Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Community Blogs


Railroad trestle Elkhart County Local Remnants

The railroad trestle, which is located in Middlebury, is an excellent example of how historic structures can be preserved for modern purposes.

Posted at 3:47 p.m.

The Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is the oldest and largest cross-state ride in the U.S. Its appeal is getting to ride with 10,000 other cyclists and experiencing the hospitality of Iowa small towns.

Posted at 3:13 p.m.
Father and Child parents

Doug Slabach, a CAPS parenting instructor and community blogger, is doing one thing differently this year in hopes of becoming a better dad. He’s challenging other parents to try it, too.

Posted on Jan. 22, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
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Posted on Jan. 21, 2015 at 11:12 a.m.

A home bicycle repair shop doesn’t require a lot of space, but to be efficient and inviting, it should be well organized, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Here are a few tips from one of his friends, whose shop serves as a great example.

Posted on Jan. 20, 2015 at 2:05 p.m.

Though old road bridges that haven’t been rebuilt are hard to find, many railroad bridges are still in their original states, community blogger Tim Ashley says. One bridge in Warsaw, which was built in the 1920s, is still in use today.

Posted on Jan. 20, 2015 at 1:35 p.m.

While the Elkhart County Historical Museum was doing research for its new exhibit, “Elkhart County’s First 20,000 Years,” staffers were able to learn a lot about Wooly Mammoths and Mastodons, which inhabited this region thousands of years ago.

Posted on Jan. 20, 2015 at 11:37 a.m.

State Sen. Scott Schneider says his bill will defend people of faith, community blogger Rich Preheim says. But evidence indicates that continuing the fight against same-sex marriage will be the primary focus. 

Posted on Jan. 15, 2015 at 5:13 p.m.

Community blogger Monica Murphy met a woman who started life as a teenage mom and has fought through adversity to find success. She says anyone can make life better with the right attitude and hard work.

Posted on Jan. 15, 2015 at 2:36 p.m.

Community blogger Clinton Stamatovich attended a South Korean friend’s wedding, which provided a glimpse into a culture where love, dating, marriage and tradition play different parts than they do in the United States.

Posted on Jan. 14, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

Sledding is a fun, inexpensive way to get outside in the winter, community blogger Carla Gull says. However, it also comes with serious risks. Her family learned great life lessons through negotiating the risks of sledding. 

Posted on Jan. 14, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

When the weather is bad, cycling enthusiasts like community blogger John D. Yoder turn to stationary bikes to stay in shape. Here are his tips for making your workout effective and fun.

Posted on Jan. 14, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.

During the winter months, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) sneaks up on community blogger Diane Overmyer. She has a few simple things she does to keep her spirits high – read on to find out what they are.

Posted on Jan. 13, 2015 at 5:39 p.m.

When you visit Chicago and need to make a short trip in the downtown area, check out the bike-share system, community blogger John D. Yoder says. It’s cheaper than a taxi and faster than a bus for short distances.

Concord Township plat map

Posted on Jan. 9, 2015 at 8:23 p.m.
Orchard View and ADEC

Posted on Jan. 7, 2015 at 9:32 p.m.
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