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Commissioners postpone PTABOA decision The Wells County Commissioners deferred their decision to fill the open position on the property tax assessment board of appeals until their next meeting, July 5 at 5 p.m. The commissioners said there was a recently-submitted application they had not had the opportunity to review, and wanted to...
Steve Folk and Rocky Giltner each had a low gross of 38 at the Tuesday Senior Golf League at Green Valley Golf Course.  Jim Zimmer had a low gross of 30 as well.  Rich Borrer was closest to pin, and Homer Bertsch made the longest putt.  Bertsch was...
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Tournament winners in the girls’ 6-7 age group are Zoe Powers (second place) and Ariel Smith (first place). (Photos provided) Winners in the boys’ 6-7 age group are Bo Sprunger (second) and Cruz Reinhard (first). Winners in the girls’ 8-10 age group are Emma Moon (second) and Addie...

The Amish Cook: Another death, another young widow

Here the birds are singing. I wonder if they too are glad for a break from the muggy hot climate on this early morning? I know I am.  Without the heat, though, there would...

Insights: Make July 4 safe, healthy, and fun!

Before the pandemic began, we used to have lots of fun over the July 4th holiday. Now that it’s been two years, can we still have some fun again? How can we celebrate this holiday and be...

Here’s The Thing: Pausing one thing, musing about something else

Well, during a brief few moments when I was not actively trying to drive myself crazy, I thought about why I am not even as smart as a one-year-old child. Now, probably those of you who have...

Funny Things Kids Say: Mornings can be full of surprises

Oliver, 4, usually has help picking out his clothes for school, but one morning he decided to get dressed by himself. He appeared before his parents wearing a long-sleeved shirt, three pairs of underwear and no pants....

Norman ‘Butch’ and Joyce Bauermeister

Norman “Butch” and Joyce Bauermeister of Ossian recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married June 2, 1962, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church near Ossian; they were introduced by mutual friends.  They have...

Destination Recreation: 06-18-2022

Wow, was it a hot one last week! I’m glad many of you visited the Wells Community Pool and the splash pads to cool off. Stop by the Parlor City Plaza if you are out this morning....

Do Gallup poll respondents have a prayer?

You’ve probably seen the screaming headlines about a Gallup survey revealing that Americans’ belief in God has hit an all-time low. I’m not here to quibble with the atheists, agnostics and alternate-spirituality practitioners who...

Bumblebees: the birds with hot feet

Little Margaret, daughter of Wells County Deputy Sheriff Charles Pierce, may not have been the county’s most noted naturalist, but she learned all she knew by observation and experience. Angelkeep relied a lot on those two teaching...

Letters to the Editor: Ossian bypass concerns

The bypass around Ossian is for housing developers to move in and cash in. A four-lane road around Ossian will not keep our youth here, but sure will kill the business owners in Ossian. I was...

Open Door Law applies to county public agencies

Employees of Madison County government, notably those in planning departments, should start taking Anderson resident Sean Smith a little more seriously. Unless of course they are just trying to foil his efforts in pushing...

The decline of a nation

While inflation, high gas and food prices, a falling stock market, corrosive politics and a looming recession are all causes for concern — even alarm — two recent Gallup polls reveal an erosion of foundational principles that...

How the world really works

 “Get real.” How often this response was heard back in the day when someone, ofttimes yours truly, suggested something that was impractical to the point of fantasy. These brilliant ideas might work in some feverish brain but...

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 ...

Berne-based bank gets IBA honors

Pictured from left to right are Kent Liechty, First Bank of Berne president; Jenilee Bransteter, business banking manager; and Laurie Rees, IBA vice president. (Photo submitted) First Bank of Berne has been honored as a Five Star Member...
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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Today’s news: Bluffton Elks donate to cancer research; Evening mist; A...

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Today’s news: From inside the whale; Fire destroys chicken barn, but...

Safety officials warn public of danger inside hot cars

By Angelica  Gonzalez Morales Daily...

DNR monitoring crappie kill at Loon Lake in NE Indiana

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (AP) — State Department of Natural Resources fisheries...

Holcomb sets special session on state’s plan for tax refund

By TOM DAVIES  Associated Press

Events of significance this weekend in Fort Wayne

Two events, GreekFest and the Covington Plaza Art Fair are free...

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.