Friday, July 25, 2014

 Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore, right, after digging up dirt with other city officials on July 25, 2014, to mark the start of work to install a huge underground sewage holding tank. The tank will help prevent untreated storm water from being dumped into waterways here.

The tank is being installed in downtown Elkhart and will cause traffic and parking disruptions on Waterfall Drive, Lexington Avenue and Jackson Boulevard.

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 Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, east of Goshen.

Some churches affirm such unions, others maintain that Mennonite standards sanction only heterosexual unions.

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 Audrey Wenger lines up a throw Thursday evening during the horseshoe pitching contest at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair in Goshen.

Audrey Wenger of Goshen picked up the sport at the age of 70 and loves competing at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

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 Caleb Kauffman, 16, left, smiles as he talks with Jesi Roan, 15, as they lounge around the Swine Barn on auction day at the Elkhart  County 4-H Fair Friday, July 25, 2014. The fair winds down for the 4-H'ers with the auctions for the livestock. Kauffman shows hogs and Roan shows horses.
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4-Hers are busy with the livestock auctions around the fairground Friday, July 25, as other fairgoers continue to find the fun in other areas like the Farmer to Market driving course and chasing after the well-dressed geese.

 Jamie McBride holds her rabbit and waits for her turn in the rabbit auction at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Friday, July 25, 2014. The fair winds down for the 4-H'ers with the auctions for the livestock.
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The Elkhart County 4-H Fair’s livestock auction is a huge event and the final event for many 4-H kids. Here’s how it works. 

 The 2014 Senior Queen Rosalie Bontrager, waves to the crowd after being crowned at the grandstand Friday, July 18, 2014.
Posted at 3:53 p.m.

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair’s 2014 Senior Queen brings her love of people to her new job as fair royalty. 

 Jeff Thomas (left) and Gary Stieglitz (right) stand where their brewhouse will be located.
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Work is underway to get Thomas Stieglitz Brewing Co. up and running in downtown Goshen. Read on for more information about the beers that will be served and the brewers behind them.

 Kate Jones talks to Marcie TerBush at the 50th annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 in Nappanee, Ind. The 2013 festival will be Aug. 1-4, 2013. (Truth Photo By Evey Wilson)
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The jam-packed event brings in nearly 60,000 visitors each year.

 The city of Goshen will begin collecting brush on Monday, July 28.
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The city of Goshen has scheduled its monthly brush pickup for July 28. 

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If you didn’t get up in time to hear Tommie Lee’s recap of our top local stories, no worries – you can listen here. 

 Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly runs onto the field as the team runs a scrimmage outdoors Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Posted at 11:44 a.m.

The Irish kick off pre-season camp Monday, Aug. 4.

 Destinee Boutwell attempts to show a cat as cat judge Barb Dunker watches Thursday during the 2014 Small Animal Round Robin Showmanship cometition at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair in Goshen. Boutwell was awarded reserve grand champion.
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Check out our photos from the small and large animal round robin showmanship contests, which vied species against each another for the title of grand champion. 

 Brooke Wilson
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 6:04 a.m.

Former NorthWood teacher is given a trial date, the 'Elkhart 4' will be the subject of Saturday’s 'Nightline Prime’ episode and three other stories to start your Friday. 


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