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 Graduating senior Madelyn Schwartz receives a rose from Superintendent Joe Sabo at NorthWood's graduation ceremony  June 7, 2013. NorthWood was one of four schools in Elkhart County named a

To make the four-star rank, the school has to be in the top 25th percentile of highest test scores. 

Lydia Sheaks
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:03 p.m.
 Rachel Shenk, owner of Rachel's Bread in Goshen puts the finishing touches on a croissant dough on a marble topped table Friday, April 11, 2014. After rolling the dough it was refrigerated before forming them into the flaky creations.

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Ann Elise Taylor
Posted on April 14, 2014 at 11:13 p.m.
 Kids participate in an Easter egg hunt at Greenleaf Living Center in Elkhart on Saturday, April 11, 2009.

Whether you're willing to shell out some cash or are looking for free activities, you're in for some fun at events around the area this weekend.

Ann Elise Taylor
Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.
 West Goshen School third-grader David Perez reads during class Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Some local schools will be extending their school day starting Monday, April 14. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
Posted on April 11, 2014 at 4:57 p.m.

Students coming back from spring break are starting longer days, at least in some school districts. 

 Woodland Elementary School kindergarten student Nevaeh Olsen, right, turns the page of a book she is reading to classmate Lessly Guerrero during class Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Area schools will soon be enrolling students in kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year.
Posted on April 10, 2014 at 3:37 p.m.

Several Elkhart County schools are gathering information about incoming kindergarten students. What should you know for your little one?

 NorthWood students are collecting recyclables May 2 and 3.
Posted on April 10, 2014 at 12:32 p.m.

Students are collecting scrap metal, appliances, and more at NorthWood High School on May 2 and 3.

 Curt Nisly, Republican challenger for the District 22 seat in the Indiana House.
Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

Curt Nisly is challenging incumbent Rebecca Kubacki for her District 22 post.

 Zach Troyer (left) and Ryan Doyle work on the fuel system for the Goshen High School Super Mileage project car Monday April 7, 2014.
Posted on April 7, 2014 at 10:37 p.m.

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 Woodland Elementary School kindergarten teacher Amy Richardson works on reading skills with a group of students during class Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Indiana has begun releasing school rankings of teacher effectiveness annually.
Posted on April 7, 2014 at 4:02 p.m.

Goshen, Concord, Wa-nee and Baugo schools reported to the state which teachers were highly effective, effective, in need of improvement and ineffective. See the results. 

 Nappanee's Craftsmanship Day is slated for April 12, 2014.
Posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:19 a.m.

Local craftsmen and artists will display and sell their hand-crafted products at Coppes Commons during Craftsmanship Day on April 12.

 Notre Dame guard Lindsay Allen puts up a shot as Baylor guard Niya Johnson defends in the first half of their NCAA women's college basketball tournament regional final game at the Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind Monday March 31, 2014.
Posted on March 31, 2014 at 10:39 p.m.

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 The city of Goshen will begin collecting leaves and brush April 28, 2014. The city of Elkhart began its pickup program Monday, March 31, 2014.
Posted on March 31, 2014 at 7:52 p.m.

Now that the snow has melted away, what should you do with all those leaves and branches left in your yard?

 Brent Soper of Elkhart dumps a bag of shredded paper into a recycling bin in Elkhart.
Posted on March 31, 2014 at 3:46 p.m.

In the midst of spring cleaning, Solid Waste Management in Elkhart County can answer recycling questions about where to take things like batteries, oil, medications, fluorescent bulbs and other things. 

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