Top News Stories NNDC for Friday

Dubois County (NNDC):

Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner gives State of the City Address:

The mayor outlined Huntingburg’s accomplishments over the past year as well as addressing projects and goals for the future.

“Since the Stellar Designation, population in Huntingburg has increased over 6% percent, and the median household income has grown by ten percent, employment has grown 4.5 percent and the number of those living under the poverty level also declined.

Mayor Spinner also used his address to discuss issues such as the city’s growing Hispanic community, opioids, mental healthcare, and much needed housing.  He noted that the Police Department has added a full time narcotics officer and that position will work in tandem with other local agencies in the county.

School security was included with the Mayor stating that the City and the School board have corroborated to provide a full time Resource Officer.  This position will provide added security as well as an opportunity for the Police to build positive relationships with our youth.

4th Street now has free WiFi for shoppers to utilize when in downtown Huntingburg.  The City is also now totally broadband-accessible adding another plus for the residents.

Mayor Spinner closed stating that in this next year the City will continue to make Huntingburg a “home run” kind of place and put the City “in a league of its own”.

 

The Dubois County Community Foundation is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for 2019:

Through the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, the Community Foundation will offer one full tuition, four-year scholarship will be awarded to one 2019 graduate of a Dubois County high school.

The scholarship provides full tuition, required fees and an annual stipend of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a first baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private college or university accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Community Foundation also awards over $90,000 in scholarship grants from various charitable scholarship endowments.  Eligibility is determined by his or her respective high school.

Scholarship applications for both programs will be available online beginning August 1, 2018 and will close on October 1, 2018.

Additional information and applications for both programs can be accessed through the Dubois County Community Foundation website at www.dccommunityfoundation.org.

For questions, contact Nona Baker at the Community Foundation at 812.482.5295.

Grand Opening of new Dollar General Store in Huntingburg:

New Dollar General Opens in Huntingburg

The new Dollar General store in Huntingburg is planning an official grand opening for this weekend.

The new location is at 106 S. Main Street in Huntingburg.

A company spokesperson says the new Dollar General will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.

The grand opening will begin around 7:50 AM Saturday.  There will be free prizes and special deals.

Also, the first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 gift card and the first 200 people will get a Dollar General tote with samples and other goodies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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