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Jasper Water recognized for safety

The Jasper Municipal Water Utility has been awarded the 2018 Wendell LaDue Utility Safety Award from the American Water Works Association. “Winning this award is a great accomplishment for our utility,” Jasper Gas & Water Manager Tim Doersam said. “The dedication of our employees to work safely day in and day out, often in extreme conditions, […]

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Marquee celebration: The Next Act, the best act

The historic Astra Theatre is set to reopen this weekend with a sold-out concert after more than a year of renovations and three years of efforts by the volunteer group The Next Act. The group raised more than $2 million for the extensive project. The iconic marquee was relit in a celebration held Wednesday evening […]

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Huntingburg adopts policy to consider bike paths, sidewalks in all future street projects

What’s the most important number regarding a person’s health? Blood pressure; waist size; blood sugar; cholesterol? Nope. It’s your zip code, Ashlee Sudbury, Purdue Extension’s community wellness coordinator for Dubois County, told the Huntingburg Council at Tuesday’s meeting. Sudbury was on hand to answer questions regarding the adoption of a Complete Street policy for the […]

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Welcome to my chocolate factory; Jasper Middle School presents “Willy Wonka Jr.”

Jasper Middle School eighth-grader Alexis Kleiman portrays Willy Wonka for the school's production of "Willy Wonka Jr." Jasper Middle School Performing Arts will present the musical at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets will be available at the door for $5. <Photos by Matt Crane.> Eighth-grader Hannah Rottet portrayed the blueberry-transformed [...]
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Serenity Hopster, 7, accompanied Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz today during the Jasper Board of Public Works. Serenity will be shadowing the mayor as the honorary mayor for a day that was auctioned off in a recent silent auction at Fifth Street Elementary. After the public works meeting, Serenity accompanied Police Chief Nathan Schmitt to work on paperwork to hire a new police officer, toured the office and then headed over to Azura for breakfast with the mayor. She will hang out with Mayor Seitz until 11 so she can make it back to school for lunch. Serenity's parents are Kristi and Robert Hopster.

Little mayor

Serenity Hopster, 7, a first grader at Fifth Street Elementary was honorary mayor for the day at Jasper. The daughter of Kristi Hopster and Robert McKinney won the fun day with Mayor Terry Seitz in a recent silent auction at the school.

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Jasper pickleball courts vandalized

The Jasper Police Department is asking for help to determine the perpetrators of an act of vandalism to the pickleball courts at Gutzweiler Park that was found Sunday. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 812-482-2255 or on the anonymous tip line at 812-482-2677 (COPS).

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Deputies seeking witnesses to fender bender

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department is seeking witnesses to a crash that occurred at Bretzeville Junction last Friday. According to authorities, Stola R. Kissel, 64, of Santa Claus, was stopped in the northbound lane of State Road 162 waiting on the automatic signal. When it turned green and she proceeded forward, her 2017 Kia Forte LX was […]

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Operation Round Up grants top $320,000 with latest round

Community groups and school programs receive $12,400 through Operation Round Up grants The trustees for the Dubois REC Operation Round Up fund met last month to award $12,400 in grants to seven local organizations. Operation Round Up is just what the name implies. Dubois REC simply rounds up the electric bill of participating members to […]

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City of Huntingburg conducting “Spring Cleanup Days”

The City of Huntingburg is conducting “Spring Cleanup Days,” next Thursday, April 12 from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Friday, April 13 from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 14 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Street Department, located at 1103 E 1st Street in Huntingburg. “Spring Cleanup Days” provides city residents the opportunity to safely dispose of […]

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Police seize LSD, make arrest for dealing

Jasper officers and Dubois County deputies arrested a Jasper man after being notified of drug activity going on at a residence on the 1400 block of Jackson Street. Police arrived at the residence and made contact with the 33-year-old resident and determined he was in possession of 42 doses of LSD. He was charged with possession […]

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Muller True Value announces it is closing

The Muller family notified family members, employees and their loyal customers this week that Muller True Value Hardware will be closing its door permanently after serving the Ferdinand community for more than 45 years. Monday, April 30th will be the last day of operation for the locally owned hardware store. “It is with deepest sorrow […]

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Dubois Library program features popular astrologist

The Dubois Branch Library will host a session with Timothy Wilkerson on using practical astrology to create your own star chart on April 16th from 6 to 8 p.m. Thousands of years of observation brought forth the idea that maybe the stars were indicators of earthly concerns. There seemed to be an association between the wandering […]

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