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Firefighters requesting donations of smoke detectors

The Bluffton Fire Department is seeking smoke detector donations to pass them on to people who need them.

December Dash

December Dash

December Dash 5-kilometer race and 1-mile fun run

O’Donnell to return with economic forecast on Jan. 8

O’Donnell to return with economic forecast on Jan. 8

Huntington University will host a state-of-the-economy forecast the morning of Thursday, Jan. 8, in Bluffton.

New county website debuts

New county website debuts

Cleaner look will be helpful on mobile devices; more changes are coming soon

‘Music in his veins’

‘Music in his veins’

Gabe Bailey, 14, provides the entertainment for Wells County Chamber of Commerce gathering

They’re paying to teach

Teachers’ tax break for classroom purchases still intact — for now

Three firms selected to submit BHES renovation plans

A Bluffton company is among three chosen to compete for a $10 million contract to design and construct renovations to Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School.

Bluffton Motor Works nets job creation honor

Bluffton Motor Works nets job creation honor

Company’s 70 new jobs among nearly 2,200 to be added by 2017 INDIANAPOLIS — Bluffton Motor Works’ plans to add 70 new jobs by 2017 made it one of 16...

Quick snow causes 3 crashes

Quick snow causes 3 crashes

A sudden burst of snow caught travelers on Ind. 1 just south of Ossian by surprise late Thursday afternoon and resulted in three single-vehicle traffic...

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

An estimated 650 people crowded into Bluffton’s City Gym Thursday night for the Bluffton Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Winter Wonderland. Kids...

Work goes forward on county’s ‘spec’ building

Work goes forward on county’s ‘spec’ building

While the 200,000 square-foot building going up on Bluffton’s west side has been exposed to a number of people, “It’s still early yet,” says Wells...

3 hurt in crash

3 hurt in crash

Three people were transported to the hospital following a two-car accident shortly after 5 p.m. on North Main Street Wednesday.

Former teacher gets prison time

Former teacher gets prison time

A former Bluffton High School teacher has been sentenced to four years in prison following his plea of guilty to child seduction, a Class C felony.

For the love of reading – and balloons

For the love of reading – and balloons

Local Imagination Library delivers 100,000th book

New company offered for Hideaway demolition

Uncertainty surrounds the latest filing in the Hideaway demolition saga.

Markle council still looking for a temporary home

The Town of Markle will continue to survey its options for a temporary location, its council reported Wednesday.

Gilliom and Murray to be inducted Friday night

Gilliom and Murray to be inducted Friday night

Two former athletes from Bluffton High School will receive special recognition Friday night during halftime of the Tigers-Southern Wells varsity basketball...

Falling bricks get city’s attention

Falling bricks get city’s attention

Falling bricks at two sites — one new and one old — are getting some scrutiny from the city.

Area man, 20, faces rape charge here

Area man, 20, faces rape charge here

A 20-year-old Huntington man has been charged with rape.

Police say man used stolen credit card to load several gift cards

Police say man used stolen credit card to load several gift cards

An Elkhart man faces eight felony counts of fraud and one count of theft after a car break-in last week led to alleged use of a stolen credit card.

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