Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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 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.

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. 


Posted on July 18, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.
 Bristol Town Clock

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


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

 This year's Fair Queen contest is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, July 18. Pictured: 2013 Fair Queen Sierra Mae Walter sits in front of runner-ups Taylor Elizabeth Poling, Morgan DeAnn Kerrn, Marissa Elizabeth Lorenz, and Sarah Elizabeth Kezar during the Elkhart County 4H Fair Queen Contest Friday, July 19, 2013. (Truth Photo by Julia Moss)
Posted on June 26, 2014 at 12:21 a.m.

The pageant is at 8 p.m. Friday, July 18, at the grandstand.



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