Wednesday, July 30, 2014

 Timothy Heiser, 36, passed away in January 2014 from a lifelong battle with epilepsy. Now, his mom is opening a consignment shop in his memory with proceeds benefiting service animals and members of the military.

Pat Heiser is opening Scrappy’s Rescue on Cassopolis Street to honor her son, Tim, who loved helping animals and service members.

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:36 p.m.
 The Bristol Town Hall in 1914

An open house and cake and ice cream will celebrate the town hall’s 100th year.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:06 p.m.
 The town of Bristol is witnessing a boom in construction of industrial properties.

Companies are selecting sites east of town for ready access to rail lines and the Indiana Toll Road.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 5:16 p.m.
 Memorial Park offers a green space on the town's main corner and is home to the town's electronic sign board.  It features a gazebo with a glider, a water fountain, benches and decorative sidewalks.
Posted on July 18, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.

The Bristol Park Board is working on a five-year master plan for the town’s parks and wants to know what changes residents would like to see made. Read on to find out how you can give the board your input. 

 Bristol Town Clock
Posted on July 18, 2014 at 9:05 a.m.

The Bristol Town Council is working to see the road work done before cold weather hits.

 Bristol Town Sign
Posted on July 16, 2014 at 3:35 p.m.

North River Road, West St. Joseph Street, Maple Street and Legion Street are among the streets being considered for resurfacing.

 Washington Township School was the first consolidated school in Elkhart County. Construction on it began in 1903, and the school opened in 1904. At the time, the building replaced eight one-room schools in the township.
Posted on July 11, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

Before the Elkhart County Historical Museum moved in, the organization’s building served as the Bristol School. Read on for a brief history of the schoolhouse, which had its first year of classes in 1903.

 Katie Price prepares to give Chuck Feldman a plaque as Bristol's 2014 Citizen of the Year
Posted on July 11, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

Chuck Feldman, who has lived in Bristol his entire life, was named Bristol’s 2014 Citizen of the Year.

 In the center is Bristol Homecoming Teen Makayla McKenzie and Bristol Homecoming Queen Krista Rapp.  Behind them from left to right is second teen runner-up, Raven Knapp, first teen runner-up, Adrianna Nettro, second runner-up for Homecoming Queen, Deonna Miniz, and first runner-up, Victoria Marian-Amariutei.
Posted on July 10, 2014 at 11:30 p.m.

Ten young women participated in this year’s pageant.

 Steve Fortier of Goshen is unhappy with the results of the county highway department's roadside ditching project, which created this drop-off in front of his lawn on C.R. 21. Jeff Taylor, manager of the department, said the drop-off is a typical effect of berming done in county-owned right of ways where the ditch has been filled in over the past 10 to 30 years.
Posted on July 7, 2014 at 6:06 p.m.

The Elkhart County Highway Department has said it’s hard to tell whether ditching is to blame for some issues, and others are fixable side effects of the project.

 Buried in Bonneyville Cemetery, William Tuffs was part of the Boston Tea Party and served during the Revolution and the War of 1812.
Posted on July 4, 2014 at 6:36 a.m.

Five men who came to Elkhart County after serving in the Continental Army took part in Revolutionary War efforts such as the Boston Tea Party, the Siege of Yorktown and the defense of what’s now known as Independence Hall. 

 Lizzie Anderson
Posted on July 3, 2014 at 7:09 a.m.

The Bristol Homecoming Queen pageant will have five girls in each division competing for the crown.

 The Bristol Homecoming features carnival rides, food and vendors.
Posted on July 3, 2014 at 6:53 a.m.

Find out which bands are playing over the weekend, when you can vote for the cutest baby and ugliest pet contests and when other activities are at the upcoming Bristol Homecoming Festival.