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ELKHART — More than 1,000 local elementary school students on Wednesday were invited to an exclusive premiere of Premier Arts’ latest production, “Frozen Jr.” 

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ELKHART — An analysis of the traffic patterns by the oft-criticized intersection at Johnson Street and Modrell Boulevard shows that traffic should not be particularly dangerous there.

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GOSHEN — Parks in Goshen would close earlier for part of the year under a change considered by Goshen City Council on Tuesday.

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NAPPANEE — The announced closure of Amish Acres in Nappanee has drawn sorrowful reactions from the community, including Nappanee Mayor Phil Jenkins. 

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GOSHEN — The county’s new hybrid voting machines may be put to the test for the first time after a hand recount was requested by a Goshen candidate who narrowly lost her race.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart City Council on Monday evening approved $350,000 in funding to install helical piers at the former Alick's property to make the land buildable for developers that plan to construct high-end condominiums.

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ELKHART — The superintendent of Elkhart's Parks & Recreation Department, Randall Norton, has pleaded guilty to larceny in relation to his previous job in Michigan.

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ELKHART — Elkhart City Council is looking at approving a third loan for the developer behind River Point West, a portion of the River District that will include a new Martin’s Super Market and 173 residential units.

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ELKHART — An Elkhart family is grieving the loss of their 15-year-old after what authorities are calling an accidental shooting over the weekend.

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ELKHART — Patrick Industries announced on Monday that the company will have a new CEO on Jan. 1.

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ELKHART — Registration is open for a recycled fashion show next month, which is meant to combine a love of art with love for the environment.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County Election Board members are questioning whether a nursing home broke the law when it refused to let poll workers witness a resident voting in the election.

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ELKHART — A former Culver’s restaurant site in Elkhart will become an IHOP, real estate broker Bradley Co. announced Thursday. 

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ELKHART — With bitter cold gripping the region much earlier than usual, shelter providers in the city are opening their facilities ahead of winter to ensure everyone has a warm place to stay – day or night.

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ELKHART— The Elkhart Redevelopment Commission gave the green light Tuesday on a purchase agreement for the construction of high-end condominiums at the former Alick’s property on Jackson Boulevard subject to additional funds coming from City Council.

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ELKHART — The Salvation Army of Elkhart will be fighting for funds this season as two of its most prominent bell-ringing storefronts have decided not to allow the nonprofit at their locations.

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BRISTOL — The Elkhart County Historical Museum will open its newest exhibit, “Crossroads of Elkhart County: Claiming the Land,” with a special event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. There is no admission to attend, and light refreshments will be offered, organizers said. 

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ELKHART — Record-breaking temperatures were expected to follow the first heavy snowfall of the season Tuesday. 

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ELKHART — More than two years after a crash at the intersection of Johnson Street and Modrell Boulevard took out a fire hydrant, pouring 1.6 million gallons of water into a front yard, residents continue to report that crashes happen regularly and that the city has taken little action.

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ELKHART — A bottle of laundry soap or a set of sheets may be something small for a lot of people, but for a college student living away from home for the first time, it can be major.

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GOSHEN — A startup metal casting company has scaled back plans as it moves into an unused Bristol plant, but still intends to hire close to 300 workers. 

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County Parks is partnering with Heartland Mushers Association to offer a Mushing 101 class on dog sledding from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Benton Dam in River Preserve County Park.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County Council approved hiring for new positions in the public defender’s office and highway department in a series of 6-1 votes.

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ELKHART — Snow couldn’t keep city officials from thanking veterans Monday morning.

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ELKHART — Extended parking times have come to downtown Elkhart just in time for the holiday shopping season.

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ELKHART — The Community Foundation of Elkhart County’s board of directors has approved $3,139,247 of new and multiyear grants to dozens of nonprofits and programs throughout Elkhart County.

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ELKHART — Mayor-elect Rod Roberson is already thinking ahead to Jan. 1. And what does he think about?

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BRISTOL — Fellowship is at the core of veteran organizations, Vietnam veterans say.

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NEW PARIS — The cause of a malfunction that resulted in the emergency landing of a plane near New Paris on Thursday night is still unknown.

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ELKHART — As Veterans Day approaches, residents and officials in Elkhart are working to make sure those who have served the nation get the recognition they deserve.

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 ELKHART — Movie classic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is coming to The Lerner Theatre in December, giving the community a chance to participate in the fun of downtown Winter Fest after the parade and the lighting of the city Christmas tree. 

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ELKHART — Republicans lost their 7-2 majority on the Elkhart City Council in Tuesday's municipal election, which some said was a sort of referendum on this council's Tolson Center decisions.

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MIDDLEBURY — Town officials are considering a relocation of town hall, although all options remain on the table, they say. 

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ELKHART — Only a little over a quarter of registered voters took part in the Tuesday municipal election in Elkhart County, not an impressive turnout but higher than the 21 percent of registered voters who participated in the 2015 contest. 

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ELKHART — With 44 years in the books, the Council on Aging held its annual Halloween party and anniversary celebration Thursday during its regular meeting at First Presbyterian Church.

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In Bristol, Democrat Cathy Antonelli defeated Republican Bonnie Frye for the position of clerk-treasurer, which is being vacated by 46-year town employee Mary Ryman.

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ELKHART — Democrat Rod Roberson will become Elkhart's next mayor on Jan. 1 after defeating former Republican Mayor Dave Miller in a milestone election.

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GOSHEN — A body was found behind the Taco Bell at 1819 Lincolnway East about 6 p.m. Monday.

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ELKHART — Members of the Elkhart City Council on Monday evening tabled a vote to appropriate $350,000 for making the former Alick's property ready for construction.