First Bank of Berne donates to Friends Who Care

First Bank of Berne recently donated $1,000 to Friends Who Care Cancer Relief Foundation. Pictured are, from left, Agribusiness Banker Kody Kumfer; Jeff Adams,...

Shutdown votes set up political test for Senate

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal...

U.S. job openings jump to record high of 7.3 million

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted the most open jobs...

Fuel for a winner

Janet Rush of Bluffton won this year’s sectional contest sponsored by The News-Banner and Pak-A-Sak. By guessing...

China’s construction binge spreads to Americas

PANAMA CITY (AP) - China’s expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities...

Lawmakers support payments to those wrongly convicted

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — People who’ve been wrongfully convicted and sent to prison in Indiana could be eligible for state payments of $50,000...

Band sues brewery over beer name

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rock band Guns N’ Roses is accusing a Colorado brewery of piggybacking off their fame to sell...

Means joins medical staff at BRMC

Primary care physician Norman Means, M.D., of Lutheran Health Physicians has joined the medical staff at Bluffton...

First Bank of Berne donates to economic development

First Bank of Berne’s Bluffton office recently renewed a commitment to making a five-year investment to Wells County Economic Development through...

Frequently asked questions about N-B mail delivery

We have received a number of specific questions about our change to mail delivery. In an attempt to address them, we’ve compiled...