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Bluffton High School will crown its 2021 prom queen and king Saturday during the formal dance, which will be held at Lighted Gardens. The prom court is, front row from left, Kylie Liechty, Emily Hiday and Nikkole Johnson; and back row from left, Dylan Hernandez, Mason Schwartz and Hayden Nern. (Photo submitted)
INCIDENTS City: Tuesday, 4:13 p.m., Radiance Tanning Salon, 627 N. Main St. Bluffton police served a warrant for arrest on Nathan Joseph Stuchell, 41, rural Ossian, on one count of domestic battery, a Level 6 felony. Bond set at $26,000. Tuesday, 5:05 p.m., residence in the 600 block...
Wells Superior Court Civil Cases Final judgment of $4,407.07 entered for SMS Property Management, Fort Wayne, against William Brink and Janet King, Bluffton. Complaint for payment of $1,536.32 filed by Eagle Finance Company, Fort Wayne, against Herbert Covey, Ossian. Complaint for payment of $36,932.36 filed...
The Norwell Knights took what the ...
Norwell softball tops East Noble Norwell’s softball team won 8-2 over East Noble in Wednesday’s home game. Norwell (10-2) got on the board first in the first inning with a run, then added two runs in the second and three in the third to take a 6-1 lead. The Lady Knights...
THURSDAY, May 6 BOYS GOLF: Bluffton, Bellmont at Jay County, 4:30 p.m.; Whitko at Norwell, 4:30 p.m.; Southern Wells at Wes-Del, 5 p.m. GIRLS TENNIS: Bluffton at Manchester, 5 p.m.; Norwell at East Noble, 5 p.m. SOFTBALL: Bluffton at Jay County, 5 p.m. (JV Jay County at Bluffton,...
Norwell’s baseball team defeated New Haven 13-0 in a five-inning home game on Tuesday.  Norwell (8-7) did most of its damage in the first inning, scoring 11 runs. The Knights added their final two runs in the third inning, and when the Bulldogs failed to respond after the fifth, the game ended due to...

Insights: May is Mental Health Month

During this past year of COVID - 19, mental health issues and concerns for all ages, has been on the rise.  Many people have reported feeling anxious, depressed, irritable, angry, confused, stressed, worried, sad, obsessive, paranoid, scared,...

Legion hosts pancake breakfast Saturday

The American Legion Post 111 will be serving a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8:30 a.m. until the food is gone Saturday. Dine in or carry out available. Two pancakes and two sausage links with a...

Saturday at the Parlor City Market

The following vendors will be at the Parlor City Market this week: Sonshine Design, West Isles Workshop, Smokey Pit BBQ, Nancy’s Crafts, The Bread Guy LLC, Missing Moose, Hoosier Creek Farms LLC., Wheeler’s Bees, Polka Dot Jo, Paparazzi, Pink Zebra, Soul Journey...

Ossian Psi Iota Xi selling flowers for Mother’s Day

The Gamma Zeta Chapter of Psi Iota Xi will be selling rose bushes on Saturday, May 8, at the Ossian Town Hall. The price will be $15 each and will include your choice of yellow or red rose bushes...

Area Things to See and Do: 05-06-2021

ALL FOR ONE PRODUCTIONS, FORT WAYNE At ArtsLab, 300 East Main St., Fort Wayne. Info: 260-422-4226 or www.allforonefw.wordpress.com ALLEN COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL COLISEUM Gun and Knife Show, May 15 and...

Amish Cook: Mashed potato casserole is a hit at the Yoders’

Wednesday was one of those days. It was after supper, the children had gone outside to play, and Joshua was extra fussy. This handsome little boy with bright blue eyes, a pet by all, was having a...

Genealogy is not just for the birds

When you achieve the distinction of being the oldest generation yet living in your family, the memories of the past become more important. Days like this coming Sunday, Mother’s Day, inspire occasions for pulling out the albums...

For Mother’s Day: One son’s tribute

When Ann Jarvis died on May 9, 1905, her daughter, Anna Reeves Jarvis, began a campaign to honor her mother as a way of celebrating all moms as a group. On May 12, 1907,...

Biden’s era of big government

When I began my work 25 years ago, my vision for fixing our poor, broken communities was driven by my belief in America and what made it successful. It’s what I call the 3 C’s: the principles...

A little discomfort, and then ready to roll

Seeing people I knew at the COVID-19 vaccination site was a welcomed surprise recently. Monday I got my second Moderna shot — two weeks after my first dose. I didn’t have...

Stranded on Trump Island, the GOP lets Biden play the long game

In a democracy, any serious governing project is also a political project. Presidents who want their achievements to endure know they must create majorities to sustain their visions over time. FDR did it. Ronald...

… but what’s he doing to unify the country?

Among right-wingers, there has been some delight about polls showing that Joe Biden’s popularity at the 100-day mark is the lowest of any president since World War II. Oh, if you exclude Donald Trump. Undaunted by this...

Meyer Renovation celebrates new location in downtown Ossian

Meyer Renovation has moved to Craig Street in Ossian after having been located in owner Jason Meyer’s home. Celebrating the new location with a ribbon cutting are, from left, Luann Martin, Ossian Town Manager and Chamber Board Member; Erin Prible, Wells...

Bluffton hair salon has new owner

Pictured in the photo left to right, Mayor John Whicker, Phil Swain of PNC Bank, Rob Lyons of Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Daphne Dahl of Hair by Design, Maisie Couch of Hair by Design, Rochelle Anthony of Hair by Design, Audrey...

Chamber honors, celebrates at annual dinner

About 15 months have passed since ...

MidWest America breaks ground

Ground was broken Wednesday for MidWest America Federal Credit Union’s Bluffton location. Pictured above are, from left to right, Erin Prible, executive director at Wells County Chamber of Commerce; Chelsea Lupercio Rodriguez, vice president of member experience at MWAFCU; Greg Mohr,...

Posy Pot in Bluffton earns chamber’s April honor

Donna Anderson, center, of Posy Pot is surrounded by community members, family and friends during a recent surprise announcement of her Wells County Chamber of Commerce honor. (Photo submitted) The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff, ambassadors, friends...

Bank gives to FFA contest

First Bank of Berne donated $500 to the Indiana FFA Advisors to help fund the National Land Judging Invitational. (Photo submitted) First Bank of Berne recently made a $500 donation to Indiana FFA Advisors to help fund the...
The Bluffton Parks and Recreation Department hosted a Star Wars night Wednesday along the Rivergreenway. Learn more in the Thursday, May 6, News-Banner. Click photos to enlarge. (Photos by Jessica Bricker)
Wells County Creative Arts Council Executive Director Janiece Lipsey told the crowd last weekend that she was excited they were there before her. After months of practices and preparation, the 2019-20 season was abruptly cut short last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This past weekend the dancers were back on the stage in...
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Today’s news: Knights stack up baserunners, beat Jets; Wells still blue, but...

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Today’s news: Reynolds, Raiders top Whitko in pitcher's duel; Annual Turnaround Awards...

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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.