Tuesday, July 29, 2014

 A Boy Scout found several potted marijuana plants in a Goshen park Monday morning, July 28, 2014.

A Goshen Boy Scout working on his Eagle Scout project discovered several potted marijuana plants growing in Abshire Park Monday morning.

Posted at 7:37 a.m.
 Ricky Hester, seen here, is accused to possessing and distributing child pornography. He was indicted on child pornography charges in June 2014.

A 23-year-old Granger man was charged with possessing and distributing child pornography after a months-long investigation.

Posted at 6:57 a.m.
 The participants in the Latina version of the YWCA in Elkhart County's Bridges out of Poverty program discuss the transition to life here. From left are Ofelia Perez and Isabel Mancilla, both of Elkhart; Araceli and Jazmin Garcia, sisters from Goshen; and Claudia Diaz of Osceola. All originally come from Mexico.

A new YWCA program aims to help them with the transition, providing a boost in self-esteem and more.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 2:50 p.m.
 I will remember each moment.
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Due to family health issues, Kari Horton is leaving Heartland Small Animal Rescue. In her final community blog post, she shares the invaluable things she’s learned being part of an organization that saves lives. 

Posted at 8:20 a.m.

Indiana State Police were on the scene of an overturned semi truck blocking both lanes of eastbound traffic on the Indiana Toll Road.

 A 15 year old male told police that a man exposed himself to him Saturday, July 26, in a restroom at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, according to a report from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.
Posted at 6:03 a.m.

A new, year-old YWCA program in Elkhart County helps Latina newcomers settle into the area, the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department investigates a report of a flasher at the 4-H fair and more.

 Twin brothers Marcus (24) and Scott (3) Moore during their senior seasons in 2007-08 on the Grace College basketball team. Marcus was named head coach at Jimtown High on Monday, July 28. (Photo Supplied)
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:13 p.m.

Part of a family of coaches, the Jimmies will be his first high school head coaching post. He played in the 4A state title game in 2004, the same year Jimtown won the 2A crown.

 In this file photo, Woodland Elementary School kindergarten student Nevaeh Olsen, left, listens as classmate Jaelyn Allen reads a book outloud during class Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Goshen Community Schools will allow teachers to take a more
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:09 p.m.

Goshen Schools made some changes to student assessments after considering feedback from teachers and parents. 

 Army veteran Eugene Zimmerman smiles as he checks out following an appointment Thursday at the new Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic on Western Avenue in South Bend. Zimmerman and his wife, Bonnie, traveled from their home in Bremen to the new facility.
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 8:34 p.m.

Veterans’ desired appointment times were commonly altered to make wait times look better, according to a release from the federal agency.

 Center for Healing and Hope Executive Director, Clare Kraybill, accepts a check for $25,000 from Bill Rieth, President of the United Way of Elkhart County.
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:42 p.m.

The Center for Healing and Hope is working to fund a staff nurse practitioner.

 65,000 chickens died in a structure fire Monday, July 28, in Warsaw. The birds are not pictured.
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:42 p.m.

The birds were four weeks away from laying eggs.

 Evansville-based Old National Bank, with a branch in downtown Elkhart, is buying Grand Rapids-based Founders Bank & Trust.
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:41 p.m.

The deal helps the Evansville-based bank push further into Michigan.

 This screenshot of a Google Map shows the approximate boundaries of the Orchard Subdivision. Residents have asked the city to extend water and sewer services to their home.
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:40 p.m.

Failing septic systems in the area just outside of Goshen have plagued residents for decades.


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