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Goshen area Mennonite church’s split underscores debate, ground in Elkhart is broken to house a million-gallon underground tank and three other stories to start your Saturday.

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 3:00 a.m.

Clinton Frame Mennonite Church’s decision to leave the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference highlights opposing viewpoints in the same-sex marriage conversation

On Wednesday, July 23, the Goshen-area church announced its separation from the conference based off of a vote taken by the church in June. A large part of the separation conversation was centered around stances on same-sex marriage and the conference’s acceptance of same-sex marriage.

Pastor Terry Diener maintained church leaders should be more outspoken in traditional marriage definitions, which also align with the church. Meanwhile, the church is seeking membership in a different Mennonite Church USA conference.

Ground was broken for the million-gallon underground tank in downtown Elkhart

With golden shovels in hand, Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore and a handful of city officials broke ground for what will be the new home for a huge underground sewage holding tank.

The tank is being installed under the Gause parking lot downtown. During installation, roughly 80 parking spots will be unavailable, though the city created temporary parking spaces throughout the downtown area in hopes of offsetting the loss.

Seventh annual Vintage Trailer Rally will give RV lovers dose of throwback fun

It’ll be Christmas in July for RV lovers — literally. That’s the theme for the Vintage Trailer Rally at the South Bend/Elkhart KOA campground in Granger. The grounds will have an open house with trailer tours and even vintage soda tastings from 1 to 4 p.m. today.

There is expected to be approximately 80 vintage trailers on-site that will camp through the remainder of the weekend.

Fighting Irish take to Culver Military Academy for pre-season training

Notre Dame fans — the wait is winding down. The football team will begin pre-season training Aug. 4 at Culver Military Academy and hold five practices until returning to South Bend on Aug. 9.

In a statement made by head coach Brian Kelly, the off-campus training sessions will help boost the overall experience for the team when football season kicks off in the fall.

Elkhart County 4-H Fair winds down with the livestock auction

It was all hands on deck at Friday’s livestock auction at the Elkhart County 4-H fair as animals large and small awaited purchase by the highest bidder.

Auction day began early as children washed and readied the animals so they look their best on the floor. Buyers had the option to keep the animal, process it for meat or donate the livestock. Last year’s auction raised more than $1 million, but 4-H members exceeded that total by raising $1,160,342.28 this year.


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