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Purdue Growing Season Report

April 25, 2016   Purdue Extension-Dubois County, 812-482-1782 Kenneth J. Eck April 25, 2016 Purdue Extension specialist Ken Eck reports that: Crop surveys completed by Purdue Extension – Dubois County on Saturday, April 23, 2016 found 37% of all corn fields planted and 0% of soybean fields planted, with most of these fields planted during the first few days of MORE >

Boonville Man Dies in Accident on I-64

April 25, 2016 60 year old James “Stan” Ensor of Boonville was ejected from a vehicle on Saturday on I-64 in Warrick County after the vehicle he was in rolled over. The Warrick County Sheriff Department says that two vehicles were entering a construction area when one vehicle sped up and struck a second vehicle MORE >

Fourth Street Water Main Project in Huntingburg Starts Monday

April 25, 2016 From the Dubois County Free Press: It’s been a long time coming, but construction crews are set to start the long-awaited Fourth Street Water Main project today (Monday). As part of the Stellar Community projects, the historic water main will be replaced along Huntingburg’s historic Fourth Street. Contractors dated the installation of the MORE >

Referenda on School Systems in November Election

April 22, 2016   Northeast Dubois School Superintendent Bill Hochgesang announced Tuesday night that he would recommend to the school board in May that a referendum be placed on the ballot in November to raise taxes on the four townships that are in the school district to help keep the school system going financially. Northeast MORE >

Indianapolis 500 History Comes to Jasper

April 22, 2016   The Jasper Rotary Club hosted several Indianapolis 500 celebrities during the Noon hour on Thursday. Historian Donald Davidson was at the luncheon at Klubhaus 61, along with Jasper driver “Spike” Gehlhausen, a graduate of Jasper High School and driver in several 500 races. We asked Davidson what he thinks of Jasper: MORE >

Jasper City Council Meeting, April 20, 2016

April 21, 2016   The Jasper City Council Wednesday night passed five compliance statements of benefits for tax abatements given to Jasper businesses. The five included Braun Family Properties, LLC with Meyer Distributing; Jasper Engine Exchange; Jasper Chair Company; Haddad Properties for Stens Corporation; and 3 PEPLS Properties with Cash Wagner and Associates. The council MORE >

Early Voting Numbers in Indiana are High

April 20, 2016 With record early-voting numbers already reached, Indiana election officials don’t expect the momentum to let up ahead of the state’s May 3 primary election. About 31,000 people had cast ballots in-person as of Monday since early voting began April 5, according to the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office. That’s nearly double the MORE >

Beaver Lake Levels Back to Normal

April 20, 2016   Several weeks ago, Jasper Utility General Manager Bud Hauersperger reported in a USB meeting that the Beaver Lake level was just a few inches short of going over the new spillway. That’s no longer the case.  The water is flowing now, and reports are that all is back to normal. WITZ MORE >

NE Dubois School Superintendent Bill Hochgesang Calls for Referendum

April 20, 2016 During Tuesday night’s Northeast Dubois School Board meeting, Superintendent Bill Hochgesang read a letter concerning the call for a referendum in November’s election to raise taxes in the school district to help with the ailing school system’s finances. The transcribed letter says: “In May, I will be recommending to the Northeast School MORE >

Northeast Dubois Hears Coach Bullying Charge from Parent

April 20, 2016   The Northeast Dubois School board in Tuesday night’s meeting heard from a parent alleging that one of the school’s coaches has bullied her student-athlete daughter by having a volleyball “thrown off of her, deliberately by the coach on three different occasions.” The parent, Marsha Archer, claimed that her daughter, who is MORE >

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