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Haubstadt’s Dewig Meats celebrates 100 years of excellence

(Original Article By Francine Scott-Petit, Star-Times Staff – fpetit@pressdispatch.net) Dewig Meats will mark 100 years of providing quality meats with a celebration this coming Saturday, June 25, and inviting all to join in the festivities. There will be inflatables, games and ice cream for the kids and a huge sale sure to attract patrons from near and far. There will also be drawings for $100 gift certificates for Dewig’s every 100 minutes. The event is being held 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dewigs opened for business in 1916, when Anton Dewig started the meat processing business that has now grown into Dewig

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Going For The Gold: Dewig Meats Braunschweiger

Southern Indiana is rich in German ancestry and Darla Kiesel of Dewig Meats in Haubstadt says one way they carry on the traditions of their forefathers is with their prize winning meats. The infamous Dewig braunschweiger has been garnering attention from local “foodies” and national judges alike. Dewig’s has been competing around the nation and internationally for years, entering braunschweiger in meat and sausage competitions including the Indiana Meat Packers and Processors Association, Wurstfest in Hermann, Missouri and the American Association of Meat Processors and the world famous IFFA trade fair. As they approach their 100th anniversary, Kiesel says they

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Dewig’s Braunschweiger Has Won Several Awards In Local, Regional Competitions

By Aimee Blume A light lunch with a sandwich of cold-cuts is appropriate for any time of year, but when the weather is cold, a heartier, old-fashioned sausage such as braunschweiger hold more appeal. Dewig’s Meat in Haubstadt, where they are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, has won a number of awards for their own house-made braunschweiger. Braunschweiger, literally translated, means a person or thing from the German city of Braunschweig, or Brunswick in the English spelling. Like the “hamburger” and “frankfurter,” however, what we in America call by the city’s name doesn’t necessarily have much to do with

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On The Sausage Trail – Indiana

When televisions’ had two denominations – black and white or color – US Highway 41 was the north to south highway connecting the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Miami, Florida. In the 1960’s a family car trip from Chicago to Miami made Highway 41almost as famous as Route 66. While the interstate highway system has obviated US 41, there are still more than 200 reasons to travel US 41 to Haubstadt, Indiana. For those feint of heart souls who need a reason to travel to southwestern Indiana there are actually more than 200 sausage reasons to travel to Haubstadt. What

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Rural Jewel Still Shines

Third-generation of the Dewig family processes cattle and hogs at 98-year-old Haubstadt plant. When a person shops at Dewig Bros. Packing Co. in Haubstadt, it’s an outing, not just a run to the grocery store to pick something up. When you arrive at Dewig’s at 100 Maple St. you’ll find that the selections offered are not just pork chops and steaks but also pig knuckles, bratwurst and much more. A person can even buy a whole side of beef. Dewig Plant Manager Dean Dewig, 44, a member of the third generation of Dewigs in the meat processing business, said if

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Dewig Meats Wins Big in National Competition

Dewig Meats came home from the American Cured Meat Championship last month with a fistful of awards, including one the Dewigs are particularly proud of: the Cured Meats Excellence Award, on honor they said might be once-in-a-lifetime. “This competition rotates all over the U.S., and this year it was in Charleston, S.C., “Dewig scion Darla Kiesel said.  “These meat packers from all over the U.S. and Canada enter their products. There’s hundreds and hundreds of products here. There are about 20 or more categories you can enter, and this year we won three of them and placed second in another

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Meat and Greet: It’s all in the family for the Dewigs.

Nestled away in Haubstadt, Ind., sits one of the most impressive meat markets in the country. Dewig Meats (pronounced Day-Wig) has been serving customers the finest products and quality in the industry for almost 100 years. “People think of us as a little butcher shop out here, but we sell a lot of meat — thousands and thousands of pounds every day,” says plant manager Dean Dewig. The facility sits on a 10-acre plot, surrounded by roughly 50 acres of family farmland at 100 Maple St. The original Dewig meat market in Haubstadt was about a block and one-half away

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Since 1916, Dewig Bros. Packing has Survived and Thrived

The Tough Get Going. For some businesses, operating in tough economic times is a harrowing experience. Too often it results in a death knell. But for one small Indiana meat company, tougher times have historically seemed to make them stronger. Founded in 1916, Dewig (pronounced Day-Wig) Meats had no refrigeration and could operate only in the winter. They were located in Haubstadt, Ind., a perpetually small town of about 1,500. The firm had no equipment, only knives. For John Dewig, who founded the business along with his two brothers, Anton and Joe, this wasn’t a hardship. Their father had been

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