Jasper Utility Service Board explains the lease; Breedlove looking for Dioxin answer; Kreilein debunks data

Monday’s Utility Service Board meeting released information concerning the lease negotiations between the City of Jasper and Twisted Oak Corp. The announcement: It was standing room only as the meeting began with an announcement from Chairman Wayne Schuetter. “During Friday we were involved in negotiations from 8 in the morning to 5 in the evening…

Natural gas rate hike coming in October’s statement for Jasper residents

The Jasper Utility Service Board announced a rate hike would go into effect on October’s billing statement. The last hike was in 1995 and a gas rate study was conducted in 2003. At that time the study recommended a 1.5% increase but the Utility Service Board declined to increase rates. As the economy has become…

Election Board sends Library bond question on to Department of Local Government Finance for wording approval

The County Election Board conducted their monthly meeting today. Among the items on the agenda was the question of the ballot wording  for the library bond that voters in Bainbridge and Madison Townships will vote on in November. The wording on the ballot has to go through several stages to be approved and may require…

I will move my practice if this agreement is approved by my city government

Our Utility recently published in its own newsletter: “If negotiations between TOC and the city go through, it is expected that the plant will become operational in December 2013.” and “We’ve found research that the emissions particulates will stay in the boiler.” (Bud Hauersperger, no research reference noted). Yet Catasein stated in April (http://washtimesherald.com/statenews/x1540196696/Southern-Indiana-city-faces-opposition-to-biomass-plant/print) particulate…

Rep. Messmer reports on legislative action at FreedomMakers meeting

The FreedomMakers of Dubois County met on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. EDT at Jasper Engines and Transmissions in the East Break Room. Over a dozen people were present to hear from State Representatives Mark Messmer (District 63) and Sue Ellspermann (District 74). The focus of the meeting was to allow…

Memorial Day

From the Veteran’s Affairs website. Memorial Day is for those who have fallen. Thank you for giving us those freedoms, for defending those freedoms, and for recognizing that we are not the only ones “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Thank you…

Volunteer efforts and donated manpower going a long way in getting Huntingburg cleaned up

City workers manned phones all night, the Red Cross opened a shelter and food line, and volunteers reported to help; all came together to put Huntingburg’s south side back together. “We should have power back up today.” Mayor Marvin Belcher said. “The city’s (Huntingburg) workers are going above and beyond to get this area back…