Community Blogs: Here's what your neighbors wrote about this week

This week, our bloggers wrote about pet adoption, D-Day, the World Cup, learning to love your body and more. Read on for some great stories written by locals. 

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 8:05 a.m.

Animal shelters rescue humans through pets

Getting a pet can be a life-changing experience for the animal, as well as its new owner. A Heartland Small Animal Rescue volunteer shared some of these wonderful stories.

This Day in History: D-Day

Seventy years ago today, on June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, in what would be the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe. Here are some stories from local men who were there.

New mom learns her body, despite its imperfections, is worth relishing

After having her child, community blogger Elise Hofer Derstine is adjusting to the changes her body underwent. Her new son continues to remind her these should be treated with reverence.

Savoring the beauty of the road, of life

Loretta Salchert, executive director of Ribbon of Hope cancer ministry, went on a road trip that showed her the importance of appreciating the world around her. Later, she shared that message with a cancer patient.

World Cup 2014 previews

In this multi-post series, blogger Dustin George-Miller examines each of the 32 teams competing in this year’s World Cup tournament. His first post takes a look at Groups A and B – Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon, Spain, The Netherlands, Chile and Australia. His second post examines Groups C and D – Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan, Uruguay, Italy, England and Costa Rica.

Do you want to become one of The Elkhart Truth’s community bloggers? Contact our community manager, Ann Elise Taylor, at ataylor@elkharttruth.com with some information about yourself and what you’d like to blog about. 

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