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December 30, 2013

2013 in Review Part 2 - May through August


24 — More than 87,000 NIPSCO customers are left without power after severe storms slam the area.


1 — Better World Books in downtown Goshen opens at its new location at 215 S. Main St., the former Town & Country Appliances store. The Electric Brew, a fixture at the northeast corner of Main and Washington streets since 1996, would eventually move to the former Better World location at 118 E. Washington St.

5 — An estimated 15,000 to 18,000 people cram Main Street for the fifth annual First Fridays Goshen Cruisin’ Reunion. It is believed to be the largest turnout ever for a First Fridays event.

9 — The Goshen Redevelopment Commission approve a resolution to allow the commission to work with multiple developers when considering a plan for Goshen’s River Race redevelopment project.

10 — Roger Nafziger is appointed to the Goshen Board of School Trustees, replacing Jon Jesse who resigned after 11 years of service to relocate outside of the corporation’s boundaries.

16 — Goshen Mayor Allan Kauffman proposes and ordinance that would allow the mayor to appoint a deputy mayor to be empowered to make decisions during the absence of the mayor. The ordinance is table to allow for further review and discussion.

17 — The McKinley Family of Elkhart is named the Elkhart County 4-H Family of the Year.

17 — Local and state officials approved the wording that will appear on ballots regarding the Nov. 5 referendum on the Goshen Community Schools $17.15 million building project. The Elkhart County Election Board would later approve the referendum.

19 — The 2013 Elkhart County 4-H opens. Fairfield graduate Sierra Walter is crowned Fair Queen. Former Goshen resident Fanceon Resler is crowned Senior Fair Queen.

22 — More than 11,000 people pack in and around the main grandstand to see a concert by emerging country music superstars Florida Georgia Line.

23 — Country music legend Vince Gill performs at the fair.

27 — Fair officials announce that record Monday and Wednesday gate traffic numbers were set at 39,296 and 46,718 respectively. The 4-H livestock auction also hit a record of $1,042,127, the first time ever it hit the $1 million mark.

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