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Thursday, April 24, 2014

 Alaskan Brewing Company coming to Michiana

Alaskan Brewing Company will add Michigan and South Dakota to its distribution area and will also add a canning line to its facility.

Eric Strader
Posted 2 hours ago
 Yes4Elkhart stickers sit on a table outside a public meeting  about Elkhart's referendum held by the Yes4Elkhart campaign group at Pierre Moran Middle School in Elkhart on Monday, March 10, 2014.

Both groups pulling for 'yes' votes on May 6 – Yes4Elkhart and Yes for Concord Kids – have cash available for the election's closing days. Read the story to find out who's contributed what.

Trevor Wendzonka
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 4:41 p.m.
 A swan swims in the river, enjoying the water and the wonderful spring weather.

One of our photo bloggers, Michelle Sigerich, snapped several pictures of wildlife enjoying the beautiful spring weather. 

Michelle E. Sigerich
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.
 Old Mill Brewpub Island City IPA
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 6:04 p.m.

Over half of the brewpub's taps are now dedicated to house-brewed beers, with the hope that all 10 will be Old Mill beers by the end of summer.

 Davyn with Buster and our foster dogs.
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 12:36 p.m.

Davyn, a child who has autism, used to be deathly afraid of dogs – that is, until he met his best friend Buster. The abandoned dog has helped Davyn learn to love dogs, express compassion and take strides his family has been amazed by.

 This stone near in the Baintertown section of River Preserve County Park commemorates the Potawatomi Chief Five Medals.
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 11:27 a.m.

This weekend, re-enactors will go to River Preserve County Park for the Gathering at Five Medals: Spring Campout. The Elkhart County Historical Museum is often asked what Five Medals refers to – here's the answer.


 The photo shows one of the places the Old Elkhart Road crisscrossed the railroad and interurban tracks in Goshen.
Posted on April 21, 2014 at 1:49 p.m.

In the early days of automobiles, Old Elkhart Road served as the main route between Goshen and Elkhart. Read on to find out a bit about its history and why it's no longer used.


 Three women enjoy the flowers on the banks of the Nakdong River
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Huge flowerbeds planted on the banks of Korea's Nakdong River bloom vibrant yellow, setting the scene for the festival.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:29 a.m.

Recently, beer blogger Eric Strader found three barrel-aged, pub-brewed beers on tap at New Holland Brewing Company, including one made in honor of the brewer's birthday.

 Perry is available for adoption! If you're interested in adopting him, contact Heartland Small Animal Rescue at 574-360-2948 for more information.
Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:17 a.m.

Over 90 of Heartland Small Animal Rescue's pets were adopted during the event last year – who knows how many could find their forever homes this year?

 Cherry Blossoms featuring world flags
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

Clint Stamatovich, who is teaching English in South Korea, went to a famous festival celebrating the area's blooming cherry blossoms. Check out the story to read about his experience, the traditional foods he tried and the story behind the blossoms.

 Founders summer seasonal Rubaeus
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.

Founders Fest 2014, a street party featuring musical acts, local food vendors and local artists, will be on Saturday, June 21. The brewing company has also released several seasonal beers.

 This photo was taken at a lantern festival in Jinju, South Korea.
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.

Clint Stamatovich, a Bristol native, just arrived in South Korea, where he'll be teaching English for three months. Check out his story about arriving there and experiencing a new culture, as well as his photos taken from a world away.


 World Beer Cup 2014
Eric Strader
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.
 A gorgeous nesting blue bird sits on top of his bird house.
Jessica Decker
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
 These young girls have amazing confidence and understand the power of working hard, following your heart, and pressing forward in life.
Monica Murphy
Posted on April 14, 2014 at 11:52 a.m.
 The Sunnyside Subdivision was completely destroyed after the Palm Sunday Tornadoes.
Patrick McGuire, Elkhart County Historical Museum Curator of Education
Updated on April 11, 2014 at 3:20 p.m.
 Lucky Buddha Lucky Beer
Eric Strader
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 2:54 p.m.
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