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GOSHEN — Goshen Redevelopment Commission members took another step forward Tuesday regarding plans for the construction of a pedestrian crosswalk and turn lanes on U.S. 33 near Fidler Pond Park.

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A contractor has been chosen for the planned renovations of the Goshen Community Schools tennis courts.

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The southeast corner of Berkey Avenue and Greene Road will see several road restrictions in the coming two weeks following action by the Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety Monday afternoon.

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GOSHEN — Goshen College students, faculty and community members will focus on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and explore the theme “King: The Man, The Motive, The Movement,” during the campus’ annual public celebration events Sunday and Monday.

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ELKHART — When a child is having to go through the Elkhart County courts system, whether it be for foster care or obtaining services, adult court advocates can be a grounding and comforting source of support.

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INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana legislator who says she was groped at a bar by state Attorney General Curtis Hill wants to make it easier to remove some state officeholders from their positions.

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UPDATE: On Friday afternoon, the Elkhart County Sheriff's Office clarified Joshua Perry was booked on the warrants, but not incarcerated at the Jail. Meaning, county police took him into custody and entered him into the system while he continues to receive medical treatment at a hospital in …

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GOSHEN — Investigators may release details next week about an incident in which a Goshen police officer fired a gun after a pursuit and a suspect was treated for injuries. Whether the suspect was shot, and what prompted the officer to open fire are questions awaiting answers.

GOSHEN — An Elkhart man faces more than 20 years in prison for his role in a bank robbery in which another man was killed, as well as for violating his probation. The robbery charge amounted to less than half of the total sentence, though.

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DUNLAP — The Indiana Fire Marshal’s office has joined an investigation into a fire that destroyed a building at a wood-pallet business in Dunlap Monday night. This was the second large fire at the company, Recycled/New Pallets Inc., in three years.

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MIDDLEBURY — The days of sharing athletic facilities will soon be over at Northridge High School. Following its second public meeting Tuesday, the Middlebury Community Schools Board of Education voted to move forward with the $15 million plan to build new outdoor facilities, which will inclu…

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Indiana high school students on average graduated at a slightly higher rate in 2018 than they did the previous year, a statistic that appears to hold true for most local high schools as well.

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INDIANAPOLIS — As Alivia Stahl and her twin 6-year-old brothers crossed a two-lane Fulton County road to board their school bus on Oct. 30, the driver of an oncoming Toyota Tacoma apparently failed to respond to the flashing lights of the bus.

NAPPANEE — Nappanee Mayor Phil Jenkins released an announcement Monday declaring his intent to run for re-election.

Other local briefs include: • Hospital receives excellence designation • Grant from Kohl’s helps Beacon • Parkview Heart receives recognition

Other local briefs include: • Knights to host fish fry • Several events planned at Goshen VFW • Lehman named to dean’s list • Students make good grades • Dean’s list released • Needlework enthusiasts meet monthly

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ELKHART — Ten fire departments responded to a fire coming from the Recycled/New Pallets Inc. building on C.R. 45 just south of the U.S. 20 bypass Monday night. The Concord Township Fire Department were the first ones on the scene when the fire started just past 6 p.m.

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Entering and exiting Linway Plaza via the main entrance along Lincoln Avenue will be a bit more difficult over the next two weeks following action by the Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety Monday afternoon.

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ANDERSON — As Hoosier winters continue to remain warmer and the start of spring becomes unpredictable, research suggests climate change threatens Indiana songbirds.

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LAGRANGE — A 70-year-old LaGrange man was stabbed during a fight in the 6200 block of East C.R. 200 South at 4:35 p.m. Saturday. His alleged assailant was later arrested.

MILLERSBURG — Some felt their houses shake, some heard windows rattle, and many others paused in alarm or curiosity after some kind of loud sonic incident or situation or … something … erupted apparently in an area east and south of the Goshen Municipal Airport Saturday afternoon.

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GOSHEN — Bill Overhulser has spent much of his life as an aviator. He began building and flying planes when he owned Del Rey Industries in the 1960s. Even after retirement, he was a self-supporting missionary pilot, making trips in his Helio Courier to Central American countries including Gu…

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County is facing a significant lack of available bus drivers, forcing local school corporations to navigate the troubling transportation woes that inevitably result from such a shortage.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Community Schools Board of Education held a public meeting Friday afternoon to discuss the ongoing project proposal for new outdoor athletic facilities and renovations at Northridge Middle School.

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SYRACUSE — The beach area at Oakwood Resort will be the site for a Polar Plunge Fundraiser Jan. 26.

GOSHEN — An Elkhart man will spend about two years in jail for his conviction in a robbery case.

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