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Santa Claus, Ind. included in POPSUGAR’s National Holiday Travel List, a popular entertainment and lifestyle website, has named Santa Claus, Indiana, one of 15 cities for Christmas lovers to add to their holiday travel list. Other cities on the list include New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Branson, New Orleans, and Las Vegas. The town of Santa Claus will host their annual three-weekend Christmas Celebration the […]

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Zach Blackburn with the company's drone.

Huntingburg Airport offers prep course for commercial drone operation

For aspiring drone entrepreneurs, the Huntingburg Airport accelerated ground school classes in December will provide the preparation needed to pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s required test for commercial drone operation. The airport has offered the ground school in the past but recently, Airport Manager Travis McQueen determined the class which prepares students to take the […]

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Crash near Boggs Lake kills two men (updated)

Update: Police have released the identity of the passenger killed in the crash. John Brett, 35, of Shoals was the passenger in the 2008 Dodge Avenger that was struck on U.S. 231 near County Road 700 North. Brett was transported from the scene to Memorial Hospital in Jasper and later transferred to St. Vincent Hospital […]

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Street department photo provided by City of Huntingburg.

Huntingburg purchases former Fox Metals property for new street department location

The flood earlier this year did considerable damage to the Huntingburg Street Department. Fortunately, the city already had plans to move the department as part of the Stellar Communities program; the flood just exacerbated an already obvious problem of the department office and equipment sitting in a flood zone. Tuesday night, the Huntingburg Common Council […]

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Jasper promotes K9 officer to sergeant

Jasper K9 Officer Adam Bower was promoted to sergeant by the Jasper Board of Public Works at Tuesday’s meeting. Bower will fill the position vacated by Aaron Persohn who was recently promoted to assistant chief of the department. The shuffle comes as the department continues to recover from the loss of Chief Michael Bennett. Mayor […]

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Jasper Police Department expansion needed now in anticipation of city growth

As efforts are made to increase the area’s population, an already stretched Jasper Police Department is seeking ways to add officers to respond to the increasing number of calls for service. The drive for increasing housing options in the area was deemed as necessary to increase the population to support Dubois County’s burgeoning corporations and […]

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Stolen vehicle found; keys in vehicles an issue

A vehicle reported stolen Monday morning has been located in a neighboring county. It was abandoned and police have no suspects in the case. Thd black 1999 GMC Jimmy SUV was stolen from the area of 7th and Anderson streets between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m This is the most recent of several vehicle thefts […]

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Jasper police seeking help finding stolen vehicle

The Jasper Police Department is asking for help in locating a vehicle stolen from the area of 7th and Anderson streets Monday morning. According to police, a black 1999 GMC Jimmy, plate number 301TJW, was stolen between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jasper Police Department at 812-482-2255. […]

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Jasper Chamber Luncheon: John Seng recognized for service, Governor outlines pillars of improvement

John Seng has no problem reciting the Boy Scout Law. A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. “It’s things you should do,” he explained. Those 12 traits are the secret to a good life. “If you live by the scout law and the scout oath, you […]

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Astra launches membership drive as renovations continue

Next Act, Inc., the nonprofit renovating the historic Astra Theatre in downtown Jasper, has launched its 2018 membership campaign. The building is currently undergoing a complete and total renovation and remodel lead by general contractor Seufert Construction and proceeds from the campaign will be used to pay for final design elements in the theater (including […]

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Jasper Police: Be on lookout for counterfeit money

The Jasper Police Department has received several complaints of counterfeit money being used as payment at several different businesses in town recently. The denominations range from $100.00 to $5.00 bills. The department is asking merchants and citizens to be cognitive of the currency they accept for payment and any currency received as change. If you […]

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Volunteer firefighter killed at crash scene

Daviess County—A volunteer firefighter was killed at the scene of a crash Friday night after being run over by another responding firefighter. At 9:55 p.m., three volunteer firefighters from Montgomery and Cannelburg fire departments responded to a crash with injury reported along Old Highway 50 (County Road 100 South), just west of County Road 800 East with Daviess […]

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Purdue Extension Does: Winter Heating

Temperatures continue to drop around Indiana, with homeowners beginning to look at their home’s heating systems. Thoughts of warm nights by the fireplace roasting marshmallows may seem great, but take care to operate all heat sources safely as well as economically in the months ahead. For existing furnace systems, take time to review basic steps […]

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