Author Archive | Matthew Crane

William "Tex" Wells.

Community corrections director resigns over lack of support for drug and alcohol addicts

Several past participants in Dubois County’s Substance Abuse Services filled the few seats in the meeting room at Community Corrections. They were there to show support for William “Tex” Wells, the Dubois County Community Corrections director and former director of the Dubois County Substance Abuse Services office. Wells announced his resignation from Community Corrections last […]

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Irma (right) and Admissions Corridinator Mary Denu embrace at the retirement community. Hugs are common at Northwood.

A shepherd for her patients

Irma Borman goes about her day caring for residents at the Northwood Good Samaritan Retirement Community despite the pain. It’s nothing new. Scoliosis has always been a part of her life. When she’s not thinking about it, sometimes the curve causes her left shoulder to droop. When she gets a little too sore, she stops […]

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Jackie Shelton of Madison held a sign asking for an investigation into President Trump's connections to Russia and Russian businesses.

Emotions show with senator’s visit and courthouse rally

While ticket holders received their report from Senator Todd Young up the hill at KlubHaus 61, more than 75 people from across the state gathered in front of the Veteran’s Memorial at the Dubois County Courthouse Saturday. Organized by Alexandra Morphet, who shares the senator’s hometown of Bloomington, the group had petitioned Young to hold […]

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Celestine teen dies in single-vehicle crash

A Celestine teen was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Dubois early Sunday morning. Police were called to the crash on Purdue Farm Road near County Road 475N — near Patoka Lake — at 3:13 a.m. Officers and first responders arrived on scene and found a male driver deceased. The Northeast Dubois family mourns the […]

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Stolen vehicle recovered, Jasper woman arrested

Jasper police recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested a Jasper woman Friday. According to authorities, they received a report of a red Chevrolet Lumina that had been stolen from a residence on Jasper’s northside on Feb. 15. Friday, officers located a similar car parked in the front lot of the Super 8 Motel, 75 Indiana […]

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Fueled Strength Meals: Delicious food and scientific nutrition delivered fresh

Tim Flick quick steps between the four stations as he cooks in the new commercial kitchen for his business, Fueled Strength Meals. It’s a square dance between stirring steaming pots, flipping hot pans, slicing fresh mushrooms and grabbing spices from a converted Husky tool chest that also holds all of Flick’s accumulated culinary tools in […]

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Huntingburg Council: Mortgage assistance program could help older home market

Huntingburg is the first city in the state to offer a new mortgage assistance program facilitated through Freddie Mac, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. Designed for homes $100,000 and less in value, the new program helps borrowers with their down payments and other closing costs associated with purchasing a home. In effect, the program […]

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Tax Jacob, 3, of Ferdinand, peaked over cases of cookies his babysitter Tara Vaught picked up at OFS Brands Plant 8 Tuesday.

The cookies are here

Thin Mints are still the reigning favorite but the newest Girl Scout Cookie, S’mores, could knock it off the top spot. “It’s my new favorite,” Erica Rummel said as she loaded boxes of cookies into an SUV at OFS Brands Plant 8 Tuesday. “They are amazing. Thanks-a-lots used to be my favorite but S’mores is […]

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Steve Pierrard was ecstatic after he received his crown during Night to Shine Friday evening. "I rode in a limo tonight," he said smiling. "I cried." Night to Shine is a prom for people with special needs sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. This is the second time the event has been hosted at Redemption Christian Church.

Shining night

More than 160 people with special needs attended a prom held at Redemption Christian Church in Jasper as part of Night to Shine, a prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

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River Centre work begins, marks new era

River Centre work begins, marks new era

With a few swipes of the excavator’s claw, a few city officials ceremoniously began the transformation of the abandoned Jasper Cabinet factory into a capstone project for the City of Jasper. Mayor Terry Seitz, Jasper Director of Community Development/Planning Darla Blazey, Councilwoman Nancy Eckerle, Councilman and Jasper Redevelopment Commission President John Bell and Economic Development Commission […]

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New riverfront district could be created to help River Centre development

New riverfront district could be created to help River Centre development

The Jasper Redevelopment Commission heard they or the mayor’s office could oversee a riverfront district in the future. The information was provided by the city attorney at the commission’s regular meeting Tuesday morning. A Riverfront District is an economic development tool provided by the state to allow a city to issue special liquor licenses outside […]

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Republican Party to reorganize in March 2017

The Indiana Republican Party is set to reorganize in March of 2017, a process that occurs every four years. Indiana’s 92 county party committees, nine district committees and State committee will elect officers who will serve until March 2021. The timetable for the reorganization is: County party committees – March 4, 2017; District party committees – March […]

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