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Holland gas line explosion injures one

Holland — A contractor working on a gas line in Holland was injured when an explosion occurred Thursday. Charlie Adams, an employee with Kieffer Bros Construction Company out of Mt. Carmel, Ind. Ill., and another employee were working on the gas line running behind Vanessa Hartke’s home at 107 South Second Avenue completing upgrades to the town’s gas […]

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2014 voter information

Absentee voting in person began on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, on the third floor of the Dubois County Courthouse for the November 4 General Election.  Hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00–4:00 p.m. The absentee voting office is closed between 11 a.m. and noon for lunch. Absentee voting in person at the Courthouse […]

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Prescription drug overdose cause in community corrections death

Jasper — The toxicology report regarding the death of a Dubois County Community Corrections participant was released by the Dubois County Coroner’s Office Wednesday. Corrections officers found Christopher A. Klee, 29, of Jasper, unresponsive in his bed at the center at about 3:55 a.m. Wednesday, September 3. The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and Memorial Emergency Medical Services […]

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Dubois County Trick-or-Treating scheduled

Dubois County trick-or-treat hours are as follows. In Holland, trick-or-treaters can go out on Thursday and Friday from 5:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. On Friday, the following cities and towns have established trick-or-treat hours. Jasper, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Huntingburg, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary will […]

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Birdseye man killed by train

Birdseye — A Birdseye man was hit and killed by a passing train near the Whistle Stop Tavern Tuesday night. Deputies were called to the scene at about 10:43 p.m. for the apparent train vs. pedestrian accident. According to authorities, they believe that Dwight D. Ellis, 44, of W. Third Street, was just south of the Whistle […]

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Congressional District 8 Forum tonight at Vincennes University Jasper

Jasper – Tonight, candidates for the 8th Congressional Distict will appear at the Jasper Arts Center for a public forum. Democratic, Libertarian and Republican Party candidates seeking Indiana’s 8th District Congressional seat have agreed to appear at a forum Oct. 28, 7:00 p.m. (ET), at the Jasper Arts Center. The forum is sponsored by Vincennes University […]

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Dubois Strong announces new nonprofit for public money

Dubois Strong is creating a new nonprofit called Grow Dubois County to funnel public money to priority projects it identified earlier this year when it requested additional funding from the Dubois County Council. Dubois Strong requested an additional $180,000 in county economic development funds for 2014. This amount was in addition to the $60,000 already […]

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Toyota grants assist Dubois County Soil and Water

The Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation was named as one of 39 organizations that received funding from Toyota Indiana this quarter. The second quarter donations totaled $100,000. “We have so many wonderful organizations in our area that provide the resources and programs our community needs,” said Kelly Dillon, manager of External Affairs at Toyota […]

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4-H Junior Leaders Elects Officers

The Dubois County Junior Leaders met on Tuesday, September 9, 2004 at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds near Bretzville. Officers for the 2014-2015 year are Jade Hoffman, president; Kelly Verkamp, vice-president; Korey Verkamp, treasurer; and Kelcie Hassfurther, Secretary. Also discussed for the year was the Junior Leader recruitment cook-out planned for the Dubois County campgrounds; […]

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Huntingburg Council: Stellar steps moving forward

Huntingburg earned the Stellar Community designation in August but the planning is still a continuing process. Mayor Denny Spinner, planning director Paul Lake, Communications and Community Development director Rachel Steckler, Indiana 15 Regional Planning executive director Lisa Gehlhausen, CWC Latitudes, INC. president Ed Curtin, and a representative from the Lt. Governor’s office attended meetings held […]

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Meth, arson arrest made in restaurant fire investigation

Jasper police arrested Braxton J. Cannon, 24, of Perry Street, Vincennes, for allegedly setting a fire at the Rally’s restaurant in Jasper. According to authorities, the Jasper Police Department and Jasper Fire Department responded to the report of a fire inside the restaurant at 11:29 a.m. Thursday. When they arrived, officers and firefighters noted the […]

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