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Holiday Closings

Even though the 4th of July is on Saturday this year, the observed day off for most people is tomorrow (Friday). Federal, state and most local offices are closed in observance of Independence Day on Friday. So are most banks, financial institutions. The post office is open Friday, but closed on Saturday. The license branches MORE >

Crisis Connection with New Branding

Crisis Connection of southwest Indiana, based out of Jasper, is re-branding and changing their logo. The organization’s mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault through confidential crisis intervention, victim advocacy, primary prevention education, and collaboration with community partners. It began in 1984 and has grown to 9 staff members. Executive Director Beth Stein MORE >

Bids Opened for Beaver Lake Spillway Project

The Utility Service Board in Jasper met this (Wednesday, July 1st) morning at 10 am and opened bids for the Beaver Lake spillway project. The bids were solicited to raise dam by 11 inches to restore the water level to where it was previously before the new dam was installed 2 years ago. Since the MORE >

Catholic Diocese Changes Don’t Affect Local parishes

From the Evansville Courier & Press: EVANSVILLE – The Catholic Diocese of Evansville will welcome two new parishes and four reorganized deaneries, effective Wednesday. The new parishes are All Saints Parish in Evansville and St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Spencer County. The seven deaneries, a group of parishes within a diocese, were realigned to MORE >

Fireworks Dos and Don’ts

Retail fireworks sales have been going on for several weeks now, but they really kick into high gear as local residents buy them for their personal 4th of July celebrations. Monday was the first day you could legally shoot off those fireworks, according to state law. Jasper Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang says that fireworks users MORE >

Ferdinand Resident Charged with Arson in Fire

David J. Wilmes, 35, of 624 W. Ninth St., Apt. 110, Ferdinand, was arrested Monday morning and charged with a Level 4 felony count of attempted arson. Ferdinand Fire Chief Dan Lindauer reports that firefighters responded to Wilmes’ apartment Monday at 12:52 am in the complex owned by Brad Brosmer, of Huntingburg. Responding firefighters evacuated MORE >

Dubois Strong Releases Information on Housing Study

It’s a study that’s been in the works for months, now that study has been released to the public. It’s the housing study by Dubois Strong that sets out to determine how to address the need for housing for families who want to move to Dubois County and work at area manufacturers that are in MORE >

Weekend Police Activity Report

51 year old William Witt of Middle River, Maryland, was arrested on OWI charges Sunday night just after 9 pm by officers with Jasper Police Department. A Jasper Police reports says that Witt was driving a 2015 Ford Econoline van, when he pulled out directly in front of a JPD patrol car on south Newton MORE >

Dubois County Roads That Remain Closed

Old Huntingburg Road was closed this (Monday) morning as water over the weekend forced crews with the Dubois County Highway department to shut the gates across the road in both locations south and north to prevent drivers from going through the water over the road. Old Huntingburg Road is now open. As of last Friday, there were MORE >

4H Fair Queen Selected

Sunday afternoon the 2015 Dubois County 4H Fair Queen was crowned and her court was set. The competition took place at the Jasper High School and the finishing order was as follows: 2015 Dubois County 4H Fair Queen: Moriah Fleck – of St. Anthony First Runner Up: Emily Gutgsell 2nd Runner Up: Taylor Hopf 3rd Runner MORE >

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