direct to consumers at Poppin.com.
Kimball International's deep industry and operational expertise combined
with Poppin's direct and digitally native platform uniquely positions us in
the evolving commercial furnishings marketplace.
Kristie Juster, CEO of Kimball International commented, "The addition of
Poppin to the Kimball International family provides us with a meaningful growth
Engine that aligns with our recently-launched Connect 2.0 Strategy and with our
Longer term vision to create a leading omnichannel commercial furnishings design
powerhouse." The company's focus will be on accelerating both businesses and
on preserving what is already working well. Poppin headquarters will remain
In New York City, where its founders and management team will continue to lead
and grow the business. We are confident this acquisition will propel
Kimball International forward, creating one of the leading omnichannel
commercial furniture companies in the industry, based in Jasper, Indiana.
About Kimball International, Inc. For 70 years, Kimball International has
created design driven furnishings that have helped our customers shape
spaces into places, bringing possibility to life by enabling collaboration,
discovery, wellness and relaxation. We go to market through our family of
Kimball, National, Interwoven, Etc., Kimball Hospitality,
and D'style by Kimball Hospitality. Our values and high integrity are
demonstrated daily by living our Purpose and Guiding Principles that
establish us as an employer of choice. We build success by growing long-term
relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, and the
communities in which we operate. In fiscal year 2020, the company generated
$728 million in revenue and employed over 2,800 people.
JASPER COMMUNITY ARTS BRINGING MAGIC TO BLACK FRIDAY
In the new COVID world, The Amazing Max has stepped onto the virtual stage.
Since mid-March, Max has led over 900 virtual magic experiences, using
Zoom/FaceTime to connect with families. Max's patrons live all over the U.S. and all over the
world including Canada, Mexico, Finland, Kuwait, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Australia.
Unable to perform in-person, and with many families having to alter their
plans for the Thanksgiving holiday, Max has partnered with Jasper Community Arts to
perform perhaps his most incredible feat ever: Getting kids truly excited about performing magic
themselves and - in the process - showing them how to believe in themselves. During the month of November, Max will be working with local non-profits to bring some magic into their day.
At the end of the month, Max will bring his virtual, magic experience to the public through two free performances.
Max will bring his magic and jokes, plus teach kids magic tricks using
objects available right in their home. Magic experience not required!
All kids will need is 1 pencil, 2 quarters, 2 nickels, 2 pennies, and a deck
The performances, presented by Jasper Community Arts, are free to the public
and will be held via Zoom on Friday, November 27, at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
Recommended for ages 6 & up. For younger kids who would like to participate,
an adult presence is recommended to help them with the tricks.
Space is limited so prior registration is required.
Those interested can reserve their 'seats' at jasperarts.corsizio.com
Participants will receive a zoom link prior to the start of the event.
Video teaser: https://youtu.be/LSC6Yht36Ko
About The Amazing Max
When Max Darwin was a baby he was thrust onto the stage by his
His solo show, The Amazing Max, has played Off Broadway, toured all over the
World, and received rave reviews from The New York Times, Huffington Post, and PBS
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 Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.
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