Dubois County

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The final avian flu quarantine has been lifted in Dubois County, where an outbreak earlier this year led to the loss of more than 400,000 birds.

The outbreak affected 10 turkey farms, all of which were identified within a 24-hour period. The State Board of Animal Health quickly quarantined the farms and restricted the moving of poultry or poultry products in and out of the farms.

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Since Saturday, there have been no new cases in the Dubois County avian flu outbreak. The investigation area was expanded an additional 6 miles from the origin with additional testing for birds within that radius.

As of Tuesday evening, a spokesperson for Indiana’s Joint Information Center confirmed that approximately 413,000 birds have been, or are in the process of being euthanized. Of the birds, about 62 percent are turkeys. The rest are chickens that, while not infected, were considered to be in “dangerous contact” with an infected turkey flock.

One-Vote Mayoral Victory At Center Of Public Records Request

Dec 22, 2015
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 A southern Indiana mayor has been re-elected by one vote after a recount, but the drama for Jasper Republican Terry Seitz isn’t over.

In a dramatic race that’s captured national attention, a recount commission took a single vote away from democratic challenger Wayne Schuetter giving Seitz the election. The commission deemed one absentee ballot was invalid based on the lack of a signature.