Jasper expected to lower electrical rates

Jasper residents could experience lower electricity rates beginning in January if a new rate schedule is adopted before the end of the year. The Utility Service Board recommended a revamp of the rate schedule after a comprehensive cost of service study revealed the utility’s cost to provide services had lowered. The study showed the utility’s […]

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Farbest improvements include headquarters move to Jasper (Updated)

Update: The Huntingburg Economic Development Commission approved the issuance of $3.5 million in tax increment finance backed bonds for Farbest Foods renovation plans. The bonds were issued from two tax increment finance districts; the one Farbest is located in and one designated as the OFS TIF district that encompasses farmland Farbest purchased from the company. […]

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Ambulance loss puts county service in crutch (Updated)

Update: The Dubois County Council agreed to appropriate $165,000 from the county’s cumulative capital fund to purchase an ambulance to replace the 2009 ambulance that was totaled. According to Dubois County Ambulance Services Director Susan Henke, insurance is going to pay out $29,000 for the wrecked ambulance. That money will go towards the purchase of […]

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Jasper man arrested for auto theft, meth

A Jasper man was arrested for allegedly stealing a car from Mehringer Metal Design, 919 E. 14th St., Monday afternoon. According to police, they were notified of a white, 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse being stolen from the Jasper business’s parking lot sometime Monday before 4:30 p.m. The vehicle was later located in Huntingburg in the early […]

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Teen injured in single-vehicle crash

A Huntingburg teen was injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash Monday afternoon west of Huntingburg. Austin C. Stetter, 17, was eastbound on State Road 64 in a 2004 Nissan Sentra at about 4:43 p.m. when his vehicle went partially off the south side of the highway near County Road 525W, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department. […]

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Veterans have other options for proof of service

Veterans can now register online for an identification letter to take advantage of benefits offered by merchants and other organizations. New cards will be issued by Veterans Affairs in the near future but this is one of a couple options for veterans to use in the meantime. The rollout of a new card later this […]

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Two community corrections employees recognized by state organization

Two county employees were recognized for their work in community corrections recently. Community Corrections Director Megan Durlauf informed the Dubois County Council that supervisor Emily Meyer won the Residential/Work Release Staff Member of the Year Award and case manager Mitch Lampert won the Case Manager of the Year Award from the Indiana Association of Community […]

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Christmas Tree Salute

Jasper’s city hall has a patriotic theme going with this year’s Christmas Tree. Mayor Terry Seitz asked the American Legion if they would like to decorate the tree this year so members of the women’s auxiliary took on the task. The tree was decorated Monday evening and should be able to be seen from the […]

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Holiday World to add 8 slides, wave pool and more with $3.5 million investment

Christmas comes early in the town of Santa Claus as Holiday World announces a package full of goodies for their 2018 season. “We’re adding a fun elephant-themed water-play area for younger children,” says park president Matt Eckert. “When we discovered the Swahili word for elephant is Tembo, we named our new slide complex Tembo Falls […]

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Community Christmas tree donated by Streichers

The beautiful community Christmas Tree on the courthouse lawn during the 2017 Christmas and holiday season has been donated by Don and Bev Streicher of Jasper. The lights on the tree, the red bows and the lighted garland on the street poles were financed by Patoka 2000. In addition to the planters and light streamers […]

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