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269 marijuana plants found in SW Dubois County cornfield

Officers with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police confiscated about 269 marijuana plants the southwestern part of the county this morning. According to authorities, officers had located three separate plots of marijuana growing inside cornfields near Holland. Both the Indiana State Police and the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department frequently fly over Dubois […]

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Jasper Redevelopment Commission: Cabinet tax district discussed and resolution passed

The Jasper Redevelopment Commission approved a declaratory resolution to create a tax increment finance district encompassing the Jasper Cabinet property called the Jasper Riverfront TIF. In August, the redevelopment commission announced a private developer was interested in the Jasper Cabinet property and had entered into a purchase agreement with the owner, Jerry Fuhs. However, before […]

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Kids Fun Run and Festival this Friday

This Friday, the Dave Buehler Plaza at the Jasper Riverwalk will be filled with booths, games and fun for the entire family. The Heartland Kids Fun Run & Festival will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 4 at the Dave Buehler Plaza and Jasper Riverwalk, with the Fun Run beginning at […]

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City pays tribute to longtime employee

Employees with the City of Jasper gathered along 2nd Street in front of the Schroeder Sports Complex to pay their respects to the passing motorcade carrying longtime Assistant Park Department Director Mike “Otis” Oeding to Ireland. Oeding, 60, passed away at home last Wednesday.

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VUJC hosting speaker Kevin Hines – Mental Health Advocate

The Campus Activities Board at Vincennes University Jasper Campus will be bringing in Kevin Hines to speak on suicide prevention and mental health. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 1st at 12:00 p.m. in the Jasper Campus Classroom (JCCB) Lecture Hall at VUJC. Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, bestselling author and […]

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Encore performance of Voices of Schnellville this weekend

After a highly successful show in October last year, the Voices of Schnellville will return for an encore performance tonight and Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. The encore performance features the addition of the stained glass windows from the original church as part of the production’s backdrop. The windows have been in storage for nearly […]

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Huntingburg Council notes from August 28, 2015

The Huntingburg Common Council’s second meeting for August was brief and only required one action. Before beginning the regular reports from the power and water departments, the council and Mayor Denny Spinner took a moment to recognize Angie MacDonald and Carolyn Bartelt for their years of service as at-home on call emergency utility dispatch. The […]

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Cravener joins Community Foundation

Dubois County Community Foundation announced Jill Cravener was recently hired as the Office and Grants Administrator. Jill brings nearly 13 years of proficiency in office management and public service, most recently with the City of Jasper as the Street Department’s Administrative Assistant. Cravener participated in the 2014 Dubois County Leadership Academy and was instrumental in […]

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Man arrested in double homicide investigation

Dover Hill — Two men were found dead at a home north of Shoals and another is in custody charged with murder after a short car chase Wednesday. On Tuesday, law enforcement officers in Martin County started searching for Tom Tharp, 52, 8720 Cale Road, Shoals, after his family reported him missing Tuesday evening. Wednesday […]

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Michigan man arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a Jasper Middle School girl

A Grand Rapids, Michigan man was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a 14-year-old Jasper Middle School student through a series of online chats over a five-month timeframe. According to the Jasper Police Department, they obtained warrants for 44-year-old Michael P. Van Houten, of Grand Rapids, for Level 5 felony counts of child solicitation. On […]

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Astra Theatre to open for weekend of events in October

2012 Guitar Center national “Battle of the Blues” Winner Boscoe France to Headline the Activities Guitar Center’s 2012 national “Battle of the Blues” winner, Boscoe France, will perform at a Next Act, Inc., fundraiser in the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 3.  In addition to the performance, the 30-minute PBS documentary “Shoeless Blues:  The […]

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Tri-County YMCA creates endowment to support its missions

The Tri-County YMCA has created an endowment with the Dubois County Community Foundation to support its programs and operations. “We’re setting the stage for our future growth,” said Mike Steffe Executive Director of the organization. “This endowment was part of our strategic plan and gives our donors an opportunity to contribute to the sustainability of […]

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Ferdinand to host community planning meeting Thursday

The Town of Ferdinand is inviting members of the community to attend a special meeting Thurday to provide input as the town updates its comprehensive plan for future developments. In 2007, the Town of Ferdinand updated and adopted a Comprehensive Plan. This plan looked out over 10 years and addressed ideas for the town to […]

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Sheriff ticked off at council’s decision on corrections director’s salary

Jim O’Neal, WITZ AM/FM News Director contributed to this report “In 2011, I came to this facility and said ‘hey, people aren’t being paid fairly,’” Sheriff Donny Lampert told the Dubois County Council after they voted 4-3 to give the new community corrections director a $5,000 raise. Lampert unleashed on the council after they approved […]

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