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Dubois County Contested Races

Even though this is a mid-term election year and races don’t appear to be energizing voters much, there are some important election choices in Dubois County: For state senator for district 47, incumbent Democrat Richard Young is being challenged by Republican Erin Houchin. For senate district 48, Republican Mark Messmer is facing Democrat Larry Vollmer.  MORE >

Change Clocks This Weekend

This reminder to change your clocks on Saturday night before you go to bed. In the fall we “fall back” one hour – this is the weekend that we do that.  It’s also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors, too.

Reward Offered for Information on Vandalism

A $200 reward is being offered in the investigation of a recent vandalism at the Jasper Outdoor Recreation Club. Authorities say a burned a picnic table and damaged fishing boat were found at the club located on 500N within the past week. The $200 is being offered to anyone who provides information that leads to MORE >

Greater Jasper School Board of Trustee Opening

The Greater Jasper Schools is still asking for applications for the school board of trustee’s position that will open up at the end of December. Dr. Tracy Lorey issued a call again this week for the opportunity to serve on the board: Lorey says that they need the applicants to come from Boone Township for MORE >

15th Street Bridge Update

One construction project going on in Jasper that is causing slow traffic in some areas of town is the 15th Street bridge repair project. We spoke with Dubois County Highway Engineer Brent Wendholt who gives us an update: Wendholt says that it will still be a few weeks before the bridge is re-open to traffic MORE >

Holland Explosion Injures One

UPDATED STORY: VIEW FACEBOOK PICTURES HERE The Dubois County Free Press reports on a fire from an explosion in Holland at around Noon today (Thursday). A contractor working on a gas line was injured when an explosion occurred. Authorities have not determined what caused the explosion at this time. A state fire marshal also responded MORE >

Police Activity Report

27 year old Joshua Rasico of Loogootee was charged with Following Too Closely in a rear-end accident Wednesday at 7:22 pm at 36th and Newton Streets in Jasper where 21 year old Courtney Sullivan of French Lick was southbound on Newton, slowing for the traffic light at 36th when her 2004 Ford SUV was struck MORE >

Halloween Hours

Trick-or-treat hours are as follows: Jasper, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Huntingburg, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary will host Trick-or-Treating at the Fire Station, 501 E 1st Street, during trick-or-treating hours. The event is geared towards children ages 12 and under. There is no admission fee, however, participants MORE >

Toxicology Report Released in Correction Center Inmate’s Death

Jasper — The toxicology report regarding the death of a Dubois County Community Corrections participant was released by the Dubois County Coroner’s Office Wednesday. Corrections officers found 29 year old Christopher Klee of Jasper, unresponsive in his bed at the center at around 3:55 a.m. Wednesday, September 3. The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and Memorial Emergency Medical MORE >

Chamberlain Bond Agreement Conditions Added

From the Dubois County Free Press: Dubois County Superior Court Judge Mark McConnell added additional conditions to the bond agreement imposed on the Huntingburg man charged in the traffic fatality of a Perry County woman in September on SR 162 just north of Ferdinand. 24 year old Brandon Chamberlain of Huntingburg was arrested on a MORE >

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