Black bear spotted near Evansville Saturday

On Saturday, June 3, 2023, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible black bear sighting approximately two miles south of Evansville.

After further investigation into the call, it was determined and verified that the bear sighting was a valid report.

Sheriff Jarrod Peters stated, “We are encouraging the public not to approach the bear if they come in contact with it. Keep your distance from it and allow it to move on.”

For more on the bear, please see this week’s print edition.