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An Elkhart city councilman would like the council to consider an urban chicken ordinance, Goshen High School's mixed choir takes second place at the ISSMA state finals and three other stories to start your day.

Posted on May 11, 2014 at 1:54 a.m.

Urban chicken debate sparked in Elkhart

Elkhart city councilman Brian Dickerson said he would like the council to consider an urban chicken ordinance. Dickerson said he has received numerous calls from people who are interested in raising chickens in their backyards if the city's current ban is lifted. South Bend began permitting urban chickens a year ago, and Goshen recently began accepting applications for a pilot program.

Concord football family mourning the loss of Dawson's son

Concord High School head football coach Tim Dawson’s son died Friday, May 9, at the family’s home. Timothy Dawson Jr. played for his father before graduating in 2004. Tim Dawson has been the Concord High School’s head coach for the past 25 seasons.

Goshen High School's mixed choir takes second place at ISSMA state finals

Goshen High School’s mixed choir took second place at the Indiana State School Music Association's (ISSMA) State Finals on Saturday, May 10. The school’s male choir took fourth place, and their orchestra was named a finalist. Fairfield High School’s mixed choir made it to eighth place, and Northridge High School’s treble and mixed choirs were recognized as finalists.

LaCasa volunteers repair 16 Goshen homes Saturday

More than 200 volunteers helped repair homes as part of LaCasa’s 24th Help-A-House event on Saturday, May 10, in Goshen. They repaired sixteen homes, some of which belongs to low- to moderate-income homeowners. Some of the houses were also rental properties owned by LaCasa, a nonprofit focused on community housing development.

Letter carrier food drive collects more than 7,000 pounds of food in Elkhart County

The National Association of Letter Carriers collected 7,300 pounds of food during its annual food drive on Saturday, May 10. Residents left non-perishable food items near their mailboxes Saturday morning, which letter carriers then collected to be distributed to 14 local food pantries.


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