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Major files to run for Dubois County Council District 3

Deborah Major has filed to seek the Democratic nomination to the Dubois County Council, District 3 seat. District 3 includes Columbia, Hall, Ferdinand, Jackson, Jefferson and Marion townships. “I am fiscally conservative and believe that all spending be subject to well-reasoned cost-benefit analysis,” Major said. “I look forward to serving the citizens of Dubois County […]

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Perspective: Mental illness is the common denominator in school shootings.

Nikolas Cruz (Douglas HS, FL.), Adam Lanza (Sandy Hook ES, CT.), Eric Harris/Dylan Klebold (Columbine HS, CO.), Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech, VA.). What do these school shooting perpetrators have in common? They all suffered from mental illness. Based upon their age, they either suffered from a “Conduct Disorder” or an “Antisocial Personality Disorder” ASP. The […]

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Court upholds Roy Lee Ward lethal injection decision

The Indiana Supreme Court issued an opinion on Tuesday upholding a lower court’s dismissal of a complaint filed by Roy Lee Ward. Ward’s complaint challenged procedures followed by the Indiana Department of Correction that came into effect when they announced a change to the lethal injection protocol. Ward has been on death row at the Indiana State […]

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Sen. Houchin: Treating opioid addiction responsibly

As our state faces an increasing drug epidemic that is nearing crisis levels, we must take action. We must combat drug abuse on all fronts, including prevention, treatment, and enforcement. However, we must do so responsibly. There are a few different treatment options in Indiana, including methadone clinics and Office-Based Opioid Treatment facilities (OBOT). These […]

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Old National Bank included in list of most ethical companies

Recognition honors those who operate with purpose and incorporate integrity into their ecosystems. Old National Bank has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Old National has been recognized for seven consecutive years and […]

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Jasper Chamber hosts local leaders for state of …. addresses

The Jasper Chamber is again hosting a series of addresses from local leaders for the public to attend. On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz, Greater Jasper Consolidated School Superintendent Dr. Tracy Lorey, Dubois Count Commission President Nick Hostetter and Dubois County Council President Jerry Hunefeld will each provide a state of their […]

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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial asbestos removal impacting parts of Memorial Visitor Center

Parts of the Memorial Visitor Center at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will be closed from February through mid-March 2018 to allow for the removal of asbestos in the ceiling in preparation for a future installation of a fire suppression system. All areas of the building between the two memorial halls including the museum, auditorium, bookstore […]

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Tedrow announces candidacy for District 63 seat

Dennis Tedrow, Jasper, has announced his candidacy for the District 63 State Representative seat. “Local government provides us with the most powerful of offices in our free world; for it is with local action and leadership that we truly see our families and neighbors prosper,” Tedrow said in his announcement. “While more and more is […]

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Project Acorn season plants new ideas, experiences

Project ACORN (an acronym for Art, Community, Originality, Rhythm, and Nature) is a grassroots, all-volunteer, not-for-profit program launched in the summer of 2016. Inspired by the spirit and themes of the Ferdinand Folk Festival, a group of community-minded citizens wanted to provide opportunities to make art, music, environment, and wellness activities year-round experiences—more of an […]

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Jasper man arrested for meth possession after crash

Jasper police arrested a Jasper man after he crashed his pickup truck into a stopped car Tuesday afternoon. According to police, Stanley Vonderheide, 59, was southbound on Newton Street in a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 approaching the intersection with 36th Street at about 3:30 p.m. He didn’t see that traffic was stopped in front of him and […]

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