On the Beat in Bluffton

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

N-B Video: N-B Video: Wells 4-H Archery Club sees more kids wanting to learn

The Wells County 4-H Archery Club has seen an increase in members over the last few years, which is proving to be a nationwide trend. Officials with USA Archery have in the past credited pop culture fixtures such as "The Hunger Games" and "The Avengers" for the increase. Learn more in the Tuesday, May 26, News-Banner. (Video by Jessica Williams)

N-B Slideshow: Memorial Day 2015

Monday's Memorial Day service in Ossian featured speaker State Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne. (Photos by Glen Werling)

Friday, May 15, 2015

N-B Videos: Flag pole dedication at Fairview Cemetery

Carley Marcum's Girl Scouts Gold Award project was completed Friday with the dedication of a flag pole at Bluffton's Fairview Cemetery. In the below videos, hear her talk about her project and hear community leaders speak about the meaning of the project. (Videos by Jessica Williams)



Friday, May 8, 2015

N-B Video: Mock disaster drill held in Uniondale

A group of Norwell High School students was enlisted to help the county's Local Emergency Planning Committee with a mock disaster drill in Uniondale Friday. Learn more in the Saturday, May 9, News-Banner. (Video, photos by Jessica Williams)





Wednesday, April 29, 2015

N-B Map: Bluffton NOW! determines 'city center'

After getting a nod from the Bluffton Common Council to continue with plans for a Community Re-Investment Program earlier this month, steering committee members of Bluffton NOW! were given the informal OK Tuesday evening for their more concrete plan.

The plan, thoroughly discussed at the council’s April 17 meeting, would allow for the availability of funding for improvements and repairs to the “exterior facade, structural and mechanical components and interior elements of buildings located in the city-center ...”

This “city-center” was defined in the outline provided by committee members David Crell and Josh Hunt. According to the map, the area is larger than the downtown area – including a portion along the Wabash River, which Crell noted could be used in the future for riverside development. Learn more in the Wednesday, April 29, News-Banner. (Click photo to enlarge)


Sunday, April 26, 2015

N-B Photos: Rapunzel visits Bluffton for princess tea party

The little girl extended a pen and a piece of paper to Rapunzel and asked for the princess’s autograph.
“Only if I can have a hug,” Rapunzel replied, and the little girl obliged.

Sunday afternoon, the side room at Sassafras on Main was transformed into a princess tea party as dozens of little princesses enjoyed drinks, snacks and a bracelet craft in the company of the princess known for the blonde braid that snakes down her back. 

Learn more in the Monday, April 27, News-Banner. (Photos by Jessica Williams)










Friday, April 24, 2015

Items that won't be accepted after citywide garage sale

The first weekend of May is the citywide garage sale. For more information about the Salvation Army picking up remaining items, and on the sale, pick up the Friday, April 24, News-Banner.

Here is a list of the items that the SA will not accept: