Muncie’s Hometown Band Jazz Quartet will be performing at the Blackford County Arts Center on Sunday, December 15 from 2-4 pm. There will be live jazz, desserts, wine, beer, and coffee. The cost per person is $25. Advance only tickets are available for this event. No tickets will be sold at …

Southern Wells Community Church will be putting on their annual Live Nativity interactive Bethlehem walk thru on Sunday, December 8. This is a free event starting at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 8:00 p.m., at the Montpelier Ag feed and grain parking lot, 240 W. Windsor St., Montpelier.

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The freshmen boys basketball team will now have a tournament at Ft Wayne Southside on Saturday, Dec 21 and Monday, Dec 23. The schedule for that tournament will be released once the draw for the 10-team tournament has been made. Keep in mind that that is during the winter break. Please plan …

The Central Indiana Conference athletic directors recently met to again discuss ticket prices. Each school has charged varying amounts for high school contests. That will change effective this winter. The proposed change was mentioned a few weeks ago.

The Blackford Lady Bruins started off the season falling to Southwood 52-40. A tough early shooting night for the Bruins, and vice versa for the Knights, put the Bruins  into a 17-2 deficit after the first quarter. The Knights would extend the lead to 22-2 early in the second before the Brui…

The Lady Bruins came out with a purpose, took care of business, and put a 14 game losing streak to rest in earning their first win of the year on the road. After the first quarter the Lady Bruins were up 8-4. A strong second period, and a hot hand by Olivia Leas, stretched that lead to 12, 22-10. 

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For the past 24 years, Arthur Dilg did some pretty fun things, including taking his wife, Marilyn, on multiple trips to Germany to visit family. The semi-retired Christ Episcopal Church clergyman also had a chance to be a part of some blessed events, including baptizing the majority of his nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren as well as countless others outside the family. He performed numerous weddings, and he and Marilyn were able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary six years ago.