Jasper Chamber and Rotary Host 14th Year in Review

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The Jasper Chamber of Commerce and the Jasper Rotary Club once again gave the public a chance to see and hear some of Dubois County’s busiest media people including us here at News Now Dubois County.   The 14th annual event features the unveiling of the Top News and Sports Stories of 2017 as turned in by local media and voted on by a panel to choose the Top 12 then media news and sports reporters take the mike live in front of the events audience just like our very own News Now Community  News contact  and local media legend Jerry Birge.

Jerry told the audience about a couple of the Top Stories including big economic growth in Jasper and then a story many in the local area just couldn’t believe.


Top 12 NEWS Stories 2017

#1 Birdseye, Indiana murder
#2 Storm drops 8 inches of rain on Dubois County
#3 EF 2 tornado hits Ireland Indiana
#4 New elementary school to be built; name creates controversy
#5 Fire in Birdseye destroys historic building
#6 Local dentist and wife arrested on multiple charges
#7 Man taken into custody after a six-hour standoff dies while in custody
#8 Area mourns loss of Jasper Police Chief
#9 Northeast Dubois High School senior dies in a single-vehicle accident
#10 “League of Our Own” movie celebrates 25th anniversary
#11 Groundbreaking held at new river front development
#12 Madonna Hall in Ferdinand is razed


Top  12 SPORTS Stories 2017

#1 Southridge Raiders win State Football Championship
#2 Jasper High baseball success
#3 Dubois Co Bombers host all-star game and successful season and playoffs
#4 Jasper High Boys tennis success
#5 Forest Park High Boys basketball success in sectional and local tourneys
#6 Jasper High adds turf to football, gives field a new name
#7 Jasper 13 year old Babe Ruth All-Stars open Worlds Series
#8 Forest Park High girls basketball success
#9 Jake Burger signs with Chicago White Sox
#10 Andy Noblitt resigns as Jasper High athletic director
#11 County mourns loss of Southridge High student Lexi Mattingly
#12 Northeast Dubois HS boys soccer success

The Jasper Rotary also took a little time out to thank a few folks that were involved including the Jasper Chamber, Circle A and Blimpies for a great lunch and all who attended.  The Jasper Rotary also mentioned a few of their events coming up including next Thursday at Klubhouse 61 “WILL READ & SING FOR POLIO” which last year with matching funds raised over $17.000 and the Jasper Rotary Indiana University  Economic Forecast Luncheon Thursday February 22nd at Klubhouse 61 rsvp at success@duboisstrong.com or by calling 812 482 9650 CPE is available for CPAs through Institute of Management Accountants.





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