Thursday, October 30, 2014


A Purple Heart medal is seen in its case prior to the presentation ceremony honoring Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams of Elkhart at the Granger Community Church Thursday, April 24, 2014. Williams was killed in Afghanistan in December 2013. Medals were presented to his mother, father and daughter. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

A group of students sang hymns to peacefully protest the preachings of a couple from Texas who visited Goshen College's campus on Thursday, April 24, 2014 to warn students to repent for sins or face hellfire. (Angelle Barbazon/The Elkhart Truth)
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Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:40 p.m.

Family of fallen Indiana solider Jesse Williams receive Purple Heart in Granger ceremony

Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams was honored at a Purple Heart ceremony on Thursday morning, April 24. Around 20 people gathered in the lobby of Granger Community Church in Mishawaka to watch a congresswoman, a judge, a pastor and military officials award the Purple Heart to the mother and daughter of Staff Sgt. Williams. The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the United States armed forces who are wounded or killed in action. Staff. Sgt. Jesse Williams was killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq last December.

You can view other photographs from the ceremony here.

Lepelley couple of Open Air Holiness Ministries preach at Goshen College, students protest

Goshen College students responded Thursday, April 24, to a couple preaching about “hellfire that sinners face if they don’t repent” by singing hymns at them. Chris and Catherine Lepelley, members of Open Air Holiness Ministries in Texas, apparently visits colleges around the country to preach to students. Goshen College student Bobby Switzer organized an impromptu choir to sign hymns at the Lepelleys in response to their preaching.

 

Goshen getting new Indian, Thai restaurants

Two new ethnic restaurants will be opening soon in Goshen.

Maple Indian Cuisine is moving into the former Noodle Heads/Il Forno location at 127 S. Main St. in Goshen. Bobby Singh will open the restaurant in summer, looking to bring “the flavors of India to Goshen”.

A sign outside of the former Golden Monkey location at 1301 Lincolnway East in Goshen said that the next restaurant will be called Sawadee and offer Thai cuisine.

Here’s where you can find these upcoming restaurants: