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Former teacher has 1st court appearance

The former Bluffton High School teacher facing a charge of child seduction appeared in Wells Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon.

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BHMSD issues statement on Clark

Wayne Barker, superintendent of the Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District, said Wednesday afternoon that he was “deeply saddened” by the events that led to the arrest of Josh Clark, a former mathematics...

B-H enrollment going up again

The “official” count won’t be made for another couple of weeks, but enrollment in the Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District appears to be up again for the 2014-15 school year.

School board races set as filing ends

Each of the three public school districts in Wells County will have at least one contested race for school board seats this fall.

Across cultures, a personal touch

Across cultures, a personal touch

Seven visiting students and three translators acting as chaperones got a glimpse of life in America this past week while visiting Northern Wells schools and...

2 running for SW board

Two more candidates have filed for the board of Southern Wells Community Schools.

SWCS board approves advertising its 2015 budget

SWCS board approves advertising its 2015 budget

Southern Wells Community school board members Tuesday agreed to advertise the 2015 corporation budget.

Thompson’s condition improved

A Lutheran Hospital representative said Tuesday morning that Bluffton High School Athletic Director Steve Thompson’s status has improved from critical to serious.

Westfall seeks spot on SW board

A second person has cast his hat into the ring for the Liberty Township position on the Southern Wells School Board.

Kevin Scott files for Chester seat on SW school board

Chester Township now has a candidate for the Southern Wells School Board.

Welcome back

Welcome back

Lancaster Central Elementary School guidance counselor Kathy Thompson directs second-grade student Nicky Powell to his class on the first day.

A somber start to the BHS year

No timetable set for principal’s return

Athletic director listed as still in critical condition

Athletic director listed as still in critical condition

As of 5 p.m. Friday, Bluffton High School Athletic Steve Thompson was listed in critical condition.

B-H athletic director struck, hurt by SUV

B-H athletic director struck, hurt by SUV

Steve Thompson in critical condition after BHS principal accidentally hits him in middle school parking lot

Southern Wells school board seats still open

Wells County Clerk Yvette Runkle said Wednesday that no one from Southern Wells has filed yet for the two open positions on the school board.

BMS principal reviews ISTEP scores

To prepare students for a new state policy, a portion of the special education population at Bluffton Middle School took the ISTEP test for the first time this spring, and Principal Claire Paul said Monday that might...

BHS secures 4-star status

For the second time in four years, Bluffton High School earned a four-star school rating, Principal Steve Baker announced Monday.

Local ISTEP percentages down somewhat

The percentage of students who passed both the language arts and math portions of the ISTEP test last school year dropped at six of the seven Wells County public schools that administered the test, according to state...

History making

History making

Norwell students pick up iPads Wednesday; elementary students get theirs next week

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