Workforce Reduced At United Minerals

Workforce Reduced At United Minerals

Come January and the United Minerals is all set to cut down on their workforce. The Huntingburg mining company has informed their employees of the reduction. The letter to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the Huntingburg company, wrote that they are forced to go for drastic reduction of the workforce due to the lack of demand in coal sales and the projection that the coal sales is likely to go down. According to the Indiana Coal Council reporting of 2010, the company produced 1.7 million tons, and there is a decline since 2011, where it produced just 1 million tons. It saw a hike in 2012 with 1.5 million tons and later a low in 2014 at 908,058 tons.

Meanwhile, other Indiana mining companies have reported an increase in production sitting at 4 million tons in 2010 to 35 million tons in 2014, with a total of 39 million tons in production. The letter to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development is in connection with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). According to WARN, the company has to send a notice to the department when it considers a mass layoff or shutdown. The company runs its offices in both Lynnville and Huntingburg. The mines are operational in Oakland City, Boonville, Elberfeld, and Lynnville.

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Big Brother Drug Interdiction Operation Accused Sentenced

Illegal drug tradeJoseph W Christmon (42) was sentenced on charges of Big Brother drug interdiction operation by the Dubois County Superior Court. He pleaded guilty of dealing with Cocaine. As per the plea agreement, he will remain at the Indiana Department of Corrections for 16 years and the Sheriff’s Department Community Strike Fund will collect $240 from Christmon. During this time, three cases have remained unsolved while 13 Operation Big Brother cases were solved. This includes 129 years of the sentencing of approximately jail time of 105 years. Christmon was sentenced on July 27, 2015.

Meanwhile, the Prosecutor’s office in the Dubois County claimed it will start its third operation and will get active in pursuing the drug dealers in the County. Earlier on June 4, law enforcement officers started serving warrants on drug dealing offenses stemming from Operation Double Trouble. On 24 June around 7 arrest warrants was served on Round 2 operations. The Big Brother Operation was spanned over 11 months, and it was connected with cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other controlled and similar substances. The arrests were made jointly by the Dubois County Sheriff Department, Huntingburg Police Department, Jasper Police Department, Indiana Conservation Officers, Ferdinand Police Department and Indiana State Parole Office.

During the operation one person who held a warrant died but it was not during the raid, it was informed by Sermersheim and Crouse. In total 16 persons were arrested in connection with drug and other charges. The arrested were in the age group between 22 and 67, most of whom are from Huntingburg.

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Occasions – A New Party Supply Store In Jasper

Party Supply Store

Occasions are all set to open in Jasper. Taylor Swift is all set for the opening. Marty and Margie Vaught will be inspiring visitors with their Chalk drawings. The new shop will have on display never before party suppliers. The store will open on October 31. This is the next in Margie’s entrepreneurial success after her invitation business named Just For You Designs. She has been into invitation business for six years now and has been operating from home. She is fondly known as invitation lady.

Coming back to Taylor Swift, Margie drove around the square when she got the inspiration. After Marty lost his job at the Kimball International after there was a split. They decided to look to improve their careers. The duo was having trouble with finding a job and it was then they decided to look for business opportunities. They invested in the present business that Margie was running from the home. The building that was formerly Southern Sweets Bakery caught their attention. This was enough to make their entrepreneurial leap. After seeing the activities at the band booth, they wanted to be at the Square.

When the radio echoed, “sometimes you have to take chances in your life”, she felt the chills. She found a children’s boutique, bridal boutique and decide this is the ideal location to start her invitation and party supplies store. The bakery now turned into an attractive party supply store. The store opened to a welcome atmosphere, and it is nothing like a regular party supply store.

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