1 — Hudson Lee Cripe was the first baby of 2013 born at IU Health Goshen Hospital
2 — The No. 1-ranked University of Notre Dame football team arrives in South Florida to begin preparation for the BCS National Championship game against No. 2 Alabama.
7 — No. 2 Alabama dominates No. 1 Notre Dame, 42-14, in the BCS National Championship game to win its second consecutive NCAA title and third in four years.
7 — Goshen firefighters rescue a woman from her burning apartment building in the 100 block of South Seventh Street.
7 — Gary O’Dell is reappointed as president of the Middlebury Town Council.
8 — Vandals destroy several ice sculptures valued at $2,600 that were created during Downtown Goshen Inc.’s Fire & Ice First Friday’s Celebration.
10 — A LaGrange County boy abducted by his paternal grandparents in 1994 is found “living, married and well,” according to Indiana State Police.
11 — A third resident of Elkhart County dies from and outbreak of fungal meningitis.
11 — Former Indiana Superintendent of public instruction Tony Bennett confirms that he will serve as Florida’s education commissioner.
13 — Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Emmylou Harris performs at Goshen College’s Sauder Concert Hall
15 — The Goshen City Council votes to send a proposed $35.6 million community center/school improvement project to a referendum in May.
16 — It is reported by Deadspin.com that a story about the death of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s girlfriend was a bizarre hoax and that the girlfriend never existed.
16 — Pasquale Chase Rulli of Middlebury pleads guilty in Elkhart Superior Court 6 to a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a Middlebury teen in July 2012. He would later be sentenced to 18 months of home detention.
17 — Fire causes heavy damage to Gleason Industrial Products on Madison Street in Goshen.
17 — Daniel Snead, 43, of Goshen pleads guilty to two counts of causing death while driving while there was a controlled substance in his system. Under the terms of his plea deal he will serve 18 years in Department of Correction and six years with the Elkhart County Community Corrections program.