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Archive for February, 2011
Driver-Central Transport Open House. Mon-Fri 8AM to 8PM or by appointment, anytime. Located at: 19819 South M-239, New Buffalo, MI 49117. 1-800-331-1176. We are seeking drivers for Dedicated Road/Dock positions for our new terminal in New Buffalo. These are not seasonal positions but career opportunities for those looking for long-term employment. $500 Sign-On Bonus. Home [...]
February’s blizzard dropped more than a foot of snow across much of the region, and high winds complicated the clean-up. Elkhart County declared a snow emergency and local schools along with several businesses and organizations remained closed last Wednesday and Thursday. There is a chance of snow again this Sunday and temperatures will dip below [...]
The winner of the Bristol Elementary Spelling Bee was Nicole Mishler. Nicole is a 6th grade student at Bristol. She also competed in the Elkhart County Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 19th at Memorial High School. Nicole won the spelling bee with the word aeronautical. The runner-up was Raven Duncan.
Boy Scout Troop 31 & Cub Scout Pack 31 wants to wish the patrons of Bristol a Happy & Safe New Year!
PACK 31: We have Pinewood Derby competitors! Mr. Garner & Mr. Johnson from our Bristol Police Dept. decided to take on the Cub Scouts and beat them in their Pinewood Derby this year. Who’s [...]
In 2010, the Purdue Alumni Club Foundation of Elkhart County awarded 28 scholarships totaling $17,000 to local students. The club hopes to exceed that feat in 2011. Laurie Sula, Treasurer of the Foundation, says the members are very proud that the club, which was founded in 2001, has already been able to touch the lives [...]
A developing scenario in Congress and the postal service is exactly what many Bristol area residents have been concerned about for more than a year. An article in the January 24, 2011 issue of The Wall Street Journal bears the following headline: “Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands of Post Offices.”
The story’s second paragraph states: “Beginning [...]
-Fluid Fun Canoe & Kayak plays important roll in community
For more then 25 years my family and I have enjoyed spending weekends and even whole vacations in the area around Bristol and Elkhart. We love the recreational and shopping opportunities we have found and it’s our intention to continue to visit for many years to [...]
Bert Molner and Sharon Dawson together create a welcoming atmosphere for current and new clients alike in their office conveniently located in downtown Bristol on Vistula Street. (Photo by Laurie Eads)
Bert Molner, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Bristol, has accepted an invitation to become a limited partner with Edward Jones Investments, the [...]
On January 6 Elkhart County prosecutors charged Tyrice Halliburton, 29, with murder in the March 2008 death of Sheena Kiska. At that time Halliburton and Kiska occupied adjoining apartments in the River Shores complex (now called Golfview Apartments) in Bristol.
Halliburton was one of two habitual criminals mentioned in a civil lawsuit filed in Elkhart Superior [...]
Hope everyone fared well during the Blizzard of 2011! This article will be short, just like the month. I just finished training last week in administering vaccinations and it was exciting. My hope is that by this fall, I will be certified and ready to give flu and pneumonia injections for adults on a [...]
The selective enforcement efforts will be reduced over the next couple of months and during the inclement weather. Vehicle crashes are up in 2011. So far this year we are two and one half times higher than 2010. In 2010 on the 31st of January, we had investigated 8 crashes. January 31, 2011 we have [...]
Three new members of the Bristol Town Council attended their first meeting on January 20. They are (from left) Cathy Burke, Delbert Shrock, and Ann Andre. Floyd Lynch (far right), the only holdover from 2010, was elected president of the council for 2011. (Photo by Jim Nickel)
As the first order of business at the [...]
Representatives of Kem Krest, a company with headquarters on Toledo Road in Elkhart, attended the April 20 meeting of the Bristol Town Council (BTC) to present a request for a tax abatement.
The company is considering expanding its operations into the former Gunite building, located at the far western end of Earthway Drive in Bristol. The [...]
Above, Bristol posse members participate in many local events including the Elkhart County 4-H Fair and Bristol’s Homecoming Festival. (Photo provided)
Marshal Michael Swallow has announced that the Bristol Police Department (BPD) is accepting applications for openings in its two volunteer units, the Reserves and the Mounted Posse. Interested persons can contact Swallow or Corporal Skyler [...]
-By Carol Willis
Carol Willis is a freelance writer and editor. She specializes in written communications for businesses and nonprofits and other editorial projects. Carol also is the development director at Church Community Services.
“A Dumpster by Any Other Name: Would It Smell as Sweet?”
Here we are again, the day before the [...]
The Elkhart County Historical Museum invites local authors, artists, and fine crafters to take part in our 9th Annual Authors and Artists Bazaar to be held on Sunday, March 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Bazaar is a chance for the community to meet local talent and purchase their latest works.
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The Elkhart County Historical Museum is having a corn husk doll workshop on Thursday, February 10 from 7:00–9:00 p.m. Participants will get to make their own corn husk doll to take home and display.
The making of corn husks dolls is very old craft that began here in the Americas. Corn (maize) was first domesticated in [...]
-Bicycle Club is Welcoming New Members
Do you enjoy biking and learning about how your bike works? Then 4-H Bicycle Club is for you! The club meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month, January to July, at the fairgrounds. Cold weather months provide a time to learn about how your bike works and the [...]
We will be open our regular hours on President’s Day, February 21st.
TEEN NEWS Teens will meet to play Wii or watch a movie, play board and card games, and have a snack on Thursdays at 6:00 P.M.
BOOK CLUB February’s selection is “Hoot”, by Carl Hiaasen. Join us for some lively discussion on February 9th [...]
The Middlebury Men’s Club will host their 19th Annual VALENTINE’S DANCE to be held on February 12 from 8 p.m. to Midnight at the American Legion Post 210 in Middlebury and the PUBLIC IS WELCOME. Plans include music provided by “Total Recall” playing all your favorite tunes. Plans also include snack foods, cash bar, 50/50 [...]
We, the Friends of the Bristol Public Library, would like to advise the community of the following:
A group of volunteers formed in 2010 to become The Friends of the Bristol Public Library, presently meeting four times per year. Our next meeting is on February 22, the last Tuesday in February, at 7:00 pm in the [...]
Daryl Shrock, director of the Bristol Public Library, has been pleased with the quality of the “excellent” responses she has received from patrons in the recent survey regarding future library services. About 45 persons have taken the time to give “caring” and “worthwhile” comments about the library’s reaction to possible reductions in its budget.
However, because [...]
What a winter we have had! The groundhog didn’t see his shadow but spring seems like it will never get here. While there isn’t much we can do outside to our lawns or gardens, we can be preparing ourselves for the spring rush. The catalogs have arrived, and some home improvement and garden shows are [...]
Above: Indiana Conservation Officers Nathan Hooley (L) (kosciusko County) and Dustin Whitehead (R) (Elkhart County) help Conservation Officer diver Jon Engle of Wabash onto the ice after a practice ice dive Thursday on Lake Wawasee. (Photo provided) In addition to Engle, three other conservation officer divers braved the 20 degree air [...]