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Greater Jasper School Board Meeting from Feb 25th

The Greater Jasper School Board met Monday night and heard from Ireland Elementary on their school improvement plans. Principal Ray Mehling along with four of his teachers, Ryan Erny, Lisa Kincer and Shannon Bauer and Darlene Ziegler made the presentation. After the meeting we spoke with Erny who gave us his assessment of their improvement MORE >

Ford Vehicles Investigated for Engine Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will investigate problems with stalling or surging engines in nearly 725,000 Ford cars and SUVs. The probe affects Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs and Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2009 through 2011 model years. The vehicles can unexpectedly go into “limp mode” at MORE >

Dubois County Council Meeting from February 25th

The Dubois County Council met Monday for their regular meeting and heard requests from the Dubois County Highway Department for over $400,000.00 in equipment needed to maintain and repair roads in the county. County Highway Superintendent Steve Berg asked for 3 single axle dump trucks with dump beds and lift kits, along with 6 salt MORE >

February 26th 8 am Newscast

Here’s the 8 am newscast on WITZ.  Click on the link below to listen: Feb26EightAmNewscast

Jasper Mayor Talks About Economic Development with Germany

Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz says its time to develop an economic and business link with Germany.  During his State of the City address on Thursday at the Rotary Club meeting, Mayor Seitz took a question concerning the sisters City program with Pfaffenweiller, Germany.   Seitz made it clear that he is motivated to find out MORE >

Dubois County 9-1-1 Director Suspended

The Dubois County Herald is reporting this morning that the DC Commissioners Thursday suspended 9-1-1 Director Janice Love due to the recent incident in which the emergency tornado sirens did not sound when they were activated. The action took place during Thursday’s Commissioners meeting and came after Commissioner Larry Volmer reported getting a lot of MORE >

Jasper School Superintendent Weighs in On School Grading

From the Dubois County Free Press: On Wednesday, the Senate Education Committee unanimously backed Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz on a bill to repeal the current A-F grading scale for schools. The bill going before the Senate will throw out the system and have the state Board of Education develop a new one. Ritz told MORE >

Former Lt Gov Becky Skillman in Jasper

Former Lt. Governor Becky Skillman was in Jasper today getting a tour around Dubois County with Dubois Strong Interim President Michael Cummins. Skillman is President and CEO of Radius Indiana, which represents 8 counties in Southern Indiana in promoting the economic interests of the area. Skillman was given a tour of the new Center for MORE >

Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz State of the City Address

Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz delivered his State of the City Address to the Jasper Rotary Club during their Noon meeting today (Thursday). Seitz spent the hour talking about accomplishments during the first year of his tenure as Mayor and things he wants to accomplish in the coming year. In his address, Mayor Seitz says that MORE >

Jasper City Council Meeting Feb 20th

It was a Jasper City Council meeting that took less than 20 minutes to complete Wednesday night. After the roll was called, the pledge to the American flag was recited and the minutes approved from two previous meetings, there were only two items left on the agenda. The first was an update from Utility General MORE >

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