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Your in-the-know guide to the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair

Posted on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Your in-the-know guide to the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair

  By Marshall V. King GOSHEN — People who have yet to visit the Elkhart County 4-H Fair often say, “Oh, I’ve been to a fair.” Those who know and love this event respond by saying, “But you haven’t been to this fair.” The fair in Goshen, which is July 21-29, 2017, has roots on … Continued

Four places in Elkhart County to explore by boat

Posted on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Four places in Elkhart County to explore by boat

  Elkhart County is full of great places to paddle. Here are four places Marshall V. King, who often paddles the Elkhart River and other local waterways, recommends that you check out: • Fidler Pond: The Goshen park rents boats for use on the deep body of water. • Elkhart River: Steve Hrynewycz of Fluid Fun, … Continued

Where to find the best fresh produce in Elkhart County

Posted on Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Where to find the best fresh produce in Elkhart County

By Amy Wenger Ah, summer … the season that seemingly takes far too long to arrive, is finally here. Folks have cleaned up their grills, brought out the patio furniture, and spent time lounging poolside basking in the long, leisurely daylight hours. And what better way to complement those summer grilling nights, cookouts and camping … Continued

Paddling Elkhart River mixes urban and rural for a new experience every trip

Posted on Monday, June 26th, 2017

Paddling Elkhart River mixes urban and rural for a new experience every trip

  By Marshall V. King The beauty of the Elkhart River isn’t that it’s just one thing. Stretches are rural and secluded. Others are lined with houses or go under major highways. The river flows, often with mild current between the Goshen Dam and Ox Bow County Park between Goshen and Elkhart. For beginner or … Continued

Enjoy a bike ride in Elkhart County whether you have nerves — or legs — of steel or not

Posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017

Enjoy a bike ride in Elkhart County whether you have nerves — or legs — of steel or not

  By Sara Wakefield I am a nervous biker. My bike-related anxieties include but are not limited to: biking close to other people, biking close to ditches, biking close to traffic, changing gears on hills, and people opening car doors for me to run into. One of my favorite things about living in Elkhart County … Continued

After 10 years, Quilt Gardens embedded in fabric of Elkhart County

Posted on Thursday, June 8th, 2017

After 10 years, Quilt Gardens embedded in fabric of Elkhart County

  By Marshall V. King Ten years of Quilt Gardens in Elkhart County has resulted in a lot of blooms, a lot of visitors and a lot of stories. Mary Ann Lienhart-Cross, Elkhart County Extension Director and an Extension educator, can tell you about the time she saw a group of Harley-Davidson riders roar up … Continued

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