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Community Corrections holds on purchases and new personnel

In light of the recent budgetary concerns, the Dubois County Community Corrections Board decided to hold off on expenditures and staffing needs. The board voted unanimously to not fill a counselor position recently vacated at Dubois County Community Corrections. They also declined a request by director J.P. Weisheit to purchase a new vehicle to replace […]

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Ferdinand to host returning royalty

Archduke Markus Salvator von Habsburg-Lothringen is planning a return visit to Ferdinand, Indiana this year. The great-great-great-nephew of Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria descended on Southern Indiana in 2003 after learning the town was named for his illustrious ancestor. Significantly, Ferdinand, Indiana is the only community in the world carrying the name other than a […]

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Jasper Common Council notes: Jasper Council decides to sell three park properties

The Jasper Common Council wants to move forward with the sale of three park properties to replenish the city’s rainy day funds which were used to purchase The Parklands. The council approved using $1,087,795 from the Rainy Day fund to purchase the property from the Jasper County Club. The council pushed to sell the Lechner, […]

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County council ponders EDIT plans in light of funding requests

Several groups are approaching the county seeking funds to aid in their programs and construction projects. Notably Monday night, Dubois Strong and the Huntingburg Airport propositioned the county for further funding. The attraction for these groups is the estimated $10.6 million in savings the county has built up from local economic income taxes collected from each individual’s paycheck […]

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Cause of fatal fire may never be known

Santa Claus — Authorities are still investigating the fire responsible for the death of a well-liked Santa Claus resident. According to the Spencer County Coroner Robert Fuller, investigators may never know exactly what started the fire that injured Maureen Gregory and killed her husband Brian last Friday morning. “There was so much damage. They may never be […]

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Semi truck destroyed in fire

Ferdinand — A truck driver escaped injury when a Monday afternoon fire destroyed the semi he was driving on Ferdinand’s south side. Kenneth Burton of Washington pulled the 2005 Freightliner he was driving to the side of Main Street just north of I-64 after dash wiring shorted and caught fire in the cab. Units of […]

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Huntingburg $1,000 grant to be used for special seat belt enforcement

Huntingburg — The Huntingburg Police Department announced it received a grant to increase patrols in recognition of a special seat belt enforcement project going on now. The grant allows for the Huntingburg Police Department to enforce seat belt laws, including child restraint violations, an extra 45 hours during the dates listed. Officers will be conducting the extra […]

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Southwest Dubois County School Board meeting: Middle school has new principal

Southwest School Superintendent Mike Eineman acknowledged in Thursday night’s school board meeting that they have some work to do to get their graduation rate up. The numbers were released on Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Education and show that Southwest Schools has a graduation rate of 84.1 percent -  the lowest of the four school systems in Dubois […]

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Santa Claus man killed in fire

Santa Claus — A man is reported dead and a woman was taken by helicopter to a Louisville hospital after a house fire in the Santa Claus Village Friday morning. Maureen Gregory, 66, a former English professor at Vincennes University Jasper, was LifeFlighted to the University of Louisville Hospital and her husband, Bryan Gregory, 65, was […]

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First female commandant of Southern Indiana Leathernecks sworn in

The Southern Indiana Leathernecks Detachment #931 Commandant Pat Moriarty had the honor of handing the leadership reigns of the detachment over to his wife, Tina Moriarty, Thursday evening. In a special ceremony, Ann Hunsinger, the Department of Indiana Marine Corps League Commandant, who drove down from Richmond, Indiana, swore Tina Moriarty in as the detachment’s […]

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First Latino Summit to address social and economic factors in Dubois County

Huntingburg — Huntingburg is planning a Latino Summit bringing several community, business and social leaders together to discuss the integration of the Latino population into the county’s communities. The first event of its kind in the area, the Latino Summit scheduled for Friday, May 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Huntingburg Event Center, is […]

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State Road 145 closed indefinitely south of Birdseye

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that State Road 145  is closed in southern Dubois County indefinitely.  INDOT has closed S.R. 145 from the junction of Interstate 64 to the junction of State Road 64 due to concerns with a bridge, 4.34 miles north of I-64. INDOT crews will be repairing the bridge and […]

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