Friday, October 31, 2014

 The Bristol Opera House is supposedly haunted by Percy, a woodworker who lived in the opera house after his home burned down during the Great Depression.

In honor of Halloween, Elkhart County Historical Museum curator of education and community blogger Patrick McGuire shared a few tales of hauntings in the Elkhart County community.

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Community blogger Clinton Stamatovich, who is living in South Korea, attended several films at the Busan International Film Festival. Read on for reviews of a few of the movies, as well as a brief look into Korea’s blossoming film industry.

Posted on Oct. 30, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.
 The Penn High School Spell Bowl team displays their first place ribbons and perfect speller ribbons after winning the Benton Central Invitational on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

The Kingsmen came out on top in the Benton Central Invitational Tuesday night, Oct. 28, but only by the slimmest of margins.

Posted on Oct. 30, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.
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 The Penn High School Spell Bowl team celebrates a perfect score of 90 for varsity and a perfect score of 72 for junior varsity Wednesday night, Oct. 29, at the Kouts Invitational.
Posted on Oct. 30, 2014 at 12:12 p.m.

In the second Kouts Invitational of the season, Penn High School’s Spell Bowl team came out on top. 

 Former Pierceton High School gym.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 2:01 p.m.

At one time, particularly in small towns, going to a high school basketball game was the thing to do for entertainment and community bonding.

 A small island 30 minutes out from Kowloon.
Posted on Oct. 28, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.

Even though he only had a week to experience the region, community blogger Clinton Stamatovich was able to pack his visit to Hong Kong with culture, food and sight-seeing. Read on to hear about his journey. 

Posted on Oct. 26, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.

For John Yoder, if cycling consumes his life, it becomes an addiction, something that controls him instead of him controlling it. That’s a degree of fanaticism that he thinks is unhealthy, and one he wants to avoid.

 Drawing over 2,000 participants, the mid-size Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon affords beautiful autumn views during the its loop through Fort Harrison State Park.
Posted on Oct. 24, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

Ditching her lesson plans and report cards, community blogger and school teacher Esther Swartzentruber shares her experience running the 19th Annual Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon.

 Dean (left) and Jane DeVoe performed for the Purdue Musical Organizations until their graduation in 1972. They chose other careers, but their love of music never diminished. Their work with the local alumni club has led to annual performances by Varsity Glee Club in Elkhart.
Posted on Oct. 24, 2014 at 7:44 a.m.

Purdue University offers no major in music, but a local couple says lessons learned by members of the talented choral groups prepare them for a lifetime of success. Watch one of the groups perform Sunday, Oct. 26.

 Penn High School's Spell Bowl team celebrates after winning the Logansport Invitational Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 1:14 p.m.

After a battle with Martinsville, the school that shared Penn’s state title last season, the Kingsmen came out on top, beating the school 89-86 in the Logansport Invitational.

 After Photo: The layout of the weight room at Elkhart Memorial High School is much more organized and includes a larger variety of equipment for all types of users.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 12:12 p.m.

The weight room at Elkhart Memorial High School has needed a makeover for a few years now. Over the summer, old, run-down equipment was replaced to give students more variety in their day-to-day workouts.

 Remnant of a road on the former Elkhart County Home property.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 11:56 a.m.

Community blogger Tim Ashley found a vacant road that was once part of the grounds where a county home once stood.

 Pedestrians admire pottery display inside the Old Style Deli windows on Main Street in May 2012.
Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 at 5:56 p.m.

A lot of work goes into getting everything together for Elkhart’s ArtWalk events, which celebrate fine art, live music, local businesses and more. Here’s a look at how it all works from community blogger Steve Gruber.

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 Kennedy Ward, a staff writer for Elkhart Memorial High School's student magazine, highly recommends the three books pictured.

Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
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Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
 The event will take place on October 18-19: Join the Gathering

Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.
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