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JASPER — The City of Jasper Common Council will consider a rezoning recommendation to reclassify a portion of farm ground for residential construction for a planned project at Sultan’s Run during its next meeting on Wednesday, August 17.

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DUBOIS COUNTY — Local third graders tested well during the 2021-2022 Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination (IREAD-3) standardized testing, despite statewide results showing a low reading proficiency for Hoosier students.

    Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has announced its fourth class of family medicine residents. Residency training is the final step in the education process for physicians to be able to practice medicine independently.

      Patoka Lake is hosting a kayak tour at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. The tour leaves from the Fisherman’s Campground boat ramp. Participants will have a chance to see an active bald eagle nest. Other wildlife including beaver and osprey can also be seen.

      Obituaries

      The name of Erik Aikman, a sibling listed in the Ed Aikman obituary, was spelled incorrectly…

      FRENCH LICK — John Douglas “Lucky” Sprinkle, 59, of French Lick died June 29 at IU Health Bl…

      PAOLI — David Lyn Scott, 82, of Paoli died Sunday, Aug. 7, at his home with family.

      FERDINAND — Jerry Eugene Roberts died Aug. 2 at home in Ferdinand surrounded by family.

      PAOLI — Stephen W. Morell, 74, of Paoli, died July 10 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Ind…

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      Fall is an excellent time to put in a new garden, but now is the time to get the plans done. The better a garden is planned, the better the chances for success. A little time now may save you a lot of time in the future.

      As August arrives, it is time to get the fall garden planted. Just when you are ready to give up on the garden, the lure of good vegetables for the cooler days ahead gives us the drive to try again. There are several reasons to do a fall garden. In many cases, the cooler fall weather will al…