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Pay Raises for Jasper City Council Members Clarified

The Dubois County Free Press is reporting that: Jasper City Council members haven’t had a raise in 7 years.  The clarification comes after it was announced this week that elected council members voted for an annual pay increase for themselves by $1,000 from $5,500.00 to $6,500.00 beginning January 1st. The council’s last pay increase was MORE >

Huntingburg Common Council Hears Stellar Activities

The Dubois County Free Press is reporting that the continuing process of implementing the Stellar Community designation in Huntingburg has started in earnest, as the common council heard in Thursday night’s meeting. On Wednesday, Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner, planning director Paul Lake, Communications and Community Development director Rachel Steckler, Indiana 15 Regional Planning executive director MORE >

Dubois County Owns Lowest Unemployment Rate in State

The unemployment rate in Dubois County was at 3.4 percent in September, according to the Department of Workforce Development. In August it was at 3.7 percent.  Since January the Unemployment rate in Dubois County has declined from a high of 4.9 percent in February. And, while the numbers continue to drop, the problem that follows MORE >

Jasper Common Council Votes Themselves a Pay Raise

The Jasper Common Council approved pay raises for the city employees and themselves in Wednesday night’s council meeting. The Utility Department and civil city employees get a 2 percent raise for salaried and .15 per hour increase for part time. The 2 percent also extends to elected officials including the Mayor and Clerk Treasurer. Council members get MORE >

Speed a Factor in Single Vehicle Accident

Deputies with Dubois County Sheriff Department are investigating a single vehicle accident this (Wednesday, October 22) morning on CR 400 South and 130 West at 12:25 am. Deputies were initially told that the vehicle flipped several times. But, the report says 18 year old Austin Zehr of Huntingburg was eastbound on 400 South when he MORE >

Scooter Accident in Birdseye Sends Man to Hospital

A serious scooter accident in Birdseye Tuesday at 6:12 pm sent 23 year old Zachary Russell of Birdseye to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville via LifeFlight after he sustained head and leg injuries in the crash. A Dubois County Sheriff Department report says that Russell was westbound on SR 64 on a scooter when he MORE >

Northeast Dubois School Board Meeting

The Northeast Dubois School Board passed their capital projects and bus replacement budgets for 2015 in their regular meeting Tuesday night. The general budget was passed by the Dubois County Council, who then sends it on to the Department of Local Government Finance for final approval. Superintendent Bill Hochgesang says he’s glad that it’s behind them again MORE >

Prescribed Burns in Perry and Orange Counties

Bedford, IN - (October 20, 2014)  Hoosier National Forest staff have nine possible prescribed burns planned for this fall. These areas total 1,736 acres. Days available to accomplish these burns are limited by weather and available personnel.  Only a few of the areas are likely to be burned this fall, the others will hopefully be burned during MORE >

Apartment Fire in Jasper

From the Dubois County Free Press: Residents of a two-story four-plex on Pine Circle Drive in Jasper were able to escape when a fire broke out in an upstairs apartment Monday, October 20th. The Jasper Fire Department was dispatched to the Precious Blood area after the emergency call came in from a resident of apartment MORE >

Holy Trinity Announces Administrators

Father Gary Kaiser announced today (Tuesday, October 21) that Sally Sternberg will serve as principal, and Michelle Brandle will serve as assistant principal, of Holy Trinity Catholic School. Holy Trinity will open in the fall of 2015 to serve all of Dubois County. Father Kaiser, pastor of Precious Blood Parish in Jasper and St. Mary MORE >