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Friday, September 22, 2017

Brush collection will begin Monday, September 25. Please place all leaves and brush at the curb but not in the street, so as to not cause a road hazard or hinder water drainage. Brush piles placed in alleyways will not be picked up. Do not place piles around fire hydrants, mailboxes or telephone... more


Friday, September 22, 2017

Contractor Walsh & Kelly will be working on Plymouth Avenue, from Indiana Avenue to the east completing punch list items from the project completed in 2016. Flaggers will control traffic during the lane restrictions. Work will begin Monday, Sept. 25 through Friday, Sept. 29 from 8:30 a.m.... more


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Goshen City Cemeteries is pleased to announce an open house for the new Violett Cemetery Cremation Garden on Friday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. During that time a staff member will be on hand to answer questions about the garden for members of the public. The cremation garden, built over... more

Upcoming Events All »

Goshen Housing Authority Board meeting

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7:00am

Board of Zoning Appeals meeting

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 4:00pm

Redevelopment Commission - Special meeting

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 3:00pm

Jessica King

A BIG Thank You to the Kercher Family for sponsoring this storm drain art!

Artist Bio

Born and raised in Castalia, Ohio (near Cedar Point), Jessica’s love for art began at young age. Doodles in the Sunday bulletins turned into three Governor Show pieces in high school, to having ceramic pieces in the Springfield Art Museum during college. A Religion major with a Art minor from Wittenberg University, Jessica had great aspirations of going onto graduate school in ceramics with the hopes of one day teaching art. However, God had other plans for Jessica’s life. With a divinity degree in hand from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Jessica now finds ways to express her creativity through her ministry as one of the pastors at Faith Lutheran Church in Goshen; she especially enjoys capturing the imperfectly perfect moments of life through photography, painting, and doodling while prepping for her sermons.

Artist's Reflection

I chose to take a whimsical approach to the theme “A Great Place to Explore.” I decided to put together two unlikely creatures, a hippopotamus and a frog, that need water to survive and have them explore our storm drains and the city of Goshen. I chose these two animals to represent the diversity of animals that are affected by what we put in our storm drains. As they float along the storm drains in an umbrella the frog keeps an eye out for all of the unique places to explore while the hippopotamus reads a book that he picked up from the Goshen Library.

Playing off of one of my favorite children’s book authors Dr Seuss, I wrote the slogan “protect our rivers here and there don’t pollute them anywhere,” as a reminder that not only do we need to protect our rivers starting at the rivers themselves but also at our storm drains. We need to be aware of what we place in our waterways can harm everything that lives in or around them.


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