Top News Stories NNDC for Wednesday
Dubois County (NNDC):
Jasper native promoted within the Indiana State Police.
Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter has announced the promotion of Bloomington detective and Jasper native Tom Egler to forensic examiner and the rank of sergeant.
A 1994 graduate of Jasper High School, Egler earned his bachelor’s degree in science and criminology from Indiana State University in 1998. He graduated from the 60th ISP Recruit School Academy in December 2000, and, upon graduation, was assigned to the Indianapolis Post where he primarily patrolled Boone and Marion counties.
In 2006, Egler was assigned to the Methamphetamine Suppression Section and served as the Indianapolis coordinator/investigator. During his time in the assignment, he trained and educated law enforcement agencies, the Department of Child Services and social groups on the identification, dangers and effects of methamphetamine labs and the drug itself.
In his new post, he will also coordinate with and assist other local, state and federal agencies with cybercrime-related investigations. He will remain in the Criminal Investigation Division as an investigator, but also serve in an administrative role to help other detectives and troopers solve their cases.
A troupe of 14 girls will perform a Maipole dance, which is a Germanic folk dance, as part of the Strassenfest opening ceremony Thursday night. The dance is one of five new German-themed acts meant to bring German heritage back to the Strassenfest for its 40th year.
The committee wanted to bring more German heritage back to the Strassenfest, so they approached the German club and Strassenfest committee with several ideas.
The elementary students will perform the Maipole dance, six Jasper High School theater students will perform a welcome dance based on “So Long, Farewell” from “The Sound of Music,” and three JHS boys will perform a Schuhplattler dance, another Germanic folk dance.
Huntingburg’s Stellar is Making a Difference.
The projects that are and will be completed will bring significant change to our city,” Spinner said. “But the Stellar effect goes beyond the bricks and sticks.”
Stellar is a multi-agency partnership run by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The program recognizes and assists areas with community and economic development projects and what the next steps are through partnerships. .
Huntingburg sought to accomplish nine improvements as part of the Stellar program: redevelop the St. Joseph’s Hospital campus into a senior center, create a maintenance/emergency shelter facility, build a park at Fourth and Market streets, replace an old cast-iron water main under Fourth Street, extend Ninth Street, reconstruct 14th Street, construct workforce housing, build the Heritage Trail walking path and create community gateways.
German American Bank receives recognition.
German American Insurance is one of 5 independent agencies to receive honorable mentions from Marsh, Berry & Company.
The award recognizes independent agencies that have strong financial oprerations and foster a “customer first” culture, and striving for operational excellence with an innovative mind-set.
Mark Schroeder, chairman and CEO of German American says the company is proud to serve the area with “an independent insurance agency that is financially sound and continues to grow.”
Jasper Police are searching for a stolen truck.
JASPER POLICE DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATING A STOLEN TRUCK. A GREEN 1995 GMC SIERRA TRUCK, IN PLATE TK678NJV, WAS STOLEN FROM GUDORF SUPPLY, 1280 THIRD AVE, JASPER AT APPROXIMATELY 7 PM YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). PLEASE SEE ATTACHED PHOTO OF TRUCK AND PHOTO OF SUSPECT – WHITE MALE, LIGHT-COLORED T-SHIRT, DARK ATHLETIC SHORTS, AND FLIP FLOPS. MALE SUBJECT DROVE THE VEHICLE SOUTHBOUND ON THIRD AVE. IF YOU HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THIS INCIDENT PLEASE CONTACT JASPER POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 812-482-2255 OR REMAIN ANONYMOUS BY CALLING 812-481-COPS.
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