Thursday, August 28, 2014

 Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Cordoba at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium  in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 .

Do you miss the World Cup? There’s plenty of soccer happening now! The Corner Flag is back with an examination of Spain’s football league.

Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 11:33 a.m.
 Buddy Dyck, Jim Bare, John Yoder, Merritt Lehman, Bill Miller, Elvie Bontrager at Subway in Shipshewana taking a break during Buddy's birthday ride.

A birthday bicycle ride, where the number of miles covered equals your age, is a popular way for cyclists to show themselves that though they are aging, they can still do a long bike ride.

Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 10:29 a.m.
 Christiana Creek flows past Wellfield Botanic Gardens. The creek's small rapids make a great place for kayaking.

When you’re kayaking along Christiana Creek, it can be easy to forget you’re in the middle of a city and haven’t floated into a nature preserve. Kyle Hannon shared the story of a recent float along the creek in SoMa’s community blog, Gateway Mile. 

Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
 Former railroad crossing near Ox Bow Park.
Posted on Aug. 26, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.

When the Old Elkhart Road was the main route between Elkhart and Goshen, it crossed the railroad tracks many times. A closed crossing at Ox Bow Park serves as a reminder of the old path. 

 Bill Kremer, Notre Dame's art department chair, poses inside his wood-fired kiln at his farm in Cassopolis, Mich. Four-foot-tall vases can be seen in the background.
Posted on Aug. 26, 2014 at 2:33 p.m.

Through their high-quality, nationally recognized work, Michiana potters have made the area a hub for impressive ceramics. Here are a few upcoming events where you can see and purchase work from these artists.

 A story being read by all four of our children at Christmas last year.
Posted on Aug. 26, 2014 at 1:25 p.m.

Having a special needs child not only shapes the way a family operates, but its members’ personalities. Based on her family’s experiences, community blogger Kari Horton says special needs children change their brothers and sisters for the better.

 A photogenic garden gnome.
Posted on Aug. 24, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

Elise Hofer Derstine reflects on “real life” versus what appears on social media, and describes moments — both good and bad — that can’t be captured in a photograph.  

 This image was taken from a video provided to The Elkhart Truth. The video shows Elkhart Police Department patrol vehicles along West Garfield Avenue during the arrest of 21-year-old Reese Tommy Haithcox on July 3 in Elkhart.
Posted on Aug. 22, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

Community blog: City officials have tried to explain away increased police activity after Cpl. Dustin Young was injured in the neighborhood. But the evidence points to police harassment.

 This historic photo is of Grace Lawn Cemetery in Elkhart. The historic cemetery has had problems with restoration and preservation in the past.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.

While some cemeteries receive constant care, others are forgotten and left to face the elements. The Elkhart County Historical Museum shared advice for caring for historic cemeteries and will be hosting a presentation on the topic this week.


 Red barn in a neighborhood in South Whitley.
Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.

A red barn nestled among residential properties in South Whitley looks out of place at first, but a little research shows it was there long before the houses were. 

 In small towns in the U.K., one might find steep, narrow roads like this one in Haworth, Yorkshire, England. Haworth is the hometown of writers Charlotte and Emily Brontë.
Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 1:18 p.m.


Driving on the “wrong side” of the road in another country can be a challenge, even for seasoned drivers. Community blogger Esther Swartzentruber just got back from the U.K. and shared some tips for those planning to venture across the pond.

 Grace and Ethan Swartz learn the hand signal for a left turn from Cpl. Garner at Bristol's Bicycle Safety program on June 7. Teaching proper bike safety is an important step in forming a bike train for kids.
Posted on Aug. 16, 2014 at 11:43 a.m.

Forming biking trains or walking school buses for kids who don’t live within schools’ transportation ranges can be a safe, convenient alternative to parents driving them each day.

 Pet Fest attendees pose for a photo with their dogs.
Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 5:23 p.m.

The Humane Society of Elkhart County will be holding an event Saturday, Aug. 16, to celebrate pets and honor homeless animals. Read on to see what will be happening at the family-friendly event. 

 These wooden statues in Gyeongju – east of Busan – are from the Joseon period and have been refurbished. An example of antiquity. They rest inside a temple on the outskirts of the city, at the base of a mountain.

Posted on Aug. 13, 2014 at 1:50 p.m.
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Posted on Aug. 13, 2014 at 11:58 a.m.
 Eight-year-old Conner Lantz of Middlebury carefully holds one of his earlier (and more typical) catches, a bluegill, with its dorsal fins spiked in self-defense.

Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 5:02 p.m.
 Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his California home Monday, Aug. 11, in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.

Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 2:08 p.m.
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