Top News Stories for Thursday

Dubois County (NNDC):

The Jasper Common Council takes major step in making the I69 project around Jasper closer to reality.

The Jasper Common Council has approved funding for a study of the Mid-State Corridor, connecting Dubois County and I-69.  The council unanimously approved the resolution which called for a $7 million study of the proposed connector.

Jasper has agreed to pay almost $1.5 million over the next three years toward the study.  The city of Huntingburg has also committed to the project. Surrounding counties have also stepped up to the task to make the project become a reality.

A local group of business owners and public officials have been calling for construction of the corridor, which will connect at the Ohio River in Spencer County, going through Dubois County to I 69.

A new Rural Development Authority was created to assist in the effort and  needs to raise $7 million to facilitate the Phase I study needed to bring the group’s plan to INDOT for consideration.  Private businesses and public entities will also be involved in this combined effort.


Planned power outage.

The Dubois Rural Electric has announced a planned power outage tomorrow (Friday, September 21st) for customers near the Haysville and the Dubois Crossroads.

The outage is expected to last from about 4 a.m. to 7 a.m as crews are repairing a broken pole in the area.


Dubois County 4H Grounds and Park planning upgrades:

Dubois County Park / 4-H Fairgrounds Walking TrailsThe Dubois County Park Board is planning significant upgrades to the grounds including more recreation vehicle camping and tent campsites, sheltered picnic areas, even more extensive walking trails and an activity area for children.

The long range plan has not been accepted officially but the finalized proposal is to be presented at the park board’s regular quarterly meeting, which is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the 4-H Fairgrounds’ Clover Pavilion building.

Cost estimates are between $2M and $3M depending on the approved extent of the work.  The timing of the entire plan could take up to 10 years but it is a long range plan for the betterment of Dubois County.

The east side of the park grounds would have a pavilion south of the lake, picnic areas and more camping sites would be on the west side of the park grounds. A road would extend west of the existing RV campsite, to add another 40 RV sites and a shelter house site.  Another 37 RV sites would be south of the existing campsite and a new bath house would sit in between.  Another 20 tent camping sites would be placed on the south end of the park.

A fun area with features for children to enjoy would lie on the south of the sports courts, and many other activity areas and trails would be added.








Cards and Fun:

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The Dubois County Democrats will be hosting a Fall Card Party at the Knights of Columbus in Jasper on September 27th. The doors will open at 6 p.m.

Complimentary coffee and desserts served. Attendance prizes will be awarded.





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