Iconic Beardsley fountainrestored to former glory

Mayor Tim Neese offers remarks Monday during a rededication of the fountain at Beardsley Avenue and Riverside Drive in Elkhart.

ELKHART — Restoration of a fountain and statue honoring the city’s founder after they were damaged by a car crash more than two years ago shows how much the city values its history and continues to celebrate its entrepreneurial spirit, community leaders said Monday.

“I’m just ecstatic,” Eric Trotter, the city’s acting director for Development Services, said after the rededication ceremony. “I think this just represents what we can do as a community when we all get together.”

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Joe King

Glad they restored the fountain and a piece of history. But, come on Eric trotter....for $60,000, was there no room in that budget for a $20 bottle of Iron out or even $30 for a few bags of water softener with rust prevention? The ugly orange rust stains really take away from the white marble?

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