Friday, July 25, 2014

 Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, east of Goshen.

Some churches affirm such unions, others maintain that Mennonite standards sanction only heterosexual unions.

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 The city of Goshen will begin collecting brush on Monday, July 28.

The city of Goshen has scheduled its monthly brush pickup for July 28. 

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   Luis Lozano (center) of Goshen smiles as he talks with friends during Latino Bands Night at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Friday.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Heritage Park Stage.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:00 p.m.
 In this archive photo from April 1, 2014, Goshen College student Ryan Smith looks at the message on his t-shirt, meant as a show of support for the school's employment policy that says sex should only be between married heterosexual couples. Goshen College is a Mennonite institution and debate is growing in the church about same-sex marriage. The issue figured in Clinton Frame Mennonite Church's recent decision to cut ties with the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference.
Updated on July 24, 2014 at 12:57 p.m.

Clinton Frame Mennonite Church cited several reasons for leaving the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference, including other congregations’ acceptance of same-sex marriage.

 Bicyclists ride past the main entrance to the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds on Friday morning, July 18, 2014. A group of about 40 rode to the fair from downtown Goshen along a new section of Goshen bike trails.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 5:53 p.m.

The completion of the Monroe Street Trail could bring more bike traffic to the fair.

 Cars drive by a noise ordinance sign Wednesday on Bristol Street in Elkhart. Starting Sept. 1, 2014, repeat violators of the county noise ordinance will pay increased fines for multiple offenses.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:46 p.m.

Starting Sept. 1, repeat violators can expect to shell out more in fines.

 Elkhart County commissioners Mike Yoder (from left), Terry Rodino and Frank Lucchese talk to local leaders and fire officials at a meeting June 29 about extending the county’s burn ban and banning fireworks.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.

And we answer five other questions about the increased income tax Elkhart County authorities are considering to make up for losses from declining property tax collections.

 in this May 10, 2014, file photo Julia Gautsche and Richard Leighton share a moment as they work on a house on 6th St. Volunteers with LaCasa's Help a House. The program works through community development block grants.
Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:45 p.m.

The nearly $49,000 will be distributed to seven local organizations for planning and public services.

 Three year-old Jaiel Huber tries a strawberry and vanilla twist at the Dairy Barn 2 Saturday July 19, 2014.  Huber is from Goshen Ind.
Posted on July 20, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re going to the fair Sunday, July 20.

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