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DC Commissioners and Council Listen to Survey Results

The Dubois County Commissioners and Council met in a special meeting Tuesday night to discuss the results of the staff satisfaction survey. The survey was put together by John Siebert, who specializes in them, but he was unable to attend the meeting due to a prior commitment. The results were a mixed bag of conclusions that included MORE >

First Fundraising Goal Met for Astra Theater Purchase

It’s taken a year, but the non-profit group The Next Act announced this (Tuesday) morning in the Astra Theater in downtown Jasper that they have reached their first goal of raising enough money to purchase the Astra Theater, and fund monthly utility expenses. The entire Next Act board was present at the event, where board MORE >

Attorney for Seitz Files for Recount

An attorney representing current Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz filed for a recount Monday, November 16, 2015, just after 2 pm for the 2015 municipal election results. Seitz and incumbent Democrat Wayne Schuetter tied in the mayoral race with 1,856 votes each. The three-person election board comprised of Clerk Bridgette Jarboe, Republican representative Roger Messmer and Democrat MORE >

Cops & Kids Program Looking for Monetary Donations

Listen to the story from WITZ News here:   If you’re interested in making a monetary donation to help, you can make out a check to Cops & Kids and take it to the Jasper Police Department on 6th Street.

Cops & Kids Fund Raising Events – 2015

  Saturday, November 21st – 11:00 am to 1 pm – Jasper Walmart employees with a cookout to raise money for Cops & Kids Tuesday, November 24 – Los Bravos Restaurant will donate profits to Cops & Kids Saturday November 28th 7:00 am to 10:00 am, Uebelhor & Sons Chevy Cadillac Pancake breakfast to benefit MORE >

Huntingburg City Council Greets New K-9 Officer

The Huntingburg City Council was introduced to the newest officer on the Huntingburg Police Department during their first monthly meeting last night. Canine officer Ester is a full-bred German Shepherd, trained to detect drugs. Ester is 2 years old and is very active.  Officer Josh Hemmer is the dogs’ partner and caregiver and said, “It’s MORE >

Scam Phone Calls Coming from North Carolina

A local resident is reporting to WITZ News that a phone call coming from North Carolina is a scam – with the caller stating that you’ve won $5 million. But, of course, you have to send money via a gift card just to get your “winnings.” The phone numbers that the scam is coming from MORE >

Police Activity Report

  A deer ran into the road on SR 162 just north of the Ferdinand Town limits Wednesday at 6:15 pm and struck a Ford Flex driven by 71 year old Lois Davidson of the Ferdinand area. The deer ran into the driver’s side door and fender, causing around $4,000.00 in damages. Davidson did not MORE >

2016 Elections will be Interesting to Watch

With attention focused on the Jasper City Mayor race, which ended in a tie vote on November 3rd, few are looking forward to 2016. But, according to the Dubois County Republican party in an email: One campaign hardly ends before the next begins. Republican Chair Don Hays says in 2016 Dubois County Republicans will be MORE >

Ferdinand Town Lake Searched for Missing Teen in Cold Case

From the Evansville Courier & Press and the Herald:   Ferdinand — The Indiana State Police investigation in an 18-year-old cold case involving a Perry County teen moved to Ferdinand’s new town lake off Ferdinand Road East Wednesday morning. 13 year old Ricky Lane Thomas, Jr. of Bristow, disappeared without a trace in 1997. State MORE >

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