On the Beat in Bluffton

Friday, January 30, 2015

N-B Photo: BHES kindergartner helps hospital patients

Learn what one Bluffton-Harrison kindergartner is doing to help patients of Lutheran Children's Hospital in the Saturday, Jan. 31, News-Banner. (Photo provided)


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

N-B Photos: Chamber honors

The Wells County Chamber of Commerce gave out its annual awards Monday evening. Learn more in the Tuesday, Jan. 27, News-Banner. (Photos by Jessica Williams)






Saturday, January 24, 2015

N-B Video: "Fly high, baby Owen"

Many from the community gathered at Bluffton's Angel of Hope Park Saturday evening to remember 3-year-old Owen Collins. As the balloons were released at the end of the vigil, someone in crowd said into the night sky: "Fly high, baby Owen." Learn more in the Monday, Jan. 26, News-Banner.

Scroll below for the video. (Video and photos by Jessica Williams)



Thursday, January 22, 2015

N-B Numbers: Markle FD reports on 2014

The Markle Volunteer Fire Department reports 242 runs in 2014, including one search.

Here's a breakdown by township. (Click to enlarge.)


N-B Photos: Friday is Addison Misch Day in Markle

The Markle Town Council noted at its meeting Wednesday that Friday is proclaimed as Addison Misch Day.

Read the proclamation below (click to enlarge), and learn more about the meeting in the Thursday, Jan. 22, News-Banner:


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

N-B Photos: Candlelight vigil for Owen Collins

Owen Collins was remembered Monday evening as a boy who jumped on trampolines with friends and who enjoyed blowing bubbles.

Family friends organized a candlelight vigil for the 3-year-old, the body of whom police believe was recovered from a wooded area in Liberty Township Sunday night.

So much “chaos” surrounded his death, organizers said, that they wanted to remember him for the 3-year-old boy that he was.

Learn more in the Tuesday, Jan. 20, News-Banner. (Photos by Jessica Williams)




Friday, January 16, 2015

N-B Links: INDOT to let local projects in July

Late summer figures to be an interesting time in Bluffton — as concerns road repair, that is.

Check out upcoming Indiana Department of Transportation projects in Wells below, and learn more in the Saturday, Jan. 17, News-Banner. (Click photo to enlarge.)


To see upcoming INDOT projects statewide over the next 18 months, click here.