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Ferdinand Town Council Deals with Growing Phosphorus Mitigation Costs

The latest estimate on how much it’s going to cost Ferdinand to fix the phosphorus problem is around $2 million. That was the figure delivered by John Wetzel, the engineer on the project from Midwestern Engineers of Loogootee in Tuesday night’s Ferdinand Town Council meeting. The town is in the middle of trying to hit MORE >

Jasper Support Needed for America’s Best Competition

JASPER, IN, July 13, 2015—The City of Jasper is in a contest against 49 other small towns and rural cities across the United States to win up to $3 million. After a group of volunteers applied last March, the city received the good news that it was chosen as a quarter-finalist in the America’s Best MORE >

Jasper Water Committee Recommends No Action on Beaver Lake

The Jasper Water Committee this (Monday) morning recommended that they do nothing on raising the water level at Beaver Lake. We talked to Bud Hauersperger, Utilities General Manager, and asked why they made that decision: The low quote for the project was around $330,000.00, and it still had not been determined from where the money MORE >

Pike County School Board Hears From Otwell Community

The Pike County School Board held their regular meeting Monday night, and listened to one community spokesperson talk about the closing of the Otwell Elementary School. During the June 8th meeting the school board voted to close Otwell Elementary at the end of the 2015-16 school year. The announcement was accompanied by a reduction in force (RIF) notification by MORE >

One of two Ferdinand Town Sirens Not Working

Ferdinand Town Manager Chris James reports that the town’s two emergency storm sirens were triggered this morning as part of a maintenance test. This was done as a follow up to the first of the month test. Residents heard the 1st Street siren sound, however the 18th Street siren did not trigger, which was the MORE >

Multi County Chase Ends with Serious Accident

A multi-county chase of a vehicle with two wanted and dangerous fugitives from Alabama, occurred on Saturday just before 2 pm in Daviess County. A Daviess County Sheriff Department report says that a 1998 Ford Escort with Alabama plates was located near US 50 in the parking lot of a retail establishment. A Deputy ordered MORE >

Buchson Gives Speech on 21st Century Cures Act

From the Dubois County Free Press: 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon of Newburgh used his time on the House floor Thursday in Washington, D.C. to cite Mayor Terry Seitz and his comments on the fight with ALS and in support of federal legislation that makes it easier to get critical care to those patients with life-threatening MORE >

Jasper Man Arrested on Child Solicitation Charges

30 year old Anthony J. Temple of the 500 block of East 15th Street in Jasper was arrested Thursday at 12:50 by on Child Solicitation charges. Officers with Jasper Police Department took Temple into custody on the level 5 felony charge after an investigation into conversations in which he allegedly solicited a 14 year old MORE >

House Torn Down in Jasper Where Three Died in Fire

It’s sat empty for months as a reminder of the tragedy that claimed three lives last year. Now the house at 413 Third Avenue in Jasper is being torn down. The fire at the above location started during the early morning hours on Wednesday, November 26th. A passing motorist noticed the flames coming from the MORE >

Jasper Library Board Meets and Delays Vote on Hoosier Desk

No vote will be taken this week on the Hoosier Desk building by the Jasper Library Board it was announced at the end of a 3 hour meeting last night in which board members worked through deciding whether to build and renovate the current library, or go to the Hoosier Desk building with the Jasper MORE >

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