Three firms selected to submit BHES renovation plans

A Bluffton company is among three chosen to compete for a $10 million contract to design and construct renovations to Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School.

Former teacher gets prison time

Former teacher gets prison time

A former Bluffton High School teacher has been sentenced to four years in prison following his plea of guilty to child seduction, a Class C felony.

B-H board OKs $15K for runner-up design teams

The effort to renovate Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School went forward Monday evening with the approval of the funding and construction mechanisms for the project.

Helping hoops

Helping hoops

Tony Garton, foreground, has continued his Christmas tradition this year with “Buckets for Santa” at Bluffton High School. Here he’s challenging senior...


Southern Wells’ choice for 1-to-1 well-liked

12 companies take a look at BHES renovation project

At least 12 companies have expressed interest in a planned $10 million renovation and expansion of Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School.

‘A day of giving back’

‘A day of giving back’

Bluffton High School class focuses on nine service project ideas to help community, world

Tax caps not a big issue for Wells schools

Funding woes that will likely leave thousands of Fort Wayne children without transportation to school next year are unlikely to strike Wells County anytime soon, officials say.

E-learning could end snow days

Area schools contemplate the option

Survey: End letter grades for schools

When state officials released annual school accountability grades last month, educators in Wells County and across the state were quick with responses.

BHES seeks to change Title 1 status, free up funds

School leaders are moving forward with plans to seek a change to Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School’s designation under a federal program aimed at helping low-income students meet academic standards in reading and...

Panel begins work on BHES renovation

A $10 million contract to renovate and expand Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School could be handed out in mid-March.

E-rate plan could hike phone bills

The latest proposal to revamp a government program that provides discounts for Internet access and telecommunications for public schools would include a hike in consumers’ phone bills.

B-H board gets school remodel work under way

Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District leaders took several steps Monday to begin work on the planned $10 million renovation of one of its school buildings.

He’s on the road to recovery

He’s on the road to recovery

Steve Thompson discusses his injury, and that people are praying for him

Only four ‘A’ schools in Wells this year

Only four ‘A’ schools in Wells this year

Just four of nine public schools in Wells County received “A” grades for the 2013-14 school year, according to information released by the Indiana...

In Bluffton-Harrison, Hiday retains his seat   in a three-way contest

In Bluffton-Harrison, Hiday retains his seat   in a three-way contest

It was close, but Bluffton-Harrison school board member Brent Hiday kept his seat on the board.

Now, the details

BHES remodeling plans coming into focus

Pence draws criticism on refusal of federal funds

School administrators and advocates of early childhood education in Wells County have kept a close eye on Gov. Mike Pence’s recent decision to back off seeking $80 million in government preschool funding for Indiana.

Schools fret cost of E-rate subtraction

A government plan to make changes to a program that provides discounts for Internet access and telecommunications could cost Wells County schools thousands of dollars.

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