Tax statement explanation from the treasurer’s office

The Dubois County Treasurer’s Office released an explanation for the recent tax statements residents have received.There have been some questions regarding the new format of the tax statements.  Here is a brief explanation. The “A” portion is for your spring installment and the treasurer’s office will keep this for their records. The “C” portion is […]

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Five out of seven new owlets not bad for barn owls

The barn owl pair being filmed on the southern Indiana nest cam has laid seven eggs, with five hatching. It is unknown whether the remaining eggs will hatch. Having a few infertile eggs in a clutch is common. The barn owl webcam is at It can accommodate 20 viewers at a time. The first […]

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Meth, handgun seized during Jasper traffic stop

An Eckerty man is facing a Level 5 felony count of possession of methamphetamine after he was stopped for a traffic violation Monday afternoon. At about 3:20 p.m., a deputy stopped a 1997 GMC Suburban driven by Chad E. Frye, 39, on U.S. 231 near Division Road in Jasper for failing to signal and having […]

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Ferdinand man airlifted after crashing into home

A sleepy driver ran into the side of a residence in Ferdinand early Tuesday morning. According to police, Shaun Gentry, 36, of Ferdinand, was driving a 1994 GMC Sonoma at about 12:11 a.m. on Main Street when it went off the roadway at the 18th Street intersection. The truck struck the Ferdinand Community Center sign, […]

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$15 million invested into Spencer County tourism

Tourism businesses in Spencer County are gearing up for the peak summer season with additions and enhancements totaling more than $15 million. “Seeing Spencer County businesses continue to enhance their properties, and with new tourism businesses launching this year, we are excited and ready to welcome visitors from all over,” says Melissa Brockman, executive director […]

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Pictured with Mr. Watt in the front row from TRI-CAP: Courtney Perkins, Nikki Brockman Lasher, and Deb Capps. Back row: Joyce Fleck, TRI-CAP Executive Director; Mike Hagerdon from Dubois County Community Meals and the Community Food Bank; Neil Elkins, TRI-CAP Housing Services Director and Habitat for Humanity Board Member; and Paula Rasche, Crisis Connection Executive Director.

Harry Homeless Hippie donates to 9 organizations

Tim Watt (Harrie the Homeless Hippie) made donations to several area nonprofits as part of his mission to spread awareness about the homeless and hungry across the State of Indiana. Harry Homeless Hippie passes through Dubois County on 92-county, 100-city mission While Tim travels across the state, he takes portions of donations he receives and […]

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13th Annual Armed Forces Day 5k Run/Walk

The Southern Indiana Leathernecks Marine Corps League detachment is hosting the 13th Annual Armed Forces Day 5k Run/Walk at the Jasper Youth Sports Complex on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The 5K helps fund the detachments activities like sending phone cards and care packages to deployed Marines, providing funding for scholarships, sponsoring veterans for Honor Flight […]

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Jasper JC Penney closure moved to later date

Jasper’s JC Penney store won’t close as quickly as originally reported. A company spokesperson said the company has “seen better than expected sales and traffic, which is common when store closures are announced.” “Traffic typically increases in closing store locations for a variety of reasons, including curiosity, nostalgia and the lure of lower prices,” the […]

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Medication collection day set

Medication collection day set

The sponsors of the Dubois County Medication Collection Day want you to spring into action and dispose of your old medications properly. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 29 to dispose of expired, unwanted and unused medications at three locations throughout the county. Collection sites on April 29 are as follows: Celestine Fire Station, 6964 […]

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If you care about wild animals, let them be

Every spring, kind-hearted Hoosiers “rescue” a seemingly abandoned baby wild animal and try to care for it. Don’t do it. This time of year, thousands of animals are born in the wild. With the spread of suburban areas into their natural habitats, young animals are increasingly born near humans, who might sometimes discover them without […]

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Purdue Extension Does…Eat Right!

The Dubois County Purdue Extension has started a series of weekly columns featuring timely, science-based information on current local topics related to community, family, health, residential, and youth concerns. This is the first of those columns. How many times have you said to yourself or even out loud to family or friends: I know I […]

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Angel shot may prevent sexual violence

One risk factor of sexual assault is the use of alcohol. As part of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Crisis Connection has collaborated with local bars on an innovative, proactive approach to ending sexual assault. They are working with local bars to install signs in restrooms giving customers instructions on how to discreetly ask […]

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