After 19 years of writing about restaurants, folks occasionally ask whether I’d ever want to operate my own.
GOSHEN — Working with horses has been a passion for Mia Miller since birth.
GOSHEN — Steve Fisher thought his horseshoe pitching career was over in November.
GOSHEN — Each year on the Friday before the Elkhart County 4-H Fair ends, 4-H animal club members are given an opportunity to auction off their animals on what is known as Auction Day.
GOSHEN — Alan Pfeiffer revved the engine in his red International Harvester 1466 from the starting line of Thursday's tractor pull, and the crowd in the grandstands roared as thick, black smoke bellowed from his tractor's exhaust stack.
GOSHEN — Kathy Chupp's four children describe their mother as a "fair freak."
GOSHEN — Elkhart County 4-H Poultry Club leader Valerie Jacobs’ morning usually begins around 8:30 when she gets to the barn for its open. She usually leaves the barn around 10 at night, but even after she arrives back to her camper parked on the fairgrounds, her day is not over. She often w…
GOSHEN — Every summer for the past 17 years, Missouri-based salesman Allen Isbell has hopped in his car and made the 10-hour drive to Goshen with the goal of hawking his Tiger Jaw pruning and garden tools at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. And to hear him tell it, the journey is worth every mil…
GOSHEN — Brynn Shoup-Hill admitted it was weird to be at a basketball court Tuesday and not be playing.
GOSHEN — There's an old saying that if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. Steve Cross is a living example of that, in his eyes.
GOSHEN — Each year at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, Goshen Health offers a variety of free health screenings to inform fairgoers of their health status.
GOSHEN — The 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair has become a mainstay of the fair. It’s also been a mainstay for the men who referee the event.
GOSHEN — Eight exhibitors participated in the Dairy Delicious open class competition, with 11 entries submitted in party foods and main dishes, but only one entry from each category would take home the grand prize Monday.
GOSHEN — Moe Miller sits outside the Elkhart County Exchange Club building, greeting fairgoers with jokes and conversation as they walk down food row.
GOSHEN — Jim Meinert of Wakarusa won the President’s Item contest at the beginning of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Meinert submitted a chocolate raspberry cream pie. Fair president Josh Culp presented Meinert with his award.
GOSHEN — Age is just a number. Linda Bontrager proves that.
The Elkhart County 4-H Fashion Revue winners were recently announced following judging this past Friday at NorthWood High School in Nappanee. The public had a chance to see the fashion entries the day after judging at the school.
GOSHEN — The Heritage Park stage has grown into its own popular entertainment venue at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. While the big rock and country acts fill the fair’s grandstands, a variety of acts and events utilize the smaller stage at the park.
GOSHEN — One concern of fairgoers every year is congested traffic, possibly combined with one or two road projects that make it more difficult for many to travel to the fair.
NEW PARIS —When Cork Wagner was shot in the head on Sept. 3, 1968, in South Vietnam, he thought he was dead. As he opened his eyes, he realized that the bullet from an AK-47 had passed through his helmet and grazed his head before exiting the helmet, killing the young man standing next to him.
This Week's Circulars
TOPEKA [mdash] Melvin R. Chupp, 75, of Topeka, passed away peacefully at his residence while surrounded by his family at 8:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. He was born March 7, 1944, in Nappanee, to Rudy J. and Fannie E. (Miller) Chupp. On June 5, 1969, in Topeka, he married Loretta Miller; she surv…
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