Thursday, July 24, 2014
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 In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 photo, Babar Suleman and son Haris Suleman, 17, stand next to their plane at an airport in Greenwood, Ind. before taking off for an around-the-world flight. On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, a single-engine plane with two aboard crashed in waters off American Samoa, with a registration number matching the plane flown by the Indiana teen attempting to fly around the world in 30 days. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Robert Scheer)

Teen pilot seeking record for around-the-world flight dies in ocean crash, father missing.

Updated at 4:04 p.m.
 Zoey Kehler, 2, smiles as officials measure her frog's leap in the frog jump contest at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The fairgrounds was busy with plenty of games and competitions as part of Kids Day.

We asked kids to imitate fair animals — the results were positively adorable.


Posted at 4:51 p.m.
 Political commentator Bill Maher has his eyes on U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski as part of his Flip a District campaign. She's one of 16, all Republicans, on the list for possible targeting ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Photo is a screen grab from the YouTube video of the June 25, 2014,

The liberal commentator’s Flip a District campaign aims to unseat a Republican incumbent in November elections.


Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.
 Police say a woman abducted her 5 year old daughter in Kosciusko County on Sunday, April 13, 2014, and led police on a chase into Michigan.
Posted at 8:31 p.m.

Concord and Harrison Township Fire Departments are responding to a fire on Garver Avenue.

 Lukas Stoltzfus, 9, builds a tower at the ETHOS Science Center tent Wednesday, July 23. The tent offered a variety of fun science experiments for kids.
Posted at 7:46 p.m.

Kids flocked to the ETHOS Science Center tent throughout the day Wednesday for a variety of hands-on experiments.

 The 2014 Cass County (Mich.) 4-H Fair opens on July 27.
Posted at 7:00 p.m.

Highlights from the annual event’s one-week run include a demolition derby, a tractor pull and children-oriented activities.

 Jerry Thacker, Superintendent of Penn-Harris-Madison Schools
Posted at 6:48 p.m.

The policy applies to individual classrooms and buildings. 

 Anna, Lydia and Mary Smucker color butterflies with the Purdue Extension master gardeners at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Master gardeners set up activities to get kids interested in gardening.
Posted at 5:59 p.m.

In addition to playing with the kids, the master gardeners offered a few tips on gardening with children.

 Leah Jennings, 18, plants a smooch on her llama, Winter Coal. She's been caring for him since he was 4 months old and says they have a great relationship.
Posted at 5:53 p.m.

Leah Jennings says her relationship with her llama, Winter Coal, is built on respect, love and friendship.

 Teddy Evans, 6, gives an enthusiastic wave to onlookers on the ground as he rides the planes and helicopters ride on the midway at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Wednesday was busy on the midway as it was Kids Day.
Posted at 5:09 p.m.

View a gallery of photos from families having fun at Kids Day at the fair.

 Two adjacent houses on South Second Street were reviewed by a hearing officer Wednesday, July 23. The house on the left, 1032 S. Second St., is being repaired, according to the owner. The owner of  the other house, 1034 S. Second St., did not attend the meeting, and a demolition order was issued.
Posted at 4:54 p.m.

Hearing officer reviewed 10 cases referred from building commissioner Wednesday.

Posted at 4:34 p.m.

Annie Garau ditches cosmetics for a year to focus on what lies within. 

 In this file photo, Open Arms Childcare and Preschool Ministry students play on a playground at the Division Street school in Elkhart in 2008.
Posted at 2:51 p.m.

The United Way of Elkhart County recently gave Early Childhood Alliance a $27,100 grant to embark on a project to improve and expand child care in Elkhart County.

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