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Jack Cooper Collection

After his plane was shot down over the Pacific during World War II, Jack Cooper etched a diary chronicling his final days into a wallet. In addition to the diary, an entire collection telling Cooper’s story was recently donated to the Elkhart County Historical Museum.


Posted on April 24, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.
Academic Super Bowl Penn regional 2015

During the regional Academic Super Bowl competition Tuesday, April 21, several teams from area high schools advanced to the state finals, which will be held May 9 at Purdue University. 


Posted on April 23, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
CAPS 5K walkers

CAPS’ first Superhero 5K and Sidekicks Family Fun Run to promote child abuse prevention was a greater success than anyone at the organization could have expected, community blogger Andrew Hershberger said. 


Posted on April 22, 2015 at 12:44 p.m.
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