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.
 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.
 A total of 52 people were reported arrested in Elkhart County from Sept. 8 to Sept. 13, 2014.

Preliminary charges include possession of marijuana, false informing and driving while suspended with a prior infraction.

Posted at 8:00 a.m.
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 A strong wind blows flames from two bins containing American flags as heat rises from the fire at the end of a flag retirement ceremony at the Bristol American Legion Post 143 Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The post performs a structured protocol to properly retire old flags.
Posted 2 hours ago

Check out images from a recent flag burning ceremony, high school soccer and golf matches and Elkhart’s RV Open House.

 Elkhart resident Dave Rowe, right, talks to Carl Long, center, as a strong wind unfurls a flag behind them as they wait for the start of the annual flag retirement ceremony at the Bristol American Legion Post 143 Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Barb Long is at left.
Posted at 8:41 a.m.

Unserviceable American Flags were collected from the Elkhart and Bristol areas and burned in an honorary retirement ceremony on Saturday.

 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.
Posted at 7:30 a.m.

Did you know that the fountain in Elkhart’s Civic Plaza hasn’t been open this week? Find out why and catch up on other top stories.

 NorthWood sophomore Alex Brovont performs
Posted at 4:00 a.m.

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 on Sept. 20, 2014 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 on Sept. 20, 2014 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 on Sept. 20, 2014 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.

 Johnny Riblet reacts as a chair lift dips him into the waters of the Pierre Moran Pool in Elkhart Thursday. Also pictured are Donna Belusar, president of ADEC, (left) and Kim Williams, an employee of ADEC (right). The Elkhart parks department unveiled several pieces of equipment designed to assist people with disabilities.
Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

We define ourselves as a community by the care we show for those most in need our help - so why would the Elkhart County Council consider cutting funding to an organization that serves Elkhart County’s disabled people?

 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 on Sept. 20, 2014 at 4:49 p.m.

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

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