New Conservation Officer for Dubois and Pike Counties
DUBOIS CO. — If you spend time by the water or out hunting or fishing, you’ll see a new Conservation Officer.
Officer Kendrick Fuhrman, a graduate of Shoals High School and Vincennes University, has been assigned to Dubois and Pike Counties.
Officer Fuhrman previously served in Blackford and Morgan Counties.
He’s a member of the ICO Dive Team, a defensive tactics instructor and even handles venomous reptiles.
He’s expecting his first child in September.
A warm welcome to Officer Fuhrman and his growing family.
Investigators Searching for Stolen Bushes
BIRDSEYE — The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help after someone dug up and stole 14 blueberry bushes from a home near Birdseye.
Investigators say it happened sometime between September of 2016 and this past Saturday, July 15th.
The bushes would be hard to miss. They are each described as 6 to 6 and a half feet tall and 4 feet across.
Anyone with information into the theft of these bushes, should call the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.
Information may remain anonymous.
Crash Kills 2 Elderly Men near Mitchell
MITCHELL — Two elderly men were killed in a crash on Indiana 37 near Mitchell Monday night.
100-year-old Marion Douglas of Bloomington and 88-year-old Harvey Helms, also of Bloomington, were killed when police say Helms failed to yield to traffic as he crossed from Wesley Chapel road.
4 others were sent to three different hospitals following the crash.
An 82 year old is in stable but serious condition. A three year old was also among those hurt.
Jasper Felon Arrested on Domestic Battery Charges
JASPER — A Jasper man was arrested early this morning following a domestic incident.
Police were called to the home in the 1300 block of Mill Street just before 2 this morning.
When officers arrived, they arrested Isadore Brown of Jasper, when their investigation alleges he shoved a female in the home and refused her access to the phone to call the police.
Isadore is charged with felony criminal confinement – domestic battery, intimidation and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
He also faces misdemeanor counts of interfering with the reporting of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer.
Dubois REC Gives Thousands to Local Groups
DUBOIS CO. — Trustees for the Dubois REC Operation Round Up fund have announced local grant recipients.
In this grant cycle, the co-op topped more than $300,000 in grants, as nine organizations received a total $12,323 in June.
This brings the total amount of grants awarded to $304,220.78 since 2011.
The following groups have been awarded grants…
Boy Scout Troop 186 – Ferdinand received a $500 grant to help purchase tents, cooking appliances and coolers to be used on camping trips.
Crawford County Chamber of Commerce received a $2,000 grant to help fund the construction and installation of a memorial for past sheriffs of Crawford County.
Dubos County 4-H Livestock Judging Team received a $1,750 grant to help purchase additional Automated External Defibrillator units for the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center received a $860 grant to help install seating around the outdoor riding area and an audio system for the indoor riding arena.
Northeast Dubois Elementary Preschool received a $2,000 grant to purchase supplies in order to expand their current half-day preschool program to a full-day program for 3 and 4 year-olds.
Girl Scouts received a $750 grant to repair the volleyball courts at the park, including new nets, bleachers, sand and painting the poles.
Jasper Band Parents received a $1,000 grant to help fund instruction and equip the Color Guard.
St. Anthony American Legion received a $1,250 grant to help purchase an ice machine.
St. Henry Vol. Fire Dept. received a grant for $2,213 to replace fire equipment and hoses.
Boy Scout Troop 186 – Ferdinand
Operation Round Up Trustee Patrick Eckerle presents the award to Evan and Paul Steinmetz.
Crawford County Chamber of Commerce
Operation Round Up Trustee Cindy Belcher presents the grant to Jeff Howell and Morton Dale.
Dubos County 4-H Livestock Judging Team
Operation Round Up Trustee Susie Brown presents the grant to Sandy Neukam.
Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center
Operation Round Up Trustee Bruce Heeke presents the grant to Gary Salb, Ron Thyen, Mike Hile and Jerome Hildenbrand.
Northeast Dubois Elementary Preschool
Operation Round Up Trustee Bruce Heeke presents the grant to Keasha Fromme and Melissa Fox.
Operation Round Up Trustee Bruce Heeke presents the grant to Courtney Vittitow.
Jasper Band Parents
Operation Round Up Trustee Patrick Eckerle presents the grant to Chloe Parr and Phillip Fleming.
St. Anthony American Legion
Operation Round Up Trustee Brittany Schuetter, presents the grant to Allen Bromm.
St. Henry Volunteer Fire Dept.
Dubois REC’s Kyla Jones presents the Operation Round Up grant to Rodney Gogel.