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It’s been framed

It’s been framed

It’s been framed

County’s jobless rate drops to 5.2% in March

Wells County’s unemployment rate stood at 5.2 percent in March, a figure not seen since the start of the 2008-09 recession.

City tabs Kokosing for wastewater plant work

An Ohio-based company was chosen Tuesday to construct the necessary improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

Electric Department to get new frontloader

Bluffton’s Electric Department will soon be purchasing a new frontloader, as sealed quotes for the machine were opened at Tuesday’s meeting of the city’s Board of Public Works and Safety.

BZA: Ossian’s sign is welcome to stay where it is

​The sign saying “Welcome to Ossian” north of the town will stay where it is after the Wells County Board of Zoning Appeals gave it a second setback variance Tuesday night.

Novae plans to expand in Markle, adding 75 jobs

Novae Corporation, North America’s third largest utility trailer manufacturer, announced plans this week to expand its operations in Markle, creating up to 75 new jobs by 2016.

Fire destroys barn on 1000W

Fire destroys barn on 1000W

A fire destroyed a barn at 6757S-1000W Monday after the wind carried burning debris from a nearby trash fire to the structure.

Gerber will tell his story on the ‘Today’ show Wednesday

Bluffton resident Chandler Gerber will appear live on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday to warn an estimated 6 million people about the dangers of driving while distracted.

Now hear this: 4-H Park may get a PA

Wells County Emergency Management may get a grant to pay for an upgrade in the public announcement system at the county’s 4-H Park.

Live wire connection traps farmer in tractor

Live wire connection traps farmer in tractor

Live wires trapped a rural Bluffton farmer in his tractor for about 40 minutes Monday after he accidentally tore them down with his vehicle’s raised disc...

Recycling center will no longer accept television sets

The county’s recycling center will no longer accept and dispose of televisions – and that may or may not impact much.

Crash happened, but police can’t identify who the driver was

A man possibly walked away from an accident early Sunday morning after a vehicle hit a bridge culvert and rolled at least once.

RITES OF SPRING

RITES OF SPRING

RITES OF SPRING

SLIDE SHOW: A Wells County Easter

Click here to check out the scenes from the several Easter egg hunts Saturday!

Restaurant in, grocery store out

Restaurant in, grocery store out

Heyerly’s Meat Market owner closing store to open downtown restaurant

A $1,419 cheer

A $1,419 cheer

A $1,419 cheer

He’s the top scholar

He’s the top scholar

Norwell’s Brent Bales wins Wells County’s Lilly Scholarship for 2014

Educators to vote on standards’ fate

Bluffton High School Principal Steve Baker and other members of the Indiana Education Roundtable will decide Monday to recommend or reject the state’s proposed language arts and math standards.

‘I just want to see things change’

‘I just want to see things change’

Clinic leader authors book on healthcare reform

This way to China

This way to China

This way to China

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