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  • Elkhart County Bldg 01 New cabinet-maker gets zoning change approval GOSHEN — Elkhart County Commissioners Monday gave their stamp of approval to a zone change request allowing for the establishment of a new cabinet-making business near Millersburg. During Monday’s meeting, the commissioners approved a request by prop

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140820 hospital network hacked.jpg Kosciusko Community, Lutheran hospital among 206 hacked

    WARSAW — Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals including Kosciusko Community Hospital and Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, announced Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients.

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140818 Union Township historic tour 006.jpg Union Township Heritage Tour coming Saturday NAPPANEE — Have you ever been to Stumptown? Chances are if you’ve driven around Union Township outside of Nappanee, you have been and just didn’t know it. You can visit Stumptown again and several other notable places in Union Township on a tour bein

    August 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • NWS GN140818 new general image 02.jpg Goshen native makes trip from private to U.S. Army general

    Paul Bontrager has traveled an unusual path to become a general in the United States Army.Bontrager, who was promoted Friday from colonel to deputy commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., comes from a famil

    August 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • GN140818 Jefferson HS alumni reunion book.jpg Jefferson High School alumni reunite GOSHEN — The Jefferson High School alumni held their 10th reunion Aug. 2 at Jefferson Elementary School along Ind. 15, Goshen.The reunion had 210 people attending from the graduating classes of 1935 to 1969.Charles Harris, Syracuse, was the oldest me

    August 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Keep track of prices paid DEAR SARA: Have you ever tried just writing the prices on the things you buy? I have heard that you should make a price book for the things you buy most often, but I’m never really sure what to include and what to leave out. Using an actual notebook

    August 18, 2014

  • NWS GN140818 distiguished woman image Alexandra Downs wins 'Distinguished Young Woman' contest GOSHEN — After competing against 18 young women in the areas of academics, fitness, talent, poise and interviewing, Alexandra Downs was named this year’s winner of the Distinguished Young Women of Elkhart competition. Downs, an Elkhart Central High

    August 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS GN0818 preschool training Preschool educators learn new way to teach Second of two parts GOSHEN — It’s a philosophy designed to teach young scholars how to control their impulses, make decisions and get the most of their preschool lessons. But getting the Tools of the Mind method ingrained in Elkhart County preschools

    August 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS GN0817 strand of oaks Timothy Showalter brings his rock 'n' roll back home Goshen native Timothy Showalter and his band, Strand of Oaks, performed before a standing-room only crowd at the intimate venue Ignition Garage in Goshen Saturday night.Showalter not only blasted out his rock tunes, he chatted with the crowd and made

    August 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140816 farm family of the year 01 FARM FAMILY OF THE YEAR: Wakarusa couple surprised, honored WAKARUSA — Mike and Sue Martin of Wakarusa never expected to be honored for being farmers.

    August 15, 2014 1 Photo


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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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