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Blue Gate founder wins prestigious honor; Nappanee Apple Festival up for best in state

Posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Blue Gate founder wins prestigious honor; Nappanee Apple Festival up for best in state

  By Terry T. Mark Riegsecker earns state’s highest tourism honor Mel Riegsecker, the founder of Blue Gate Hospitality, was humbled by his selection as the 2017 recipient of the Will Koch Tourism Leadership Award, the most prestigious honor in the state of Indiana in the tourism field. “Make sure that the people that come … Continued

Insert yourself here: Top 13 places for a selfie along Heritage Trail

Posted on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Insert yourself here: Top 13 places for a selfie along Heritage Trail

By Sara Wakefield These photos are missing something – you! Rise’ n Roll, Middlebury   There’s no better way to start your day – and make all your friends #jealous. (Donut in hand required.) Essenhaus Quilt Garden, Middlebury Yes, those colors are real. Covered Bridge, Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center, Middlebury Even better, take the … Continued

Los Primos one of many great places for tacos in Indiana’s Cool North

Posted on Monday, August 14th, 2017

Los Primos one of many great places for tacos in Indiana’s Cool North

  By Marshall V. King Our taco game is strong. The thousands of votes in Taco Wars and the range of restaurants nominated in the seven counties in Indiana’s Cool North demonstrate how good we have it when it comes to those circles of tortilla, meat and toppings. We love our tacos and those places … Continued

Sculpture Challenge, Little Big Idea Grant, and more August news

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Sculpture Challenge, Little Big Idea Grant, and more August news

  By Terry T. Mark Are you up to the challenge? People from all over Elkhart County and visitors from around the country have had a great time enjoying the 57 Seward Johnson sculptures on exhibit this summer. With a couple more months to go, we have a new challenge involving the sculptures. To meet … Continued

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

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