Local & Area News: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SCAM ALERT – Caller Poses as ISP Asking for Profits From Memorial Contributions

JASPER — The Jasper Post received a phone call from a concerned citizen today, asking us if we were soliciting money.

She said a loved one had recently passed away, and the daughter received a phone call from someone representing themselves as being with the State Police. This caller/scammer wanted to know if the daughter would be interested in giving contributions from the funeral to the ISP.

The Indiana State Police does not call citizens to solicit money, and would certainly not do something so vain as attempt to collect monetary contributions that were intended to go to a charity or organization in the name of a deceased family member.

As a reminder, it is best to be very cautious when speaking to a caller who is asking for any contribution or donation, and make it a practice to never give any personal, financial, or account information over the phone!


 String of Jasper Break-Ins, Police Offering Reward of $1,000

 JASPER — A rash of break-ins overnight in Jasper has police offering a $1,000 reward for information.

From Jasper Police —

During the overnight hours, multiple vehicles and garages were broken into and/or vandalized in the areas of1406 W Fourth Street, 1435 W Fourth, 364 Redbud Lane, 310 Redbud 393 Redbud Lane, 1712 Scarlet Oak Drive, 43 Daffodil Court, and 203 Daisy Lane.

Approximately $2,500 worth of items and cash were taken.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jasper Police Department (812) 482-2255 or the anonymous tip line at (812)481-COPS(2677).

The Community Strike Force Against Crime has offered a $1000.00 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person (s) responsible for the thefts.


Reward Offered for Information into Youth Complex Vandalism

JASPER — A reward for information into a case of vandalism at the Jasper Youth Sports Complex is now up to $1,000.

Police say a banner hanging at the Babe Ruth fields was destroyed.

It happened between the hours of 9 PM to 10:30 PM on Saturday June 3rd.

Anyone with information in THAT case is also urged to contact Jasper Police.


Gov. Holcomb Names Supreme Court Nominee

INDIANAPOLIS — Wabash Superior Judge Christopher Goff is the newest justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.

Goff says he was out on his tractor when Governor Holcomb called him Saturday to offer him the post: He says it’s a great honor, and one he never would have dared dream of when he began practicing law in 1993 “with an 1986 Dodge Colt, 70 dollars and two kids.”

Goff takes the seat of Justice Robert Rucker, who retired last month after 18 years. The new justice describes himself as committed to judicial restraint, but says he also believes in building consensus. 83-percent of the court’s decisions last term were unanimous, and Goff says he hopes to continue that trend.

Holcomb chose Goff from among three finalists selected by Indiana’s Judicial Nominating Commission.

At 45, Goff is 10 years younger than any of the current justices. The Supreme Court hasn’t announced when he’ll be formally sworn in.

Goff’s appointment means the entire membership of the court has now turned over in seven years. It also means all five justices are Republican appointees, for the first time in nearly 60 years.


Huntingburg Preparing For Huge Celebration to Honor “A League of Their Own,” Anniversary 

HUNTINGBURG — The city of Huntingburg is gearing up for Hollywood’s return, as stars of the hit film, “A League of Their Own,” come to celebrate 25-years since the movie’s release.
LISTEN:  Mayor Denny Spinner discusses the upcoming event 
From www.visitduboiscounty.com —

Come join in on this salute to the movie “A League of Their Own,” which was filmed in Huntingburg, Indiana 25 years ago!

It’s been 25 years since Columbia Pictures brought this hit motion picture to our community, bringing legendary actors/actresses Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, etc. As a salute to this motion film and what it brougt to our area, many activities and events will be taking place June 15 – June 17, 2017.

Here is the Schedule:

Thursday, June 15:

Location: 328 E 4th Street, Huntingburg, IN
Friday, June 16:
Time: Doors open at 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Huntingburg Event Center 200 E. 14th St. Huntingburg, IN 47542
Join us as we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the movie, “A League of Their Own,” with a 1940s-themed cocktail event.

Come in your best 1940s attire and walk the red carpet to enter the celebration located at the Huntingburg Event Center. Take a step back in time and pay tribute to this hit motion picture that was partially filmed in Huntingburg, Indiana.

The price per ticket is $40. To purchase tickets online, go to http://bit.ly/League25 (they have a $3 processing fee online). In order to ensure tickets, purchase in advance! While there is still plenty available as of right now, seating capacity is limited with a set number of spaces.




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