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A Goshen couple pushes for a Latin American culture center, only 721 absentee ballots were cast for the Elkhart and Concord school referendums as of Thursday and the Golden Egg Pancake House reopens in Elkhart.

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 9:34 p.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

School referendums by the numbers

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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. Find absentee ballots break down by townships here.

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 new restaurant looks smaller than the old one, but not by much, George Fotopoulos said. It has 14 fewer seats, but a large kitchen. 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.

 A fence surrounds the state prison in Florence, Ariz. where the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of the condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal. The Arizona Supreme Court said it would consider whether he received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing. The appeal also challenges the secrecy of the lethal injection process and the drugs that are used. (AP Photo)

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 The Arizona state prison where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is photographed in Florence, Ariz.  Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Dietz, 29, and Gene Dietz, 55, at an auto repair shop in Tucson. (AP Photo)

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