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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Southern Wells must replace students’ Chromebooks

By GLEN WERLING For some it may be difficult to believe, but Southern Wells High School’s Chromebooks have reached the end of their three-year life...

SW board gets preliminary reports of campus water well replacement

By GLEN WERLING While the big news from Tuesday’s meeting of the Southern Wells School Board was the announcement that Steve Darnell is slated to...

SWES spelling bee winners

Recently at Southern Wells Elementary, students in fifth and sixth grade participated in the annual spelling bee.  After several rounds of competition, sixth grade...