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‘Things like this don’t happen in Bluffton’

‘Things like this don’t happen in Bluffton’

Arson aftermath irks couple Sue Kristek feels violated. She’s angry and annoyed, too, which is understandable just days after someone tried to burn down her...

Hovercraft invasion coming to Bluffton

Hovercraft invasion coming to Bluffton

A battalion of hovercrafts is making its way up the Wabash River and expects to arrive in Bluffton Sunday morning.

Dashing for the bubbles

Dashing for the bubbles

Dashing for the bubbles

Board OKs recycling center repairs

Repairs for the recycling center were approved Monday by the Wells County Solid Waste District.

Rising of the river

Rising of the river

Since June 13, the Wabash River has been outside of its banks 70% of the time Part 1 of 2 The Wabash River went over its 10-foot flood stage in Bluffton at...

Looking at plant life on the flood plain

Looking at plant life on the flood plain

The city-owned floodplain north of the Wabash River is living up to its title, as much of the area is submerged. However, that did not stop a three-person team...

A place of honor

A place of honor

A telescoping flagpole was formally dedicated this week at Whicker Field behind Bi-County Services, the place where the “Dream Team” of handicapped...

Fire destroys Mobile Manor home

Fire destroys Mobile Manor home

An investigator from the Indiana Fire Marshal’s office was called in Thursday morning after a fire in the 600 block of Westfield Drive in Bluffton’s Mobile...

Bid was too high; work on trail delayed

The lowest bid for the Interurban Trail came in well over the engineer’s estimate for the project, so the project has been delayed.

Teen to face charges as an adult in toddler’s death

Zachary Barker, 16, will face charges as an adult in the case of 3-year-old Owen Collins’ January death. Barker appeared in Wells Circuit Court Thursday afternoon for a hearing regarding a waiver of jurisdiction from...

June rainfall tops 14 inches

June’s rainfall total in Wells County set a record, not only for the month but for any month.

Man says he was attacked at home

A man was attacked in a reported robbery Friday afternoon.

They’re working to make it all nice and ... Snug

They’re working to make it all nice and ... Snug

The past does not determine the future, but leaders of an effort to resurrect a landmark eatery in downtown Bluffton are hoping to use history to spur growth...

Ugandan kids concert at AC & VC

Four members of the Ugandan Kids Choir are shown as they practiced Friday afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church, the church hosting the choir during their visit to Bluffton, as they prepared for their free concert...

Governor tours flooded areas

Governor tours flooded areas

They came, they saw, they filled a few sandbags.

Two are wounded in bloody stabbing attack

A Bluffton woman and her alleged attacker were hospitalized this morning at Lutheran Hospital following an incident Tuesday afternoon at the Lamar Apartments on the city’s near north side.

Barnes pleads guilty in Owen Collins case

Just in: Barnes has pleaded guilty to killing 3-year-old Owen Collins. His sentencing hearing was set for August, but the terms of the plea agreement, which is under advisement of the court, call for 50 years in prison...

BPD investigating stabbing

The Bluffton Police Department is investigating a stabbing inside an apartment in the 300 block of Lamar Street, according to a press release issued by the department Tuesday evening. The call came in at 3:17 p.m....

Time to sign up for  Miss Wells County

Time to sign up for Miss Wells County

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Miss Wells County and Miss Wells County Teen pageants.

Kool color

Kool color

Lilly King, 7, used grape Kool-Aid to dye her hair purple Friday at Washington Park in Bluffton.

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