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A Busy Week for Law Enforcement:

Drug Arrests:

JPD Arrests Three on Drug Charges

Jasper Police arrested 3 people Wednesday after they were tipped off about drug activity in an apartment at 420 West 43rd Street.  A search warrant turned up multiple devices for smoking meth, marijuana and a controlled substance in pill form.

Police arrested 47-year-old Kent Krodel, 41-year-old Mark Opel and 31-year-old Jessica Escobeda.

All three are charged with possession of meth, marijuana, a controlled substance and paraphernalia and lodged in the Dubois County Security Center.

Theft Charges:

Four Arrested in String of Ireland Burglaries

Four people were arrested this week for a string of burglaries in Ireland.  The thefts occurred at Leinenbach Tire and Ireland Car Credit, both in Ireland earlier this month.

The suspects allegedly stole cash, tools and other items.

As a result of an investigation by law enforcement, 20-year-old Clint Sadler, 20-year-old Caden Newland, 23-year-old Aaron Remeto and 20-year-old Brittany Woody.

Sadler is charged with six felony counts of burglary, attempted burglary and theft along with some misdemeanors.

Remeto faces 5 felony counts of burglary, attempted burglary, aiding in a burglary and theft and also faces several misdemeanor charges.

Newland and Woody are both charged with felony burglary and theft.

Holiday World News:

Trip Adviser has awarded Holiday World with its 2018 Certificate of Excellence.Only the top 10 percent of attractions, restaurants and lodging worldwide receives such an honor.

Holiday World says the award comes following another year of positive reviews from park visitors

Holiday World Honored With Certificate of Excellence

Trip Adviser has again awarded Holiday World with its certificate of excellence.  Only the top 10 percent of attractions, restaurants and lodging worldwide receives such an honor.

Holiday World says the award comes following another year of positive reviews from park visitors.


Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari during the next five Fridays, plus the 4th  and 5th of July, will end their day with a fireworks celebration.

The fireworks displays will begin shortly after Holiday World closes for the evening at 9:00 pm CDT (10:00 pm EDT).

The fireworks will be launched from the northeast side of the park. The best place to view the fireworks is from Holiday World’s Thanksgiving section and the Hyena Falls portion of Splashin’ Safari. Holiday World is the only park in the nation with a “4th of July” themed section.

New at the park this season are Tembo Falls junior water slides and Tembo Tides junior wave pool in Splashin’ Safari. Both also added new live entertainment t. For more information, visit or call 1-877-463-2645.

River Improvements in Jasper near the Mill:

Jasper is planning to remove the collected sediment pile in the Patoka River near the Jasper City Mill.

The Board of Public Works approved City Engineer Chad Hurm to seek quotes for the construction of a toe wood shelf on the west side of the dam. The shelf will reinforce the riverbank — which has been eroding away — and narrow the width of the channel in the area to 80 feet, which is the width of the river up and downstream from the dam. Currently, the channel at the mill is about 130 feet wide.

Currently, there is no set timeline for the project, but Hurm expects work to begin sometime in July. The timeline is unknown as it will depend on weather and the flow of the river, as well as the other projects going on in the area. Hurm said the city is also working with the Army Corps of Engineers at Patoka Reservoir on how to manage the river flow while the work is being done.






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