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Sternberg, Brandle to lead Holy Trinity Catholic School

Dubois County Catholic school system will open in 2015 Jasper — Father Gary Kaiser announced that Sally Sternberg will serve as principal, and Michelle Brandle will serve as assistant principal, of Holy Trinity Catholic School. Father Kaiser, pastor of Precious Blood Parish in Jasper and St. Mary Parish in Ireland, serves as Bishop Charles C. Thompson’s delegate […]

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Ferdinand Scam targets elderly

The Ferdinand Police Department issued an advisory of an active scam working through the area. According to authorities, male and female college age individuals are posing as college students and going door-to-door selling magazine subscriptions. These persons are accepting cash or checks as payment for the subscription(s), handing over a generic receipt and then leaving. To this […]

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Huntingburg woman dies in I-64 accident

A Huntingburg woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident at about 7:16 a.m. Sunday. According to the Warrick County Sheriff’s Department, Abbey L. Schurz, 31, of South Chestnut Street, was eastbound on I-64 near mile-marker 39 in 2012 Kia Optima when the car veered of the south side of the interstate. Schurz was not wearing […]

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Local marching bands advance to semi-state

It was an important weekend for high school marching bands as the ISSMA open class regional competitions were held on Saturday. Those bands that were awarded enough points based on their performances moved on to the semi-state competition on November 1st. Jasper, Southridge, Forest Park, Springs Valley, Paoli, and Pike Central all advanced to semi-state. In […]

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Fulda man killed in tractor accident

Santa Claus — A Ferdinand Fulda man lost his life Saturday evening in a single vehicle tractor accident northeast of Santa Claus. Charles W. Kuntz, 60, was traveling west on County Road 1700N, about a mile east of State Road 162, on a John Deere 4020 tractor. According to police, the wheels of the tractor locked […]

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Jasper Fire Department responds to house fire

The Jasper Fire Department responded to a fire at  1321 Jackson Street Friday at about 5:13 p.m. Friday evening. According to authorities, the fire was started when a pan of grease was left on a stove unattended in an upstairs apartment at the home owned by Sandra Harder. The fire caused extensive damage to the […]

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State police locate more human remains on Paoli property

Update October 17, 2014 — State Police investigators have an additional break in a case regarding a missing Orange County woman. On October 2, while following information into a search for missing person, Michelle Fulton of Paoli, State Police investigators, crime scene technicians, and anthropologists from the University of Indianapolis uncovered burnt human remains behind […]

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At least 5 things to do this weekend – October 17-19

Friday Night of Appetizers The Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association is hosting the Night Of Appetizers from 5-8 p.m. The event features wine tasting and music in the Astra Theatre. Businesses will feature specials. The Addams Family at Jasper High School The Jasper High School performing arts students present the musical, The Addams Family. Shows […]

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Paving begins on Third Avenue Friday

The Jasper Street Department and JH Rudolph Paving will begin paving 3rd Avenue on Friday, Oct. 17th, 2014. Third Avenue will have restricted access from the intersection of Brucke Strasse/State Road 164 to College Avenue/Liberty Street for at least three days. According to the street department, motorists will experience some delays in traffic and may […]

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Holy Trinity Catholic School transition plans move ahead

Special from WITZ AM/FM The Holy Trinity Catholic School Transition Team held a public update meeting on Wednesday evening at St. Joseph Parish Center in Jasper. The purpose of the meeting was to give the public an update on the transition of St. Mary’s Ireland, Precious Blood and Holy Family schools to Holy Trinity Catholic […]

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Huntingburg Police Department joins Facebook

The Huntingburg Police Department opened a Facebook Page Wednesday. This is something I’ve been working on for the past week,” Assistant Police Chief Ronnie Bowman said. Bowman attended a public information training school recently. Facebook and other social media platforms were discussed as a way for departments to engage and inform the communities they serve. […]

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Residents can now text emergencies to 911; sometimes

Dubois County residents can now text emergencies to the Dubois County 911 Communications Center, but according to Janice Love, director of Dubois County 911 Call Centers, the service should only be used in certain circumstances. “We want to stress that a voice phone call to 911 to report an emergency is best for a variety […]

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Ferdinand Town Council: Discussions went in all sorts of directions during 2.5 hour meeting

For years scholars have been debating but have never reached a conclusion: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Proponents on both sides have ready arguments to back up their claims. A similar issue has been, if not debated, discussed over the last few months at Ferdinand Town Council meetings: Who should be responsible […]

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First Row – Chair Deb Capps, Representatives Becky Michael and Julle Ann Siebe, Megan Durlauf, Tammy Lampert, and Representatives Jennifer and Tim Lampert.

Second Row – Representatives Jim McFaul and Chad Blessinger, Joan Knies, Audrey Fleck, William Wells, Robert Randle, and Treasurer Terry Tanner

Substance Abuse Council grants $13,499.64 to area organizations

The Dubois County Substance Abuse Council (SAC) under the direction of Indiana Criminal Justice Institute awarded $13,499.64 in grant funding during the September 2014 applications. The Governor’s Commission mandates SAC to provide funding in three categories: Treatment/Intervention, Prevention/Education, and Criminal Justice Services. Grants were awarded also awarded in March this year. For September, the executive committee […]

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