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Jasper Library to Make Offer on Hoosier Desk Site

From the Dubois County Free Press: Rather than wait on the City of Jasper’s timeline on potentially purchasing the Hoosier Desk site, the Jasper Library Board decided to begin negotiations with Ken and Paul Sternberg on its own. The board is attempting to hit a 2016 referendum with choices for a new library — either renovating MORE >

Ferdinand Reminds Residents of No Recycling Pickup

The Town of Ferdinand is telling residents that there will no longer be pickup of recycled materials from their homes. A news release says that it is with regret that the recycling program with Monster Recycling has been terminated effective immediately and that residents should NOT set their recycling out on Monday, August 17th going MORE >

Jasper Water Committee Discusses Beaver Lake Spillway Issue

Local resident and one of the leaders of the Beaver Lake Group, Brad Popp, stated this morning that he never accused anyone of covering up a mistake allegedly made in the engineering and construction of the Beaver Lake spillway, which resulted in the water levels being around a foot below the original level before the MORE >

Otwell Community Struggles to Save Otwell Elementary

What is a huge emotional issue in the closing of Otwell Elementary School, is now turning into a difficult slog through the details of how to keep the school open. That much was clear in the Otwell Community meeting last night. The meeting was supposed to be an update on the committee progress towards finding MORE >

Dubois County Emergency Communications System Being Upgraded

It started quietly in June and now the conversion to a new emergency communications system in Dubois County is in full swing. That’s the message that was delivered by Dubois County Commissioner Larry Vollmer and Dubois County Emergency Management Deputy Director Gary Fritz. A complete overhaul of the emergency communications system throughout the county has MORE >

Only Minor Injuries to Driver of Semi in Accident

54 year old Gary Wetzel of Santa Claus was driving a 2013 Freightliner semi with a 2014 dump trailer full of coal this morning southbound on SR 161, just north of Holland, when the truck ran off of the west side of the road, struck a guard rail, and continued off into an embankment where MORE >

City of Jasper Responds to Accusations of a Cover Up

From the Dubois County Free Press: Jasper Utility General Manager Bud Hauersperger was asked about the accusations of a cover up on the Beaver Lake Spillway issue after Tuesday night’s Jasper Parks & Recreation board meeting. He said in an interview with the Dubois County Free Press that, “I am pretty disappointed that they accused MORE >

Beaver Lake Spillway Supporters Flood Jasper Park Board Meeting

Several hundred residents showed up at the Jasper Park Board meeting Tuesday night and packed into Jasper City Council chambers in support of efforts to have the spillway raised by about 11 inches to correct the lower levels after the new spillway was constructed two years ago. The Friends of Beaver Lake group was represented MORE >

Town of Ferdinand Terminates Contract with Monster Recycling

A once promising small business in Jasper is on the brink of closing its doors it was announced during Tuesday night’s Ferdinand Town Council meeting. The town has been in contract negotiations with Monster Recycling of Jasper to extend their contract for curb-side recycling for the entire town. The negotiations came to an end and MORE >

Emergency Call Boxes and AED Dedicated

Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz appeared at the Buehler Plaza on the Riverwalk this morning to dedicate the new Emergency Call boxes that were recently installed along the Riverwalk to give the public a way to call for help in the event of an emergency.   There are 6 of the units with blue lights on MORE >

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