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GOSHEN — When Radio Horizonte first took to the airwaves in 2016, the studio was tucked into a tight space inside The Famous Building, and it wasn't long before the president of the station, Manuel Cortez, was looking to expand. In the summer of 2017, Cortez and vice president Giovani Munoz …

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GOSHEN — This week, students Model Elementary School wrote letters to military veterans, thanking them for their service. To find recipients, Principal Tami Hicks wrote up a list of veterans within Goshen Community Schools, including faculty and parents of students.

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GOSHEN — Sandra Cortez, a sophomore nursing major from Elkhart, was among a group of first-generation students from Indiana’s independent colleges and universities honored at the 29th annual “Realizing the Dream” banquet Nov. 3 in Indianapolis.

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Local veterans will be honored during services and luncheons Sunday and Monday. The following is a list of those events.

Local briefs also include: • BMV closed today for Veterans Day • Friends, Family, Veterans Day Sunday • GPL search committee meeting Monday • ‘Diabetes, Heart Disease and You’ set • Wellness event Wednesday

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GOSHEN — Two outgoing Elkhart County office holders will pass their batons to key staff members following the 2018 elections.

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A referendum aimed at raising funds for improved student safety within the Wa-Nee School Corporation was passed overwhelmingly Tuesday by district voters.

ELKHART — In 2013, Chris and Kristin Dutton began the All 4 Alice Bowling Benefit in remembrance of their mother, Alice Dutton, who died in 2012 from complications of breast cancer.

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ELKHART — Two Elkhart police officers who punched a handcuffed man in the face more than 10 times will face criminal charges — 11 months after the fact, and only after the South Bend Tribune requested video of the incident as part of an ongoing investigation with ProPublica.

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WARSAW — A northern Indiana judge is allowing a man who was 15 when he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of his stepfather to enter home detention earlier than expected.

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It seemed like the entire town of Milford turned out Monday to see one of their own, Dan Levernier, be awarded the French Legion of Honor — France’s highest honor — for his service in helping to liberate the country from Nazi occupation during World War II.

FORT WAYNE — A charge ran through a crowd of supporters after President Trump rallied them to the polls at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne Monday, the night before Election Day.

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The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Here is a list of Elkhart County polling locations as provided by the county clerk's website. Registered voters in the county can vote at any of the vote centers.

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WARSAW — Grace College and Mission Point Community Church in Winona Lake are partnering to sponsor the ninth-annual Supermarket Sweep Wednesday at Owen’s Market, 2211 E. Center St., Warsaw.

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GOSHEN — Residents didn’t need a medical degree or be part of a surgical team to explore the inner workings of the human heart this weekend. Instead, staff from Goshen Health used a giant replica to give people an up close and personal view of the structure of the heart.

DUNLAP — First-graders at Concord West Side Elementary School celebrated the 50th day of school in style Monday with a 1950s sock hop. Students dressed in poodle skirts and leather vests as they danced in the gymnasium to imitate the fad from 60 years ago.

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GOSHEN — Four local high school marching bands will travel to Indianapolis Saturday, where they’ll compete in ISSMA’s Open Class Marching Band State Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium. Band directors shared details of their respective shows and preparations being made ahead of the state stage.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart residents Doug Graham, Republican, and Democrat Ralph Spelbring will compete for the Elkhart County Council District 1 seat in Tuesday’s election.

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GOSHEN — The third annual Day of the Dead celebration kicked off Thursday evening at the Ivy Tech Community College's community center, organized by the Latino Student Alliance on campus.

Other local briefs include: • Stuff-A-Bus, help those in need • Tech Committee to meet • Tree board to meet • Beaman Home leader resigns • Sip & Shop Nov. 10 • TCC store to honor veterans

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GOSHEN — Relieved. It’s the word used by those who knew Goshen College Professor James Miller after learning Tuesday a Goshen man was arrested for his 2011 murder.

BENTON — A record-keeping error caused The Goshen News to leave Steven Edwards out of the Fairfield school board District II candidate response story published in Wednesday’s edition on page A1. Edwards’ responses to those questions are below.

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