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Man-with-a-gun call traced to 8-year-old student; it was a hoax

Authorities say a recent man-with-a-gun call that resulted in a hard lockdown at Loogootee Elementary and Loogootee Junior-Senior High School was a hoax perpetrated by an 8-year-old male student at the elementary school. Deputies with the Martin County Sheriff’s Department, Loogootee Police Chief and an Indiana Conservation Officer responded to Loogootee Elementary School for a […]

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Holland Fest to host nationally renowned historian

Nationally renowned Lincoln Historian and Holland, Indiana native William E. “Bill” Bartelt will open the Indiana Bicentennial edition of the Holland Community Fest, on Friday, September 16 at 6:00P.M. at Holland Park’s Henke Pavilion. Bartelt, a 1964 Holland High School Graduate, is the son of the late Melvin and Mabel (Langebrake) Bartelt.  He will return […]

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Shiloh UMC collecting supplies for flood relief

Shiloh United Methodist Church is collecting Flood Bucket supplies to help in the relief effort taking place in various parts of our country. Working through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), the supplies will be sent to places affected by severe flooding. Supplies at the Midwest Distribution Center of UMCOR have been depleted due to […]

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Police asking public to help identify these men

The Jasper Police Department is asking the public to help identify these two men in connection to several vending machine break ins that occurred last Saturday. According to authorities, currency was stolen from several vending machines at Memorial Hospital and a vending machine at the Holiday Inn Express Saturday evening. Anyone with information contact the […]

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Man with a gun report leads to Loogootee Elementary lockdown

Deputies with the Martin County Sheriff’s Department, Loogootee Police Chief and an Indiana Conservation Officer responded to Loogootee Elementary School for a report of a man with a gun around lunchtime Monday. Both Loogootee Elementary School and Loogootee Jr./Sr. High Schools were placed on a hard lockdown at 12:20 p.m. due to the sheriff’s office […]

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Democratic HQ to open Tuesday

The 2016 Democratic Headquarters is located at 140 W. 3rd Street at the corner of Newton and 3rd Street in Jasper. It will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting August 30th. The public is invited to visit, pick up signs, chat and make donations. Interested guests can also sign up […]

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Sisters open their 150th year

The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand kicked off the celebration leading up to their 150th anniversary last Saturday. The 150th anniversary of their founding in Ferdinand will occur on August 20, 2017. The yearlong celebration kicked off with a commemoration with fellow religious women and Bishop Charles Thompson. On August 20, 1867, four young […]

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Jasper police seeking info on smash-and-grab incident

Jasper police are investigating a smash and grab that happened Thursday morning between 8 a.m and 10:45 a.m. According to police, the victim’s vehicle was parked on the 700 block of West 13th Street when an unknown individual shattered the front passenger-side window and grabbed a purse sitting in the vehicle. The Jasper Police Department […]

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Volunteers from the Lions Club and Jasper Rotary were on hand to move a huge pile of specially engineered mulch into the new area. The mulch is designed to make it easy for wheelchairs to access the fitness area. The area also has fitness stations that are wheelchair accessible. Dan Colignon, Joe Cozza and

Eagle Scout Riverwalk project fulfills fitness mission

Chad Lawson, Troop 182’s scout master, stood with his hands on his hips. “He’s in charge,” Lawson said nodding at Nick Hedinger. “I don’t do anything until he tells me to.” “Hey Nick, what do you need me to do?” he hollers at the 17-year-old project manager. Work was just beginning on the final workday […]

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Parklands plans revealed

The plan for The Parklands is available for the public to peruse. Developed by Hafer PSC of Owensboro and Rundell Ernstberger Associates of Indianapolis, the plans were revealed to the public and members of the Jasper Common Council Wednesday evening. The pair of representatives — Pete Andriot, Principal with Rundell Earnstberger Associates and Jeff Justice president […]

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Six volunteer fire departments receive grants to combat wildland fires

Six local volunteer fire departments received grants through Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The six were among the 60 rural and volunteer fire departments that received more than $250,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants made available through the USDA Forest Service. The grants can be used for training, installation of dry hydrants, or to purchase […]

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Ireland, 200 and counting

Sourced from local sources, including There’s a wee bit of Irish in everyone, even those with lots of German blood flowing through their veins. Which is why everyone needs to hightail it to that most Irish of Dubois County towns — Ireland, Indiana — as the community celebrates its Bicentennial this weekend (see full […]

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