Police have cordoned off the area around a residence on Harts Gravel Road north of Birdseye as a death investigation is ongoing. Photo by David Shepherd with WITZ AM/FM

Death investigation underway near Birdseye

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a death at a residence on Harts Gravel Road north of Birdseye. According to authorities, they received a 911 call was received from a female at 1:59 p.m. stating that there was a deceased male at the residence. After responding, deputies secured the scene and took several individuals to […]

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Tech Support Scam striking everywhere

Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers to beware of deceptive pop-up alerts on their computers claiming that their devices are infected with viruses and could be vulnerable to hackers. Individuals are being targeted through pop-up messages designed to resemble security alerts from legitimate computer manufacturers or other technology companies. The pop-up alerts claim that […]

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Cover crop, soil testing, heavy use area funds available for Dubois County farmland

The Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for conservation practice incentive payments on Dubois County crop ground. Cost share is available for cover crops, grid soil sampling, heavy use protection areas, livestock watering facilities, and pasture renovation. These cost share opportunities are part of two local SWCD programs and are not […]

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Prayer workshop planned in Ferdinand

Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand are offering a program, “Introduction to Centering Prayer,” that will explain this quiet, reflective prayer form grounded in the Christian tradition. The workshop will be held Saturday, August 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time at the Benedictine Hospitality Center at Kordes Hall on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception […]

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Hicks: Don’t dismiss the idea of a Universal Basic Income

The notion of a universal basic income (UBI) is quite popular these days, and is undergoing pilot tests in a few countries. The idea has created some strange bedfellows as support develops, and there are both practical and philosophical problems with it. Still, I think UBI is a provocative idea that everyone should consider with […]

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To boil or not to boil; how does the city decide to issue a boil order when there is a leak?

Sometimes, when there is a water leak, residents are told to boil their water; other times they aren’t. This raised some questions recently as Jasper experienced several water line breaks around the Fourth of July holiday. Tim Doersam, Jasper’s Gas & Water Manager, took some time to explain the reasoning behind boil orders being issued […]

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Kayaking at Patoka Lake, July 29

Bring your kayak to Patoka Lake on July 29 for a two-hour paddle with naturalists to look for bald eagles, beavers and other wildlife. The adventure starts at 9:30 a.m. at the secluded King’s Bridge Boat Ramp. You can also meet the naturalists at the Patoka Lake Office to car caravan to the boat ramp. The caravan will leave […]

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