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Looking for drivers

Looking for drivers

Districts worry about finding and keeping bus drivers

‘Spice’ leads to charge against BHS student, 18

An 18-year-old Bluffton High School student who allegedly showed up to school high on “spice” last fall has been charged in the matter.

City signs trail crossing deal with railroad

City signs trail crossing deal with railroad

The Bluffton Board of Public Works and Safety signed an agreement Tuesday afternoon with the Wabash Central Railroad, resolving one of the last possible legal...

Night of honors

Night of honors

Edge Manufacturing, Carl Ring, and Tony Garton saluted at Wells County Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner

State wants juvenile charged, tried as an adult

Zachary Barker, 16, is the third person charged in connection with the death of 3-year-old Owen Collins

Huffman will retire as Chamber of Commerce leader

Huffman will retire as Chamber of Commerce leader

Suzanne Huffman is retiring from her position as executive director of the Wells County Chamber of Commerce, it was announced during the organization’s...

Entrance at BHS will be secured

Bluffton-Harrison school leaders are moving forward with plans to upgrade the main entrance at Bluffton High School to make it more secure.

On 2nd vote, Ossian council retains Werling

Members of the Ossian Town Council Monday night essentially affirmed a vote that they had made at the council’s Jan. 12 meeting by approving on a 3-0-1 vote to appoint Ron Werling to the Ossian Board of Police...

SW board holds a work session

Southern Wells schools leaders outlined plans Monday for many needed projects.

Juvenile in case of toddler’s death appears in court

A waiver for the juvenile held in the case of 3-year-old Owen Collins’ death is being sought by the Wells County Prosecutor’s Office to move the case to adult court. Zachary Barker, 16, Marion, appeared before Judge...

Bluffton laments a lost life

Bluffton laments a lost life

Hundreds of people – some holding balloons, some holding candles, some holding both – gathered at Bluffton’s Angel of Hope Park Saturday evening to...

Who’ll pay what for rescue runs?

A somewhat open-ended solution for how to split the cost for the county’s rescue runs amongst three departments will move forward for the time being.

Time’s running out to sign up for ACA coverage, avoid penalty

With less than three weeks before open enrollment closes, nearly 186,000 people in Indiana have enrolled in health insurance plans through the government’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

N-B Video: “Fly high, baby Owen”

N-B Video: “Fly high, baby Owen”

Many from the community gathered at Bluffton’s Angel of Hope Park Saturday evening to remember 3-year-old Owen Collins. As the balloons were released at the...

Considering their options

Considering their options

Students get early look at possible careers

Giving back, like a champion

Giving back, like a champion

Addison Misch, a former Riley patient, was honored by the hospital on Friday

Stefanski joins N-B staff as intern

Stefanski joins N-B staff as intern

Charlotte Stefanski, a senior at Norwell High School, will be interning with the News-Banner for the second semester of the 2014-15 school year.

APC report: Director says 2014 was an ‘eventful’ year

The Area Plan Commission had an “eventful” 2014, according to its director.

Man is convicted of meth charges

After two and a half days of testimony in the jury trial of Ronald Eckelbarger, 63, of Bluffton, this week in Wells Circuit Court, it took less than 30 minutes for the jury to convict the Bluffton man on all four...

Barnes, Arnold formally charged

Barnes, Arnold formally charged

Mother, her boyfriend, face six felony charges in last weekend’s death of 3-year-old Owen Collins

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