First time with vote centers was slow going

By JESSICA WILLIAMSVoters in line at a majority of the county’s five vote centers encountered long waits to cast their votes Tuesday during the...

Cruz wins Wells, 4 other counties

By DAVE SCHULTZWells County mirrored the rest of the state and area when the votes for the 2016 were tabulated Tuesday night, with a...

Southern Wells referendum approved 3-to-1

By MATTHEW LeBLANCSouthern Wells voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a referendum renewing a 12.7-cent property tax rate per $100 valuation.First approved in 2009, the revenue...

Wells County voters had a 46% turnout

Wells County had a 13 percent jump in voter turnout in the 2016 primary over the turnout in 2012, the most recent presidential election...

Leonard nets 50th District nomination

By DAVE SCHULTZThe only contested primary race for an elected office in Wells County was the Republican race for the 50th District state representative...

Party leaders comment on presidential primary results

By JESSICA WILLIAMSThe results are in from Tuesday’s primary, and for Wells County Republican Party Chair Ralph Garcia, the people have spoken.Ted Cruz won...

Police Notebook: 5-4-16

INCIDENTSCity:Tuesday, 8:31 a.m., Wells Carnegie Government Annex, 223 W. Washington St. Burglar alarm. Officers responded. Alarm accidentally tripped by an employee.Tuesday, 5:32 p.m., officers...

NWCS board approves resource officer contract

By MATT LeBLANCThe Northern Wells school board on Tuesday signed off on a new contract for the district’s school resource officer, clearing the second...

New Roush Park shelter approved

By DAVE SCHULTZA new open-sided shelter will soon be built in Bluffton’s Roush Park. The shelter will be part of the overall park improvements...

City trash fees to go up $1 a month in 2017

By DAVE SCHULTZThe monthly rates for trash pickup within the city will go up from $14 to $15, effective Jan. 1, 2017.Officials from Republic...