Tuesday, July 29, 2014


5 feel-good stories to start your weekend

An Elkhart Community Schools teacher retired after nearly 60 years in the classroom, Wakarusa students raised money for humanitarian efforts in Nigeria and more.

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 12:45 p.m.

Elkhart teacher's passion for kids motivated long career

Herb Ullery, 81, has been working with local teens since 1957, when he started out teaching a graphic arts class at the old Elkhart High School. This year, he’ll finally retire from teaching at Elkhart Community Schools.

Wakarusa students empty pockets for humanitarian efforts in Nigeria

An 8-year-old at Wakarusa Elementary School sparked a school-wide fundraiser for humanitarian efforts in Nigeria, our reporting partner WNDU reported

Retiring couple educated many Middlebury Community School students

For four decades, Sandy and Ralph Fireoved touched the lives of many elementary school students at Middlebury Community Schools. 

“Ralph and Sandy are going to be missed tremendously. I’ve never known two people more dedicated to their craft,” said Middlebury Community Schools Superintendent Jane Allen.

Goshen Boys & Girls Club garden provides health and food education

The Boys & Girls Club of Goshen has started a victory garden as part of its expansion of programs for health and wellness.

“I love getting dirty and growing my own food,” said Robert Gunn, 14, of Goshen, who also has a garden at home. “I am helping the kids learn how to plant. Everyone’s so excited to see what will grow.”

Elkhart County Community Foundation, philanthropists raise $220,000 for charity in memory of David Gundlach

Local philanthropists and the Elkhart County Community Foundation raised roughly $220,000 Thursday night, May 29, for local nonprofit organizations in memory of David Gundlach, who left an unparalleled gift to the foundation after his death that added up to about $150 million.

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 FILE - In a Thursday, May 29, 2014 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin looks up while seated on stage during Harvard University commencement ceremonies, in Cambridge, Mass. Franklin, the Queen of Soul says she's looking forward to tracking down one of the powdered sugar-covered confections while she's at the Ohio State Fair to perform on Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

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 In this courtroom sketch at the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell, center, and his wife, former first lady Maureen McDonnell, second from right, Judge James R. Spencer, left, presides during jury selection Monday, July 28, 2014, in Richmond, Va. Bob and Maureen McDonnell are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a dietary supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products. The defense team is gathered at a courtroom table and includes Victoria Taraktchian, John L. Brownlee, Robert McDonnell, Henry W.

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