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Bluffton residence catches fire after lightning strike

Bluffton residence catches fire after lightning strike

A lightning strike caused a fire early Monday that damaged a home at 435 Homestead Court, on Bluffton’s north side.

It all depends on where you are

It all depends on where you are

Bluffton Mayor Ted Ellis says the city hasn’t really ever had an agreement with the county regarding payment of fire rescue runs.

Hovercraft made it to Bluffton

Hovercraft made it to Bluffton

The hovercrafts from the “Hover for Hunger” program stopped at the Main Street bridge to refuel on Sunday, the final day of the 500 mile journey. The final...

Kehoe concert series was back home Sunday night

Kehoe concert series was back home Sunday night

The Todd Harrold Band — Nick Bobay on the organ, David Mikautadze on the guitar, and Harrold on the drums and performing the vocals — were the performers...

No cash, to the rescue

No cash, to the rescue

Part 1 of 2 It happens often: A 911 call comes in and dispatch needs to call out Bluffton Fire Rescue. Within moments, Wells County Heavy Rescue 1 can be...

‘Things like this don’t happen in Bluffton’

‘Things like this don’t happen in Bluffton’

Arson aftermath irks couple Sue Kristek feels violated. She’s angry and annoyed, too, which is understandable just days after someone tried to burn down her...

Foundation announces second 2015 grant cycle

Foundation announces second 2015 grant cycle

The board of directors of the Wells County Foundation has selected 13 projects as recipients of grants for the second cycle of 2015, with the largest amounts...

Challenger files for Ossian council

Challenger files for Ossian council

Renee M. Sweeney has filed a declaration of candidacy with the Wells County Clerk’s office intending to seek election in November to the East Ward in the...

App lets NWCS students contact administrators

Students will have a new way to communicate concerns to school leaders when they return to Northern Wells schools Aug. 12. For the first time, the school district this year will use a mobile messaging service called...

Dinner and awards ceremony concludes Dream Team season

Dinner and awards ceremony concludes Dream Team season

More than two dozen children were all smiles Thursday evening at Bi-County Services during the Dream Team’s annual T-ball league season-ending dinner.

LOIT switch’s benefits would mean higher tax bills

A consultant is scheduled to speak to the Wells County Council Tuesday to talk about the possibility of shifting Local Option Income Tax money, which would benefit the public safety budget at the expense of...

Once and again?

Once and again?

Steve Carter was Indiana’s attorney general for two terms. He may run for the office again next year

Sunday’s Kehoe concert will play at ... Kehoe Park

This week’s performance in the Kehoe Concert Series, featuring the Todd Harrold band, will actually be held at Kehoe Park.

Hovercraft invasion coming to Bluffton

Hovercraft invasion coming to Bluffton

A battalion of hovercrafts is making its way up the Wabash River and expects to arrive in Bluffton Sunday morning.

Sheriff’s deputy planning to retire

Sheriff’s deputy planning to retire

Sgt. David Johnson of the Wells County Sheriff’s Department is calling it a career.

It’s the final countdown

It’s the final countdown

Schools prepare for first week of classes

Reward money offered for fire information

Reward money is being offered to people with information on the series of fires late Monday night into early Tuesday morning.

Dancing for days

Dancing for days

Deanna Elzey leads children in a song and dance about days of the week Tuesday at Lancaster Central

Hearing set on status of eatery’s wall

A hearing will be held next week on a downtown building where the brick facade has come away from an exterior wall.

Building a barrier

Building a barrier

Construction continued Tuesday on a traffic island on the west side of Bluffton-Harrison Middle School,

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