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We are members of the seventh grade choir at West Side Middle School. For the past few weeks we have been discussing how Dr. Haworth wants to merge Elkhart Memorial and Elkhart Central into one school, and we think it is a good Idea because it will improve the choirs.Schools with higher enro…

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We live in an age of science. Understanding the physics of the solid state brought us miniaturized electronics and produced iphones. As we age, we encounter cancer, once not so common. The treatment involves medical physicists versed in nuclear physics and molecular biology. And we realize t…

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When The Elkhart Truth launched its special series “Hispanics at Home?” three weeks ago, we set out to answer one basic question: How well is Elkhart County’s growing Latino population fitting into a county that is still predominantly white?

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On April 21 of this year, the efforts of a group of dedicated individuals culminated with the 13th Humane Society Furry Friends Fashion Fair which is now titled the Bernice Simms Furry Friends Rescued on the Runway. In honor of the founder of the event, Bernice Simms, this fun and enjoyable …

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I was born here in Elkhart 69 year ago. I love living here. I was glad when they gave the the city with a heart a heart that is beautiful. But how can a city with a heart have bad veins? I mean, the streets are really bad. Why can’t the streets get fixed up right away? Why don’t they use the…

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County Road 108 and C.R. 1 west of Memorial High School are not highways or race tracks! Some people drive them as such. C.R. 108 is 30 mph all the way to C.R. 3, the whole length of C.R. 108. County Road 1 is 35 mph from C. R. 10 to C.R.12 except for the Cleveland School zone.

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The I&M Power Co. has advertised in the area that their tree trimming contractor will be working. Five years ago, the trimming was done on California Road west of Elkhart. Whenever they can, they back the bucket truck into the private driveways to do the trimming. This helps to keep traf…

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Well, it is cemetery vandalism season again. A number of years ago, one of my sons made a lovely, wooden cross with his dad’s name and dates. It was nice that it lasted for the years it did. I don’t know if cemetery workers took it (although it had been there a number of years) or if was kid…

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I’m somewhat surprised the Republican Party is having a problem with backing up their candidate Donald Trump. You finally have someone who is going to stand up and not be afraid to tell it like it is. The congress just sat on their hands for the last eight years. You let the president run ra…

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To mark Indiana’s bicentennial, says The Indianapolis Star, the Indiana State Museum is featuring an exhibit called “200 Objects,” which consists of widely varying items that represent Hoosierness.

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There is no denying that the demographics of Elkhart County have changed dramatically over the last 25 years, and that the county is more diverse than ever before. In 1990, 94 percent of the county’s population was white. Today, 1 out of every 4 county residents is a person of color.

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Bernie Sanders was quoted as saying "We need a political revolution." The only other instance, that I am aware of, of a self-proclaimed socialist making that suggestion was around 1917. How did that work out?

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I very much appreciated your first in a series of Pay it Forward features in the March 28 Elkhart Truth. It gave a nice balance to the many very negative news events which unfortunately do have to be covered. This feature could also include Random Acts of Kindness, a "first cousin" to Pay it…

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I had the joy and privilege of watching my daughter participate in the first Unified Track Meet held at Rice Field on April 20. What an amazing event! I want to give a huge round of applause to all the students, staff, and administrators involved in making the event happen.

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May is a month to celebrate mothers all over the world and to advocate for women’s health. Unfortunately, tobacco use among women remains a serious problem: In Indiana, the smoking rate for women is 21.5 percent, which is higher than the national average of 17.2 percent.

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An outstanding musical gift to our community was presented at the Ruthmere Museum Friday night April 1. The event welcomed back a totally restored 1938 Baldwin Baby Grand piano, generously funded by the original owners, the Deputy family.

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I support of the minimum wage that the state of Indiana staying intact. I believe the minimum wage is right where it needs to be because if you have a minimum wage then obviously a person is not qualified to be making above the federal minimum of $7.25.

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I support president Obama’s actions he is taking against the terrorists. I think that he is doing everything he can to not start another world war by not just going and destroying cities, and by trying to hunt the leaders down is a good tactic.

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I've never seen as stunning a political development as the rise of Donald Trump. Conservatives have allowed their legitimate anger at the country's direction to cloud their judgment. They don't care that he continually shows himself to be a man of no character.

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Jim Ramer came to me in early 2015 asking my opinion about his running for coroner. During our discussion he articulated his views on numerous topics specific to the coroner’s duties and responsibilities. I found him to have impressive qualifications and experiences which will allow him to b…

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Let me start with an admission ... Joanna King is my friend and I would do just about anything for her and her family. With that said, she is one of the kindest and most genuine people I know. In her presence I feel heard and cared for. So this isn't about how good a business woman she is (s…

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Rarely, if ever do I write to the paper but I feel comped to share my thoughts on the coroner’s contest. I have known Jim Ramer for 32 years, working with him as fellow firefighter/paramedic for the city of Goshen. During our time together, I have seen Jim work intuitively in times of crisis…

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