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Tackling teacher

Tackling teacher

Cecilia Shoemaker tackles a practice dummy

Fire chief: Plan before you burn

With no rain in the forecast for the next few days, the potential for grassland and field fires will be heightened and that has Bluffton Fire Chief Chris Broderick concerned.

Trustee candidates make their cases

Jefferson, Liberty Center township representatives appeared at Wednesday night forum

Speaker: 3 groups are most at risk for mental health issues

Speaker: 3 groups are most at risk for mental health issues

FORT WAYNE — There are three groups most at risk when it comes to mental health and substance abuse issues in northeast Indiana: Men, adults who live alone,...

Making their points

Making their points

Scott Mossburg and   Tamara Dunmoyer answered questions Wednesday night in a run-up to the May 6 GOP primary for District 1 County Commissioner

County schools have high graduation rates

Once again, the county’s public high schools’ graduation rates exceeded the state average, with more than 90 percent of students finishing their high school careers with diplomas.

Police note increase in daylight home heists

A string of recent daytime burglaries in the area has caused concern for the Wells County Sheriff’s Department.

Markle council deals with the nuts and bolts

It’s the small details that keep a town running, and Wednesday night’s meeting of the Markle Town Council was a lot of those little details.

BPD will offer child seat clinic Saturday

A child safety seat clinic will be offered this weekend by the Bluffton Police Department.

Pork project

Pork project

Ossian Elementary fourth-grade student Collin Holder pets a pig held by Bill Horan

Tax abatement, like building, done on ‘spec’

The Bluffton Common Council approved something Tuesday night it had never been asked to do before: It granted a tax abatement on real estate improvements that are planned but do not yet exist.

Deceased coach’s estate will receive part of his salary

In honor of and to compensate for all of the work he did on this year’s girls’ track team, members of the Southern Wells school board Tuesday night approved of paying the estate of Chris Killingbeck $1,500.

Board OKs contract for resource officer

Northern Wells school board members Tuesday unanimously approved a contract paying $51,728.50 for a school resource officer.

Food at NWCS: Fewer options, higher prices

The federal government has essentially banned Pepsi, snack cakes and Bosco’s pizza — and perhaps $250 in sales a day — from Norwell High School, Northern Wells school board members learned Tuesday.

One of Ossian bank robbers pleads guilty in federal court

One of Ossian bank robbers pleads guilty in federal court

A Fort Wayne man believed to be the gunman in the robbery of the Ossian PNC Bank last May has pleaded guilty to one of the counts filed against him.

A Friend’s House nets $50K from The Lutheran Foundation

A Friend’s House, a residential facility for women on Bluffton’s south side, has received a $50,000 grant from the Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Foundation to use for operating expenses in 2014. The grant was announced...

Sad daffodils

Sad daffodils

April snow showers flatten the flowers as this daffodil attests to this morning.

Candidates have a say at first forum

Candidates have a say at first forum

A multitude of different topics, including historically controversial ones, were covered during the first of two candidate forums this week.

Board delays BHES expansion

Vote on necessary HVAC, roofing repairs set for April 28

Ossian council OKs list of streets for summer repaving

Poor Ossian finds itself in the same predicament as other communities around the state — too many streets in poor condition and not enough cash in the budget to fix them all.

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