For The Record: 11/27


JASPER — The Jasper Police Department arrested 36-year-old Patrick W. Pauw, of 4039 Meadow Lark Lane, at 12:23 p.m. Tuesday and charged him with drunken driving (blood alcohol content .14 percent).

He was arrested after an officer who was alerted that a motorist might be impaired made contact with Pauw, who was driving a Chevrolet convertible passenger car, at 30th Street Park.

Authorities booked Pauw into the Dubois County Security Center at 1:50 p.m. He posted bond late Tuesday night.

Fire calls

HOLLAND — Units of the Holland Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm activation Tuesday evening at Holland Elementary School, 408 N. Meridian St.

There was no fire, according to Assistant Chief John Hemmer. After a thorough walk-through of the building, firefighters determined an alarm handled had been pulled accidentally. The department reset the alarm system.

Two trucks and eight firefighters were on the scene 30 minutes.


FERDINAND — An alarm that sounded during the school day Tuesday prompted an evacuation at Ferdinand Elementary School, 402 E. Eighth St.

The evacuation was orderly and, since it was cold, children were taken inside the nearby St. Ferdinand Catholic Church until the all-clear was given, Fire Chief Dan Lindauer said.

There was no fire. Instead, Lindauer said, firefighters located a malfunctioning hallway detector. It was taken down, cleaned with compressed air and put back in service.

Three trucks and eight firefighters were on the scene 40 minutes.

The Ferdinand Police Department assisted.


JASPER — A motorist was able to drive from the scene of a Thursday morning collision with a deer just south of Jasper.

John R. Huether, 62, of 4926 W. State Road 56, was eastbound on State Road 162 in a 1999 Toyota Avalon when the 7:20 a.m. accident occurred 1,500 feet east of U.S. 231, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy said Huether’s Toyota sustained between $1,000 and $2,500 in damage when it had a head-on collision with a deer that ran onto the roadway.


JASPER — Only one of the vehicles in a car-versus-SUV mishap this morning at 15th and Vine streets was occupied.

Nicholas Burke, 16, of 1290 N. Hayland Drive, was eastbound on 15th Street in a 2001 Ford Escort at the time of the 8:31 p.m. accident, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said Burke drove too close to the south edge of 15th Street and his car sideswiped a parked, unoccupied 2006 Jeep Liberty owned by Breanna Martin, of 503 E. 15th St.

Damage was estimated at $1,000 to each of the vehicles.

No citations were issued.

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