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After contentious lengthy debate Saturday morning, the Elkhart County Council voted to move forward with consolidating the county's courts at a single location and that would remove the presence of the courts from the downtown areas in Elkhart and Goshen. Several of the council members abstained from voting altogether. 

Support for WVPE is provided by Bethany Christian Schools, a private school for grades 4-12 located in Goshen, Indiana. The school is featuring an open house on Sunday, November 8th from 1-3pm for prospective students and their parents to tour the school and meet the faculty and staff.

Photo Of The Week - An Autumn Bike Ride

Oct 22, 2020
Jill Collins

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week captures the colorful image of an autumn bike ride in Michiana. Thanks to 17-year-old Jill Collins of Sturgis, Michigan, for this submission. The photo was taken on Oct. 12th just north of Goshen on the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail.

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of. 

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

(Justin Hicks/IPB News)

Goshen, Indiana, is a little blue dot in a mostly red, rural county. Its Main Street is a simple two-lane street, but gets a lot of traffic being one of the most direct ways in and out of town. 

Gemma DiCarlo / WVPE Public Radio

Ivy Tech Community College broke ground on a new 10,000 square foot training lab in Goshen Wednesday.



On a Friday evening in late June, Liliana Quintero received a call from one of the Spanish interpreters working at a COVID-19 testing site in Goshen, Indiana. The area has one of Indiana’s higher Latinx populations and higher rates of COVID-19 cases, according to state data.

Goshen Still Dealing With Old Coal-Storage Vaults

Aug 17, 2020

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Goshen still has more than two dozen underground coal-storage vaults that need addressing more than eight years after a man walking on a sidewalk plunged into one of the chambers. Goshen officials began inspecting the vaults after that July 2012 accident, which led to a cost-sharing program to fill in the most dangerous vaults. Thirty vaults were closed by the time the cost-sharing program ended in 2018.

Justin Hicks/WVPE


The Indiana State Dept. of Health is hosting the following free drive-thru clinics next week: This comes after some clinics in Indiana have been impacted by the recent heat and have had to curtail hours. 



Team Rehabilitation

223 Chicago Ave.

July 13-17 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.



North Side Gymnasium

300 Lawrence St.

July 13-17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Annacaroline Caruso / WVPE Public Radio

The Goshen Board of Public Works members voted Monday night against a Black Lives Matter mural being painted on Main Street in the downtown area for what they described as safety reasons. 

Image provided by DOJ

The Dept. of Justice out of South Bend issued a release regarding charges against a Goshen man accused of an investment fraud scheme that started in 2012.

(You can read more from the DOJ release below.)  

Earl D. Miller, 40, of Goshen, Indiana was charged by way of an Indictment with 6 counts of wire fraud, 1 count of securities fraud, and 1 count of bankruptcy fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. 


Goshen Councilman Tests Positive For COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020
City of Goshen

Today Goshen's mayor announced that a fellow city leader tested positive for the coronavirus.

Photo Of The Week - 'Iceberg Swans'

Mar 26, 2020
Paul Steury, Goshen


WVPE's Photo of the Week comes from a pond in Goshen. Paul Steury captured this image late in November of 2019 right outside his back door. The waterfowl are featured prominently. Ducks in the foreground and swans in the background. Paul calls them "iceberg swans."  

Do you have a photo to share? 

Email photos to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Annacaroline Caruso / WVPE News

Goshen residents stood out on their front porches Sunday evening, singing to each other. The inspiration came from viral videos of Italians playing music from their balconies despite being quarantined for Coronavirus.

More Schools In Elkhart County Closing

Mar 14, 2020

Today Elkhart Community Schools, Concord Community Schools and Goshen Community Schools announced closures until mid April.

Elkhart County Moves Forward with Courts Consolidation

Feb 25, 2020


Elkhart County is moving forward in the planning process to consolidate County Courts into one location.


The plan is to eliminate the Elkhart and Goshen courthouses and instead  have all the County’s courts in one space.

“Both buildings are old," County Commissioner Mike Yoder said. "And especially the building in Elkhart has become a maintenance dollar blackhole, it’s not a good work environment for our employees, and there’s no way to meet current Indiana Supreme Court guidelines for security.”

Photo Of The Week - Bright Light & Backyard Snow

Jan 30, 2020
Dave Coyne, Goshen

Goshen artist Dave Coyne submitted WVPE's latest Photo of the Week. This is an image Dave captured on the back deck of his home on a snowy January night a couple years ago. All of us have some favorite photos that we took that may not be recent, but stand the test of time. 

