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BRISTOL — An advanced manufacturing plant on the outskirts of town “checks off all the boxes” on Elkhart County’s list of economic development goals, officials said, including good-paying jobs in a high-tech industry by a solid company.

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GOSHEN — A Bristol man accused in an April shooting has been found competent for trial, but when trials can resume remains uncertain.

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BRISTOL — Gifts for more than 100 people with intellectual and development disabilities were delivered early this week by Santa Claus and his helpers, ensuring a bright Christmas despite limits caused by the pandemic.

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GOSHEN — Republican state Sen. Blake Doriot is being challenged for his District 12 seat in this election, as retired businessman Charles Mumaw, a Democrat, runs for the Senate for the third time.

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BRISTOL — The Elkhart County Historical Museum will present the “Virtual Stories of Elkhart: The County Home” program on two occasions this week, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, and 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.

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ELKHART — An annual motorcycle ride to honor police officers, firefighters and veterans will be on Elkhart County roads Sunday.

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BRISTOL — A 64-year-old Bristol man died in a motorcycle crash on Wednesday, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

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BRISTOL — The coronavirus has created many limitations and put millions of Americans out of a job. At the truck manufacturer Utilimaster, where the demand for delivery trucks means there is plenty of work to do, the job application process looks a little different than usual this summer.

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BRISTOL — An Elkhart man faces felony charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase with a stolen motorcycle.

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BRISTOL — Pontoon boat manufacturer Barletta Boat Co. announced plans Friday to expand its operations in Elkhart County and nearly double its workforce, creating up to 250 new jobs over the next few years.

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BRISTOL — Top elected officials and community leaders joined company executives Friday in celebrating construction of the Ameri-Kart manufacturing plant, a 234,000-square-foot facility that will consolidate the firm’s Indiana and Michigan operations.

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With the start of the Stage 3 scheduled to begin this weekend in the governor’s five-stage plan for reopening the state, local officials and residents have announced plans to open buildings, revealed additional closures and made arrangements to continue feeding those hit hardest by the coron…

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GOSHEN — A national RV distributor hopes to receive economic incentives from the county for a $13.4 million facility west of Bristol.

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BRISTOL — A Michigan man faces firearm and false ID charges after police allegedly found him with an illegal handgun and a collection of fake driver’s licenses during a traffic stop.

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GOSHEN — County officials approved a plan for an RV distribution center despite concerns with the first impression it could give drivers entering Elkhart County.

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ELKHART — An Elkhart man is accused of armed burglaries and sex crimes in two counties, committed under the guise of asking homeowners for directions.

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GOSHEN — An Elkhart man facing a murder charge in the 2015 disappearance of his uncle has accepted a court-appointed attorney until he can hire his own lawyer.

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BRISTOL — The Elkhart County Historical Museum will be offering “Stories of Elkhart County: Exploring Hoosiers and the Places They Reside” from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at The Elkhart County Historical Museum, 304 W. Vistula, Bristol.

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BRISTOL — As fraternal organizations continue to struggle locally and worldwide, the George Washington 523 Masonic Lodge is making efforts to grow its membership and open its facility for community fellowship events.

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BRISTOL — Michiana Area Council of Governments and Bristol are seeking the community’s involvement to make decisions for the future of the town.

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ELKHART — An Elkhart man has been arrested for his uncle’s murder after allegedly confessing on the five-year anniversary of the killing in Bristol.

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BRISTOL — A national exhibit focusing on the changes of life in rural American is spending some time at the Elkhart Historical Museum and has been expanded thanks to the work of the museum staff.

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BRISTOL — Naming trees in winter can be tricky. But be like Sherlock Homes and you might be successful. It is the art of deduction.

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BRISTOL — A patch of land with severe erosion may be threatening a commonly traversed road near Bristol’s town limits.

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BRISTOL — Mary Ryman, 76, walked into the Bristol fire station Saturday expecting a small gathering for her retirement party as she prepares to end her 46-year tenure as Bristol’s clerk-treasurer at the end of this year.

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BRISTOL — The possibility of relocating Elkhart County Historical Museum is creating a stir, although plans are only just being considered. 

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

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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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