Sports and Outdoors

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Parlor City Trot registration is open

The 41st Parlor City Trot, which is part of the Race Around Wells Series, is set for 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, in Bluffton.  Along with the 13.1-mile half marathon, the Trot event will include a 10-kilometer run.

Runners may register online at
Cost of the events on race day are $30 for the Trot, and $20 for the 10-kilometer race.  There are discounts for early registration.

The starting line for the races will be on Main Street at the intersection with Walnut Street near the Wells County Courthouse.
More information is available by contacting or Dave DeVoe at or Laurie Baumgartner at

Awards for the races are as follows: Trot – top five overall, masters for male/female, and age group;  10K – top three overall, masters for male/female, and age group.

Results will be available at,, and 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Video of Chandler Harnish's football camp at Norwell

NFL quarterback Chandler Harnish began a two-day football camp Monday, June 22, 2015 at Norwell High School. Harnish graduated from Norwell in 2007. (Video by Paul Beitler)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Upcoming Ouabache events

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Videos of Bluffton's D'Wayne Eskridge winning 200-meter dash at 2015 IHSAA Boys' Track and Field Championships

Field view

View from stands

Monday, June 1, 2015

Upcoming events at Ouabache State Park

Friday, April 17, 2015

N-B Photos: Bluffton and Norwell track meet

In the boys' meet, the Tigers outscored the Knights 71-51 Thursday evening at Fred F. Park Field in Bluffton. In the girls’ meet, Norwell won 11 events and topped the Tigers 86-37. More details in Friday's News-Banner. (Photos by Paul Beitler)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

N-B Photos: Bluffton and Southern Wells track meet

(Photos by Paul Beitler)