But as we shut down our “bureau” at the Maple Lane Apartments and cease our regular reporting trips, we’d like to thank you for sharing your stories and lives with us this past year.
“The Elkhart Project” would not have been possible without your help.
From civic and government leaders, to our partners at The Elkhart Truth, and regular folks in all corners of the county, you opened doors and shared your experiences with us even, speaking frankly even when reality was painful.
Through your lives, Americans got a glimpse of where their nation has come from and where it may be going.
A freight train passes through downtown Elkhart.
We hope they saw the same brave, proud and entrepreneurial people we got to know on our visits to Elkhart County.
Those visits are on hold for now, but not forever.
In the future, we’ll return from time to time to find out how the folks we’ve met are faring, to document Elkhart’s recovery and reinvention and to bring the stories of Main Street — your stories — to readers across the country.