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Southridge students advance to career-oriented state competition

Students from Southridge will be advancing to the state competition from the Region 11 Career Development Conference. They were part of the eight high schools that recently participated in the competition as part of the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program. JAG students compete in 12 different categories either as a class or individually. Competitions […]

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Christmas village carries the season’s beauty into spring

Christmas stretches across to early spring in a Huntingburg home; belying the gray dreary days of the typical Southern Indiana winter with its own snow-covered hills, cheery lights and sounds of joy. All in miniature, a village with hundreds of people caroling, sledding, skating, and bustling about with bright packages intermingle among colorful houses, taverns […]

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Mentors for Youth announces new president, board members

Mentors for Youth has elected Kristin Braun as its board president to serve for a period of two years. Her term began on January 1, 2020.  Of her new role, Braun says, “I’m honored to take on this role as board president. We have a great team of staff and board members along with strong community support. Mentoring […]

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Sermersheim named the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Supervisor of the Year

Brenda Sermersheim was named the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Districts’ Supervisor of the Year.  She was presented with the award at the Indiana SWCD Awards Luncheon at the Indianapolis Marriot Downtown on Tuesday, January 14. There are five supervisors in each of the 92 Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Indiana and Brenda […]

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Jasper’s new resource officer vehicles revealed

Jasper Police Department unveiled two new School Resource Officer (SRO) vehicles today at the Board of Public Works & Safety meeting.  With the generous support of several great donors, the Jasper Police Department was able to receive two SRO vehicles: a 2019 Dodge Ram Truck, driven by SRO Brian Lampert and a 2020 Ford Mustang, […]

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Rain, rain, rain, road closures

Area water gauges show three to four inches of rain fell across Dubois County Friday and Saturday and this led to multiple road closures. The Dubois County Highway Department updated the road closures to include the following 20 roads. County Road 150N between 500W and 600W.County Road 875W south of County Road 150N.County Road 50N […]

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Judge Verkamp seeks second term as Circuit Court judge

Judge Nathan Verkamp has announced his intention to seek a second term as judge of the Dubois Circuit Court. Verkamp was elected to the position in 2014. Verkamp said he was humbled by the show of support in the last election. Judge Verkamp’s docket in Dubois Circuit Court consists of a wide range of case types […]

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Jasper Police seeking crash witnesses

The Jasper Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in reference to a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 3rd Avenue and Newton Street at approximately 1:40 P. M. on January 8, 2020. The crash involved a dark gray passenger car and a white passenger car. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jasper Police […]

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Library kicks off community engagement project

The Jasper-Dubois County Public Library plans on partnering with local community organizations as part of the Community Engagement Project. The project is designed to help out local community organizations through the library’s services as well as through connections it can create with community members. Throughout the year, the library will be providing programs and collecting […]

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Project Acorn: New Year, new activities

As we enter a new decade, Project ACORN announced 15 new activities for the program’s 15th season including three concerts featuring popular regional artists, beautiful hikes and history lessons in neighboring Perry and Crawford Counties, inspiration for art from area retirees, two documentary films about global warming and the mystic St. Hildegard von Bingen, a […]

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Birdseye receives $500,000 for new fire station

The Town of Birdseye will receive a $500,000 grant for the construction of a new fire station. Lieutenant Gov. Suzanne Crouch announced the town was one of 21 Indiana cities and towns receiving federal funding through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The state of Indiana distributes Community Development Block Grant funds to rural […]

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Two new officers assigned to Jasper State Police Post

Thirty-seven probationary troopers graduated from the 79th Indiana State Police Academy on December 19, 2019. Two of those probationary troopers are being assigned to the Indiana State Police Jasper Post and will begin their next phase of training. These officers have already completed over 1,000 hours of structured training in law enforcement techniques as well […]

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