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 Jeff Hall waits on a customer at John Hall's True Value Hardware in Goshen on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The store has been awarded the 2014 Agri-Business Award of Excellence from the Purdue Extension Agricultural Society Committee.

“If you can’t find it at John Hall’s, it is probably not made,” said one person of the 2014 Agri-Business Award of Excellence winner.


Posted on Aug. 25, 2014 at 5:24 p.m.
 The Elkhart County Agricultural Society has announced the recipients of its 2014 awards. The award winners will be honored at an upcoming banquet at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.

This year’s Farm Family Award was given to Michael and Sue Martin of Wakarusa. Award winners will be honored at an upcoming banquet.


Posted on Aug. 22, 2014 at 12:26 p.m.

Farmers shouldn’t judge the quality of their crop from end rows, but rather take a walk in the field now before harvesting starts in a few weeks.


Posted on Aug. 22, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.
 This undated photo shows Nell Ward (right).
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 7:52 a.m.

Nell Ward managed the fair’s baby animal barn for 40 years, but has been slowed by health concerns.

 Jeff Burbrink
Posted on Aug. 15, 2014 at 9:21 a.m.

Wondering what you should do about that wasp nest you found? Here’s some advice from agriculture columnist Jeff Burbrink. 

 Fair goers arrived early at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tuesday, July 22, 2014 for the second Senior Day. Fair officials say they are working to fix wifi issues that plagued fair goers at the 2014 fair.
Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 3:41 p.m.

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair has struggled to offer fair goers a reliable wifi connection. A solution to the problem will be expensive, fair officials said. 

 Pastel by Pat Gluckin.
Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 8:08 a.m.

Pat Gluckin recently combined her love of horses and art creating a pastel based on an Elkhart Truth photograph.

 Jeff Burbrink
Posted on Aug. 8, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.

Timing and paperwork are important factors for both sides to consider.

 See something you recognize? Lost items that were turned into the fair office can be retrieved until Aug. 29. After that, they'll be sent to charity or thrown out.
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 7:34 p.m.

Items turned into the fair office include keys, phones, clothing, bags, shoes and a stroller.

 Police are investigating a report of a 59-year-old man who flashed his privates at a 15-year-old boy at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 1:55 p.m.

Police say a 59-year-old man exposed himself to a 15-year-old boy on Saturday at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

 Fairgoers arrived early at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tuesday, July 22, 2014 for the second Senior Day. Total attendance during fair week was about 269,000.
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 12:47 p.m.

Food and auction sales broke records at the 2014 Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

 David Holderman helps prepare corn on the cob and burgers Thursday, July 24, at the Goshen Noon Kiwanis Club cafeteria at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Posted on July 27, 2014 at 1:35 p.m.

The Goshen Noon Kiwanis Club is challenging fairgoers at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair to finish a one-pound burger, but David Holderman said it's not the biggest burger he's ever served.

 Paul Messerschmidt the Gooseman holds Flowers the skunk in his arms Wednesday, July 23, at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Posted on July 26, 2014 at 9:25 p.m.

Paul Messerschmidt herds a gaggle of costumed geese around the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, telling fairgoers tall tales about his feathered friends.


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