LOCAL NEWS: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

One Killed, One Injured in Work Accident at Jasper Football Field

JASPER — One of the two men injured in a rollover accident yesterday on the Jasper Football Field has died.

First responders were called to the field just after noon yesterday after the workers were thrown from a boom lift they were operating while installing lights.

The men fell about 40 feet.

62-year-old Earl Hulsman of Jasper died at Memorial Hospital from his injuries.

His co-worker, 60-year-old Kurt Brescher of Velpen was admitted to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Yesterday’s JV game, set to be played last night on the field was moved to Heritage Hills.


“Major Announcement” Expected at Market St. Park Groundbreaking 

HUNTINGBURG — The city of Huntingburg has announced a date for groundbreaking of the new Market Street Park.

Mayor Denny Spinner tells me, during the groundbreaking, a “major” announcement will be made.

It will be Tuesday, September 26th at 10 a.m. at the site of the soon-to be park.

The park promises to create a space in downtown Huntingburg for events and activities while also connecting 4th Street to Market Street.


Jasper Man Gets Max. Sentence for Dealing Meth

SPENCER CO — A Spencer County judge has handed down the maximum sentence to 60-year-old Sixto Cotto of Jasper Monday, after a jury found him guilty of dealing meth back in June.

It took the jury only 20 minutes of deliberation to come to that verdict.

Cotto was sentenced yesterday to 12 years in prison and will be required to serve at least 75% of that sentence.

Cotto has a long history with law enforcement with drug offences dating back to at LEAST 2003.


Dubois REC Crews & Equipment Headed to Irma Disaster Zones

DUBOIS CO. — Dubois County is sending help to hurricane ravaged Florida.

The Dubois Rural Elected Cooperative is sending manpower and equipment to assist in the recovery.

Millions in the south east are without power today.

A spokesperson for Dubois R-E-C says their crews are eager to get down there and begin helping people in need.



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