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December 30, 2013

2013 in Review Part 2 - May through August


1 — Todd A. Stewart, 35, Bristol is charged with the September 2012 murder of his tattoo shop business partner, Mark A. Miller. Miller’s body was found stuffed in a barrel under the Six Span Bridge in Elkhart.

2 — Daniel Pennington, 32, of Elkhart, who pleaded guilty in April to neglect of a dependent and obstruction of justice for his role in the 2011 death of 19-month-old Mariah Gibson of Goshen, fails to show up for his sentencing hearing.

4 — Former Indiana Governor and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Otis “Doc” Bowen dies at the age of 95. He is laid to rest six days later in his hometown of Bremen.

11 — Gael Ibarra, an 8-month-old Ligonier boy was killed a one-vehicle crash at the Noble/Elkhart county line.

13 — A transportation study group recommends cuts in bus routes, as well as other measures, to help close a transportation budget shortfall of $350,000 for Goshen Community Schools.

15 — Arellano Eustolia, 40, of Middlebury is killed in a two-vehicle crash at Ind. 13 and C.R. 20

16 — Navistar Inc. officials announce that it had sold the Monaco and Holiday Rambler brand RVs manufactured in Wakarusa to Allied Specialty Vehicles and that production by 520 employees would move to Decatur, Ind.

21 — Indiana Lt. Gov. Susan Ellspermann made stops in Goshen and Middlebury as part of her quest to visit all 92 of the state’s counties.

22 — More than 50 students were injured — none seriously — and a bus driver airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital following a chain-reaction crash involving four Wawasee Community School buses near Wawasee Middle School in North Webster.

24 — It is announced that recent Census population numbers show that Goshen’s population eclipsed the 32,000 mark for the first time in its history.

24 — 87 students graduate from Westview High School

28 — The Goshen School Board approves $350,000 in future cuts to its transportation/busing program.

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