NAPPANEE — A food truck war, motorcycle show, live music, a beer garden and more comes downtown on Oct. 15 during the last Friday Fest event of 2021 sponsored by Visit Nappanee!
NAPPANEE — Linda and Lavon Short had never been to the Nappanee Apple Festival before, despite living only half an hour away, so when they visited Friday they made sure to get their piece of the pie.
NAPPANEE — As many as 100,000 people are expected to attend the three-and-a-half-day Nappanee Apple Festival, which opens at 5 p.m. today and runs through Sunday.
NAPPANEE — A prelude to the 2021 Nappanee Apple Festival begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, with the KOI Dirt Drags, with gates opening at 5 p.m., at the Nappanee Power From the Past Showgrounds, formerly the Farm at Amish Acres, 1600 West Market St.
NAPPANEE — The Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated three top businesses and recognized an educator and an outstanding citizen during its annual awards dinner at Sammlung Platz.
ELKHART — Community-wide Independence Day celebrations are planned in the area this weekend, in addition to an untold number of family cookouts and gatherings, on and around the Fourth of July.
An estimated 12 percent of residents in Elkhart County are considered to be food insecure; that’s 23,510 individuals who don’t have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. One in eight of our neighbors lives every day with hunger as a constant companion.
NAPPANEE — The Nappanee Miss Apple Blossom Scholarship Pageant will headline opening events at the 45th annual Nappanee Apple Festival, Sept. 16-19.
ELKHART — The local Amish population faces barriers to getting vaccinated for COVID-19 that other groups do not, as Hoosiers generally need to make vaccination appointments online or by phone and clinics are located in towns and cities.
NAPPANEE — Residents in Nappanee will soon have an opportunity to learn and ask Mayor Phil Jenkins questions about his role as the city’s chief executive.
NAPPANEE — A public service program presented by ACT Nappanee-Wakarusa will focus on loneliness experienced by many during the pandemic, the likely lingering effects and how to begin connecting with others again.
NAPPANEE — The Family Christian Development Center will hold an open house at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, to celebrate the newly renovated building at 307 E. Marion St.
NAPPANEE — Economist Morton Marcus says federal pandemic relief could help locally but doesn’t believe the multitrillion-dollar proposal would hurt nationally.
NAPPANEE — As Elkhart County residents wait their turn to be vaccinated, health care professionals shared ways they can help in the process.
NAPPANEE — A 55-year-old Bremen man died Monday after a crash involving multiple vehicles at an intersection west of Nappanee, according to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.
SOUTH BEND — A local nonprofit that combats food waste and insecurity announced it has recovered 1 million pounds of food since its founding in 2017.
ELKHART — An effort to enlist city government in the enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions was getting a hearing Monday night at only two council meetings after the mayor of Nappanee pulled the proposed ordinance.
ELKHART — The mayors of Elkhart, Goshen and Nappanee will each bring a city ordinance to their councils that will support the countywide restrictions and penalties related to COVID-19.
GOSHEN — City and county leaders hope to find new avenues of financing for community development projects through a joint venture just taking shape.
NAPPANEE — The Round Barn Theatre at the newly renamed Barns at Nappanee will present “A Musical Christmas Carol,” a new adaptation by artistic director Bethany Crawford with music and lyrics by executive director Christy Stutzman, as the final show of the 2020 season.
NAPPANEE — Community group ACT Nappanee-Wakarusa will feature two presentations Oct. 13 on how to create a more fair and just future, a “both thoughtful and robust” program that will touch on health care, justice, crime, scams and the Golden Rule.
NAPPANEE — Newly unsealed court records show that the suspect in a Nappanee murder called police himself, though it remains unclear whether the victim’s white supremacist activities played a role in the killing.
GOSHEN — Several state-sponsored COVID-19 testing sites will be replaced by community sites next month, as health officials hope Elkhart County residents will continue to get tested in high numbers.
NAPPANEE — After 10 weeks of moving from site to site in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties, a mobile COVID-19 testing unit has reached more than 1,650 people, including many in underserved areas.
NAPPANEE — The Nappanee Miss Apple Blossom Scholarship Pageant will headline opening events at the 45th annual Nappanee Apple Festival on Sept. 17.
ELKHART — With high school proms canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, two local businesses are stepping up to create an alternative rite of passage for graduating seniors to ensure their formal wear doesn’t go to waste.