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SoMa has released a video campaign advertising downtown Elkhart and its future. (Screen shot from SoMa video)
5 things to know for your Friday in Indiana
Posted on Feb. 13, 2014 at 10:52 p.m.

1. Two killed in Milford business fire Thursday morning

Two people died after a Milford business caught fire Thursday morning, Feb. 13. Crews were called to Medina Body Shop around 7:22 a.m., our news partner WNDU reported. 

One of the victim's family members told firefighters that people were inside of the burning building. However, crews were unable to enter because of the blaze's intensity. The two people trapped inside were dead by the time firefighters got inside.

The victims' names have not been released.

The building and its contents were a total loss.

2. Revitalization group to host news conference Friday morning

SoMa, Elkhart's group dedicated to revitalizing downtown, will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, to make several announcements about the area's future.

The morning's announcements are expected to draw from SoMa's "live, work and play" mantra, which the group sees as the keys to successful revitalization.

Keep an eye on The Elkhart Truth's Facebook page and Twitter to find out what's next for the area. 

3. HJR-3 is dead until at least 2016

The Indiana Senate met today and did not make any changes to HJR-3, the proposed amendment that would further ban same-sex marriage across the state. As this was the case, Hoosiers will not vote on the legislation until 2016, if they get to at all.

The proposal will now go before the Senate for a third reading. 

4. Goshen students are getting a shorter spring break this year


Goshen Community Schools announced Thursday, Feb. 13, that students will be in school for part of their original spring break because of this year's excessive number of snow days.

The school's makeup days will be Feb. 14, March 17, April 2, April 3, April 4, June 4, June 5 and June 6. 

The district has asked parents and students to have understanding attitudes about the change and said the decision came after "much discussion."

5. Kindergarteners answer the question, 'How do you show someone you love them?'

For Valentine's Day, The Elkhart Truth went to Jimtown Elementary School to ask kindergarten students, "How do you show someone you love them?"

It was pretty darn cute. Click here to see a video of their answers, as well as drawings they made on the topic.