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Tooley named president of community foundation board

Andrea Tooley has been appointed president of the Dubois County Community Foundation board of directors. Tooley will succeed outgoing president, Jen Verkamp. Andrea received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in secondary education. She is the owner of Firefly Boutique located on Fourth Street in Huntingburg. Andrea is the former executive director of A Kid’s […]

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Sister Cities Partnership announces new logo

The Sister Cities Partnership between Jasper and Pfaffenweiler updated their mutual logo. The new logo was unveiled during a special ceremony at the Jasper Parklands Pavillion Monday. Dr. Ross Halvorsen, who teaches German in the Jasper School Corporation and at VUJ, led the efforts to update the logo to better reflect the two cities since […]

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Food Inspection reports Dec. 5 through Dec. 27

The following inspection reports are from inspections conducted from December 5, 2019, through December 27, 2019. Inspection results from the Dubois County Health Department are published publicly after the restaurants and food stores have had 10 days to respond. Violations are corrected on the day of the inspection unless otherwise noted. If you have questions […]

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Opinion: Growing regional inequality is the challenge of our age

From shortly after the Civil War until perhaps three decades ago, the United States passed through a remarkable period of economic convergence. During this time, counties became more similar to other counties and states became more alike other states, at least in terms of GDP, per capita income and other measures of economic performance. The […]

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Boehm finishes duties as Jasper Clerk/Treasurer

Jasper Clerk/Treasurer Juanita Boehm swore in the elected officials Monday. Juanita Boehm’s voice caught one time as she recognized her staff standing in the back of the Jasper Council Chambers Monday. Looking to the back of the room where they stood, she told the crowd that with working alongside these individuals for so many years, […]

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Crash totals van, closes SR56

A driver escaped with minor injuries after losing control of her van on State Road 56 near Sendelweck Curve Monday. Nona May Noble, 68, of French Lick, was westbound on State Road 56 near County Road 175E when the crash occurred. Noble told deputies she felt like the Honda Odyssey she was driving lost traction […]

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Flu causes visit restrictions among area hospitals

In response to the increase in influenza cases nationwide and in the Tri-State area, the hospital members of the Community Patient Safety Coalition are implementing unified hospital visitation restrictions effective Tuesday, December 31, 2019. The restrictions include: No visitors with influenza-like symptoms in the hospitals. Symptoms include cough, sore throat, fever, chills, aches, runny or […]

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Jasper Engines giving circle grants $12k to local groups

Jasper Endows Today & Tomorrow (JETT) presented ten 2019 grants totaling $12,450.00 in December to local and national non-profit organizations.  These organizations included:  Mentors for Youth ($5,000)Anderson Woods ($3,000)Grace House ($1,000)ALASI ($640)Mentors for Youth ($510)Dubois County Leadership Academy ($500)Boy Scout Troop 130 ($500)Tri-County YMCA ($500)Lincoln Hills Methodist Food Bank ($500)Crisis Connection ($300) “The additional grants […]

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Crossroads Behavioral Health closed; no word on future status

Crossroads Behavioral Health in Huntingburg closed a short time after opening in May of this year. The behavioral health unit specializing in geriatric psychiatric care that opened in the former St. Joseph’s Hospital remains closed and information regarding the closure has not been released nor have plans for the facility’s future been revealed. The behavioral […]

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Oath of Office in Jasper

Jasper’s elected officials from the 2019 municipal election took their oaths of office during a special ceremony Monday. It also marked the last time Clerk/Treasurer Juanita Boehm would issue the oath for an incoming group of officials.

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