Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Local News

February 15, 2013

LaGrange County REMC offers chance at 8-day trip to D.C.

The deadline for high school juniors to apply to the 2013 Indiana Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., is Feb. 22.

The trip begins on June 12 in Indianapolis and ends on June 20.

According to Mark Leu, chief executive officer of LaGrange County REMC, the Indiana delegation will include more than 75 students from across the state, each selected by his/her local cooperative.

Hoosier students will travel to Washington, D.C., where they will join nearly 1,600 students, representing 44 states, for the Rural Electric Youth Tour Rally, sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.  

“LaGrange County REMC is pleased to be able to provide this opportunity for local students,” Leu said.  “It’s a great trip and a wonderful chance to see the sights, make new friends and learn how everyone, even young people, can be a leader and make a difference in his/her community — and the world!”

The Indiana delegation will meet in Indianapolis on June 12 to get acquainted and learn about electric cooperatives and electrical safety. Students will also enjoy a kick-off dinner at the Indiana Statehouse featuring a keynote address from a prominent political and/or business leader.  

The student group makes its first stop on Thursday afternoon at the 9/11 Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., before arriving in Gettysburg, Pa., later that evening. In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle, this year students will spend two days touring battlefield sites, visiting the wax museum and viewing “Fields of Freedom” — a short film providing an in-depth look at the war’s most famous battle.

Following dinner Friday night at the Dobbin House Tavern, built in 1776, students and chaperones will hear an historic account of what it was like to live in Gettysburg during what many consider to be the bloodiest three days in American history.  

The caravan arrives in Washington, D.C. on Saturday afternoon to begin a full schedule of sight-seeing, visits to the National Memorials, including the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, a collection of museums, such as the Newseum and the National Archives, plus a night cruise on the Potomac River and a trip back in history at Medieval Times.

Students will also have an opportunity to compete for a $1,000 scholarship and the Youth Leadership Council.

On Tuesday, students will visit Capitol Hill and participate in exclusive meetings with Indiana’s Congressional delegation and legislative staff. During the meetings, students will have a chance to ask questions about current issues and topics which they feel are important to them, their family and the communities in which they live.  

Indiana’s electric cooperatives have hosted the Youth Tour since 1960.

For more information about the tour or to receive an application, contact Sherryl Rhinesmith at 260-463-7165 or visit REMC’s website www.lagrangeremc/programs.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • NWS GN0725 clinton frame church 01 Clinton Frame eyes new conference after gay marriage split GOSHEN — There appears to be a schism forming within the heart of the Mennonite faith, and at epicenter of that schism is what some in the denomination perceive to be an increasing support for or affirmation of the controversial issue of same-sex marriage among certain Mennonite congregations.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shipshe Town Hall Council awards street improvement project contract

    The Shipshewana Town Council awarded a contract Thursday for the North Street Improvement Project to low bidder Rieth-Riley Construction Co. of South Bend for $125,152 and approved a notice to proceed with the project. 
    The South Bend company nudged out Niblock Excavating and ATI Construction, who were both within $1,328 of the winning bid.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140726 rodeo 04 4-H FAIR: Cowboys appreciate energetic crowd GOSHEN – During the school year, Shawn Coleman drives a school bus in tiny Colfax, Indiana about 20 miles southeast of Lafayette. During the summers, the bus driver becomes a cowboy. Friday, he made his favorite stop. The rodeo, including Coleman, ca

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • SLIDESHOW: Fair auction and rodeo

    July 25, 2014

  • GN140726 fair face good 01 FAIR FACES: Good's been great for horseshoe competition GOSHEN — For nearly two decades, Judy Good could be found along the sidelines of the horseshoe pit, keeping score and cheering for her husband.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Green Earth Education Day today GOSHEN — If you see some outfits that seem a bit “recycled” or even “trashy” at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair today, don’t be alarmed.

    July 25, 2014

  • GN140725 tractor pull 02 4-H FAIR: Annual tractor pull brings out locals as well as pros GOSHEN – The thick black smoke billowed into the air, carried by the breeze over the crowded grandstand Thursday as the engines revved and roared during the tractor pull Thursday at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140725 Harris mug Guilty plea in attempted robbery with hammer GOSHEN — A Michigan man pleaded guilty in Elkhart Circuit Court Thursday to a charge of attempted armed robbery using a hammer.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS GN0725 clinton frame church 01 Local church splits with conference over gay marriage stance GOSHEN — Finding themselves at odds with their brethren over the issue of gay marriage, Clinton Frame Mennonite Church officials released a statement Thursday announcing the church will no longer be a part of the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140725 fair faces flowers 2 FAIR FACES: Nappanee teen paying it forward GOSHEN — After receiving generous support during last year’s livestock auction, 15-year-old Lane Flowers decided this year it was his turn to give back.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Poll

Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

Yes, I work at eating healthy and exercising
No, I am happy with my fitness level
Changing my diet and exercise frequency is a work in progress
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites