Thursday, July 31, 2014

 Midwest Museum of American Art, 429 S. Main Street, built in 1922 as St. Joseph Valley Bank.

Decades of devotion and passion for art have made Elkhart’s Midwest Museum of American Art what it is today – a treasure to our community. 

Posted at 3:23 p.m.
 Mid-year craft production volume

The Brewers Association released a report saying American craft beer production volume during the first half of 2014 rose 18 percent from last year’s numbers.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:06 a.m.
 This picture was scanned from the cover of Building Stories, by Chris Ware.

In her first community blog post, Jessica Baldanzi discusses comics and graphic novels’ importance in art and literature, as well as why this could very well be the genre’s golden age.



Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:16 p.m.
 Wabash Railroad remnant in Benton Township.
Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

A few pieces of the Wabash Railroad, which used to run through Elkhart County, remain in Benton Township. 

 I will remember each moment.
Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:24 p.m.

Due to family health issues, Kari Horton is leaving Heartland Small Animal Rescue. In her final community blog post, she shares the invaluable things she’s learned being part of an organization that saves lives. 

 From left: Ryan Chapman, Kristy Morse, Cabe Churchill, Bryan Wiggs, Aaron Morse and Bill
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:29 a.m.

Dark Horse Nation is not just a brewery, but a way of life.  Get a peek inside this culture with the new series on HISTORY on Tuesday.

 Participants in the 15th Annual Pumpkinvine Bike Ride approach the U.S. 20 tunnel Saturday June 21, 2014.
Posted on July 26, 2014 at 1:53 p.m.

The urge to get your bike out on the road quickly can be tempting, but don’t let it make you forget essential supplies. As our blogger John Yoder learned, you’ll regret it if things go wrong.

 Jeff Thomas (left) and Gary Stieglitz (right) stand where their brewhouse will be located.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 2:16 p.m.

Work is underway to get Thomas Stieglitz Brewing Co. up and running in downtown Goshen. Read on for more information about the beers that will be served and the brewers behind them.

 Ellie Lengacher showed the calf pictured at the 4-H fair this year. She won senior showmanship, first in her class and medium weight champion.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:29 a.m.

Ellie Lengacher, who shows calves at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, says 4-H is about learning responsibility, building community and supporting fellow participants. 

 The crowd at the Bridges Out Of Poverty Hispanic
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:48 a.m.

Recently, a group of women graduated from a YWCA program aimed at teaching them to achieve their goals and escape poverty. Read on for more information about the class and how you can get involved in ones like it. 

 Customers wander through the streets of the Nampo-dong market.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:10 p.m.

One of Busan’s attractions is a huge shopping area that brings fancy department stores, fish markets and old-fashioned street vendors together, along with countless customers. Blogger Clinton Stamatovich, who is living in South Korea, shared his story about it. 

 Community blogger Rodney Dale shared his thoughts on how Christians should react to the same-sex marriage debate.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:21 p.m.

Rodney Dale, a community blogger for The Elkhart Truth, shared his thoughts on why same-sex marriage should be legalized. Though he sees it as a sin, he wonders why others’ sins aren’t given the same attention. 

 The students pictured were collecting toys for hurricane victims.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:57 p.m.

Debbie Micola, co-founder of the local charity Santa’s Pantry, sees people performing selfless acts all around her. Through the organization’s new community blog, she’s working to tell their stories.

 Food is prepared at a past beer dinner hosted by LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:27 a.m.
 Harriet Monteith's painting was once a part of her home on Beardsley Avenue. Now, it's housed in Arts on Main in Elkhart.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:36 a.m.

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.
 Two barriers alert bikers to the Norfolk South railroad tracks along the Monroe St. Trail.

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 4:09 p.m.
 Coast Buster Imperial IPA, from Upland Brewing Company, is available on draft and will soon be on shelves in four-packs.

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.
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