Sandstone will be hard to match

I see that the demolition of the Centennial Block is imminent. Sad. Looking at the revised scheme for the front of the courthouse, I have...

A salute to Joe Rice

Recently my parents shared with me the Aug. 27 edition with the story about Joe Rice. It was quite a recap of events that...

Appalled by health dept. inaction

I am appalled by what I read in the Friday, Aug. 17, News-Banner concerning the two restaurants and bakery cited for violations. The Wells County...

Yearning for yesteryear

RE: Dave Butler’s letter to this column Dec. 27, “Downtown not the same.” That was spot on. I could not have said it better. A...

Headlights on for safety

It amazes me how many people drive with one headlight, and do not turn on lights before dusk and even after. I think lights...

Mayor’s north side proposal exciting

Thank you Mayor Ellis and Bluffton City Council in presenting a plan to increase availability and capacity of the sewerage system north of the...

A grateful sister says ‘Thanks’

I want to thank Alan Daugherty and Mark Miller for their time, effort and remarkable perception in the Memorial Day articles in the March...

It’s ‘Bluffton-Harrison’ schools

As a former Bluffton-Harrison School Board member, I always thought the name of the school system was the Bluffton-Harrison School system.  Not the Harrison...

Enjoy your new seat, Gerald

Norwell High School football was truly blessed with the presence of six gentlemen in the 1980s and ‘90s: Gary Scott, Jim Cobble, Bob Gilbert,...

Observations of a substitute teacher

For the past six months I have had the learning experience of substitute school teaching. From preschool through high school, from one day to...