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Folkfest named a Midwest Travel Treasure

It’s official! Ferdinand Folk Festival, was named a Midwest Travel Treasure by AAA’s magazine, AAA Midwest Traveler. Featured in the Sept./Oct. 2014 issue of AAA MIDWEST TRAVELER the Ferdinand Folk Festival was selected as a Midwestern treasure for its appeal to typical AAA members. AAA MIDWEST TRAVELER’S popular Travel Treasure series is part of each bi-monthly issue. […]

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Sheriff’s department issues several scam alerts

Dubois County residents reported two separate incidents involving scammers to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department on Friday. In one, a resident was contacted by a man saying his name was Mike John Henry and he was a representative with Publishers Clearing House. The caller stated the resident had won $5.2 million and to claim the […]

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Commissioner Robley presented the INSHARP designation award to Cale Knies.

Jasper only city on short list with special safety award

The City of Jasper was recognized for safety during a special ceremony yesterday. In 2003, the city became the only municipality in the state to earn the Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP) designation. It has maintained it for the 11 years since. Today, it is still the only municipality among the 39 […]

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Authorities taser combative man found with meth

Jasper — An officer was forced to taser a combative male subject today after a Jasper K-9 detected narcotics on a motor scooter the man was driving. A Dubois County Sheriff’s deputy observed a male subject operating a motor scooter and commit a series of traffic infractions at about 10 a.m. on Thursday. The deputy made contact with the […]

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Jasper-native named as Department of Workforce Development commissioner

Governor Mike Pence today announced that Representative Steve Braun, a Jasper native, will serve as Commissioner for the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) after he concludes his term as a state representative in mid-November. Current Commissioner Scott Sanders will continue to serve the agency as Senior Deputy Commissioner of DWD, providing operational management and executive […]

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Over 100 men cooking to benefit National Guard families

Vegetable options may be sparse when over 100 men cook for a cause next week in Huntingburg. With delicious dishes like grilled boar, pheasant-on-a-stick and other delectable animals only softened by a few sweets (pineapple upside-down cake from yours truly), it will be a heavy meal for those attending — although we hear there will […]

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Three local Indiana State troopers receive service awards

Three troopers from the Jasper District were honored Wednesday at an awards ceremony at the Indiana Government Center. Master Trooper Thomas Campbell, Trooper Robert Lambert, and Trooper Jeremy Galloway were presented awards for their service to the State of Indiana. Master Trooper Campbell was awarded as the 2013 Jasper District Trooper of the Year. This award […]

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New state site lists government unit budgets

Dubois County and the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance have created and launched a new budget notice website that will provide taxpayers with the ability to view budget notices in one central online location. BudgetNotices.IN.Gov will assist Dubois County citizens who want to attend and stay involved with the budgets of their local government […]

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Drink containing illegal substance removed from store’s shelves

Jasper — A local convenience store selling shots of a product containing a substance banned in Indiana received a visit from the county narcotics officer Monday afternoon. The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department narcotics officer seized 447 bottles of Vivazen from the store on Monday after receiving a detailed complaint about the product. According to the officer, the […]

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Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium face-lift considered

Jasper School Board presentation regarding new field and stadium from Matthew Crane Jim O’neal News Director at WITZ AM/FM contributed to this report The Jasper Football Boosters Club is recommending about $4 million in improvements to Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium including adding artificial turf field. President of the Jasper Football Boosters Club Richard Farr appeared […]

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Council continues to consider county employee wage study

The Dubois County Council continues to examine options to insure they are paying county employees properly. The majority of a their regular meeting held Monday was spent discussing issues with the pay and how to move forward. Adam Auffert, an account manager for the local Purdue Technical Assistance Program, provided the council with information regarding […]

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Police seeking stolen trailer full of building materials

A semi-tractor and trailer full of building materials was stolen over the weekend from a two Shoals businesses. According to trooper Jarrod Lents, Sunday, August 24, a blue and steel colored 2007 Townscraft trailer with Indiana registration P156440 was stolen from the lot of Stonebelt Freight Lines, 10530 Freeman Road, Shoals. A 2006 Kenworth semi-tractor […]

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Huntingburg launches anonymous tip line

Huntingburg — A new anonymous tip line is now available to concerned citizens for reporting crime, drug activity, or anything suspicious. The new number, 812-684-2992, is now operational. The department is asking that when callers leave a message that they be as specific as possible, providing addresses, phone numbers if applicable, and time of day any activities […]

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Local fire departments receive DNR grants

Several local fired departments received Indiana Department of Natural Resources grants. Rural and volunteer fire departments from 29 counties across Indiana have been awarded more than $194,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants. The grants are administered by the DNR Division of Forestry and made available through the USDA Forest Service. DNR Forestry staff reviews grant […]

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