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Budget beleaguered NE Dubois School Corp gathers input

About a month ago, Northeast Dubois School Superintendent Bill Hochgesang reported the school corporation has a financial problem. This year the school corporation is facing a budget shortfall of between $200,000 and $300,000. To seek some potential solutions, the school corporation hired Brookston-based Administrator Assistance to help guide the school corporation through a feasibility study. […]

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19 meth labs seized in Washington

Washington — A drug investigation into suspected methamphetamine use led officers to a home where 19 meth labs were seized Monday evening. State police were investigating suspected methamphetamine activity at 2049 South State Road 57, Lot 39, Washington at about 9:49 p.m. Officers met with Daniel R. Purdue, 50, and Tina R. Purdue, 44, Washington and […]

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Huntingburg’s high-speed internet on horizon

PSC in conjunction with the City of Huntingburg announced a $3 million investment into a city-wide fiber network Tuesday. Engineering will begin shortly with plans to begin installation of a fiber-to-the-home network giving every residence and business in the city access to the highest internet speeds possible. According to PSC CEO/President Jim Dauby, the speeds […]

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Bucshon to hold town hall in Dubois and Daviess counties

Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. announced he will hold town halls in Daviess and Dubois Counties during October. These events will provide Hoosiers an opportunity to hear from the Congressman about the issues facing Congress, the nation, and the state of Indiana. The Daviess County Town Hall Meeting will be held at Washington Park […]

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Burn ban to remain in effect (lifted)

Update The commissioners have lifted the burn ban effective immediately Previous The county received about three-quarters of an inch of rain recently, but it wasn’t enough to alleviate the need for a burn ban, according to the county fire chiefs. The vegetation is still considered very dry despite this rainfall. Once the area has received […]

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Kimball International brought a small 3D printer for demonstrations. <i>Photo by Dubois Strong</i>

Area manufacturers on display at VUJC today

“I think the students will be surprised by what the manufacturers are capable of now,” Ray Niehaus, director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing at Vincennes University Jasper Campus. In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, students from seven area schools will be visiting the Vincennes University Jasper Campus to view products and processes […]

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Bankruptcy lawyers strip cash from coal miners’ health insurance

by Alec MacGillis ProPublica, Oct. 1, 2015, 5 a.m. This story was co-published with The Daily Beast.  There was plenty in the complex deal to benefit bankers, lawyers, executives and hedge fund managers. Patriot Coal Corp. was bankrupt, but its mines would be auctioned to pay off mounting debts while financial engineering would generate enough […]

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Birdseye man killed in Perry County motorcycle accident

A Birdseye man died after being involved in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 64 Tuesday evening. According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, they were called to an accident in the westbound lane of I-64 near the 72-mile marker (Siberia exit) at about 8:35 p.m. When first responders arrived, they located the victim identified as […]

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Republican caucus selects Jeff Bounds for vacant Huntingburg Council seat

Jeffrey L. Bounds of Huntingburg, was selected to fill the vacancy in the Huntingburg City Council created by the resignation of Alex Blackgrove.   A Caucus of eligible Republican Precinct Committeepersons was held on Wednesday, September 30th  in the Cool Beans Java Café. Mr. Blackgrove moved out of the council district and his resignation was effective September […]

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Tax district causes council to balk at funding for housing developments

The county council raised some objections to a request for $200,000 for the recently revealed Vine Street housing projects in Jasper. Pete Schwiegeraht, representing Miller-Valentine, a development group based in Cincinnati, asked for the funding for two new projects that include the former Jofco building at 14th and Vine streets and the former Jasper Wood […]

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Local marching bands perform well over weekend

In weekend marching band contests, local marching bands finished strong. Jasper finished second at Avon High School in Class B behind Northview.  Jasper also picked up best music and best general effect. Southridge marched in two contests on Saturday. In Class C at Castle High School, Southridge picked up first place with best showings for music, […]

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UTV driver dies from injuries sustained in crash

The driver of a utility terrain vehicle struck by an SUV last Thursday died from his injuries Thursday evening. Edgar V. Ebert, 74, of Ferdinand, died at 6:43 p.m. CDT at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville from blunt force trauma suffered in the Sept. 17 accident. A passenger, Leroy Witte, 71, of County Road […]

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Funny tasting water originating from Patoka Lake

The City of Huntingburg Water Department is aware of a taste and odor issue in the drinking water. Treatment operators have been actively collecting and testing water samples since the problem first arose, starting around the beginning of the week. The source has been determined to be originating from Patoka Lake Regional Water. The City […]

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Patoka Lake Cleanup Day collects 1,500 lbs of trash

More than 1,500 pounds of trash were removed from the perimeter of Patoka Lake during the annual Cleanup Day on September 12, 2015. This year’s event drew 105 people to pick up litter in an effort to help ensure clean drinking water for more than 100,000 Southern Indiana residents. Many local residents made this a […]

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