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Ontario Brown

Details surrounding the fatal Friday evening shooting are still unknown, but friends of 16-year-old victim Ontario ’Red’ Brown share shock and sadness. About 100 showed up for a candlelight vigil Saturday night.

Michelle Sokol

Posted on Dec. 23, 2014 at 3:23 p.m.
WILLIAM PLETCHER RETIRE_1

After more than 50 years, Dr. William Pletcher will retire Dec. 31 from his oncology practice at Elkhart Clinic

Sarah Welliver

Posted on Dec. 25, 2014 at 12:09 p.m.
Goshen SantaCon

Nearly 20 men dressed as Santa Claus paraded through the Goshen area, stopping at several local restaurants and bars. What started as a fun adventure with friends turned into a fundraiser for The Window.

Michelle Sokol

Posted on Dec. 24, 2014 at 12:28 p.m.
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Oncologist Dr. William Pletcher will retire at the end of the year after more than 50 years in medicine; Elkhart’s Betty Ferro continues her annual tradition of feeding friends, family and neighbors; and three other stories to start your day.

Posted at 9:02 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Goshen served 841 meals to hungry guest and volunteers on Christmas. Organizers had prepared 110 pounds of ham and 327 pounds of turkey to feed a predicted 750 patrons, said David Pepple, who helped organize the event.

Posted on Dec. 25, 2014 at 11:27 a.m.

In honor of the season, we asked members of the community to share their favorite holiday traditions with us. Read on to see what they are and tell us your own favorite traditions.

Posted on Dec. 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

From newsroom dreams to hometown wishes, a journalist’s Christmas list proves to be simple.

Posted on Dec. 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

For decades, the Ferro family of Elkhart has hosted a holiday breakfast feast, community blogger Steve Gruber writes. The gathering, which was held Sunday, Dec. 21, this year, is a celebration of food, family and tradition.

Posted on Dec. 25, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

Flying during the holidays can be a stressful experience. However, community blogger Becca Briscoe looks back on a Christmas trip alongside her mother with humor, love and nostalgia – despite hours of delays and frazzled nerves. 

Posted on Dec. 25, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.

Groups reporting this week include AAUW, Concord Rotary, Elkhart Lions and Maple City Kiwanis.

Posted on Dec. 24, 2014 at 10:50 p.m.

The Goshen Housing Authority is working with a local super market to give families a “special surprise” for being responsible tenants, 18 Santas raised money for a Goshen food pantry and three other stories to start your day.

Posted on Dec. 24, 2014 at 10:49 p.m.

The woman was transported to Memorial Hospital of South Bend for treatment.

Posted on Dec. 24, 2014 at 7:22 p.m.

Truth Radio received an email from a radio enthusiast in Norway, who sent a recording of what the program sounds like north of the country.

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