Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers talks about staffing and pay structure issues during an interview in his office Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Sheriff's Department is facing a potential staffing shortage due to uncompetitive wages with other employers in the county. Rogers brought his concerns before the county council during a meeting last week.

Wages for county corrections and patrol officers are among the lowest in the area, and many employees are leaving to find better paying jobs. 

Sarah Duis
Posted 2 hours ago
 Bob and Carolyn Zook pose for a photograph Tuesday April 15, 2014, in front of the foundation of the elder care home they are building in a west Goshen neighborhood.

Senior co-housing is one way to address the aging Baby Boomer generation. A Goshen couple is creating the house that will be the first of its kind in Elkhart County.

Jeff Parrott
Posted at 6:20 p.m.

Currently a member of the Denver Broncos practice squad, Palmer has plans for his future.

Bill Beck
Posted at 4:20 p.m.
 Marian was a 13-3 winner of South Bend Adams in boys lacrosse on Wednesday, April 16.
Posted 10 minutes ago

Voelker adds four assists as Knights improve to 3-3.

 From left Warsaw's Mallory Hooks and Concord's Sara Zelaya compete in the 4x800m relay. NorthWood hosted Concord and Warsaw girls' track and field in Napanee on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
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Sierra Moore grabbed four blue ribbons for the Crimson Chargers.

 Jordan Burt in 2008 with the Concord Minutemen. (Truth Photo By Anthony Anderson)
Posted 1 hour ago

He debuted in the backfield for the Carolina RailHawks on April 12 in Indianapolis.

 A Rieth-Riley Construction worker uses heavy machinery to break up concrete in the northbound lanes of S.R. 19 between Lusher Avenue and the railroad underpass Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The work, one of several Indiana Department of Transportation projects this construction season, is the final leg of the overall upgrade to the heavily traveled roadway. Traffic can travel in both directions, but in one lane only.
Posted 1 hour ago

The ongoing upgrades of S.R. 19 and U.S. 20 are perhaps the most visible INDOT projects, but they're not the only ones.

 The Harlem Ambassadors will bring their high-flying act to Elkhart Memorial High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, to supports the school's Dollars for Scholars program. (Photo Supplied)
Posted 1 hour ago

Evening of family fun planned to raise money for school's Dollars for Scholars program.

 Matt Sanders is a parenting expert from Australia who will be speaking in Goshen.
Posted 1 hour ago

Matt Sanders, a clinical psychologist from Australia, will be visiting Goshen to speak at events organized by Horizon Education Alliance and CAPS. There's no cost to attend the events, where Sanders will be sharing parenting tips.

 An adult prom event raised $50,000 for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Posted 2 hours ago

Organizers of this first-time event were happily surprised when the adult prom raised $50,000 for land development.

 This Dec. 7, 2011, file photo, shows customers shopping at a Costco, in Portland, Ore. The South Bend Tribune reported on April 16, 2014, that Mishawaka's plan commission has approved the final site plans for a Costco store to be built in the city. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Posted at 8:04 p.m.

The city's plan commission called a special meeting on Wednesday, April 16, to meet with a Costco representative and vote on the final site plan for a store and gas station in the city.

 A robot pulls under a helicopter as it works the natural disaster scenario during competition at the Lego League ETHOS qualifying tournament at Memorial High School on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Thirty-six teams from the area expended a lot of energy cheering and watching as the robots they made of Legos attempted the competition scenario of responding to a natural disaster.
Posted at 6:42 p.m.

Notre Dame will be celebrating National Robotics Week on Sunday, April 27. At the event, you'll have the chance to see robots that interact with people, play football and event fly.

Posted at 6:13 p.m.

Tyrone Winkleman faces up to 150 years of imprisonment. He'll be sentenced Thursday, April 17.

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