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Photo provided by the families of corporal Eric Lueken and lance corporal Alec Terwiske.  (from left) Brant Terwiske, Sandy Terwiske, Patricia Driscoll, Kurt Busch, Jake Lueken and Linda Lueken.

NASCAR driver honors fallen Dubois Marines

Star Valley Productions/Jasper contributed to this story Linda Lueken and Sandy Terwiske, the mothers of fallen Dubois, Indiana Marines, Corporal Eric Lueken and Lance Corporal Alec Terwiske, took part in ceremonies Sunday at the Chicagoland Speedway as part of the “Kurt Busch Project/Wounded Warrior Program. For the last three NASCAR seasons Busch has dedicated each […]

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Local hunters encouraged to help feed the hungry

This archery season marks the tenth year the Dubois County Sportsmen’s Club has supported Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, a program through which hunters donate game to low-income assistance programs. Last year, the group donated 102 deers to the program. According to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, protein is the number one nutrient and is fundamental in […]

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Local Trooper George Wooten promoted to sergeant

On Sunday, September 14, Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter promoted Trooper George Wooten to the rank of sergeant to serve as a District Squad Leader for the Jasper Post. Wooten is a native of Jackson County and a 2000 graduate of Brownstown Central High School. After high school, Wooten earned a Bachelor’s Degree in […]

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Huntingburg mayor intends to see projects through

Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner took time today to clear the air about his intentions to seek reelection next year. “I am officially announcing that I am seeking reelection as the mayor of the City of Huntingburg,” Spinner said. “I campaigned on three themes, progress, professionalism, and pride. I can confidently state those themes have been […]

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Cameras capture juveniles involved in city power outage

Update: Huntingburg police have verified they have some persons of interest in the case. According to the officer handling the investigation, the individuals involved in the incident will likely be charged with Level 6 felony criminal mischief. Normally a class A misdemeanor, criminal mischief is increased to a Level 6 felony if the damage causes […]

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State police investigating Daviess County homicide

Indiana State Police are investigating a homicide discovered early Saturday morning one mile west of Elnora. At 5:09 a.m., a state trooper responded to a call of a traffic accident with injuries on County Road 300E in Daviess County, approximately one quarter mile south of State Road 58. While approaching the scene, the trooper was […]

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VUJC hosts launch party celebrating Indiana

The Vincennes University – Jasper campus will come alive with international music, ethnic food and friendly competition on Sept. 16. The Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Center is hosting a free community event to launch ALL-IN, a new program designed by Indiana Humanities, in Dubois County. The 5-7 p.m. event will feature fun, family-friendly challenges from […]

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Delinquent Dubois County property tax sale nets $73,218

Dubois County Auditor Kathy M. Hopf and County Treasurer Chad A. Blessinger conducted the annual delinquent property tax sale on September 11, 2014. This year’s tax sale resulted in the collection of $73,218.15 from owners and buyers. According to authorities, 65 parcels had all taxes, penalties, and costs paid in full. “Tax sales are a […]

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Ferdinand police make theft arrest

Ferdinand — Ferdinand police arrested Christopher R. Genet. 40, of Huffman Road, Bristow, Friday morning after being called to a Ferdinand business for some suspicious activity. Officers responded to Bettag Plumbing and Heating, 915 Main Street, at about 1:35 a.m. and found Genet at the business. His truck was parked near the rear of the […]

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IACT 2014 Financial Management Award goes to Huntingburg’s Thomas Dippel

Huntingburg Clerk-Treasurer Thomas Dippel received the 2014 Financial Management Award from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT).  Dippel was honored during the IACT Presidents’ Reception earlier this week at the IACT Annual Conference & Exhibition in Fort Wayne. The Financial Management Award is given to a finance officer or administrator who has made […]

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Eckerle receives 2014 Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award

Jasper Street Commissioner Raymie Eckerle received the 2014 Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT). Eckerle received the award on Wednesday, Sept. 10 during the Presidents’ Reception at the 2014 IACT Annual Conference & Exhibition in Fort Wayne. The Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award is presented […]

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Huntingburg Tipline and Drug Collection Unit open to public

The Huntingburg Police Department announced two new additions designed to assist the community in reporting crimes and disposing of drugs. The Huntingburg Police Department anonymous tip line is now fully operational. Citizens with information regarding drugs or crimes can call 812-684-2992 anytime. Recently, the department partnered with CVS and the Partnership for Drug Free Kids […]

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Folk Fest receives $4,000 grant from Community Foundation

The Ferdinand Folk Festival recently received a $4,000 grant from the Dubois County Community Foundation to support its continued growth and future sustainability. The grant money represents partial funding of a grant application from early 2014. “One of the financial goals of the Folk Fest is to create a funding mechanism that would allow for […]

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Ferdinand Town Council: Sisters hope to convert Benet Hall to senior housing

Besides being called upon to pray for good weather for the upcoming Ferdinand Folk Fest, the Sisters of St. Benedict have some plans of their own worthy of prayer. Alan Hoffman, who serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the monastery, along with Prioress Sr. Barbara Lynn Schmitz and Carla Naum, a principal with Milestone […]

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