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Vaccination site

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Bluffton was busy Tuesday morning at the Wells Carnegie Government Annex building. Traffic was directed in the parking lot by a staffer and signs. This was the second week the free vaccine was available for eligible recipients by appointment and next week...
Members of the Bluffton Police Department practice ice water rescue tactics on the retention pond at Bluffton High School Tuesday evening. (Photo by Glen Werling)
By DAVE SCHULTZ Bluffton Fire Chief Don Craig is attempting to get a grant to help replace what he describes as his department’s “aging radio equipment.” He received permission from the Bluffton Board of Public Works and Safety Tuesday afternoon to go after an “Assistance to Firefighters” grant. If he is...
A demolition crew levels the last part of a house that was heavily damaged in a fire last August. (Photo by Bob Caylor)
By RICK SPRUNGER FORT WAYNE – One bad quarter. That was all that stood between Norwell and a victory Tuesday night at Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger. But Dwenger overwhelmed Norwell in the second period by a whopping 23-10 margin and rode that to a 53-50 win over the...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20 WRESTLING: Bellmont at Norwell, 6:30 p.m. BOYS BASKETBALL: Southern Wells at Bellmont, 7:30 p.m. (JV 6 p.m.) GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bluffton at Union City, 7:30 p.m. (JV 6 p.m.) THURSDAY, Jan. 21 SWIMMING: Wayne at Bluffton, 5:30 p.m.; Norwell at...
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It will be known long before the ink ever dries

By BILLY KREIGH I have never been a big fan of “new year” celebrations, Even prior to COVID-19 restrictions. I find the changing from one year to the next contemplative. It strikes me that...

Southern Wells Junior/Senior High School lists honor rolls

Southern Wells Junior-Senior High School has released its honor roll for the first and second semesters of the 2020-21 school year. FIRST SEMESTER  12th-grade high honor roll: Colton Bradt, Breann Kratzer, Taylor Small, Nike Stout, Jase...

Norwell High School Intern Spotlight Award: Cynthia ‘C.J.’ Dawalt

Cynthia “C.J.” Dawalt has been selected to receive the Norwell High School Internship Spotlight award. Dawalt continues to do her experience with Norwell High School chemistry teacher Mark Weinert in conjunction with the Norwell...

Norwell High School ICE Student Spotlight: Lily Hacker

Senior Lily Hacker has been selected to receive the Norwell High School Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education Student Spotlight award. Hacker is employed at the East of Chicago Pizza restaurant of Ossian in conjunction with the...

Feb. 12 fish, tenderloin dinner will boost NHS baseball program

A drive-through fish and tenderloin dinner has been scheduled for Friday, Feb. 12, to raise funds for the Norwell High School baseball program. Serving times will be 4 to 6:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available from any of the...

CAC offers virtual ballet fitness class

Wells County’s Creative Arts Council is offering a 45 minute ballet-inspired workout in a 4-session course that will focus on the low-impact strength-building dancers need for daily ballet classes. The classes will take place via Zoom with Davina Schaars...

Don’t forget about the recycling center in Bluffton

It’s something we need but something we may not think too much about until it changes or it goes wrong. Trash and recycling services for local communities have made a lot of headlines lately.

What America needs is a hearty laugh

America could use a hearty laugh right now, but laughter doesn’t come easily because too many Americans have lost their sense of humor. Humor, says Merriam-Webster, is “the ability to be funny or to...

Some pandemic changes that should stay long-term

Seeing so many friends on social media posting pictures last week after having received the coronavirus vaccine has been a welcome sight and another sign that we are getting closer to being able to return to normal.

It’s time to end all ‘Whataboutism’

There’s not much that can be added to the commentary that’s already been stated about the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. But like so many tragedies that we’ve too often experienced in...

A bright spot in the pandemic

Ever since the pandemic turned life upside down, many have stepped up to help fill a growing need to feed the hungry in this community. Some of these local efforts have been featured in...

Pay attention, pedestrians and recycling customers

Being once again reduced, at least temporarily, to being a one-car family, I have resumed using my bicycle for transportation to and from the office. (I started to say to and from “work,” but...

Karing for Kids is chamber’s Member of the Month

Karing for Kids of Markle has been selected as the Wells County Chamber of Commerce’s December Member of the Month. Pictured above are chamber members and Karing for Kids staff, from left to right, Cyndee Fiechter, Jessica Beste, Alyssa Sponseller, Jessica...

Topps prepare to serve up some ice cream

Mari Topp had a dream ...

Edge plans to add new press brakes

Council approved a tax abatement using ...

First Bank of Berne president chosen for federal council

Kent Liechty Kent Liechty, president and CEO of First Bank of Berne, was selected to join the Federal Reserve’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for 2021. The CDIAC advises the Federal Reserve Board on the...

Funeral home directors share the state of local mourning

Funeral home staff have been on the ...

Christmas on the family farm

It’s one of the most visible traditions ...
For a fourth straight win, the Norwell boys' basketball team won over Northrop 61-46. Check out photos below by Josh Burris. Click on photos to enlarge. Norwell’s Brody Bolyn dribbles past Northrop’s Devin Campos.Norwell’s Eli Riley drives past Northrop’s Jaydon Smith from outside the 3-point line.Norwell’s Lleyton Bailey brings the ball up over...
The Norwell girls' basketball team competed in the Hall of Fame Classic in New Haven Tuesday, including the final game against Fishers. Check out the photos taken by Glen Werling below. Click photo to enlarge. Emily Todd slips some skin to Skyla Tomasek. Maiah Shelton drives to the basket against Audra Emmerson of Fishers...
Learn more in the Saturday, Dec. 5, News-Banner. Subscribers can click here to read the story. (Photos by Glen Werling) Southern Wells guard Keith Miller is not intimidated by being surrounded by big guys in the second quarter Friday night at Woodlan. At left is Joe Reidy for the Warriors and behind Miller is...
Norwell’s Luke Graft tries to drive around Oak Hill’s Jacob Winger in the third quarter Thursday night at The Castle. (Photo by Glen Werling)Jon Colbert for Norwell has his path to the basket cut off by Oak Hill’s Mason McKinney in the second quarter Thursday night at The Castle. (Photo by Glen Werling)Norwell’s Eli Riley takes a...

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Today’s news: Adding firefighters will wait until budget time; GOP caucus will select...

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Today’s news: Bluffton tops Southern Wells; Health Department overwhelmed with calls; 'He just never...

Even with COVID-19 immunity, masking still advised for now

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WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press

Indiana community buys new car for beloved delivery driver

By CARSON GERBER Kokomo Tribune

Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 states

By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer

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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.