Girl Scout’s 100th Anniversary

A birthday cake and float was decorated for the Saint Patricks Celebration Parade in Ireland on March 17, 2012 by, clockwise from top left, Nicole Mehringer, 10, Troop 646, Katelyn Sander, 12, Troop 18, and neighbor Hannah Nixon, 12, all of Ireland. The float was followed by girl scouts, brownies and daisies from troops around Dubois County on March 18, 2012.

Girl Scouts from Troop 143, from left, Camille Fleming of Holland, 9, Grace Sickbert of Huntingburg, 9, and Grace Meece of Huntingburg, 10, lifted their feet in the air for the wild sock contest during a lock-in slumber party at Holland Elementary School in Holland April 13, 2012.

Girl Scouts from Troop 425, from left, Chloe Buchanan, 8, Madeline Wanninger, 8, Lexi Freyberger, 8, Kiersten Woehler, 9, Hannah Scott, 9, Gracie Sunderman, 9, troop leader Shelley Merkel, Madelyn Merkel, 9, all of Jasper, gathered in a friendship circle at the closing of a meeting at Precious Blood March 12, 2012. The friendship circle represents an unbroken chain of friendship.


Holy Family Parish in Jasper celebrated the Girl Scout’s 100th anniversary by including Girl Scouts, Daisies and Brownies in the service on March 11, 2012 including, from left, Celeste Eby, 8, Lexi Gress, 8, and Addison Clauss, 9, all of Jasper. While the Girl Scouts are officially a secular organization, they offer patches to encourage girls to explore their faith.



National Day of Prayer

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Dee Hochgesang of Huntingburg sang with her son Caleb, 11, during the National Day of Prayer program Thursday night outside the court house in Jasper. The event included prayers lead by local clergy men and women and songs performed by First Baptist Church Praise and Worship. Brooke Stevens/The Herald

Circle of Concern

Jasper High School students, left to right, Shelby Merder, 17, Thad Harmon, 16, and Steven Zehr, 17, prayed Friday morning during the Circle of Concern youth group at Trinity United Church of Concern in Jasper. The group was started 18 years ago and meets every Friday morning before school. Brooke Stevens/The Herald