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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leader Kevin McCarthy’s refusal to provide information to a bipartisan House committee about his call with then-President Donald Trump during the Capitol riot is deepening a standoff between the committee and GOP lawmakers, forcing investigators to consider wheth…

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People looking for health insurance in the grip of the omicron surge have through Saturday to sign up for taxpayer-subsidized private coverage under the Obama-era Affordable Care Act.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 4 billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life after all, scientists reported Thursday.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Republicans are forging ahead with their push for broad business and individual tax cuts even with ongoing skepticism from other GOP leaders in the Statehouse.

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CROWN POINT (AP) — Jury trials have been halted through Jan. 31 in Indiana’s second most populous county because of rising local infection rates and hospitalizations from COVID-19, a judge said Wednesday.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An unprecedented, experimental attempt to feed manatees facing starvation in Florida has started slowly but wildlife officials expressed optimism Thursday that it will work as cold weather drives the marine mammals toward warmer waters.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the government will double to 1 billion the rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to be distributed free to Americans, along with “high-quality masks," as he highlighted his efforts to “surge” resources to help the country weather the spi…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — All but conceding defeat, President Joe Biden said Thursday he’s now unsure the Democrats' major elections and voting rights legislation can pass Congress this year. He spoke at the Capitol after a key fellow Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, dramatically announced …

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JASPER — After a near-record for single-day COVID-19 cases reported in Dubois County, Indiana Department of Health reported a global technical issue caused delays in the daily updates.

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Kelsie Andry paints a floral pattern during painting activities at Jasper Public Library Tuesday.

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Sarah Young, Joselyn Uresti, Karla Alegria and Jaszmin Uresti paint individual projects Tuesday evening at Jasper Public Library.

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When traveling by plane, we have all heard flight attendants tell us that in an emergency you should put an oxygen mask on yourself before putting it on your child. This is to ensure the adult’s safety so they can take care of the child accompanying them.

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FERDINAND — Dylan Weyer of Forest Park High School is the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship award recipient from Dubois County.

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Arrests

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JASPER — A Jasper man’s 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan rolled into the west side of Downtown Dog’s building at 2538 Cathy Lane, causing about $5,000 in damage to the structure Tuesday.

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JASPER — Dubois County Health Department plans another special evening clinic at the health department office, 1187 South Charles Street, Jasper, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 to accommodate anyone wanting COVID-19 vaccine after normal business hours. No appointment is needed.

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JASPER — The Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District accepts nominations for the office of supervisor, through 4 p.m. EST Monday, Jan. 31.

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NE Dubois school board meets Jan. 18

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Park board meeting rescheduled

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Park board meets Jan. 17

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HUNTINGBURG — Dubois County Airport Authority Board Monday continued discussion on a proposed new terminal at Huntingburg Regional Airport.

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No matter how hard I tried to get her to admit otherwise, Brynne insisted she was NOT UNHAPPY about a recent impulse buy of mine that arrived two weeks earlier. I had yet to open it.

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JASPER — Dubois County Clerk Amy Kippenbrock reminds voters the county’s new status as a “vote center” county allows registered voters to cast their ballot at any open polling location at any time in the May 3 primary election or the Nov. 8 general election.

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JASPER — Fifty-two new COVID-19 cases were reported in Dubois County as of midnight Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 10,029, including 151 deaths among 29,622 people tested over the course of the pandemic.

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Youths get creative at Jasper Public Library with Lego creations. The library displays the Lego creations in the library.

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Above: Youths dig around trying to find the right piece to place on their Lego projects during Lego build day at the Jasper Public Library. Right: Carly Robbins makes a swimming spot with Legos at Jasper public library. Robbins said her plan is for customers to buy pillows, then jump in with…

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Carly Robbins makes a swimming spot with Legos at Jasper public library. Robbins said her plan is for customers to buy pillows, then jump in with them for fun.

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Madeline Patterson makes her own version of tie-dye, drawing a heart to fold in a fan before coloring at Dubois Public Library.

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Gracie Carmichael works on a napkin to tie-dye at Dubois Library Saturday.

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Nora and Olivia Goins and Quinn Weidenbenner enjoy time with this Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center visitor at Jasper Public Library on Saturday after receiving a book as a take-home activity.

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Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center’s miniature pony visitors are a hit with youth who visited Jasper Public Library on Saturday. Youth interacted with the ponies, learned how to measure their height and received a take-home book

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Olivia Goins and Eddie Marinin learn how to measure a pony’s height in hands Saturday at Jasper Public Library. Each hand is about four inches.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb delivers the 2022 State of the State address at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly in the House of Representatives chamber.

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Action was fast and furious at the fifth grade girls basketball game between the Ferdinand Elementary School Crusaders and the Holy Family Owls. Cheering on the Crusaders were cheerleaders Crystal Eckert and Lacey Lindauer. Herald file photo by Tim Myers. Published January 7, 1997.

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Colby Robbins helps put away the Duplo train at the Jasper library during Friday morning’s monthly Duplo Club session, offered at 10 a.m. for children ages 2 to 5.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Republican State Senator Mark Messmer filed for reelection in Senate District 48, which includes of Pike and Spencer counties and portions of Dubois, Gibson, Knox, and Warrick counties.

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Filing as candidates for the May 3 primary election in Dubois County since the first day to file Wednesday are:

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JASPER — Ninety-three new COVID-19 cases reported in Dubois County Friday brings the total number of new local cases to 316 this week.

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JASPER — Dubois County business owner Serice Stenftenagel filed this week as a candidate in the May 3 GOP primary for the Dubois County Commissioner District 2 seat representing Bainbridge Township.