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A plan to turn the former Wells County Hospital at the intersection of South Main and Spring streets into a mixed-use residential/commercial development was brought to the Wells County Area Plan Commission Thursday night, and the APC members liked what they heard. Chad Kline, Wells County’sRead more
Wells County Economic Development Director Chad Kline’s report from activities in 2019 has been upbeat and positive. Kline was before the Ossian Town Council last week presenting his report since the council is one of the funders of economic development. In 2019, Kline explained, there was $99.4Read more
All Wells County public schools are part of the 48 percent of Indiana schools that are considered to “meet expectations,” according to the 2019 federal ratings released by the Indiana Department of Education Friday. Only 4.8 percent of state schools were rated as exceeding expectations. Among stateRead more
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 6, 2020) – Today, Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced the end of a third consecutive, record-breaking year for economic development in Indiana, with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) securing 296 commitments from companies to locate or grow in the state. TogetherRead more
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Per capita personal income (PCPI) in Northeast Indiana’s 11 counties continues to grow at a faster rate over recent years, but growth in 2018 lags behind the nation. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the initial 2018 PCPI numbers. Northeast Indiana grew at 4.73Read more
An artist’s conception of the Wells County Creative Arts Council’s proposed Performing Arts Center was shown to the public Saturday night during the CAC’s annual fundraising auction at the Arts, Commerce, and Visitors Central. (Image courtesy of Elevatus Architecture) The leadership of the WellsRead more
Neoti has been awarded the LED video display project for the Fort Wayne TinCaps at Parkview Field. Selected for their ultrabright LED technology and exceptional service, Neoti is excited to share this technology with another Indiana-based company. Neoti’s rugged, outdoor ECO panels were a naturalRead more
A new street in Bluffton is officially opened for traffic. Representatives from several companies and government groups gathered Monday morning at the corner of Wiley Avenue and the new Snider Drive to cut the ribbon marking the occasion. Wells County Economic Development Director Chad Kline saidRead more
Rock Creek Container Homes out of Markle building home that has drawn much attention A new construction company based out of Markle is giving new life to old steel shipping containers. Rock Creek Container Homes was started the first of the year with Kyle Decot and Mike Grant at the helm. TheRead more
‘Together, we are stronger’ There were equal parts of astonishment and camaraderie on display Friday afternoon as the Parlor City Plaza was formally opened for the Bluffton community’s use and enjoyment. The project is not yet completed — construction equipment was moved off the plaza onto WestRead more