Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Local News

December 9, 2012

Shanklin Millrace group has many yearly activities

GOSHEN — The Shanklin Millrace Neighborhood Association is billed as one of Goshen’s oldest and most centrally-located neighborhood associations.

In place for the better part of a decade, the Shanklin Millrace Neighborhood Association is bounded by Main Street on the east, Plymouth Avenue on the south, the Millrace on the west and Madison Street on the north.

“We’ve lived in the neighborhood for 28 years,” said SMNA Director Ruth Clouse. “I’d say we’re a medium-size neighborhood. I think there are a couple of neighborhoods that are larger than us just because our boundaries kind of tie us in.”

A relatively active neighborhood association, Clouse said SMNA has a history of annual gatherings within the neighborhood that help to bring the community together and keep the neighborhood connected and looking its best.

“We have some changes in leadership within the association, and we always have a fall picnic and things like that,” Clouse said. “We haven’t gotten together as officers yet this year, but I think we’re planning maybe an ice cream social or something like that in the spring. We also do a yearly clean-up in the spring during Beautify Goshen Week, and then we maintain what we call our neighborhood park down at the corner of Plymouth and Main which has trees and flowers and a bench built by my husband for people to enjoy.”

In addition to the small neighborhood park, Clouse also pointed to the association’s namesake — the nearby Shanklin Park and Millrace — as perhaps the most unique aspect of the association.

“I like the area, and of course living so close to Shanklin Park and the Millrace is nice,” Clouse said. “You can walk over there, ride your bike, it’s close to the park, and you get to see lots of people outside enjoying themselves.”

As for quality of life in the neighborhood, Clouse said she enjoys the relative stability and low crime rate of the neighborhood, noting in particular the recent influx of younger families with children that have brought a new vibrancy and life to the area.

“Some of the people on our street have been here for years and years, and there really isn’t much turnover,” Clouse said. “Main Street has more rentals, but other than that it’s pretty stable. A lot of younger families have moved in recently as well, which is nice, because with our picnic we’ve had many more children than we’ve had in a while. And the majority of them are homeowners, which is nice to see.”

In looking forward to any upcoming plans or changes for the association, Clouse noted that with the winter season setting in the association will most likely be fairly inactive for the next few months, though she added that spring is always a big time for the community.

“Right now we’re just maintaining things. There’s really nothing new that I’m aware of,” Clouse said. “But of course we will have our community gathering in the spring like we always do, and we’ll do our cleanup of Shanklin Park and all along the Millrace. We haven’t set a date for that yet, but I think that’s probably in the works.”

1
Text Only
Local News
  • GN140423 Wakarusa Musical 3 'A Kid's Life' portrays sudden techno loss WAKARUSA — The young people of our present day society don’t remember ever having lived their lives without some element of electronic gadgetry becoming involved. For them, it would be difficult to fathom the possibility of a world “off the grid.” So the fourth- and fifth-grade students of Wakarusa Elementary School will offer a comedic and chaotic interpretation of such a dilemma with their upcoming musical “A Kid’s Life.”

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140423 stress relief 03 Furry pals help GC students with dog days of finals GOSHEN - Goshen College students took a break from preparing for final exams to hangout with some four-legged friends Monday afternoon.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140423 FF spring play_3547 Fairfield students to present Oscar Wilde classic BENTON — Fairfield’s musicals and plays have recently left their status as an extracurricular activity and come under the wing of the Performing Arts Department and under the direction of Andrew Muth.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • Sheriff Brad Rogers_0657 Sheriff travels to Nev. ranch in fed dispute Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers has weighed in on a controversy surrounding a Nevada rancher, and visited the scene of the struggle.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140209 snow storm 05 Elkhart, LaGrange counties denied FEMA aid GOSHEN — Elkhart and LaGrange counties were not among the 19 Indiana counties that had financial aid approved Tuesday by FEMA for a January winter storm.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep Roundup BASEBALL Falcons garner road win The Fairfield Falcons posted a 5-4 victory Tuesday evening at Rochester. Dustin Everage (three innings), Andrew Bobeck (three) and Austin Christner (one) pitched for the winners. Everage struck out three to earn the

    April 23, 2014

  • Akela.jpg SLIDESHOW: Pets of the Week Available cats and dogs at the Humane Society of Elkhart County. These loving animals are looking for permanent homes.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN0423 BC IN Common Core Indiana panel approves new school standards

    A panel of Indiana business and education leaders were met with boos and jeers from attendees after they voted overwhelmingly Monday to support new math and English standards set to replace the Common Core in classrooms this fall.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • The week in photos

    April 22, 2014

  • GN140421 board of works BOARD OF WORKS: Properties deemed uninhabitable

    Repairs still need to be made to two Goshen properties that had been targeted by the city Board of Public Works and Safety.

    April 22, 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

There has been discussion at West Goshen Elementary School to require mandatory student uniforms in the future. How do you feel about the prospect of mandatory student uniforms in a public school environment?

I think it’s an excellent idea that is way overdue
I think it’s a bad idea and would be restrictive for students and parents.
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs