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New Haunted Huntingburg Blues Festival poster art competition announced

Destination Huntingburg in collaboration with the Friends of the Arts is calling all artists to compete in Haunted Huntingburg Blues Festival Poster Art Competition and possibly win some big cash awards. This year, the Haunted Huntingburg Blues Festival is returning bigger than ever as the first music festival for Huntingburg’s new Market Street Park. The […]

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Amos Braun and fallen military members honored during annual Memorial Day observance this Saturday

The annual observance of Memorial Day by the Dubois County Veterans Council will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. on the west side of the Dubois County Courthouse in Jasper at the Veteran’s Memorial and Fountain. All veterans organizations in Dubois County will be represented and all Dubois County veterans who have […]

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Pair fined $633 for illegally dumped trash

The Dubois County Commissioners fined Sean Lemond and Jill Clark $633.47 for dumping 23 bags of trash on three county roads. The commissioners determined a $100 fine for each incident was appropriate. They added $333.47 to cover the cost of the resources used in the investigation and subsequent clean up. That amount included the time spent […]

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Huntingburg welcomes Indianapolis Colts this week

Colts fever has hit the City of Huntingburg. The city is busy getting ready to welcome Colts players T.Y. Hilton and Malik Hooker, along with the Colts Cheerleaders and team mascot Blue to the 2018 Colts Fan Fest this Wednesday, May 23. Huntingburg was chosen as a Colts Fan Fest site earlier this year. “This is […]

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School officials, students break ground on new Jasper Elementary School

A new combined elementary school is Jasper is closer to reality. School officials and students took part in the groundbreaking Monday morning officially kicking off construction of the new multi-million dollar project. “Education is a focal point in all communities. It’s a priority for us,” said superintendent Dr. Tracy Lorey. “I think the individuals who are […]

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IU project to benefit Jasper Comprehensive Plan

The Indiana University School of Public & Environment Affairs (SPEA) has teamed with the City of Jasper for a summer graduate Capstone project that will provide input affecting the city’s update of its comprehensive plan. SPEA Capstone courses are intended to address topics that integrate public policy, management, and science/technology in an interdisciplinary framework. The […]

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New conservationist joins Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District

The Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District announced Arthur Franke had joined the organization as the new detailed district conservationist. Franke is a LaGrange County native and a Purdue graduate. He grew up on his family’s seven-acre apple orchard. While at Purdue he studied agronomy, crop and soil science, natural resources, forestry, and environmental […]

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Commentary: School Referenda and Local Government

In a recent column, I explained the willingness of taxpayers to spend more on local improvements and provided examples of my experience in Ohio. That argument was put to the test last week as Indiana communities considered a dozen school referenda. The sample of places couldn’t really have been a more diverse cross-section of Indiana. […]

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Holiday World’s ‘JDRF One Walk’ fundraising tops $4 million

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari hosted the park’s 13th annual “JDRF One Walk” Sunday, raising more than $320,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Holiday World donated tickets to JDRF for today’s event; those tickets were awarded to individuals, families, and teams who raised donations for the Walk. Holiday World has helped raise $4.1 million for […]

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Driver identified in train vs. truck crash

Indiana State Police have released the identity of the driver and more details regarding the train collision that occurred in Huntingburg Thursday. According to authorities, James J. Kluesner, 72, of Dubois, was northbound on County Road 400 West in a dump truck at about 12:30 p.m. when he drove across the railroad tracks near the entrance […]

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Warmer, wetter weather will alter Indiana’s forests, urban greenspaces according to climate study

Indiana’s forests and urban green infrastructure could look dramatically different over the next century due to warmer temperatures and changed precipitation patterns brought on by climate change, according to the latest two reports by the Purdue University-based Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment. The reports — Indiana’s Future Forests and Maintaining Indiana’s Green Spaces — were released during a […]

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Dump truck, train collision results in injured driver

A train collided with a Cave Quarry dump truck on County Road 400W Thursday afternoon. Indiana State Police are investigating the incident that resulted in the male driver of the dump truck being injured. He was taken to Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville by helicopter. Police did not have information […]

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Jasper boil order lifted

The Jasper Water Department has lifted the boil order on the southeast side of the city for residential and business customers along the following streets: A B C E Hillbrook Raymond Highland St. James Hill Road Energy Drive 3rd Avenue from Liberty Street to South Meridian Road Redemption Christian Church Dubois REC offices The water […]

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