2023-02-08 E-Edition

Essenhaus mentioned in travel book

Travel writer Jamie Ward knows the ins and outs of northern Indiana, and put a few local touches in her recent release, “100 Things To Do In Indiana Before You Die.” She was invited to Pajama Day, an annual morning sales event designed to encourage locals and guests to shop in Shipshewana, by the LaGrange County Convention and Visitors Bureau. […]

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ opening Feb. 24 at Bristol Opera House

Elkhart Civic Theatre brings Ken Ludwig’s adaption of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express” to the Bristol Opera House stage, 210 E. Vistula St., Bristol, for two weekends, Feb. 24-26 and March 3-5. The show is directed by John Shoup, assisted by Rick Fields. Adapted for the stage at the request of the Agatha Christie estate, Ken Ludwig’s version […]

MCS activity center plans progress

The Middlebury Community Schools Board contracted with Ziolkowski Construction, South Bend, to construct an activities center at Northridge High School. Construction will begin as soon as March or April, said Superintendent Jayson Snyder. The activity center will be located on the southeast corner of the campus near the pool, attached to Northridge High School. When presented, the space was suggested […]

King health bill advances

The Indiana House of Representatives advanced State Rep. Joanna King’s proposed legislation to increase Hoosiers’ access to health care across the state. It will now be considered by the Indiana Senate. King, a member of the House Public Health Committee, authored House Bill 1372 that would implement a centralized credentialing process for health insurance companies, known as Medicaid Managed Care […]

Don Smucker

Don Royce Smucker, 94 and longtime resident of Middlebury, passed away on February 4, 2023, at Hubbard Hill Estates, Elkhart. He was born on November 16, 1928, to Ora and Minnie (Farver) Smucker. On December 29, 1951, he married Berneita L. Gorden, who passed away on January 27, 2022. Survivors are their son, Ted (Teresa) Smucker of Cassopolis, Michigan; daughter, […]

Harley Miller

Harley Jay Miller, born March 17, 1932, age 90, of Goshen, died at 6:05 am, on Sunday, February 5, 2023. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling the arrangements.

Catherine Borkholder

Catherine Marie Borkholder, 85, of Middlebury, died at 8:53 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Online condolences may be offered at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

Vegan diet promises better health

– One World

Friday, Feb. 3, 3 p.m. – I have decided to try a vegan diet after watching “What the Health” on Netflix. So far, so good. I have not eaten any meat today. The movie, filmed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn and released in 2017, investigates social and capitalistic issues surrounding the typical American diet. Medical experts interviewed suggest a […]

County recycling facility at Fork’s closing March 27

Your Town At Work —

Middlebury’s Recycle Center located next to Fork’s County Line Store on East Warren Street will be closing on Monday, March 27, and the recycle bins will be removed. Many residents are not happy with this decision, but let’s take a look at the reasoning behind Elkhart County officials’ decision to close almost all of Elkhart County’s recycling locations. The main […]