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 co…

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:…

The Blackford High School National Honor Society and Student Council will once again be offering free tutoring for all BCS students this school year. Tutoring will take place at the Hartford C…

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food for families in need at a tailgate from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, December 13 at the Blackford County Fairgrounds, 409 E.…

Community & Family Services, Montpelier Church of Christ, 206 W. Huntington, Montpelier on Monday’s from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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 t…

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MUNCIE, Ind., Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MFSF), the holding company of MutualBank, has announced the Company will pay a cash dividend of $ .20 per share for the fourth quarter of 2019. The dividend will be payable on December 27, 2019 to shareholders of record on December 13, 2019.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue University's College of Engineering is working with AT&T* to create a test bed for 5G-based research and development at its Purdue Research Lab. Located in the newly launched Indiana 5G Zone, the lab will use AT&T's 5G+ millimeter wave (5G+) and commercially available Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) technologies to help solve societal challenges like disaster recovery in rural, agricultural areas and explore new use cases for where business and community intersect - like smart cities.

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BATESVILLE, Ind., Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Milacron Holdings Corp. in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $1.9 billion, including the repayment of Milacron's outstanding debt.

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…

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 af…

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 Bru…

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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.

The Blackford High School National Honor Society and Student Council will once again be offering free tutoring for all BCS students this school year. Tutoring will take place at the Hartford City Public Library & Montpelier Libraries. Please contact Ms. April Bartlett to schedule tutorin…

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food for families in need at a tailgate from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, December 13 at the Blackford County Fairgrounds, 409 E. Park Ave., Hartford City. The distribution is while supplies last, and there is a three family limi…

Community & Family Services, Montpelier Church of Christ, 206 W. Huntington, Montpelier on Monday’s from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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 …

After careful consideration the Hartford City Chamber of Commerce have decided to no longer provide Hartford City Dollars (HC$). Existing dollars will be honored until December 31. If you would like to redeem your dollars for cash, please do so at the Chamber Office, 121 N High St., Hartford…

The News-Times spotlights pets at the Blackford County Animal Shelter who are available for adoption. The adoption fee for a kitten is $50. Each kitten is altered, dewormed, treated for fleas, and current on age appropriate vaccinations.

Community and Family Services of Blackford County had initially planned to partner up with the Hartford City Chamber of Commerce for their Chili Cook-Off and Small Business Expo around the Hartford City courthouse square on November 2 but due to unforeseen circumstances, the event was canceled. 

The Blackford County Council met at 7:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Blackford County Courthouse located at 110 W. Washington Street, Hartford City, Indiana for the regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

By any measure, the 2019 Election results are historic and significant. With this third consecutive Republican “sweep,” the voters have made it abundantly clear that they demand effective leadership and forward thinking policies created by those in City Hall. Our Team, and I cannot stress en…

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food for families in need at a tailgate from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, December 13 at the Blackford County Fairgrounds, 409 E. Park Ave., Hartford City. The distribution is while supplies last, and there is a three family limi…

Community & Family Services, Montpelier Church of Christ, 206 W. Huntington, Montpelier on Monday’s from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tri-Kappa Associate Chapter announces the winners of Bridge-a-rama for the month of October as follows:

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. 

Beth Rhodes hosted the October meeting of the Research Club. Barb Fuqua, program chairman, introduced Wendy Sullivan who informed members about Community and Family Services; Head Start. Wendy introduced Susan Helms an associate teacher helper. She told how she got involved and what voluntee…

Secret Families of Blackford County began in 2018. The organization was privileged to serve 12 families and 62 individuals that first year. This year they are looking to increase that number by also purchasing gifts for the residents of Miller’s Merry Manor and Bridgewater Centre.

The News-Times spotlights pets at the Blackford County Animal Shelter who are available for adoption.

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The Blackford County Election Office is reporting that 470 voters were processed and voted via machine during Early Absentee Voting.

Mayor Ben Hodgin announced on Wednesday, October 30 that Trick or Treating would be extended to Friday, November 1 as well as on Halloween night due to incoming rain, snow and heavy winds.