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– New details in the murder of Darin Atkins in Birdseye last July, this as the court has unsealed documents in the case, following the arrest of two people.

40-year-old Jason Atkins and 41-year-old Sarah Andry made initial court appearances yesterday on charges of murder and aggravated battery.

Court documents, unsealed yesterday, lay out a tense relationship between the suspects and the victim.

Police allege the female, Sarah Andry, had dated Darin and Jason off and on for the past few years.

Things escaleted last July when the suspects allegedly went to the victim’s home where a tense argument ensued.

investigators allege Jason Atkins admits to hitting the victim once in the head with a baseball bat, knocking him unconscious.

He  subsequently left the room while Andry allegedly beat the victim with the bat a second, several times.

An autopsy showed the man died of blunt force trauma to the head.

During Tuesday’s preliminary hearing, both suspects were ordered to be held without bond on the murder charges.

They will be back in court once a public defender has been assigned.

– Plans this weekend join in on the fun of the annual Ferdinand Heimatfest sponsored by MasterBrand Cabinets.

The annual Ferdinand Heimatfest will be bringing the community together with the best food, drinks, activities, and entertainment on June 15-16, 2018

The Ferdinand Heimatfest’s Mission is to enable Ferdinand, Indiana to prosper by helping Dubois County grow. Each year we take the money raised through Heimatfest and donate that money to the Ferdinand Community Endowment and the Dubois County Community Foundation.

There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Ferdinand Heimatfest. Round up friends and family for the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament or volleyball games. Test your culinary skills at the BBQ contest or bring the kids to try out the kitty tractors. Don’t forget the 5K on Saturday morning!

Music, Music, the Heimatfest offers a ton of great music including Jason Lee McKinney a two time nationally signed recording artist, powerhouse vocalist, and songwriter. McKinney blends a snarling musical underbelly full of equal parts trained prowess and an almost out of control piss and vinegar attitude; soaring sing-along hook melodies, with lyrics that are raw and raucous, reflective and radiant; simultaneously weaving a narrative that is both uniquely his and everyman’s story.  Performing Friday on the main stage 9-11pm.

Corey Cox on the main state Saturday 9pm.

While on the road and splitting time between his home state of Indiana and Nashville, TN the past 10 years, Corey has performed more than 1,000 shows and shared the stage with Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson, Love and Theft, and Chris Young at prestigious music venues, tours, rodeos, fairs and festivals across the country.

Come join the fun, food, and music this weekend in Ferdinand at the Heimatfest!

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