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Huntingburg Council meeting: Wastewater project financing discussed

With the City of Huntingburg increasing the capacity of its wastewater system, residents should expect about an 18 percent rate increase. The increase was discussed at a recent joint meeting involving the Huntingburg Common Council, Huntingburg Board of Public Works and the utility rate advisory board. Huntingburg rate consultant Otto “Buzz” Krohn recommend the increase to […]

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Rendering shows an entry drive and sidewalks and includes new sidewalks and steps; new ADA exterior ramp, easy access to playground and approximately 6,000 square feet of additional space.

Jasper School Board meeting: Ireland Elementary expansion moving forward

The Greater Jasper School Board approved the bond terms to continue forward with an expansion of Ireland Elementary. Superintendent Dr. Tracy Lorey explained that the school district “will be funding the expansion at Ireland through lease financing, so the building corporation technically purchases the portion of Ireland Elementary School, and the district will lease that […]

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Local schools denounce ISTEP results

A letter denouncing the ISTEP results was sent out to all Dubois County students’ families today. Signed by all four area school superentendents, the letter encourages the community to make their voices heard in regards to the apparently politically driven testing. Dear Parent, Guardian, Community Member; In the next few weeks, the Indiana Department of […]

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Braun named as 2015 Sister Nancy Boyle award recipient

Maureen Braun has been named the 2015 recipient of the Sister Nancy Boyle, Little Company of Mary Award (LCM). Braun received the award on Saturday, November 7, during the biennial Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala hosted at West Baden Springs Hotel in West Baden, Indiana. The Sister Nancy Boyle, LCM award is given annually to an […]

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Steve Brown set up the Indiana Heart display at the Dubois County Courthouse.

Gallery goes straight to the heart for children

Beginning today, visitors entering the Dubois County Courthouse will be met by the faces of several children seeking forever homes. Over a dozen life-size portraits of adoptable children in the state’s foster care program are on stands in the foyer of the courthouse. Each image includes an information card for a prospective parent to pick […]

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Patoka Township seat vacancy filled

Jaclyn McPherron of Huntingburg was selected to fill a vacancy in the Patoka Township Advisory Board by a caucus of Republican Precinct Committeemen. The caucus was held on Wednesday, November 18th. Three candidates sought the office according to Dubois County Republican Party Chairman, Don Hayes, who chaired the caucus. The vacancy was created when Jeffrey L. Bounds, who held […]

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Slide pulled from the Jasper Downtown/Riverfront Master Plan created by CityVisions and Gamble and Associates.

Jasper Council approves $150,000 to begin planning downtown redevelopment

The Jasper Common Council approved $150,000 for a developer to plan the downtown redevelopment project. The Jasper Redevelopment Commission began the process of redeveloping the courthouse square and a block in each direction leading from the square as part of the recommendations from the Jasper Downtown + Riverfront Master Plan. The redevelopment commission created a […]

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That’s a nice boulder

A boulder made its way into the middle of First Street in Huntingburg yesterday but not without a little help. Andy King at Mor-For-Less reported the store’s camera’s picked up the entire incident. Apparently, a northbound tractor-trailer pulled into the store’s parking lot from U.S. 231 with the intention to use it to turn around. […]

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NE Dubois school board drops insurance for board members

Tuesday evening, Northeast Dubois School Corporation school board members voted unanimously to end health insurance benefits for the board members. The move comes as the school corporation explores cost-cutting measures to balance a general fund budget for school operations. The health insurance benefits will end December 31. “We have been working on it for awhile. […]

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Sobriety checkpoint planned for Dubois County this Friday

Troopers from the Indiana State Police Jasper Post will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Dubois County on Friday, November 20, 2015. Those drivers passing through the checkpoint area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further […]

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