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Goshen News Now is a public affairs news podcast by The Goshen News in Goshen, Indiana.
52 Episodes
Host Sheila Selman talks with Myron and Dana Bontrager about their recent bicycle trip from the U.S.-Canadian border in Maine to Key West, Florida.
Elkhart County Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait talks with host Sheila Selman about her resignation following a recent Elkhart County Council meeting. She also gives an update on the current COVID status of the county.
S2E26: Suicide prevention

S2E26: Suicide prevention


Host Sheila Selman chats with suicide prevention specialists Leslie Weirich and Hannah Quinn in this week's episodes. They talk about a new program they are working with that will be going into Goshen Schools next week; a 5K taking place this Saturday in honor of Austin Weirich, who died from suicide; and military suicides.
Elkhart County Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait talks with host Sheila Selman about how Elkhart County residents can slow down the delta variant of COVID now, RSV and children's hospitals, monoclonal antibody treatment, and information on booster shots in this week's episode.
Host Sheila Selman interviews Elkhart County Health Department's Environmental Health Manager Karla Kreczmer about what it takes to keep the fair food we all enjoy safe.
Did you know the Elkhart County Health Department had a mosquito display at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair during Kid's Day Wednesday? Carrie Brunson, dubbed "the mosquito queen" by Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait, talks with us about mosquitoes, her job in capturing and studying them, and some of the nasty diseases they carry.
Elkhart County went back to yellow on the state COVID metrics scale. County health officer Dr. Bethany Wait explains why the county's numbers are going up and what the current recommendations are.
Shuffleboard competition was ready to begin Tuesday during Senior Citizen's Day at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, when host Sheila Selman caught up with shuffleboard competitors Bill Kercher and Carl Esch. The men talk about how they got into the sport and why it's so enjoyable.
Meet Blake Huston, co-owner of North American Midway Entertainment, which operates the rides and games at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Harley James, owner of the Hot Wisconsin Cheese trailer at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, talks with host Sheila Selman about returning to the fair and how COVID impacted his business.
Elkhart County 4-H Fair General Manager Miranda Muir chats with host Sheila Selman aboout her year-long role at the Elkhart County Fair, her lifelong love of fairs and what it took to bring this year's fair to fruition.
Elkhart County 4-H Fair parade director Boyd Smith talks with host Sheila Selman about Sunday's fair parade. Smith has been the parade director for 18 years.
Host Sheila Selman talks with Kristy Ambrosen of the Elkhart County Fair Corp. and Jenny Weldy with Goshen Home Care & Hospice about Hometown Heroes Day at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair taking place Saturday, July 24. Veterans and first responders can enter free and activities will be taking place all day long.
Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board President Trent Hostetler chats with host Sheila Selman about this year's fair, charging for grandstand seating, and how the pandemic affected the fair financially.
Host Sheila Selman is joined by Elkhart County Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait and division manager Melanie Sizemore for an update on COVID-19, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair and to talk about a new state initiative, My Healthy Baby, plus WIC and Healthy Babies.
Eric Kurtz, executive director of MCC Great Lakes, Goshen, talks with host Sheila Selman about the refugee relief work MCC is doing across the world, their work at the Mexican-U.S. border and the announcement that the Mennonite Relief Sale is a go for this year, Sept. 24-25. For those interested in taking a borderlands tour, contact Kurtz at's website is
How are vaccinations going in Elkhart County? Dr. Bethany Wait gives us an update, plus she talks about infection rates. We are joined this week as well by Hassen Hakim, the pharmacist and owner of Seifert Drug in Elkhart and Wakarusa, who has been taking teams to factories and companies to vaccinate employees.
Elkhart County Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait speaks with host Sheila Selman about the launch of a vaccination campaign in Elkhart County.
State Sen. Blake Doriot joins host Sheila Selman to talk about the 2021 legislative session, including his take on bills involving emergency powers of the governor and local health officers.Contact information for Sen. Doriot: email,; phone, 317-232-9808.Note: The pregnancy accommodation law will go into effect July 1, 2021. This law applies to companies with 15 or more employees.
The pandemic cut many people off from normal personal interactions, so two local women decided to start a book business to make women feel connected to each other. Maija Walter Stutsman and Aleah Dechant operate Shelfrighteous Book Box, a quarterly book subscription service that also includes an online book club. They even have boxes for youth. Listen in as they talk with host Sheila Selman about their venture.
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