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Japer Man Arrested for OWI After Crash

A Friday evening accident in Jasper has put one man behind bars. The Jasper Police Department says they were dispatched to a single vehicle accident just before 6:00 pm last night. One injury was reported. The driver was identified as 59-year-old Kent Talbert of Huntingburg. He was taken to Memorial...
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Fireworks show happening at Patoka Lake

BIRDSEYE, Ind. (WEHT) – It may sound like a storm but fireworks will be going off over Patoka Lake on July 2. The 16th annual Thunder over Patoka fireworks display at Patoka Lake Beach will happen at 10 p.m. The fireworks show can be viewed from the section C viewing area in the 300-loop of […]
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Angela A. Traylor Kern, 62, Jasper

Angela A. Traylor Kern, 62, of Jasper, died Wednesday, June 29, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Princeton May 6, 1960, to Jack and Patricia (Seifrig) Aldridge. She married Phillip Kern April 28, 2007. Angela was a 1978 graduate of Pike Central High...

Douglas “Doug” Cave, 68, Jasper

Douglas “Doug” Cave, 68, of Jasper, died Wednesday, June 29, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Campus in Jasper. He was born in Terre Haute February 5, 1954, to Donald H. and Eula M. (Hovis) Cave. He married Sandy Voelkel November 16, 1974, at St. Peters United Church of Christ in Dubois.

Kenneth Frank Hollaway, 77, Loogootee

Kenneth Frank Hollaway, 77, of Loogootee, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. He was born October 21, 1944, in Kerrville, Texas to the late Arthur and Martha (Atkins) Hollaway. Kenneth married Diana Nicholson on May 1, 1965, and she survives. He...

Queen candidates give back

4th of July Queen candidates, Katie Rankin, 2021 4th of July Queen collected items for a new Blessings Box to be set up at the Pekin Town Hall. It is a project by Becky Fraley, who feels the biggest blessings come from helping others. She learned that lesson from her daughter, Shelby, and she is the inspiration for her newest project, a blessings box in Pekin. A new queen will be crowned on 4th of July at 5 p.m. on the stage in the Pekin Park.

Jasper Strassenfest Half-Pot returning in 2022

The Jasper Strassenfest Half-Pot is making a comeback in 2022. Organizers of the Jasper Strassenfest on Friday announced details on the return of the festival's half-pot. Tickets are available for purchase at the Jasper Chamber Office now, with additional ticket booths set to open on July 7 and July 9. Once the Jasper Strassenfest starts on Aug. 4, tickets booths will move to the site of the festival.

Palmyra, Indiana issues precautionary boil water advisory

PALMYRA, Ind. — The town of Palmyra, Indiana has issued a water boil advisory for some residents. A precautionary boil water advisory is in effect until further notice for the following streets in Palmyra:. Senn Court Northeast. Rosiegayle Drive Northeast. John Arthur Road Northeast. A J Avenue Northeast. Lillian...

Popcorn is king during the Harrison County Popcorn Festival

CORYDON, In (WDRB) -- Corydon, Indiana is bringing back a popular festival after more than 20 years. WDRB's Keith Kaiser joined some organizers of the Harrison County Popcorn Festival. Celebrate one of Harrison County’s biggest agricultural products with a parade, children’s activities, games, a beer garden, and more.

Birthday Winners

Of today’s Dubois County NOW birthday gift – — a six pack of DQ Treats from the West Side Dairy Queen in Jasper. To learn who today’s winner is and how you can register yourself and/or your loved ones and friends for a special birthday gift, watch today’s This Day in History video (below),

VBS season

Many churches have been having Vacation Bible School this summer, with more scheduled. The First Baptist Church hosted the Community VBS this week, with over 80 children learning about Jesus.

Leroy O. Fischer, 75, Saint Meinrad

Leroy O. Fischer, 75, of Saint Meinrad, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Wellington Parc in Owensboro, Kentucky. Leroy was born February 18, 1947, in Saint Meinrad to Oscar and Clara (Waninger) Fischer. He was united in marriage with Deborah Kendall on December 26, 1970, in Saint Meinrad Catholic Church.

Michael W. Harris, 67, Jasper

Michael W. Harris, 67, of Jasper, passed away at 5:10 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana. Michael was born in Bedford on October 28, 1954, to Charles B. and Norma J. (Kearby) Harris. He was a graduate of Springs Valley...

Karel Lee Abell, 69, Jasper

Karel Lee Abell, 69, of Jasper, passed away June 30, 2022, in Newburgh. She was born June 14, 1953, to Robert Lee and Emma Grace (Swartsfager) Case in Mt. Carmel, Ill. She worked for many years as an office manager for Providence Home Healthcare. She married her husband, Rex Abell,...

Lloyd Ray Southwood Sr, 77

Lloyd Ray Southwood Sr, 77, died on Wed., June 29, 2022 at his home. He was born December 8, 1944, in Lamar to Kenneth and Julia (Crews) Southwood. Lloyd was a highly critical fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Indiana Hoosiers. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Christian Church in Santa Claus, American Legion Post 124 in Ferdinand, and served in the National Guard.

Fleck named new president of Rotary Club of Jasper

Joyce Fleck officially became the new president of the Rotary Club of Jasper for the 2022-2023 year at the club’s recent weekly meeting on Thursday, June 30. Fleck, Executive Director of TRI-CAP, succeeds Manda Combs, Wealth Advisor for Old National Bank. Fleck has been a member of the Rotary Club of Jasper for 10 years and is excited to take the helm.

Required water main shut down in Jasper

JASPER, Ind. (WEHT) – The city of Jasper says on July 5 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., the city as well as Ragle’s construction crew, will be shutting off water service. The city says this will affect customers along Main Street, specifically from 2nd Street to 5th Street. Officials say this work is being […]