Top News Stories Dubois Co. for Saturday

Dubois County (NNDC):  Local police investigations, storm damage, ribbon cuttings, and community events. 

There was some substantial damage from Thursday’s  storms resulting in one man injured in his car when a tree fell on it.  Robert Eckert expressed shoulder and hip pain and was transported to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.  There were many downed trees and power lines throughout the county with one tree giving its all being set on fire by a downed power line 

A woman’s body was found in a Paoli 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.

Police reported that 63 year old Rodrigo Mendosa was driving impaired and hit a parked car in Maple Grove Village Park in Jasper around 3 PM on Friday.  Early reports indicate that he then backed up through landscaping causing over $1000 in damage.  Police apprehended Mendosa and he was subsequently charged with OWI with a blood alcohol content of over 1.5.

Two new businesses had their ribbon cuttings yesterday.  A new “splash pad” is opening at the Quality Inn in Huntingburg and according to the owner since so many of their customers stay there to attend Holiday World, the water activity at the hotel makes a perfect fit.  Traditional Arts Studio located on 9th St. in Ferdinand is holding their grand opening. is a not for profit group located in an historic building in Ferdinand offering the public to view and buy local arts supporting the authors while only maintaining a small commission for overhead expenses.  The community welcomes these new business adventures and is proud to have them in Dubois

Finally, the annual “Chalk Walk” is being held today in downtown town Jasper, sponsored by the Jasper Community Arts Commission.  This is an excellent opportunity for our youth to display their creativity as well as just have a lot of fun.   Jasper encourages the entire community to come down to the Jasper Square to look at the artistry and support the youth and future of our community.


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