Sunday, September 21, 2014

 This busy stretch of S.R. 19, south of Mishawaka Road, is one of three areas where residents are challenging the city of Elkhart's plan to annex by filing lawsuits. This property is part of area 7.

Homeowners hope to stop city annexation plans in areas to the north, west and south of the city.

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 1:46 p.m.
 Memorial senior Dustin Ellsworth, 17, gives a strong extended handshake to offensive line coach Dan Loth after practice on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Memorial. Dustin, who has autism, started his football career with the Crimson Chargers as a student manager his freshman year and has played on the team for the last three.

Dustin Ellsworth, a Crimson Charger senior, works hard, doesn’t complain and revels his high school football teammates.

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 11:37 a.m.
 Workers from Midland Engineering, South Bend, apply a waterproofing sealant to the new sculpture at the Civic Plaza in this file photograph from Sept. 23, 1990. The sealant was needed before the fountain could be put into operation.

For this week’s Ask the Truth, readers wanted to know why the fountain in downtown Elkhart isn’t operating. Read on to find out why.

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 10:09 a.m.
 NorthWood sophomore Alex Brovont performs
Posted 8 minutes ago

Seventeen high schools converged onto Concord High School's campus for the 33rd annual Concord Marching Band Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 20. 

 Kim Mishler (left) Adam Schlemmer and dog Nic walk along the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail near C.R. 28 during the Maple City Walk, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Walk featured 6.25 mile, half marathon and full marathon distances this year.
Posted at 6:55 p.m.

125 people walked one of three distances.

 Concord Junior High student Miguel Reyes, 13, and the Concord High Minutemen head toward the sideline after a pre-game huddle Friday, Sept. 19.
Posted at 5:40 p.m.

The only team color that mattered at Jake Field Friday night was “Mighty Miguel” blue as 13-year-old Miguel Reyes took the field

 Goshen homeowners may face having to pay a fine if the city passes an ordinance that prohibits the storage of certain items outside a house.
Posted at 5:05 p.m.

The Goshen city council has been looking for ways deter residents and homeowners from negatively impacting the appearance of their neighborhoods.

 Council members David Henke and Tonda Hines are silhouetted Thursday night against the harsh early evening sunlight that streams in through four large windows in the council chambers. Each window has a blind, but it's not very effective.
Posted at 4:49 p.m.

Bright sunshine among numerous other tidbits recapped from city budget sessions.

 The National Weather Service Northern Indiana has issued a severe thunderstorm warning Saturday, Sept. 20.
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 4:03 p.m.

The warning ended at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana’s hazardous weather outlook continues to be in effect.

 The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department alleges 28-year-old Zachary Springer called in a threat to Wawasee High School to distract law enforcement while he robbed a Key Bank on S.R. 13.
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 2:49 p.m.

A Warsaw man allegedly made a threatening phone call to Wawasee High School to distract law enforcement during a robbery at Key Bank in North Webster.

 Phyllis Herczeg stands near a collection of her students' work in her Elkhart home Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Herczeg retired from Elkhart Community Schools this year after nearly 40 years teaching.
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 2:20 p.m.

Retiring teachers look back on a career of helping kids, a Concord High flutist marches despite physical challenges and more uplifting news

 Joe Bock, Democratic hopeful for the 2nd District U.S. House seat is shown here Thursday, Sept. 11 in Elkhart.
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 1:34 p.m.

Rochester High School students asked the two to take part in a debate at the school. Bock’s said yes, Walorski has yet to respond.

 Wallace Henderson (right) and Miguel Reyes pose for a portrait at Reyes' home Saturday, Sept. 20, in Elkhart.
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 1:21 p.m.

13-year-old Miguel Reyes, an Elkhart teenager fighting a brain tumor, will get tickets to the matchup between his favorite Chicago Bears and the Atlanta Falcons.

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