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INCIDENTS City: 3:43 p.m. Thursday — Report of a child’s scooter left in the parking lot at the Scott and Washington streets. Parks Department contacted. 5:35 p.m. Thursday — A caller reported that a red truck at Ohio and Main streets was being driven by an individual who...
I can’t believe that the big yellow buses are making their rounds already.  I’m sure that summer felt short for all the kids, so we are helping sweeten their return back to school with a treat! State Farm and The Grand Sweet Shop are partnering with us to host...
Solid Waste District board to meet Monday afternoon The board of the Wells County Solid Waste District will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, in Room 105, the multi-purpose room on the lower level of the Wells Carnegie Government Annex, 223 W. Washington St. Topics on the agenda include:
Bluffton and Norwell...
SATURDAY, Aug. 13 CROSS-COUNTRY: Bluffton and Southern Wells at Norwell Invitational, 9 a.m. MONDAY, Aug. 15 BOYS TENNIS: Mississinewa at Bluffton, 5:00 p.m. BOYS SOCCER: Fort Wayne (Wayne) at Norwell, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS GOLF: Southern Wells meet at Etna Acres, 4:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, Aug. 11 VOLLEYBALL: Fort Wayne Canterbury at Bluffton, 6 p.m. Southern Wells at Marion, 6 p.m. FRIDAY, Aug. 12 FOOTBALL: Bluffton at Norwell, scrimmage, 7 p.m.; Southern Wells at Union City Jamboree with Blackford and Union City, 6 p.m. SATURDAY, Aug. 13

Destination Recreation: 08-13-2022

I can’t believe that the big yellow buses are making their rounds already.  I’m sure that summer felt short for all the kids, so we are helping sweeten their return back to school with a treat!

Time to Take a Devotional Break: When Less is More

If you have attended church or studied the Bible, you’ve likely heard or read about Jesus calling the first of His disciples to ministry with Him. Following His baptism by John (Matthew 3) and wilderness days of...

Allen and Arlene Steffen Anniversary

Allen and Arlene...

Another round of joy and sadness

We knew it was coming, but then, is it possible to get ready to say good-bye? The children and I were all gathered around Grandpa’s casket. There were those memories of being a little...

Insights: Back to school, 2022

What will this new school year look like? A lot has happened to the educational system in the past two years. Students, parents, teachers, and staff have all been affected by the COVID-19 virus. I hope things...

Here’s the Thing: Jim Croce – Musical, mellow, mustachioed, missed

“…even if you do got a two-piece custom made pool cue.” — Jim Croce The day the music died is commonly known as the day Buddy Holly and his musical friends...

Letters to the Editor: A generous young man

I wish to thank the young man who left his change for me on the check out counter at Walmart between 3 and 4 p.m. July 26. It is now in the hands of someone to use for buying...

Letters to the Editor: Friendliness, or not

I recently had a garage sale with a lifelong friend. We said “hello” to every person that came and people were so friendly. Many of them stayed awhile to visit. We had a wonderful time. conversing with people that attended the sale.

On winning the lottery … and who always wins in the end

I bought my first lottery ticket recently. It was a $20 scratch-off that paid me a $40 prize. Winning produced a nice little thrill, so I bought another $20 ticket right away. And lost.

Abortion, going forward … what can you live with?

Can the legislative process still work more or less as intended, with lawmakers balancing competing interests and arriving at a solution that the majority of the population can at least live with if not enthusiastically endorse? Or...

Don’t you just love those state welcome centers?

My family made a recent day trip to a neighboring state, so I decided this week’s column should be a tip of the hat to those oases of the interstate highway system, the state welcome centers.

The Orioles’ season extended into extra innings

Read on. No, you didn’t jump to the sports page as the headline suggests. Yes, the Baltimore Orioles are experiencing a losing baseball season. Yes, the Angelkeep Baltimore oriole birds are true winners and playing many extra...

Twisted Metal in new location

Pictured from left to right are Stacey Duncan of WEG Commercial Motors, Jessica Beste of American Mortgage, Mayor John Whicker, Angie Arnold of HomeCourt Home Care, Kevin Pritchard of Ruoff Mortgage, Jayde Ketring of First Bank of Berne, Michael Frederick of...

Mr. B’s is May chamber honoree

The Wells County...

Beauty & Beyond celebrates official opening in Ossian

Pictured in the photo are, from left to right, Piercen Harnish of Shelton Financial, Jessica Beste of American Mortgage, Jennifer Huber of Beauty & Beyond, Madison Huber of Beauty & Beyond, Lori Brubaker of Wells County Land Title, Kirsten Scheiman of...

Muster at Fort Wayne’s old fort this weekend

On May 7-8, Historic Fort Wayne will be the site of Muster on the St. Mary’s River with demonstrations on period cooking, gardening, military life and much more. Hours on Saturday will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m....

Reed’s Do It Best being sold to Dazey’s Supply as of June 1

Gregg and Cynthia Reed, second-generation owners of Reed’s Do it Best Hardware and Gift Shop, recently announced plans to retire and transition ownership of the store to Darren Tomasini on June 1. Reed’s Hardware has been serving the greater...

Engine rebuilder moves nationally known business to Wells

The veteran-owned new business is ...
Included in the Saturday, May 28, News-Banner: Two page scrapbook from this year's Bluffton High School Graduation. (Photos by Glen Werling)
Included with the Friday, Oct. 1, News-Banner: A 12-page scrapbook full of scenes from this year's Street Fair. Here are more photos. (By Jessica Bricker and Glen Werling)

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Today’s news: Bluffton, Norwell hit the gridiron; County council split over...

Gas prices dip below $4 for the first time in 5...

By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer

Tests show Indiana 3rd graders below normal reading levels

By ARLEIGH RODGERS Associated Press/ Report for America

Indiana GOP lawmakers settle on $200 for tax rebate payments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All Indiana taxpayers would be eligible for $200...

Near-total abortion ban passed by Indiana Senate

By ARLEIGH RODGERS  and RICK CALLAHAN 

Jefferson Homemakers hold monthly meeting

The Nov. 10 meeting was held at the Ossian Library with...

Events at the Parlor City Plaza this weekend

On Friday evening, Sept. 17,  from 7 to 9 p.m. entertainment...

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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.