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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 >

Jasper Arts Board Meeting

The Jasper Arts Board met for their monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon at 4:30. Arts Director Kit Miracle says that the next concert in the performer series is an exciting presentation by ScrapArtsMusic, an innovative percussion theatre featuring five performers who play instruments made from salvaged and recycled junk.  The presentation is on Sunday, March 17 th MORE >

Jasper Woman Killed in Auto Accident in Daviess County

A Jasper woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident on Tuesday afternoon in Daviess County on US 231 just south of SR 58 near Farlen. A Daviess County Sheriff Department report says that 61 year old Margaret Clark of Jasper was driving a 2006 Chrysler minivan southbound on 231 following a 2005 Ford Explorer driven MORE >

Third Avenue Water Main Grant Moves Ahead

In an “about face”, the City of Jasper has been invited to re-apply for the grant for the Third Avenue water main replacement project. Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz told WITZ News that in a special meeting of the Jasper City Council and Utility Service Board on Monday morning at 7:30 that they were approached about MORE >

Redevelopment Commission Meeting

From the Dubois County Free Press: The Jasper Redevelopment Commission held their monthly meeting this morning and the Commission heard that the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance has approved the $1.1 million appropriation from the City of Jasper’s rainy day fund to purchase the former Jasper Country Club property. The city received its official MORE >

Humane Society Plans Changes to Board

Mary Saalman, acting Board President of the Dubois County Humane Society has announced that the Humane Society Members are encouraged to attend the annual membership meeting on Thursday, March 21st. Saalman says that the purpose of the meeting is to discuss amendments to the Articles of Incorporation that would transition the Board of Directors from MORE >

Jasper Man Arrested on Molestation Allegation

From the Dubois County Free Press:   The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department arrested 27-year-old Manuel Zamora-Escobedo of Jasper on Saturday on several charges stemming from allegations of molestation. Deputies were notified of the possible molestation involving a female victim younger than 14. They spoke with the victim and her parents who identified Zamora-Escobedo as the MORE >

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