Top news, sporting stories reviewed

JASPER —  The Jasper Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Jasper held its annual Year in Review on Jan. 24 at the Vincennes University Jasper Campus. Over 50 attendees heard the top 12 sporting events and the top 12 news event of 2018.

The top 12 stories were determined by events submitted by local members of the media. Stories for each event were read by representatives from The Herald, WBDC, WITZ, News Now Dubois County and The Ferdinand News.

The top 12 news stories were Mike Braun elected U.S. Senator; Terry Seitz resigns as mayor/new mayor selected; Birdseye murder suspect arrested; Parklands open in Jasper; stores closed (new ones to open in Jasper); Jasper named “City of the Year”; Huntingburg city market, Fourth Street and railroad improvements; new elementary school to be built in Jasper; Astra Theater re-opens; security improvements made in local schools; military memorial to be built in Ferdinand; and coal to diesel discussions and debates.

The top 12 sports stories were Forest Park High Boys basketball coaching changes and season success, Southridge High baseball success; Tony Ahrens retires as head football coach at Jasper High School; Southridge Raiders football continue winning ways; Dubois County Bombers successful season and playoffs; Jasper Reds anniversary and successful season; Brian Lewis named athletic director at Jasper High School; Jasper High girls’ tennis has another great season; Southridge High boys basketball win sectional; Jasper High School softball makes tournament run; Northeast Dubois Lady Jeeps win sectional; and Forest Park High School girls cross country success.


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