When Palmer Ace Hardware in Elkhart closed after over 50 years in business, locals wondered what would happen to the 20-foot statue, Scotty, that greeted its customers. Turns out he went on a journey across the country.
Nappanee hosted its annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony Monday, May 25, and gave a tribute to veterans — those who died while serving, and those still alive.
Alvin Johnson, 64, said he is sure he has made a difference in the life of children during his 37 years as a custodian. But now he’s ready to rest.