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Slide pulled from the Jasper Downtown/Riverfront Master Plan created by CityVisions and Gamble and Associates.

Jasper Council: Steps taken on downtown plan

The downtown development plan created by CityVisions and Gamble Associates will provide the foundation for the creation of requests for proposals (RFP) in the coming months. The RFP will be to determine an action plan and costs for turning the downtown portion of the master plan into reality. Andy Seger, representing the Jasper Redevelopment Commission of […]

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Memorial Day Observance honors U.S. Marine Tom Messier

The annual observance of Memorial Day by the Dubois County Veterans Council will be Saturday May 23rd beginning at 10:00 am. on the west side of the Dubois County Courthouse in Jasper at the Veteran’s Memorial and Fountain. All Veterans Organizations of Dubois County will be represented and all Veterans who passed away this past […]

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Two Ferdinand Elementary teachers named as leaders in education

Wendholt and Heilers both recognized for their dedication to students and awarded $1,000 each Karen Wendholt and Denise Heilers of Ferdinand Elementary School were named Peabody Energy Leaders in Education for the 2014-15 school year, and awarded $1,000 for their dedication and commitment to students. When Wendholt recognized that her third-graders needed to develop higher […]

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Vanessa Hickman (holding basket) led a large group of students and teachers to Mrs. Kunz' class to surprise her with the news.

Dana Kunz named a Peabody Leader in Education

Jasper High School educator recognized for her dedication to students and awarded $1,000 Dana Kunz of Jasper High School was named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for the 2014-15 school year, and awarded $1,000 for her dedication and commitment to students. Teaching business and technology courses for the past 13 years, Kunz has increased student […]

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Vanessa Hickman elected as a national officer for Business Professionals of America

Vanessa Hickman, a senior at Jasper High School, was chosen as a member of the 2015-16 National Officer Team of Business Professionals of America (BPA). The announcement was made at the BPA Nationals competition that 15 Jasper High School BPA team members qualified to attend. Vanessa will serve as secretary for the national organization. Vanessa joined […]

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Ireland Elementary school times to change

To alleviate students in Jasper Schools from waiting up to 15 minutes for school buses coming from Ireland Elementary, school times will be shifted back 10 minutes. Beginning in August, Ireland Elementary school times will change from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to 7:50 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Ireland is the only school in the […]

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Opening Day Ceremony for Ferdinand 175th in the works

In comparison with, say, Vienna, Austria (1155) or even Salem, Massachusettes (1626), Ferdinand’s birth in 1840 might seem like a blink of an eye ago. But, 175 years have passed since Rev. Joseph Kundek created his idyllic community when the State of Indiana was a mere 24 years old and still covered in primeval forests. That same year, Queen Victoria […]

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Greater Jasper Schools meeting

The Greater Jasper School Board met Monday night and took the following actions. – Held a public hearing on Superintendent Dr. Tracey Lorey’s contract. No one came forward to speak so the hearing was closed. The board will vote to approve the contract next month. The contract is the same as last year’s. – Approved a request by […]

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Both Dubois County mayors admitted the questions they faced at a recent Emerging Leaders event were tough.

Emerging Leaders challenges mayors with tough questions

“I think these are some of the toughest questions I’ve been asked as mayor,” Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner said to the group gathered at Current Blend last week to grill the county’s two mayors. The meeting was organized by Emerging Leaders, a philanthropic collective of local 45 and under community members, to help kick start community […]

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A poster of the Virginia Class submarine created by All Hands Navy Magazine.

Navy lays keel for newest submarine, USS Indiana

The U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Indiana (SSN 789) at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding, May 16. The initials of the submarine’s sponsor, Diane Donald, were welded onto a steel plate that will be permanently affixed to the submarine. Donald is the wife of retired […]

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The vehicle stolen is a black Subaru Outback similar to this image.

Stolen Subaru found in Huntingburg

The black 2014 Subaru Outback reported stolen in Jasper was found by a Frontier Communication employee near the Frontier office in Huntingburg Tuesday morning. He contacted authorities at about 10 a.m. to report the vehicle was parked in an alley near Third Street behind Huntingburg Machine Works. The Subaru had been reported stolen from a residence on the […]

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Google Street View of the Headquarters and parking lot.

Jasper Utility meeting: Headquarters parking lot split

The City of Jasper will consider a petition to vacate a right-of-way in the parking lot adjacent to the Headquarters restaurant at Wednesday’s council meeting. The city owns the lot typically used by customers to the popular eatery. At Monday’s Jasper Utility Service Board meeting, the board, who has to approve the vacation petition in […]

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