Wednesday, July 30, 2014

 A bicyclist travels west past a parked car on Beardsley Avenue as motorists drive around him Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The city of Elkhart is considering an ordinance stating that motorists must give cyclists a three-foot buffer zone as they pass bike riders.

Bike buffer advocates touting statistics in effort to pass city ordinance.

Posted at 4:44 p.m.
 This undated file photo shows Jason Ridge (left) making a point to an official during a game at NorthWood while he was Northridge High School boys basketball coach. Ridge says his 8-year-old son, Marcus, is named after Marcus Moore, who was named Jimtown coach on July 28, 2014.

Marcus Moore, the new coach at Jimtown High School, made a big impact on Jason Ridge at Columbia City.

Posted at 4:39 p.m.

The driver may have had a medical issue that caused him or her to crash through the building.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 7:37 a.m.
 The Marshall County Blueberry Festival may leave Plymouth. It has been held at Centennial Park for almost half a century.
Posted 2 hours ago

The festival has been held in the city for almost half a century.

 The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department has warned area residents of a phone scam offering to lower credit card scores.
Posted at 7:36 p.m.

Scammers have called several area residents using fake caller IDs, offering to lower credit card interest rates.

 See something you recognize? Lost items that were turned into the fair office can be retrieved until Aug. 29. After that, they'll be sent to charity or thrown out.
Posted at 7:34 p.m.

Items turned into the fair office include keys, phones, clothing, bags, shoes and a stroller.

 The summer 2014 edition of I Do magazine features the wedding and engagement stories of six Michiana couples.
Posted at 7:19 p.m.

The Michiana bridal publication is available for Apple, Android and Kindle tablets, featuring local couples as well as trends and tips for couples planning their own weddings.

 Police in St. Joseph County will be conducting sobriety checkpoints Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2.
Posted at 7:17 p.m.

The checkpoints meant to target drunk drivers will be set up Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2.

 U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, right, with Lisa Wilken, who advocates on behalf of military sexual assault victims, in a screen grab from the lawmaker's latest political ad, on YouTube at
Posted at 5:59 p.m.

It’s the second ad of the political season for the GOP lawmaker, seeking her second term.

 Lifeguard Mandolin Belke watches a sparse crowd at Ideal Beach Wednesday afternoon, July 30, 2014. Recent cool temps have kept attendance down at the city park.
Posted at 5:46 p.m.

The coldest July in South Bend records was in 2009. This year’s average temperature is within half a degree.

 Larry Kissinger of Goshen and team
Posted at 5:38 p.m.

The August event will include a beach volleyball tournament, which will take place on Lincoln Avenue next to the courthouse.

 This photo of Isabella having the time of her life was the winner of the 2014 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Digital Pub Photo Contest.
Posted at 4:40 p.m.

The winner will receive a $50 gift card to the Concord Mall.

 Ryan Gortney (center) talks with Kyle Albert (left) and Jim Rogge about tightening a flywheel bolt on a small engine Tuesday, Oct. 8, during a class at the Elkhart Area Career Center. The center received a national award for improving students' performance on reading, mathematics and science tests.
Posted at 4:38 p.m.

Atlanta nonprofit Southern Regional Education Board awarded the area center for improving students’ performance in reading, mathematics and science tests.


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