Comments from the Jasper City Council Meeting

“I don’t think you can ’cause you’re not on the Board.” Mayor Schmitt to an unidentified member of the audience who objected to the approval of the previous Counsel meeting’s minutes. The Council then approved the minutes. “Point of order. You think we can’t, Mayor, you think Joe can’t.” Unidentified man after approval of the…

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Indiana State Police Jasper Post holds Annual Memorial Service

Since the early days of the Indiana State Police, memorial services have been held each May at all Indiana State Police districts to perpetuate the memory of those who have died in the line of duty. The service serves as a means of paying tribute to those who died in the line of duty, that…

Jasper Power Plant Information from the City of Jasper

Citizens of Jasper and Surrounding Areas Throughout the process of deciding the future of the Jasper Power Plant the emphasis has been on obtaining information that is factual and pertinent concerning the issues that have been presented both by concerned citizens and those that have submitted proposals for the utilization of the power plant. In…

Biomass opponents call attention to big business and misuse of scientific data at Jasper Utility meeting

The Jasper Utility Service Board met last night for its regular meeting but the spotlight of the meeting was on the proposed biomass conversion of the old Jasper Power Plant. Three individuals were given time to make statements before the board. Jerry Steckler, an organic dairy farmer near St. Henry, was allowed to address the…

Holiday World hosts private event for special guests

It’s a happy day at Holiday World as a small crowd runs rampant around some of the parks smaller rides. The only customer complaint expected today will come when someone just isn’t ready to get off a ride. “These kids and caregivers appreciate every moment they have here today.” Pat Koch explained. “This is a…

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School Board takes recommendations and moves quickly to begin work

The Greater Jasper Consolidate School convened to discuss the findings of the structural engineer Phil Brumleve and Scott Steftenagel, Clerk of the Works on the most recent updates. Based on those findings and recommendations a preliminary plan would be determined by the school board. Dr. Jerrill Vandeventer opened the meeting by thanking the staff, the…

JHS Students vote to hold graduation at Huntingburg Memorial Gym

The disaster at the gymnasium last week has Jasper High School staff and the school corp scrambling to  relocate events and classes. One event in question has been the JHS Commencement scheduled for May 27. Due to the destruction of the gym, options for the commencement have been tossed around since late last week. VUJC…

High amounts of radon found in Ireland residence

The Dubois County Health Department reported that an Ireland resident found elevated amounts of radon at his residence. According to Shawn Werner of the Health Department the test indicated radon at 74 pCi/L (picocuries per liter). “An action is required when it is at 4 pCi/L.” Werner explained. The residents in the vicinity were contacted…