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Local News: Monday, December 4, 2017

Jasper School Officials to Discuss New School Name Tuesday

JASPER — The Great Jasper School Board has announced it will meet in a special session to discuss the naming of the new elementary school.

The board, last week, voted unanimously to approve naming the new combined school, Wilson Elementary.

It pays tribute to former Dubois County educators George and Margaret Wilson.

 

The decision immediately drew fire on social media, and from those inside the school system.

The meeting will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Jasper High School community room.

DEVELOPING:  USI Frat Suspended on Hazing & Alcohol Allegations

 

EVANSVILLE — The University of Southern Indiana has placed a fraternity on interim suspension amid alcohol and hazing allegations.

The Evansville University has confirmed it suspended the Lambda chapter of  Phi  Delta Theta, citing violations to the university’s policies regarding alcohol and hazing.

University officials are expected to release more details later today.

USI is handling conducting an investigation into the claims.

We will continue to follow this still developing story.

 

Kimball CFO Awarded by Business Journal

JASPER — Jasper-based Kimball International has announced executive Michelle Schroeder has been named CFO of the Year for Public Companies by Indianapolis Business Journal.

The publication’s program has been spotlighting top financial executives throughout Indiana for over 10 years.

In a statement, Kimball CEO Bob Schneider says Schroeder has provided tremendous leadership and many contributions over the past 29 years with the company.

He adds he’s extremely proud of her and congratulates her on the honor.

 

Rep. Lindauer Appointed to House Committees 

INDIANAPOLIS — Jasper’s new state representative, Shane Lindauer is hitting the ground running, being named to 3 House Committees recently.

Lindauer is serving the rest of Mike Braun’s term.  Braun is running for the U.S. senate.

Lindauer will serve on the House Committees on Government Reduction, Roads and Transportation and Natural Resources.

Lindauer said in a statement that he looks forward to working with fellow lawmakers in addressing the issues that affect Hoosiers throughout the state.

The new legislative session begins January 3rd.

 

 

High Speed Chase Runs 40 Miles, Speeds 115 + MPH

DALE — A high speed police chase Friday, that began in Dale, lands a Louisville man behind bars.

State troopers tried pulling over 39-year-old Samome Steen for speeding just before 12:30 Friday morning on I-64 two miles east of the Dale exit.

He was allegedly clocked driving 99 miles per hour.

That’s when troopers say Steen took off and the pursuit began.

Police say the chase stretched 40 miles and reached speeds of 115 miles per hour at times.

It ended when the suspect’s engine blew near mile marker 19.

No word today on why he refused to stop.

He’s charged with felony resisting with a motor vehicle and misdemeanor reckless driving.

Steen is lodged in the Spencer County jail.

 

CDC Releases Info. on When Boil Advisory is Issued

AREA WIDE — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a fact sheet about what you should do if placed under a boil advisory.

Local authorities issue such an advisory when a water main breaks or when tests come back positive for foreign elements that could make water users sick.

On the fact sheet, the CDC tells you only use bottled or boiled water when you are under an advisory.

Remember not to use ice from ice trays or ice makers as they are typically made with tap water.

For more do’s and don’ts for a boil advisory, click below.

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