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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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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 — 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 — 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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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 — 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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GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Commissioners passed a series of additional appropriations Monday, including courthouse repairs and security upgrades as well as jail inmate medications.

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GOSHEN — As early voting concluded Monday, 3,005 people in Elkhart County’s cities and towns had already cast their ballots. 

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GOSHEN — A survey of over 100 companies and organizations in the region gave an idea of the performance and resilience that managers see in their employees.

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MILLERSBURG — To forge what he sees as a middle path in politics, the Rev. Jimmy Clifton reached back over 150 years to a short-lived anti-slavery party that counted among its members prominent poets, educators and congressmen.

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GOSHEN — Lizzy Diaz knew she’d be out of town on Election Day, but still wanted to be sure her voice would be heard.

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The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office will be using an X-ray machine to scan for potentially hazardous items in children’s Halloween candy again this year on Thursday and Friday.

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GOSHEN — Locals in need of pumpkins still have time to take their pick at Kercher’s Sunrise Orchards in Goshen.

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In this weekly column, I normally write about crops, gardening, trees, insects or other things on the minds of local farmers and gardeners. But this week, I wanted to turn to a subject that I think should be important to all of us: waste disposal and recycling.

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GOSHEN — Contracts for snow plowing are expected to cost the county about $600,000 this winter, though officials say it’s a savings over doing the work in-house.

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ELKHART — RV shipment numbers in September were higher than the same month a year before, breaking a 13-month streak of negative reports.

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ELKHART — An explosive device was found at the Elkhart County Landfill on Thursday, prompting a search by authorities for any other explosives.

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ELKHART — After a nearly 50-year hiatus, crops of hemp are ready for harvest in Elkhart County, but the jury’s still out on how successful Indiana’s newest crop will be for farmers.

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GOSHEN — The Purdue Extension Elkhart County Extension Board annual meeting was held on Tuesday on the 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen with 104 people in attendance to celebrate the accomplishments of Purdue Extension Elkhart County.

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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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NAPPANEE — Wa-Nee Community Schools is being featured in a conversation on clean fuel emissions to show other school districts and businesses just how beneficial a different form of energy can be in the transportation fleet industry.

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ELKHART — In just a month’s time, two autism treatment centers opened in Elkhart County, but it didn’t even make a dent in the gap for children in need of services.

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ELKHART — Doug and Danielle Nieman recently purchased their first hybrid camper, but said eventually they know they’ll want to upgrade to something else.

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GOSHEN — Ivy Tech Community College and Elkhart Community Schools are starting a new partnership that will focus on increasing training opportunities for residents in the area of machine tool technology and computer numerical control machining, officials announced on Tuesday.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County has received the SolSmart Gold designation for its solar power-friendly practices.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County officials expect to start seeing a profit on the county-owned fiber optic network in the coming years, the Redevelopment Commission has learned.

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ELKHART — Local officials are urging residents to continue to take precautionary measures to avoid getting the eastern equine encephalitis after state officials confirmed the death of an Elkhart County resident as a result of the mosquito-transmitted disease.

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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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GOSHEN — Elkhart County Clerk Christopher Anderson said this week that voters need to know that straight-ticket voting is only applicable in certain races. 

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County Parks will be holding the 13th annual Gathering at Five Medals the weekend of Oct. 19-20, at River Preserve County Park, transporting visitors back in time to experience life in the Great Lakes region beginning with the arrival of French fur traders in the 1670s and e…

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BRISTOL — ADEC thanked community leaders who are helping them employ their clients Friday afternoon. For their inaugural ADEC Community Employment Luncheon, ADEC invited 14 employers who have been able to retain ADEC clients as employees for at least a year, though many have been there much longer.

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ELKHART — Early precautions seem to have worked in favor of beekeepers in Elkhart County after aerial sprays of insecticide aimed at killing mosquitoes carrying eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) were conducted at dusk Wednesday.

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BRISTOL — Some Elkhart County residents are worried about the safety of insects and animals after the Elkhart County Board of Commissioners decided to spray two areas to kill mosquitoes that may be carrying a dangerous disease.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County health officials plan to spray for mosquitoes this week in an effort to curb a rare but deadly disease. 

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GOSHEN — A nearly yearlong study will look at what Elkhart County residents need from their public health department and how it can serve them best.

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GOSHEN — Despite state and local efforts, the number of adolescents who use tobacco products remains steady, according to results of the 2018 Indiana Youth Tobacco Survey.

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ELKHART — Tuesday was the first of several chances over the next few days for voters to get familiar with new equipment being used this year.

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GOSHEN — An interim director has been named for Elkhart County Community Corrections after the current head of the program was placed on leave.

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GOSHEN — A $50,000 appropriation for a school anti-drug program was more than twice the amount county officials first set aside, but they say they were struck by the need for anti-vaping education.