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Bluffton-Harrison Middle School hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration for its new EEE Exploration Center on Wednesday. The classroom was designed to provide hands-on experiences in possible career pathways for seventh and eighth grade students. Specifically, there are three stations connected withRead more
Norwell High School celebrated the addition of its precision machining program Friday with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony. The program was made possible through a $480,000 grant from the Don Wood Foundation and local partnerships. The school was able to purchase multiple types of industry-Read more
Imagine Early, the early childhood education coalition of Adams and Wells counties, has hired its first executive director. Ashleigh King started in the position on Monday, Feb. 5. Ashleigh comes to Imagine Early with 5 years of experience in nonprofit work in Wells County. In her position asRead more
(Wells County, IN) – Wells County Economic Development, in collaboration with the Veridus Group, is proud to announce the release of a Housing and Economic Needs Assessment. Funded in part by the Wells County Foundation, this report offers valuable insights into the current state and futureRead more
(Markle, IN) – Wayne Metals, LLC, announced a 38,000 square foot building expansion at a groundbreaking ceremony held Tuesday morning at their Markle facility. Founded initially to produce Special Equipment parts for International Harvester in Fort Wayne, Wayne Metals, LLC has come a long way.Read more
Ossian, Ind. – September 6, 2023 – Town of Ossian and Wells County officials gathered on Tuesday, September 5 to break ground at the second Speculative Building being constructed at 1820 Baker Drive in the Ossian Industrial Park. The building is being constructed by Bluffton-based James S. JacksonRead more
Wells County is receiving more than $1.1 million in federal money to move the Hoosier Highway west, allowing traffic traveling to and from the Bluffton-Decker Industrial Park to avoid three railroad crossings. Wells is one of five Indiana municipalities and 63 projects nationwide to receive a shareRead more
Bluffton, Indiana ( Tuesday, May 30, 2023/Don Wood Foundation ) –The Area 18 Cooperatives was awarded more than $950,000 in funding to support Phase 2 of Career and Technical Education laboratory upgrades for four area school corporations, thanks to the generosity of the Don Wood Foundation. ThisRead more
Students at Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School utilized an unusual teaching tool this week: Rhubarb. “What is rhubarb?” one student asked at the beginning of the Harvest of the Month program Wednesday in Gretchen Grau’s fourth grade class. “Is it sweet?” Thanks to a regional program, they wereRead more
Ossian, Ind. – February 14, 2022 – Logan Properties plans to construct a new 30,000 square feet Spec Building on a 5-acre parcel just west of Haldrup USA in Ossian, Indiana. The building will be designed to have expansion capabilities of up to 60,000 square feet. Ossian Town Council approved aRead more