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A Goshen couple pushes for a Latin American culture center, Goshen College alumni share stories of their bicycle journey from Paraguay to Indiana and three other stories to start your day.

Posted on April 26, 2014 at 12:05 a.m.

Goshen couple pushing for Latin American culture center

A couple in Goshen is starting a grassroots movement to generate support for a Latin-American Culture and Language Center in Goshen.

Nayo Ulloa and Heather Bridger-Ulloa came to Goshen two and a half years ago, and found a circle of friends who wanted to teach their kids about their multicultural heritage. The husband and wife then began planning for a Latin American culture and language center where families would be able to help their children learn and appreciate their background.

Nayo Ulloa, who was born and raised in Peru, is a professional musician and adjunct professor who teaches Latin studies and Spanish at Goshen College. Heather Bridger-Ulloa is a trained interpreter and a translator who is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Elkhart, Concord school referendums by the numbers

There were 721 absentee ballots cast in two school districts as of Thursday, April 24, according to the Elkhart county chief deputy clerk Chris Anderson. That’s less than the 1,092 that were cast in the last midterm election in 2010, but Anderson said there’s still a week of absentee voting left. The Elkhart Truth education reporter Lydia Sheaks broke down the absentee ballots by townships as well as a few other important numbers you should know about the upcoming school referendums.

Goshen College alumni to share tales of 10,000-mile bicycle journey

A group of Goshen College graduates who recently made a 10,000-mile trip from Paraguay to Goshen will share their stories in a presentation next week. Michael Miller, Levi Smucker and Abe Stucky will talk about their adventures on Tuesday, April 29, in the Goshen College Church-Chapel, according to a Goshen College press release.

Indiana State Fair announces 2014 concert lineup

The Indiana State Fair revealed their concert lineup on Thursday, April 24. The fair, which runs from Aug. 1 to Aug. 17, will feature performers such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robin Thicke, Phillips Phillips, Pitbull and Hunter Hayes. The event will take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Elkhart's Golden Egg Pancake House ready to open on west side

The Golden Egg Pancake House will reopen on Monday in a new location at 305 N. Nappanee St. in Elkhart. The tentative hours for the new restaurant will be 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. The family is considering opening an hour earlier on Monday and staying open on Sundays.

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