Tuesday, September 23, 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.

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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.

 In this Sept. 19, 2014 photo, while surrounded by a group of supporters, Francisco Aguirre speaks in Portland, Ore. Aguirre, who has lived illegally in the U.S. for 19 years and has two children who are American citizens, is facing deportation due to a drug trafficking conviction 15 years ago and a previous deportation, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Kasia Hall)

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 This Sept. 16, 2014 photo released by attorney Stephen Stubbs, shows Mike Tyson as photographed by injured motorcycle crash victim, Ryan Chesley, in  Las Vegas, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Stubbs said his client, 29-year-old Ryan Chesley, was on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when a taxi cut him off and he went down. Stubbs said Chesley was lying on the ground when he looked up and recognized Tyson, who was yelling at people not to touch Chesley. (AP Photo/Ryan Chesley via Stephen Stubbs)

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