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Wells County United Way celebrates anniversary with Imagination Library By JONATHAN SNYDER United Way of Wells County is celebrating its 20th anniversary partnering with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library with a fundraiser goal of $15,000.  Imagination Library donates books to every child in Wells County who signs up. They...
INCIDENTS City: Wednesday, 4:08 p.m., 400 block of West Washington Street. Caller reported subject took child to a house that had possible drug abuse. Wednesday, 4:27 p.m., Valley Park Apartments. Report of a woman yelling for help and that someone was throwing something at her. The male then...
Johnson to be paid through 2026 By HOLLY GASKILL Nearly two weeks after the county’s initial joint statement, more details have been made available regarding the agreement between the Wells County Board of Health, Wells County Health Department and the local health officer. The joint statement announced that...
Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School...
The Norwell Middle School swim and dive team won over Indian Springs Wednesday night. The boys won 13-34 and the girls 113-69. First-place finishers were: Boys • Ben Peterson in the diving events and in the 100-yard IM. • Evan Swallow in...
FRIDAY, MARCH 1 TRACK & FIELD (CO-ED): Bluffton at Hoosier State Relays (IWU Troyer Fieldhouse), 5:30 p.m. SATURDAY, MARCH 2 No events scheduled. MONDAY, MARCH 4 No events scheduled. TUESDAY, MARCH 5 No events scheduled.
Charles B. Bertsch, 62, of Bluffton, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, at his residence. Arrangements are pending with Goodwin - Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton.

Dealing with the times when life doesn’t go as planned

The sun is shining. Ah, the wonder of spring becoming reality! Doesn’t it take the winter chill to enable us to appreciate the soothing rays of sunshine? Isn’t that life itself? The difficult life events generate a rest and...

Here’s the Thing: Heart surgery, a hero dog, and second chances

What began as some mild symptoms (occasional shortness of breath, a little chest tightness, and a rare sensation radiating down his left arm) took Jim and me on a journey we hadn’t anticipated. Jennifer Stevens, our PA, ordered a stress test. Jim...

Area Things to See and Do: 02-28-2024

ALLEN COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL COLISEUM  Bryan Adams Tour: Feb. 28; Home & Garden Show: Feb. 29-March 3’ Lauren Daigle: March 7; Journey: April 19; www.memorialcoliseum.com ARENA DINNER THEATER, FW

The Amish Cook: Little Elijah’s birthday supper

In my girlhood years, Mom always did her best to make our birthdays special. Not only did she help sing Happy Birthday for us and bake a cake; we also got to choose what was on the menu for our birthday supper....

Here’s the Thing: My friend Steve Wagner

Friends are the bacon bits in the salad of life. Homer Simpson When writing, it is customary and proper to place a space between words. Each space marks an ending and anticipates a beginning.  Spaces translate...

The Amish Cook: Gloria offers a belated Valentine’s Day memory and recipe

At the time of writing, Valentine’s Day is almost here; memories are here already. Two years ago was our last Valentine’s Day together. Daniel had come home from town a few days before with heart balloons fastened to a...

Angelkeep Journals: Leap Year, when February has 29

Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November. All the rest have thirty-one, excepting February alone, and that has twenty-eight days clear, and twenty-nine in each leap year. Angelkeep remembered learning a jingle something to that effect while being...

The things we miss

A few random bits happened in the past week that have me in a nostalgic mood. This past Friday, in the middle of a serious conversation, it briefly devolved into a discussion about dogs we have lost. 

Congress needs to represent us. But it also needs to act

Back in January, you might have noticed a story from Oklahoma about James Lankford, that state’s senior US senator. Lankford, a Republican, was spearheading his caucus’s negotiations with Democrats over the country’s border policies. This made GOP activists back home unhappy, and...

Angelkeep Journals: Angelkeep milestones and millstones

An Angelkeep ash tree provided the perfect example to define both a milestone and millstone of this place.  Angelpond excavation by Wells County’s Chaney brothers in 1999 preceded a milestone of history when the new millennium appeared. Remember the...

Midnight texts with and about coach

In general, I don’t believe sending a text at 11:57 p.m. is the right thing to do.  And yet Monday night, at 11:57 p.m., a close friend of mine sent a text to group of high school buddies.

Choose to spread joy today and every day

Full of life. Kind. Joyful until the end. Doug Brown used those lovely words in this space two Saturdays ago to wrap up a beautiful column about a couple in their 80s — Jack and Rhonda — that he...

Bluffton Elks donates to Friends Who Care

Bluffton Elks #796 donated $2,000 to the Friends Who Care Cancer Relief Foundation. The funds are from the Elks National Foundation Community Investment Program grant. Pictured from left are Elks Trustee Nick Huffman, Friends Who Care Board...

Elks makes donation to backpack program

Bluffton Elks 796 donated $2,000 to Wells County 4-H Backpack Program from its Elks National Foundation Community Investment Program grant. They continue to help 150 plus kids in the county. For donations and information call 260-824-6412. Pictured...

Standing together

The annual dinner...

Mini golf at the Wells library

By BARBARA BARBIERI Mini Golf at the main branch of the Wells County Public Library got underway Friday, during regular library hours. It was a family event as brothers Asher and Dalton Shotzman took turns...

Mt. Fuji to open Sunday

A new Japanese...

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Today’s news: Health officer resignation agreement released; Leap Day learners; Bluffton man...

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Migrant crossings at U.S.-Mexico border are down. What’s behind the drop?

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Holcomb deploys Indiana National Guard to Texas border

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State officials want more information about school fees

Textbooks are covered by the state. But Hoosier education leaders say...

Trump’s presidential bid hangs in the balance in Supreme Court case

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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.