Elkhart and Kosciusko Edition

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How Rick Paczkowski saved KHCH

“What am I doing here?” That’s the question Rick Paczkowski asked God and himself soon after accepting the executive director position at Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, Incorporated in 2004.



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Great-grandpa and the one-horse buggy

Only photos from long ago can give this writer a glimpse into the past and the pre-horseless carriage days.

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Lighten your load and life by decluttering

It started out innocently enough, said 75-year-old Dr. Jep Hostetler of Goshen. “As a magician, I thought it would be fun to collect miniature rabbits.

A day at the falls

On our way home from Toronto last summer we stopped on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation — Niagara Falls.

Days at the Dixie remembered

It was some 60 plus years ago, if I recall the family history correctly, that mom’s brother (my uncle), Dorman Bowers, stopped in at the Dixie Sandwich Shop in Elkhart.

The Brandy Boys: Half a century of exercise and camaraderie

Every Saturday without fail, the boys occupy a pair of tennis courts for two hours of doubles competition, followed by breakfast at a liquor-licensed eatery where they indulge in their morning repast, fellowship and an obligatory toast of brandy.

Wildlife painter Jeffrey Klinefelter achieves national recognition

“I was a Boy Scout and enjoyed the outdoors,” Jeffrey Klinefelter said. Since 1997 he has served on the board of the Potawatomi Wildlife Park as a representative of the Etna Green Lions Club.


Anniversaries & Birthdays

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Sheriff Brad Rogers: A faithful public servant

Rogers, 53, wouldn’t think about occupying his office overlooking the county jail without being armed with the faith that has guided him since he became a Christian at age 14.

A truly everlasting love

Perry Ray and Wonda Rogers of Warsaw loved to document their lives together, a tradition that started many years ago.


Anniversary & Birthday Dates

Hard work, dedication lead to success

Jackie Fiedeke-Warrior, at 68, has seen her markets change dramatically over the years. Her professional career has a been a series of trial and error decisions, but that is to be expected when breaking into a new market at a young age.

Jeff Corn and the early days of snowmobiling in Indiana

The Lakeland Snowmobile Club, the oldest such club in Indiana, was formed in about 1970, largely because of the activities of Corn’s family business.

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Serita Miner: Wielding the weapon of prayer

Miner and three of her friends have met regularly over the past couple years, lifting each other, their families, their communities and the nation through intercessory petition to the throne of God.