local history Archives
When Civic Plaza was built, downtown finally had its meeting spot. But the story may be ending for the looming clock tower and often-dry fountain.
The Booker T. Washington Community Center closed its doors in February 1956. It took just over 34 years for ground to break on something to replace it. But the couple […]
Johnson Street bridge improvements took 20 years to plan. Construction delays and political squabbles turned it into a project to forget.
The homecoming queen didn’t receive her honors, and the football crowd was subdued. Racial tensions were at a boiling point in 1969 Elkhart.
Cameras, lights, wires and microphones fill the lounge area at the Dunlap Branch one early summer morning. A film crew for Siemens Healthineers prepares to record their latest interview on […]
The library bookmobile was invented right here in Elkhart. A century later, it's now the vehicle for Free Books to Feed Minds.
Ernie Pyle was a legendary writer, but he often told friends the best newsman he knew worked in Elkhart, Ind.
The hotel never quite delivered on its promise, but it gave life to the city's biggest event.
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 […]