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Jasper City Council Approves Money for Beaver Lake Spillway

The Jasper City Council appropriated $180,000 out of the Riverboat Casino Fund to go towards the Beaver Lake spillway raising project in Wednesday night’s meeting. It was the best ending to a tangled situation that saw suggestions of a cover-up, but in the end, showed the power of a group of people, who when faced with seemingly MORE >

Drug Sentences Lowered Per State Law But Prosecutors Continue to Pursue Drug Offenders

The sentences for drug offenders are going down because of changes in Indiana State sentencing laws, but the Dubois County Prosecutor’s office is continuing to vigorously pursue them anyway. That’s the message received from the Prosecutor’s Office Tuesday afternoon after announcing the latest sentencings in the Operation Big Brother and Double Trouble cases. We talked MORE >

Utility Service Board Appropriates Money to Beaver Lake Spillway

It’s $50,000.00 and the impact that makes on the Beaver Lake spillway will be enough to help pay for getting it raised by about 11 inches to increase the water level to pre-construction levels. That’s what the Utility Service Board voted to do in Monday night’s meeting. The board also took the following actions to help get MORE >

Gas Prices Up

The price for filling up at the pump has gone up by six to seven dollars per tank full in the last week or so. The BP refinery in northwest Indiana is to blame as a major portion of its output was shut down due to a mechanical failure. Fuel pricing experts say it could MORE >

Friends of Beaver Lake Meeting Well Attended

The Friends of Beaver Lake held a meeting on Sunday afternoon at 1 at Bernie Jeffries Lot at the lake where over 75 residents met to discuss the current situation with the raising of the spillway, and to collect pledges that had been made to support the project. WITZ News spoke with both Brad Popp MORE >

Huntingburg City Council Hears Stellar Update

Workforce housing, Stellar updates, City wellness program successes, bond status updates.  All of these paint a positive picture of things going on in Huntingburg. During Thursday night’s Huntingburg City Council meeting, Jane Hendrickson with Boxer Girl, LLC, gave an update on the workforce housing project.  She stated that 144 houses will go into the Hunters Crossing subdivision MORE >

Jasper Library to Make Offer on Hoosier Desk Site

From the Dubois County Free Press: Rather than wait on the City of Jasper’s timeline on potentially purchasing the Hoosier Desk site, the Jasper Library Board decided to begin negotiations with Ken and Paul Sternberg on its own. The board is attempting to hit a 2016 referendum with choices for a new library — either renovating MORE >

Ferdinand Reminds Residents of No Recycling Pickup

The Town of Ferdinand is telling residents that there will no longer be pickup of recycled materials from their homes. A news release says that it is with regret that the recycling program with Monster Recycling has been terminated effective immediately and that residents should NOT set their recycling out on Monday, August 17th going MORE >

Jasper Water Committee Discusses Beaver Lake Spillway Issue

Local resident and one of the leaders of the Beaver Lake Group, Brad Popp, stated this morning that he never accused anyone of covering up a mistake allegedly made in the engineering and construction of the Beaver Lake spillway, which resulted in the water levels being around a foot below the original level before the MORE >

Otwell Community Struggles to Save Otwell Elementary

What is a huge emotional issue in the closing of Otwell Elementary School, is now turning into a difficult slog through the details of how to keep the school open. That much was clear in the Otwell Community meeting last night. The meeting was supposed to be an update on the committee progress towards finding MORE >

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