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Keeping in touch

Keeping in touch

Wells County schools putting social media to use

Candidate forums set Oct. 6 in Bluffton and on Oct. 14 in Ossian

There will be two opportunities for Wells County voters to get better acquainted with candidates in this fall’s elections.

County Council takes a look at other budgets

In a meeting required by law, Wells County Council held its annual non-binding reviews of 2015 budgets from around the county Monday evening.

Southern Wells School Board — Chester Township

Southern Wells School Board — Chester Township

ELECTION • 2014

Southern Wells School Board — Chester Township

Southern Wells School Board — Chester Township

ELECTION • 2014

Printing in 3D

Printing in 3D

Norwell students getting hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology

Student vaccinations not an issue here — yet

Health experts say a growing trend among parents in the U.S. to forego vaccinating their children has not been that much of an issue in Wells County.

4% jobless rate — what exactly does it mean?

A News Analysis

Northern Wells school board at-large

Northern Wells school board at-large

ELECTION • 2014

Northern Wells school board at-large - Marc Fillers

Northern Wells school board at-large - Marc Fillers

ELECTION • 2014

Determining the need

Determining the need

A News Analysis County officials are tasked with a decision in 2015: Should they hire an engineer? Come 2015, county officials will have to decide just how...

Report suggests better response to bomb threat

Report suggests better response to bomb threat

A handwritten bomb threat earlier this month at Norwell High School has led school district officials to rethink how they respond to such threats. The threat,...

City council:  A lot to do

Infrastructure, financial, land use concerns on tap Tuesday night It will have been six weeks since the Bluffton Common Council last met, and it would be an understatement to say that council members have a full agenda...

Struck from behind

Ossian firefighters talk with Melissa Terhune, 24, Ossian, after her car hit a car driven by Jodi Gephart, 56, from behind in front of Gephart’s residence on Ind. 1 on the far north side of Ossian Friday evening. The...

For B-H, another alternative awaits

For B-H, another alternative awaits

The Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District will soon pull out of an arrangement in which it and Northern Wells Community Schools partner to operate an...

Free admission to Indiana parks, reservoirs Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana state parks and reservoirs will have free admission on Sunday as part of activities to mark National Public Lands Day.

Ouabache CCC statue dedication slated Oct. 5

Ouabache CCC statue dedication slated Oct. 5

On Sunday, Oct. 5, there will be a reunion for the Civilian Conservation Corps veterans, their families and friends at Ouabache State Park. It will conclude...

Putting Wells County on the map

Putting Wells County on the map

It’s hard to miss Tim Ehlerding’s excitement about where Wells County is headed. Ehlerding, the county’s economic development director, is usually in...

BHMS to keep better track of its vehicles

The Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District will move forward with a plan to use GPS devices to keep closer tabs on its vehicles.

Dealing with open enrollment

Dealing with open enrollment

Schools welcome transfers — but, as Bluffton-Harrison has learned, problems may follow Petitions now on the desks of county officials will not only...

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