Author Archive | Matthew Crane

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Crossroads Behavioral Health to open at St. Joseph’s Hospital property

Work is set to begin on a $10 million behavioral health facility that will be located in the remaining empty portion of the former-St. Joseph’s Hospital building in Huntingburg. The property’s owner, hematologist and oncologist Dr. Ijaz Mahmood, plans on hosting a groundbreaking ceremony the second week of May for the facility, Crossroads Behavioral Health. He […]

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Jason McCoy: A foundation of trial and error

Jason McCoy places a block at the northwest corner of the east tower for the hotel being built at the River Centre. “Watch these guys,” he explains motioning around with the trowel in his hand, “I just put that block there and they love to catch me making a mistake.” It looks like any other […]

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Primary Election absentee and early voting information

Early voting for the May 8 Primary Election begins on April 10 in Dubois County. Voters will have the option to vote early in the 2018 Primary at the Dubois County Annex building across from the courthouse beginning Tuesday, April 10. This is a different location than in previous years. The county election board decided […]

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Coroner Bob Veatch walked to the scene from his vehicle after arriving at the crash.

Coroner: The career picks the person

Those moments when Coroner Bob Veatch has to switch gears from saving someone’s life to investigating how they died are tough. Like when he responded to an unresponsive infant in Huntingburg. They attempted to resuscitate the baby but once they arrived at the hospital, he had to begin the death investigation. That was really tough. […]

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Council, commissioners approve county employee classifications and new wage ranges

The Dubois County Council joined the county commissioners in approving the creation of job classifications and wage ranges for more than 120 positions in the county government and services. The approval culminates more than four years of work by a core committee of elected officials examining and establishing wages that are considered fair and equitable […]

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Dr. Erin Marchand addressed the council and those in attendance regarding her concerns with the proposed coal hydrogenation plant.

Divide begins over Dale coal hydrogenation proposal

The small Dale Town Hall was standing room only Tuesday evening as more than 75 people filled it in response to news of a potential coal-hydrogenation facility north of the town. Members of a recently organized group of concerned citizens asked the council to do more research into the company, Riverview Energy Corp, and the potential […]

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New detectives appointed at Jasper Police Department

Jasper’s Board of Public Works and Safety approved the recommendation to promote two police officers to detective positions in the department. Officers Martin Loya and Greg Brescher were offered the positions to work with the Lt. Detective Jeremy Lee. The two will take on their new responsibilities Monday, March 19. Brescher was a dispatcher from […]

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Justice Committee members toured the jail with DOC Jail Inspector Kenny Whipker.

Jail tour gives committee picture of problems

The committee tasked with examining the county’s criminal justice system met with an Indiana Department of Corrections jail inspector Tuesday afternoon. The committee was formed after a three-day study completed by the National Institute of Corrections noted many issues in the local justice system. That preliminary study noted that the county needed to address issues […]

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Iconic 82-year-old sign returns to Astra Theatre

Custom Sign and Engineering reinstalled the Astra’s iconic sign Monday. The Newburgh company painstakingly refurbished the sign modernizing the electric components, replacing and reinforcing its steel interior structure and replacing rusted panels. To ensure the sign retained its original appearance, the crew traced the letters that had originally been hand-painted on the sign before repairing […]

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