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Sgt. Jeremy Lee and Assistant Police Chief Nathan Schmitt joined Keith Obermeyer (center) to show off the new vehicles.

Deal brings new versatility to Jasper Police Department

The Jasper Police Department will showcase some new vehicles this week at Strassenfest. For the past two months the department has been trying out a Yamaha Viking side-by-side and a Yamaha quad. The department is taking part in a special program through the local dealer, Obermeyer Honda Yamaha Suzuki. Through Obermeyer and Yamaha, the department […]

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<i>Photo by Matt Crane</i>

Jasper Library building group approaching final recommendations

The Jasper Library Building Committee will likely recommend three sites to the board of trustees in September for consideration for the future of the Jasper Library. The committee is still attempting to research for more locations to consider before making their final recommendation. The building committee met for the fifth time Tuesday night and began […]

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Committee makes recommendations for future of Jasper schools

A committee of parents and faculty presented the Jasper School Board with several options to address the immediate concerns with overcrowding at the three elementary schools. Formed last spring, the committee has met three times over the course of four months. Jasper Middle School principal David Hubster was asked by School Superintendent Dr. Tracy Lorey to […]

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Jasper city and school corporation to share police officer

Jim O’neal, WITZ AM/FM News Director contributed to this story Monday night, the Jasper School Board approved hiring Jasper police officer Jason Knies as a part-time resource officer. The City of Jasper and the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation have been discussing sharing the budget for an officer. To accommodate both entities, the two are […]

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Pigs and other animals focus of new ordinance

With discussions ranging from the allowable size to the exact breed of pig allowed in the city limits as a pet, the council held over any decisions on whether or not to allow the fine swine in city limits until next month. Meanwhile, Michael and Allison Bauer can keep their pet Vietnamese pot belly pig […]

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Holiday World’s first steel coaster tied to Will Koch

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari announced the addition Thunderbird, the nation’s first launched wing coaster, yesterday evening to a crowd of coaster enthusiasts and fans. The evening ceremony was the culmination of 66 days of speculation as the theme park doled out clues in the forms of mysterious entries in a diary of the Mayflower’s […]

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Holland home destroyed in overnight fire

Holland — A fire that destroyed a home and garage south of Holland overnight left two families devastated. Everything the two families owned was lost in the fire that engulfed and destroyed the residence belonging to Curtis Hubster at 9554 S. 720W. A passerby reported the fire at about 2:48 a.m., according to Holland Volunteer Fire Chief […]

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Maddie Johnson, 14, of Jasper, signed her name on the support truck that sports the image of fallen officer

Police pedal for those left behind

A group of 13 police officers rode into Jasper Tuesday afternoon on the eighth day of the 13 day trip around the state. The group left Indianapolis on July 14 for a journey of a 1000 miles taken in legs marked by meetings with those left behind by the deaths of those who dedicate their […]

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Community Corrections director criticized for bookkeeping

Jim O’Neal, WITZ AM/FM News Director contributed to this report It was made clear to all who attended the Dubois County Corrections Department meeting last night that not all is settled financially in the department. Dubois County Community Corrections Director J.P. Weisheit came under fire from the community corrections board for his bookkeeping practices. During the meeting, […]

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Scam mimics Jasper Municipal Utilities number

A scammer is calling Jasper utility customers pretending to be from Jasper Municipal Utilities and asking for their credit card information. The scam is very convincing as the caller ID of the scammer shows the Jasper Municipal Utilities telephone number. Jasper Municipal Utilities sent out notice “they would never and will never” ask for a […]

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A drone will be used during the Jasper Strassenfest to film and photograph the downtown area. The photos and videos will be used for planning and promotions for the city. <this photo is not the actual remotely operated vehicle being used during the fest. It is an example of one of the many styles on the marketplace.>

Drone to film and photograph Strassenfest

If Strassenfest revelers look up from their steins and brauts this year, they may see something unusual flying overhead. “It’s not the NSA,” Mayor Terry Seitz joked, “but it will be taking pictures and filming the Strassenfest while it is occurring.” Evansville-based Axiom Marketing has been contracted for $2,500 to create an overhead view of […]

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West Baden man killed in rollover accident

French Lick — A West Baden man died as a result of his injuries this morning during a rollover crash on State Road 56. Around 7:20 a.m., Gared Blake Allen, 28, of West Baden, was eastbound on State Road 56 in a red 2000 Sterling dump truck. For an unknown reason, Allen drove off the south edge […]

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