Proposed area of new tax increment finance district.

Jasper Council approves sweeping tax increment area

The Jasper Common Council approved the proposed tax increment finance district encompassing about a third of the city — 90 percent of its industrial base — Wednesday night. If you haven’t been following along, a tax increment finance district is a special tool created originally in California — who has since abandoned it — that allows a specially created […]

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Blazey to seek Jasper Council seat

Jasper attorney Scott Blazey has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Third District City Councilman.  There are five district and two at-large members of the Jasper Common Council to be elected in 2015. Blazey, 47, and his wife Darla are the parents of one daughter, Isabelle.  The family resides on Sapphire Drive. […]

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Santa running in Jingle Bell Run this morning

At least 5 things going on — December 18 – 21

    Thursday, December 18, 2014  Storytime at the Birdseye Branch Library at 5 p.m. Christmas Story Time will be at 5:00 p.m. Janet Partenheimer welcomes all ages of children and Christmas treats will be provided. DC Speaks open house at 6 p.m. DC Speaks will host an open house at Vincennes University Jasper Campus […]

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Ferdinand Chamber sets new membership record

The Ferdinand Chamber of Commerce set a new membership record in 2014. At 161 members, it marks the fourth consecutive year in which the Ferdinand Chamber has surpassed the previous year’s membership numbers. “This speaks volumes to what we have done over the past four years and, perhaps more telling, of what we can accomplish […]

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Bawel announces JASPER gains for 2014 at end of year meeting

Jasper Engines and Transmissions (JASPER) Chairman and CEO, Doug Bawel announced several positive developments for the company during the end-of-the-year meeting. The meeting was held at the Jasper-company’s corporate offices and live-streamed to the s satellite re-manufacturing facilities in Jasper, Crawford County, and Willow Springs, Missouri. “We have so much to be proud of,” Bawel […]

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Chamber director to seek Jasper Council seat

Nancy Eckerle, Executive Director of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, has announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for one of two at-large seats on the Jasper City Council in 2015. Current at-large council member Ray Howard has announced he will not seek re-election in 2015. Eckerle previously served on the common council representing District […]

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Phillips named 2014 Little Company of Mary Award recipient

Caroline Phillips was named the 2014 recipient of the Little Company of Mary Award at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. The LCM Award is given annually to an employee nominated by his or her co-workers and chosen from a group of finalists by the hospital’s Mission Committee. Nominees for this award demonstrate Memorial Hospital’s mission […]

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Problem solver, designer, entrepreneur, and teenager

The owner of Crystal Water Designs is hard at work on his latest project, inside the Center for Innovation and Technology at Vincennes University, Jasper. The Center is an impressive place, its multi-storied atrium commanding attention and admiration. It could appear daunting to the uninitiated, but Austin Rothgerber is as at home there as he […]

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