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The Bluffton Psi Otes donated $500 to the Wells County Historical Society for museum projects. Pictured, from left to right, are Southern Wells students Ryker Dollar, Erika Beavans, and Sylvia Gilbert with Nancy Wagner behind them, Julie Holte, Melinda Gilgen, president of the Wells County Historical Society Jim Sturgeon, Janella Stronczek, Jenny...
Taking communion during the community Good Friday service ...
Intersection’s one left-turn arrow has been removed; INDOT says ...
The population of Wells County and northeast Indiana continues to ...
SATURDAY, Apr. 20 All events postponed SUNDAY, Apr. 21 No games scheduled MONDAY, Apr. 22 BASEBALL: Concordia at Norwell, 5 p.m.  JV BASEBALL: Norwell at Homestead, 5 p.m.; Mississinewa at Southern Wells, 5 p.m.; Columbia City at Bluffton, 5:30...
The Bluffton Tigers’ road matchup against the South Adams Starfires ...
Bluffton’s softball team lost 9-2 at South Adams on Thursday.  The Tigers (5-7) scored both of their runs in the third inning. Hannah Onuegbu and Allison Powers both hit solo home runs. The Starfires scored two runs in the first, two in the second, one in the third, one in the...
Bluffton Lady Tiger basketball camp will take place May 6-9 at Bluffton Elementary School. The camp is open to first, second, and third graders. It will begin at 3:15 p.m. on each day of the camp and end at 4:30 p.m. Skill development will be a major focus of the camp....

Chamber Directory 2019

Your guide to local businesses, 2018 highlights of the Wells County Chamber of Commerce, and much more! Click here to view the full edition.
Photos compiled by Glen Werling; News-Banner staff photos; video produced by Jessica Bricker).
Heyerly brothers still baking; Jim and Karen Ottjes' journey Wells County; more local stories plus holiday tips and recipes. Click here for the full edition.  
The Comet at Bluffton High School turned 100 years old this month. Students have shared ...

A donation to history

The Bluffton Psi Otes donated $500 to the Wells County Historical Society for museum projects. Pictured, from left to right, are Southern Wells students Ryker Dollar, Erika Beavans, and Sylvia Gilbert with Nancy Wagner behind them, Julie...

Community Good Friday service

Taking communion during the community Good Friday service ...

A Joyful Noise … MORE MEANING

Recently, while navigating paperwork for a report, I encountered the following definitions: “Never: If the behavior never occurs.” “Sometimes: If the behavior sometimes occurs.” “Often: If the behavior...

Supporting music

The Bluffton Psi Otes donated two checks to the Creative Arts Council of Wells County — a $250 check for work on the patio and a $2,500 check for a new keyboard. Pictured, from left to...

Barney and Vera Ellenburg to celebrate 50th anniversary

Barney Ray and Vera Elizabeth Ellenburg of Uniondale will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 19, 2019. Barney and Vera Ellenburg They have three children: Anna Smith, Joe Ellenburg, and Carrie McGee. They also have...

Drone Etiquette

Dear friends and neighbors, have you noticed a drone flying around your neighborhood recently? Did it hover (for several minutes) so low and so near your property line that you could hear it? Was it watching you without your permission? Well, this...

A Master-ful redemption for Mr. Woods? Yes, and maybe.

We went to an aunt’s 92nd birthday party last Sunday afternoon where my sister-in-law, a casual golfer and golf fan, greeted me all excited. “Isn’t that wonderful about Tiger Woods?” Sorry, I told her....

The cathedral and the path to renewal

 The burning of Notre Dame Cathedral, a monument to human creativity and divine inspiration, invites first a mournful silence and then a search for meaning. This often involves efforts to understand the inexplicable by reference to metaphor.

Will the Mueller Report change anything?

The release of the redacted Mueller report will change no minds.  For President Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters and defenders, Attorney General William Barr’s absolution of the president on criminal charges of conspiracy and...

Just Jerry: ‘Planet of the Dead Apes’? Possibly.

It’s all fun and games until someone loses a civilization. Then it might be cinematic, or just B-movie drive-in theater. Last week a couple science-ish stories caught my eye. In the...

The electric-vehicle tax credit should be taken off the road

Some government foolishness has an educational value that compensates for its considerable cost. Consider the multibillion-dollar federal electric-vehicle tax credit, which efficiently illustrates how government can, with one act, diminish its already-negligible prestige while subtracting from America’s fairness. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.,...

Angelkeep Journals: Reminders of a vine crown of thorns

Angelkeep wishes you a meditative Maundy Thursday. It is today.  Many cannot state the religious day’s meaning. It’s surprising that the material world hasn’t tried capitalizing on food sale specials related to the Last...

AWMA to honor local grads with their own ‘signing day’

The Adams Wells Manufacturing Alliance is hosting ...

State jobless rate moves up slightly

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s unemployment rate has edged higher in March. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Friday that the rate was 3.6% in March, up from 3.5% in February. The state’s unemployment rate remained below the national...

Honda slows Accord and Civic production

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Honda is slowing production of Accord and Civic cars as U.S. buyers continue to favor SUVs and trucks. The Japanese automaker said Thursday that it will temporarily idle a second-shift production line in August at...

Indiana House speaker has deal arranged by casino investor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The leader of the Indiana House is skipping votes on a major gambling-related bill after a casino owner helped arrange a local government contract with his law firm. Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma is doing legal...

Teachers push for more money for schools

By TOM DAVIES Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some Indiana teachers don’t believe the latest Republican-backed state budget plan does enough to support public schools — and legislative leaders are warning that they might even be...

Breaking news: Firefighters battle Bluffton blaze

Firefighters fought a house fire in the 200 block of North Bond Street this afternoon, where two young children were rescued. This is a developing story and we'll have more details in Wednesday's edition.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Today’s news: Wells County, NE Indiana population ticks upward; At Wabash and Main,...

Friday, April 19, 2019

Today’s news: Doctor, attorney general reach a deal in complaint; OPD Chief...

House subpoena for Mueller report escalates investigation

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional

Mueller says Trump efforts to derail probe mostly failed

By NANCY BENAC, CHAD DAY, ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO

Americans will get fuller look at Mueller report

By CHAD DAY, ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO

Man arrested with gasoline at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man was arrested after...

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Pee Wee Swim Registration May 11 The Bluffton Parks...

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Paintings/jewelry at FW’s Orchard Gallery in April Featured...

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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.