Crypt Lake Tunnel

On a recent trip to Crypt Lake Trail in southern Alberta, community blogger Esther Swartzentruber and friends got the chance to experience the Canadian Rockies’ beauty, wildlife and exciting trail features.

Posted on July 7, 2015 at 12:52 p.m.
To Kill a Mockingbird

As her summer of relaxation begins, community blogger and teacher Esther Swartzentruber is getting ready to poke around in her flowerbeds, take bike rides and of course, read lots of books. Here’s a look at five that are on her summer reading list this year.

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:05 p.m.
Swiss Valley Ski & Board

Midwestern weather can make scheduling a ski trip a little tricky, community blogger Esther Swartzentruber says. However, a recent class trip threatened by a rainy forecast ended up working out after a little bit of prayer.

Posted on Feb. 6, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.
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For college students going to school far away from home, the holidays can be a lonely time. However, community blogger Esther Swartzentruber tells the story of one very special, unexpected Thanksgiving with those who she’s most thankful for – her family.

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.

Posted on Sept. 9, 2014 at 1:40 p.m.

Believe it or not, your world is greatly affected by dictionaries and the definitions they contain. They play a role in conflict, maintaining peace and the way we interact with the world around us, community blogger Esther Swartzentruber says.

Esther Swartzentruber
Esther Swartzentruber
Esther Swartzentruber, a new-comer to Elkhart County, recently graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors of English. As a first-year teacher, she teaches English grammar and literature to junior high and high school students at a small Mennonite school in Nappanee. She blogs about her experiences and discoveries at her personal blog, Shasta's Fog, a name that references C.S. Lewis’s beloved character from The Horse and His Boy. She is a newbie blogger, writing hopefully (that is, with hope), about the things she loves: education, Mennonite culture and traveling.