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I-69 Repairs Coming in April or May

I-69 is sinking and repairs are scheduled for late April or early May on a portion of the newly opened Interstate 69 extension that has already sunk several inches, INDOT officials said.   The sinking occurred on the lead-up to the Patoka River Bridge – a 250-foot stretch of highway built atop a recently-mined area MORE >

Bucshon Opens Office in Jasper

The Dubois County area has local representation in Jasper from 8 th District Congressman Larry Bucshon of Newburgh. Bucshon, a Republican has opened an office to better represent and stay in contact with local constituents. He was in Jasper on Friday at 2:30 pm in front of Jasper City Hall to announce the opening of MORE >

Jasper Library Board Meeting

The Jasper Library Board met Thursday night and heard from Library Director Rita Douthitt that book and material circulation numbers were down in February in spite of the fact that door counts are up.  Douthitt said she is not sure of a reason why  about the phenomenon, which is not limited to the Jasper branch. MORE >

New Superintendent for Southwest Dubois Schools

From the Dubois County Free Press: Southridge High School Principal Mike Eineman has officially accepted the position of Superintendent of Southwest Dubois County Schools after the School Board voted 3 to 2 to offer it to him last night. WITZ News talked to Eineman this morning and asked if he is excited about the new MORE >

Huntingburg Board of Public Works & Safety

The Huntingburg Board of Public Works & Safety met this (Thursday) morning and heard from Huntingburg Police Chief Art Parks who says that incidents of burglaries and break-ins are in the increase in the City. While Parks did not have specifics on how much of an increase in percentage there has been, he says he MORE >

Ambulance Accident in Huntingburg

From the Dubois County Free Press: A collision between a Dubois County Ambulance and a van in Huntingburg injured three people Tuesday afternoon. According to Huntingburg police, Christopher Miller was driving the County-owned ambulance eastbound on 10th Street and entered the Jackson Street intersection and collided with a 2003 Ford van driven by Cynthia Leinenbach. MORE >

INDOT Work on US 231

INDOT is going to begin repair work on several important sections of US 231 through Dubois and Martin Counties in the coming weeks. First, Cher Elliott reports that INDOT crews will start resurfacing 231 between US 50 in Loogootee up to SR 58 on or after the 18 th of March. Traffic will be maintained MORE >

Jasper Zoning Board Takes Action

The Jasper Zoning Board met Wednesday night and approved three variances for Kroger Limited Partnership I in the construction of a new grocery store on 30th Street near Newton. Zoning Board Vice-Chairman, Brad Schnaar, told WITZ News that the variances granted included: Construction within 35 feet of 30th Street Reduction of a landscape buffer from MORE >

March 7th 8 am Newscast

You can listen to the March 7th WITZ newscast by clicking on this link: Mar07EightAmNewscast

Ireland Teacher Honored as Peabody Energy Leader in Education

Third Grade Teacher Shannon Bauer of Ireland Elementary School was named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for the 2012-13 school year, and awarded $1,000 for her compassion and commitment to students. She developed the Paragraph of the Week program to improve students’ writing skills and to help them prepare for state testing. She is MORE >

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