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Candidate Forum at VUJ Campus Pretty Quiet

The 8th Congressional District forum on the campus of Vincennes University Jasper was very tame with little, if any, controversy – unless you are a supporter of same sex marriage. Republican Incumbent Larry Bucshon, Democrat Tom Spangler both said they support traditional marriage when asked directly about the issue. Buchson says that he understands that MORE >

Birdseye Man Killed by Train

A Birdseye man was killed by a train in Birdseye last (Tuesday, October 28th) night at around 10:43. A Dubois County Sheriff Department report says that 44 year old Dwight Ellis of Birdseye was just south of the Whistle Stop Tavern and was struck by a passing Norfolk & Southern train. Crews operating the train MORE >

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Dubois County Council Meeting

From the Dubois County Free Press: Dubois Strong is going to create a new nonprofit organization called Grow Dubois County to funnel public money to priority projects it identified earlier this year when it requested additional funding from the county council. Dubois Strong legal counselor Bill Kaiser was at the meeting Monday night and said MORE >

Jasper School Board Meeting

Schools have their work cut out for them in getting students ready for the ISTEP testing next Spring. Especially since they are just now getting the new standards in place from the state board of education. That was just one of the messages delivered in the Greater Jasper School board meeting Monday night. Curriculum Director Kim Strobel MORE >

Police Activity Report

A Jasper driver was charged with Unsafe Lane Movement Sunday at 4:50 pm after he drove into the side of another vehicle on Newton Street in Jasper. 58 year old Ronnie Sorgius of Jasper was northbound on Newton Street just before 6th Street in a 2006 Ford F250 pickup truck when he attempted to change MORE >

Weekend Marching Band Competition

Results from this past weekend’s high school marching bands serve as a gauge to where bands are with their programs, especially compared to other bands, as the ISSMA semi state looms large this coming weekend. At the Contest of Champions in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Jasper finished 2nd among bands from Tennessee and Kentucky. Jasper garnered 86.35 MORE >

Pay Raises for Jasper City Council Members Clarified

The Dubois County Free Press is reporting that: Jasper City Council members haven’t had a raise in 7 years.  The clarification comes after it was announced this week that elected council members voted for an annual pay increase for themselves by $1,000 from $5,500.00 to $6,500.00 beginning January 1st. The council’s last pay increase was MORE >

Huntingburg Common Council Hears Stellar Activities

The Dubois County Free Press is reporting that the continuing process of implementing the Stellar Community designation in Huntingburg has started in earnest, as the common council heard in Thursday night’s meeting. On Wednesday, Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner, planning director Paul Lake, Communications and Community Development director Rachel Steckler, Indiana 15 Regional Planning executive director MORE >

Dubois County Owns Lowest Unemployment Rate in State

The unemployment rate in Dubois County was at 3.4 percent in September, according to the Department of Workforce Development. In August it was at 3.7 percent.  Since January the Unemployment rate in Dubois County has declined from a high of 4.9 percent in February. And, while the numbers continue to drop, the problem that follows MORE >

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