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December 30, 2013

2013 in Review Part 2 - May through August



3 — Linda Hochstetler, 65, of Middlebury is struck by a car and killed after she stopped to check on a groundhog that was hit by a vehicle on Ind. 13 near Yoder Drive in Middlebury.

7 — Two masked men rob the Key Bank located at 121 E. Vistula St., Bristol

10 — Elkhart County Council members approve a $1.5 million loan request by the town of Bristol for a road construction project aimed at rerouting truck traffic connected to the relocation of Utilimaster from Wakarusa to Bristol.

11 — Sarah M. Fields, 31, Elkhart is killed in a car crash on U.S. 33 just north of C.R. 146.

11 — Music legend Kris Kristofferson performs at the Lerner Theatre in Elkhart.

12 — A fire causes about $150,000 at the vacant Goshen Motor Inn, 1375, Lincolnway East. Three teens were later charged with arson.

13 — The Indiana Department of Transportation scales back the proposed linkup of the Waterford Mills Parkway from Regent Street to Ind. 15 from a four-lane bridge to a two-lane bridge.

19 — The trial of three teens charged with murder in the death of their accomplice during a robbery attempt in Elkhart on Oct. 3, 2012 begins at the Elkhart County Courthouse. Levi Sparks, 18, and Blake Layman, 17, both of Elkhart and Anthony Perez Sharp Jr., 19, Goshen, are all charged with felony murder. Their friend, Jose Quiroz, was shot and killed during a robbery at 1919 Frances Ave., Elkhart by homeowner Rodney Scott.

22 — Just minutes before midnight a jury rules that Sparks, Laymen and Perez Sharp Jr. are guilty of felony murder.

24 — Officials at IU Goshen Health Hospital host an open house to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Goshen Hospital.

26 — The Mohler Family of Millersburg — founders of Sweet Corn Charlie’s — is honored as the 2013 Farm Family of the Year by the Elkhart County Agricultural Society. Goshen’s Dave Hess is awarded the Uncle Elmer Award.

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