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2014 BLUFFTON FREE STREET FAIR

2014 BLUFFTON FREE STREET FAIR

Bluffton Utilities workers Steve Thrasher and Billy Frantz move the “Road Closed” signs onto a deserted Main Street

Nominees sought for county’s Volunteer of the Year honor

Nominees for the 2014 annual Bette A. Erxleben Volunteer of the Year award are now being accepted by the Wells County Foundation Inc.

SLIDE SHOW: Southern Wells Homecoming 2014

SLIDE SHOW: Southern Wells Homecoming 2014

Click here to browse through photos from the 2014 SW Homecoming.

Chiefly, it’s Street Fair time

Downtown Bluffton began its late-fall transformation over the weekend as the trappings of the 2014 Bluffton Free Street Fair moved in.

NWCS will review its procedures following bomb threat at NHS

Northern Wells Community Schools officials will review emergency response protocols after a bomb threat was discovered last week at Norwell High School.

Old friends to reunite at fair

A city resident has a close tie with one of the groups that will be performing at the Bluffton Free Street Fair this week.

Two other concerts set at fair

Two other groups will be making their Street Fair debuts this year.

Street Fair Idol finalists set

Twelve finalists were chosen Sunday night for the finals of the “Street Fair Idol” singing competition.

Back home again

Back home again

IMPD Deputy Chief Mike Bates, a Bluffton native, will ride to the Street Fair with his ‘ambassadors’

A special night

A special night

Southern Wells honored a longtime teacher during Friday night’s homecoming celebrations.

BHS 9/11 event honors area’s first responders

BHS 9/11 event honors area’s first responders

Bluffton High School Students and staff were reminded of the heroes and victims of the 2001 tragedy, along with the brave men and women that serve in the local...

Fire destroys large barn near Markle

A three-alarm fire destroyed a large barn at the Roberta Fishbaugh residence, 4194W-300N near Markle, Thursday evening.

Dedication of Norwell renovation work set for Friday, Sept. 19

Northern Wells Community Schools leaders will formally dedicate a multimillion-dollar renovation to Norwell High School next Friday night.

It’s Bluffton’s bridge to ... everywhere

It’s Bluffton’s bridge to ... everywhere

The Crosbie Bridge, which carries Main Street over the Wabash River, is eight decades old

Patriot Day Observances

Patriot Day Observances

Patriot Day Observances

Local views wanted for ‘Our Story’

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership is seeking public input on a new project, Our Story.

In retirement, Mosier has a place he can serve

In retirement, Mosier has a place he can serve

After about 30 years of teaching, Bob Mosier was giving some thought to retirement. But he wasn’t ready to quit working.

Bluffton crews spraying for mosquitoes

Health Department’s West Nile virus announcement prompts city’s action

14-year sentence given to convicted child molester

A Bluffton teen has been sentenced to 14 years in prison following his plea of guilty to one Class B felony count of child molesting.

Mosquitoes here infected with West Nile virus

Mosquitoes here infected with West Nile virus

Three samples of mosquitoes in Wells County have been found positive for the West Nile virus. Jessica Bergdall, environmental health specialist for the Wells...

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