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…

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…

Why is the water going down

According to Stan Akin, the Park Manager at Patoka Lake, the lake level is coming down as over 39,375 gallons per second continues to flow through the control gates and the emergency spillway. At this time the gates are allowing 24,375 gallons per second through and approximately15,000 gallons per second is running through the spillway….