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Police Activity Report

29 year old Rudy Jerome Villarreal of Ferdinand was arrested by officers with Jasper Police Department Sunday at about 9:30, when police were called to the El Maguey Mexican restaurant on the report of a man with a knife threatening customers. Officers with JPD, Dubois County Sheriff Department and Indiana State Police converged on the MORE >

Dale Fire Destroys Home

Carter Township Fire Chief Dan Reinke reports that fire gutted and destroyed a house in Dale at around 8 am morning in the 200 block of West Maple Street. Reinke said that one woman, Pam Lowe, was in the residence when the fire started, but was able to get out safely. He reports that the MORE >

Southwest Dubois School Board Grapples With Personnel Issue

Last month the Southwest Dubois School board voted 3 to 2 to disallow a request by a teacher to take five unpaid days off, due to a perceived abuse of the privilege by the board. This month, the same issue was introduced to the agenda at the beginning of the meeting by board member Michael MORE >

Ireland Family Displaced After Fire Destroys Home

An Ireland family was displaced overnight as a fire destroyed the rental home in which they were living in the 4900 block of West SR 56 around 1:15 this (Thursday) morning. Ireland Fire Chief Stan Seifert says that when they arrived the two-story home was fully engulfed in flames, but that the family of six MORE >

Bartelt is New Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce Director

From the Dubois County Free Press: Elizabeth Bartelt is the new Executive Director for the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce. Her first day on the job was Tuesday; just in time to help with the Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine and Craft Beer Festival. But it’s not a problem for the 24-year-old Huntingburg native, she and her MORE >

Ferdinand Town Council Meeting

The Ferdinand Town Council held their monthly meeting Tuesday night and heard from the Fire Department that they are in need of a new pumper truck for the department. The current pumper is 25 years old and normally is replaced at around 20 years. Luke Fleck with the Fire Department explained to the council that they MORE >

Current Blend Announces Business in Huntingburg

Current Blend, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating new business and attracting talent to the region, will be opening the county’s first co-working collaborative workspace in May. An announcement event was held in Huntingburg at 10 Tuesday morning. Located on Fourth Street in Huntingburg, members of Current Blend will have 24-hour secure access to work, MORE >

Airport Board Meeting

The Dubois County Airport Authority Board passed a motion in last night’s meeting to allow lease holders of the new hangar to submit requests for approval with Airport Manager Travis McQueen to add or change the configuration of electrical outlets and lighting to individual hangars. The decision came out of a request of a few MORE >

Pike County Off Road Vehicle Accident Injures Two

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a Pike County injury ORV accident. On Saturday, April 11 at approximately 7:58 pm, Indiana Conservation Officers Kenny Tincher and Ryan McIntyre were dispatched to Interlake State Recreation Area in reference to an Off Road Vehicle accident. 34 year old Stephen Hazlett Jr. and 28 year old Tyler Francis, both of MORE >

Jasper Library Board Works On Two Sites

From the Dubois County Free Press: While environmental studies on the Hoosier Desk building are expected to begin next week, the library is keeping its options open. Last week, the Jasper Common Council approved the combined engineering study and conceptual design of the building. Thursday evening, the Jasper Library Board of Trustees agreed it would continue due diligence with the Main MORE >

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