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Things to Know (About Us!): Heather Brenneman Miles

If you recently passed through Elkhart County, Indiana, you may have been lucky enough to catch one of the nation’s largest 4-H county fairs! The 4‑H organization began more than 100 years ago, and since then, it has become the nation’s largest… Read More
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Things to Know (About Us!): Kathy Spray

Summer is for making a different kind of memories. Backyard camping, beach days, and unforgettable vacations. Kathy Spray and her daughter, Samantha, recently spent a few incredible days down south. Samantha’s lifelong dance career culminated in a… Read More
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Things to Know (About Us!): Lee Flaherty

As the weather warms and the sun comes out again, many of us are taking life back outside, which was recently the case for Tim and Lee Flaherty! A couple of weeks ago, the Flahertys accompanied Lee’s brother and sister-in-law to explore downtown De… Read More
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Things to Know (About Us!): Dirk Beamer

Each spring, Hope Lutheran Church’s teen performing arts group, The Edge, presents an original musical production written by Dirk and Jessica Beamer. Like so many other events, last year’s show fell victim to the pandemic and had to be cancelled.… Read More
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Things to Know (About Us!): Kathy Spray

Last year, high school seniors experienced a reimagined graduation ceremony. Some events went virtual, and others took the form of drive-through celebrations. While things seem to be steadily improving, many are again faced with tough decisions for t… Read More
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Things to Know (About Us!): Lauren Woirol

When everything changed last year, many felt motivated to do more to support the people in their community who were struggling, especially those facing food insecurity. It was out of that desire to help that Lasagna Love was born. Lasagna Love began… Read More
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Things to Know (About Us!): Wright Beamer

Nothing about last year was typical. The holidays, though, are always a time for traditions and making new memories. While we could not celebrate exactly as we had hoped, we all found ways to make the season bright: Tim and Lee Flaherty went to Mass… Read More
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Things to Know (About Us!): Lauren Woirol

This has been a year of finding new joy. Although so much has changed about our favorite things, we have not stopped pursuing life’s simple pleasures. Movie theaters across the country remain shuttered, taking with them the nostalgic smells of popc… Read More
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Things to Know (About Us!): Duane Reynolds

In the summer of 1968, shortly after the U.S. entered the Viet Nam War, a young Duane Reynolds joined the Army. He spent basic training in Fort Knox before being sent to Missouri to train as a combat engineer responsible for building field fortificat… Read More
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Things to Know (About Us!): Donna Stewart

We all know about donating blood to help support the efforts of the American Red Cross. What may be less known is the equally important need for platelet donations. Platelets function to help our body form clots and stop bleeding. This becomes even m… Read More
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