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Drive-by Santa

It wasn’t a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer; instead ...
Reimbursable losses to farmers affected by the failures of ...
Markle’s “Christmas in Our Town” event is scheduled for ...
INCIDENTS City: Wednesday, 3:02 p.m., residence on Sunset Drive. Caller reported a white Cadillac parked in front of the caller’s mailbox. When the caller spoke to the driver, the driver reportedly left in a hurry. Wednesday, 4:05 p.m., Walmart Supercenter. Report of a woman in a silver Chrysler...
SATURDAY, Nov. 28 GIRLS BASKETBALL: Southern Wells at Adams Central, 7:30 p.m. (JV 6 p.m.) BOYS BASKETBALL: Blackford at Bluffton, 7:30 p.m. (JV 6 p.m.); Wes-Del at Southern Wells, 7:30 p.m. (JV 6 p.m.) SUNDAY, Nov. 29 No games scheduled
The Bluffton Tigers kicked off ...
The Norwell boys basketball team will have ...
FRIDAY, Nov. 27 No games scheduled SATURDAY, Nov. 28 GIRLS BASKETBALL: Southern Wells at Adams Central, 7:30 p.m. (JV 6 p.m.) BOYS BASKETBALL: Blackford at Bluffton, 7:30 p.m. (JV 6 p.m.); Wes-Del at Southern Wells, 7:30 p.m. (JV 6 p.m.); Adams Central at Norwell, 7:45...

A Joyful Noise … Casper the Conqueror

CASPER THE CONQUEROR  In early 1939, Germany had not yet ignited the war — at least with weapons. Yet Hitler and his hate had already stealthily invaded the small country of...

Thanksgivings past differ from Thanksgiving present

By JEAN HARPER Thanksgiving, long ago, when I was a kid, meant a family gathering at my Aunt Martha’s house. For as many years as all of us kids were kids, there were 11 of us for the holiday...

Rahn to celebrate 98th birthday Nov. 27

Ireta Rahn will celebrate her 98th birthday Nov. 27. Ireta Rahn She was born in Roanoke, Ind. She was married to Richard Rahn for 58 years; her husband preceded her in death in 2001. She...

A ‘cheesy’ holiday tradition

Members of Bluffton’s Psi Iota Xi are in the midst of their annual Cheese Ball sale and Melinda Gilgen, at left, and Jenny Peterson, at right, are shown with samples. The tasty treats are now available from any Psi Ote member...

Zanesville News: 11-23-2020

As I write this column, we have been cerebrating the second birthday of our granddaughter Hopi. She was born two years ago on her Grandpa Kenny’s 82nd birthday. He was so happy that day with this present wrapped in a pink blanket.

Time to Take a Devotional Break: 11-21-2020

When my children were young, participation ribbons in 4-H, individual trophies at the end of every T-ball season, and even certificates for good citizenship at school were common forms of recognition. It seemed that even the most...

Good grief! Charlie Brown brings us some good news

Mark your calendar: Sunday Dec. 13. We might salvage 2020 yet. And chalk this one up to a victory for “the people” … or “the little guys” … or just plain “us,” whichever you...

Whether outside is frightful …here we come

Apparently we’re all getting a Covid-19 vaccine for Christmas, whether we like it or not. In fact, at last count, there were nearly a dozen different vaccines in some stage of producing successful resistance...

My mother’s legacy

“That is where the snipers were.” I am sitting with my mother and son in an outdoor café in Warsaw in 2014. We are here for the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the...

Another way COVID-19 has changed life: Funeral edition

Funerals aren’t something people look forward to, but they are incredibly important.  Funerals aren’t just a way to remember people. It’s a way for people to grieve, a way for people to feel their...

2020: In many ways, the best year ever

As challenging a year as 2020 has been, we still should be thankful that it has been the best year in human history to be alive. Consider: In 1920, according to the book “Enlightenment...

Give thanks to the Chosin Few

Seventy Thanksgivings ago, Pfc.Warren Wiedhahn was 21, far from home and freezing. During a winter of record cold, nighttime temperatures were more than 30 degrees below zero in the North Korean mountains. The day after Thanksgiving, as...

A state champion

Isaac Stoller of Bluffton was recently crowned the 2020 Indiana Senior Champion Auctioneer at the Indiana Champion Auctioneer Competition, which was part of the annual Indiana Auctioneers Association annual conference in Noblesville earlier this month. Stoller is a real estate broker...

Records show farmers’ losses in elevator failures

Farmers’ reimbursable losses for the ...

Mnuchin rejects renewal of some Federal Reserve emergency loan programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he will not extend several emergency loan programs set up with the Federal Reserve, an action that could hamper the ability of the incoming Biden administration to gain important economic support from the...

Signature HealthCARE to close by the end of the year

Signature HealthCARE facility at 1529 W. ...

Local beekeepers serve Wells County and beyond

It all started with a ...

Backpack food program gets grant funds

Heartland REMC, through its Operation Round Up grant program, awarded $2,000 to the “Feeding Tomorrow’s Future Today” weekend backpack food program through Wells County 4-H. Pictured are, from left, Al Schlagenhauf, Heartland REMC director; Miss Wells County Sarah Jones, who wrote...
Wells Circuit Court celebrated Adoption Day Friday, Nov. 20. Learn more in the Saturday, Nov. 21, News-Banner. (Photos by Jessica Bricker)
The Bluffton Lady Tigers brought home a 50-13 win from a game at Daleville to compete against the Broncos Friday. For full story, look for the story in the Saturday, Nov. 14 News-Banner. Click photos to enlarge. (Photos by Glen Werling) Emme Boots drives in for two of her 20...
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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Today’s news: Drive-by Santa; Indiana’s indemnity fund will be put to use; Markle plans...

Friday, November 27, 2020

Today’s news: Tigers open season with a win; We're No. 2; Shop local Saturday; and...

World markets subdued as U.S. trading shut for Thanksgiving

By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer

AG warns of deceptive mailings touting prizes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state Attorney General’s office is warning Indiana...

Indiana COVID-19 total approaching 319,000

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An additional 6,434 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with...

Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes Thanksgiving

By REGINA GARCIA CANO,  MATT SEDENSKY and HEATHER...

Community Events: 11-16-2020

Art for the holidays at FW’s Orchard Gallery

Upcoming events: 11-04-2020

FW’s Embassy to host free festival Nov. 25-Dec. 2

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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.