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Ferdinand, Huntingburg Chamber merger would create voice for all Southern Dubois County communities

The Huntingburg and Ferdinand chambers of commerce are exploring a merger designed to strengthen the southern half of the county. “Ferdinand and Huntingburg really are the gateways to the county, we each have close access to the interstate,” said Huntingburg Chamber Director Sarah Schroeder. “When you talk about bringing people to the area, they have […]

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Memorial Hospital nationally recognized with presidential award

Memorial Hospital and Heath Care Center is one of five organizations being recognized with a Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, a presidential award for excellence for organizations and businesses in their respective industries. The Baldrige Award is the only formal recognition of the performance excellence of both public and private U.S. organizations given by the […]

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Huntingburg man killed in I-64 crash

A Huntingburg man was killed when the car he was driving crashed into a tow truck on Interstate 64 Tuesday afternoon. According to the Warrick County Sheriff’s Department, Jonathan Alcantar-Ramirez, 21, Huntingburg, was westbound near the 38.5-mile marker just east of the Lynnville exit at 5:15 p.m. when his vehicle struck a tow-truck attempting to […]

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Study: Go big on the bird: Turkey prices at 10-year low

Consumers heading to grocery stores this Thanksgiving will find many reasons to give thanks. Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics, said estimated turkey prices will ring in at a 10-year low around $1.45 per pound. The price of Thanksgiving staples will be on par with, if not lower than, […]

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‘Loving Vincent’ film screening at The Art Factory

The Art Factory, 403 E. 4th St., is hosting a screening of ‘Loving Vincent’ at 7 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2018. This Academy Award-nominated animated biopic transforms Dutch master Vincent van Gogh’s artworks into the world’s first entirely hand-painted feature film. It weaves nearly 130 of the artist’s iconic paintings into a detective story that […]

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Jasper honored at annual Indiana Chamber meeting

Tuesday evening at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting in Indianapolis the City of Jasper was honored as the “Community of the Year”. The city was announced as the recipient at a special event earlier this year. Jasper named Indiana Chamber’s 2018 Community of the Year “To be named the Indiana Chamber of […]

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Scrooge’s Christmas returns in December

The Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association (LBDA) is, again, producing the family-friendly and holiday favorite Scrooge’s Christmas in December. The performances will be held at the Heritage Hills High School auditorium on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.; Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.; and Sunday, […]

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Artists rendering of Fourth Street Heritage Trail and streetscape project.

Huntingburg Heritage Trail streetscape project set to begin

The Huntingburg Common Council approved a bid for $3,443,239 from Milestone Contractors of Bloomington to complete the construction of the Fourth Street Heritage Trail. Milestone Contractors of Bloomington was the low bid on the project that engineers had estimated would cost about $3.74 million. As part of the Stellar Communities grant program, the city had […]

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Huntingburg council moves regular meeting times

Beginning in 2019, the Huntingburg Common Council will begin meeting at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month. The council currently meets on those days at 7 p.m. but the move to 5:30 p.m. was approved to allow interested community members a more opportune time to attend the meetings.  

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Six arrested on dealing charges

The three Dubois County narcotics officers have developed cases against several drug dealers in Dubois County; six were arrested recently. Deputy John Anderson has been acting as a narcotics officer with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department since 2012. In spring of 2018, he was joined by a narcotics detective with the Jasper Police Department as […]

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Astra to show classic ‘Christmas Vacation’ in December

Next Act, Inc., the 501(c)3 that owns and operates the Astra Theatre, will present the Christmas comedy classic Christmas Vacation on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online in advance at www.AstraTheatre. or, if available, the night of the show at the doors.  Showtime is 7 p.m. and the Astra’s doors will open at […]

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3 injured in armored truck/coal truck collision

An armored truck and a coal truck were destroyed and three people were injured when the two vehicles collided west of Ireland Monday morning. Charles R. Dunlap Jr., 24, Louisville, Kentucky, was westbound on State Road 56 in a 2017 International armored truck at about 10:10 a.m. when he lost control of the truck in […]

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Jasper selected for Indiana Community Transformation Workshop

Jasper is among seven Indiana Main Street communities chosen to participate in Community Transformation Workshops through the National Main Street Center consultants from November 2018 through February 2019. These workshops provide services to assist the Indiana Main Street organizations to define community-informed and market-driven strategies that can direct and strengthen its revitalization efforts. The seven […]

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The Vine Street Lofts housing project is an estimated $12 million project that would create 62 apartments for seniors age 55 and older in the former Jasper Wood Products building, 1316 Vine St. The project is expected to start this fall or early winter. The city has committed to contributing $410,000 in development incentives and $50,000 in off-site incentives, such as infrastructure work, like street and utility improvements.

Vine Street Lofts ribbon-cutting and grand opening this week

The Jasper Chamber will host a ribbon-cutting and grand opening at the Vine Street Lofts Thursday, November 15th at 2:00 p.m. Vine Street Lofts is a senior housing project from MVAH, a split-off company from Miller-Valentine Group, in Jasper that began about two years ago. The company gutted and renovated the former Jasper Wood Products […]

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