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Masonry expert’s opinion; Hoosier Desk in pretty good shape

In response to a meticulous 231-page report on nearly every crack, warp, leak and lean in the Hoosier Desk building two weeks ago, Ken and Paul Sternberg have released their own reports on the Hoosier Desk building. The reports from an Indianapolis-based engineering firm and a specialist in masonry restoration — both with backgrounds in restoring buildings […]

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Huntingburg Public Works: Paving schedule approved

Portions of eight streets in Huntingburg are scheduled to be paved this year with hopes of adding more if the budget allows. Street Superintendent Jason Stamm presented the board of public works with the list of projects for approval Thursday morning. With the approval, Stam will now seek quotes for the work and hopes to […]

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Crisis Connection announces rebranding and focused mission and vision statements

Crisis Connection of Southwestern Indiana debuted a new logo and a refined brand recently The grassroots agency that grew from a simple volunteer hotline into a multi-service organization has a new, more refined brand. In June, Crisis Connection, Inc. shed its outdated, corded handset image for a sleek sketched dove carrying an olive branch representing peace. […]

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Final suspect in Operation Double Trouble arrested in Owensboro

The 18th and Final Suspect in Operation Double Trouble Taken into Custody On June 4, 2015, local law enforcement officers began serving arrest warrants for drug dealing offenses stemming from an investigation known as Operation Double Trouble. Ten warrants were served as part of Round 1 of Operation Double Trouble. Seven warrants were served during Round […]

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Tree removals potential block streets Friday

Streets near the 10th Street Tennis Court in Jasper may be temporarily blocked as crews remove two trees from a private property. A tree removal company will be removing two trees located on the property at 9th and Soliga street across from the 10th Street Tennis Court in Jasper. The work will commence on Friday, […]

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Huntingburg mayor panelist at economic development conference

Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner was recently a panelist at the Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA) Summer Conference, which was held on June 18 and 19 in Lawrenceburg, Ind. The topic of the panel discussion was, “Best Practices for Entrepreneurial Growth.” Other panelists included Lynn Coyne, Bloomington Economic Development Corp. and Tim Eckerle, Grant County Economic […]

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Ferdinand apartment fire deliberately set; occupant arrested

Ferdinand — David J. Wilmes, 35, of 624 W. Ninth St., Apt. 110, Ferdinand, was arrested Monday morning and charged with a Level 4 felony count of attempted arson. Ferdinand firefighters responded to Wilmes’ apartment in the complex owned by Brad Brosmer, of Huntingburg, Monday at about 12:52 a.m. Responding firefighters evacuated the two-story structure and […]

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Fireworks; Be a good neighbor says Jasper Fire Chief

Jasper Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang has issued information regarding the safe and proper use of fireworks this 4th of July. “One thing fireworks users tend to forget is that they are responsible for where fireworks are set off, where they go and the mess they leave behind,” said Hochgesang. He recommends a following a good […]

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Commentary: Some truth about Hoosier school budgets

Today’s funding is tied to students, not schools. There is almost no subject in public finance that is as easy to demagogue, distort and mislead as funding for schools. It is helpful to review what is happening in Indiana and how we got here. In 2008, along with property tax reform, the entirety of the […]

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Ferdinand apartment fire extinguished quickly

Ferdinand volunteer firefighters responded to a small fire in an apartment complex on Ferdinand’s west side overnight. A fire in an apartment at Promising Properties Apartments in the 600 block of West 9th Street was reported a little before 1 a.m. Responding units encountered heavy smoke but were able to quickly put the fire out […]

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Sour car deal results in felony intimidation arrest

A Birdseye man was arrested after car sale disagreement allegedly led to intimidation with a knife Saturday afternoon. Huntingburg officers responded to 511 N. Washington St. at 3:58 p.m. in reference to an act of intimidation with a deadly weapon. According to police, Ramon Segura, 45, of W. Poplar St., Birdseye, told them Tony T. […]

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