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County Unemployment Rates for April

May 24, 2016 The Indiana Department of Workforce Development released the county unemployment numbers on Monday for the month of April. They show that Dubois and Hamilton Counties are tied for the lowest rate at 3.4 percent. The other notable tie rate is 7.3 percent, which is the highest unemployment rate in Indiana and is MORE >

Dubois County and City of Jasper to Work Together on Grant Opportunity

May 24, 2016 From the Dubois County Free Press: The City of Jasper is seeking to team up with county government officials to potentially land $1.5 million for redeveloping the Courthouse Square. Last week, Jasper’s Common Council and Dubois County Commissioners were informed of the plans to leverage funding from the recent allocation of local MORE >

Greater Jasper School Board Meeting

May 24, 2016   The Jasper School board listened to updates last night on major projects going on within the district. Scott Stenftenagel of the Stenftenagel Group told the board that the three main projects for the summers months will be started next week after classes are dismissed for the summer. Those projects include the MORE >

Gas Prices Fluxuate

The story on Gas prices is that they are somewhat mixed right now. Trilby Lundberg gives the reasons for the gas price scenario right now:   The good news is that gasoline prices are lower than last year going into the Memorial Day weekend, which is considered the beginning of the summer vacation period with increased MORE >

Ward Adds Voice to Jasper LEADs

May 20, 2016   Former leader of the Dubois County Community Foundation, Brad Ward, has been very busy lately. Since leaving that organization and joining the Council on Foundations, Ward has been traveling a lot and learning about other foundations around the nation. Back home, he’s not been silent.  Ward is part of the committee MORE >

Junior Achievement Honors Ruxer and Lange

May 19, 2016   This morning (Thursday) the second annual Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame breakfast was held at the Huntingburg Event Center in front of a crowd of around 450 attendees, who witnessed the induction of Alvin C. Ruxer, founder of Jasper Engines and Transmissions and Clem Lange, who started Best Home Furnishings MORE >

Jasper City Council Approves Arts Commission Request to Move Ahead on Jasper Cultural Center

May 19, 2016   Just a few months ago, the Jasper City Council told Jasper Community Arts Commission President Mike Jones that they support what the organization is trying to do in getting the Jasper Cultural Center in place, but the council wasn’t ready to commit to the project verbally. What’s changed is the creation MORE >

Ellspermann Chosen as New Ivy Tech President

May 19, 2016   Former Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann has been selected by the Ivy Tech board to take the position of President of Ivy Tech Community College. The announcement was made late Wednesday afternoon. The statewide community college has its headquarters in Indianapolis, but has campuses all around Indiana, including Evansville. Ellspermann has been MORE >

Northeast Dubois Passes Tax Referendum for November Election

May 18, 2016   That was Northeast Dubois School Board President Mary Pankey announcing the vote Tuesday night to move forward with the placing of the referendum on the November 8th ballot for the four townships in the Northeast Dubois School District to increase property taxes to save their school system. But, not before those MORE >

A Lincoln A Pioneer Tale Indiana Bicentennial Edition

Dean Dorrell otherwise known as Abraham Lincoln stopped by the WITZ studios May 17 and talked with Roger Stuckey about the special Indiana Bicentennial Edition of A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale at Lincoln Ampitheatre July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16.   Tickets are available at www.LiincolnAmpitheatre.com or by calling 1-844-205-4ABE.  For a limited MORE >

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