Sunday, November 23, 2014

 American Countryside Farmer's Market was one of the most significant development efforts on S.R. 19 south in recent years, but it closed in Sept. 2010 due to slow business. The building remains unused on Nov. 21, 2014.


This week, our readers asked why there are so few restaurants, stores and places of entertainment along S.R. 19 south. Here’s the answer, as well as a glimpse into the area’s future.

Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 12:58 p.m.
 Elkhart and Baugo Township firefighters respond to a silo fire Saturday night, Nov. 22, at a Rieth-Riley Construction Company asphalt plant at the 2500 block of Lusher Avenue in Elkhart. The far left silo caught on fire earlier this evening.

The fire was called in at 6:19 p.m., according to emergency dispatchers.

J. C. Lee

Updated at 8:39 p.m.
 Cuauhtemoc Martinez, looks on as he waits for information on his birth records at the Padre Chava migrant shelter Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Tijuana, Mexico. Recently deported from Salt Lake City, Martinez has struggled to track down any records of his birth in Mexico, which he needs for identification and to apply for jobs in Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

President Barack Obama announced changes to the U.S. immigration system Thursday, Nov. 21, which will allow up to 5 million undocumented immigrants around the country to remain legally and work here.

Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 12:17 p.m.
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 Notre Dame'€™s Jaylon Smith (38) keeps focused on Louisville quarterback Reggie Bonnafon as he tries to get around John Miller (70) during first half action on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. The Cardinals beat the Fighting Irish 31-28 during their final home game of the season.
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Not much good can come out of a three-game slide, but there’s still hope for Notre Dame’s future.

 Fabiola Sewell warms her hands outside the Goshen Salvation Army on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Sewell, who works at Heart City Health Center, was one of about 15 people who participated in this year's Box City event, which was in Goshen this year.
Posted 2 hours ago

A group of more than 20 camped outside the Salvation Army, building homes out of cardboard boxes. 

 Edwardsburg senior Dustin Vires warms up prior to the MHSAA Division 4 football semifinals at Dungy Field in Jackson on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Vires ran for four touchdowns in a 50-48 loss to Grand Rapids South Christian.
Posted at 7:49 p.m.

Grand Rapids South Christian tops the Eddies 50-48 for a berth in the MHSAA Division 4 high school football championship game.

 Notre Dame wide receiver Amir Carlisle (3) returns a kickoff in the first half against Louisville Saturday, Nov. 22.
Posted at 7:02 p.m.

Notre Dame drops its third game in a row with 31-28 loss to Louisville Saturday, Nov. 22.

 Memorial head coach Bill Roggeman looks to his team, celebrating a Crimson Chargers touchdown in the first quarter against Clay on Sept. 26, 2014, at Charger Field.  Roggeman stepped down as EMHS head coach Friday, Nov. 21.
Posted at 5:55 p.m.

After three seasons, Bill Roggeman resigned his Elkhart Memorial football head coaching position after a 5-25 record.

 Ruby Holt, a 100-year-old Tennessee native, sits in a wheelchair looking out at the ocean for the first time in her life Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Orange Beach, Ala. The Brookdale Senior Living and Wish of a Lifetime organizations provided Holt a wish of her choice. She chose to see the ocean for the first time.
Posted at 5:43 p.m.

In commemoration of National Adoption Day in Elkhart County juvenile court, families and news media were given the rare chance to document adoption proceedings, and a 100-year-old Tennessee woman sees the ocean for the first time.

 Concord senior Filip Serwatka poses for a photo on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Concord.
Posted at 2:27 p.m.

Three starters return in Filip Serwatka, Danny McMahon and Brett Austin, while Steve Austin becomes the dean of Elkhart County coaches.

 Elkhart Memorial senior wrestler Tony Vaughn grapples with junior Ronnie Longbrake during practice on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Memorial in Elkhart. Indiana Mat magazine ranked Vaughn No. 8 in its preseason rankings the 138 weight class. Last year he finished his season with a 26-7 record and lost in the first round of the 2014 IHSAA State Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 2:09 p.m.

Tony Vaughn was an IHSAA state finalist at 126 pounds in 2013-14. 

Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

The buck was one of three deer that tried to enter a Wal-Mart in Hammond. The animal died after police used their Tasers on it several times.

 This Oct. 27, 2014, file photo shows barbecue spiced turkey in Concord, N.H.
Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 11:41 a.m.

Community blogger Angela Bell shared some simple tips for making your Thanksgiving celebration environmentally friendly.

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