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Wells County’s preliminary unemployment rates for the past seven Decembers tell the story of a countdown. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Wednesday that Wells County’s jobless rate for December 2015 was 3.8 percent, again one of the state’s lowest. In fact, only 11 HoosierRead more
Chad Kline has an idea about tax abatements. Maybe, just maybe, Wells County should be a little more selective. Kline came to the Bluffton Common Council meeting on Tuesday night to introduce himself to the council members. And as a by-the-way idea, he passed out a proposal for a grading scale forRead more
He’s three weeks into his new job and Wells County Economic Development Director Chad Kline has hit the ground running. “It’s been walk in the door and go,” he said, sitting in his office earlier this week. “It hasn’t been walk in the door and there’s a yellow light for a little while. It’s beenRead more
INDIANAPOLIS – The group tasked with recommending which areas of the state get to split $84 million agreed Thursday that three applications stand out – and one is the 11-county northeast Indiana effort. The question now is whether the Regional Cities Strategic Review Committee will further narrowRead more
Japanese Wagyu cattle roam the grounds at the Joseph Decuis farm, about 30 miles northwest of Bluffton, near Columbia City. Meat from the animals — prized for its healthy qualities and rich taste — goes from “farm to fork” in entrees prepared by chefs at an upscale Roanoke restaurant operated byRead more
Wells County Economic Development Director Tim Ehlerding will be leaving that post at the end of the month. His resignation was announced Monday afternoon jointly by the Wells County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Council boards. He has accepted the position of corporate accountsRead more
The winner of the Tiger Tank competition has been announced. Tiger Tank is Bluffton's own version of the hit reality show “Shark Tank., which gave contestants the tools to start a business as well as a $40,000 prize package. The business will be located at 200 W. Washington Street, Bluffton. TheRead more
Bluffton is staking its claim as Indiana’s first Gigabit City. Mayor Ted Ellis and Lee VonGunten, general manager of AdamsWells Internet Telecom TV signed an agreement Tuesday afternoon which stipulates that AdamsWells will make available “to any location within the corporate limits InternetRead more
Metaldyne LLC is expanding its Bluffton operations. The company received approval from the Wells County Area Plan Commission Thursday night for the first stage of an expansion that will add 37,000 square feet to the operation on Harvest Road. The company says it does not expect to add new jobs, butRead more
Wells County farmer Doug Klefeker watched Friday afternoon, as a test plot combine cut smoothly through a row of beans on his property on 900S. The European machine was sporting a prototype row crop header produced locally, and officials from manufacturer Haldrup USA had recently contacted himRead more