Letter: Neglected/abused children more than a budget issue

Recently there has been publicity and several articles about the problems of the Indiana Department of Child Services, including the resignation of the State Director. I’m sending this letter in an effort to educate the public about this serious problem in Indiana and especially in the five counties that compose Indiana House District 74 (Crawford, […]

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Bartels helps Hoosier landowners with purple paint legislation

State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) proposed legislation to help Hoosier landowners prevent trespassing by authorizing the use of purple paint to mark private property. Under the proposal, property owners would be able to designate private property by using purple markings on trees or posts around the area where entry is denied. Bartels said under the […]

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Kleinhelter files for Dubois County Sheriff

Current Dubois County Detective Sgt. Tom J. Kleinhelter has filed his candidacy to run for sheriff on the Republican ticket for the 2018 election. Kleinhelter is a 24-year employee with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and started in January 1994 as a jail officer. He’s held many positions over the years. Looking back through my […]

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Winter Gate chases the winter blues away

Fight the winter blues with a couple great Huntingburg events this weekend. Saturday morning, the Huntingburg Event Center Antique Show will host vendors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in and find a unique treasure. Then at 5 p.m., enjoy craft beer, local wines and live jazz on Fourth Street with Winter Gate, the […]

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Standoff ends after SWAT storms house

A more than seven-hour standoff near Birdseye ended when police stormed the residence of a man suspected of shooting at a county highway worker. The man, identified as Virgil Crews, 76, of 4715 Pine Ridge Road, had allegedly shot at a county highway worker operating a grader on Pine Ridge Road. The incident began at about […]

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Messmer files for re-election in Senate District 48

State Senator Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) has filed paperwork with Secretary of State Connie Lawson to run for another term in the Indiana State Senate in District 48. “I’m proud of my record of principled, conservative leadership, and I hope that Hoosiers in District 48 will allow me to continue to serve them in the Indiana […]

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Dr. Stephen Ball to speak at SWCD Annual Meeting

The Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors will host the 72nd Annual meeting at Shiloh Methodist Church on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. EST. All Dubois County resident are welcome to attend. The catered meal cost is $10.00. Please contact the office at 812-482-1171 extension 3 to make your reservation. All Dubois County […]

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Jasper clarifies pet ordinance

The City of Jasper approved changes to the ordinance regulating domesticated animals in the city during last night’s common council meeting. City Attorney Renee Kabrick told the council that during a review of the ordinance, her department had determined some aspects of it needed to be better clarified. “It better defines what is allowed,” she […]

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Front: Officers Michael Conrad, Josh Greener and Caleb Lindeman were sworn in during Wednesday's common council meeting.

Jasper swears in three new officers

The City of Jasper gave the oath of office to three probationary police officers on Wednesday The event culminated a day in which another officer was honored with an award for thwarting a multi-state identity theft ring. Officer Loya was given the United States Attorney’s Award by Josh Minkler, United States Attorney for Southern Indiana, for […]

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Editorial: Keep government budgets accessible to majority of Hoosiers

This commentary was written by Stephen Key, executive director and general counsel of the Hoosier State Press Association.   At the end of their year, corporations create an annual report for their shareholders. They mail it to those shareholders or present it at a meeting of those shareholders. The information helps investors decide on whether they […]

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Officer Martin Loya was presented an award by the U.S. Attorney's Office for his efforts to thwart an identity theft ring operating in Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky.

Jasper officer honored for role in multi-state identity theft, fraud investigation

Jasper Police Officer Martin Loya was recognized by the United States Attorney’s office for his work to help stop a group responsible for stealing hundreds of individuals’ identities using skimming devices. “Some time ago we established awards for truly exceptional work done in the Southern Indiana district,” United States Attorney Josh Minkler said during a […]

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Shelton named 2017 Little Company of Mary Award recipient

Marilyn Shelton, LPN has been named the 2017 recipient of the Little Company of Mary Award at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. The LCM Award is given annually to an employee nominated by his or her co-workers and chosen from a group of finalists by the hospital’s Mission Committee. Nominees for this award demonstrate […]

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Will Read and Sing to help raise funds for Riley

Will Read and Song for Food is teaming up with the Jasper High School Riley Dance Marathon Committee to raise money for Riley Children’s Health on Friday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Jasper Middle School Auditorium. Riley Children’s Health, based in Indianapolis, provides kids with comprehensive medical care, from a regular check-up to […]

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Memorial Hospital seeking nominations for annual outstanding physician award

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is seeking nominations of a deserving physician for the hospital’s annual Little Company of Mary Outstanding Physician Award. In support and recognition of exceptional and exemplary devotion to continuing Christ’s healing mission, the hospital began presenting the LCM Outstanding Physician Award to a deserving physician in 2013. The award […]

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