Reasons to be Thankful at Thanksgiving Part One

Thanksgiving tends to get swallowed up in the hype and high-pressure of holiday shopping and events. WITZ News is presenting a short series called “Reasons to Be Thankful at Thanksgiving.” Today, we feature a short segment from State Senator Mark Messmer from his weekly “Messmer Report” on Thanksgiving. In it, Mark talks about tradition and MORE >

Section 4 of I-69 Almost Completed – Video

Check out this Youtube video of Section 4 of I-69:     Drone Video Shows Sneak Peek of New I-69 Section 4 A new drone video offers never-before-seen aerial views of I-69 Section 4, which opens to traffic between Crane and Bloomington before the end of this year. Indiana Department of Transportation premiered the video MORE >

Jasper City Council Meeting

John Bell, president of the Redevelopment Commission and Andy Seger, president of the Economic Development Commission appeared before the Jasper City Council meeting Wednesday night and asked for $150,000 to fund phase one of the courthouse redevelopment project in downtown Jasper. Bell and Seger, who is also a member of the RDC, told the council that they MORE >

Northeast Dubois School Board Drops Insurance For Board Members

From the Dubois County Free Press: Tuesday evening, Northeast Dubois School Corporation school board members voted unanimously to end health insurance benefits for the board members. The move comes as the school corporation explores cost-cutting measures to balance a general fund budget for school operations. The health insurance benefits will end December 31. Board member MORE >

DC Commissioners and Council Listen to Survey Results

The Dubois County Commissioners and Council met in a special meeting Tuesday night to discuss the results of the staff satisfaction survey. The survey was put together by John Siebert, who specializes in them, but he was unable to attend the meeting due to a prior commitment. The results were a mixed bag of conclusions that included MORE >

First Fundraising Goal Met for Astra Theater Purchase

It’s taken a year, but the non-profit group The Next Act announced this (Tuesday) morning in the Astra Theater in downtown Jasper that they have reached their first goal of raising enough money to purchase the Astra Theater, and fund monthly utility expenses. The entire Next Act board was present at the event, where board MORE >

Attorney for Seitz Files for Recount

An attorney representing current Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz filed for a recount Monday, November 16, 2015, just after 2 pm for the 2015 municipal election results. Seitz and incumbent Democrat Wayne Schuetter tied in the mayoral race with 1,856 votes each. The three-person election board comprised of Clerk Bridgette Jarboe, Republican representative Roger Messmer and Democrat MORE >

Cops & Kids Program Looking for Monetary Donations

Listen to the story from WITZ News here:   If you’re interested in making a monetary donation to help, you can make out a check to Cops & Kids and take it to the Jasper Police Department on 6th Street.

Cops & Kids Fund Raising Events – 2015

  Saturday, November 21st – 11:00 am to 1 pm – Jasper Walmart employees with a cookout to raise money for Cops & Kids Tuesday, November 24 – Los Bravos Restaurant will donate profits to Cops & Kids Saturday November 28th 7:00 am to 10:00 am, Uebelhor & Sons Chevy Cadillac Pancake breakfast to benefit MORE >

Huntingburg City Council Greets New K-9 Officer

The Huntingburg City Council was introduced to the newest officer on the Huntingburg Police Department during their first monthly meeting last night. Canine officer Ester is a full-bred German Shepherd, trained to detect drugs. Ester is 2 years old and is very active.  Officer Josh Hemmer is the dogs’ partner and caregiver and said, “It’s MORE >

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