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Seitz Issues Statement on Public Comments About Mayoral Race

In the unfolding of events surrounding the tie for Mayor in Tuesday’s Municipal election, Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz issued a statement via email this morning in reference to the comments made by City Council member, Randy Buchta. Seitz in his statement said, “In an article…Councilman Randy Buchta made insinuations calling into question my integrity…unfortunately, these MORE >

Pence Delivers Keynote Address in Ferdinand

Governor Mike Pence was in southern Indiana on Thursday and added a stop nearby delivering the keynote address to a record gathering at the annual Ferdinand Chamber of Commerce dinner last night. Pence’s comments centered on his efforts to continue the work he started when he took office by directing money and attention to the MORE >

Next Act Gets Grant from Smithville for Astra Theater

The Next Act, Inc., Awarded $20,000 Grant from the Smithville Charitable Foundation The Smithville Charitable Foundation has approved and awarded a $20,000 grant to Next Act, Inc., to be used for the purchase and/or renovation of Jasper’s historic Astra Theater. President of Next Act, Marc Steczyk told WITZ News this morning that this gives them MORE >

Cabby O’Neill Gymnasium Endowment Announced

From the Dubois County Free Press: An endowment was announced last week in Jasper to benefit the Cabby O’Neill Gymnasium.  The endowment is made possible by Dr. Michael and Whitney Ruff, has been established with the Dubois County Community Foundation to provide perpetual income for the 1939 Jasper school gymnasium and to honor one of MORE >

Post Election Activities at the Dubois County Clerk’s Office

Dubois County Clerk Bridgette Jarboe reports that the election results for Dubois County are final. The Dubois County election Board is made up of Republican Roger Messmer, Democrat Mike Fritch, and County Clerk Bridgette Jarboe. She says that her office is back to normal work activities now, until either party files for a re-count in MORE >

Jasper Mayor Race is a TIE

A shocker in the race for Mayor of Jasper: It’s a tie between Incumbent Republican Terry Seitz and Democrat challenger Wayne Schuetter, both with 1856 votes. Independent Joshua Budd garnered 190 votes. It was too close to call all night. There was only 8 votes separating Seitz and Schuetter with only two precincts remaining in MORE >

Jasper Redevelopment Commission Approves TIF for River Centre

The Dubois County Free Press is reporting that: The Jasper Redevelopment Commission approved a resolution this (Tuesday) morning to carve a separate tax increment finance (TIF) district from the larger TIF district created in March. Jane Hendrickson, owner of Boxer Girl LLC, announced the $26 million project to turn the building into a mixed-use development MORE >

INDOT Updates on I-69

Will Wingfield, Media Relations with INDOT reports that I-69 is nearing completion between Crane and the south side of Bloomington. In an email to WITZ, Wingfield says, “All 27 miles of the new I-69 are still expected to open between Crane and Bloomington by the end of this year. Right now the exact date it MORE >

150,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled

More than 150,000 pounds of ground beef is being recalled due to an E. coli contamination. The recall comes after the tainted beef was discovered and traced back to All American Meats based in Omaha, NE. The beef was produced Oct. 16 and the contamination was discovered Oct. 30. The meat was distributed nationwide. The MORE >

Who Votes and Where Do I Vote?

Tuesday November 3rd is municipal election day in Dubois County. Dubois County Clerk Bridgette Jarboe reminds voters that you MUST live within the limits of Jasper, Huntingburg or Ferdinand in order to vote in the municipal election.   Precincts open for voting Tuesday at 6 am until 6 pm: JASPER: Jasper Middle School: Bainbridge 5 MORE >

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