Arden Erickson Archives

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.

Palm Sunday tornadoes revealed Huffman’s strong will and steady hand

The Palm Sunday tornadoes brought death and destruction to Indiana in 1965. The photographer capturing that history had a story of his own.

Ben Barnes ‘was second to none, but never better than anyone else’

Role model, author, leader - Ben Barnes was a powerful and caring presence for Elkhart