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December 30, 2013

2013 in Review Part 2 - May through August

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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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  • Lifelong Learning fall courses announced GOSHEN — The Lifelong Learning Institute of Elkhart County is offering fall courses. These short courses are designed to provide stimulating and affordable classes in many fields for active seniors. There are no tests or grades, and no previous studies or degrees are required.

    August 21, 2014

  • South Ninth Street area under boil water order South Ninth Street, between East Jackson and Franklin streets in Goshen, is under a boil water order from noon until further notice.

    August 21, 2014

  • GN140821 Pike Street Project 2 INDOT meeting held to discuss Pike Street project GOSHEN — Major changes may be on the way for a small section of Pike Street in downtown Goshen.

    August 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0821 goshen college challenge Locals embrace ice bucket challenge It’s a challenge that has united participants with the shared sensation of an icy burst of water, sopping wet clothing and video evidence — all in the name of philanthropy.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140821 nisly complaint Complaint filed against state rep candidate Accusations of wrongdoing, in the form of a complaint to the Indiana Election Commission, have been levied against District 22 representative Republican nominee Curt Nisly.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140820 dometic groundbreaking Dometic breaks ground on significant expansion in Goshen GOSHEN — As Dometic officials gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for the $7 million expansion of their Goshen distribution center Wednesday, the work was already underway in the background. “It’s happening right now,” said Dave Schutz, vice presi

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140821 Ignition art Plenty of good music on horizon at Ignition Several upcoming shows at Ignition Garage in Goshen were announced this week.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • City plan nearing a final draft GOSHEN — The city’s new comprehensive plan is nearing completion, and a near-final draft has now been released for public review. Goshen Plan Commission members released the draft of the city’s newly penned comprehensive plan, titled “Uncommonly Grea

    August 19, 2014

  • GN140820 Hakws building Hotel, brew pub plans progressing GOSHEN — Plans for a new boutique hotel and brew pub at the historic Hawks building in downtown Goshen continue to move ahead steadily.

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140820 nappanee awards 031.jpg Nappanee mayor honors 'Spirited' youth NAPPANEE — Two Elkhart County 4-H’ers were honored by their hometown mayor during Monday’s city council meeting. Receiving the Community Spirit Award and a key to the city were Lane Flowers and Sarah Stump. Mayor Larry Thompson recognized Flowers, a

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

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