Police Activity Report

  A deer ran into the road on SR 162 just north of the Ferdinand Town limits Wednesday at 6:15 pm and struck a Ford Flex driven by 71 year old Lois Davidson of the Ferdinand area. The deer ran into the driver’s side door and fender, causing around $4,000.00 in damages. Davidson did not MORE >

2016 Elections will be Interesting to Watch

With attention focused on the Jasper City Mayor race, which ended in a tie vote on November 3rd, few are looking forward to 2016. But, according to the Dubois County Republican party in an email: One campaign hardly ends before the next begins. Republican Chair Don Hays says in 2016 Dubois County Republicans will be MORE >

Ferdinand Town Lake Searched for Missing Teen in Cold Case

From the Evansville Courier & Press and the Herald:   Ferdinand — The Indiana State Police investigation in an 18-year-old cold case involving a Perry County teen moved to Ferdinand’s new town lake off Ferdinand Road East Wednesday morning. 13 year old Ricky Lane Thomas, Jr. of Bristow, disappeared without a trace in 1997. State MORE >

Corrections Department to Continue TANF Funded Program

From the Dubois County Free Press:   Through the windfall of a federal welfare program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Dubois County Community Corrections has been able to hire three full-time employees on a temporary basis. Dubois County Community Corrections received $330,000 in unexpected funding through the program. But corrections is unsure whether the grant MORE >

Ferdinand Town Council Meeting

The Ferdinand Town Council met Tuesday night for their monthly meeting and Town Manager Chris James reports that work continues on the Phosphorus project. He says that the project is still moving ahead with multi-layered approach to get the project completed. James says that trees are going to be marked for removal for the drying MORE >

Veteran’s Day Salute to Those Who Served

One of our greatest Presidents in the history of the United States was a great orator. We’re speaking of President Ronald Reagan. On November 11, 1988, Reagan delivered a Veteran’s Day speech at the V-Day Ceremony Address at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. President Reagan talked about what Veterans Day is:   Today is the day MORE >

Operation Big Brother Sentencing Ends Prosecuting Run

Chief Deputy Prosecutor Beth Sermersheim with the Dubois County Prosecutor’s Office says that the final defendants entered into plea agreements in the Operation Big Brother effort on Monday. 29 year old Brian Perez of Huntingburg pled guilty and has accepted a sentence of 15 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections for Dealing Meth. In MORE >

Huntingburg Wastewater Rates Set to Increase

The Dubois County Free Press reports that: Huntingburg residents should get ready to pay more for wastewater service it was announced in the board of public works & safety meeting this (Thursday) morning. Precipitating the increases is the recent activity which has burdened the city of Huntingburg to spend over $3 million in wastewater upgrades, MORE >

Airport Board Meeting Notes

The Dubois County Airport Authority Board met Monday night and heard: The airport board has submitted a letter of opposition to the construction of the proposed cell phone tower on Ferdinand’s north side, which would be too near the flight path for landing from the east. Received from the FAA payment for land acquisition for MORE >

Pike Central School Board Says Closing of Otwell Elementary Still On

The Friends of Otwell tasked with trying to find a way to keep Otwell Elementary School open past next May made several requests of the Pike Central School Corporation Board of Trustees Monday night for information on the closing of the school. From a two-page letter, Michael Houtsch, president of the board of the Friends of Otwell MORE >

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