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INDOT Offers Tips For Memorial Day Weekend Travel; Plan Ahead

Plan Extra Travel Time, Stay Informed for Holiday Weekend TrafficINDOT pulls back road closures, assists with Indy 500 traffic Memorial Day traditionally marks the start of the summer travel season in Indiana. And whether you’re attending the Indianapolis 500, vacationing, visiting family and friends, or just passing through, INDOTurges drivers to plan extra travel time, MORE >

LOCAL NEWS: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Police Asking for Public’s Help in Hit & Run Crash Monday JASPER — The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help finding the driver involved in a hit and run Monday. Deputies responded to the crash that happened around 12:40 Monday afternoon at the intersection of State Road 162 and Schnellville Road MORE >

John Garriety Bies, D.D.S. (“Jack”), 85 – Jasper

John Garriety Bies, D.D.S.  (“Jack”), age 85, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 8:00pm, Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper surrounded by loved ones. Jack was born in Montgomery, Indiana on July 12, 1931 to Garriety and Leona (Butcher) Bies. Jack was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lucille Caroline MORE >

William “Bill” M. Blume, 91 – Celestine

William “Bill” M. Blume, age 91, of Celestine, Indiana, passed away at 9:24 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana.   Bill was born in Birdseye, Indiana, on April 23, 1926, to William C. and Elizabeth (Miller) Blume.    Bill previously worked at  Jerry Seidl Sawmill MORE >

Timothy J. Strange Jr., 83 – Loogootee

Timothy J. Strange Jr., 83, of Loogootee, passed away on Saturday May 20, 2017 at Daviess Community Hospital. He was born in Bedford, Indiana to the late Timothy J. Sr. and Francis (Ford) Strange. Tim married Alice (Acton) Strange on February 28, 1953 and they raised five children together in Loogootee. He retired from U.S. MORE >

LOCAL NEWS: Monday, May 22, 2017

Over $65,000 Raised During Jasper’s “Give Where You Live” Event Friday JASPER — Friday was a day of giving across Jasper. The “Give Where You Live” fundraising event raised over $65,000 for city arts’ initiatives such as the upcoming Jasper Cultural Center and renovations to the historic Astra Theatre. The Go-Fund-Me Campaign on-line topped its MORE >

“Give Where You Live” Event Friday to Benefit Jasper Arts’ Initiatives

By: David Shepherd – Director of News & Public Information WITZ AM / FM & WQKZ FM JASPER — An event being held across Jasper Friday encourages residents to GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE! Participating businesses in the city will donate a portion of proceeds made Friday to support local arts’ initiatives, specifically, the construction of MORE >

EMA: Deadline to Report Flood Damage Fast Approaching

By: David Shepherd / Director of News & Public Information DUBOIS COUNTY–  Several agencies, including the Dubois County Emergency Management Agency, Purdue Extension Office and Indiana Department of Homeland Security are urging area flood victims, who haven’t already done so, to report their damage on-line. The deadline is fast approaching for those damage reports. The MORE >

Purdue: Local Yield Forecasts Look Promising Despite Early Season Flooding

Article Submitted By:  Bob Nielson / Purdue Extension Office Although two weeks of occasionally heavy rain and some unseasonably cold temperatures slowed planting progress and threatened newly emerging plants throughout Indiana, Purdue Extension corn specialist Bob Nielsen said there is still time to have a good grain crop if, as expected, weather conditions improved. The key, Nielsen MORE >

HEADLINES: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Serious Log Jam Along Patoka River Has Dubois Co. Officials Concerned JASPER – The Dubois County Commissioners met Monday, where they were briefed about a serious log jam in the Patoka River. In fact, county officials say there are several smaller log jams leading to the larger one, and that could spell trouble for area MORE >

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