House fire in Markle causes pets’ deaths

By JESSICA WILLIAMS The cause of a house fire in Markle Saturday is being investigated, but more than one pet reportedly died in the blaze. Firefighters...

Man wants to build garage on Markle’s property

By JESSICA WILLIAMS A Markle man has returned to Markle town officials with a request to build a garage on the town’s property near the...

Markle library could be finished by May 1

By JESSICA WILLIAMSWork is progressing at the new Markle library. Barkley Builders out of Ossian is constructing the building, and owner Josh Barkley said Monday...

Youth Achievements: 2-16-16

Seth Cole is Norwell Intern of the Week Senior Seth Cole has been selected to receive recognition for the Norwell High School Intern of the...

Local festivals get new dates, could be adding rides

By PATTY ELWELLEven though it is only February, those in charge of area summer and fall festivals have made the move to change their...

Election Board will push hard on vote centers

By DAVE SCHULTZ The Wells County Election Board met Thursday, and vote centers dominated the discussion. The board members — County Clerk Yvette Runkle, Roy Johnson,...

Woodward seeks another term as Wells County Commissioner

Kevin Woodward is seeking his fifth term as Wells County Commissioner, and is thus far unopposed for the office. Woodward has been the District 3...

Teen driver hurt in 1-car rollover crash

By GLEN WERLINGA rural Markle teen suffered minor injuries in a single-car crash on 550N, a short distance from Norwell High School Thursday.Titan Helmke,...