Saturday, April 19, 2014

 Andy Williams of Middlebury after he finished the 2013 Boston Marathon. Despite last year's finish line bombing tragedy, Williams will run on Monday, April 21.

Area runners recount how their 2013 Boston Marathon experience affected them as runners and as people. 

Anthony Anderson
Posted on April 19, 2014 at 12:15 a.m.
 Ephram Lake, 9, suffered a concussion when he was injured in an incident at Concord South Side Elementary in Elkhart on April 15, 2014. Photographed at the Lakes' home in Elkhart on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Readers took to social media and our website to discuss a "playground scuffle" at Concord South Side Elementary which left one student with a concussion, Goshen City Council approving an urban chicken ordinance and three other stories.

J. C. Lee
Posted 36 minutes ago
 Saul Mendoza, 9, watches as volunteer Jane Short helps adjust his saddle Wednesday April 16, at LoveWay Inc. in Middlebury. LoveWay, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding services to people with special needs.

Potholes may cost the city of Elkhart an additional $2 million in road repairs, a mysterious wall painting was discovered at Goshen's Hawks Furniture building and three other stories to start your day.

J. C. Lee
Posted on April 19, 2014 at 3:03 a.m.
 Goshen's Deja Felder (23) drives on Northridge's Morgan Miller (14) on Feb. 15, 2014, during the sectional final at Northridge. Felder has signed to continue her basketball career with IU Kokomo.
Posted 2 hours ago

Deja Felder, who scored 43 points in one game, earned all-Northern Lakes Conference honors for coach Lenny Krebs' Redskins for the second time and is now heading to a brand-new NCAA Division II program.

 Pictured is a great horned owl. In March 2012, Simmons illegally killed and took great horned owls and red-tailed hawks, both of which are migratory birds native to the United States protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Posted 2 hours ago

Ronald Simmons, 44, had previously pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor offense of taking, killing or possessing migratory birds.

 A pitcher and mug of beer rest on the bar at McKee's Pub in Goshen on May 4, 2010. The cheap beers of choice in northern Indiana are Schlitz, Goose Island and Saranac, according to University of Kentucky geographer Matthew Zook.
Posted 2 hours ago

A geographer from the University of Kentucky has released a map that identifies the alcoholic preferences of different states using Twitter.

 Elkhart residents Jim and Joan Strati pose for a portrait in front of a collection of family photos in their home Friday, April 18, 2014. The Stratis are preparing to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary. They offer
Posted 2 hours ago

The key to a long marriage? The couple said it's all about working together. 

 Indiana state representative Rebecca Kubacki, District 22, Friday, March 7, 2014.  Photographed at the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Third House meeting.
Posted at 10:07 a.m.

Incumbent Rebecca Kubacki, challenged in the GOP primary by Curt Nisly, blasts the "despicable" tone of the race.

 Frank Lucchese is the incumbent in the upcoming Elkhart County Commissioner race. If elected, he will enter his third four-year term.
Posted on April 19, 2014 at 3:17 a.m.

Frank Lucchese is up for re-election this year. He'll be challenged by Rick Easton, a political newcomer and engineer for the Elkhart County Highway Department.

 Northridge High School has a new principal.
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:27 p.m.

Andrew Wood, who is an assistant principal at Fort Wayne Snider High School, will start at Northridge this fall.

 Prairie View Elementary students Erika Moyer, 9, gets a high five from volunteer Teresa Jenkins after her weekly ride at LoveWay Inc. in Middlebury.
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:10 p.m.

The Middlebury nonprofit LoveWay Inc. uses horseback riding and equestrian care as a type of therapy for people with special needs.

 In this Feb. 1, 2011 photo, Harborside Health Center employee Gerard Barber stands behind medical marijuana clone plants at Harborside Health Center in Oakland, Calif. A new study shows that Indiana had the second highest marijuana arrest rate compared to surrounding states in 2012.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 5:27 p.m.

A new study shows that Indiana had the second highest marijuana arrest rate compared to surrounding states in 2012.

 Zamale Davis, 19, was arrested by the FBI and U.S. Marshal's service at 7:10 a.m. in South Bend, in connection with the robbery at Key Bank, 121 E. Vistula St., on Aug. 7, 2013.
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 5:21 p.m.

Zamale Davis, 19, was arrested following an investigation by the FBI and Bristol Police. 

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