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Ferdinand Town Council Approves Sewer Rate Increase

October 21, 2016   From the Ferdinand News: The Ferdinand Town Council met in special session Tuesday night and council members reluctantly approved first reading of a rate ordinance (2016-19) to raise sewer rates 31%. The action was taken upon the recommendation of H.J. Umbaugh of Indianapolis, whose initial recommendation was for a 44% increase. For a MORE >

Semi State Marching Band Competition

It’s Semi-State Weekend for High School Marching Bands. A Gold rating this weekend merits a place in the State Finals next Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Jasper Marching Wildcats will march their program at 4:15 pm this afternoon in Class B at Pike High School on Indianapolis’ northwest side. At MORE >

Friends of Arts Makes Grant to Cultural Center

October 20, 2016   Dubois County Free Press:   Another $100,000 grant has been announced for the proposed Jasper Cultural Center. Friends of the Arts, a local non-profit organization created to support the arts and artistic endeavors, made the gift to be equally invested in construction of the proposed Jasper Cultural Center and an endowment at the Dubois MORE >

Special Session of Ferdinand Town Council

October 20, 2016   From the Ferdinand News: The Ferdinand Town Council met in special session Tuesday night (October 18) and upon the recommendation of H.J. Umbaugh of Indianapolis, council members approved first reading of a rate ordinance (2016-19) to raise sewer rates 31%. For a household using an average 4,000 gallons of water per month, this MORE >

Early Voter Turnout Update

October 20, 2016   Dubois County Clerk Bridgette Jarboe reports that in-person early voter turnout has surpassed all absentee voting in the May primary. The robust turnout for this election continued Wednesday with 291 voters coming in to vote and the total voters since the first day of early voting last week now stands at MORE >

Solar Power Could be Coming to SE Dubois School

October 20, 2016   We’ve witnessed the installation of solar parks in two locations in this area recently. In Huntingburg, the city opened a two mega-watt solar park on Phoenix Drive on October 3, in conjunction with Indiana Municipal Power Association. On October 6, Hoosier Energy and Dubois REC opened a 1 mega-watt solar park MORE >

Jasper Common Council Meeting Notes

October 20, 2016   The Jasper Common Council Wednesday night took the following actions: Passed Ordinance 2016-24 to vacate a part of the platted 12 foot public alley between lots 74 and 75 in Summit Heights Addition, just off of Schuetter Road. The request came from John G. Weber, Jr. Passed Ordinance 2016-25 to rezone MORE >

Otwell Miller Academy Gets Conditional Charter

October 19, 2016   It was said when the charter for the new Otwell Miller Academy was rejected by Ball State University, that it wasn’t the end. The announcement was made Monday night that the new school should open this fall with a new conditional charter from Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, MORE >

Number of Voters at 274 on Tuesday

October 19, 2016   274 voters voted early on Tuesday at the Dubois County Courthouse. Clerk Bridgette Jarboe says that’s a great turnout and is above what they’ve been averaging. She reminds voters to bring your photo ID with your current address on it with you when you come to vote early. And, they are MORE >

NE Dubois School Board Meets for Final Time Before Referendum Vote

October 19, 2016   The Northeast Dubois School Board met for the final meeting Tuesday night before the referendum vote on November 8th, in which the school corporation is asking for a tax increase to keep from having to make major changes if additional funding isn’t found to keep the school system running. Superintendent Bill MORE >

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