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December 30, 2013

2013 in Review Part 2 - May through August


30 — Gaylene Beaird, 18, of Goshen, is sentenced to 65 years in prison for the December 2012 murder of 76-year-old Norma Hopper in her Elkhart home.

30 — The Goshen Community School administration has an Indian chief statue removed from the high school gym in preparation of 2013 commencement ceremonies out of respect for those who may be offended by the stereotypical use of the Native American image. A teacher snaps a photo of the removal and posts it on Twitter, causing a social media outcry to have the statue returned.


2 — 124 Fairfield High School students and 31 Bethany Christian High School students graduate.

2 — Citing a lack of community support, organizers of a $35 million Goshen community center/school remodeling proposal, withdraw their request for the project. The project was set to go to a community referendum on Nov. 5.

4 — Goshen Community Schools’ Superintendent Diane Woodworth announces that the wooden Native American chief statue will be placed back in the gym in time for graduation.

7 — 315 Concord High School students and 205 NorthWood High School students graduate.

8 — 210 Wawasee High School students graduate.

9 — 405 Goshen High School, 286 Northridge High School students and 141 West Noble High School students graduate.

10 — Following the withdraw of the community center proposal, Goshen Community Schools trustees decide to pursue their own $17.15 million renovation and construction project that would construct a new pool and add and improve space for cafeteria, physical education and music facilities at the high school and middle school.

14 — The Oakwood Inn on Lake Wawasee in Syracuse reopens after closing in 2008.

18 — The Goshen City Council votes to not help fund construction of additional sidewalks following a request from Goshen Community School officials after the decision was made to increase the walking zones around elementary schools.

21 — Craig Wallen, president of CTT Communications, announces a purchase agreement for the former American Countryside Market along C.R. 26. Wallen wants to build a baseball stadium on the site and attract a minor league baseball team to the area.

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  • Gene R. Lowther ELKHART — Gene R. Lowther, 75, died Tuesday at Golden Living Center. He married Mary M. Flynn March 27, 1970, in Elkhart. She survives with two sons, Michael (Pam) Estes and James Estes, both of Elkhart; and two daughters, Donna Estes of Elkhart and

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  • BIZ GN140801 eby ford image 02 Eby Ford renovates showroom and more GOSHEN — The remodeled and expanded Eby Ford, Lincoln, Mercury dealership was celebrated Thursday night during an open house and ribbon cutting. “Without our awesome customers, we wouldn’t be here,” said owner Todd Eby as he addressed the crowd of fr

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  • School board OKs contract GOSHEN — The Board of Directors of the Goshen Community School Corp. approved the design-build contract with Ancon Construction of Goshen Wednesday.They approved $12.260 million for the Goshen Middle School piece of construction, said GCS Superintend

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