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ELKHART — Desiree Beauchamp-Boucher wanted to give people a chance to do something they’re normally not supposed to do with art: Get close, put their hands on it and see what it does.

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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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GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Food Council is slowing moving forward in an effort to discover how it can better serve the community.

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GOSHEN — More than 200 tons of leaves were saved from going up in smoke after a county-sponsored collection contest returned in the fall.

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The staff and board members of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair recently attended the International Association of Fairs and Expos (IAFE) Annual Convention and the Indiana Association of Fairs (INAF) where the Fair won several awards.

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BRISTOL — The number of euthanizations at the Humane Society of Elkhart County has decreased drastically in the past decade, sparing the lives of thousands of cats and dogs, officials say. 

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ELKHART — Emergency management officials are gearing up for the possibility of floods in Elkhart County over the weekend and into next week. 

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ELKHART — The Elkhart County Jail will hold detained immigrants for up to 72 hours, rather than the previous limit of 48 hours, following a request from U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement, Sheriff Jeff Siegel announced Thursday. 

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GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Landfill will start burning wood this month from trees that were cleared to make way for another expansion.

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DUNLAP— Cold and snow didn’t stop local bird watchers from putting their eagle eyes to use in a long-running winter scavenger hunt.

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GOSHEN — A metal-forming startup that will reuse the former Chassix plant in Bristol plans to get started with a bond of up to $40 million.

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GOSHEN — The noise and dust that come with the demolition of the old juvenile jail in downtown Goshen could start early in the new year, county officials learned Monday.

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ELKHART — A helping hand from relatives, neighbors and the community is restoring the faith of a Cleveland Township family devastated by a fire that destroyed their home and all their belongings – including keepsakes, Christmas presents and clothing.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County Commissioners have chosen a nearly $1.4 million bid for the demolition of the old Juvenile Detention Center.

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ELKHART — Two Habitat for Humanity families received the keys to their new homes on Stiver Avenue recently, joined by board members, volunteers and other supporters, as well as relatives and friends.

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GOSHEN — For Tom Glover, it’s not really Christmas without the village people.

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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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GOSHEN — County officials opened bids for the demolition of the old Juvenile Detention Facility on Monday with use of the site yet to be determined. 

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GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Council on Saturday approved new positions meant to help manage the courts and recover millions in outstanding probation user fees.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Elkhart County Commissioner Suzanne Weirick has been elected head of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners (IACC) Northeast District during the organization’s annual conference.

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ELKHART — The Walmart on Old U.S. 20 near Ash Road was swarming with Elkhart police officers Thursday evening, but not to worry, it wasn’t for anything crime-related.

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ELKHART — An anonymous gift Thursday allowed for every person in attendance at the Council on Aging Christmas party to receive a $25 gift card.

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BRISTOL — The Elkhart County Historical Museum will present the latest in a series of programs, “Stories of Elkhart: Native Removal,” at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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ELKHART — Despite nationwide concern that flu season has begun as early as it has in 15 years, Elkhart County is not yet experiencing a significant outbreak, although health officials are urging everyone to get vaccinated.

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GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office will move ahead with the $976,000 purchase of new body cameras after a vote by the county commissioners Monday.

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DUNLAP — Elkhart County Sheriff's Office deputies and SWAT team members surrounded a house near Concord Intermediate School late Sunday afternoon before arresting an Elkhart man on an outstanding warrant for armed robbery. 

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ELKHART — As Elkhart County redevelopment officials began looking ahead to possible projects in 2020, a study of Beck Drive is at the top of the list.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a 29-year-old woman who was reported as missing.

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ELKHART — It was a full day of celebration for The Elkhart County Crossing School of Business & Entrepreneurship on Friday as the group officially opened its new corporate offices in Elkhart and received a grant for its Entrepreneurial Training Center in Goshen.

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ELKHART — The newest corrections officers for the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office took their oaths of office during a ceremony Monday at Elkhart Superior Court 2. Judge Stephen Bowers administered the oath.

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MILLERSBURG — A fledgling community group must have some pull somewhere if it was able to bring Santa Claus to the east end of Elkhart County. 

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ELKHART — Since opening in July, the Elkhart Health & Aquatics Center has already exceeded slightly over half of its membership goal for five years, leaders said.

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GOSHEN — The Simonton Lake dredging project is wrapping up, but county storm water officials have expressed concerns ahead of a site visit from state agencies.

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