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GOSHEN — An eye-catching mural that celebrates the qualities of Elkhart County that make it a well-crafted community will soon be mounted at the Elkhart County Visitor Center.

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GOSHEN — What choices will you make as you try to navigate through the current economic situation? Learn about the pros and cons of 10 financial decisions that you may be considering.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart County Branch of the NAACP will host a meeting on Tuesday where the nominating committee will present a report at St. James AME Church, at 1222 Dr. King Drive.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart Police Department warns the public about a scam in this area involving “found” bills and resulting in stolen debit cards.

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BRISTOL — Visitors will have the opportunity to start the day with pancakes made from Bonneyville Mill’s own stone-ground buckwheat flour at a breakfast event Saturday, Oct. 1. 

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ELKHART — Do you have extra plants growing in your garden? Share them with fellow gardeners and bring home something new. The Elkhart County Parks will be offering a Fall Plant Exchange at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Cobus Creek County Park.

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Johnsongrass is often thought of as a weed of the south. The first reports of issues in the U.S. came out of Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi, where it was imported in the early 1800s to use as a pasture grass. Originally brought to the U.S. from the Mediterranean region of the globe, its ab…

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FORT WAYNE — Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is answering the call to provide mutual assistance ahead of Hurricane Ian, which is on track to make landfall Wednesday along Florida’s Gulf Coast.

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ELKHART — Residents worked with the Elkhart Environmental Center (EEC) and staff from the Parks and Public Works departments last weekend to clean up sections of the Elkhart River as part of the EEC’s annual river cleanup event.

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ELKHART — The second annual dog- and family-friendly Waggin’ in the Woods event is happening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Elkhart Environmental Center, 1717 East Lusher Ave.

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GOSHEN — The Purdue Extension Elkhart County office announces 4-H enrollment opens on Oct. 1 for youth from grades 3-12.

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Our Indiana law governing farmland leases is antiquated. It simply does not fit well with modern agricultural practices. Add to the mix that most farmland leases are oral, with expectations that are unclear, and things can get messy fast.

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ELKHART — County parks officials are organizing a hike through Boot Lake Nature Preserve on Friday to show off the area’s prairie ecosystem.

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ELKHART — Horizon Education Alliance celebrated 10 years with more than 350 friends, family, and colleagues from across Elkhart County and beyond on Sept. 8 at Wellfield Botanic Gardens.

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OSCEOLA — Elkhart Civic Theatre’s Michael Cripe Studio is offering a six-week stand-up comedy class for those who want to learn about the art and craft of making audiences laugh, using nothing but a microphone.

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ELKHART — An Elkhart Community Schools after-school program that provides an avenue for students to express themselves and showcase their artistic abilities is getting ready to open its doors to the community.

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NAPPANEE — A highlight of the 46th Annual Nappanee Apple Festival came out of the oven Friday, a 7-foot, 600-pound masterpiece baked to golden brown perfection.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart County Symphony and the Elkhart Public Library have partnered to present a free series of small ensemble concerts and readings to celebrate the symphony’s 75th anniversary.

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ELKHART — Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Elkhart has partnered with the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 15 of Goshen to sponsor a veterans bus trip on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

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BRISTOL — The Elkhart County Historical Museum will presenting a performance of the Acting Ensemble’s “Kluckers: Indiana and the 1920s KKK,” a play written and directed by Jim Geisel.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart Environmental Center (EEC) and staff from the Parks and Public Works departments are inviting volunteers to help clean up sections of the Elkhart and St. Joseph rivers as part of EEC’s annual river cleanup.

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I once heard you can harvest a field infested with burcucumber by pulling the combine into the field, parking at the edge of the infestation, turning on the reel, and letting the weeds pull the crop in!

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BRISTOL — When people question the town of Bristol being the self-proclaimed “Corn Dog Capital of the World,” Mike Yoder tells them to prove him wrong.

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ELKHART — The Midwest Museum of American Art is calling for entries for the 44th Elkhart Juried Regional featuring more than $26,000 in awards. 

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ELKHART — The Cove-Elkhart, (formerly Shepherd’s Cove Clothing Pantry, will hold a fall parking lot sale as its last fundraiser for this year.

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The reflective red and orange triangle commonly seen on slow moving vehicles like Amish buggies, tractors, wagons, and construction equipment is a familiar site in rural areas. The slow-moving vehicle (SMV) signs were created to warn fast moving traffic of a potential hazard ahead.

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ELKHART — Joe Gatto is coming to The Lerner Theatre on Friday, Nov. 18, as he takes his show, “Joe Gatto’s Night of Comedy,” nationwide.

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ELKHART — Ruthmere Museum seeks to discover the next piano virtuoso as it hosts the Annual Robert B. Beardsley Piano Prize Finals Competition on from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Ruthmere Game Room.

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BRISTOL — The Woman’s Relief Corps, one of the three ladies’ organizations that make up the Allied Orders of the Grand Army of the Republic, will be the subject of the Elkhart County Genealogical Society’s September meeting.

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GOSHEN — “Dan’s Famous Fish and Chicken” will be sold Friday, Sept. 23, at Faith Lutheran Church in Goshen. The $14 meals include fish & tartar sauce or chicken strips and ranch, coleslaw, applesauce, chips and dessert.

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GOSHEN – Goshen College President Rebecca Stoltzfus announced the first recipients of the college’s inaugural Global Citizenship Award on Aug. 31 during the opening convocation on campus. The Global Citizenship Awards will be given annually to three Goshen College students who best represent…

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