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1969 homecoming put focus on Elkhart’s simmering race issues

The homecoming queen didn’t receive her honors, and the football crowd was subdued. Racial tensions were at a boiling point in 1969 Elkhart.

Famous Kelby Love mural defined community response to gun violence

When a 19-year-old man died tragically in September 1993, the community’s heart began to beat with purpose. Rev. Duane Beck and artist Kelby Love were anxious to help.

Summer reading creates enthusiastic readers

Amber Johnson says before the Summer Reading Challenge, getting her kids to read was a struggle.  Winning has a way of changing mindsets, though.  On July 21, the family became […]

Library bookmobile: Elkhart invented. And now reinvented.

The library bookmobile was invented right here in Elkhart. A century later, it's now the vehicle for Free Books to Feed Minds.

The best newspaperman Ernie Pyle ever knew called Elkhart home

Ernie Pyle was a legendary writer, but he often told friends the best newsman he knew worked in Elkhart, Ind.

Jazz fest delivered fantastic high notes at ill-fated Midway Motor Lodge

The hotel never quite delivered on its promise, but it gave life to the city's biggest event.

Claim your Summer Reading Challenge book rewards

Congrats on earning your free book reward for participating in the Summer Reading Challenge. Below is the list of books you have to choose from, arranged by grade or reading […]

Summer reading helps recover disrupted learning loss

Two years of pandemic disruptions to classroom learning have hurt students across the board.  Scores on IREAD – the standardized test given to third graders – have declined by six […]

Celebrate stories and storytellers ‘On The Heritage Tale’

Elkhart’s story is about to be told “On The Heritage Tale.” Authors, musicians and other creatives will be featured in a week-long celebration at the downtown library the week of […]
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