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Teens voice their desires for the city

Teens voice their desires for the city

If it was audience participation he was looking for Friday at Bluffton High School, Preston Kaehr didn’t have long to wait. Seconds after the local banker...

Parks superintendent reflects on an eventful 2014

Parks superintendent reflects on an eventful 2014

Sixteen years ago, Pam Vanderkolk walked into the Bluffton Parks and Recreation Department for the first time. At this time, City Hall was being renovated, and...

Vote centers, explained

Vote centers, explained

First session held in Ossian; next one is Monday at Bluffton library

Heater ignites fire at Cherry Street house

Bluffton firefighters spent more than four hours early this morning extinguishing a stubborn blaze in a residence at 613 W. Cherry St.

City loses another firefighter, awaits class of replacements

Another member of the Bluffton Fire Department has resigned, bringing the active roster of available firefighters down four or five from its allotted 33 positions.

Juvenile’s waiver hearing is delayed until May

The decision of whether or not the teen held in 3-year-old Owen Collins’ death will face charges as an adult has been postponed for three months. The Wells County Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion Jan. 26 to waive...

City plans to ban ‘e-cigs’ from parks and pool

The use of “e-cigarettes” — the non-tobacco vapor smoking products — will soon be banned in Bluffton parks the way tobacco products are banned.

5.1” OF SNOWFALL IN WELLS COUNTY

Trey Bodenheimer, 9, smiles as he wipes out during an attempt down the Lancaster Park sledding hill early Sunday evening. A weekend snow storm took a northerly track and dumped as many as 19 inches of the white stuff on...

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...

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...

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

Six charges filed in the case of toddler’s death

After appearing in court today, Breanna Arnold and Zachary Barnes each face six charges surrounding the death of 3-year-old Owen Collins last weekend. Count I: Neglect of a dependent causing death, a Level 1...

Ind. 1 through Bluffton will be resurfaced

Project will be let on July 8, the same day as the Interurban Trail and the South Main Street projects are scheduled to be let

Little Sweetheart Contest called off

If you haven’t seen a Bluffton Lions Club Little Sweetheart Contest registration form in the paper lately, there is a good reason. The contest has been canceled. “The club decided it cannot do it anymore. We are...

Armful of awards

Armful of awards

Armful of awards

Meet the prosecutors

Meet the prosecutors

New team will assist Carnall in office and join with him in practice

All over

All over

City electric crews take down the Christmas decorations for another season at Wabash and Main streets Friday morning. (Photo by Glen Werling)

State law costs city a firefighter

The Bluffton Fire Department will lose another member from its ranks Wednesday night at the request of the Indiana General Assembly. Eric Kiefer is the Harrison Township trustee. Bluffton Fire Chief Chris Broderick said...

Lighted Gardens to get lighted sign

BZA OKs another LED sign request for the Ossian area — but with conditions

Firefighters requesting donations of smoke detectors

The Bluffton Fire Department is seeking smoke detector donations to pass them on to people who need them.

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