I look at the pictures or short videos of women (usually) and children sitting and staring in a refugee camp in some African or Middle Eastern country. Maybe I begin to feel just a hair of what they must feel like. They must think: Another day. Another day to somehow feed the family. Another…

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SYRACUSE — Syracuse Cub Scout Pack 3828 held its annual Pinewood Derby Feb. 20 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Syracuse.

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GOSHEN — Encouraged by Elkhart County’s declining COVID-19 positivity rate, Goshen Community Schools officials Thursday announced the school corporation will be moving to 100% in-person classes for the district’s secondary students beginning March 15.

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GOSHEN — Concord school board members have added their voices to calls for Indiana to consider teachers a priority for receiving COVID-19 vaccines on the level of doctors and first responders. The move comes as the White House plans to fast-track vaccines to educators through a federal program.

NAPPANEE — A more official agreement between the city and Wa-Nee Schools for the use and future development of the soccer fields at Wellfield Park was approved by the Nappanee City Council Monday evening.

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NAPPANEE — Clients needing services in the Wa-Nee area have a newly renovated, spacious place to visit as Family Christian Development Center — also known as The Center — moved into its new location at 107 E. Marion St.

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Nestled between piles of wood, local woodturner Patrick Dillon can be found creating stunning bowls, rolling pins and tables in his basement wood shop.

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GOSHEN — After a year of cancellations and postponements Goshen residents welcomed back First Fridays Saturday.

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NAPPANEE — So often, it’s been said that in the blink of an eye, a moment can happen that transforms your small corner of the world in immeasurable ways.

BRISTOL — Indiana State Police Lt. Michael Young, district commander of the Toll Road Post, recently marked a career milestone of 30 years as a trooper.

Back behind my house there is a small sand hill. A fox dug a burrow in it several seasons ago and took up residence. I have never seen the fox myself, yet, though other members of my family have. However, we see evidence — paw prints, scat, bones.

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SYRACUSE — A rural Syracuse man was killed in a hit-and-run crash three miles north of Syracuse Friday, according to a report from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Beginning April 24, everyone in northern Indiana’s 219 and 574 telephone area codes will be encouraged to start using 10 digits, rather than seven, to make local phone calls.

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GOSHEN — Goshen’s Christine Guth has spent most of the past year being “very cautious” about staying home and isolating. Because of that, she has kept busy sewing thousands of masks and knitting baby blankets to donate.

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TOPEKA — An overheated welder apparently started a fire at a business near Topeka Friday.

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TOPEKA — One hundred and three Westview scholars were recently honored during Westview High Schools 29th academic awards event.

BRISTOL — The Elkhart County Parks will tap into one of Indiana’s sweetest traditions March 6 from 9:30–10:30 a.m. at a Maple Syrup Workshop. This workshop will take place at the Baldwin One-room Schoolhouse in Bonneyville Mill County Park.

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GOSHEN — Goshen teachers were seeing red Wednesday. They converged on the Goshen Community Schools Administration Center for a rally denouncing what they feel is an onslaught of anti-public education legislation currently working its way through the Indiana General Assembly.

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NAPPANEE — The Nappanee Emergency Services building will be more secure after action taken by the Nappanee Board of Works Monday afternoon.

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SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 45-year-old Elkhart, Indiana, man died in a snowmobile crash at 10:16 p.m. Saturday.

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NAPPANEE — The two teens competing together in a Soap Box Derby probably never imagined their work would someday be nationally recognized, but that’s the story of Richard “Dick” Pletcher and his architect friend Robert Holdeman.

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GOSHEN — Indiana Rep. Joanna King called voting for new school legislation, which would open school vouchers up to more people and set up education savings accounts for eligible students, was one of the hardest she’s made as a state lawmaker.

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