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Haldrup gets into the field

Haldrup gets into the field

Wells County farmer Doug Klefeker watched Friday afternoon, as a test plot combine cut smoothly through a row of beans on his property on 900S.

Wednesday night’s topic: What does Bluffton’s south side need?

If you live on the south side of Bluffton, Tim Ehlerding and those considering uses for the former Wells Community Hospital building are interested in hearing from you Wednesday night.

UW campaign start will be an online affair

UW campaign start will be an online affair

The United Way of Wells County is set to launch its annual fundraising campaign next week.

Torchbearers needed in Wells for Indiana’s 200th anniversary

he Wells County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for 20 torchbearers.

Wells’ jobless rate was 3.9% in July

Wells County had the state’s ninth-lowest unemployment rate in July, according to figures released this week by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Zanesville gears up for its annual party

It started with a trip to Jamaica.

Saturday’s ‘De-Trash the Wabash’ event is good to go — IDEM

The state has reinforced its go-ahead for Saturday’s “De-Trash the Wabash” effort northwest of Bluffton.

Custom carving for Wells County Foundation

Custom carving for Wells County Foundation

Custom carving for Wells County Foundation

County Council winds down budget reviews

The members of the Wells County Council concluded their formal review of the county’s 2016 budget Thursday night.

NWCS banks $100K in non- ‘confidential’ settlement

Northern Wells Community Schools entered into a confidential agreement worth $100,000 with a Georgia contractor in July after concerns were raised about renovation work at Norwell High School.

Cherry, South streets will be closed at tracks

Two more streets in Bluffton will be closed next week for railroad maintenance.

Toddler’s mother opts for jury trial

Toddler’s mother opts for jury trial

Breanna J. Arnold, 22, will go to trial in the case of the January death of her son, 3-year-old Owen Collins.

New look for B-H website

New look for B-H website

The Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District has gotten a virtual facelift.

Barker pleads guilty to corpse abuse, meth charges

Barker pleads guilty to corpse abuse, meth charges

Zachary Barker, the 17-year-old charged after toddler Owen Collins’ body was found in a wooded area outside of Bluffton in January, has pleaded guilty to two...

With a month to go, Street Fair plans set

The directors of the Bluffton Free Street Fair Association Inc. met Tuesday night — one month to the day before the start of the 2015 event — and almost everything’s set for the big show.

Here’s what’s planned

Here’s what’s planned

Northeast Indiana’s Regional Cities Initiative proposals laid out; a performing arts center is on Wells County’s wish list.

Adams Street/Ind. 124 large directional sign gets BZA’s approval

Semi drivers and visitors to Bluffton will have a new sign to direct them to the west-end industries and an Ossian man received permission to site a 20-year-old double wide to replace a far older — and dilapidated —...

Two-vehicle accident

Two-vehicle accident

Emergency crews were called Wednesday morning to Marzane Road and 900N, where two vehicles were involved in an accident.

City replaces Harvest Road sewer pump

A new pump for a sewer lift station was one of two items approved by the Bluffton Board of Public Works and Safety Tuesday afternoon.

Breanna Arnold to go to trial in son’s death

Breanna Arnold, charged following the January death of her toddler son Owen Collins, appeared in Wells Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon where a two-week trial was set. It’s to begin the morning of Jan. 25,...

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