Friday, May 25, 2018
Date: Monday, May 28, 2018 Place: Police and Courts Building, Goshen, IN to Oakridge Cemetery As a combined project, the Goshen VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), American Legion and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) are again this year, putting together the Memorial Day Observance. The day's events... more
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Hours of operation at the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Elkhart and South Bend will change over the Memorial Day weekend. The changed hours for both recovery centers are as follows: Sunday & Monday, May 27 & 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The DRCs are at the following addresses: ELKHART... more
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
[caption id="attachment_1790" align="alignnone" width="625"] Mayor Jeremy Stutsman and current youth adviser Jason Barahona pose with the four youth adviser candidates at Goshen High School. Pictured, from left, are Felix Perez Diener, Ben Bontrager-Singer, Mayor Jeremy Stutsman, Youth Adviser Jason... more
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.
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.