Huntingburg mayor panelist at economic development conference

Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner was recently a panelist at the Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA) Summer Conference, which was held on June 18 and 19 in Lawrenceburg, Ind. The topic of the panel discussion was, “Best Practices for Entrepreneurial Growth.” Other panelists included Lynn Coyne, Bloomington Economic Development Corp. and Tim Eckerle, Grant County Economic […]

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Jasper Engines announces 72% growth in share prices

Jasper Engines and Transmissions CEO, Doug Bawel, shared exciting news during the Fifth Annual shareholder meeting at JASPER’s new Power Drive Facility. According to the company, JASPER share prices have experienced rocketship growth since the inception of its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 2009. Bawel was thrilled to announce that thanks to another record […]

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Southwest Indiana Film Fest seeking film entries for 2nd annual fest

The Second Annual Southwest Indiana Film Festival (SWIFF) is seeking movies for this year’s fest. SWIFF is presented by the Dubois County Commission on October 2nd and 3rd in Jasper at the Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing at the Vincennes University Campus. First-time filmmakers, seasoned professionals, YouTube cat video enthusiasts – all are welcome to […]

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Orthopaedic office name change announced

The office of Dr. Brian Woebkenberg recently changed its name to Memorial Orthopaedic Associates. Previously known as Southwest Indiana Orthopaedics and Spine Associates, it was decided to change the name to bring more awareness of the office’s affiliation with Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Memorial Orthopaedic Associates offers state-of-the-art orthopaedic services, including the direct […]

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Ferdinand apartment fire deliberately set; occupant arrested

Ferdinand — David J. Wilmes, 35, of 624 W. Ninth St., Apt. 110, Ferdinand, was arrested Monday morning and charged with a Level 4 felony count of attempted arson. Ferdinand firefighters responded to Wilmes’ apartment in the complex owned by Brad Brosmer, of Huntingburg, Monday at about 12:52 a.m. Responding firefighters evacuated the two-story structure and […]

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Schmitt awarded 2015 Myron Fetcher Award

Nathan Schmitt , 15, of Jasper, was awarded the 2015 Jasper Youth Baseball Babe Ruth Myron Fetcher Award. The award was presented by Jasper Youth Baseball President Roger Seger before the tourney championship game Monday evening. The award is based on sportsmanship, athletic ability, attitude on the field, and citizenship. Nathan is the son of […]

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Fireworks; Be a good neighbor says Jasper Fire Chief

Jasper Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang has issued information regarding the safe and proper use of fireworks this 4th of July. “One thing fireworks users tend to forget is that they are responsible for where fireworks are set off, where they go and the mess they leave behind,” said Hochgesang. He recommends a following a good […]

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Commentary: Some truth about Hoosier school budgets

Today’s funding is tied to students, not schools. There is almost no subject in public finance that is as easy to demagogue, distort and mislead as funding for schools. It is helpful to review what is happening in Indiana and how we got here. In 2008, along with property tax reform, the entirety of the […]

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