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Bell ringers staffing Salvation Army’s kettles at two sites

Bell ringers staffing Salvation Army’s kettles at two sites

The Salvation Army bell ringers have started their annual appeal.

3 nabbed here at Walmart, charged in credit card scam

Three Chinese nationals are incarcerated at the Wells County Jail after they allegedly tried to use a wad of stolen credit cards to purchase Walmart gift cards Saturday.

Community Thanksgiving service

Community Thanksgiving service

Community Thanksgiving service at the Sonlight Wesleyan Church

City will turn on its yule lights Friday

Bluffton will hold its annual lighting ceremony and welcome Santa Claus to town on Friday evening, Nov. 28.

16 turkeys, 150 pounds of spuds

First Reformed Church’s community Thanksgiving feast being prepared for Thursday

Ouabache’s light show will begin Thursday

Cold and snowy weather may be a delight for the Christmas season, but it may have slowed preparations last week for the second annual Wonderland of Lights exhibit at the Ouabache State Park.

They otter be having fun

They otter be having fun

Wabash River Otters

$100,000 bond in place for teen facing 30 charges

A Bluffton man is being held at the Wells County Jail under $100,000 bond after he allegedly used the credit card of a female acquaintance to run up more than $1,400 in fraudulent charges.

Police: Trio had a theft ring that hit area Walmarts

Not guilty pleas have been entered in Wells Circuit Court for three Muncie residents charged with conspiring together to steal merchandise from the Bluffton Walmart Supercenter.

Stalled, not stopped, by a setback

Stalled, not stopped, by a setback

Insurance denies treatment for Gary Dickson’s cancer, but couple’s still optimistic

Panel begins work on BHES renovation

A $10 million contract to renovate and expand Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School could be handed out in mid-March.

Even better news

Even better news

Bluffton’s Parks Department honored as state’s best

Murder suspect arrested here is charged in Indy

Murder suspect arrested here is charged in Indy

A man charged in Indianapolis late Thursday for an August murder of teen girl was arrested earlier this month in Bluffton.

‘Heroin is the new drug of choice’

‘Heroin is the new drug of choice’

ISP’s Mawhorr returns to Bluffton, reinforces views on drug abusers’ choices.

Bluffton Parks an award winner

Bluffton Parks an award winner

Two events on back-to-back days this summer have earned the Bluffton Parks and Recreation Department two statewide awards.

E-rate plan could hike phone bills

The latest proposal to revamp a government program that provides discounts for Internet access and telecommunications for public schools would include a hike in consumers’ phone bills.

Former Ossian man facing rape charges

Former Ossian man facing rape charges

An inmate in the Wells County Jail is facing four felony charges in connection with the alleged rape of a woman in Allen County 15 years ago.

Election board to hear early voting complaints

The Wells County Election Board has set a date for a hearing on complaints concerning voting at the Wells County Courthouse this fall.

Bumps in the road in Markle’s library, town hall swap

Owners of location for interim town hall want Markle to pay for wear and tear to building — and be liable for accidents

Cold water road

Cold water road

A water main broke Tuesday afternoon on North Main Street

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