Thursday, July 24, 2014

 (From top left)Levi Sparks, Blake Layman, Anthony Sharp and Jose Quiroz were sentenced to 45 to 55 years in prison after being convicted of felony murder.

ABC’s “Nightline Prime” will examine the “Elkhart 4” felony murder case in an episode airing on Saturday, July 26.

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 In this archive photo from April 1, 2014, Goshen College student Ryan Smith looks at the message on his t-shirt, meant as a show of support for the school's employment policy that says sex should only be between married heterosexual couples. Goshen College is a Mennonite institution and debate is growing in the church about same-sex marriage. The issue figured in Clinton Frame Mennonite Church's recent decision to cut ties with the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference.

Clinton Frame Mennonite Church cited several reasons for leaving the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference, including other congregations’ acceptance of same-sex marriage.

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 Kyle T. Papa, 23, faces several charges related to an accident that killed 24-year-old Amanda Ezra

Kyle T. Papa faces five charges related to the June 15 death of Amanda Ezra in an Osceola drunken driving crash.

Posted 42 minutes ago
 Ray Defrates' stands by his booth Wednesday, July 23, at the Elkhart County 4-H fairgrounds. Defrates guesses the age, birth month or weight of fairgoers. If he's wrong, the fairgoers win a prize.
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Ray Defrates has been guessing fairgoers' ages, birth months and weight for almost 20 years at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

 A race worker sweeps the track before the next competitor starts a heat of the tractor pull at the Strongman Competition at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 19, 2014. Competitors compete at pulling a tractor, throwing heavy logs, carrying kegs up a steep hill as well as an obstacle course.
Posted 37 minutes ago

Elkhart County 4-H Fair medics typically worry about people getting too hot when they visit the fair. That hasn't been as much of a problem this year.

 Truth Radio 1340 will launch on Monday, May 5, 2014.
Posted 40 minutes ago

Dan Spalding of The Elkhart Truth and Lt. Cindy Kilgore of the South Bend police talk current events.

 Firefighters were called to a Mishwaka business on fire around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, July 23.
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Investigators say an early morning fire at a Mishawaka business may have been intentionally set.

 This article from the July 28, 1970, edition of The Elkhart Truth details information from the annual fair queen contest. Cheryl Landaw was crowned the 1970 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen.
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Join us as we travel back in time to see what the fair was like in 1970.

 Ellie Lengacher showed the calf pictured at the 4-H fair this year. She won senior showmanship, first in her class and medium weight champion.
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Ellie Lengacher, who shows calves at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, says 4-H is about learning responsibility, building community and supporting fellow participants. 

 The crowd at the Bridges Out Of Poverty Hispanic
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Recently, a group of women graduated from a YWCA program aimed at teaching them to achieve their goals and escape poverty. Read on for more information about the class and how you can get involved in ones like it. 

 Fair goers arrived early at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tuesday, July 22, 2014 for the second Senior Day. Activities from harness racing to a senior talent competition, Senior Citizens cookie baking contest and other events were planned for the over 60 crowd.
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Fair goers shouldn’t be alarmed when the new tornado sirens go off Thursday afternoon, July 24 — it’s just a test.

 Universal Baseball Association attendees (from left) Cappy Gagnon, Punch Shaw, Luke Saiisbury, Mary Lynch, Larry Roth, Cliff Otto and Ed Goldstein visit the home dugout during a tour of Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, N.M.
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The 24th Universal Baseball Association trip lands in New Mexico.

 Kody Stutzman channels Javert at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair youth talent show with
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Organizers for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair youth talent contest are asking more local teens to join the competition.


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