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Dubois Fire Department Run

At 7:10 Monday night, Dubois Firefighters were dispatched to the report of a chimney fire in the 9300 block of N 1100 E, the James Bird residence. Bird stated that a pipe from a free-standing fire place came apart allowing smoke into the house and a fire to ignite. Bird attempted to extinguish the fire with a bucket MORE >

Dubois County Community Foundation Reports Strong 2014

The Dubois County Free Press reports that: The Dubois County Community Foundation reported 2014 as a strong year for charitable giving and endowments. Dubois County Community Foundation ended 2014 with $2.4 million in contributions and grants and a total endowment market value of over $27.4 million. Local giving remained steady and investment returns yielded 7 MORE >

Jasper Library Board and City of Jasper Meet on Hoosier Desk Building Possibility

A few Jasper Library Board members met with officials from the city of Jasper, Barry Alberts of City Visions and David Gamble of Gamble Associates along with Jasper Arts Commission Board President Mike Jones and Director Kit Miracle this (Thursday) morning to talk about what could be for all parties in a common facility in MORE >

Stolen Ferdinand Truck Found in Vincennes

A pickup truck stolen from Ferdinand two weeks ago has been recovered in Knox County and ended with the arrest of two men in Vincennes. Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Todd Ringle reports that the truck was spotted by Trooper Brad Mull at 6th Street and Executive Blvd. And was occupied by two male MORE >

Ferdinand Town Council Meeting

Some municipal actions take place right away and you never hear about them again.  Other issues, like phosphorus, not so much. The Town of Ferdinand is still in the throes of dealing with the mandates of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, meaning more hard work on the phosphorus front. The town council chose Midwestern MORE >

Huntingburg Common Council Meeting

The concept of a solar panel park received some push-back during Monday night’s Huntingburg City council meeting. In January, Dan Worl with Indiana Municipal Power Association (IMPA) presented the concept to construct a park with a solar array to collect sunlight and turn it into electricity. IMPA wants to generate around 50 megawatts of power from a MORE >

Airport Board Meeting

From the Dubois County Free Press: In a quick meeting Monday evening, the Dubois County Airport Authority: -Heard that Airport Manager Travis McQueen had taken advantage of recent lower fuel costs to purchase 8,305 gallons of 100 low lead. He also purchased 7,627 gallons of Jet A. The total expenses for January for fuel purchases was $41,917.91. MORE >

Primary Races Set for Dubois County

The May primary election races are set in Dubois County. Dubois County Clerk Bridgette Jarboe sent out an updated listing of those on the ballot for the municipal elections in 2015. Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz will face a challenger in Steve Messmer on the Republican ticket. John Bell and Scott Blazey are both Republicans, vying MORE >

10 Digit Dialing in 812 Area Code Began Saturday

If you tried to dial a phone number without the area code over the weekend, you heard this: That’s the bad news. The good news is that if you use your cell phone or smart phone to dial numbers, you can program the area code in with each number in your address book so that MORE >

Refinery and Gas Prices Story

United Steelworkers International says more than 1-thousand employees at the BP Whiting Refinery have joined a national strike. The union has been in contract negotiations with a group of oil industry executives led by Shell. Union members at 11 U.S. refineries have walked off the job. No word yet, on what the action will do MORE >

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