Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Breaking News

July 10, 2013

Nafziger appointed to Goshen school board

GOSHEN — Roger Nafziger was appointed a new member of the Goshen Board of School Trustees Wednesday evening.

He was one of seven candidates interviewed for the recent vacancy left by outgoing board member Jon Jesse.

Nafziger has lived in Goshen for four years with his wife, Laurie.

The new board member has a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in education administration. He was a former teacher with the Wa-Nee Community School Corporation and currently is the Director of Planned Giving at Goshen College. He  has served on the Goshen Board of Zoning Appeals, is a board member at United Way of Elkhart County and a founding member of the Goshen Community Schools Foundation.

The candidates interviewed besides Nafziger at the Goshen Community Schools Administration Building July 1 included Craig Harris, Rick Holderread, Bill Rieth, Keith Goodman, Brad Miller and Gene Stutsman.

“They were all good candidates and each of them would have made a good board member,” said board president Jane Troup.

Board secretary Dan West added his thanks to the candidates, as well.

“I wanted to thank those who came forward to be interviewed,” West said, “and put their name in the hat to be considered for the position.”

Jesse, who had served on the board for the past 11 years, announced he would be giving up his seat during the board’s June 10 meeting due to plans to relocate out of the corporation’s boundaries. Jesse’s term is set to end Dec. 31, 2014.

In other business, board members approved a new program at Goshen High School for next year, JAG: Jobs for American Graduates.

“We will be working with the WorkOne force in Elkhart to start the program. This is a national program that will be expanded in five area high schools next year,” said Goshen Community Schools Superintendent Diane Woodworth.

The JAG program focuses on careers and what it takes to be successful at employment, she added.

The program explores career interests, personal fiance, work ethics, new and upcoming careers, as well as local community needs.

“We are limiting the group to 40 students, juniors and seniors only. One of the top goals of the program is to make sure that students graduate, and help students work through the problems that may be affecting their ability to be successful at school,” Woodworth said. “Students will have the opportunity to do some career research to find out what they might be good at, or enjoy doing, as well as service learning opportunities.”

 

1
Text Only
Breaking News
  • Press Release 04-23-2014 J.jpg SLIDESHOW: Police need help ID'ing suspects The Goshen Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying suspects wanted for questioning in relation to a number of thefts from retail stores throughout Indiana. The four individuals have stolen over $25,000 worth of merchandise, according to law enforcement. The men are believed to be African-American and have been seen fleeing in a white Dodge Ram or another white pickup truck with a white cap which may have Florida license plates. Anyone with information is asked to call the Goshen Police Department at 574-533-8661 or Michiana CrimeStoppers at 800-342-STOP.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Michigan Prisoner Escape Michigan murderer arraigned in prison escape that led to manhunt in Elkhart, LaGrange counties

    IONIA, Mich. — A convicted murderer who broke out of a western Michigan prison in February has been arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEMA OKs aid for 19 Indiana counties hit by storm

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster aid for 19 Indiana counties

    April 22, 2014

  • NWS GN140421 jobless rate Elkhart County jobless rate drops to 5.8 percent

    Elkhart County’s jobless rate dropped below 6 percent last month, according to figures released today by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
    The March unemployment rate for the county was estimated at 5.8 percent, compared to the February estimate of 6.2 percent and the March 2013 figure of 8.3 percent.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police & Rescue News Bristol motorcyclist dies from crash injuries

    Dale Greensides, 32, Bristol, the driver of a motorcycle involved in a crash with an automobile Sunday north of Middlebury, died today at 11:25 a.m.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police & Rescue News No injuries in Concord Township fire

    Firefighters were called to a basement fire in a Concord Township home shortly after midnight today.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police & Rescue News Bristol bank robbery suspect arrested

    A South Bend man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery last year in Bristol.
    Zamale E. Davis, 19, 1805 Chapin St., was arrested at 7:10 a.m. Friday in South Bend by officers with the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police & Rescue News Six injured in crash northwest of Wakarusa

    A two-vehicle crash injured six people north of Wakarusa Tuesday.
    The mishap occurred around 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of C.R.s 1 and 26.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140416 Leesburg crash Driver critically injured in Kosciusko County crash

    A one-vehicle crash injured two men — one critically — south of Leesburg Tuesday.
    The mishap occurred on C.R. 150 West just south of C.R. 400 North around 5 p.m.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man killed in South Bend while possibly on bike

    Police in South Bend say a man was fatally shot in the head

    April 16, 2014

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Poll

There has been discussion at West Goshen Elementary School to require mandatory student uniforms in the future. How do you feel about the prospect of mandatory student uniforms in a public school environment?

I think it’s an excellent idea that is way overdue
I think it’s a bad idea and would be restrictive for students and parents.
     View Results