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Jasper O’Tannenbaum Days 2015

  Santa Claus Will Be In Downtown Jasper: Friday – Nov. 27: Santa will be at the Downtown Fire Station from noon until 1 p.m. and then will board the Firetruck. Along with Santa’s elves & members of the high school band, they will parade to Santa’s Special House on the west side of the square where *a […]

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Proposed tax increment finance district encompasses majority of Jasper industry

Tuesday, the Jasper Redevelopment Commission passed a resolution to begin the process of creating the city’s first tax-increment finance district. Jasper could be the second city in the county to create and use the TIF districts as soon as early next year. The districts, created by resolution, allow the increased property taxes created by the […]

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Jasper Common Council meeting: Pay raises approved (updated)

The Jasper Common Council approved pay raises for themselves and city employees at the council meeting last night. The salary and full-time utility department and civil city employees will receive a two percent cost of living raise. The mayor and clerk will also receive a two percent raise. Part-time employees will receive a 15 cents […]

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Eckerle receives 2014 Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award

Jasper Street Commissioner Raymie Eckerle received the 2014 Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT). Eckerle received the award on Wednesday, Sept. 10 during the Presidents’ Reception at the 2014 IACT Annual Conference & Exhibition in Fort Wayne. The Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award is presented […]

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Jasper only city on short list with special safety award

The City of Jasper was recognized for safety during a special ceremony yesterday. In 2003, the city became the only municipality in the state to earn the Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP) designation. It has maintained it for the 11 years since. Today, it is still the only municipality among the 39 […]

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Otwell man arrested for voyeurism

Jasper police arrested Michael D. Webb, 34, of E. State Road 56, Thursday after a resident reported a man was attempting to look in her bedroom window. The victim contacted police at 6:38 a.m. to report a man, later identified as Webb, was attempting to look in her bedroom window at her residence located on […]

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Committee makes recommendations for future of Jasper schools

A committee of parents and faculty presented the Jasper School Board with several options to address the immediate concerns with overcrowding at the three elementary schools. Formed last spring, the committee has met three times over the course of four months. Jasper Middle School principal David Hubster was asked by School Superintendent Dr. Tracy Lorey to […]

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Jasper city and school corporation to share police officer

Jim O’neal, WITZ AM/FM News Director contributed to this story Monday night, the Jasper School Board approved hiring Jasper police officer Jason Knies as a part-time resource officer. The City of Jasper and the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation have been discussing sharing the budget for an officer. To accommodate both entities, the two are […]

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Seitz announces his intent to run for re-election

Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz announced his intent to run for a second term in the 2015 Indiana municipal elections. First elected in November of 2011, Seitz said the underlying reason for seeking another term is simple. “Unfinished business. I understand the natural flow of government is at a very tempered pace especially anything involving major […]

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Updated Jasper Downtown street lamps safer, more efficient

Electric utility distribution manager, Jerry Schitter, announced on Wednesday that updates to the city street lamps around the Downtown Square will allow for a reduction in energy usage of 50 percent. The decorative lamps around the Square have weathered since their installment in the early 1990s. According to Schitter, while the electric department is conducting maintenance, it will […]

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City swears in newest officer

Jasper — The City of Jasper swore in its newest police officer Monday morning. For Martin Loya Jr. it was a gratifying moment when his daughter Jaslyn pinned the badge on during the ceremony. “She is very proud to say her daddy is a police officer,” he explained. Loya was joined by his wife Amanda and […]

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City and School Corporation at odds over 10 acre Parklands sale

Nancy Habig’s dissatisfaction at the city’s offer to sell the school corporation 10 acres of The Parklands was insinuated as much as it was outright stated during a special meeting held at the Jasper City Hall last night. Habig, president of the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Board, spoke to the Jasper Redevelopment Commission and Jasper Common Council […]

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Handgun fired in Jasper Walmart

Jasper — A man accidentally discharged a .40 caliber handgun he was carrying in his pocket at the Jasper Walmart Supercenter Sunday morning. Police were dispatched to the store at 10:28 a.m. for the report of a gunshot in the store. When police arrived they determined that a handgun was accidentally discharged in the front portion of […]

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Police Blotter: Wednesday June 4, 2014

Intentional fire being investigated Dubois — The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an intentional fire set in a home in Dubois yesterday evening. According to authorities, members of the Dubois Volunteer Fire Department responded to 5424 East Sycamore Street for the report of smoke come from the home at about 4:50 p.m. When fire […]

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