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  • Downtowns have perks, need for betterment

    Dave Weatherwax
    April 24, 2014
    he downtowns in Jasper, Huntingburg and Ferdinand have their attributes. But to thrive, there are areas in need of improvement, said a professor who’s studied the attributes of downtowns throughout the country.
  • Hog wrestling slips away from fair schedule

    Dave Weatherwax
    April 24, 2014
    It used to be one of the Dubois County 4-H Fair’s most successful events, an annual mud-caked spectacle that always drew a large crowd to the grandstand. But in recent years, interest in the hog wrestling contest has waned.
  • Meeting: Jasper Council

    Justin Rumbach
    April 24, 2014
    Meeting notes from Jasper Common Council.
  • Fast-rising governor a Key commander

    Dave Weatherwax
    April 24, 2014
    Madeleine Robling is only a high school junior, but she’s already a governor. The Jasper High School student won an election at a Key Club district convention in Indianapolis a few weeks ago, making her the first in school history to take on the top leadership role for the organization.
  • Ferdinand bridge project nearing

    Justin Rumbach
    April 24, 2014
    The Indiana Department of Transportation’s months-long bridge project just north of Ferdinand could begin as early as Friday.
  • Impaired teen crashes into Huntingburg home

    Justin Rumbach
    April 24, 2014
    Police say an impaired teen crashed the Jeep Wrangler he was driving into a man’s house at 11th and Chestnut streets Wednesday evening.
  • Stendal man arrested for invasion of privacy

    Justin Rumbach
    April 24, 2014
    The Huntingburg Police Department arrested Michael P. Weitkamp, 43, of 10402 E. Pike County Road 1075S, Stendal, on Wednesday and charged him with a misdemeanor count of invasion of privacy.
  • Merkley, Sander receive meat show awards

    Justin Rumbach
    April 24, 2014
    Brad and Dave Merkley of Merkley & Sons in Jasper and Kent and Chris Sander of Sander Processing in Celestine attended the annual convention of the Indiana Meat Packers & Processors Association on March 21 and 22 in West Lafayette.
  • Women arrested for stealing $1,172 in clothing

    Justin Rumbach
    April 23, 2014
    Jasper police apprehended two women Tuesday afternoon at Walmart for the theft of $1,172 worth of clothes and shoes.
  • Quiet Vine Street rising back to life

    Dave Weatherwax
    April 23, 2014
    The Vine Street industrial area, mostly vacant after once pumping life into Jasper’s manufacturing foundation, is slowly coming back to life.
  • Custom rifle headed to NRA national convention

    Dave Weatherwax
    April 23, 2014
    After decades of practice and more than 30 years of completing orders of intricate long rifles for customers across the country, Marvin Kemper has been invited to present one of his guns at this weekend’s National Rifle Association Convention in Indianapolis.
  • Woman’s body recovered at Martin County bridge

    Justin Rumbach
    April 23, 2014
    The body of a Shoals woman reported missing early this month was found Sunday in the East Fork of the White River, near the Houghton Bridge between Loogootee and Shoals.
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