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Jasper trooper earns commendation award

Sergeant Robert Gardner was presented with a Commendation Award for his leadership during a Spencer County murder investigation. On November 2, 2009, a 15-year-old female was reported missing to the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department by her mother and step-father. While taking the initial report, the responding deputy discovered the girl’s body in the backyard of the […]

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Leathernecks offer 35-state carry conceal class

The Southern Indiana Leathernecks are coordinating a class for a certificate that allows an individual to carry a concealed weapon in 35 states. The Utah Concealed Carry Weapons class is being coordinating with Native Executive Security and will be held on Sunday, September 7, at 1 p.m. until about 5:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 147, 1220 Newton […]

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Photos are of Troopers Ross Johnson, Andrew Watson, and Mitchell Wier. 
* The group photo is L to R: Watson, Wier, and Johnson

Jasper District’s newest troopers to begin solo patrol

The 46 newest members of the Indiana State Police received their patrol cars this morning in Indianapolis, signifying the end of their initial training and the beginning of their careers in solo patrol. The 73rd Recruit Academy graduated on May 14, 2014 after completing approximately 917 hours of structured training at the Indiana Law Enforcement […]

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Thieves ripped parts off parked cars in Jasper over the weekend

Jasper — A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever stole catalytic converters from parked vehicles at two Jasper businesses this past weekend. According to the Jasper Police Department, catalytic converters were cut off trucks parked at Audio World, 710 W. Sixth Street, and Hedinger Beverage, 950 S. St. Charles Street, sometime […]

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Mentors for Youth presented with youth triathlon proceeds

Proceeds from the second annual Dubois County Youth Triathlon were presented to Mentors for Youth Executive Director, Courtney Knies on Tuesday, August 12. Ms. Knies accepted the check, in the amount of $750.00, that was presented by Kevin Manley, Board Member of DC Multisport and Executive Director of the Dubois County Visitors Center. Positive comments about […]

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Ferdinand Town Council meeting: Drainage problems revealed through lens

In all probability, engineer Steve Grundhoefer will keep his day job and not decide to become a cinematographer. Nevertheless, the Ferdinand Plan Commission member took a camera (and an umbrella) to the Dollar General Store property on Main Street during the last heavy rain event so he could record just where the water goes after […]

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Bailey in the yard at her home with the Bauer’s two other pets, Molly the dog and Purr Purr the cat.Bailey in the yard at her home with the Bauer’s two other pets, Molly the dog and Purr Purr the cat. Photo provided by the Bauers

Pet pig still in holding pattern in Huntingburg

The Huntingburg Council did not pass a new animal ordinance with an exception for pot-belly pigs during Tuesday’s regular meeting. This left Michael and Allison Bauer in the lurch waiting to hear whether they can keep their pet Vietnamese pot-belly pig at their home in Jacob Court. “We are just sick with worry,” Michael Bauer said […]

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Jasper man charged with sexual battery

Jasper — Last Friday, police served a warrant for the arrest of Dayvi W. Aleman-Cortez, 35, of Circle Pine Drive, Jasper, on charges of sexual battery of a teenage girl. The Dubois County Circuit Court issued the warrant for Aleman-Cortez’s arrest based on an investigation into allegations he inappropriately touched a teenage girl. The investigation was […]

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Bus safety emphasized by local law enforcement

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department issued a warning to all motorists to be aware of buses now that school is back in session. According to Sheriff Donnie Lampert, the department has received multiple complaints of stop arm violations, and speeding around children and school buses. “There is no excuse for this type of driving and […]

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Deputy injured and car totaled by deer

A Dubois County Sheriff’s Deputy was slightly injured when he hit a deer with his patrol car Saturday morning. Deputy Brad Kendall was traveling eastbound on County Road 100S just west of Kimball Blvd. in Jasper at about 5:38 a.m. when a large deer ran into the roadway. The deer jumped just before being struck […]

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Alumni Stadium vandalized

Jasper — The Jasper Police Department is seeking information about a vandalism discovered at Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium. According to police, they received a report of obscenities spray painted on the visitor’s side of the stadium, 415 W. Fourth Street, at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. Police are asking that anyone with information of suspiscious activities in the area […]

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