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2015 Strassenfest schedule

Here is a listing of events going on at the 2015 Jasper Strassenfest. An app with information about the events, food and more is available for Apple IOS and Android phones. Search the App Store and Google Play for Jasper Strassenfest. Thursday (Donnerstag) 9 a.m. Youth golf tournament on Ruxer Golf Course 10 a.m.-2 p.m. […]

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Jasper Public Works: Call boxes used maliciously; Labyrinth work awarded; Mill wall work postponed

The emergency call boxes along the Jasper Riverwalk have recently been used to make false calls to the police department. According to Chief Mike Bennett, the six emergency call boxes along the Riverwalk are now operational. The boxes were the result of a capstone project by the 2013 Dubois County Leadership Academy. The team raised […]

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Dubois County Park to close for paving in August

Dubois County Park will be closed from Monday, Aug. 10, to Monday, Aug. 17, as the roads and camper pads are resurfaced. The park is located next to the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds and is used for tent and RV camping. The Dubois County Council approved providing about $125,000 to the project. The park board […]

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This car is believed to belong to the individual that may have taken the money.

Deputies seeking help to find lost money

The Dubois County Sheriffs Department is asking for help in getting an undisclosed amount of money back to its rightful owner. According to Deputy Stuart Wilson, a customer at the Jasper Walmart accidentally left the cash at the store on July 23. It is believed that someone picked up the money and was unsure about […]

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Community Corrections: No decision on directorship; dept. receives $263,000 grant

Special from WITZ AM/FM Still no word on a new director for the Dubois County Community Corrections Department. At the end of the Tuesday night meeting of the Dubois County Community Corrections Advisory Board, Assistant and Interim Director Jenny Fuhs asked board president Judge Mark McConnell about the progress on getting the new director on board. […]

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Heavy rain postpones championship games for Bombers

Due to heavy rains at Madisonville, Ky., Tuesday, the Ohio Valley League championship playoff games have been pushed back one day. The Bombers will again travel to Madisonville for game one of a three game series tonight. Start time is 8 p.m. EDT Game two will be played on Thursday at League Stadium starting at 7 p.m. […]

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Jasper Library: Research into the Hoosier Desk site continues

Research into the use of the Hoosier Desk site as a collaborative project between the library and Jasper Arts Department continues. The Jasper Library Board of Trustees discussed progress in a quick meeting held after an executive session Tuesday. The meeting was originally scheduled to potentially make a decision on whether to pursue the location […]

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Another sentence handed down in Operation Big Brother case

Another sentencing relating to an Operation Big Brother arrest took place today in the Dubois County Superior Court. On June 1, 2015, Margaret “Faith” MacDonald, 42, Huntingburg, pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine, a Class B felony. Under the plea agreement entered into by Ms. MacDonald, sentencing was left to the discretion of Judge Mark […]

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Two Birdseye residents arrested after overnight burglary

Two people were arrested Tuesday after an overnight burglary in Birdseye. Dubois County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Kings Road at about 6:30 a.m. for the report of the burglary. After they arrived, deputies determined that the suspects had forced entry through the front door to the residence. During the investigation, deputies were […]

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The Mundy family lighting the mortgage paperwork for their Habitat for Humanity home.

Ceremony celebrates a new home and the end of a mortgage

While one family turned over shovels of dirt signifying the beginning of their new home, another celebrated the final payment on theirs. Chris and Laura Frick have been trying to qualify to take part in the housing program offered by the Dubois County Habitat for Humanity for several years. Recently, the couple and their four […]

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Commentary: A Teacher Shortage?

Changes in the unemployment rate and student enrollment levels affect the true supply and demand for teachers. With Indiana’s unemployment rate back near pre-recession lows, we are sure to hear a lot about a labor shortage. For businesses, the issue is all about adjusting their business model. In government, the problem is not as clear […]

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Bombers beat Hoppers to make it to championship

The Dubois County Bombers punched their ticket to the Ohio Valley League Playoff Championship Series last night with a dramatic 6-5 victory over a stubborn squad of Hoppers from Hopkinsville. With the game tied at five-all in the bottom of the ninth, Dubois County loaded the bases with one down. Thomas Rea, an infielder from […]

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