Top News Dubois County for Friday

Dubois County (NNDC):  Weather, body found and St. Police investigating, local robbery involving guns and alcohol, , business grand openings, local business award and IHSA relocation of game.

There was some substantial damage from yesterdays storms resulting in a tree downed on 44th  St. and another along Meridian Road as well as considerable debris throughout the county. One incident narrowly missing a house.  Huntingburg and Holland also sustained major damage.  Thankfully no injuries were reported though one tree gave its all as it was set on fire by a fallen power line.

A woman’s body was found yesterday in Paoli in a wooded area.  Indiana police are investigating and an autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.  The woman is believed to be that of Kaylea  Hickman who went missing May 26th.

Three minors from Huntingburg were arrested on felony charges of theft and alcohol charges. They were charged with theft of guns and alcohol, taken from the 500 block on 5th St., names are not being released due to juvenile status.  They were also charged with false informing, possession of paraphernalia and minor consumption.

Police stopped a local couple, Danielle Burton and Angela Luna for a suspended license.  The couple gave false names to police both written and verbally and were detained pending further investigation.

National Office Furniture has received the 2017 Government for outstanding health and safety for 504,000 production hours for no lost time accidents.  Congrats to this local business for this accomplishment.

Two new businesses are having their ribbon cuttings today.  a new “splash pad” is opening at the Quality Inn in Huntingburg and Traditional Arts Studio located on 9th St. in Ferdinand is holding their grand opening.  Local beer and wine will be on site at Traditional Arts Studio beginning at 5:00 this afternoon.  The community welcomes these new business adventures and is proud to have them in Dubois County.

The IHSA Class1A regional game originally scheduled to be played in Loogootee has been moved to Jasper due to storm damage to the field in Loogootee.  The same schedule remains, only the location has changed.

Applications are now being accepted for this years Strassenfest little Miss contestants.  Applicants must be in the 7th or 8th grade and reside in the Jasper School district.  The actual event will be held at 7:00 PM at Redemption church in Jasper.  For application and information, go to

Finally, the department of  Jasper Park and Rec. Board changed their June 12th board meeting to the Parklands Pavilion.

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