Thursday, October 2, 2014

 Several members of the Elkhart Lions Clubs trimmed overgrown shrubs and trees in the NIBCO Ice & Water Park in downtown Elkhart recently. The park is located near the Civic Plaza in downtown Elkhart. Shown in photo are (from left): Larry Morr, Hugh Gruver and Karin Frey.

This week’s Clubs & Organizations column includes reports from the Goshen Rotary Club, Elkhart Breakfast Optimist Club and Association for Volunteer Programs.

Posted on Oct. 2, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
 The Temptations Revue and the Sounds of the Four Tops will fill up Elkhart's Lerner Theatre on Friday night. Showtime is 7 p.m., and area schools and church choirs will provide the opening act.

Nate Evans, who has been a part of two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame groups, tells the story of how he got involved in The Temptations, talks about growing up across the street from the Jackson 5 and names his favorite Motown song.

Posted on Oct. 1, 2014 at 4:12 p.m.

Riding against traffic is illegal – and dangerous. In case you need convincing, here’s an explanation of why wrong-way riders create problems from community blogger and cycling instructor John D. Yoder.

Posted on Oct. 1, 2014 at 3:46 p.m.
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 The Elkhart Fall Flower Carpet has been installed Central Park.
Posted on Oct. 1, 2014 at 4:24 p.m.

Thousands of mums have been arranged into unique designs in downtown Elkhart and downtown Nappanee.

Posted on Oct. 1, 2014 at 3:15 p.m.

The Elkhart County Republican Party will host its chili cook-off Friday, Oct. 3. The event will coincide with the Goshen First Friday event.

 Actors Donal Logue, left, Jada Pinkett Smith and Ben McKenzie attend the
Posted on Oct. 1, 2014 at 2:54 p.m.

After watching the premieres of fall’s newest shows, TV blogger Clara Bush graded each to let you know which ones are worth your time or can be passed by. 

 This is a rendering of the field that will be the home of the Northern League’s Elkhart County Miracle professional baseball team. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
Posted on Oct. 1, 2014 at 1:18 p.m.

Though it’s doubtful the Elkhart County Miracle baseball team will play in 2015, owner Craig Wallin remains optimistic about the baseball team’s future in Elkhart.

 Pictured are the covers of Jon Klassen's 'I Want My Hat Back' and 'This Is Not My Hat'.
Posted on Oct. 1, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Better World Books retail manager Brad Weirich recommended two award-winning illustrated books for children that both kids and adults will enjoy.

 A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.  A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 5:07 p.m.

Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.

 The Lerner Theatre is at 410 S. Main St. in Elkhart.
Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 3:34 p.m.

The Lerner Theatre is hosting a Magic of Motown concert Friday, Oct. 3, which will raise money for the music programs at Elkhart Central High School, Clay High School and Saint Joseph High School. 

Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 12:48 p.m.

When community blogger Rodney Dale and his girlfriend (now wife) had a child at 17, he worked hard to stop taking financial aid from the government. Now, he urges other fathers to do the same and to take responsibility for the families they’ve created.

Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 12:43 p.m.

Hart City TV was giving away a brand new 60-inch TV, and only one lucky person gets to claim the prize.

 The Goshen Sash and Door Company lasted 133 years.
Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 12:25 p.m.

The Goshen Sash and Door Company, which made doors, blinds and related products for 133 years, closed down in the winter of 2002-2003. The factory building, which employed many Elkhart County workers during its time, still stands.

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