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“State of” addresses planned for Thursday

The Jasper Chamber is hosting the annual “State of” addresses from four local government offices this Thursday, March 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Center for Technology Innovation and Manufacturing on the VUJC campus. Mayor Terry  Seitz will give his official 2017 State of the City Address for Jasper. Other government officials […]

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Lanny “Joe” Ball, 65, Eckerty

Lanny “Joe” Ball, 65, of Eckerty, passed away on March 15, 2017, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. Joe was born on October 12, 1951, to the late Ira and Edith (Norman) Ball in Huntingburg. Joe was an avid sportsman, he loved hunting and fishing, ATV riding, mushroom hunting and he loves […]

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Dubois County K-9 intercepts pound of marijuana

A Dubois County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit intercepted a shipment of marijuana heading to Jasper woman Friday. In the second interception today, K-9 Karma and her handler Deputy Jesus Monarrez were contacted by Master Trooper Brian LaRoche to visit a local shipping company to investigate for possible shipments of narcotics. After Karma indicated on a […]

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Tip, K-9 confiscate packaged meth

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Karma and a tip from the public helped deputies locate methamphetamine packaged for sale at a local hotel. According to deputies, the Jasper Police Department received a tip about possible drug activities at about 10:30 Friday and requested assistance from the sheriff’s department K-9. During the investigation later that afternoon, […]

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Kimball donates 3D printer to Forest Park

Kimball International recently provided the Forest Park High School Technology Department with a Spectrum Z510 full color 3D printer to help in the development of technical skills as it relates to advanced technology and additive manufacturing. Kimball International’s Director of Research and Development, Greg Kuntz stated “While the speed of change and the efficiency that is […]

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Police investigate police impersonation complaints

Indiana State Police are currently investigating several complaints regarding police impersonators in Gibson, Sullivan, Knox and Daviess Counties. The complaints have come from several drivers that were stopped by a male claiming to be a police officer. No one has been injured during these incidents, but Indiana State Police want to offer the following information […]

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New Huntingburg businesses opening this weekend

The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce is celebrating two new businesses with ribbon-cutting ceremonies Friday and Saturday. Cardinal Selling Services will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday at its new home, at 308 E. 11th St. A public grand opening will be held on Saturday and include refreshments and prizes throughout the day. New […]

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JCPenney store to close on Jasper’s east side

Jasper’s JCPenney store located in the Jasper Manor Shopping Center is one of 138 slated to close in the United States and one of five closing in Indiana. According to the company, as part of a continuing effort to advance sustainable growth and long-term profitability, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. will be closing 138 stores, […]

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Ruth Ann Hynes, 86, of Jasper,

Ruth Ann Hynes, 86, Jasper

Ruth Ann Hynes, 86, of Jasper, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Campus in Jasper. Ruth was born on August 7, 1930, in Jasper to Felix and Frances (Bohro) Kunkel. She married Thomas Hynes on August 28, 1954, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper. […]

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Durlauf named as new Community Corrections director

The Dubois County Community Corrections Advisory Board named interim director Megan Durlauf as the facility’s new director. Durlauf became the interim director in February after then-director William Wells resigned. Wells had served as director for nearly two years before putting in his resignation. Durlauf started in corrections as a part-time officer in 2010 while she was still […]

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Wilma L. Neukam, 92, of Jasper

Wilma L. Neukam, 92, Jasper

Wilma L. Neukam, 92, of Jasper, passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Brookside Village in Jasper, Indiana. Wilma was born in Harbison Township, Indiana, on July 3, 1924 to Leslie and Mattie (Meyer) Freyberger. She married Willis John Neukam on October 8, 1955 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville, […]

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Blessinger joins Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company

Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company welcomed Chad Blessinger as a new mortgage and consumer lender. Blessinger is an accomplished leader with a strong portfolio of success in business and local government, according to the company. Blessinger spent the past eight years as the Dubois County Treasurer and is currently the president of the Dubois […]

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Walter William “Bill” Stutz, 89, of Evansville

Walter William “Bill” Stutz, 89, of Evansville

Walter William “Bill” Stutz, 89, of Evansville, passed away on March 13, 2017 at River Pointe Health Campus in Evansville surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born on November 1, 1927, the son of Walter Carl and Louise (Kern) Stutz in Terre Haute. He worked in the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation for 36 […]

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A spec home in the new Hunters Crossing development is open by appointment through Jagoe Homes.

New housing options progressing in Dubois County

The local economic development group Dubois Strong recently released updates on housing development in Dubois County. Affordable housing was identified as a sticking point in attracting new employees to the area through a study began in 2014. From that study, Dubois Strong determined housing was a critical area of focus for their strategic plan is […]

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