LOCAL NEWS: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Dubois County Trick-or-Treat Times

Tuesday, October 31st —

Dubois Halloween Parade at Dubois Middle School 6:30 p.m.

Ferdinand Trick-or-Treat         5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Huntingburg Trick-or-Treat     5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Jasper Trick-or-Treat              6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


JPD Searching For 3 Fraud Suspects

JASPER — Jasper Police are asking for the public’s help identifying three men accused of using multiple fraudulent credit cards at various Jasper retailers last month.

The transactions were made over a three day period, from September 25th through the 27th at the Jasper Rural King, Walgreens, Walmart, and the Subway shop inside of Walmart.

Investigators believe the credit card information was stolen using a skimmer found last month at the Chuckles gas station in Loogootee.

If you have any information about these men, you are urged to contact Jasper Police.


Police, Experts Warn About Increase in Identity Theft

COUNTYWIDE — Jasper Police are urging retailers to take extra precautions in light of an increase in identity theft nationwide.

In discussing the local fraud case, a JPD statement encouraged local businesses to verify ID’s with credit card purchases.

Financial experts recommend only taking credit cards you need with you when you leave the house.

Also, check your bank statements regularly and report suspicious transactions EVEN low dollar purchases.



Trail Date Set For Man Accused of Murdering Baby

WARRICK CO. — A trial date has been set in a Warrick County court in the case against Thaddious Rice.

He was in court yesterday where a judge scheduled his sentencing for next year.

Rice is charged with murder in the death of a 10-month-old baby in his care.

An autopsy showed the baby died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Rice is scheduled to stand trial April 9th.


Dubois Medication Take Back Nets 350 lbs.

COUNTYWIDE — It was a wintry weekend… But the cold temperatures didn’t stop hundreds of country residents from coming out to drop of unused medications.

375 residents brought in 350 pounds of medication to be properly disposed of during the drop-off event Saturday.

The Solid Waste District reports 120 pounds of packing materials were recycled during the event.

Another collection day will be held in the spring, but residents are also encouraged to utilize the Huntingburg Police Department’s 24/7 lobby drop box.

That is available to Dubois County residents at any time.


Tri-Cap Offering Help Enrolling in ACA for 2018

COUNTYWIDE — Despite 3 separate attempts to repeal it this year, the federal health care law is still on the bookS and open enrollment for next year is about to begin

Here locally, Tri-Cap has help for those enrolling in the Affordable Care Act for next year.

The Dubois County group has a health-care navigator who can help anyone seeking information about affordable health insurance.

This includes the health insurance Marketplace, Hip 2.0 and traditional Medicaid.

The free service can tell you if you are eligible for subsidies and cost-sharing to help pay for health insurance.

It takes about 10 minutes.

Contact Lesa at Tri-Cap for more information.



















In local business news —


We now know when two national retailers plan to open their doors here in Jasper.


JOANN Fabric is expected to open in the Germantown Shopping Center in the Spring of next year.


That store will go next to Rue 21.


Harbor Freight has also announced it will open in the same shopping center.


Construction is currently underway on the building to add a loading dock and other features.


Harbor Freight has been hiring locally for more than a month now.


That store — expected to open later THIS year.




TRI-CAP received an $8,775 grant from the Dubois County Community Foundation to fund a new children’s dental care initiative.

“Proper dental care is one of many health factors in the overall success of children,” said TRI-CAP executive director Joyce Fleck. “In TRI-CAP’s preschool classrooms, our children are required to brush their teeth after every meal served.  Our children and their parents are provided several opportunities to learn together about good dental hygiene habits. These grant funds are needed to remove the financial barriers our families face in following through with necessary dental treatments for their children. That’s something everyone can smile about!”

These funds were made available through the Amelia Endowment held by the Dubois County Community Foundation to assist children from low-income families to obtain necessary dental care. TRI-CAP will utilize the funds to assist our clients in establishing their initial dental screenings with local dentists. Follow up dental treatment expenses will be provided by proceeds from this grant while supplies last.

“This grant was made possible through a donor’s passion to assist low-income families with basic healthcare needs,” said Clayton Boyles, Dubois County Community Foundation executive director. “TRI-CAP is a trusted community partner to help make this happen.”









In your Eye on Government report —


The Governor is asking state officials to clarify a tolling study.


Kurt Darling reports…


<< PKG – Tolling Study >>



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