Do you have a throwback photo you just can't bear to delete? If so, let us see it. We'd love to see your recent images too. 

Email images to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Photo Of The Week - A Rainy Night In Goshen

Jan 16, 2020
Cyndi Holther

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week features a rainy night in Goshen on January 10th of this year. Bright lights and reflections on the wet pavement make for a colorful photo submission by Cyndi Holther of Sturgis, Michigan. 

We'd love to see and share your images with the WVPE audience. Email images to wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Please send images in .jpg format and scale down any image that is larger than 2 mb in size.

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An Automotive parts company in Goshen is one step closer to getting a tax abatement to help with a $26 million expansion. 

Benteler Automotive is an Austrian company with a plant in Goshen. It makes parts for car manufacturers like Ford, Honda, and Toyota.

Goshen Preserves Land To Prevent Flooding

Jan 8, 2020

Goshen City Council approved the purchase of a piece of land along a creek Tuesday night to prevent it from being developed. 

First Latino On Goshen City Council

Dec 31, 2019

The City of Goshen will have its first ever Latino city council member come January.

Old Juvenile Detention Center In Goshen To Be Demolished

Dec 17, 2019

Elkhart County officials opened bids Monday for a contract to demolish the former juvenile detention center in Goshen. 

The old county jail is connected to the juvenile detention center. The old jail has been empty for about 14 years but the juvenile inmates were recently transferred to a new center that opened in Elkhart.

Annacaroline Caruso

A Goshen woman spent 15 seasons working in Antarctica.  She’s back and shared her story with a group of environmentalists in Elkhart Wednesday.

Community members concerned about the state of the environment meet up in Elkhart every month for a group discussion called Sound of the Environment.

Goshen Plants Community Orchard

Nov 25, 2019
Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio


Volunteers and city officials planted trees in Goshen Monday morning, it's the beginnings of the city’s new public orchard.

Tiny trees, little more than sticks, rise out of donuts of mulch at Abshire Park in Goshen. It’s the beginnings of an Orchard that will be tended, and harvested by the public. 

The project is the brainchild of Goshen resident Patrick Coonan. It’s funded by a $30,000 grant provided by Enterprise through the Arbor Day Foundation. 

Annacaroline Caruso/WVPE News

An elderly Goshen resident and former music teacher got the chance to play with the Goshen High School Orchestra Friday morning. 

David Scudder is 80-years-old and uses a wheelchair to get around - but that didn’t stop him from tapping his foot to the beat of the Goshen High School orchestra.


The Michiana Pottery Tour includes more than 30 artists at seven locations across northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. The two day tour takes place on the final Saturday and Sunday of September every year.

This year's tour is Saturday, September 28 from 10 AM thru 5 PM EST and Sunday, September 29 from 11 AM thru 4 PM EST.

There are seven different locations on the tour, with each location featuring multiple artists. Most of the locations are in or near Goshen, IN. About one hours drive separates the two farthest locations.

Goshen Worm Farm Passes Half-Ton of Waste Diverted

Aug 14, 2019
Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio


  In an upstairs apartment on a quiet residential street in Goshen is a room full of worms. They belong to AJ Delgadillo. He estimates his 14 worm boxes hold about 17,000 worms. “I knew that I just was not going to become zero waste. That wasn’t possible for my life, but if someone can be zero waste, I can be better.”


Delgadillo recently passed a milestone of diverting half a ton of waste from landfills.

LaPorte Municipal Airport (via Facebook)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The latest round of federal airport infrastructure grants to Indiana includes $4.74 million to Indianapolis International Airport for taxiway and apron rehabilitation and security enhancements.

The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday announced a total of $478 million in infrastructure grants nationwide, including more than $17 million for Indiana.

Schools Raise Pay, Offer Incentives To Attract Bus Drivers

Jul 28, 2019
Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo


ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Some Indiana school districts are raising pay to keep and attract bus drivers.

Doug Thorne, chief of staff at Elkhart Community Schools, says there's a significant shortage of people in the U.S. who have a commercial driver's license.

A new driver will get $19.99 per hour after 55 days in Elkhart. The top rate is $22.47 per hour. There's also a $250 bonus per semester under certain conditions.

Indiana Joins Nationwide Candlelight Vigil Against Migrant Detention Camps

Jul 13, 2019
Lauren Chapman/IPB News


Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio


This weekend the skies above the Goshen Airport will again be filled with radio controlled aircraft. This time for Air Supremacy over Goshen.

There will be as many as a dozen planes in the air at once over Goshen. More than 300 RC aircraft are at the airport this weekend.