WEATHER ALERT — Wind Chill Advisory Through 1:00 p.m. Today
AREA WIDE — It’s another dangerously cold morning out there.
Wind chills of -5 to -15 will create dangerous conditions for people exposed to the elements.
It only takes 30 minutes for exposed skin to become frostbitten. Hypothermia is another risk in this kind of frigid weather.
Limit your exposure to the elements, especially this morning. Dress warmly if you do have to be outdoors and be sure to have a winter travel kit in your car in case you break down.
Boil Order Remains in Effect For Some Jasper Residents
JASPER — A small area of Jasper remains under a boil order today – thanks to a water main break.
The area impacted is on 2nd Avenue / State Road 164 from 3rd Avenue to Sherri Lane, Riverside Drive and Hillside Drive.
These are the only areas impacted by this water main break.
Customers in the impacted areas are being told to boil water for 5 minutes before using.
This is in effect until further notice.
We will notify you when officials lift that advisory.
City officials thank Gas and Water crews for working to fix the water main break in these frigid temperatures.
Birdseye Man Sentenced in Dubois Co. Burglaries
JASPER — A Birdseye man has been sentenced for a string of burglaries in Dubois County back in March.
35-year-old Dennis Burgdorf reached a plea deal last week that COULD spare him jail time.
If he remains eligible, he could serve his more than 3 year sentence on work release.
Burgdorf pleaded guilty to the theft of vehicles, tools and other items in Dubois County court last week.
Burgdorf was arrested in early April by the U.S. Marshals Service in Texas along the Mexican boarder and extradited back to Jasper to face the burglary charges.
Burgdorf will also have to pay restitution of more than $27,000 to the victims.
ISP Reports No Drunk Driving Arrests New Year’s Eve Locally
AREA WIDE — No news is good news.
Indiana State Police say this New Year’s Eve, Troopers made no drunk driving arrests in the Jasper and Evansville districts.
The news may come as a surprise considering New Year’s Eve statistically sees more than a 70% increase in drunk driving arrests.
Certainly some good news today coming from state police.
How to Dispose of Your Christmas Tree
DUBOIS CO. — It’s time to get rid of those Christmas trees.
In Jasper, the Street Department will collect trees placed curbside on rubbish collection days.
You can also haul your tree to the resource recovery site on Clay Street.
In Huntingburg – you can call City Hall to schedule pickup.
Trees are being collected in the lot across from the Street Department in Huntingburg.
Christmas trees will be accepted at the wastewater lagoon site in Holland on County Road 900 South.
And, in Ferdinand … you can dispose of your tree at the West 23rd Street Complex.
And finally —-
Some brave souls braved the bitter cold on New Year’s Day for the annual First Day Hike at Patoka Lake.
Ginger Murphy – the deputy director for the Division of State Parks says sites across the state made some changes to accommodate for the bitter cold.
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At Patoka Lake — hike organizers served hot cocoa to help warm up the brave walkers.
The nature center was also open for participants to explore and meet with naturalists prior to the walk.