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5 things to know for your Wednesday in Indiana

In case you missed them, here are the top local stories you need to know to start your day.

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 10:31 p.m.

1. Dinner will raise funds to help uninsured in Elkhart, Goshen

A local nonprofit will be holding a "Fiesta Feast" dinner benefitting people around the area who don't have health insurance or are under-insured.

The Center for Healing and Hope will host the event from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at the College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall in Goshen. Puerto Rican rice and beans, pulled pork, chicken, bread, salad and dessert are on the menu.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. 

2. Police find multiple meth labs in a Middlebury mobile home

An investigation is underway in Middlebury after multiple meth labs were found inside of a mobile home there.

The Middlebury Police Department responded to a call about a possible meth lab at 206 York Drive around noon Monday, March 3. Two adults living inside the trailer were taken into custody as part of the investigation.

Though officers took the two into custody, no one had been booked at Elkhart County Jail in connection with the drug investigation as of Tuesday, March 4.

3. Middlebury students get longer school days

Middlebury Community Schools has become the second Elkhart County district to lengthen students' school days in an effort to make up for this winter's large number of snow days.

Elementary school students will stay 17 minutes later every day for the rest of the year starting March 10. Middle and high school students will start school 10 minutes earlier and leave 10 minutes later.

Under this plan, students' last day of school will be June 2.

4. Welch Packaging expands to eighth location with acquisition

An Elkhart-based Welch Packaging has taken over a smaller, similar business in Marion called Indiana Corrugated.

Both companies produce corrugated packaging, boxes and other products. Following its acquisition of Indiana Corrugated, Welch has eight locations across the country and employs more than 500 people.

The terms of the deal have not been released yet.

5. Opening night boys sectional results are in

It was the first night of boys basketball sectional games, which several area schools played in. Among the winners were Concord High School, Goshen High School, Penn High School and Mishawaka Marion High School.

For a full list of the scores and to see who's playing who next, check out the full story. 





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 FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013 file photo, Scott Small, and other National Forest Service crew members work to restore terrain that was bulldozed for a firebreak in the battle against Rim Fire on a nordic ski trail along Dodge Ridge in the Stanislaus National Forest, near Tuolumne City, Calif. The Forest Service says it will release a final decision Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, on how much timber to log from the Sierra Nevada's largest wildfire in recorded history. Last year's Rim Fire burned 400 square miles including parts of Yosemite. A debate has since raged about sending burned and dead trees to lumber mills or leave them and let nature take its course. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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