Letters to the Editor

It’s about taking responsibility

Concerning the Adams Street and 200 South intersection:

Santa’s mailbox returns

Santa’s mailbox is waiting for your letters in my yard at 122 W. Wiley Ave. Put your letters in Santa’s mailbox, make sure you put your complete name and address in your letter so Santa can write back to you. He...

Chili event another success

I would like say a big “Thank You” to everyone who contributed to the success of our 4th annual Dan Weldy Boys & Girls Club Chili Cook-Off.

Never forget the debt that is owed

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” Elmer Davis Reporter, author, and Director of the United States Office of War Information

Election poor sportsmanship

After reading some of the articles in the Bluffton paper about the election results, I was disgusted at some of the remarks made by a couple of really poor sport Democrats. There is a reason they did not win the...

Cheers for poll workers

Cheers to the staff in the Wells County Clerks office for their hard work during election time.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

Many times during my career I am asked “What is a Nurse Practitioner?”

The unnecessary meeting

I attended the special Bluffton School Board meeting on October 20, 2014, which was requested by Mr. Wayne Barker.

Voting early is easy

We have other commitments on November 4th and wanted to make sure to get our vote in so we voted early.

Will support conservative values

With elections quickly approaching, we recognize that we have a duty to elect individuals into positions of leadership that will support and encourage conservative and Christian values.

Inappropriate treatment of evaluation

Let me first state that I do not have a dog in this fight but in my many years of elected service I do not recall an elected board member being so ridiculed and berated in a public meeting as was reported at the...

Best handled privately

An open letter to Mr. Wayne Barker:

Disappointed in school board, superintendent

After reading the News-Banner coverage of the last (BHMSD) school board meeting, I was surprised and very disappointed by the behavior of our superintendent, Mr. Wayne Barker,  and some members of our school board.

Get involved, Get included

I appreciated your comments about whether we are an inclusive community. (Saturday Sub, Sept. 27) Now for the “however.”

Bluffton schools are No. 1

Bluffton is No. 1!

Unmanageable debt

This letter is in response to Mr. Wayne Barker’s letter that appeared in the Bluffton News-Banner on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

Superintendent addresses school project issues

As the petition/remonstrance period draws to a close on Sept. 15, I would like to address some common issues that have been brought to my attention from community members.

Too much debt for taxpayers

Here we go again. A school building project that is being taken to the limit. Adding another $12 million, plus interest, to over the $14 million we still own on the past projects. Totally meaning we could be well over...

Another ducky success

On behalf of the staff and board members of Family Centered Services, I would like to express our appreciation to everyone that helped make Family Centered Services’ 9th Annual Duck Race on the Wabash such a huge...

BHMSD debt is responsibly structured

As the President of the Board of School Trustees for Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District (BHMSD), I have been asked on multiple occasions about the proposed elementary renovation and addition project as well...

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