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Donation jar thief arrested in North Dakota

Jasper police announced the arrest of 35-year-old Eric Baldwin for the theft of the donation jar at the Sternberg Citgo. Arrest made in Sternberg Citgo Donation Jar Theft….Eric Baldwin, age 35, in custody in Hillsboro, North Dakota #longarmofthelaw — Jasper Police Dept. (@JasperCityPD) November 21, 2014 According to police, they sought a felony warrant for Baldwin’s […]

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Jasper’s proposed tax district creates questions and concerns

Officials with several government units affected by a proposed tax-increment finance district were in attendance at Wednesday’s Jasper Common Council meeting. Concerns that the proposed district encompassing a majority of Jasper’s industrial base would detrimentally impact the revenues for those taxing entities have elected officials interested in the process. Representatives from the Dubois County Commissioners and […]

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Foundation announces $100,000 grant for Astra Theatre group

A $100,000 grant through the Dubois County Community Foundation will kickstart fundraising efforts by a new nonprofit seeking to reopen the Astra Theatre in Jasper. The foundation and members of Next Act, Inc., a new nonprofit formed to purchase, refurbish, and maintain the 77-year-old venue, met today in the cold theatre with representatives of the […]

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Braun sworn in as state rep

Indianapolis — State Representative Mike Braun joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse Tuesday, Organization Day, for the first official meeting of the 119th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including eight new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Loretta Rush. Rep. Braun was elected to represent House District 63, which includes portions of […]

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Police seek identity of donation jar thief

The Jasper Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who stole a donation jar from the counter at Sternberg’s Citgo, 1781 S. U.S. 231. The man stole a jar containing donations meant to help a family with funeral expenses. It was taken November 1. Anyone with information about the theft […]

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Sheriff’s department issues driving warning

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department has responded to several accidents since the snow hit Dubois County overnight. According to the department, deputies have responded to 15 reported accidents or slide offs between 1:45 a..m. and 9:07 a.m. They report that the majority of the snow was in the southern section of the county but the […]

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Mike Jones at the Jasper Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. Jones was awarded the 2014 President's Community Excellence Award.

Jones 2014 recipient of Jasper Chamber President’s Community Excellence Award

Mike Jones looked at Ray Snowden, CEO and President of Memorial Hospital, at his table during the annual Jasper Chamber meeting and mouthed “did you know about this?” Jones had just realized he was being awarded the 2014 President’s Community Excellence Award. The award is given annually to someone who gives generously of their time, talent, […]

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Flags ordered lowered for Hoosier murdered by ISIS

Indianapolis — Governor Mike Pence condemned the tragic murder of Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig at the hands of ISIS Sunday. Pence issued the statement following confirmation of Kassig’s murder. “Today, all of Indiana mourns the tragic loss of an inspiring Hoosier and heroic American, Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig. The murder of Indiana’s Abdul-Rahman Kassig at the hands of ISIS terrorists is an unspeakable act […]

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ISP to participate in Operation Pull Over blitz “Safe Family Travel”

As families take to the roads this holiday season, law enforcement is reminding drivers extra patrols will be cracking down on impaired driving and seat belt violations to increase safety on the state’s streets and highways. “Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel periods of the year,” said Lieutenant Tony Casto, Fort Wayne District Commander. […]

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For Steffi Keusch Hart, baking is a piece of cake (or more like a piece of torta)

Update: After winning four episodes, Steffi took the Silver in Bake Off Italia today. Update: Steffi won Star Baker and moved onto the final episode Friday. She and the remaining two contestants will face off in the finale next Friday, Nov. 21. To win this episode, Steffi stuffed a profiterole (or cream puff) with cheesecake and then drew upon […]

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Downtown Loogootee fire nearly destroys city block

A fire devastated downtown Loogootee Wednesday. Firefighters from Martin and Daviess County departments battled the blaze that engulfed the majority of a city block and damaged or destroyed at least seven businesses and several apartments. Post by Loogootee Tribune. According to early reports, the fire may have started in Rosie’s Shirts and Gifts from a sparking […]

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Huntingburg Housing Authority celebrates new computer room

The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Grand opening of the Huntingburg Housing Authority’s new Computer Room. On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, Huntingburg Housing Authority will celebrate the opening of their new computer room at 1102 Friendship Village, Huntingburg IN, 47542. The Grand Opening Celebration will be at 4:00 p.m. The event will include […]

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