Battery suspect pleads guilty to lesser charge

By MATTHEW LeBLANC A Bluffton man who had been facing a felony charge for disciplining his girlfriend’s daughter with a wooden spoon last year  has...

2 local medical offices closing

By MARK MILLER Officials of the Lutheran Health Network, which operates the Bluffton Medical Group, confirmed Wednesday afternoon that two medical offices are being closed...

Christmas in the parlor

An elegant tree with a Biblical theme was decorated by Tammi Imel for the parlor of the Wells County Historical Museum. “Christmas in the...

Halloween happenings around Wells County

Trick or treat hours on Monday, Oct. 31: • Bluffton — 5 to 7:30 p.m. • Markle — 5 to 8 p.m. • Ossian — 5 to...

City’s building permit fees will go up March 1

By DAVE SCHULTZ Permit fees for the Bluffton Building Department will be going up next month. Ted Smith, the city’s building commissioner, brought a proposal for...

Lost children search ends well

Two small children went missing from their home in the 2000 block of East Terrace ...

Police field 2 reports of clowns

Police in Bluffton were called out twice Thursday on reports of people dressed as clowns. There have been reports across the country, pushed forward on...

Light’s out

Bluffton utility employee Dave Irwin works on exposed wires after a streetlight was knocked flat by a semi turning from Wabash Street onto Main...

At center stage

Emma Browning has the female lead in this week’s WCT production of ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ and is a finalist in the American Songbook Academy...

Stats, stories, stars and drama

Mayor gives annual State of the City address, hits highs and lows of past year By JESSICA WILLIAMS Mayor Ted Ellis looked back on 2015 and...