Local & Area News: Friday, July 7, 2017

ALERT:  Jasper Neighborhood Placed Under Boil Advisory

JASPER — Thursday morning, a water line at 15th Street, between Greene and Royal Streets broke.

Due to the nature of the work that took place this morning the City of Jasper Gas & Water Department has issued a neighborhood boil order effective immediately for all customers on 15th Street between Greene and Royal Streets due to the line being replaced.

A boil water advisory is issued when some type of event has created the potential for contamination to enter the water supply. See the attached guidelines for public health regarding boil orders.

City officials will be testing water samples over the next few days to determine when the water is safe to consume.

Bring the water to a full boil for at least 5 minutes. Cool and aerate the boiled water by pouring it through the air from one clean container to another, or mixing rapidly with a clean utensil. Aeration will reduce the flat taste caused by boiling.

Boil water in the following instances:
• All water used in beverages such as coffee, tea or kool-aid
• All water used as an ingredient in any food products (sauces, dressings, desserts, etc.)
• All water used to make ice
• All water used for handwashing or brushing teeth
• All water used for washing dishes or food contact surfaces
• All water used for washing produce
• All water used for feeding animals

• Water filtering or treatment units will not remove all of the possible contaminants that the order is targeting.
• Dishwashers do not reach a temperature high enough to remove all of the possible contaminants
• Use of single-service (paper plates, plastic utensils, etc.) is advisable
• Water is suitable for bathing purposes
• Dispose of ice already accumulated in ice machines

Huntingburg PD Asks for Public’s Help in Hit & Run Crash

HUNTINGBURG — Huntingburg Police are asking for the public’s help solving a crash where the driver left the scene.

Police say a car hit a trash bin behind Artisan Jewelers, pushing it in to a wall and damaging it.

The crash happened sometime between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

Anyone with information should contact Huntingburg Police.



Man Sleeping at Gas Pump Jailed on Drug Charges

JASPER — A man, sleeping behind the wheel at a gas pump yesterday landed himself in jail on drug charges.

Police were called to the Circle A Food Mart on Lube Way in Jasper yesterday morning.

Upon further investigation, police say they discovered marijuana and a controlled substance on 21-year-old Anthony Eilert of Winslow.

He’s charged with possession of both drugs.



One Airlifted Following Holland Crash Thursday

HOLLAND — One person had to be lifeflighted following an accident yesterday evening on State Road 161 near 1150 South in Holland.

Police believe Brady Hile of Dale fell asleep behind the wheel, crashing into a car in the opposite lane.

Hile was flown to an Evansville hospital for his injuries.  His condition is not known at this hour.

The driver of the other car wasn’t hurt.



FEMA:  No Flood Relief for Dubois, Other Counties

COUNTY-WIDE — No flood relief.  That’s the word from FEMA today regarding federal aide for local flood victims.

Millions of dollars in damage were reported in Dubois, Pike and Gibson Counties from the Spring floods.

Local governments were hoping to get federal reimbursement to cover the cost of some of those damages.


Counties in the area reported $9 million in flood damage.

FEMA, however, only noted $2.5 million.


Jasper Historic District Added to National Register of Historic Places

JASPER — The Jasper downtown historic district is now part of the National Register of Historic Places.

Areas on that register are granted protection and the city could now qualify for state historic preservation grants.

The area includes the Dubois County Annex, the Astra Theatre and several other buildings.

Jasper Downtown Historic District Map




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