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Jasper Arts Commission agrees to fund portion of Hoosier Desk plan

An engineering and architectural study of the Hoosier Desk building now has about half the funding needed to go forward. The Jasper Arts Commission Board approved paying for 25 percent of the engineering costs with the caveat that their total investment into the studies would not exceed $15,000.00. The Jasper Library Board approved a similar amount in February. Both […]

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Firm and city come to terms on legal fees

With a little give and take, city officials and an Indianapolis legal firm came to terms on the amount of overage charged during the process to create a large tax increment finance district in Jasper. The Jasper Redevelopment Commission heard today that the firm of Barnes and Thornburg had reduced their fee by $5,000 from […]

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Governor orders lowering of flags to honor Father Hesburgh

Indianapolis — Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide to be flown at half-staff in honor of Father Theodore Hesburgh, whose leadership, wisdom and vision on matters of human and civil rights, education, and diplomacy helped to better this nation and our world. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of his […]

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Alleged trailer thief arrested for battery theft

Duff — A man arrested for allegedly stealing a trailer was arrested again Saturday morning for a theft warrant from a separate case. According to authorities, Casey Mehringer, 24, of 350S, Huntingburg, was arrested by Indiana State Police on the warrant issued by the Dubois County Circuit Court. Mehringer is charged with the theft of 55 […]

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From left: Lee Bilder was honored with a check for $1,000 and recognized as a Peabody

Cedar Crest teacher honored for commitment

Lee Bilderback, a sixth grade teacher at Cedar Crest, knew something was up when he walked into the Cedar Crest gym. His mom and dad, Barbara and Allen Bilderback, niece, Meagan Bayer and the fifth and sixth grade classes filled the seats of the gymnasium. “Oh, my mom and dad are here,” he said to […]

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Police investigating suspicious death near West Baden

West Baden — Police are investigating another death in Orange County. Officers responded to 5491 West County Road 100N, in West Baden, after Franklin D. McCracken, 30, of West Baden, was found there with unknown injuries. According to police, McCracken’s family members found him there and reported it to police at about 11:30 a.m. McCracken was […]

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Driver in fatal accident identified; family notified

The driver killed last night in a two-vehicle crash just north of Dale has been identified. According to the Spencer County Coroner’s Office, Melanie M. Rothery, 41, Oregon City, Oregon, died at the scene of yesterday’s 7:18 p.m. crash. State Police investigators report that Rothery had stopped her 1994 Subaru Legacy on the southbound shoulder of […]

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Huntingburg Council: Considers new solar park locations

The City of Huntingburg is considering new locations for a proposed solar panel park after nearby residents expressed concerns over it being placed near their homes. During energy superintendent John Reutepohler’s presentation, Mayor Denny Spinner announced that the city has listened to public input from local citizens on the location of a proposed Solar Park […]

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The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) awaiting the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) to pull alongside for a vertical replenishment (VERTREP).

Loogootee native continues family tradition in U.S. Navy

Story by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Heidi McCormick Navy Office of Community Outreach NORFOLK, Va. — A Loogootee native is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. Seaman Jamie Brewer is a logistics specialist aboard the Norfolk-based ship, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and one […]

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Driver killed north of Dale

A crash Thursday evening just north of Dale claimed the life of a driver. At about 7:18 p.m. CST, a 1994 Subaru Legacy had stopped along the southbound shoulder of U.S. 231 just north of County Road 2050N. When the driver of the Subaru attempted to cross the southbound lanes of US 231 to travel east on […]

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Sentence handed down on Operation Big Brother plea deal

Edward L. Freyberger, 68, of Dubois, was sentenced in Dubois Superior Court Wednesday in connection to the multi-agency sting operation, Operation Big Brother. Freyberger pleaded guilty to two counts of dealing in a Schedule II controlled substance on January 27. According to court documents, Freyberger sold 85 Percocet pills for $550 and 25 Adderall pills […]

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The shop located along Highway 37 and County Farm Road. <i>Photo provided by Indiana State Police</i>

Two shot in dispute at Paoli automotive body shop (updated)

Update Indiana State Police released the names of the individuals involved in the shooting near Paoli Wednesday morning. Michael Dale Kilpatrick, 48, North Carolina, and Kieth Wagner, 30, Bedford, began arguing in the north driveway of Classic Muscle Cars and Parts, located along State Road 37 at County Farm Road. The argument escalated into a […]

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