Elkhart and Kosciusko Edition

A Fourth of July full of firsts

Many people celebrate the Fourth of July by going camping with their families in the warm summer air. Karen Slagle, a member of Nappanee First Brethren Church, took her very first camping trip over the Fourth of July in 1976.

Getting a large dose of patriotism

Myrl Nofziger has traveled the world, and seen many Independence Day celebrations. However, one of his favorite memories comes from when he was 20, and spent 1 1/2 years in Washington, D.C.

The Ford with the round back window

Each month Senior Life will be printing a short story by Woodworth, which relates to days gone by. This is the first of two parts on the chapter titled “The Ford with the round back window” from the book “Growin’ Up Poor.”


Send these people a card to honor them on their special day!

'Big' surprise on July Fourth

While others were out celebrating the Fourth of July in the usual ways, Pat VanDyke was recovering from her extended pregnancy at Elkhart General Hospital.

Perfecting the fine art of retirement

Bill Allen retired from the art business — making and selling custom jewelry for over 20 years — into, well, another art business.

Judson brings history to life for future generations

Mike Judson, Middlebury, has been reenacting for 19 years, focusing on the periods of the French and Indian War and the War of 1812, marking its bicentennial. On a yearly basis, he reenacts in five to six events.

A visit to Saint Michael's Church

Everyone told us we had to visit St. Michael’s Church while we were in Hamburg, Germany.

'Doc' Abel awarded Hoosier Lifetime Award

Dr. Robert M. “Doc” Abel, Wakarusa, was among the nominees and recipient for Hoosier Lifetime Award at the 18th annual Age of Excellence Awards held on May 8 in South Bend.

Cheers (June)

Wish these people special wishes for their special day!

Seniors could have trouble with paperless government

Digital technology continues to permeate every aspect of modern life. There are certainly benefits to adopting modern technology, but some seniors would rather not.

Hepler made a career on the links

Northern Indiana seems to be in the throes of pleasant, summer time weather. This, of course, means people all over the area are grabbing their golf clubs and hitting the links. And this excites Denny Hepler.

Couple feels blessed by God's direction

For two Grace College sweethearts, Donna and Tom Miller, Winona Lake is the place God has put them and they feel blessed to be there.

Local composer still captivating audiences

Howard Terrell is not sure what inspired him to begin composing music at an early age. “I just felt compelled to create,” he said.

Former Wakarusa town manager successfully transitions to RV industry

Even if he didn’t know it at the time, former Wakarusa Town Manager Tom Roeder was ready for a career change.