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Jasper mayor schedules city chats in October

Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz announced he will be hosting the third annual series of City Chats in October. According to the mayor, City Chats are opportunities for him to listen to and converse with the general public and for citizens to learn more about city government. Five City Chats are scheduled, one in each of […]

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School board supports turf traction

The new turf for the Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium passed another hurdle at the Jasper Consolidated School Board meeting Monday. “The overall project is large in scope, but we feel like we can certainly garner enough interest in private funding to put in a turf field by next year.” Jasper Football Booster Club president Richard […]

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Eckerle receives 2014 Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award

Jasper Street Commissioner Raymie Eckerle received the 2014 Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT). Eckerle received the award on Wednesday, Sept. 10 during the Presidents’ Reception at the 2014 IACT Annual Conference & Exhibition in Fort Wayne. The Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award is presented […]

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Commissioner Robley presented the INSHARP designation award to Cale Knies.

Jasper only city on short list with special safety award

The City of Jasper was recognized for safety during a special ceremony yesterday. In 2003, the city became the only municipality in the state to earn the Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP) designation. It has maintained it for the 11 years since. Today, it is still the only municipality among the 39 […]

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Otwell man arrested for voyeurism

Jasper police arrested Michael D. Webb, 34, of E. State Road 56, Thursday after a resident reported a man was attempting to look in her bedroom window. The victim contacted police at 6:38 a.m. to report a man, later identified as Webb, was attempting to look in her bedroom window at her residence located on […]

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Committee makes recommendations for future of Jasper schools

A committee of parents and faculty presented the Jasper School Board with several options to address the immediate concerns with overcrowding at the three elementary schools. Formed last spring, the committee has met three times over the course of four months. Jasper Middle School principal David Hubster was asked by School Superintendent Dr. Tracy Lorey to […]

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Jasper city and school corporation to share police officer

Jim O’neal, WITZ AM/FM News Director contributed to this story Monday night, the Jasper School Board approved hiring Jasper police officer Jason Knies as a part-time resource officer. The City of Jasper and the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation have been discussing sharing the budget for an officer. To accommodate both entities, the two are […]

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2014 #JasperStrassenfest Baby Photo Contest

La Leche League (LLL) is NOW accepting pictures for their annual Baby Photo Contest during the Jasper Strassenfest. They will take pictures until July 30, or until the all the slots are filled. Strassenfest Baby Photo contestants should be children (sibling groups accepted) ages 0-36 months as of July 1, 2014). All pictures will be […]

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Seitz announces his intent to run for re-election

Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz announced his intent to run for a second term in the 2015 Indiana municipal elections. First elected in November of 2011, Seitz said the underlying reason for seeking another term is simple. “Unfinished business. I understand the natural flow of government is at a very tempered pace especially anything involving major […]

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Updated Jasper Downtown street lamps safer, more efficient

Electric utility distribution manager, Jerry Schitter, announced on Wednesday that updates to the city street lamps around the Downtown Square will allow for a reduction in energy usage of 50 percent. The decorative lamps around the Square have weathered since their installment in the early 1990s. According to Schitter, while the electric department is conducting maintenance, it will […]

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Martin Loya's daughter Jazlyn pinned his badge on during the swearing-in ceremony held Monday for the Jasper Police Department.

City swears in newest officer

Jasper — The City of Jasper swore in its newest police officer Monday morning. For Martin Loya Jr. it was a gratifying moment when his daughter Jaslyn pinned the badge on during the ceremony. “She is very proud to say her daddy is a police officer,” he explained. Loya was joined by his wife Amanda and […]

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City and School Corporation at odds over 10 acre Parklands sale

Nancy Habig’s dissatisfaction at the city’s offer to sell the school corporation 10 acres of The Parklands was insinuated as much as it was outright stated during a special meeting held at the Jasper City Hall last night. Habig, president of the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Board, spoke to the Jasper Redevelopment Commission and Jasper Common Council […]

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Handgun fired in Jasper Walmart

Jasper — A man accidentally discharged a .40 caliber handgun he was carrying in his pocket at the Jasper Walmart Supercenter Sunday morning. Police were dispatched to the store at 10:28 a.m. for the report of a gunshot in the store. When police arrived they determined that a handgun was accidentally discharged in the front portion of […]

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Jasper addresses weed ordinance violators

Jasper has sent out 27 “weed violation letters” to city residents and property owners who are in violation of the city’s weed ordinance so far this year. The weed ordinance states that property owners cannot allow the grass on a property to grow taller than nine inches. It also identifies Johnson grass and Canadian thistle […]

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