A Republican caucus has chosen Dean Vonderheide as the new mayor of Jasper. He will fill the remaining year of the term of Terry Seitz, who announced in December he accepted a senior staff position with U.S. Senator-elect Mike Braun.

Vonderheide most recently served as a member of the Jasper Common Council. 

He retired in April 2015 after a 32-year career with Kimball International Inc. That month, he also founded White River Hops LLC, which provides craft beer makers with Indiana-grown hops.

Seitz has been Jasper’s mayor since 2012.

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