Off to a good start

Norwell’s Show Choirs, under the direction of Carla Doles and choreographed by Jason Johnson and Jordyn Shaffer, began their competition season with great...

NWCS board gives approval to school improvement plans

By MATTHEW LeBLANCNorthern Wells school board members approved changes to improvement plans for each of the district’s four schools Tuesday. The school improvement plans, which...

Income tax refunds could benefit schools

How money will be distributed is uncertain By MATTHEW LeBLANC For the first time this year, Indiana taxpayers can donate their refunds to help schools. State...

A super day

Clockwise from bottom, kindergartners Cheyenne Foughty, Levi White, Jacob Macy and Braylon Jackson celebrate Super Hero Day at Ossian Elementary School. The dress-up day...

VandenBoom is Merit Scholarship finalist

A Norwell High School senior is among the finalists nationwide for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship. In September, Jessica VandenBoom was named a semifinalist in...

Votes still needed for teachers

Area residents can vote through Friday for Wells County teachers to receive “school supply packs” from TCC, the Verizon wireless retailer. A news release from...

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...

‘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...

Area schools retain grades

Grades would have dropped, but state blocks that from happening By MATTHEW LeBLANC Drops in ISTEP+ scores would have led to dips in A-F grades this...

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...