Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Letters to the Editor

December 22, 2012

Who voted, ‘No’ to the lottery?

Which Indiana counties voted “No” in the 1988 referendum to allow the lottery and other forms of gambling in the state? I asked this question in an October letter to the editor in The Goshen News and nobody responded.

The answer: Elkhart, Kosciusko, Wabash, Huntington, Wells and Adams.

If you travel south from the Michigan state line on either Ind. 13 or Ind. 15 to the Wabash River, you will have traveled through half of the half dozen counties that voted, “No.” Continue south from the Wabash River to Ind. 124 and then east to the Ohio state line and now you will have traveled through all the counties that voted, “No” in 1988,

— Ralph Spelbring


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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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