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Coroner Bob Veatch walked to the scene from his vehicle after arriving at the crash.

Man killed when truck struck by train near Duff

Update: According to Dubois County Coroner Bob Veatch, Cody Keith, 27, Evansville, was killed in the crash. Authorities were called to the crash on the Norfolk Southern tracks near the intersection of County Road 600W and County Road 400S at about 7 p.m. Thursday. Police said when they arrived the truck was on the south […]

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DeMotte files for Greater Jasper School Board District 4 seat

Jasper native Tim DeMotte announced he will run for the Greater Jasper School Board District 4 seat representing Bainbridge Township. The spot is currently held by Nancy Habig, who is not seeking re-election. “I have been considering filing for school board for several years now,” DeMotte said. “My primary focus was to diversify the board with members […]

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Kunkel seeking Jasper School Board District 4 seat

Mark Kunkel announced he will seek the District 4 seat on the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Board. Kunkel and his wife Sharon (Lythgoe) are lifelong residents of Jasper. “We are proud to call this our home,” Kunkel said. Kunkel credits his father, Butch Kunkel, for inspiring him to seek the appointment to the school board. “He taught me a lot […]

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Corrections: With budget under control, director looks to fix programs

Dubois County Community Corrections director William Wells’ report to the board had positive and negative notes Tuesday night. Wells reported collections exceeded expenditures by $18,300 for fiscal year 2015-16. Expenditures were held $42,600 under budget. And, while collections fell short of the budgeted amount by $24,300, most of that was from the first quarter of […]

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County Council to review tax abatement process

A few Dubois County Council members are seeking some better oversight and greater clarification on the tax abatement process. The tax abatement ordinance adopted by the county council in 2012 allows companies expanding or relocating to the area to abate personal and real property taxes for a certain amount of time. Applicants are scored on […]

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Birdseye native Shelby Klem went to Zimbabwe last year to serve in a mission to support an orphanage. The Dubois County Bomber Peach is now prepping to head out on an 11-month trip to serve missions in 11 countries.

On mission from Birdseye to the rest of the world

Shelby Klem stood in the doorway to her bedroom. The location of so much of her childhood, she couldn’t stand to step foot into its comfort after returning from an African mission trip last summer. It made her sick to her stomach. The posters, the clothes, the mementos. For Shelby, the pillows and mattress hit […]

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Ag Recycling Day planned for August 3rd

The Dubois County Solid Waste District is holding the annual Agriculture Recycling Day on Wednesday, August 3 from 8:00 a.m. To 12 p.m. Dubois County farmers and natural resource managers are invited to bring their empty triple-rinsed pesticide containers to be recycled. Last year over 2000 containers and 750 gallons of oil were recycled and […]

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Substance Abuse Council accepting grant applications

Funding to Overcome Substance Abuse Available The Dubois County Substance Abuse Council (SAC) will be accepting grant applications from organizations that combat substance abuse at their meeting on September 13, 2016. For an application or more information, visit our website here. (You may need to refresh the page if you are not able to view […]

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Astra to receive $400,000 historical preservation grant

Through a partnership with the City of Jasper, the Astra Theatre will soon receive $400,000 from the state for historical preservation. Thursday, the City of Jasper was awarded $400,000 for the theater from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs as part of the Community Development Block Grant program. Next Act, the owner of […]

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Teen shot, killed with stolen handgun

Update: The Huntingburg Police Department has identified the victim in the incident as Matthew W. Kendall, 16. His obituary is here. Original: A 15-year-old Huntingburg juvenile was charged with reckless homicide in Huntingburg after a 16-year-old male was shot and killed late Friday night. According to police, they were called to 202 N. Main for the […]

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