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Ward Adds Voice to Jasper LEADs

May 20, 2016   Former leader of the Dubois County Community Foundation, Brad Ward, has been very busy lately. Since leaving that organization and joining the Council on Foundations, Ward has been traveling a lot and learning about other foundations around the nation. Back home, he’s not been silent.  Ward is part of the committee MORE >

Junior Achievement Honors Ruxer and Lange

May 19, 2016   This morning (Thursday) the second annual Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame breakfast was held at the Huntingburg Event Center in front of a crowd of around 450 attendees, who witnessed the induction of Alvin C. Ruxer, founder of Jasper Engines and Transmissions and Clem Lange, who started Best Home Furnishings MORE >

Jasper City Council Approves Arts Commission Request to Move Ahead on Jasper Cultural Center

May 19, 2016   Just a few months ago, the Jasper City Council told Jasper Community Arts Commission President Mike Jones that they support what the organization is trying to do in getting the Jasper Cultural Center in place, but the council wasn’t ready to commit to the project verbally. What’s changed is the creation MORE >

Ellspermann Chosen as New Ivy Tech President

May 19, 2016   Former Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann has been selected by the Ivy Tech board to take the position of President of Ivy Tech Community College. The announcement was made late Wednesday afternoon. The statewide community college has its headquarters in Indianapolis, but has campuses all around Indiana, including Evansville. Ellspermann has been MORE >

Northeast Dubois Passes Tax Referendum for November Election

May 18, 2016   That was Northeast Dubois School Board President Mary Pankey announcing the vote Tuesday night to move forward with the placing of the referendum on the November 8th ballot for the four townships in the Northeast Dubois School District to increase property taxes to save their school system. But, not before those MORE >

A Lincoln A Pioneer Tale Indiana Bicentennial Edition

Dean Dorrell otherwise known as Abraham Lincoln stopped by the WITZ studios May 17 and talked with Roger Stuckey about the special Indiana Bicentennial Edition of A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale at Lincoln Ampitheatre July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16.   Tickets are available at www.LiincolnAmpitheatre.com or by calling 1-844-205-4ABE.  For a limited MORE >

More Information on Bodies Found in Ohio River

May 17, 2016 New information is out on the two bodies found last week in the Ohio River. WFIE News says that it’s now being investigated as a possible double homicide. Indiana State Police identified the female as Sarah Ipock. She was found in Perry County, near Troy. The second, a man police have not MORE >

Jasper Utility Service Board Meeting

May 17, 2016 From the Dubois County Free Press: About 22 homes in the Rolling Hills Subdivision just outside of Jasper are running into issues with septic systems, it was learned at the Utility Service Board meeting Monday night. They don’t have access to the city’s sanitary sewer system but now they need it. Shawn Werner MORE >

Bids Opened On Highway Projects for 2016

May 16, 2016 Construction crews will be busy on seven county highway construction projects this year as was revealed during this (Monday) morning’s County Commissioner’s meeting, when county attorney Art Nordhoff opened the bids around 10 am. There were three bidders, but only two contractors’ bids were accepted, a third bidder was missing a necessary MORE >

Herbert H. Fleck, 94, of Ferdinand

A funeral service for 94 year old Herbert H. Fleck of Ferdinand will be held Wednesday at 10 am at St. Henry Catholic Church with burial to follow in St. Ferdinand Church cemetery. Visitation is from 2 until 8 pm Tuesday and again 7 to 9:30 am Wednesday at the Becher Funeral Home.

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