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New Chairman on Jasper Utility Service Board

The Jasper Utility Service Board has a new chairman, vice-chairman and secretary. In Tuesday night’s meeting during the annual re-organization, the slate of officers from board member Alex Emmons consisted of Rick Stradtner for chairman, Doug Schulte for vice-chairman and newest board member Roger Seng as secretary. Before the Vote, chairman Wayne Schuetter told the board: “I’ve MORE >

Property Fire in Dubois

Dubois Fire Department Public Information Officer Zach Eichmiller reports: At 9:26 p.m. Monday night, Dubois Firefighters were called to the Steve Stackhouse property, 8389 N Cuzco Road North. A passerby called 911 with the report of flames showing.  Upon firefighters’ arrival, they found an area of debris burning that the landowner had intentionally set. No one was MORE >

Dubois County Man Presumed Dead in Fire at Home

Dubois Fire Department Public Information Officer Zach Eichmiller reports that: A resident is missing and is presumed dead after a fire burned his home and barns to the ground in northern Dubois County Saturday. The Dubois Volunteer Fire Department was called to a report of the multiple structure fire at 9779 North 400E at 3:01 p.m. MORE >

The Victims From Jasper Fire Tested Positive For Drugs

The Dubois County Coroner’s office released the toxicology reports from the three individuals who died in a fire in Jasper on November 26, 2014. The report says that all three – 20 year old Linsey Parsley, her 3 year old son Robert, and 20 year old Alex Snedeker – tested positive Methamphetamine. Additionally, Snedeker and MORE >

Jasper To Consider Tearing Down Power Plant

From the Dubois County Free Press: Over 20 requests for interest in the Jasper Power Plant have been sent out around the country, according to Utilities Manager Bud Hauersperger, but only a couple have come back with any interest. Hauersperger told the Jasper Electric Commission on Friday, “They have wanted us to purchase the power MORE >

One More Sentenced in Operation Big Brother Case

The Prosecutors Office in Dubois County announced that Thursday, another sentencing took place in Dubois Superior Court relating to Operation Big Brother that took down 16 drug dealers in Dubois County last June. 49 year old Karrie Eckert of Birdseye was sentenced to 6 years of supervised probation by Judge Mark McConnell Thursday. She pled MORE >

Fastest Internet Possible Coming to Jasper

Tired of slow Internet connections? Jasper residents will soon have the fastest Internet speeds of any community in Indiana. It was announced this morning in Jasper City Council Chambers that Smithville Telecom will spend around $7 million to install fiber to the premise service to every house in Jasper within a few years. This project MORE >

Ferdinand Phosphorus Project on a Fast Track

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has mandated that each municipality must deal with and get rid of phosphorus waste that is produced in wastewater systems. Ferdinand is taking action to get it done, and the plan is on a fast track. That was evident in the discussions about the issue in Tuesday night’s Town MORE >

Senator Coats Makes an Impact on National Legislation

Senator Dan Coats is working at a high level in Washington right now since republicans took over the Senate now along with the House. Coats contacted WITZ News to give an update.   He says that the climate is very positive in Washington right now: Coats says that the efforts are beginning early with legislation MORE >

Ferdinand Town Council Meeting

The Ferdinand Town Council reacted strongly Tuesday night to an article that ran in a magazine called Electric Consumer which is published by Dubois REC, and calls out municipalities (in this case, Ferdinand, Jasper and Huntingburg) for annexing land just so they can sign up customers to their city-owned electric utilities. Senate bill 309 at MORE >

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