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The year it began, an Indiana man was living in the White House, Hartford City's gas and oil boom was still a few years away and Blackford County's current courthouse had yet to be completed.

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This week’s Student of the Week is Ethan Henderson. Ethan was nominated by his teacher and former News-Times editor Hannah Van Ree. He is a senior at Blackford High School and from what his te…

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This week’s recipient of The News-Times Education Spotlight is Julie Tucker. Tucker has been teaching Blackford County youngsters for over 35 years. Her enthusiasm for her chosen career is evi…

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Blackford County's first real primary race emerged Monday when Travis Pearson announced his candidacy for County Council at-large on the Democrat ticket.

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Three school records fell Wednesday night at Blackford High School as the girls and boys junior high swimming team competed against Bluffton.

With just a quarter of the season left to play, The Comebacks and the Spartans continue to have quite a bowling battle for the top of the Northside Lanes Youth Bowling League standings.

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Blackford's Storm is still in the wrestling forecast.

By Darrel Radford

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As the Montpelier Motor Speedway enters its 113th year of racing including its 30th consecutive season opener, race fans will find an aggressive and diverse schedule featuring 28 races at the …

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Optimism is the word around Hartford City these days.

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John Emshwiller has worked in the tax consulting business for the past 24 years and for the last eight years, running the family business of Emshwiller and Emshwiller in Bluffton. Emshwiller credits his great-grandmother Helen for starting the company in the early 40s and since that time, fo…

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One man's trash drop-off site can be another man's treasure. Just ask Harold Rogers.

Fans of French Country, Shabby Chic, Primitive and Victorian home décor are sure to feel a jolt of pleasure when they enter Katy’s Place in the downtown area of Hartford City. Katy Guyer, the new store’s owner, has been a lifelong resident of Blackford County and has had several businesses o…