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Downtown Elkhart advocate Craig Fulmer died, Memorial Bridge in Elkhart is rededicated to honor veterans and three other stories to start your day.

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 3:00 a.m.

Mother finds hope at the Little House That Ben Built after escaping abuse

Goshen resident Nancy Grant was previously in an abusive relationship. She was also homeless with her 4-year-old son, spending time in the Elkhart County Women’s Shelter and Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network. She now lives at the Little House That Ben Built in Goshen, where she has found compassion and support. Grant has already put in a lot of work into rebuilding her life, such as taking classes through the Goshen Chamber of Commerce to learn how to launch her own business.

Friends, loved ones remember downtown Elkhart advocate Craig Fulmer

Businessman and community leader L. Craig Fulmer died on Wednesday afternoon, May 21, in a Baltimore hospital. He was part of the Elkhart 2010 Coalition, a group of business leaders that sought public and private support for downtown redevelopment projects. Those projects included the Lerner Theatre renovation, the IUSB Elkhart building and the RiverWalk.

Former firefighter pleads guilty to one count of criminal sexual conduct with minor

Former Foraker firefighter Wiliam Hess pleaded guilty Thursday, May 22, to one count of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, a Class C Felony. The 57-year-old Goshen man appeared Thursday afternoon in Elkhart Circuit Court for the plea hearing. He will return for sentencing on July 17.

Memorial Bridge in Elkhart rededicated to honor veterans

Residents, veterans and city officials gathered Thursday, May 22, at the Havilah Beardsley House at North Main Street and Beardsley Avenue to rededicate Memorial Bridge to in honor of veterans. The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 19 Honor Guard fired a 21-gun salute and played taps before marching over the bridge. There was also an antique car parade.

Goshen mayor to present painting by local artist to sister city in Germany

Goshen mayor Allan Kauffman will visit sister city Bexbach in Germany next month, and he will present a painting to the Bexbach’s mayor. Kauffman is visiting the European city to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Goshen’s sister city relationship. He commissioned Goshen artist Ben Stutzman to create an original painting, which features buildings on Main Street in downtown Goshen.


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