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Monday, June 18, 2018

Rieth-Riley Construction will be milling, adjusting castings, and paving Lincoln Avenue between the Elkhart River bridge and Greene Road and Greene Road from Wilden Avenue to Berkey Avenue. Indiana Avenue’s castings will also be adjusted. The schedule for the crews’ work may change due to weather. Work... more


Monday, June 18, 2018

The City of Goshen and the Goshen Salvation Army as a joint effort have designated the Salvation Army building as a cooling center today Monday, June 18, for anyone in need of shelter from the high temperatures. The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory for Elkhart County in effect until... more


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Congratulations to the newest members of the Goshen Police Department, as well as the officers who received promotions during the Monday, June 11 Board of Works and Public Safety meeting. Patrol Officer Ronnie Yoder was promoted to the rank of Detective. Probationary Patrol Officers Andrew Keim, Drew... more

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City Council meeting

Today, 7:00pm

Summer brush pickup

Monday, June 25, 2018

During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that Monday morning at 7:00 am. Brush will not be picked up in alleys and the piles should be trash free. Crews cannot access the piles if blocked by vehicles.

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, June 25, 2018, 2:00pm

Josè and Christina Elizalde

A BIG Thank You to Urban Water Resources for sponsoring this storm drain art!

Artists' Bio

José Elizalde was born in Mexico City, however, he grew-up on the South Side of Chicago. José received a BA in Hispanic Ministries with a minor in Art from Goshen College. He also attended Eastern Mennonite Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he received a M.Div. José is currently working for LaCasa, Inc. as their Community Engagement Specialist. José is a novice artist with a strong passion for art that tells a story and the struggles we humans face. He has two beautiful and talented kids: Christina Renee Elizalde and Daniel José Elizalde.

Christian R. Elizalde is eleven years old and a sixth grader at Goshen Middle School. She loves cats, volleyball and art. She also plays the cello and sings in the Shout for Joy Children’s Choir from Goshen College. She has many hopes and dreams, and hopes that whatever she does in the future, art would continue to be an essential part of her life. 

Painting Description

This painting was inspired by the first nations of the Americas and the connection they had with Mother Earth. The color combinations express this inseparable connection between nature and human. It also alludes to the essential connection we humans have between the food the earth provides and our existence. And finally, the movement of the river to the storm drain connects their past with our present, and allows the viewer to interpret it and make their own conclusions about what that all means. 

Artists' Reflection

Personally I am delighted to have been part of this wonderful project. We have highly talented people in Goshen. We are blessed to live here. And, I hope the city will continue to do similar projects in the future. 

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