Sunday, October 26, 2014

5 things to know for your Sunday in Indiana

The third day of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair will feature a parade from downtown Goshen, a third candidate makes appearance in the race for District 22 seat and more. 

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 8:21 p.m.

Free entrance day, parade in store for third day of Elkhart County 4-H Fair

The third day of the fair will feature its traditional parade, which kicks off at Linway Plaza, going through downtown Goshen and ending at the fairgrounds. 

Cheer for participants of the 5,000 Road Runner Race, who run just before the beginning of the parade. 

For the first time this year, the fair will host a concert Sunday evening, featuring Francesca Battistelli, with free track seats at the Grandstands. 

Independent candidate to run for District 22 seat in the Indiana House

Michael Stinfer of Warsaw filed to run as an independent, he said in a press release Friday, July 18. Stinfer is going up against Republican Curt Nisly and Democrat David Kolbe.

He had to collect around 330 signatures to secure a place on the ballot, according to his press contact, Melissa Rone.

Stinfer described himself as conservative and Republican. He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and now serves in the Indiana National Guard.

District 22 covers the southern part of Elkhart County, and the northern half of Kosciusko County. 

Goshen intersection will be partially closed during Elkhart County 4-H Fair parade

Part of the intersection of West Purl Street and South Third Street is closed because of new underground utilities being installed. 

While the north part of the intersection will remain open to public, traffic will be redirected from the north part of the intersection. Officers from the Goshen Police Department will assist with traffic control during the parade in the early afternoon.

Beardsley descendants reconnect with family history at Havilah Beardsley House

The house, which is located on the intersection of Bearsley and Main Streets, was filled once again with members of the family Thursday afternoon July 17.

Following a family wedding in Michigan, siblings Meg Gustafson Beardsley, Kate Beardsley and Bill Beardsley traveled to Elkhart to visit the home of their great-great-grandparents.

Ask the Truth: What is the oldest cemetery in Elkhart?

For this week’s edition of Ask the Truth, readers wanted to know about Elkhart’s oldest cemetery. Reporters Lydia Sheaks and Dan Spalding dug through the Elkhart County Genealogical Society records.

They found that the oldest cemetery in Elkhart doesn't exist anymore — at least not above ground. Find out where this former cemetery is located, and why it was moved to another location.

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