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City gets $188K grant for Roush Park upgrades

Plans to renovate Roush Park will move forward, city officials announce nearly 18 months after a matching federal grant was filed.

House saved, but garage damaged

House saved, but garage damaged

500S-200E fire cause undetermined

‘You don’t know if it’s going to blow up’

‘You don’t know if it’s going to blow up’

Two men return from Huntington hunting trip and car catches fire

Clerk addresses voting concerns

Poll workers in the Wells County Courthouse will no longer give oral instructions to voters.

BHS principal will not face charges

BHS principal will not face charges

Case closed.

Evaluating the superintendent

Adherence to state-mandated rubric limits the way school board members do the job

Preparing more for kindergarten

Preparing more for kindergarten

UW’s Countdown program will expand offerings at BHES, Ossian, and Lancaster

Man is critical after semi slams car on 700S

Man is critical after semi slams car on 700S

A 24-year-old is in critical condition after being airlifted to Lutheran Hospital Wednesday, and his 10-year-old passenger transported to Bluffton Regional...

Teen arrested on seven felonies

Teen arrested on seven felonies

A 19-year-old Bluffton man faces seven felony counts of defrauding of a financial institution – including one worth $1.28 at a RedBox DVD-renting machine.

Wells’ unemployment below 4%

Wells County’s preliminary unemployment rate for September broke through the 4 percent barrier, coming in at 3.9 percent, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday.

Heating up

Heating up

Crews work to tear up the sidewalk Wednesday morning outside one of the north entrances to the Wells County Courthouse.

One-stop health fair is Saturday

The 2014 Wells County Health Fair will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Lancaster Central Elementary School.

Economies of Indiana, Wells doing fairly well

Economies of Indiana, Wells doing fairly well

The American economy is still struggling to come out of recession, but Indiana’s doing better than the nation as a whole, J. Michael Hicks said Tuesday...

Southern Wells asks for study of options for its water system

Members of the Southern Wells School Board agreed Tuesday evening to use Commonwealth Engineers of Fort Wayne to determine what the next step forward should be in dealing with the school corporation’s aging sewage and...

Gas prices take a plunge under $3/gallon

Gas prices take a plunge under $3/gallon

James King was happy with what he saw on the sign Tuesday at a local gas station as he arrived to fill up his blue Ford sedan.

NWCS board OKs district’s budget

Board members on Tuesday approved the 2015 budget for Northern Wells Community Schools.

Volunteer of Year nominees listed

Six Wells county residents have been nominated to the Wells County Foundation, Inc. for the 2014 Bette A. Erxleben Volunteer of the Year.

Food program ends ‘One Book One County’

One Book One County’s series of programs concluded Tuesday evening as Craig Brown of the library staff took a look at the area with his program of “Why Local Food Matters.”

Some differences of opinion

Some differences of opinion

School board member disparages superintendent’s performance

Commissioners’ support for Haldrup has strings

Involvement of County Council members raise conflict of interest questions; CEDIT money will go to Ossian, not to the company

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