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One fatality in Santa Claus Village house fire

Santa Claus — A man is reported dead and a woman was taken by helicopter to a Louisville hospital after a house fire in the Santa Claus Village Friday morning. Maureen Gregory, 66, a former English professor at Vincennes University Jasper, was LifeFlighted to the University of Louisville Hospital and her husband, Bryan Gregory, 65, was […]

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First female commandant of Southern Indiana Leathernecks sworn in

The Southern Indiana Leathernecks Detachment #931 Commandant Pat Moriarty had the honor of handing the leadership reigns of the detachment over to his wife, Tina Moriarty, Thursday evening. In a special convocation, Ann Hunsinger, the Department of Indiana Marine Corps League Commandant, who drove down from Richmond, Indiana, swore Tina Moriarty in as the detachment’s […]

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First Latino Summit to address social and economic factors in Dubois County

Huntingburg — Huntingburg is planning a Latino Summit bringing several community, business and social leaders together to discuss the integration of the Latino population into the county’s communities. The first event of its kind in the area, the Latino Summit scheduled for Friday, May 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Huntingburg Event Center, is […]

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State Road 145 closed indefinitely south of Birdseye

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that State Road 145  is closed in southern Dubois County indefinitely.  INDOT has closed S.R. 145 from the junction of Interstate 64 to the junction of State Road 64 due to concerns with a bridge, 4.34 miles north of I-64. INDOT crews will be repairing the bridge and […]

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Healthy Dubois County awarded environmental grant

On April 8, 2014, Healthy Dubois County, Inc., was awarded a $500 grant from the not-for-profit environmental organization Heartwood. HDC’s grant proposal titled We Can‘t Breathe What We Burn focuses on the prevention of further pollution-related cancers and asthma in Jasper and the Dubois County area. Earmarked to support HDC’s renewed efforts to stop the proposed Jasper, […]

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Six-month bridge project to begin north of Ferdinand

Ferdinand — No road closures are expected when work begins on a bridge north of Ferdinand Friday, but residents and travelers should expect delays as State Road 162 is reduced to a single lane of traffic. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced that on or after Friday, April 25, work will begin on the bridge […]

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Huntingburg Airport board meeting notes April 14, 2014

The Dubois County Airport Authority met for their scheduled meeting and took the following actions. –Heard the Huntingburg Airport is waiting on approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for night approaches from the west for Runway Niner. Three old signal towers and several trees deemed to be too tall by the FAA were removed […]

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Dr. William Lehmkuhler announced 2014 LCM Outstanding Physician

Jasper — Dr. William Lehmkuhler has been named the 2014 Little Company of Mary Outstanding Physician Award recipient at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Dr. Lehmkuhler, a native of Dubois County, graduated from Jasper High School and received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at […]

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State police warn of meth lab trash

The warmer spring weather may increase the likelihood that residents will find meth-making materials or trash along county roadways. With favorable spring weather coming our way, people are taking advantage by walking, jogging and bike riding on our local roadways. The potential exists that some people may come across trash left behind by those who […]

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County engineer position filled by former engineer’s son

On Monday, County Highway Superintendent Steve Berg recommended hiring Brent Wendholt, son of former Dubois County engineer Norman Wendholt, as the new county engineer. Wendholt was one of three applicants for the position vacated by Jason Heile in December. Heile left for a better paying position — $75,000 annually — as the engineer for Daviess […]

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