Friday, October 24, 2014

 The Big Chick, created by Philip Joachim, is the winning dish in The Bacon Strip's recipe contest.

Diners at The Bacon Strip voted The Big Chick, created by Philip Joachim, as their favorite bacon-centric dish in The Bacon Strip’s recipe contest.

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 In this file photo, Terri Rohr serves a sample of chili from McCarthy's on the River Walk during the 2013 Oktoberfest in Central Park. The 2014 Oktoberfest event will also feature another chili cook-off, a cornhole tournament and more.

The family-friendly event will include a chili cook-off, beer garden and cornhole tournament. Funds raised will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County.

Sarah Duis

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This week’s Clubs & Organizations column includes reports from the Elkhart Breakfast Optimist Club, Goshen Rotary Club and League of Women Voters of Elkhart County.

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 In this file photo, Joe Duthie and Laci Kraus perform on the Lerner Theatre dance floor at the 2013 Still Dancing competition. This year's competition will benefit The Samaritan Health and Living Center in Elkhart.
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This year’s Still Dancing in Elkhart competition will benefit The Samaritan Health and Living Center in Elkhart. 

 Aaron Smith, 23, poses in character as “Death,” whom he played throughout the 2013 season at the Niles Haunted House Scream Park in Niles, Mich.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 3:22 p.m.

Looking for a scare this weekend? Check out these haunted houses around northern Indiana and southern Michigan.

 Penn High School's Spell Bowl team celebrates after winning the Logansport Invitational Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 1:14 p.m.

After a battle with Martinsville, the school that shared Penn’s state title last season, the Kingsmen came out on top, beating the school 89-86 in the Logansport Invitational.

Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

The Humane Society of Elkhart County’s annual Woof-O-Ween party on Oct. 25 will feature pet costume contests, treats and adoption specials.

 After Photo: The layout of the weight room at Elkhart Memorial High School is much more organized and includes a larger variety of equipment for all types of users.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 12:12 p.m.

The weight room at Elkhart Memorial High School has needed a makeover for a few years now. Over the summer, old, run-down equipment was replaced to give students more variety in their day-to-day workouts.

 Remnant of a road on the former Elkhart County Home property.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 11:56 a.m.

Community blogger Tim Ashley found a vacant road that was once part of the grounds where a county home once stood.

 Andy Manoloff lights up his pumpkin carving of comic book villain The Joker Wednesday, Oct. 22, at his home in Elkhart. Many of Manoloff carvings are of comic book characters, such as Spider-Man, Batman and Iron Man.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 8:45 a.m.

These aren’t your typical Jack-O-Lanterns. Elkhart veternarian Andy Manoloff takes pumpkin carving to the extreme with designs of the Joker, Optimus Prime and Spider-Man.

 Concord West Side first-grade teacher Kari Waltz holds up the tiny harmonica attached to her staff badge Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. She blows the harmonica to get students' attention as they begin or end an activity, part of the PAX Good Behavior Game that Elkhart County schools have started using to improve students' behavior.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 5:30 a.m.

Horizon Education Alliance helped local teachers implement the PAX Good Behavior Game. Teachers say their students love the game, and teachers themselves are less stressed about behavior issues. 

 Tony Coleman smiles for a photo with wife, Barbara, and grandaughters Shelly Moore, 13, center, and Angel Moore, 10, on Oct. 2, 2014, outside their home in Elkhart. Coleman suffers from end-stage renal disease and is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.

Through kidney failure, countless rounds of dialysis and an endless stream of doctor’s appointments, Tony Coleman has waited for an organ donor to save him. Find out how you can help at an upcoming event.

 This excellent catch from Christen Ortiz was named the winner of the Hunting and Fishing Contest.
Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 8:11 p.m.

This year’s winner for The Hunting and Fishing Contest won a $100 Visa gift card. Read on to find out if you’re the contest’s winner.

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