Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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 Bryan Blair is the Elkhart County 4-H Fair's new general manager. He will start Nov. 3, 2014 according to the fair office.

Bryan Blair, who hails from Kentucky, will start his new role in Elkhart County on Nov. 3.

Lydia Sheaks

Posted on Oct. 13, 2014 at 5:31 p.m.

Indiana conservation officers suspect a male whitetail deer was poached from park property south of New Road. 

Lydia Sheaks

Posted on Oct. 13, 2014 at 5:06 p.m.

Larry Fervida husked nearly 100 pounds of corn in 10 minutes, securing his top spot in the Indiana State Hand Corn Husking Contest.

Sarah Duis

Posted on Oct. 8, 2014 at 7:22 p.m.
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 The 2015 Elkhart County 4-H Fair logo and dates were announced Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.
Posted on Sept. 10, 2014 at 9:34 p.m.

In a brief ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 10, Elkhart County 4-H Fair officials announced details for next summer’s fair.

 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.
Posted on Aug. 25, 2014 at 5:24 p.m.

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

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 11:13 a.m.

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