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INCIDENTS City: Wednesday, 8:28 a.m., Premier Flats apartments. Sign run over by a truck or some other large vehicle that then left the scene. County: Tuesday, 2:10 p.m., rural Bluffton resident reported someone used her credit card numbers to make a fraudulent purchase at Von...
Wells Superior Court Criminal Cases Taylor Rae Campbell, 26, Corydon, Ind., violated probation by changing her address without prior permission, failing to comply with a counseling requirement of her sentence, and failure to truthfully answer reasonable questions of her probation officer. Ordered to spend 410 days in the...
The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff and Ambassadors welcomed Eric Bucher, owner of Parlor City Oil Shop, with a ribbon cutting to celebrate his new business. Parlor City Oil Shop is located at 1309 South Main Street in Bluffton. Pictured in the photo from left, Erin Daugherty of State Farm, Doug Fear...
THURSDAY, Dec. 8 SWIM & DIVE (CO-ED): Norwell at Jay County, 6 p.m.; Blackford at Bluffton, 5:30 p.m. FRIDAY, Dec. 9 BOYS BASKETBALL: Bluffton at Lakeland Christian Academy, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Columbia City at Norwell, 7:45 p.m.; Woodlan at Bluffton, 7:30 p.m.; Southern Wells...
The Bluffton wrestling team won at home over Southwood Tuesday night 66-15, improving its record to 3-1. The Tigers started the match off with Kaden Simpson’s fall over Jamin Taylor. Brody Lewis won by fall over Logan Hiner, Lorne Kahn won by fall over Devan Danzy.
By RYAN WALKER The Bluffton boys’ basketball team dropped to 1-1 in the early season with a 93-45 loss to Manchester Tuesday night at the Tiger Den. Tucker Jenkins powers in two points over Manchester’s big Gavin Betten in the first quarter Tuesday at The Tiger Den. (Photo by Glen...
WEDNESDAY, Dec 7 No events scheduled. THURSDAY, Dec. 8 SWIM & DIVE (CO-ED): Norwell at Jay County, 6 p.m.; Blackford at Bluffton, 5:30 p.m. FRIDAY, Dec. 9 BOYS BASKETBALL: Bluffton at Lakeland Christian Academy, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Columbia...

A new desk, a new deck, and a suet recipe

I’m here at my new desk. Well it’s not actually new, only new for me. I picked it up at a garage sale for free. So from this new spot in the office I look out the...

Insights: Family relationships and the holidays

If you happen to have the opportunity to be with family this holiday season, take it. There doesn’t have to be a huge crowd; or a big family dinner. Even two or three people can make a...

Here’s the Thing: Silent night … all was calm … all was bright … until it wasn’t

There are 18 days until the official Christmas Day, and if that fails to get your blood pressure pounding, then consider that in an equally short 25 days, we will welcome a completely new year. This is...

Ainslie is the guest speaker at Ossian Rotary Club Thursday

Ossian Rotary’s weekly meeting will feature Pastor Neil Ainslie, service extension director for the Salvation Army of Wells County. The meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Dec. 8, at the First Baptist Church of Ossian.

The tree is ready for ‘positive’ decorations

The Positivi-tree, located in Pickett’s Run beside River Road, is ready to accept positive messages of celebration and achievements written on plastic ornaments and hung on the pine tree.  The hand-created ornaments will be on view through...

‘Gifts of the Season’ celebrated by Wells County Homemakers

By BARBARA BARBIERI Wells County Extension Homemakers celebrated the “Gifts of the Season” at their annual holiday luncheon on Dec. 1. The event was held  at the Wells County Community Center at the 4-H Park.

Angelkeep: Who picked red and green as Christmas colors?

A bright crimson cardinal perched on the snow-flocked evergreen branch outside the window and seemed to announce wisdom emanating from its bird brain.  “We are the reason for red and green at Christmas time,”...

‘Newspapers don’t exist anymore’

Holly Gaskill If you’re reading this, you’re participating in a small miracle in the modern age — a local newspaper. Since 2005, the U.S. has lost a quarter of all its newspapers — print and...

A feline lesson in setting boundaries

Carrie Penrod My family has a habit of collecting strays. Animals and sometimes people.  Specifically though, cats. We usually wind up bottle-feeding abandoned kittens. Harry and Erwin, my two current cats, were bottle fed. I...

A Black Friday deal too good to pass up

I am not much of a shopper. You might say I am like water and shopping is like oil. We just don’t mix. I can think of almost a million things I would rather do than go...

Sleep in heavenly peace? Eventually, I’ll give it a shot.

This is not an announcement. No timetable is forthcoming. I am merely admitting something that should be evident to all who know me: My days as a working journalist are numbered. Weeks, maybe months, maybe even a...

Another taxing question leads to more … and more

Some might be asking “What, there’s more?” Others might be wondering “Why?” If you have mixed emotions about reading more about property taxes, rest assured the writer has had mixed thoughts on whether to...

Public Notice

ADVERTISEMENT TO BID Wells COunty Highway Garage  rEBID Packages WELLS COUNTY, INDIANA Sealed proposals will be received by the Wells County Board of Commissioners, at the Carnegie Annex Building at...

Norse outplay Tigers in opening-game shutout

By ANDREW FEEBACK The season opener...

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....
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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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Today’s news: Innkeeper’s tax approved - will go into effect Jan....

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Today’s news: Knights use 3-ball to rout...

Judge issues gag order in case of 2 slain teen girls

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana judge imposed a gag order...

Hoosiers on WIC get updated rule changes

By Bonilla Muñiz Indiana Capital Chronicle

Sen. Mike Braun files paperwork for Indiana governor run

By TOM DAVIES  Associated Press

Fort Wayne man gets life in prison for dismemberment death

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne man was sentenced...

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.