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$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

Bluffton’s fire truck will stay in Wells County

The 27-year-old fire truck the Bluffton Fire Department is replacing will soon be owned by another Wells County fire department.

Smith will be city’s first building commissioner

Smith will be city’s first building commissioner

Ted Smith has been selected as Bluffton’s first building commissioner.

Fire hits hog operation on 1000S

A fire at a hog house in the southwest part of the county required the efforts of many rural fire departments early Tuesday evening.

Just in case ...

NWCS sets up plan to deal with Ebola

Southern Wells’ principals explain schools’ grade drop

Explaining how the state decides how it will grade schools was a challenge facing Southern Wells Junior/Senior High School Principal Chad Yencer and Elementary School Principal John Purcell Tuesday night.

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer

Students at Lancaster Central Elementary School hold up shoeboxes containing gifts for children around the world.

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