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Fire Marshal issues warning about firework-related injuries

Each year, more firework-related injuries are reported on Independence Day than any other day. In 2015, 47 percent (85 cases) of the total number of reported cases occurred on Independence Day. “Having more knowledge on fireworks safety and taking smart precautions when handling fireworks can lead to safer celebrations,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson. […]

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Jasper Rotary announces 2016 Athena finalists

The Rotary Club of Jasper, hosting its fifth annual ATHENA International Leadership Award presentation in Dubois County, has announced this year’s seven finalists. They are Elaine Brames, Brenda Buehler, Jessica DeLorenzo, Betty Jenkins, Vickie Lewis, Tracy Lorey, and Connie Nass. Go to for more finalist information. The event will be held at the Huntingburg Event […]

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Bombers drop to third with loss to Oilers

Special from the Dubois County Bombers The Dubois County Bombers and the Owensboro Oilers squared off last night in a showdown for second place in the OVL standings, as both squads entered the contest six games back of the league lead. Owensboro returned home in sole possession of second place after trouncing the home-standing Bombers […]

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Facing public dissent, Jasper Council slows Courthouse Square Renovation Plans

The Jasper Common Council decided to slow the Courthouse Square Redevelopment Project down a bit at Wednesday’s regular meeting. A snag appeared as Councilman John Bell, who also serves as president of the Jasper Redevelopment Commission, reviewed a portion of an ordinance that would allocate about $400,000 to cover Phase II costs of the project. Bell told […]

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Habitat for Humanity announces new executive director

Sarah Weatherwax will take over as the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County effective July 18, 2016. Previously, she served as the involvement director at Redemption Christian Church in Jasper and as an adjunct professor at Vincennes University in Jasper. She has an MA in Arts Administration from Eastern Michigan University and […]

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1912 Willys Overland belonging to David Lipeilt of Milan, Mich.

International Willys club holds meet-up in Dubois County

Dave Liepelt cranked the Willys Overland’s engine to life at Huntingburg’s City Park Monday afternoon. The six-cylinder engine purred quietly thanks to the special sleeve valves common in the cars produced from 1903 to 1941 by Willys in Midwestern factories — including one in Terre Haute. The quiet engine was somewhat unheard of at the time, according […]

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Jasper police asking for help in crash investigation

Jasper police are asking for witnesses of a two-vehicle crash at the Newton and Third streets that occurred at 2:40 p.m. on Monday to come forward. According to police, Bonnie Huff, 34, of E. State Road 62, Ferdinand, was northbound on Newton Street in a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze when she stopped for the stop sign […]

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Jasper Utility meeting notes for June 20, 2016

In a short meeting driven as much by lack of material as well as a lack of air conditioning, the Jasper Utility Service Board took the following actions: -Held a moment of silence for Ray Fleck who served on the USB and worked for the city at the Jasper Power Plant for 40 years. -Approved […]

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Dubois County Solid Waste increases fees for Electronic waste

Monday, the Dubois County Solid Waste District announced fees for dropping off televisions and tube-style computer monitors have increased. Those items have user fees between $5 and $20. Other electronics have $1 user fees. The Dubois County Solid Waste District recycles all electronics that are brought into the District’s Process Center located at 1103 S 350 […]

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Dubois County Community Foundation hosts nonprofit appreciation night at League Stadium

The Dubois County Community Foundation is hosting “Nonprofit Appreciation Night” by partnering with the Dubois County Bombers. The night will be a family-friendly event celebrating local nonprofits. The game will take place on Tuesday, July 19th at 7:00 p.m. at League Stadium in Huntingburg. Gates will open an hour prior to game. Local nonprofit staff, […]

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Quentin Harmon, 14, decided to build shelters at the Jasper Varsity Soccer Field for his Eagle Scout project.

Eagle Scout project adds element of comfort to Jasper varsity soccer field

Quentin Harmon, the 14-year-old project manager, oversaw the construction of the shelter houses at the Jasper High School varsity soccer field Saturday morning. Despite Quentin bringing the project to fruition, his age relegated him to only non-power tool-related construction jobs at the site, so he spent most of day humping materials, hammering nails and handing […]

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