Top News Stories DC for Friday

Dubois County  (NNDC):

– Jasper Engines and Transmissions  proudly announced the winners of their  annual scholarship program. Applicants must be dependent children of full-time JASPER Associates. A rating system of several criteria is used to determine the recipients.  Jasper Engines is a local company owned entirely by it’s employees and family.  This year 23 young men and women received the scholarships.

They include:

Nicholas Baker, Alex Bauer, Erica Burkhardt, Shania Cremeans, Nicole Crosby, Kaitlyn Davis, Brett Dollaway, Bryce Douglas, Megan Fraze, Bryan Hagan, Reece Helming, Averie Himsel, Andrew Hochgesang, Damon Ingle, Isabel Monarrez, Eric Nordhoff, Price Painter, Randie Rogers, Zhenya Salamon, Elizabeth Sander, Kaylee Sherman, Kyle Thornburg, and Dakota McDaniel.

Best wishes to all the recipients for thier future and all their hard work to achieve it.

– There are growing protests regarding the proposed coal/diesel plant planned for the Dale area.  Residents are concerned about toxic emissions and effects on public health.  Attempted appels to the Governor to address the issue were never returned.

–  Govenour Eric Holcomb was speaking to the Chamber of Commerce in Spencer county yesterday on this and a variety of other issues including economic development, the economy and the impact of  possible negative impact of trade tariffs by the President on the state of Indiana.

– Traffic alert for Huntingburg; Giger St. between Market and 3rd St. will be closed from Tuesday June 12 through Wednesday June 13th for sewer work.

–   A Huntingburg resident was sent back to jail today for the 2nd time in 2 days.Thursday Austin Zehr was arrested for disorderly conduct, intoxication and resisting arrest.  He was arrested again last night for stealing alcohol from the IGA in Huntingburg.  Zehr admitted to the theft and was sent back to the Dubois County Security Center.







– Strassenfest Wettlauf registration now open:

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2018 Wettlauf 5K Road Race & Fitness Walk, which will be held during the Strassenfest in Jasper on Saturday, August 4. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. EDT at the corner of 9th and Main Streets.

The course includes rolling hills, paved streets, and the route will be well-marked and policed, there will be water stations to assist the parcipents.

Runners will receive a unique 2018 Wettlauf t-shirt while supplies last.

The entry fee is $15 until July 27 and $20 thereafter. Children 12 years of age or under may enter the race/walk for $10. Children riding in strollers are free.

Registration and necessary paperwork are available on the Strassenfest website at

The Wettlauf is sponsored by St. John Bosco Catholic Youth Ministries, Holy Trinity Catholic School, and sponsor Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. For more information, please call Debbie Schmitt at 812-631-1441.

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