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  • 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.
  • Schools offset wild winter 15 minutes a day

    Dave Weatherwax
    April 23, 2014
    The bell signaling the end of the school day rang through the halls of Chrisney Elementary School on Tuesday, but no excited kids burst from their classrooms.
  • Dubois County mayors earn certificates

    Justin Rumbach
    April 23, 2014
    Dubois County’s two mayors earned leadership certificates at the March Mayors Institute.
  • Column: Like aging actor, Astra waits for a call

    John Rumbach
    April 23, 2014
    The first movie that I took my son, Austin, to was at the Astra.
  • Letter: Why we hold primary elections

    John Rumbach
    April 23, 2014
    Many people have misconceptions about primary elections since only Republicans and Democrats hold them in Indiana.
  • Letter: Confirmation class reaffirms abortion belief

    John Rumbach
    April 23, 2014
    As young Catholics about to receive the sacrament of Confirmation at Holy Family Parish, we stand firm in our belief that abortion is murder.
  • Coroner: Cigarette not cause of fatal fire

    Justin Rumbach
    April 22, 2014
    The fire that killed a Santa Claus resident and sent his wife to the hospital Friday is no longer believed to have been started by a dropped cigarette.
  • Power plant biomass lease to be terminated

    Jason Recker
    April 22, 2014
    It looks as if the Jasper Clean Energy Center lease is on its way to being terminated. Atlanta-based Twisted Oak Corp. has given notice that it will terminate the lease with the city for the center, which would have been a biomass plant that burned natural gas and miscanthus grass. The termination will go into effect June 20.
  • Council vows to help corrections center

    Dave Weatherwax
    April 22, 2014
    The Dubois County Council assured the community corrections director that if the cash-strapped program slips back into the red, the county will cover the shortfall.
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