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Jasper man arrested for battering toddler (update)

Update: According to authorities, the child involved in the battery passed away at 7:09 a.m. at Kosair Children’s Hospital. Charges against Charles Hopf have been upgraded to Level 1 felony aggravated battery causing the death of a child less than 14 years of age. The Jasper Police Department also extended its condolences to the family of […]

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Birdseye man in car crash LifeFlighted for head injury

Birdseye — Deputies are investigating a single-vehicle accident that sent a Birdseye man to St. Mary’s Medical Center this afternoon. Deputies responded to the accident on Schnellville Road about a half mile east of County Road 975E between Birdseye and Schnellville at about 3:34 p.m. Craig Englert, 20, of S. Kings Ridge Road, received a head injury […]

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Proposed area of new tax increment finance district.

Jasper Council approves sweeping tax increment area

The Jasper Common Council approved the proposed tax increment finance district encompassing about a third of the city — 90 percent of its industrial base — Wednesday night. If you haven’t been following along, a tax increment finance district is a special tool created originally in California — who has since abandoned it — that allows a specially created […]

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Jasper Utility Service Board: Utility costs increase and no interest in power plant

The Jasper Utility Service Board announced some rate increases coming in 2015. The board heard that the Indiana Municipal Power Association, of which Jasper is a member, gave the city advanced notice of an electric rate increase coming in 2015. According to Utilities General Manager Bud Hauersperger, the increase will be between 4 and 5 […]

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Huntingburg Chamber director announces resignation

Huntingburg Chamber Executive Director Nick Stevens announced he will be stepping down from that position in January. Stevens will be taking a regional sales position serving Dubois, Spencer, and Perry county customers. He was unable to name the new company he will be working with at this time. According to Stevens, he has been considering the […]

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Jasper police seek hit-and-run vehicle

Jasper police are seeking a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run that occurred Monday morning on E. 12th Street. According to police, an unknown vehicle struck a black 1996 Honda Civic that was parked on E. 12th Street between Mill and Vine streets. The accident occurred sometime between 6:20 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Anyone with information […]

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Bond ordinance frees up $350,000 for Huntingburg

A bond approved Thursday will save the City of Huntingburg $100,000 in interest fees and free up about $350,000 in restricted funds. Buzz Krohn, of O.W. Krohn & Associates of Westfield, informed the council that if they refinanced an existing water works bond with Old National, the city would be able to drop the current […]

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Cops and community come together for Christmas cheer

About 50 police officers, some accompanied by their spouses, and other members of the Fraternal Order of Police took 67 children Christmas shopping at the Jasper Walmart today. The annual event, Cops for Kids (formerly known as Shop with a Cop), is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police and supported through donations by businesses, individuals, […]

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Housekeeper arrested for stealing medications from Jasper homes

Indiana State Police arrested a woman caught stealing prescription medications from three Jasper residences. On December 4, Trooper Brock Werne began an investigation after receiving a complaint from the homeowner on the 1300 block of West 15th Street in Jasper. The homeowner said that on two occasions he had returned home to find that prescription […]

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The entrance to the park is located north of 16th Street.

Jasper Dog Park fundraising in progress

The construction of the City of Jasper dog park began in October. A three-quarter acre area at Gutzweiler Park on 16th Street is now set aside with a fence in place. A fundraiser is currently in progress to raise money to purchase and install the electronic entry key system for the gate as well as a […]

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City of Jasper publishes tax increment financing Q&A

On December 2, 2014, the Jasper Redevelopment Commission held an community information session concerning the proposed Tax Increment Financing District during the Jasper Economic Development meeting. Jasper Redevelopment Commission members were present along with city staff, Redevelopment Expert Ed Curtin of Latitudes, and community members. According to the city, it is providing a trascript of the […]

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Worksite altercation lands Jasper man in jail

Update:  Police levied an additional charge of intimidation with a deadly weapon against Aleman. According to police, as they conducted the investigation, statements by witnesses and surveillance video taken of the incident corroborated that Aleman had chased the victim with a machete. The charge is a Level 5 felony. Previously: Jasper — A Jasper man was arrested […]

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