Sunday, October 26, 2014

 Drawing over 2,000 participants, the mid-size Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon affords beautiful autumn views during the its loop through Fort Harrison State Park.

Ditching her lesson plans and report cards, community blogger and school teacher Esther Swartzentruber shares her experience running the 19th Annual Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon.

Posted on Oct. 24, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.
 Dean (left) and Jane DeVoe performed for the Purdue Musical Organizations until their graduation in 1972. They chose other careers, but their love of music never diminished. Their work with the local alumni club has led to annual performances by Varsity Glee Club in Elkhart.

Purdue University offers no major in music, but a local couple says lessons learned by members of the talented choral groups prepare them for a lifetime of success. Watch one of the groups perform Sunday, Oct. 26.

Posted on Oct. 24, 2014 at 7:44 a.m.
 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.

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.

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

 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.

 Pedestrians admire pottery display inside the Old Style Deli windows on Main Street in May 2012.
Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 at 5:56 p.m.

A lot of work goes into getting everything together for Elkhart’s ArtWalk events, which celebrate fine art, live music, local businesses and more. Here’s a look at how it all works from community blogger Steve Gruber.

 We stopped for a picture on the Pumpkinvine logo in the trail. Anna and Noah with grandparents, June and John Yoder. Noah took his helmet off for the picture.
Posted on Oct. 18, 2014 at 2:06 p.m.

Community blogger John D. Yoder enjoys riding on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail with his wife and grandchildren, ages 5 and 7. The trail is level, and there are many opportunities for safety tips and adventures along the way.

 The Goshen Redskins mascot races around the floor with large
Posted on Oct. 17, 2014 at 1:36 p.m.

Native Americans have long been protesting the use of the word Redskins. As support for their cause builds, it’s high time we all start paying attention to them, community blogger Rich Preheim says.




Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.

Community blogger Jessica Baldanzi puts on 3D glasses to review “The Joyners,” a surprisingly retro vision of a family in the future.

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Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

Though community blogger Diane Overmyer has lived in many cities, she names Elkhart among the perfect places for artists to live. The city is building its reputation as a place that supports and enjoys the arts, she says.

 Kennedy Ward, a staff writer for Elkhart Memorial High School's student magazine, highly recommends the three books pictured.
Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

Kennedy Ward, an Elkhart Memorial High School junior and writer for the school’s student magazine, shares the top three books she believes everyone – no matter their ages – should read.

 Students at Elkhart Memorial High School wait in the cafeteria lunch line on Friday, Oct. 3.
Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Lower budgets and stricter nutritional guidelines have made it difficult for school cafeterias to serve healthy options that are still appealing to students, Elkhart Memorial senior Kyle Richards says.

 Old alignment of C.R. 31 in Elkhart County's Jefferson Township.
Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.

As community blogger Tim Ashley was driving between Goshen and Middlebury one day, he noticed an odd, narrow stretch of road. It turns out this used to be an alignment of C.R. 31. 

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Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.
 Students in Brenda Mueller's new AP Environmental Science class work in a computer lab at Elkhart Memorial High School on Monday, Sept. 8. Elkhart Memorial has seen an increase in students enrolling in AP courses.

Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Posted on Oct. 14, 2014 at 3:27 p.m.
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