P.O. Box 255




Saturday December 6, 2014

Elkhart Oglesby Cemetery


REGISTRATION FORM <-- click here


The Elkhart Historical Society is again offering our traditional Christmas Candlelight Service in the Gillett Chapel,  Saturday, December 6, 2014 -  2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm, and 8:00 pm.  Reservations for both the service and dining option must be made by phone 217 947 2238  and the form can be DOWNLOADED HERE, (www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org).   Be sure to call with your reservations starting on November 6, as the services have become so popular, they sell out quickly.  For your convenience,  only one check to the Elkhart Historical Society is necessary, (service,  dining, membership and/or calendar) and mailed to P.O. Box 255 Elkhart, IL  62634 with yourself addressed stamped envelope to insure that you get your tickets by return mail.

In order to keep you advised of programs, we need your email addresses,
as the cost of printing and mailing is becoming cost prohibitive.
  18 Oct., 2014 Courier: Viper Mine debate rages on in Logan County - "not just an Elkhart problem"
13 Oct., 2014 LDN:
Potential new fly ash disposal near Elkhart draws strong opposition
10 Oct., 2014 New Herald News: Zoning Board fails to recommend approval of Arch Coal application
6 Oct., 2014 LDN:
Elkhart residents ask mine representatives about safety measurements & reason for new fly-ash location ... worried about coal slurry effects in ground water & runoff into crop fields
4 Oct., 2014 Feds override North Carolina on draining coal ash dumps ... "Thankfully, EPA has stopped (the state) from disregarding its own permits and from failing to protect North Carolina's rivers and clean water," Holleman said. "This shows once again that North Carolina's citizens cannot count on DENR to protect our communities and clean water."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/illinois-coal-ash_n_5090736.html4 April, 2014  | By TAMMY WEBBER

Illinois Coal Ash Ponds To Come Under Increased Scrutiny After Spills Foul Other States

Fly Ash Operation <-- click here for photos & information



Midwest Living Review

by Karen Sorensen

Thanks to a geographic anomaly created during the Ice Age, Elkhart Hill becomes a stunning sea of bluebells every spring that visitors can tour on just two or three Saturdays in April

AND - dine at WildhareCafe




Past Events

2012          2013          2014





P O Box 255, Elkhart, IL  62634


Dear Members & Friends,

       Our membership continues to be a blessing to us, and allows us to help protect things of value to the community.  We regularly participate in Elkhart events as we

 consider it an important part of being a part of this wonderful village.   Your membership dues and contributions are vital to our efforts. Simply stated, we couldnít do

 much without your support.   If you have never been a member, please consider joining, and receiving a free calendar.  If you donít want to be a member, please consider

 buying a calendar and receiving a free membership.  We also would welcome help in our research and development area for future dinner lectures and calendars, and would

 also welcome anyone willing to serve on our board.  Please call 217 947 2238.  We wish you and your families a joyous New Year filled with happiness!

                           Gillette Ransom            Lisa Pasquesi            Steve and Kathy Thornton                Bill McClain            Bob Neal and Lynne Neal       


To reserve space for a dinner lecture or walk for a group of six or more you may call 217.947.2238 prior to the reservation date noted on the web site.

 Payment will be accepted early for groups of 6+.  Upon confirmation of the reservation, payment must be received by EHS

within SEVEN DAYS or the reservation confirmation date or the tickets will be released.


    Web Site:             http://www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org


Email:             info@elkharthistoricalsociety.org

Village of Elkhart:   www.elkhartillinois.us


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