Jasper Common Council notes: Jasper Council decides to sell three park properties

The Jasper Common Council wants to move forward with the sale of three park properties to replenish the city’s rainy day funds which were used to purchase The Parklands. The council approved using $1,087,795 from the Rainy Day fund to purchase the property from the Jasper County Club. The council pushed to sell the Lechner, […]

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Stendal man arrested for violating no-contact order

Huntingburg — Huntingburg police arrested Michael P. Weitkamp, 43, of E. Pike County Road 1075S, Stendal, on Wednesday for invasion of privacy. Police were called to a Huntingburg residence at 9:30 a.m. by a woman who explained she had filed a no-contact order against Weitkamp. She stated he was texting and calling her. The woman showed police several […]

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Anthony “Tony” V. Haas, age 91

Anthony “Tony” V. Haas, age 91, of Jasper, passed away at 10:22 a.m. Wednesday, (April 23, 2014), at the St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. He was born at St. Anthony, Indiana on November 2, 1922, to John and Theresia Heichelbech Haas. He married Bertha Goeppner February 22, 1943 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in […]

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Kathleen M. Tempel Nursing Scholarship recipient selected

Jasper — Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced this year’s recipient of the Kathleen M. Tempel Nursing Scholarship, and the recipient is Taylor Main of Jasper. Ms. Main graduated from Jasper High School in 2012 and currently attends the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. She will graduate with the USI nursing class of 2016. The scholarship […]

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Student visitors and applications up at VU

Applications to enroll at Vincennes University this fall are up 8.4 percent, according to Kristi Deetz, senior director for External Relations. Reporting to the VU Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Deetz said that more than 4,500 applicants have already been accepted for this fall at the Vincennes campus, which is 7.5 percent ahead of last year. Citing […]

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Jasper Arts seeking submissions for annual juried art show at Krempp Gallery

The Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center encourages artists to submit applications for the 21st Annual Juried Art Show, September 2014. Only artists who are current or former residents of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan or Ohio can apply. Applications are now available on our website or here (21st Juried Application). To apply, send by email […]

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Charles “Chuck” Michael Woodall, 72

Charles “Chuck” Michael Woodall, age 72, a resident of the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, formerly of Ewing, New Jersey, passed away at 10:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Northwood Retirement Community. He was born April 10, 1942 in Jasper, Indiana, to Arthur and Mary C. (Gootee) Woodall. Chuck was a retired truck […]

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Pauline E. “Sis” Sermersheim, 85

Pauline E. “Sis” Sermersheim, age 85, of Jasper, Indiana passed away at 6:35 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. Pauline was born on May 4, 1928 to Theodore and Leona (Zehr) Goodman. She married Dennis A. Sermersheim on May 25, 1950. She retired from General Electric, […]

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County council ponders EDIT plans in light of funding requests

Several groups are approaching the county seeking funds to aid in their programs and construction projects. Notably Monday night, Dubois Strong and the Huntingburg Airport propositioned the county for further funding. The attraction for these groups is the estimated $10.6 million in savings the county has built up from local economic income taxes collected from each individual’s paycheck […]

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Cause of fatal fire may never be known

Santa Claus — Authorities are still investigating the fire responsible for the death of a well-liked Santa Claus resident. According to the Spencer County Coroner Robert Fuller, investigators may never know exactly what started the fire that injured Maureen Gregory and killed her husband Brian last Friday morning. “There was so much damage. They may never be […]

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Two women arrested for $1,100 shoplifting spree

Jasper — Jasper police arrested Bessy Lopez, 25, and Maria Ayala, 41, both of Ninth Street, Huntingburg, for shoplifting from the Walmart Supercenter. Police were contacted by store personnel at about 1:30 p.m. after they detained the two women suspected of shoplifting. According to police, the women worked together to attempt to steal clothing and shoes valued […]

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