LOCAL BRIEFS: April 16, 2022 | News

Leadership camps scheduled for June

ELKHART — Elkhart County students currently enrolled in seventh and eighth grades are invited to register and attend the Indiana Sheriffs Association’s 43rd Annual Youth Leadership Camp taking place in June.

Sponsored by the Indiana Sheriff’s Association, students will have the opportunity to meet law enforcement professionals and learn about law enforcement through exhibits, career, leadership skills, an obstacle course, swimming, walking and other recreational activities, according to a press release. .

As in past years, two separate camps will be offered this year. A northern session will take place June 13-16 and will be located at Pine Creek Camp in Pine Village (Warren County).

A southern session will be held June 28-30 and will be located at Waycross Episcopal Camp in Morgantown, Brown County.

Those interested in attending should contact the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office at 574-891-2300 or the Indiana Sheriff’s Association at 800-622-4779 for nominations. The cost is $25 and applications must be sent to the Indiana Sheriff’s Association office by June 1 for North Camp and June 15 for South Camp. For interested students who do not have the ability to pay, they may be eligible for sponsorship through their local sheriff.

Council of the municipal park to meet

ELKHART — The Elkhart City Park Board of Directors will meet Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the council chambers at 229 S. Second St.

The meeting will be held electronically via Webex and Facebook Live, according to a press release. The public can view and attend the meeting by going to the following link: https://coei.webex.com.

The event number is 157 658 8380 and the password is parks21. To view the meeting on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CityofElkhartIN.

The public will have the opportunity to submit comments via the WebEx chat box and via Facebook Live, which will be monitored throughout the meeting. All questions will be addressed during the public comment portion of the meeting.

The library board will meet on Monday

MILFORD — The Milford Public Library board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will take place in the library meeting room at 101 N. Main St., according to a news release.

Park friends to accommodate the speaker

BRISTOL – The community is invited to join Friends of Elkhart County Park on April 30 at 2 p.m. to explore the topic of climate change with Earlham College professor Dr. Scott Hess.

The free event will take place in the auditorium of the Elkhart County Historical Museum, 304 W. Vistula St., Bristol, according to a press release.

“The conference will address how humans imagine (and represent) climate change and why it matters, including various forms of public discourse as well as literature, film and the visual arts,” the statement read. “It will explore how people with different cultural identities – including political affiliations, educational backgrounds, races and socio-economic situations – tend to react differently to climate change.”

Friends of Elkhart County Parks is a non-profit organization that received an Indiana Humanities Grant to sponsor this Earth Month event. Hess was chosen as the speaker because of his expertise in the field of environmental humanities and 18th and 19th century literature. He earned his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. At Earlham, he teaches environmental courses such as American Literature and Ecology, Imagining Climate Change and Race, Ethnicity and Nature in American Literature, among others, the statement added.

For more information, call 574-535-6458 or to learn about upcoming programs and department activities, visit elkhartcountyparks.org.