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Lorelai Lace Boutique recently celebrated its official opening with a ribbon cutting with chambe representatives. Pictured from left to right are Mayor Ted Ellis, Jen Kinyo of Ossian Health & Rehabilitation, Erica Lehman of Coldwell Banker-Holloway, Doug Fear of Edward Jones, Addie Hiser of PNC Bank, Hunter Ginger of Lorelai Lace Boutique, Doug Brown of The...
Norwell High School seniors were honored at the Norwell Senior Academic Awards ...
Norwell High School recognized excellence in extracurricular ...
Norwell band instructor Mike Satterthwaite presents a ...
Norwell’s boys’ track team placed fifth out of 13 schools in ...
Norwell’s girls’ tennis team defeated ...
SATURDAY, May 18 BASEBALL: Bluffton at Jay County, 10 a.m.; Norwell at Canterbury, 11 a.m. SOFTBALL: Wes-Del at Southern Wells, 10 a.m.; Whitko at Norwell, 10 a.m. BOYS GOLF: Norwell at NE8 meet at East Noble, 9 a.m. SUNDAY, May 19 No...
BHS baseball tops Adams Central Bluffton’s baseball team defeated Adams Central 6-2 at home on Friday.  Landon Harris got the win on the mound for Bluffton (10-5).  Harris allowed two runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings while striking out two.  Gavin King threw...

Chamber Directory 2019

Your guide to local businesses, 2018 highlights of the Wells County Chamber of Commerce, and much more! Click here to view the full edition.
Photos compiled by Glen Werling; News-Banner staff photos; video produced by Jessica Bricker).
Heyerly brothers still baking; Jim and Karen Ottjes' journey Wells County; more local stories plus holiday tips and recipes. Click here for the full edition.  
The Comet at Bluffton High School turned 100 years old this month. Students have shared ...

Comfort in the face of loss

Couple uses miscarriage experience to help others grieve ...

A Joyful Noise … THE LION AND THE LAMB

Spring: When baby birds start to chirp … and cats start to stalk. Spring: When blue, sunny days … explode into lighting-streaked, stormy nights. Spring: When the earth is ripe for...

Extension Homemakers assemble for annual event

“It’s Spring and Look Who’s Blooming!” was the theme ...

Constructive conflict

Speaking up about what is stressing you out is actually a good thing. Recognizing and identifying some of your daily stressors can be a sign of strength and self-awareness. Believe it or not, spring can be a...

Legion post’s monthly breakfast is Saturday

The monthly breakfast at the American Legion Post 111 will be held Saturday, May 18,  from 8 to 10 a.m. at 111 W. Washington St. in Bluffton. The cost is $8 per person for the buffet-style meal. The event...

Amish Cook: Yoders savor their strawberry soup

After an extraordinary amount of rain this Spring I just relish these sunny days. Not only do I enjoy them; the children simply thrive on being outdoors. Green grass, mud puddles, wildflower bouquets, are...

‘Do over’ proms pursue perpetual adolescence

Prom season is upon us. We all know what that means: More American adults are doing their proms all over again. A New York Times headline about a growing number of adults says they...

Joe Biden’s heresy

The left is starting to take aim at Democratic front-runner Joe Biden. At a conference this week, liberal activists repeatedly booed when told that Biden wanted to find “middle ground” on climate policy. When an audience member...

A sex strike to nowhere

Lysistrata, the character from the Aristophanes play of the same name, declared a sex strike to try to stop a devastating war in ancient Greece. Alyssa Milano, the actress and political activist, declared a...

It all makes sense: Bigfoot is a Hoosier

Forget about James Dean, Michael Jackson or David Letterman. The most famous Hoosier is surely Bigfoot. Now, it’s true we cannot confirm Bigfoot was born in Indiana, but then again we can’t confirm Bigfoot...

The Ex-Im Bank and the essence of socialism

Briefly suspending their warnings about the rising tide of socialism, a large majority of Senate Republicans recently joined with almost all their Democratic colleagues in affirming the essence of socialism, which is government allocation of capital. The...

Raising hopes of Angelkeep

Raised flower and veggie beds are as old as, well, Angelkeep.  From the beginning, Osage orange tree logs, which never rot in a human’s lifetime, created borders filled with manure-enriched soil. A pile of...

Ribbon cut for downtown boutique

Lorelai Lace Boutique recently celebrated its official opening with a ribbon cutting with chambe representatives. Pictured from left to right are Mayor Ted Ellis, Jen Kinyo of Ossian Health & Rehabilitation, Erica Lehman of Coldwell Banker-Holloway, Doug Fear of Edward Jones,...

Trump delays auto-related tariffs

By PAUL WISEMAN and TOM KRISHER AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump decided against declaring commercial war on America’s friends: The White House...

Huawei hit by U.S. export controls, potential import ban

By FRANK BAJAK and TALI ARBEL Associated Press In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it...

Jury: Monsanto must pay $2B in weed killer cancer case

By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company’s popular weed killer Roundup Ready...

Court allows suit, adding to Apple’s woes

By MARK SHERMAN and MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers can pursue a lawsuit complaining that iPhone apps cost too much, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, adding to Apple’s woes that already include...

Indiana businesses hiring ex-offenders amid tight job market

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An organization is connecting Indiana businesses with ex-offenders in an effort to address a tight labor market and help people who are struggling to find work after leaving jail or prison. Public Advocates in Community Re-Entry,...
Learn more in the Monday, April 29, News-Banner. (Photos by Jessica Bricker and Dave Schultz.)
The new courthouse electronic bell was unveiled Thursday afternoon. Learn more in the Friday, April 26, News-Banner. (Video by Jessica Bricker)

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Today’s news: Comfort in the face of loss; Norwell Extracurricular Awards Day; Track sectional...

Friday, May 17, 2019

Today’s news: Softball: Tigers defeat Patriots; BHMSD will put its used iPads on...

Measles outbreak has U.S. concerned

Quarantines in California. Fines in New York City ..

Venezuelan opposition seeks military’s support

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Trump family sues banks in effort to quash congressional subpeonas

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Workshop helps parents de-escalate conflict with youth

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BREAKING NEWS: An early morning drug sweep nets 12 arrests, including nine from Wells. Details in the Friday, April 14, News-Banner.