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Former teacher gets prison time

Former teacher gets prison time

A former Bluffton High School teacher has been sentenced to four years in prison following his plea of guilty to child seduction, a Class C felony.

NWCS OKs preschool coordinator post

The board of Northern Wells Community Schools moved forward with a temporary preschool coordinator position Tuesday evening at its last meeting of 2014.

Southern Wells will push its robotics program

Southern Wells High School technology teacher Doug Hunt wants the community to get excited about robotics and technology and so Tuesday night, he asked members of the Southern Wells School Board to have Southern Wells...

B-H board OKs $15K for runner-up design teams

The effort to renovate Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School went forward Monday evening with the approval of the funding and construction mechanisms for the project.

NWCS apparel site nearing ‘go’

A website that will allow consumers to purchase Northern Wells Community Schools gear could make its debut this week.

Helping hoops

Helping hoops

Tony Garton, foreground, has continued his Christmas tradition this year with “Buckets for Santa” at Bluffton High School. Here he’s challenging senior...


Southern Wells’ choice for 1-to-1 well-liked

12 companies take a look at BHES renovation project

At least 12 companies have expressed interest in a planned $10 million renovation and expansion of Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School.

‘A day of giving back’

‘A day of giving back’

Bluffton High School class focuses on nine service project ideas to help community, world

Tax caps not a big issue for Wells schools

Funding woes that will likely leave thousands of Fort Wayne children without transportation to school next year are unlikely to strike Wells County anytime soon, officials say.

E-learning could end snow days

Area schools contemplate the option

Survey: End letter grades for schools

When state officials released annual school accountability grades last month, educators in Wells County and across the state were quick with responses.

BHES seeks to change Title 1 status, free up funds

School leaders are moving forward with plans to seek a change to Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School’s designation under a federal program aimed at helping low-income students meet academic standards in reading and...

NWCS launching new preschool programs

Northern Wells Community Schools is moving forward with plans to expand its preschool programs beginning next year. School district leaders hope to offer preschool classes to children age 3 to 5 at Lancaster Central and...

NWCS may soon sell athletic fan gear online

If you’re still weighing Christmas gift options for those local high school sports enthusiasts on your list, Northern Wells Community Schools might soon have you covered.

NMS will establish county’s first National Junior Honor Society

Norwell Middle School students soon will make up the first chapter of the National Junior Honor Society in Wells County.

Panel begins work on BHES renovation

A $10 million contract to renovate and expand Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School could be handed out in mid-March.

E-rate plan could hike phone bills

The latest proposal to revamp a government program that provides discounts for Internet access and telecommunications for public schools would include a hike in consumers’ phone bills.

Just in case ...

NWCS sets up plan to deal with Ebola

Southern Wells’ principals explain schools’ grade drop

Explaining how the state decides how it will grade schools was a challenge facing Southern Wells Junior/Senior High School Principal Chad Yencer and Elementary School Principal John Purcell Tuesday night.

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