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December 29, 2013

2013 IN REVIEW PART 1 - January through April

January

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.

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  • GN140424 Emma1 Pioneer Drama Troupe to perform 'Emma' Emma has a gift for getting people together — or so she thinks. Pride and matchmaking gone awry are key to Jane Austen’s “Emma,” which will be brought to theatrical life this weekend by the Pioneer Drama Troupe.

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • GN140423 west goshen dress code 04 West Goshen dress code policy unveiled GOSHEN — Solid color shirts with collars and two to four buttons are the proposed changes for students at Goshen Elementary School with a standardized dress code policy this fall.

    April 24, 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

  • GN140423 Wakarusa Musical 3 'A Kid's Life' portrays sudden techno loss WAKARUSA — The young people of our present day society don’t remember ever having lived their lives without some element of electronic gadgetry becoming involved. For them, it would be difficult to fathom the possibility of a world “off the grid.” So the fourth- and fifth-grade students of Wakarusa Elementary School will offer a comedic and chaotic interpretation of such a dilemma with their upcoming musical “A Kid’s Life.”

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140423 stress relief 03 Furry pals help GC students with dog days of finals GOSHEN - Goshen College students took a break from preparing for final exams to hangout with some four-legged friends Monday afternoon.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140423 FF spring play_3547 Fairfield students to present Oscar Wilde classic BENTON — Fairfield’s musicals and plays have recently left their status as an extracurricular activity and come under the wing of the Performing Arts Department and under the direction of Andrew Muth.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • Sheriff Brad Rogers_0657 Sheriff travels to Nev. ranch in fed dispute Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers has weighed in on a controversy surrounding a Nevada rancher, and visited the scene of the struggle.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140209 snow storm 05 Elkhart, LaGrange counties denied FEMA aid GOSHEN — Elkhart and LaGrange counties were not among the 19 Indiana counties that had financial aid approved Tuesday by FEMA for a January winter storm.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep Roundup BASEBALL Falcons garner road win The Fairfield Falcons posted a 5-4 victory Tuesday evening at Rochester. Dustin Everage (three innings), Andrew Bobeck (three) and Austin Christner (one) pitched for the winners. Everage struck out three to earn the

    April 23, 2014

  • Akela.jpg SLIDESHOW: Pets of the Week Available cats and dogs at the Humane Society of Elkhart County. These loving animals are looking for permanent homes.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

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