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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    August 20, 2014 2 Photos

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    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

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