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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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Petersburg woman arrested for shoplifting

Jasper — Jasper police arrested Alecia M. Stevens, 21, of First Street, Petersburg, for shoplifting from Walmart. Police were called to Walmart at 9:56 p.m. on Saturday where store employees had detained Stevens for allegedly attempting to steal several clothing items from the store. The total value of the clothing items was $33.44. Stevens was charged […]

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Jasper Common Council meeting: Housing development announced

Pete Schwiegeraht, a developer with Miller Valentine Group of Cincinnati, informed the Jasper Common Council his company’s intentions to create apartments on Vine Street. According to Mayor Terry Seitz, the group approached the city last October about the potential apartments and showed interest in the former-Jofco building at Vine and 13th streets. Cash Waggner purchased […]

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Jasper Vine Street housing development discussed

Pete Schwiegeraht, a developer with Miller Valentine Group of Cincinnati, informed the Jasper Common Council his company’s intentions to create apartments on Vine Street. According to Mayor Terry Seitz, the group approached the city last October about the potential apartments and showed interest in the former-Jofco building at Vine and 13th streets. Cash Waggner purchased […]

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Jasper Farmers’ Market opens Saturday

The Jasper Farmers’ Market will begin the 2014 season this Saturday, May 24th, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the green North of the Jasper Train Depot. The market began its mission in 2005 with the purpose to provide a source of income to local producers, fresh and local produce to customers, and a […]

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Leadership Academy team poses Jasper dog park plan

Citing nearly a 1,000 signatures supporting a dog park in Jasper, members of a Dubois County Leadership Academy Team asked for the Jasper Park Board’s approval to continue moving forward with their capstone project. The leadership team named The Barktastic Four is comprised of Shane Denu, Jill Cravener, Emma Wininger and Nichole Faulkner. They presented an […]

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Jasper Rubber recognized at Cummins US supplier conference

Jasper Rubber Products was recognized as The Most Improved Supplier of the Year at Cummings Inc. annual U.S. Supplier Conference held May 2 in Indianapolis. Jasper Rubber Products was one of 17 recognized suppliers. They were awarded the most improved distinction in the Components Business Unit of Cummins Inc. “These Suppliers have demonstrated and exceeded […]

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