Steve Darnell to return, will lead Southern Wells

By GLEN WERLING A familiar face to Wells County education is returning. Steve Darnell was hired as the new superintendent of Southern Wells Community Schools during...

Southern Wells students get drenched for a cause

After reading a book about people in South Sudan, students at Southern Wells Junior High School decided to raise money to help. Students raised...

‘Cauliflower’ makes OES student bee champion

By MATTHEW LeBLANC A little before 9:30 a.m. Thursday, just two participants remained in the Wells County Spelling Bee. After eight rounds, Ossian Elementary School fifth-grader...

Butcher will be new principal at Lancaster Elementary School

By MATTHEW LeBLANC Assistant Principal Ginger Butcher will replace Lancaster Central Elementary School Principal Cathy Dunwiddie in July, when Dunwiddie retires. Butcher has worked for the...

B-H will add staff, alter class sizes for 2016-17

By MATTHEW LeBLANC School board members voted Monday to add teachers to lessen projected increases in class sizes next year at Bluffton-Harrison Middle School. Also, to...

Doing what he loves

2011 Norwell grad on the air in Louisiana By KAYLEEN REUSSER As a child, Adam Burniston was fascinated by weather, especially bad weather. “My family lived...

SW board slates prospective superintendent interviews

By GLEN WERLING Southern Wells Superintendent Jim Craig hopes to look his successor in the eye at the next board meeting. Craig, who announced last November...

What’s for lunch?

Local planners find revisions to school meal rules much to their liking By MATTHEW LeBLANC A movement in Congress to scale back stringent school meal standards...

Move-in day

Tammy Mechling, left, and Nikki Phillippe, work at the front desk Monday inside a new administrative office area at Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School. The office...

Innovation in the classroom

Southern Wells science teacher recognized with statewide award By MATTHEW LeBLANC Accolades seem to follow Dave Butler. In 2014, the veteran Southern Wells Junior/Senior High School science...