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Haysville siren not working; ensure weather radios functioning

County officials determined the emergency siren in Haysville is currently not in service during yesterday’s statewide tornado testing that took place Tuesday. Federal Field Services, the contractor for the sirens in the county, will be inspecting the siren and working to repair it. However, with the start of the severe weather season; John Fuhrman, Haysville […]

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Spencer County man convicted in child pornography case

The Spencer County Circuit Court sentenced Todd Neal Thompson, 52, formerly of Evanston, on Tuesday following his conviction for possession of child pornography by a Spencer County jury on March 1. Spencer County Sheriff’s Department Deputy, David Hall, in cooperation with the Spencer County Department of Child Services executed a search warrant at Thompson’s home […]

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Spencer County man Lifeflighted after ATV crash

A 56-year-old Chrisney man was seriously injured when he was thrown from the ATV he was operating Tuesday evening. According to conservation officers, Mark Horn was operating an ATV on County Road 200E, about 200 yards south of State Road 7o intersection at about 6:00 p.m. when it left the roadway for an unknown reason and […]

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Forest Park grad combines passion for people and biking into philanthropic mission

Madeleine Pelzel sees a direct connection between stable, affordable housing and a student’s performance. “A lot of kids whose families live in apartments or short term housing change schools a lot,” said Pelzel. “There are all sorts of statistics about higher high school dropout rates and lower secondary education rates — just lower academic fulfillment […]

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Winslow 14-year-old killed in ATV accident

Indiana Conservation Officers are reporting that a 14-year-old boy has died as a result of injuries from an ATV accident. Kaleb S. Poehlein (14) of Winslow lost control of his ATV and hit a small ditch. His ATV went air born, hit a tree and landed upside down. Poehlein had just passed another ATV operated […]

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Police serve warrant on one; arrest two on meth charges

A Monday afternoon warrant service in Huntingburg ended with two arrests and seizure of marijuana and methamphetamine. At 1:53 p.m. Monday, Trooper Brock Werne and officers with the Huntingburg Police Department attempted to serve an arrest warrant at 213 North Van Buren Street in Huntingburg. Officers were looking for 35-year-old Chad Ramsey of Huntingburg, who […]

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Spencer County awarded best tourism site by Midwest Living magazine

Spencer County’s new tourism websites can now be called award-winning. On March 14, the Spencer County Visitors Bureau accepted the inaugural Indiana Tourism Award for Best Tourism Website. The Indiana Tourism Awards, presented by Midwest Living magazine, honor tourism businesses that are creative, innovative, and maximize the dollars invested. In the category for Best Tourism […]

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Jasper Utility Service Board meeting: Wastewater rates set to increase

After the Jasper Wastewater committee extended the cost analysis of wastewater services from a two-year projection to a 10-year projection, the proposed rate increase was reduced from around 10.5 percent to about 5.7 percent for residential customers. The increase is designed to accomodate future equipment upgrades, operational expenses and maintenance work on the system for […]

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Man arrested on multiple felonies after officer recognizes him

A Francisco man was charged with multiple felonies after he was pulled over by a Jasper officer who recognized him as a habitual traffic offender. Monday at about 6:18 p.m. an officer on routine patrol observed Brandon R. Wilkinson, 32, of Francisco operating a motor vehicle, according to police. The officer knew Wilkinson did not have driving privileges […]

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“State of” addresses planned for Thursday

The Jasper Chamber is hosting the annual “State of” addresses from four local government offices this Thursday, March 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Center for Technology Innovation and Manufacturing on the VUJC campus. Mayor Terry  Seitz will give his official 2017 State of the City Address for Jasper. Other government officials […]

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Dubois County K-9 intercepts pound of marijuana

A Dubois County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit intercepted a shipment of marijuana heading to Jasper woman Friday. In the second interception today, K-9 Karma and her handler Deputy Jesus Monarrez were contacted by Master Trooper Brian LaRoche to visit a local shipping company to investigate for possible shipments of narcotics. After Karma indicated on a […]

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Tip, K-9 confiscate packaged meth

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Karma and a tip from the public helped deputies locate methamphetamine packaged for sale at a local hotel. According to deputies, the Jasper Police Department received a tip about possible drug activities at about 10:30 Friday and requested assistance from the sheriff’s department K-9. During the investigation later that afternoon, […]

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Police investigate police impersonation complaints

Indiana State Police are currently investigating several complaints regarding police impersonators in Gibson, Sullivan, Knox and Daviess Counties. The complaints have come from several drivers that were stopped by a male claiming to be a police officer. No one has been injured during these incidents, but Indiana State Police want to offer the following information […]

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