Time to Take a Devotional Break: God’s Standardized Test

GOD’S STANDARDIZED TEST This month students across Indiana have been participating in the annual state-required assessment known as the ISTEP+. Preparations for these tests begin early...

Prom Dress Exchange 2017

Bluffton High School students from left, sophomore Paige Schwieterman, sophomore Ellie Longenberger, and senior Cassie McFarren show off some of the dress selections at...

Churches plan four community Good Friday services

Four community Good Friday services are planned for Wells County. One service is planned for 7 p.m. at Life Community Church on Oak Street in...

Time to Take a Devotional Break: 01-06-2018

PLANS FOR A NEW YEAR I noticed several people posting comments about leaving the drama and negativity of 2017 behind them, choosing to live 2018 with...

A Joyful Noise: 12-17-16

ISN’T THERE ANYONE WHO KNOWS WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT? Charlie Brown almost makes me cry. He takes one Christmas bulb — just one — and...

N-B sets Holy Week information deadline of April 5

The News-Banner will publish a roundup of Holy Week services — Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter — on Friday, April 7. The deadline for...

To sing at gospel concert fund raiser

Members of the Matt Drayer family will be among the musical entertainers as the Friends Who Care Cancer Relief Foundation group presents the 6th...

A Joyful Noise: 8-27-16

A NEW PERSPECTIVE  Imagine, for one moment, that you woke before the dawn And saw a man in golden chains Tread slowly to your lawn Then orange and...

Gloria’s baby brother Jeriah gets married

How can one put so many feelings into words? My heart filled with joy as I watched my “baby “brother , now 22, join...

Time to Take a Devotional Break: 1-21-17

EXCUSES & REASONS In checking their online grade summaries this week, some of my students expressed frustration over missing assignments, which led to grades of...