Local News: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Chief Deputy Lampert to Run for Sheriff in 2018

JASPER — Dubois County Chief Deputy, Tim Lampert, 48, of Jasper has announced he’s running for Dubois County Sheriff on the Democratic ticket in the 2018 election.

Lampert is the son of Dennis and Linda (Recker) Lampert of Jasper. He is married to Jennifer (Schwenk) of Ireland and has three children, Logan, Caleb, and Lexi.

According to a statement from Lampert….

“With my vast experience and leadership skills, I believe that I am an excellent choice to serve as the next Dubois County Sheriff.” Lampert said, “With the ever-changing situations and danger faced by emergency professionals, I believe that the officers and citizens of this county deserve a
strong, experienced leader that holds their best interest in mind. The sheriff’s department currently has many knowledgeable, hard-working, and dedicated officers. It is my intent to utilize their unique and diverse experience and skills to continue making the sheriff’s department effective and efficient, while allowing officers to reach their full potential.”

Lampert also stated “I believe in Respect, Honor, and Courage. I have the utmost Respect for the people and their rights, Honor for those who serve and those who have fallen, and the Courage to do the job we do every day to protect and serve the citizens of Dubois County. This is a wonderful community to live in, and I intend to do my best to ensure it remains a safe place to reside and raise our children.”


Motorcycle Crash Sends 1 to Hospital on SR 161

TENNYSON — A motorcycle crash Monday sent an Evansville man to the hospital.

Police say the crash happened just after 11 a.m. Monday morning on State Road 161 near Tennyson.

Police say the driver of a motorcycle lost control while rounding a corner, went into a ditched and flipped.

Police say the man sustained injuries to his legs and chest.

He was taken to an Evansville hospital.

Police say he was wearing a helmet.

They also believe speed was a factor in the crash.


Dubois County Steps Up Hurricane Relief Efforts 

COUNTYWIDE — Dubois County is coming together to help the victims of hurricane Harvey along the Texas Gulf coast.

Drop off locations have been set up across Dubois County for people to send much needed items to hurricane survivors.


The powerful storm hit the Texas Gulf coast last week hitting cities in its path with up to 50 inches of rain, turning roadways in to rivers and destroying homes and businesses.


Items needed include …

  • Bottled Water
  • Baby items: Diapers, wipes, Desitin, A&D ointment, powder, formula, bottles
  • Personal hygine items: Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, feminine products
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Blankets / Pillows
  • Air Mattresses
  • Non-Perishable Food items
  • Trash bags
  • Socks & Underwear
  • Insect repellent
  • Plastic storage bins: Medium and large

CLICK HERE for more information and a list of drop off locations throughout Dubois County.


ISP Warns of Harvey Relief Scams

STATEWIDE — Often times, natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey bring out the giving and caring side of people, but those who want to take advantage of the situation also come out of the wood work.

Indiana State Police First Sergeant Rich Myers says that state police have been contacted several times by concerned citizens saying they have been receiving phone calls from those saying they are state police representatives, and that they are soliciting cash donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

“The Indiana State Police is not soliciting funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey,” Myers says in a press release. “And will not be contacting citizens by telephone requesting funds.”

Myers says thankfully none of the people that called to report the scammers fell victims to their claims.

First Sergeant Myers reminds you that if you are contacted by anyone requesting payment or money for an event or situation, tell them to send you information through the mail and you will review the information to make an informed decision. If the call is legitimate they should be able to send you the requested information.

Because phone scams have become nothing short of an epidemic, being aware of potential scams is a great first step in protecting yourself from falling victim to one.





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