GOSHEN — Nurses Week is celebrated nationally every year, beginning May 6 and ending on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
ELKHART — Cyneatha Millsaps, M.Div., told the 21 candidates for graduation at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary‘s (AMBS) commencement service on May 1 “not to take anything for granted in this challenging world – to assume nothing.”
BRISTOL — Elkhart County parks will offer visitors the chance to tour a century-old one-room schoolhouse in Bonneyville Mill County Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19.
NAPPANEE — The Nappanee Miss Apple Blossom Scholarship Pageant will headline opening events at the 45th annual Nappanee Apple Festival, Sept. 16-19.
‘Is there a natural or biological way to control this pest?” is a frequent question when dealing with insect pests. When I think of biological control, I think of the “three Ps” – predators, parasites and pathogens.
GOSHEN — Goshen Health is conducting a community health needs assessment. Through surveys, focus groups and conversations involving community members and a range of nonprofit, for-profit and governmental groups, the current health needs of the communities being served will be identified and …
Carpenter ants often get a bad rap. Callers often tell me that these big black ants are killing their trees, or are invading their home and might be causing damage. I try my best to explain that carpenter ants do not cause problems, they hang around because there is a problem.
NEW PARIS — Residents are invited to celebrate spring by trading their spare seeds, bulbs and perennials with fellow gardeners to bring home something new from the Spring Plant Exchange.
ELKHART — The League of Women Voters of Elkhart County celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the founding of the organization with a tea Thursday.
Salsa is simple to prepare and can include a variety of fruits and vegetables. One of my go-to ingredients for salsa is tomatillos. You may be wondering what is a tomatillo and how do you use it. Tomatillos are bright green, tomato-shaped fruits that look like green tomatoes but have a diffe…
ELKHART — Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary will hold its 2021 commencement service from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1, on the AMBS campus in Elkhart, with limited attendance to follow COVID-19 safety protocols.
One crop that has dropped in popularity in Elkhart County is wheat. Back in 1910, there were 34,877 acres of wheat grown in the county, or 17 percent of our farmland at that time. In 2017, the Census of Agriculture reports only 2,354 acres of wheat was grown on our 174,929 acres of farmland.
GOSHEN — Bethany Christian Schools will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new athletic complex on May 15 to mark the completion of the Great Strides Capital Campaign, a multi-year project organizers said would serve the Bethany community for years to come.
ELKHART— A traveling origami-inspired sculpture exhibit is about to make its debut at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens as the garden’s latest display.
GOSHEN — Park visitors are invited to roll up their sleeves and give back to nature this Earth Day and beyond by lending a helping hand at one of the Elkhart County Parks upcoming volunteer events.
BRISTOL — Elkhart Civic Theatre is holding open auditions via video for a special production of “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End,” which will be performed on Aug. 3 at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens as part of the second annual Calendar Girls fundraising event for the theater.
GOSHEN — A new documentary tells the story of two Goshen merchants, a father and son, who risked their business and livelihood to provide a vital passage for German Jews to escape the Holocaust and come to America.
MIDDLEBURY — ReLeaf Michigan, a non-profit tree organization, is partnering with the Town of Middlebury, St. Joseph River Basin Commission, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Davey Resource Group and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources-Urban and Community Forestry Program …
GOSHEN — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Triple P – Positive Parenting Program – in Elkhart County is offering support for parents online to maintain social distance and keep families safe.
For at least 10 years now, agronomists have planted test plots and discussed what the optimum amount of seed per acre to plant corn and soybeans is. Emerson Nafziger, an agronomist from University of Illinois, recently shared some thoughts about planting issues.
It’s normal to be cautious when something new comes along. Wanting to know more is a good thing – it means you want to be informed. Getting informed about COVID-19 vaccines is an important step to help us stop this pandemic.
Most come in plastic, brass, nylon or stainless steel or combinations thereof. They often include screens to filter unwanted objects that might clog the flow of fluids. Often the color of these objects may help identify the characteristics of this important part of farm life. I am writing, o…
GOSHEN — Noah H. Frye, 93, formerly of Middlebury, died at 8:33 am on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at The Maples at Waterford Crossing Health Center, Goshen. Arrangements are with Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury.
ELKHART — Former NBA champion Stephen Jackson and former NFL player Nathan “Napalm” Palmer – an Elkhart native – will be the featured speakers at a social justice conversation on Friday, April 2.
When was the last time you have felt physical hunger? It is challenging to manage our weight because we stopped listening to our body’s signals telling us when we are hungry and when we’re full.