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Dubois County Roads Still Closed Due to High Water

Several county roads remain closed in Dubois County due to high water. Still closed:   CR 800 West – north of CR 300 South Ell Creek Road – north of CR 400 South

Huntingburg One of Best Cities in Indiana

Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Nick Stevens visited with us this (Thursday) morning, as he is taking another position beginning January 16th. Stevens accomplished a lot of good things for Huntingburg while holding the position on the Chamber, but says he’s not moving away: Stevens is still involved in the Huntingburg Stellar Community committee MORE >

Hopf Bond Hearing Results

Charles M. Hopf, who is charged with Level 1 felony aggravated battery causing the death of a child less than 14 years of age, made another appearance in Dubois County Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon. Judge Nathan Verkamp established a $200,000 cash bond for Hopf. The court also scheduled Hopf’s omnibus hearing for February 9. An omnibus hearing is MORE >

Fire Chief Warns About Alternative Heating Sources

Jasper Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang is warning residents about alternative heat sources during this stretch of cold weather and winter weather in general. Hochgesang says that one of the problems with electric space heaters is that people use extension cords with them and that poses a big fire hazard. He gives some guidelines: Hochgesang also MORE >

TIF Districts Voted into Existence in Jasper

Jasper now has a large TIF district designed to spur development by providing funds for the city to use towards major projects. Matt Crane with the Dubois County Free Press was in attendance at Tuesday night’s Redevelopment Commission meeting in which they voted to approve the district after listening to two citizens speak against the MORE >

Jasper Arts Commission Board Meeting

The Hoosier Desk building at Third and Mill Streets  in Jasper is gaining in popularity among the board members on the Jasper Arts Commission and Jasper Library Board as a possible new location for both. But even as both boards are far from any decision – a point that was made clear during the Arts MORE >

Fatal Crash in Pike County

The Pike County Sheriff Department is now reporting that 76 year old Lloyd Overby of Petersburg was the man killed in the two-vehicle accident on SR 61 near CR 400 North south of Petersburg Tuesday night. Overby was southbound on 61 when his car began to slide on ice and into the path of a MORE >

Mayors To File For Re-election Bids

The mayors of both Jasper and Huntingburg are seeking to be re-elected to their respective offices in 2015. This is the municipal election year for local governments and up for election are not only the city councils in both locations, but the mayor and clerk-treasurer, too. Mayor Terry Seitz of Jasper has announced he is MORE >

Circuit Court to Get Renovations

New Dubois County Circuit Court Judge Nathan Verkamp asked the Dubois County Commissioners on Monday morning for approval to renovate the circuit court offices on the 2nd floor of the county courthouse. During the first meeting of 2015 on Monday afternoon, the County Council approved the funding of the renovations. The council also approved advertising MORE >

Dubois County Council Meeting

From the Dubois County Free Press: The new Dubois County Council members took their seats Monday afternoon for their first official meeting. Council president Greg Kendall welcomed Craig Greulich, Charmian Klem, and Becky Beckman to the council. After welcoming the three, the council reappointed Kendall as president of the council and Councilman Jerry Hunefeld as vice-president. MORE >

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