Coroner Bob Veatch walked to the scene from his vehicle after arriving at the crash.

Man killed when truck struck by train near Duff

Update: According to Dubois County Coroner Bob Veatch, Cody Keith, 27, Evansville, was killed in the crash. Authorities were called to the crash on the Norfolk Southern tracks near the intersection of County Road 600W and County Road 400S at about 7 p.m. Thursday. Police said when they arrived the truck was on the south […]

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DeMotte files for Greater Jasper School Board District 4 seat

Jasper native Tim DeMotte announced he will run for the Greater Jasper School Board District 4 seat representing Bainbridge Township. The spot is currently held by Nancy Habig, who is not seeking re-election. “I have been considering filing for school board for several years now,” DeMotte said. “My primary focus was to diversify the board with members […]

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Home Instead and Downtown Dog host dog wash-athon fundraiser for Alzheimer’s

The Home Instead Senior Care staff will hold a Dog Wash-athon fundraising event for the Alzheimer’s Association this Saturday at Jasper’s Downtown Dog,611 E. 6th St. For a minimum donation of $10 per dog, community members can bring their dirty/smelly dogs in for a bath at Downtown Dog’s self-serve bathing stations, and the Home Instead […]

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GAB announces record earnings

German American Bancorp, Inc. reported record 2016 second quarter earnings of $9.8 million, or $0.64 per share. The company’s earnings were enhanced by the inclusion of the operations of River Valley Bancorp and its banking subsidiary River Valley Financial Bank for the full quarter following the acquisition of River Valley on March 1, 2016. The current […]

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Kunkel seeking Jasper School Board District 4 seat

Mark Kunkel announced he will seek the District 4 seat on the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Board. Kunkel and his wife Sharon (Lythgoe) are lifelong residents of Jasper. “We are proud to call this our home,” Kunkel said. Kunkel credits his father, Butch Kunkel, for inspiring him to seek the appointment to the school board. “He taught me a lot […]

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Corrections: With budget under control, director looks to fix programs

Dubois County Community Corrections director William Wells’ report to the board had positive and negative notes Tuesday night. Wells reported collections exceeded expenditures by $18,300 for fiscal year 2015-16. Expenditures were held $42,600 under budget. And, while collections fell short of the budgeted amount by $24,300, most of that was from the first quarter of […]

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National Office Furniture recognized by American Heart Association as a Fit-Friendly Worksite

National Office Furniture, a unit of Kimball International, Inc., has been recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. This is the third consecutive year that National has been recognized by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. The Fit-Friendly Worksite program helps companies to encourage their […]

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Letter: Jasper mayor; “but for” question reveals power of tax abatement

But for.  These two words represent the essence of economic development laws in Indiana, especially tax abatement.  The basis for any use of this tool is, “But for this tax abatement, would these new investments by your company be taking place? Yes, or No?” When the answer is “No” the results have been astounding:  Since […]

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