Wednesday, July 23, 2014

 Tim Dawson, head football coach at Concord High School, addresses the Indiana North squad after the Grange Insurance All-Star game Friday, July 18 in Indianapolis.

Concord High School’s dean of students and head football coach turns to the game in the face of adversity, Elkhart County makes alternative plans to increase the quality of pre-K education and three other stories to start your day. 

Posted at 11:32 p.m.
 MedFlight was called to the scene of a crash involving a car and a motorcycle Tuesday afternoon, July 22.

The man wasn’t wearing a helmet and was operating a motorcycle without a motorcycle endorsement.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:23 p.m.
 Two residents concerned about annexation of area 10 lean in toward  revised map Monday night after council agreed to consider revisions. Ultimately, the proposal died.

One proposal was defeated after strong opposition from residents and concerns about transparency.

Posted at 4:00 a.m.
 Charles Ray Eubanks, Jr. of Cassopolis was charged with assault with intent to murder and assault with a deadly weapon in the stabbing of a Dowagiac man.
Posted 39 minutes ago

Charles Ray Eubanks, Jr., is charged with assault with intent to murder and assault with a deadly weapon for stabbing a Dowagiac man on Sunday.

 The Swon Brothers played a concert at the grandstand at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Tuesday, July 2, 2014.
Posted 1 hour ago

Danielle Bradbery, winner of “The Voice” in 2013 and third-place finishers The Swon Brothers both performed at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. See all the up-close photos here.

 Grady Galbreath gets very close to his frog and blows on it trying to get it to take a leap during the Frog Jump contest at Kids Day at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
Posted 2 hours ago

If you plan to attend today, here are some of the activities going on that you may want to catch.

 Gary Gardner will be principal at Osolo Elementary, starting in the 2014-15 school year.
Posted at 8:45 p.m.

Both Mary Beck and Osolo Elementary schools in Elkhart will have new leaders in the coming school year.

 Veterinarian Karin Jensen draws blood from Smart Move during harness racing competition Tuesday, July 22, at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Posted at 7:24 p.m.

Veterinarian Karin Jensen and Indiana Horse Racing Commission coordinator summer intern Gabrielle Nelson key figures in the test barn at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

 Don Eash, left, drives Cutie Palone to a win in the 3 year-old Filly Pace 3rd Division race. The final day of harness racing at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair heated up the track and fans in the grandstand as summer weather returned to Goshen Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 6:41 p.m.

Horse blankets pile up for Don and Rosie Eash, former Goshen residents who now reside in Greenfield.

 In this file photo, Adrian Cox, right, holds a yellow block to his nose and looks down a string at other blocks reporting the colors to Elkhart Area Career Center student and helper Brittany Vandemark during a preschool workshop at Woodland Elementary School Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Gov. Mike Pence announced Tuesday, July 22, 2014 that Elkhart County is not one of the five Indiana counties that will receive financial assistance for pre-K programs.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 6:34 p.m.

Five Indiana counties are getting part of the $10 million Indiana set aside for pre-K assistance. Elkhart County was a finalist but didn't make the final cut.

 Peggy Malott, second from right, of Goshen maps out her day with friends at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Tuesday was the second Senior Day and many senior citizens attended the fair to spend time at harness racing, visiting the barns and watching a senior talent competition.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 6:07 p.m.

Tuesday was the second senior citizen day at Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

 Avery Hess, 6, pets one of her cousins lambs as she visits the Sheep Barn at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Livestock judging kept 4-H'ers busy on Tuesday.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 6:03 p.m.

It’s Senior Citizens day at the fair with plenty of activities for seniors. Harness racing concluded with races at the grandstand and 4-H’ers continued showing their livestock.

 Bicyclists ride past the main entrance to the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds on Friday morning, July 18, 2014. A group of about 40 rode to the fair from downtown Goshen along a new section of Goshen bike trails.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 5:53 p.m.

The completion of the Monroe Street Trail could bring more bike traffic to the fair.

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