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GOSHEN — It was a time for celebrating dance as both art and exercise at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Saturday with the kickoff of the first ever National Dance Day celebration on the Heritage Park Stage.

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GOSHEN — Six-year-old Coalten Perez showed his purple Transformer toy car to a life-size orange RoboCycle during a show on the fairgrounds at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tuesday afternoon.

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Building 429, a popular Christian rock group, performed during the traditional Sunday night grandstand show at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Here are photos from that event.

GOSHEN — Minutes before it’s time for him to make the 50-foot walk into the rodeo area to get the show started Friday, rodeo clown Robbie Hodges is spray painting the barrel from which he’ll run the show in about 90 minutes.

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GOSHEN — As she completed her final day in the show arena at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Thursday, Blakely “Blake” Lengacher was experiencing many emotions.

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Tilting, spinning rides, the bark of carnies, taffy apples and cotton candy are all good reasons to go to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair today. But an even better reason has been added to the midway.

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GOSHEN – For the past 38 years, Dr. Jerry Sellon has served as the fair’s veterinarian, caring for the needs of the approximately 3,000 animals on the grounds during the nine-day fair.

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GOSHEN — A reminder of the real purpose behind the Elkhart County 4-H program comes to life with recent high school graduate Megan Ewing.

GOSHEN — Action began in three age divisions in the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament Monday night at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. The tournament resumes Tuesday evening with games in the male 13-15 and male age 16-18 brackets. Games in the male age 13-15 start at 6:30 p.m. with the semifinals slated to begin at 8:35 and 9 p.m. Five games are on tap in the male age 16-18 with the final one at 9:50.

GOSHEN — It was Don Eash day again on Monday in the harness racing program at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. The veteran driver won six of the 12 races Saturday. The program featured an abbreviated card of seven races. There were fewer races on the card due to a conflict with the Connersville Fair.

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GOSHEN — “Squishy,” “slimy” and “kind of like a glob of jelly” were three ways young fairgoers explained Saturday afternoon how stingrays feel at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.Abby Goodwin, 9, of Paw Paw, Michigan, had never felt an animal quite like a stingray before.

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GOSHEN — With no feathered friends to keep 4-H’ers busy during the fair this year, 4-H Poultry Club leaders spread their wings to try some new ideas and bring back some competitions that haven’t been possible in recent years.In May, Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board members announced that due to…

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GOSHEN — After completing the final event during the Strongman Competition Saturday at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, 55-year-old AJ Brant had just one thing to say.“Arghhhh,” he groaned, smiling as he wiped away the sweat he earned from lifting buckets filled with concrete, pulling a sled and…

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MISSION, Texas [mdash] Henry "Harry" Polderman, 82, Mission, Texas, formerly of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Goshen, Indiana, died Tuesday. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, followed by a 2 p.m. funeral service at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury.

ELKHART [mdash] Robert L. Barnes, 88, Elkhart, formerly of Middlebury, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at East Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation, Elkhart. He was born April 3, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, to Roy and Elvira (Tdeschi) Barnes. On Aug. 5, 1951, he married Gloria M. Phipps; she…

SHIPSHEWANA [mdash] Wilbur R. Lambright, 88, Shipshewana, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at his residence. He was born Feb. 20, 1931, in LaGrange County, to Edward J. and Polly (Slabach) Lambright. On Dec. 11, 1952, in LaGrange County, he married Wilma Carolyn Lehman; she survives. S…