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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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BRISTOL — Legislators representing Elkhart County met with ADEC officials Thursday to learn about the services offered at the organization’s Bristol location.

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WHITE PIGEON, Mich. — A police officer from the Bristol Police Department fatally shot a man who rammed his patrol car following a pursuit across the state line into White Pigeon early Friday. 

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ELKHART — Let’s go back to what started this whole ball rolling, said one of the owners of Stoutco Inc., which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

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ELKHART — Elkhart County and cities and towns within it are getting a combined $2.16 million in state grants for road improvements.

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BRISTOL — With mosquitos not going anywhere any time soon and the eastern equine encephalitis virus running rampant, the town of Bristol has decided to do what it can to protect its residents from the deadly virus.

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ELKHART  — Ruthmere Museum has received a grant from Monogram Foods Loves Kids Foundation making it possible to offer field trip assistance to 350 Bristol Elementary School students through June.

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BRISTOL — When welding equipment fell from a forklift and killed 43-year-old Shawn Gray on June 7 at Bravo Trailers, the employer was at least partly responsible, according to documents from the Indiana Department of Labor.

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BRISTOL — The Elkhart County Parks Department is looking for volunteers to lend a helping hand at a Volunteer Work Day at Bonneyville Mill County Park from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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BRISTOL — The community has been invited to give blood in memory of Kyle Kubina at a special American Red Cross blood drive held in his honor from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Pinnacle Transport in Bristol.

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BRISTOL — Several retired police uniforms from the Bristol Police Department have been upcycled into a memory quilt to honor local law enforcement.

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BRISTOL — Though two companies filed late tax abatement paperwork in Bristol this year, only one will be subjected to a penalty.

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BRISTOL — Satellite Industries celebrated the completion of a 120,000-square-foot addition to its existing plant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.

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PORTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Bristol man was injured Sunday morning in a hit-and-run crash in Porter Township, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

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BRISTOL — A recent series of disagreements circulating around public comment at the Bristol Town Council meetings has resulted in a new policy.

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BRISTOL — An attempted child abduction reported to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office is prompting residents of the neighborhood and police alike to ask people to stay alert.

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BRISTOL — Elkhart-based Great Lakes Forest Products has announced plans to establish a new sister company in Bristol, potentially creating 100 new jobs in coming years. 

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GOSHEN — Annexation isn’t an option, so county officials found another way to give Bristol jurisdiction over an area where Lakota Trailers plans an $11 million expansion.

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BRISTOL _ Questions and concerns arose on Monday as the Bristol Town Council discussed ways to finance the new municipal complex they hope to build.

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BRISTOL — About 50 participants came together on Saturday to literally raise the roof of a house destined for a Habitat for Humanity family.

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ELKHART — The closure of the Sherman Street Bridge near Riverside Drive and Bower Street has been the subject of many questions for Elkhart residents.

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BRISTOL  —  Five co-workers at the Chassix plant in Bristol can breathe a little easier when the plant shuts its doors in the next few months. The five are winners in the Hoosier Lottery.

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ELKHART — At over 70 years old, John Salomon continues to soar to heights not many men can achieve. The Senior Master at Elkhart Martial Arts has achieved his sixth-degree black belt in Chun Moo Hapkido.

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