Wednesday, August 20, 2014

 When visitors check in at Wa-Nee Schools offices, their ID is scanned and a visitors badge sticker with their picture is printed, showing when they arrived and what building they are visiting. This is a new system the school district implemented in the 2014-15 school year.

Every visitor to the school system’s buildings in Nappanee and Wakarusa will need to present an ID for a limited background check, using equipment the district purchased with funds from a Department of Homeland Security school safety grant. 

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 In this file photo from May 6, 2012, Karl Shelly (center), co-pastor of Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen, leads the

The credentials of the Rev. Karl Shelly of Assembly Mennonite Church argues that same-sex unions are “worthy of blessing.”

Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 4:49 p.m.
 Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore, right, listens to speakers during Tuesday's roundtable discussion on violence in Elkhart at Historic Roosevelt Center. He'll address concerns linked to tensions on Garfield Avenue at a news conference Friday, Aug. 22.

The mayor of Elkhart is expected to discuss complaints and possibly ways to improve community relations with police at a news conference on Friday.

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 Marshall King takes on the ice bucket challenge.
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Some Elkhart Truth staff members recently were drenched by buckets of ice water to raise awareness and money for ALS research.

 Everyone has a right to take photographs or record video of law enforcement officials performing their duties, but you have to be responsible.
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Every person has a right to record the police. Here’s what you need to know to responsibly document them through video and photography.

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Incident reports from the Elkhart Police Department from Sunday, Aug. 17, through Wednesday, Aug. 20.

 Truth Radio 1340 will launch on Monday, May 5, 2014.
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Remembering 7-year-old Kristyana Jackson, an editorial on how Elkhart can improve race relations and more. 

 This historic photo is of Grace Lawn Cemetery in Elkhart. The historic cemetery has had problems with restoration and preservation in the past.
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While some cemeteries receive constant care, others are forgotten and left to face the elements. The Elkhart County Historical Museum shared advice for caring for historic cemeteries and will be hosting a presentation on the topic this week.


 Four candidates competing for one position. Having CV in his hand
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We’re giving away a $50 Visa gift card to one lucky person who answers our Jobs Survey.

 City Council president Ron Troyer, pictured in this file photo, is leading an effort to look into code enforcement and rental registration. Councilman David Henke is behind Troyer.
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The City Council president plans to form a task force to look at landlord concerns but Mayor Dick Moore said his administration won’t participate because council has “no credibility” with its task forces. 

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Families approved for Comcast’s Internet Essential program now through Sept. 20 will receive six months of free broadband internet service.

 Middlebury-based Jayco Corp. will build a new 208,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to meet growing demand for this Entegra Coach, a luxury RV, the company announced Wednesday, Aug. 20.
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The company is expanding to help meet the demand for its luxury motorhome.

 Democratic U.S. House hopeful Joe Bock has released his first television ad of the campaign, touting his humanitarian work in disaster zones and vowing to help fix the latest disaster, in Washington, D.C. He's challenging Republican incumbent Jackie Walorski. Photo is a screen grab from the YouTube video of the ad.
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He touts his prior work as a humanitarian worker in disaster zones, contrasting those situations with the state of things in the U.S. He’s challenging Jackie Walorski for her seat.

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